You are a vegetarian visitors and be worried about there is nothing to eat but rice during Vietnam tour. Don’t worry! The following is list of vegetarian cuisine which are not only suitable for a vegetarian but also famous for their delicious taste in Hanoi. Let’s enjoy.
Come with sauces
Vegetarianism , or “An chay” in Vietnamese means no meat and is an essential phrase that usually gets the point across. In Vietnam, unless you are eating in a truly vegan restaurant, traditional sauces made from fish or shrimp are served with pretty much everything and dishes without it can seem slightly bland. So you are recommended to carry your own sachets of soy sauce to compensate.
- Bun Dau – Noodle with tofu
Freshly cooked by roving street stalls throughout the day, bun dau is a saviour for vegetarians in search of street food for your Vietnam tour. A plate of cold bun (noodles) is served with an abundance of fresh herbs, lime, chilli and freshly fried tofu that is crispy on the outside and smooth as silk on the inside. Like many Vietnamese dishes, this will come with shrimp or fish sauce on the side, easily avoided if you wish.
- Fried Rice / Noodles
If you are not too concerned about meat touching your food or the occasional sprinkle of fish sauce, then you can usually grab a tasty dish at any of the small places serving fried rice or noodles where they will happily cook you up a plate of something with a few veggies and no meat. The noodles are usually the better option (particularly fresh “pho” noodles)
- Banh Cuon Chay (Rice paper crepe)
Vietnam tourists can see directly sellers making the fresh crepes by rapidly spreading and flipping the thin white sheets over a steamer. The result is a subtly-flavoured, warm slimy dish that tastes much better than it sounds. It is served with herbs, chilli and a steaming bowl of fish-based sauce on the side. The “”banh cuon chay comes with dried onion
- Tinh Nghiep Quan: 65A Quan Thanh street, Ba Dinh
- Chay Dưỡng Sinh – Homefood: 26 Trần Bình Trọng Street, Hai Ba Trung
- Com Chay Nang Tam: 79A Trần Hưng Đạo Street, Hoan Kiem
- Loving Hut: 192/4 Quán Thánh Street, Ba Dinh
Useful Vietnamese phrases:
- an chay: vegetarian
- com chay: vegetarian food
- nha hang com chay: vegetarian restaurant
- rau: vegetable
- khong co trung: no eggs
- khong thit: no meat