Vietnam among best global destinations for foodies

VOV.VN - Skyscanner, a travel site based in Scotland, has named Vietnam among the world’s six best destinations for food lovers, alongside Mexico, India, Thailand, Nepal, and Singapore.

If you’ve ever tucked into a steaming bowl of pho, you’ll understand why foodie travelers fall in love with Vietnamese cuisine, according to Skyscanner. 

The food is renowned for being simply irresistible, such as fluffy bánh mì stuffed rolls and soft, fresh summer rolls filled with shrimp and mint leaves. In addition, travelers can purchase a perfect bowl of pho for less than £1 with a local beer.

After visitors have raided the street food stalls of Hanoi, they can then take an hour-long domestic flight to the lesser-known food capital of Hoi An, a destination where Chinese, French, and Japanese influences combine to create a unique take on Vietnamese cuisine, the site noted.

Alongside Vietnam, five other countries were also called into the list as great places “without worrying about blowing your budget”.

Mexico topped the list as one of the best countries in the world for its delicious street food. Almost 60% of the Mexican population eats street food at least once per week, spending on average less than £2 each time.

Furthermore, foodies traveling on a budget will be pleased to know that the finest Indian food is generally the best value.

Other cuisines to make the list include Thailand, which has many famous dishes including pad thai, green curry, and massaman curry, as well as Nepal where guests can get addicted to momos - dumplings filled with minced meat, encased in supple dough and steamed and sold for less than £1. This is along with Singapore where a meal of street food typically costs around £3.