Food Safety in Vietnam | Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Vietnam

The issue of food safety in Vietnam is becoming more urgent than ever. Food in Vietnam is not always clean especially street food or in sidewalk eateries. Because clean and safe ingredients are always expensive and difficult to find, vendors want to reduce their costs by choosing the least expensive food. For example, when you have a bowl of Pho, many people may not notice the beef may not be quality and raw vegetables served with the Pho.

Preparing food in the streets of Hanoi food safety in Vietnam

Food Safety in Vietnamese Markets

Vegetables in Vietnam have high levels of pesticides and are required to be washed before eating, because of the large number of vegetables and lack of time, they rarely wash vegetables. Another problem is that the meat of unknown origin sold in the market may contain carcinogenic coloring, it is a substance that can cause cancer. The fried and roasted food in the market, frying grease that uses repeatedly will not good for health. Moreover, the smoke from coal soaked in meat can cause cancer. Sweet soup that sells in most markets and is a favorite snack of people also has many hidden risks.

Safe vegetable shop in Vietnam Food Safety

Vietnam Street Food Safety

The components of the sweet soup are not covered properly, have many flies. Some of the ingredients are in sweet soup contain a chemical that causes diseases like diarrhea and intestinal diseases. The sugar cane juice, one of the favorite drinks in Vietnam contains many risks. First, the sugar cane before putting in the machine to make juice is not clean. The machine is not clean too, because sometimes has dirt and be rusty. Vietnamese is also like to eat pig’s and duck’s blood other problems for the stomach. So if you travel to Vietnam, be careful with the food on the street but you can find a prestigious restaurant and the restaurant that people recommend in the Internet

2 thoughts on “Food Safety in Vietnam | Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Vietnam

  1. Harry says:

    Hi Melanie Godridge,
    Vietnamese rice is one of the best foods in the World.
    For your safety, you should find reputable restaurants in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City.

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