Unique dishes in the upland area of Lam Binh

An authentic traditional meal of Tay ethnic group (Photo: NDO/Tuyet Loan) NDO – One of the most attractive features for visitors to Lam Binh district in the northern province of Tuyen Quang is the unique cuisine and specialties of the upland area. At Nam Dip homestay in Lang Can commune,...

Seaweed sweet soup – a cure for the summer heat

Beef meatball noodle soup in Chau Doc Town

Squid in Phan Thiet city

Italian cuisine promoted in Vietnam

Mantis shrimp

“Bo la lot”, fragrant grilled beef rolled in lolot leaf

“Pa pinh top” in northwestern localities

Tongue shell (lamp shell)

Unique dishes in the upland area of Lam Binh

An authentic traditional meal of Tay ethnic group (Photo: NDO/Tuyet Loan) NDO – One of the most attractive features for visitors to Lam Binh district in the northern province of Tuyen Quang is the unique cuisine and specialties of the upland area. At Nam Dip homestay in Lang Can commune, tourists are treated with an […] Read more »

Seaweed sweet soup – a cure for the summer heat

Seaweed sweet soup – a cure for the summer heat A combination of green beans and seaweed, ‘che dau xanh rong bien’ is a perfect blend of land and sea, bringing natural fresh nutrients and a delightful flavour to eaters. People don’t usually see seaweed as an ingredient for making sweet soup, but in fact, […] Read more »

Beef meatball noodle soup in Chau Doc Town

A bowl of meatball noodle soup with fresh herbs on top. (Photo: VnExpress/Phong Vinh) “Hu tieu bo vien”, or beef meatball noodle soup, can be seen everywhere in the downtown area with locals eating it in the morning and evening. In Chau Doc, a town in the Mekong River Delta province of An Giang bordering […] Read more »

Squid in Phan Thiet city

Locals call it “rang muc”, or the flesh on the head of a squid, and Phan Thiet has made it a specialty for its delicious taste and interesting texture. It is grilled, steamed or fried and served with pickles, Vietnamese coriander and green pepper. Plenty of seafood restaurants sell the dish along the banks of […] Read more »

Italian cuisine promoted in Vietnam

At the press conference for the programme (Photo: ICHAM Vietnam) NDO – A programme, titled “True Italian Taste – Pasta Master”, will be held at Caravelle Saigon Hotel on June 3, aiming to promote Italian cuisine to Vietnamese people. The information was released at a press conference in Hanoi on June 1 held by the […] Read more »

Mantis shrimp

“Tom tit”, or mantis shrimp, is a dish that seafood lovers do not want to miss out on when visiting Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province. Since this creature usually breeds around the third and fourth lunar months, the best time to try this food is six months before that when it carries a lot […] Read more »

“Bo la lot”, fragrant grilled beef rolled in lolot leaf

“Bo la lot”, grilled beef in lolot pepper leaves, has emerged as a popular street snack in Vietnam thanks to its fragrance. “La lot” has a somewhat spicy pepper taste. After grilled, preferably on charcoal, its magic herb-like fragrance is released. Ingredients include minced beef mixed with garlic and some spices, mixed well, stuffed into […] Read more »

“Pa pinh top” in northwestern localities

“Pa pinh top” (grilled fish), is a speciality of the Thai ethnic minority group in the northwestern region of Vietnam. Freshwater fish found in the mountains only eat moss, leaves and crustaceans, so their meat is lean and has a unique flavour. After being cut the fish is marinated with several ingredients including ginger, garlic […] Read more »

Tongue shell (lamp shell)

“Ca xiu”, commonly known as tongue shell or lamp shell, lives in the muddy part of rivers, estuaries and brackish water with a long pedicle attached to the ground, making it easier to find food. It might have a strange appearance but is considered a delicacy in Ha Tien Town, the southern province of Kien […] Read more »

Smoked pork

One cannot say they have explored northwestern Vietnam fully if they have not tried the “pork hung up in kitchen”, otherwise known as smoked pork. You can also find the dish in the northeastern region, especially Cao Bang province. The main ingredients are intestines stuffed with minced lean pork collar and many spices. The cook […] Read more »

Smaller, tastier, healthier: the Van Dinh duck

Smaller, tastier, healthier: the Van Dinh duck Sunday, 2020-02-09 14:32:26 Font Size: | PrintA plate of roasted duck. (Photo: vaobepnauan.com) Font Size: | The name of Van Dinh village in Hanoi’s Ung Hoa district will ring a bell in the minds of traditional food aficionados all over the country. For hundreds of years, the ‘Vit […] Read more »

Phu The cake: An eternal symbol of love of husbands and wives

Phu The cake: An eternal symbol of love of husbands and wives Sunday, 2020-01-26 11:58:45 Font Size: | PrintPhu The cakes are a specialty at weddings in Vietnam. Font Size: | NDO/VNA – Have you ever been to a traditional Vietnamese wedding and happened to see a couple of small cakes wrapped in an attractive […] Read more »

Banh can (mini egg pancakes) in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city

Banh can (mini egg pancakes) in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city Sunday, 2020-01-05 15:02:32 Font Size: | PrintMini egg pancakes Font Size: | ‘Banh can’ (mini egg pancakes) is one of favourite kinds of cakes in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city, the southern province of Ninh Thuan. If pancakes are your thing, you […] Read more »

