Mouthwatering Dishes on Your Oxalis Adventure: Fueling Your Exploration

In the realm of adventurous exploration, Oxalis Tours stands as a beacon of professionalism, safety, and exceptional service quality, encompassing even dining experiences. Amidst the daring expeditions through challenging cave systems, Oxalis ensures that every meal served is a balanced blend, catering to the nutritional needs of travelers.

Local porters will serve as cooks, trained to prepare authentic local dishes bursting with flavor. Food will be gradually brought in for multi-day tours to ensure freshness throughout the journey.

Let's find out what food Oxalis Tour is known for and how we offer a fusion of local Phong Nha and Quang Binh delicacies alongside international flavors to satisfy the palates of global visitors.

Food in Oxalis Tour: A Culinary Adventure Awaits!

1. Phở Rolls with Boil or Grilled pork

Phở Rolls with Boil or Grilled pork or bánh ướt thịt nướng is one of Oxalis' best dishes that you can enjoy at lunch or breakfast when you join some Oxalis Adventure Tours. It is a Vietnamese dish of flat rice noodles (pho), grilled or boiled pork, and various fresh herbs, such as mint, basil, and lettuce.

To enjoy bánh ướt thịt nướng or bánh ướt thịt luộc, you first place a wet rice paper on a plate. Then, add some pork, egg, cucumber, herbs, and other desired ingredients before rolling up the crepe. This interactive process adds to the meal's enjoyment, allowing you to customize each bite.

The dish is often served with a dipping sauce made from fish sauce, sugar, and chili peppers, adding a perfect balance of sweetness and spice to complement the flavors. Whether it's for breakfast or as a snack, this dish is a popular choice in Phong Nha, offering a delightful culinary experience for all who try it.

Tour guide will show you how to roll Phở.

2. Noodle with pork and quail eggs (Cháo canh sườn heo trứng cút)

As part of your Quang Binh adventure with Oxalis Tour, make sure to awaken your senses with the delightful aroma of Cháo canh sườn heo trứng cút (Pork rib and quail egg rice noodle soup) during your breakfast or light lunch. You can witness the bustling scene of local porters meticulously preparing the fresh ingredients as the irresistible scent of the simmering broth fills the air.

Cháo canh sườn heo trứng cút features a rich broth simmered with pork ribs for hours. Thin rice noodles provide a delightful textural contrast, while quail eggs add a burst of protein. The dish is often garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables like cilantro, scallions, and bean sprouts.

Quang Binh's Cháo canh is often enjoyed with fried spring rolls (ram) for added textural intrigue. A dunk in the flavorful broth adds a touch of decadence to their crispy exteriors. Finally, a fiery dipping sauce, usually made with fish sauce, chilies, and garlic, provides the perfect finishing touch.

3. Grilled pork with Cheo salt

Oxalis Adventure signature dishes include grilled pork with Cheo salt, one of the best dishes in Phong Nha Ke Bang, Quang Binh.. This flavorful combination is a must-try for any adventurer exploring Phong Nha, and it can often be found on tours offered by Oxalis. After a day of extensive exploration on tour, returning to the campsite, you're greeted by the enticing aroma of meat sizzling over charcoal. You listen to the crackling sound and the bustling activity of the porters as they prepare the meal, pounding ingredients for the Cheo salt, flipping meat to perfection...

The dish's star is Cheo salt, a specialty condiment from Phong Nha. Made with local ingredients like chilies, lime leaves, coriander leaves, doi seeds (a local forest nut), and salt. It's salty, spicy, sour, and aromatic.

When you bite the pork and dip it into the Cheo salt, the smoky char of the pork mingles with the salty, spicy, and sour notes of the Cheo salt, creating an explosion of flavor in your mouth. The fresh herbs and doi seeds add another layer of complexity, making this a truly unforgettable culinary experience.

Grilled pork is prepared at the campsite.

4. Chocolate and banana pancake

The Oxalis tour promises an unforgettable adventure, and what better way to fuel your day than with a delightful breakfast of pancakes? This vegetarian dish is perfect for both Vietnamese and international guests, offering a familiar comfort food with a delightful twist.

Additionally, the toppings can be customized. You can choose to have the chocolate sauce on the side or choose fresh fruit compote or maple syrup.

Pancake with banana for breakfast.

5. Beef wrapped in betel leaves (Thịt bò cuốn lá lốt)

One of the quintessential features of Vietnamese cuisine is its diverse array of rolled dishes, each showcasing a unique combination of ingredients. Among these, thịt bò cuốn lá lốt (beef wrapped in betel leaves) stands out as a must-try delicacy. This dish epitomizes the intricate flavors and culinary craftsmanship of Vietnamese cooking.

