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6 Vietnamese cities ‘must come to eat bread’

Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City have selected places to come and enjoy banh mi.

On the occasion of the first Bread Festival going on , Booking , an application with partners in over 220 countries and territories, conducted a survey with booking guests with the content: which city in Vietnam should eat when visiting? try bread? Here are the most voted names and suggestions for places to stay with many 5-star reviews for travelers to refer to.


Hanoi has “numerous variations of bread”, depending on the season, time of year or personal preferences. One of the most mentioned dishes by visitors is pan bread. Crispy, fragrant cake served with omelet, pate, sausage, beef, ham, sauce in a cast iron pan.

Suggested accommodation: visitors should rent a room in the old town area, near Hoan Kiem Lake for convenient travel, sightseeing, eating. Some recommended hotels include Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Capella Hanoi or Hanoi Center Silk Hotel & Travel.


Filter cake is a specialty of Hue , while banh mi is the national dish of Vietnam. Combining the two will have a central specialty: filtered flour bread . Baked on charcoal, the bread is hot and crispy, fragrant, just right to be eaten with soft filter cake. A delicious filter cake must have a soft and clear shell, revealing the shrimp and meat. Diners often eat with herbs, chopped chili and dipping sauce.

6 Vietnamese cities ‘must come to eat bread’
Filter cake is used to make bread filling. Photo: Ngan Duong

Recommended accommodation: Spatel d’Annam – Imperial Boutique Spa & Hotel is 200 meters from the Citadel and 400 meters from Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities. If you want to stay in small and beautiful boutique hotels, you can visit Hue Crown Boutique Hotel. If you want to find a 5-star resort, you should go to Banyan Tree Lăng Co.

Hoi An

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An is loved by tourists through its hundreds of years old gilded houses, peaceful Hoai River and colorful lanterns lit on the street in the afternoon. gradually dark. Visitors to Hoi An also cannot ignore local cuisine. Banh mi is one of the names that always tops the “must try” list.

Famous bread shops in Hoi An are Phuong, Madam Khanh, and Lanh bread. Visitors can also sign up for a Craft Village Tour with lantern making class, visit Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Kim Hong Carpentry Village.

Where to stay: Some of the hotels that have received many 5-star reviews here are Mulberry Collection Silk Village, TUI Blue, Victoria Hoi An.

Da Lat

Bread is often associated with a quick meal. “Perhaps only in Da Lat, bread becomes a breakfast food to slowly sip with a cup of shumai soup in the cold weather,” Booking wrote. Visitors can find hawker carts full of bread, below is a pot of boiling broth, filled with fragrant shumai, all over Da Lat .

Da Lat style noodle soup. Photo: Ha Lam

Where to stay: Located in a beautiful location by Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa is a suggestion. In addition, guests can visit homestays located in the suburbs or budget hotels such as Bazan Hotel Dalat, Raon Dalat.

Nha Trang

Nha Trang owns a type of bread using the local specialty – sea fish. Visitors here often like to eat banh mi with fish cake. Golden spring rolls, sweet and salty taste from fresh fish, crispy on the outside but chewy inside, served with freshly baked bread.

Where to stay: Mia Resort Nha Trang, Alma Cam Ranh or Anam Canh Ranh are perfect places for travelers to enjoy a luxury resort experience.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is another capital of banh mi, with so many different variations that visitors spend a whole day exploring. One of the favorite bread specialties is salted egg shumai. Minced meat is selected delicious, seasoned with spices, then wrapped around a salted egg to steam. The salted egg-wrapped shumai ball is then dropped into the sauce pot to cook until the meat is tender and imbued with more seasoning.

A stall sells bread at the festival in Ho Chi Minh City on March 31. Photo: Bich Phuong

Where to stay: Mia Saigon is located on the Saigon River, a few minutes’ drive from the city center. In addition, guests can visit other high-end locations such as Caravelle Saigon or InterContinental Residences Saigon, both located in the first district.

The survey period took place in March. The selection criteria included a city with a long and diverse culinary background, famous for its delicious bread, and recommended by many diners. In addition, the bread must have a unique, local character that is not available elsewhere (or is not as delicious). Booking calls banh mi “the national dish of Vietnamese people”, a “fast, neat, delicious” street food that can be found everywhere.

 (According to Booking )

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