‘Pho cuon’: An attractive variation of Pho

‘Pho cuon’: An attractive variation of Pho Sunday, 2020-01-12 14:41:37 Font Size: | Print Font Size: | If you love Hanoi Pho (noodle), you will be amazed when enjoying ‘Pho cuon’ (fresh rice noodle rolls), an attractive variation of ‘pho’. Pho cuon is a familiar dish of Hanoi in particular which has become widespread in […] Read more »

Banh bo: A famous sweet cake of An Giang Province

Banh bo: A famous sweet cake of An Giang Province Sunday, 2019-12-15 15:33:00 Font Size: | Print Font Size: | ‘Banh bo thot not’ (steamed rice cake with palm sugar) is a famous sweet cake from An Giang Province where large areas of palm trees grow. The cake is made from a mixture of flour, […] Read more »

Snakehead fish noodle soup

Ha Tien Town in Kien Giang Province, known for its beautiful beaches, boasts some unique delicacies, including snakehead fish noodle soup. Bun ken, or snakehead fish noodle soup, involves a sophisticated cooking process. After the fish is cooked in boiling water, the chef will fillet it and turn it into ‘mam ruoc’ (shrimp paste) through […] Read more »

Asia Food and Beverage Summit to promote Vietnamese cuisine

At the press brief to announce the event. (Photo: vtr.org.vn) NDO/VNA – The Asia Food and Beverage Summit and related activities will be held on March 5, 2020 to welcome Vietnam’s ASEAN chairmanship, according to the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association (VCCA) and the Restaurant Association of Vietnam (RAV). The event will focus on major issues […] Read more »

Cuttlefish Egg Cake in Ca Mau

Sunday, 2019-12-08 22:25:36 Font Size: | PrintIllustrative image Font Size: | No one can truly define the attractiveness of the Cuttlefish Egg Cake in Ca Mau. No one knows why this cuisine is in folk songs that every child in U Minh knows by heart. Likewise, no one can find out the identity of the […] Read more »

Chancing upon taste of the homeland while abroad

Chancing upon taste of the homeland while abroad Monday, 2020-01-27 10:56:08 Font Size: | Print Kevin Thach working in his first-ever Vietnamese food truck in downtown Vancouver, Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Thach) Font Size: | NDO – As a Vietnamese, one will be intensely proud that Vietnamese cuisine has been further established and widely […] Read more »

Smaller, tastier, healthier: the Van Dinh duck

Smaller, tastier, healthier: the Van Dinh duck Sunday, 2020-02-09 14:32:26 Font Size: | Print A plate of roasted duck. (Photo: vaobepnauan.com) Font Size: | The name of Van Dinh village in Hanoi’s Ung Hoa district will ring a bell in the minds of traditional food aficionados all over the country. For hundreds of years, the […] Read more »

Phu The cake: An eternal symbol of love of husbands and wives

Phu The cake: An eternal symbol of love of husbands and wives Sunday, 2020-01-26 11:58:45 Font Size: | Print Phu The cakes are a specialty at weddings in Vietnam. Font Size: | NDO/VNA – Have you ever been to a traditional Vietnamese wedding and happened to see a couple of small cakes wrapped in an […] Read more »

Banh can (mini egg pancakes) in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city

Banh can (mini egg pancakes) in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city Sunday, 2020-01-05 15:02:32 Font Size: | Print Mini egg pancakes Font Size: | ‘Banh can’ (mini egg pancakes) is one of favourite kinds of cakes in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city, the southern province of Ninh Thuan. If pancakes are your thing, […] Read more »

‘Pho cuon’: An attractive variation of Pho

‘Pho cuon’: An attractive variation of Pho Sunday, 2020-01-12 14:41:37 Font Size: | Print Font Size: | If you love Hanoi Pho (noodle), you will be amazed when enjoying ‘Pho cuon’ (fresh rice noodle rolls), an attractive variation of ‘pho’. Pho cuon is a familiar dish of Hanoi in particular which has become widespread in […] Read more »

Banh bo: A famous sweet cake of An Giang Province

Banh bo: A famous sweet cake of An Giang Province Sunday, 2019-12-15 15:33:00 Font Size: | Print Font Size: | ‘Banh bo thot not’ (steamed rice cake with palm sugar) is a famous sweet cake from An Giang Province where large areas of palm trees grow. The cake is made from a mixture of flour, […] Read more »

International Food Festival opens in Hanoi

International Food Festival opens in Hanoi Monday, 2019-12-09 13:35:34 Font Size: | Print Visitors to the festival (Photo: baoquocte.vn) Font Size: | NDO – The International Food Festival 2019 was held at Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound in Hanoi on December 8, with the participation of nearly 130 pavilions representing embassies, foreign relations departments, non-governmental organisations […] Read more »

Cuttlefish Egg Cake in Ca Mau

Cuttlefish Egg Cake in Ca Mau Sunday, 2019-12-08 22:25:36 Font Size: | Print Illustrative image Font Size: | No one can truly define the attractiveness of the Cuttlefish Egg Cake in Ca Mau. No one knows why this cuisine is in folk songs that every child in U Minh knows by heart. Likewise, no one […] Read more »