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Vietnam among best global destinations for foodies: Skyscanner

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.

Cao Lau is one of the specialties that tourists should not miss in the ancient town of Hoi An. Photo: Netspace

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

Pho 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 suggested.

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.

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