• Exploring Lai Chau cuisine

    Exploring Lai Chau cuisine

    06/05/2017 04:10

    Farming and livestock production are the main jobs of the Lai Chau people. Their daily meals involve home-grown vegetables and domestic animals. The small indigenous pig, 10 to 15 kg, is a local specialty. The pig is so small that the locals can carry it with their arms to the market....

  • The unforgetable taste of Quang noodle

    The unforgetable taste of Quang noodle

    25/04/2017 08:11

    It is highly recommended that visitors should not miss the chance to enjoy the true taste of this signature dish in Phu Chiem, an area in Triem Nam Village, Dien Phuong Commune in Dien Ban District that is claimed to be the birthplace of the noodle. Visiting Hue city or Hoi An is also the...

  • Pig skin cake, a traditional food in southern Vietnam

    Pig skin cake, a traditional food in southern Vietnam

    10/04/2017 09:13

    Pig skin cake  (bánh da lợn in Vietnamese) is a Vietnamese steamed layer cake made from tapioca starch, rice flour, mashed mung beans, taro, or durian, coconut milk and/or water, and sugar. It is sweet and gelatinously soft in texture, with thin (approximately 1 cm)...

  • Vietnamese lotus tea, a quintessence gift of nature

    Vietnamese lotus tea, a quintessence gift of nature

    07/04/2017 08:27

    Vietnamese lotus tea becomes the spirit of Vietnamese culture that brings philosophy and respect. an ideal place to enjoy Vietnamese lotus tea is under  the eaves. Traditionally, tea drinkers cross their leg, sit on the timber trestle bed, contemplating the scene,recite a poem, talk,...

  • Khuc cake (banh khuc), a traditional food of Hanoian.

    Khuc cake (banh khuc), a traditional food of Hanoian.

    28/03/2017 09:17

    The cake is a rice ball made of glutinous rice mixed with cudweed - most important ingredient and filled with green bean paste, pork, and spices. Cudweed grows during lunar January and February, when the drizzling rain lasts all day, and it can be found along the edges of rice fields....

  • Must-try street food in Ho Hoan Kiem street, Hanoi

    Must-try street food in Ho Hoan Kiem street, Hanoi

    13/03/2017 07:16

    Ho Hoan Kiem street is also called Hang Che street, but under French colonial time, it was named Philharmonique. The street was changed to Ho Hoan Kiem street in 1945, after August Revolution.  Only 52 meters long, the name of the shortest street is similar to another name of Sword Lake...

  • Vietnamese prawn and noodle salad with lime, lemon grass and ginger dressing

    Vietnamese prawn and noodle salad with lime, lemon grass and ginger dressing

    22/07/2013 05:37

    200g (7oz) cooked king prawns a cucumber, quartered, seeds removed and finely sliced 2 carrots, peeled and finely sliced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 red chilli, seeds removed and thinly sliced 1 tbsp coriander leaves, plus 1 tbsp for garnish 1 tbsp mint leaves Finely sliced...

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