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. 

Tay Ninh: Trang Bang rice paper gets heritage status

Tay Ninh: Trang Bang rice paper gets heritage status

The traditional craft of making banh trang phoi suong (dew-wetted rice paper) in Trang Bang district, Tay Ninh province, has been recognised as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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Canh oranges a hit in Hanoi

Canh oranges a hit in Hanoi

Canh orange, a specialty of Hanoi during the run-up to Tet, helps make farmers prosperous, especially with assistance from the city's crop development.

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“Pho” named most iconic dish in Vietnam

“Pho” named most iconic dish in Vietnam

The New York-based news website Business Insider has singled out the most iconic food to eat in 50 countries worldwide in an article, in which “pho”, a traditional meal in Vietnam, was declared a must-try.

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Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest

Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest

People from the south - especially big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho – think of plums as a Hanoi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital.

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"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year

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

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Banh Tet: Traditional cake in southern Vietnam

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.

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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.