The horn shell in Mekong River Delta

The horn shell in Mekong River Delta

The horn shell, also known as the mud creeper, are commonly found in mangrove forests. These are found on tree trunks, feeding on algae or organic detritus. (15 hours ago)


French newspaper introduces Hanoi’s must-eat street food

  Apr 29, 2020 11:08:14
NDO/VNA – French daily Le Figaro recently ran an article introducing Hanoi’s most renowned street food. 

"Bo la lot", fragrant grilled beef rolled in lolot leaf

  Apr 25, 2020 14:53:40
"Bo la lot", grilled beef in lolot pepper leaves, has emerged as a popular street snack in Vietnam thanks to its fragrance. 

Nuts for bananas: a snack of youth

  Apr 18, 2020 16:03:44
To many Mekong Delta locals, grilled banana dipped in coconut milk represents a vessel of delightful childhood memories. 

Sampling delicacies at Hoi An market

  Apr 13, 2020 17:25:53
NDO – In reply to my friends’ question on which is the first place to go to and the first dish to taste after the social distancing period when I limit going outdoors, I admit that I will immediately run to Hoi An market to order a big bowl of ‘mi Quang’ noodles with lots of vegetables at Aunt Gai’s stall, and then stop by Aunt Hai’s stall to have a cup of hyacinth bean sweet porridge. 

"Pa pinh top" in northwestern localities

  Apr 12, 2020 13:42:42
“Pa pinh top” (grilled fish), is a speciality of the Thai ethnic minority group in the northwestern region of Vietnam. 

Tongue shell (lamp shell)

  Apr 05, 2020 14:01:44
"Ca xiu", commonly known as tongue shell or lamp shell, lives in the muddy part of rivers, estuaries and brackish water with a long pedicle attached to the ground, making it easier to find food. 

Honouring Vietnam’s culinary culture

  Apr 05, 2020 13:25:32
NDO – The word “banh mi” (Vietnamese bread) was admitted into the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the world’s most prestigious dictionaries, on March 24, 2011, showing the international community’s recognition for Vietnam’s culinary culture. 

Sa Ky fish paste: A savoury delight of Quang Ngai

  Mar 29, 2020 14:56:12
NDO - Spicy stir-fried snails, seaweed salad on Ly Son Island, shrimp pancakes, sea shell porridge, and chicken rice are within the list of tourists’ must-try dishes in Quang Ngai Province. But it must be a big mistake without mentioning ‘cha ca’ (fish paste) - a savoury delight to one’s smell and taste. 

Vietnamese ‘banh mi’ and its tasty variations

  Mar 25, 2020 18:02:11
NDO – No matter if it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, Vietnamese ‘banh mi’ can satisfy one’s taste and smell in a tidy little package. Offering various options for savoury fillings, the Vietnamese sandwich has won much favour and the hearts of gourmets internationally. 

Google Doodle honours Vietnamese iconic ‘banh mi’

  Mar 24, 2020 11:17:18
NDO – Search engine giant Google on March 24 released its latest doodle featuring the savoury and satisfying Vietnamese street-food sandwich known as banh mi to mark nine years since banh mi was admitted into the Oxford English Dictionary. 

Bean porridge with tofu, pickled eggplants: A simple common dish in Hanoi

  Mar 22, 2020 15:09:53
Bean porridge is a simple common dish in Hanoi, especially for the generation born between the 1980s and 1990s. 

Dragon fruit bread: An instant hit in Vietnam’s bakery market

  Mar 14, 2020 09:57:28
Bright pink breads made from dragon fruit have recently become hugely popular in Vietnam, winning much favour from customers. Creative bakers have figured out how to take advantage of the diversity of fruits in the country, partly thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Culinary space in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter

  Mar 09, 2020 17:24:26
NDO - Located on the second floor of house No.25 on Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Anh Tuyet Restaurant is an elegant and warm space founded by a culinary artisan. 

Banh mi xiu mai

  Mar 07, 2020 20:46:45
Ideally eaten for breakfast or brunch, "banh mi xiu mai", pork meatballs in hot gravy sauce with crispy bread, is a distinctive dish in Da Lat, a resort town in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.