This dish is made with thinly sliced beef marinated in spices, including lemongrass, garlic, and fish sauce. The beef is then wrapped in betel leaves and grilled over charcoal. The betel leaves give the beef a unique flavor and aroma. During evening meals, you'll witness local porters expertly rolling the meat while the tantalizing aroma of grilled betel leaves fills the air.

Bo la lot is typically served with rice; other dishes, such as stir-fried vegetables, soup, and French fries, can accompany it. It's a hearty and satisfying meal perfect for enjoying after a long day of exploring.

Beef wrapped in betel leaves.

6. Spring roll (Ram cuốn)

Add one more roll to the mix, and you'll be rewarded with Ram cuốn. Local porters meticulously craft these rolls from ingredients including carrots, mushrooms, glass noodles, shallots, black pepper, and pork. You can witness them delicately wrapping, frying, and savoring these piping hot rolls during lunch or dinner.

Making ram cuốn Quảng Bình is a relatively simple process. The filling ingredients are cooked until they're soft and tender. Then, the wrapper is soaked in water until it's soft, and the filling is wrapped inside. The spring rolls are then fried until they're golden brown and crispy.

Ram cuốn Quảng Bình can be enjoyed on their own, but they're even better when served with a dipping sauce or eaten with cháo canh. A simple dipping sauce made of fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, and chili peppers perfectly complements the crispy spring rolls.

Ram cuốn Quảng Bình is one of Oxalis’s favorite dishes for several reasons. They are a great way to sample the local cuisine of Quảng Bình.

7. Vietnamese beef stew (Bò lagu)

One of Oxalis Adventure tour specialty dishes is Bò Lagu, or Vietnamese beef stew. This hearty and nutritious meal is perfect for replenishing your energy after a long day, ensuring you're ready for your tour adventures.

This dish is made with slow-cooked beef, carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes and served with a side of rice. The beef is so tender that it falls apart with the touch of a fork, and the flavors of the vegetables and spices are perfectly balanced.

Bò lagu is one of Oxalis' favorite foods to serve on our tours. It is a hearty and satisfying dish that is perfect for a day of exploring the outdoors. Bò hầm is also a good source of protein and carbohydrates, making it a great meal for people looking for something to give them energy.

Vietnamese beef stew

8. Vegetarian Dishes

Oxalis Adventure Tours prides ourselve on catering to the diverse dietary needs of its guests, including those following a vegetarian lifestyle. From hearty vegetable soups and fragrant stir-fries to crisp salads bursting with fresh greens, our menu showcases the abundance of vegetarian cuisine.

Whether embarking on a multi-day trek through the wilderness or exploring remote caves, your dining experience with Oxalis will be satisfying and memorable.

Indulge in comforting bowls of vegetarian congee, savor the simplicity of stir-fried vegetables, or delight in the vibrant flavors of our meat-free spring rolls. Our chefs are dedicated to crafting dishes that not only tantalize the taste buds but also provide essential nutrients to fuel your adventures.


  • Hand sanitizing stations with hand sanitizer and paper towels will be available on the table. Please sanitize your hands before eating.
  • The food options and the menu may vary, so expect some changes in the dishes served.

Culinary Excellence on Oxalis Tours: A Fusion of Flavor, Nutrition, and Sustainability

Oxalis's culinary offerings on their tours are designed with several key characteristics in mind. Firstly, we prioritize the nutritional needs of travelers by selecting dishes that provide a well-rounded source of nutrients throughout the journey. Each meal is carefully crafted to ensure it offers a balance of essential vitamins and minerals.

Additionally, Oxalis prides itself on delivering an authentic culinary experience by infusing dishes with Phong Nha locally sourced ingredients and traditional flavors. This approach enhances the taste and allows travelers to immerse themselves in the local culture through food.

Furthermore, the diverse menu offers various Vietnamese and international dishes to cater to guests' varied palates. Regardless of dietary preferences or restrictions, there is something to satisfy everyone. Oxalis also strongly emphasizes the freshness of its ingredients, ensuring that they are meticulously selected and prepared daily. With a focus on food safety and hygiene, travelers can confidently enjoy their meals.

Oxalis is committed to environmental sustainability, utilizing eco-friendly ingredients, and minimizing waste during the cooking process. By prioritizing the culinary experience and environmental responsibility, Oxalis ensures that their tours satisfy the appetite and positively impact the planet.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, food plays a vital role in shaping the outstanding experience offered by Oxalis Tours. Each dish is meticulously prepared from fresh, local ingredients, tailored to meet the unique demands of cave exploration.

Oxalis remains committed to providing delicious meals that tantalize the taste buds and ensure proper nutrition for travelers. From carefully selected ingredients to expertly crafted recipes, Oxalis Adventure consistently strives to deliver culinary excellence, enhancing the overall journey for every guest.

The Oxalis Experience.

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