Nem chua – Vietnamese fermented pork roll

TweetUsually served as a snack with raw garlic, Nem chua is eaten all year round as an appetizer or a side. It is eaten especially for the Lunar New Year ...

As subtle as hue cake

TweetReferring to cuisine in the central area of Vietnam, people usually think about Hue because of its characteristics of culinary art. It has become a sweet nostalgia, deep-lying in the ...

Vermicelli with climbing perch fish (Bún cá rô đồng)

TweetThere is a new dish which has already attracted many eaters’ attention despite its young appearance and also become the unique food of Hai Duong area. It is the soft ...

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Keep the spirit of Phu Le liquor yeast

TweetDue to proper soil, most of the fields in Ba Tri, Ben ...

“Giò” – Vietnamese dainty morsel in Spring

TweetOn the Tet traditional tray of food according to Vietnamese culture, with traditional dishes such ...

Doan Ngo Festival (Tết Đoan Ngọ)

Tweet“Doan Ngo Festival”, also called “Tết giết sâu bọ” (translated as Festival ...

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Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dip – nuoc mam cham

Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dip – nuoc mam cham

Tweet Posted by WHITE ON RICE COUPLE on January 17, 2008 To take away fish sauce (Nước Mắm ) from the Vietnamese is like draining blood from a living soul, deflating a floating helium balloon or driving a nail into a tire. Slowly but surely, all life would slowly cease. Extreme as this may sound, [...]

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SAVOUR BEANSPROUTS CAKE IN GIONG MARKET, GO CONG

SAVOUR BEANSPROUTS CAKE IN GIONG MARKET, GO CONG

Tweet Beansprouts cake is a speciality of Tien Giang. It appears in many regions,  yet the best one is in Giong market, Go Cong where the traditional feature of this popular cake remains unchanged. It is considered a gift in many cases or served in luxurious wedding… It has the rich flavor of rice flour, [...]

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Xooc Xoac Vegetable

Tweet After the flood season in 2010, in a relief trip in a sunken region in Hai Lang (Quang Tri), I was taken by local persons to try a very special kind of vegetables named ‘xôộc xoạc’. Mr. Xoang related that only inhabitants in Hai Thuong Commune, Hai Chanh, Hai Hoa know about this vegetable [...]

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“One cup of tea, please!”

Tweet … is what you often here when walking along Hanoi streets, near a lamp post, under the shade of a tree, or next to a door where there is a low table with glass pots containing different kinds of candies, roasted ground nuts, and sugar coated cakes. This is a complete description of a [...]

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Bánh khô mè (Seasame biscuit) – once reputation on Vietnamese student’s way to the examination.

Tweet Legend has it that in order to lighten husbands’ baggage when they headed for the examination in Hue, their wives thought of the way to make cereal flour, which we ate with sugar. At that time, at Hoa Quy village ( Da Nang), there was a woman whose initiative was to turn this flour [...]

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Banh cuon (rolled rice pancake)

Tweet Among Vietnam’s delicate specialties, “bánh cuốn” ranks top thanks to its softness, sweet fragance of cinnamon, dried onion and strong taste of minced meat and sources!  Among other members of the extended noodle family, bánh cuốn almost ranks first. It is a paper-thin steamed rice flour pancake, much like delicate sheets of fresh rice noodles. The [...]

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Vegetarian eating in Vietnam – same, same but different!

Tweet Vietnam is not only a rather peculiar country of North Asia with extremely friendly and helpful people but its vegetarian regional menu is also worth discussing. The majority of Vietnamese population is meat-eaters, however, there are those who prefer vegetarian cuisine and pay much attention to the issue of their nutrition and health. Many meals [...]

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A whole pig for Tet feast season.

Tweet Frankly speaking, during tet holiday , a family could hardly eat a whole pig, especially when all meals are made from pork only. However, with the skillful hands of the chef, so many delicious dishes have been presented on the tray that people cannot resist the temptation to pick up their chopsticks Save money [...]

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Canh Chua Ca (Vietnamese Sour Fish Soup)

Tweet After a recent trip home, my mom sent along an entire steelhead salmon. I chopped off the head and tail and decided to update the photos from this old recipe. Here’s my recipe for canh chua ca (Vietnamese sour fish soup). Canh chua ca can be made with fish heads, or whole fish, supplemented by lots of veggies. [...]

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The Escort Cơm rượu

Tweet Tết Holiday is also known as an occasion of continuous feasts. As a result, your stomach may feel a little unpleasant due to various kind of food like meat, fat, shrimps, crabs… Never mind as long as you don’t forget to use cơm rượu! Indeed, probiotic substances in cơm rượu not only have a [...]

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