Festival honours hundreds of southern specialities

Festival honours hundreds of southern specialities

NDO – The 2017 Southern Culinary Festival officially opened on May 24 in Ho Chi Minh City, honouring over 250 foods and 100 sweet soups and cakes from the southern provinces and cities.  (May 24, 2017)


Vietnam sets up centre for cuisine study, preservation, development

  Apr 08, 2017
NDO/ VNA – A centre for the study, preservation and development of Vietnam’s gastronomy was launched in Hanoi on April 7 as part of the ongoing Vietnam International Travel Mart 2017.  

Sai Sung – A special dish of Quang Ninh

  Apr 02, 2017
The province of Quang Ninh is famous for its scenery, its people and its culture, but not many people know about a unique dish that can only be found in the northern locality. The special seafood dish is called Sai Sung or Sa Sung (sea peanut-worms), just another reason why one should not turn down a trip to Quang Ninh.  

Vietnam attends ASEAN cuisine festival in Cambodia

  Apr 02, 2017
NDO - Vietnam is participating in the 11th ASEAN cuisine festival 2017 that opened in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh on April 1.  

Khoai cake (stuffed omelette)

  Mar 19, 2017
Unlike mentioned cakes, Khoai cake contains many ingredients and goes through totally different processing procedures.  

Cha ruoi, an autumn treat of the North

  Mar 12, 2017
Those who visit Hanoi during autumn season should savor 'cha ruoi', a specialty made from sand worm widely available in the sea.  

Hanoi ranked among greatest cities for food

  Mar 08, 2017
NDO - Hanoi has been placed second on the list of the world’s 17 greatest cities for food selected by the UK’s Telegraph. 

Vietnamese ‘Ca Kho’ simmered fish

  Mar 04, 2017
Healthy diets almost always contain fish, which is high in protein with fewer calories than other meat sources. It's also one of nature's most versatile foods. Fish can be cooked in several different ways such as baked, fried, steamed or poached but simmering fish, will reduce the strong smell and increase the flavour of the fish. 

Nem Chua - A unique fresh dish of Vietnam

  Feb 26, 2017
Nem chua (Vietnamese fermented pork roll) is a unique dish of Vietnamese food culture, made from fresh pork and other special spices.  

Hoi An recognised as Vietnam’s food capital

  Feb 26, 2017
NDO – The World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) has recognised Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, as one of Vietnam’s food capitals.  

Grilled Mullet Fish Wrapped in Lotus Leaves

  Feb 19, 2017
The bountiful southern provinces are always known for their elegant dishes which combine the interesting local specialities with simple yet demanding cuisines. One obvious example of this statement must be the Grilled Mullet Fish Wrapped in Lotus Leaves in Dong Thap. 

Moss of the Ma River – a unique dish in Son La

  Jan 22, 2017
Moss is not only something that grows on the rocks around Son La but also a unique dish of the region. Moss is taken from underwater rocks in the Ma River and then turned into tasty grilled or fried dishes.  

Longan Cake

  Jan 15, 2017
'Longan cake' is a special cake made by local residents of Hai Hau borough. People call it “longan cake” not because it is made from longan, but because the shape and skin looks like one.  

Com hen (rice with baby clams)

  Jan 08, 2017
“Com hen” is no longer the preserve of the poor people in Central Vietnam, but the favorite of Hue locals and tourists, thanks to its deliciousness and simplicity.  

Steamed layer cake - A Vietnamese sweet dessert

  Jan 02, 2017
'Banh Da Lon' is a Vietnamese steamed layer cake made from tapioca starch, rice flour, mashed mung beans, taro, or durian, coconut milk, water, and sugar. It is sweet and gelatinously soft in texture, with thin colored layers alternating with layers of mung bean, durian, or taro filling.