Steamed rice paper rolls with squid cakes in Ha Long

Steamed rice paper rolls with squid cakes in Ha Long

In Ha Long, steamed rice paper rolls (banh cuon) are eaten with squid cakes instead of pork cakes or grilled pork as in other places in the north, creating a whole new style. (May 09, 2021 14:00:12)


Vietnamese restaurant named among Asia's best

  Apr 08, 2021 10:39:36
NDO/VNA – A Vietnamese restaurant has been named among the 50 best in Asia. 

Map of Vietnam’s culinary tourism launched

  Apr 02, 2021 11:10:28
NDO – The Restaurant Association of Vietnam, in coordination with the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association and the World Food Travel Association, held a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on April 1 to announce the ‘Map of Vietnam’s culinary tourism’ project. 

Exhibition to highlight French gastronomy

  Mar 23, 2021 16:00:52
NDO – A photo exhibition entitled ‘Toque blanche’ will kick off at the French Cultural Institute in Hanoi (L'Espace) on April 9, to highlight the excellence of French gastronomy. 

‘Com hap la sen’ takes pride of place in Hue's royal gastronomy

  Mar 14, 2021 14:28:05
Com hap la sen (Steamed rice with lotus seeds, wrapped in a lotus leaf) was once the food of kings in the 18th century, during the Nguyen Dynasty. 

Mao Dien rolled rice pancakes – special treat for visitors to Bac Ninh

  Mar 06, 2021 11:22:11
NDO/VNA – The fine combination of rice, fried onion flakes and tangy sauce makes “banh cuon Mao Dien” (Mao Dien steamed rolled rice pancakes) unforgettable to anyone who tastes them. 

Ginger jam: A spicy-sweet delicacy of Hue city

  Feb 28, 2021 13:38:35
NDO/VNA - The ginger ‘jam’ made in Kim Long Ward, Hue City, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, stands out for its authenticity and absence of additives. The specialty is consumed in large amounts during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. 

Chef promotes the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine

  Feb 18, 2021 10:04:51
NDO – Starting from its first video posted more than one year ago on the traditional food offerings of the Vietnamese people during the Tet (lunar New Year) festival, the YouTube channel Bep Nha Chau (My Family’s Kitchen) by chef Nguyen Phuong Hai has uploaded nearly 130 vlogs introducing viewers to the essence of Vietnamese dishes across the country, making it a favourite place for lovers of Vietnamese cuisine. 

Cylindrical ‘chung’ cake wrapped in ‘chit’ leaves

  Feb 12, 2021 09:53:09
NDO – Nhan Dan (People) reporter Duong Van Muu relives his childhood memory of making long ‘chung’ (glutinous rice) cakes wrapped in ‘chit’ leaves, a variant of the square ‘chung’ cake which is more popular in the northern region. The cake is a traditional cake enjoyed by his villagers on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet). 

Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestors

  Feb 11, 2021 21:15:26
NDO/VNA – During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, each ethnic group in Vietnam has its own culinary specialties that reflect the culture of their people and are used as offerings to worship their ancestors. 

Black glutinous rice cake: A unique dish of Tay ethic people in Lao Cai

  Feb 07, 2021 16:26:04
NDO – Black ‘chung’ (glutinous rice) cake, made with the ashes of nuc nac trees, is an indispensable dish of Tay ethnic people in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province, during their Lunar New Year festival. 

Molded rice cakes make for a sweet Tet in central Vietnam

  Jan 31, 2021 16:25:58
Days before the Lunar New Year, batches of traditional rice cakes are popping from the mold in non-stop thuds echoing across An Lac Village of Quang Nam Province. 

Xoi Ngu Sac (five-coloured steamed glutinous rice)

  Jan 24, 2021 16:38:44
Almost all tourists are drawn by “xoi ngu sac” (five-coloured steamed glutinous rice)’s irresistible attraction, an eye-catching appearance with five vibrant colours. 

Sour pork – specialty of Muong ethnic minority in Phu Tho province

  Jan 17, 2021 11:03:50
Sour pork is a specialty of the Muong ethnic minority group in Thanh Son district, Phu Tho province, in Vietnam’s northern region. This dish is a mainstay of the Muong people’s Lunar New Year festivities. 

Corn cake - a traditional dish of H’Mong people in Tuyen Quang

  Jan 10, 2021 09:51:31
NDO/TQO - Corn cake is quite popular among the H'mong people in Tuyen Quang Province.