Xoi – a quick fix for empty stomach

Xoi – a quick fix for empty stomach

If rice is Vietnam’s staple crop, xoi (steamed sticky rice) is the nation’s choice dish, as much as the famous pho (rice noodle soup), if not more so.

A cake from a land of cultural confluence

A cake from a land of cultural confluence

The confluence of three ethnicities in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, that of the Kinh, the Hoa and the Khmer, makes it a great place to discover the beauty of different cultures and observe distinct customs.

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Traditional Tet cakes of ethnic groups in Vietnam

Traditional Tet cakes of ethnic groups in Vietnam

Tet custom demands different sorts of cake to offer to the earth, heaven and ancestors.

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The taste of Hanoi’s autumn

The taste of Hanoi’s autumn

Hanoi’s autumn is also the season for com or young sticky rice flakes. Com can be eaten directly or enjoyed with bananas like a snack. It can also be mixed with other food ingredients to create a variety of tasty dishes, including cha com (Vietnamese com sausage) and com xao (browned green sticky rice).

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Fish sauce: much more than just a condiment

Fish sauce: much more than just a condiment

Just like rice, fish sauce is a staple of almost every dish in Vietnam. “For Vietnamese people, a meal without fish sauce is considered incomplete,” culture expert Tran Ngoc Them once wrote in his book Vietnam Culture Foundation.

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Pork in grapefruit leaves: a Muong delicacy

Pork in grapefruit leaves: a Muong delicacy

Many people are familiar with grilled pork, but far fewer have ever tasted grilled pork wrapped in grapefruit leaves. The dish is even unfamiliar to many food connoisseurs in Vietnam, but not for the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh province, the third largest among Vietnam’s 53 minority groups.

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Ca Mau dried shrimp listed in top 10 specialties of Vietnam

Ca Mau dried shrimp listed in top 10 specialties of Vietnam

The Organisation of Vietnam Records (VietKings) has announced dried shrimp made in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau among 10 famous Vietnamese specialities in 2017.

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Quang noodle, so good speciality!

Knowing Vietnamese noodles can be extremely helpful, as “pho” is to Hanoi and beef rice noodles is to Hue, Quang noodles is very popular in Quang Nam and Da Nang.

Banh Tet: Traditional cake in southern Vietnam

Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake enjoyed by southern Vietnamese people on the occasion of the lunar New Year. It is considered a variant of Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cake), which is more popular in the northern region.

"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

"Banh Chung" (square glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake of Vietnamese people in Tet holidays.

Hue's Delicacies

Besides the deluxe and very special foods that were consumed only by royalty, the ancient capital of Hue is renowned for foods of which even lowly mandarins - and now tourists - can partake.

How Vietnam attracts as the "kitchen" of the world

In Vietnam, every locality has its own specialties. The country strives to introduce its diversified and special cuisine to the world to attract travelers. At table with the VietNamNet Bridge.