Ancient herbal teas are fit for a king

Ancient herbal teas are fit for a king

Recipes from the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) in Hue provide us with an idea of the type of tea and wine consumed by the royals in the former imperial capital city.

"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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Tet dishes offer taste of past New Years

Tet dishes offer taste of past New Years

Tet dishes have special significance as they reflect the Vietnamese tradition of each family member expressing their personal progress, happiness and professional prosperity through the tray of dishes.

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Cultural beauty of Hai Hau’s traditional longan cake

Cultural beauty of Hai Hau’s traditional longan cake

As the Lunar New Year (Tet) nears, residents in Ward 6 of Yen Dinh town, Hai Hau district in the northern province of Nam Dinh are hurrying to complete hundreds of longan cake batches from morning till midnight.

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Quang Ngai’s specialities gain national recognition

Quang Ngai’s specialities gain national recognition

On January 22, 2013, the central province of Quang Ngai announced that four of its local specialties, the Tra River bong fish, keo guong (transparent candy), don (shellfish) and Tra Bong cinnamon, have won national awards.

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Vietnam - paradise of tropical fruits

Vietnam - paradise of tropical fruits

Being geographically located in the tropical zone, Vietnam is truly a heaven of various kinds of fruit. First-time visitors to the country will be amazed at the countless number of colourful fruits sold at reasonable prices in every street and market all year round.

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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.