18:21, 28/09/2023

Korean tourists love Vietnamese cuisine in Nha Trang

Recently, Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa has become a favorite destination for Korean tourists. Besides the beauty of the sea and island landscape and the peacefulness of Nha Trang, visitors from the land of kimchi especially enjoy the local cuisine of Nha Trang.

Coming to Banh mi Phan (Phan bread) store on Bach Dang Street, Nha Trang City on an afternoon of September, we saw a lot of Korean tourist queueing to buy breads. Yang Song Hee, a Korean tourist said that this bread store was very famous as many Korean tourists had praised it. She also said that she liked this bread store because it has a menu in Korean, with the price and calorie of each dish. This bread store also has been got a lot good reviews on Google.

Korean tourists buy bread at Banh Mi Phan store
Korean tourists buy bread at Banh Mi Phan store

Korean visitors to Nha Trang also love to eat pho, banh can, banh xeo, seafood, coconut milk coffee, milk coffee... Korean tourists especially like to wander around the streets near Xom Moi market such as: To Hien Thanh, Hong Bang, Bach Dang, Le Dai Hanh, Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Nguyen Trung Truc... In particular, cafes and restaurants checked in by Korean celebrities are always attractive to tourists from abroad. For example, in July, actor - singer Lee Hyeri (famous for playing Duk Sun in the movie Reply 1988), Miss Korea 2022 Lee Seung Hyun and runner-up Choi Jung Yoo came to Xom Moi Garden Restaurant to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine. After that, the number of Korean customers coming to this restaurant increased.

In addition, Korean tourists also like to explore Vietnamese cuisine at some restaurants: Goc Hanoi, Chuon Chuon Kim, Ot Hiem, Lang Ngon...

Korean tourists order dishes at Xom Moi Garden

In the current tourism development trend, attracting tourists through promoting culinary values is attached importance. In particular, in recent years, the world tourism industry has increasingly appreciated the value of Vietnamese culinary culture. At the 3rd World Culinary Awards at the end of 2022, Vietnam was awarded the "Best Culinary Destination in Asia 2022" award. Next, in early 2023, the American travel magazine Travel + Leisure honored Vietnam as one of the top culinary destinations in Asia in the Bucket List Places in Asia 2023. 

To server Korean tourists coming to Nha Trang, hotels and resorts have add dishes that Korean tourists like to their menus. The number of restaurants specializing in serving Korean tourists is increasing. Some stores also have friendly greetings, menus in Korean...

Singer Hyelin of EXID band enjoys Vietnamese cuisine in Nha Trang in May 2023.

According to Nguyen Thi Le Thanh - Director of Khanh Hoa Province Department of Tourism, currently, Korea is the largest international tourist market of Khanh Hoa tourism. In the first 8 months of 2023, the whole province welcomed about 660,000 Korean visitors, accounting for about 58% of the province's international visitors. Through surveys from travel agencies, Korean tourists love to travel to Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa because of the beautiful scenery, weather, and diverse cuisine. In addition to seafood, Nha Trang has many delicious dishes from all three regions. In the coming time, the tourism industry will have more activities to promote Vietnamese cuisine to Korean tourists.

Xuan Thanh
Translated by T.T