Are you a food Lover? Are you looking for a way to explore the amazing cuisine that Vietnam has to offer? If your answer is yes, you absolutely must join us on our Hanoi Bizarre Food Challenge tour! We will introduce you to 4 rounds of dishes carefully selected by our team, highlighting some of the most bizarre street food in Vietnam. Ready, Set, Go!
Challenge #1: Boiled Snails
Yes, boiled snails! It may sound wierd, but in Vietnam, it is actually one of the most popular dishes. This is a good starting challenge to warm up your taste buds for the rest of the challenge. The snails are carefully selected, and boiled with citron and lemon leaves. The dish is served hot, with a special fish sauce, making it the perfect street food!
Challenge #2: Frog Dish
It may sound a little extreme, but frog legs are actually delicious! In Vietnam, we have a saying when talking about frog legs – “As tasty as chicken.” You will try dishes such as crispy salt and pepper frog’s legs, and stir-fried frog with butter.
Challenge #3: Boiled Fetal Duck Egg
If you’ve made it here, you’re doing good so far! Now it’s time for the real challenge: Eating a boiled, half-hatched duck egg. The egg is served hot, in a small bowl, with a pinch of salt and pepper, a special herb and slices of ginger. Get out of your comfort zone and give this a shot!
Challenge #4: Chicken Feet
Time for the last challenge! This is a strange dish, only cooked in a few countries in the world. It is mostly found in regions which have Chinese cuisine, and it is served as a snack while you drink beer, as a soup, cold dish, or main dish. In Vietnam, it is a popular type of street food.
Upon completing the four challenges, you will be given a certificate as well as have the satisfaction of completing one of the toughest food challenges in Vietnam!
Your adventure awaits!
Travel More Asia began in 2013, when travel enthusiasts Robert and Kenneth first met and connected through their mutual passion for Vietnam travel. Kenneth, a Danish guy, first fell in love with Vietnam as a backpacker in 2007, and has considered Vietnam his second home ever since. In 2011, he moved to Vietnam, and resides in Hanoi. Robert is Vietnamese, and has over 6 years of experience in professional travel. He desires to create a new way to explore Vietnam. They both hope to share their experience with you, and bring you to an awesome adventure!