Coming to Canada, the food culture here is very different from what’s eaten in Vietnam. Ingredients that Canadians might find utterly unappealing are devoured in homegrown Vietnamese cuisine, as an example.
This article is a tribute to the strangest, most exotic foods in Vietnamese cooking. As a Toronto Vietnamese restaurant, let’s be clear. We don’t offer any of these dishes here. That said, our families grew up around foods like these. A lot of modern Vietnamese eats are also either adaptations or related in some way to a few of these. So buckle up and check out some of Vietnam’s most bizarre eats!
Balut is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly developed embryo. It is boiled and eaten in the shell, similar to an oyster. Herbs like Vietnamese coriander, salt, black pepper, and lime are often added. Balut is common in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian nations as well.Read More