Cuisine on the Road: Must-try Foods while Cycling the Central Highlands
Exploring Vietnam’s Central Highlands on two wheels is not complete without indulging in the region's unique and tantalizing cuisine. Here are some must-try dishes that'll turn your cycling journey into a culinary adventure.

1. Com Tam - Broken Rice

A popular breakfast dish in the highlands, Com Tam consists of perfectly cooked broken rice served with grilled pork, pickled vegetables, and a fried egg. This wholesome meal provides the right energy kick start to your cycling day.

2. Pho - Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Everybody's favourite, Pho, is a bowl of rich, aromatic broth filled with rice noodles and topped with beef or chicken slices. An ideal choice for a light lunch during your cycling break.

3. Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwich

Banh Mi is a fantastic on-the-go-snack for cyclists. It is a baguette filled with a variety of ingredients including pickled vegetables, meat, and flavourful sauces, providing you with much-needed carbs and protein.

4. Bánh Xèo - Crispy Pancakes

These crispy, savoury pancakes filled with shrimps, pork, bean sprouts, and served with a mix of fresh herbs, offer a tasty treat for your evening meal. Their lightweight nature makes them ideal after a long day on the road.

5. Ca Phe Sua Da - Iced Coffee

Vietnam's Central Highlands are known for coffee production. Do not miss out on Ca Phe Sua Da, the local iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk. It's the perfect way to refresh and recharge on a warm afternoon.

6. Xôi - Sticky Rice

Often enjoyed as a snack, Xôi is sticky rice with various toppings like peanuts, sesame seeds, or slices of coconut. Its high carbohydrate content serves as a great energy booster for your ride.

7. Bun Cha - Grilled Pork with Noodles

A classic Vietnamese dish, Bun Cha includes grilled pork served over a plate of white rice noodles, with fresh herbs and a side of dipping sauce. It's a gratifying dinner after a challenging cycling day.


The cuisine in Vietnam’s Central Highlands promises a delightful blend of taste, nutrition, and local culture. Trying out local dishes during your cycling journey will not only provide the necessary fuel your body requires but also an authentic taste of Vietnamese culture and

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