Feast your eyes on these foodie walking tours, which reveal the flavors – and culture – of cities from Lisbon to Lima, Havana to Hanoi.
Hanoi has been named among the 20 best food tours around the world, according to a list released by The Guardian, a British daily newspaper.
Once you love Vietnam, you’ll love its food forever, too. Aussie expat Mark Lowerson has loved it for 17 years and, along with partner Vang Cong Tu, navigates plastic-stool eating around town as Hanoi Street Food Tours.
Mark explains color and texture in Vietnamese food, talks of Chinese, French, and American influence on the country’s cuisine, and walks foodies through a wet market glistening with fish, and decodes the food offerings at temples while ambling through holy grounds.
The Guardian advises travelers that after banh da ca (soup made with tea-colored noodles from Haiphong), and banh cuon (minced pork and wood-ear mushrooms in rice sheets, sprinkled with fried shallots) dipped in a sauce that balances salt, sweet, spice and sour flavors using ingredients such as chilli and kalamansi, the balance tips towards sweet.
Take coffee in a tiny cafe where the floor is littered with pumpkin seed shells, and tuck into heavenly soft and chewy black fermented sticky rice with frozen yoghurt, the writer tips.
Porto tops the list, followed by Lisbon, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Naples, Palermo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai, Tokyo, etc.
Earlier, Hanoi has been named among 10 cities guaranteed to turn you into a foodie, according to a list released by The Travel, the world's most interesting site for travel tips, guides, and facts.
Hanoi is expected to welcome more than 14.3 million visitors in the first half of 2019, a 9.5% increase from the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Tourism. The number of foreign arrivals is estimated at 3.3 million, up 10.6% year-on-year. Hanoitimes
Hanoi is a fascinating city with a combination of classic and youthful styles, but if you want to explore the Vietnamese people and their culture, you must delve deep into its street food.
Hanoi has been named among 10 cities guaranteed to turn you into a foodie, according to a list released by The Travel, the world's most interesting site for travel tips, guides, and facts.
Some of the crew at Lonely Planet ladle out their best bowl food experiences from across the globe. And a bowl of pho in Vietnam is among their favourite bowl foods from around the world.