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In Ba Vi, Hanoi, famous Wagyu cows drink beer and wine, and get a massage every day so that premium meat can be produced.

Catching super-size tuna and raising giant cows, farmers pocket big money

A fisherman in Binh Dinh catches big tuna, while 3B cows imported from Belgium provide high meat yield in Quang Nam. More unusual stories:

Strange products and flavors: spices made of ant eggs and herbs

A spice made of aromatic grass and ant eggs can only be found in GiaLai and five-color vermicelli in CaoBang are among the unusual products that can be found in Vietnam.

Staples of northerners’ traditional new-year feast

There is a certain selection of dishes that almost every family will have on Tet or Lunar New Year.

Specialty of the land of coconut

Soil and climate in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre are behind the steady and strong growth of local coconut trees.

A sweet delicacy from Nam Dinh

Longan cakes is traditional local food in Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province. Although it is rustic fromits look to the flavor, the dish is well-known.


West Lake Shrimp Cake - great dine out option in Hanoi

For many international and local tourists, their visit is seen incomplete without trying Banh Tom Ho Tay.


Shirts made of leaves of 200-year-old tree in Ha Tinh

Unusual items made by craftspeople and cooks in Vietnam:

Lai Vung-style fermented pork roll

Lai Vung District in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is well-known by nem, (fermented pork roll), its unique specialty.

Old discarded clothes turned into expensive products

All old things, from clothes and guitars to motorbikes, can be recycled into useful and highly aesthetic items thanks to talented artisans.

Pork specialties from central coastal district

Nem Ninh Hoa—which includes Ninh Hoa-style fermented pork rolls and grilled meatballs—provides two specialties tourists should try in the coastal district of Ninh Hoa in Khanh Hoa Province.

Essence of giant waterbugs has value in Vietnam, favored by wealthy

Ca cuong, or giant waterbug, looks like a cockroach. However, unlike cockroaches, ca cuong, with a rare and precious essence, is very expensive and sells for VND3.5 million per kilogram.

Delicious dining at a snail’s pace

Overlooking Ngoc Khanh Lake in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh District, Oc Thi No restaurant has a pleasant view that helps diners feel relaxed as they enjoy a variety of dishes of freshwater snails.

Hotpot of five elements of earth

Lau tha, or tha hotpot, is a dish familiar to those living in or visiting Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province. The attractive specialty tastes so delicious with a wide range of ingredients.

Gia Lai-style dried Pho

Pho, or Vietnamese noodle soup, is a favorite dish of locals. In the country, this popular dish has adopted numerous versions.

Bun Ca – the soul food for chilly days

During the chilly weather of fall, there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of steamy and hearty fish noodle soup, or Bun Ca in Vietnamese.

Com - the flavour of autumn

Autumn has arrived in Hanoi with gentle breezes tenderly penetrating street corners, replacing the summer heat and scattering bunches of yellow leaves on the pavements.

Delicious fish noodle soup in Kien Giang

A fish noodle soup from the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang offers diners an interesting culinary delight as it has a taste different from counterparts in Khanh Hoa, An Giang and Soc Trang provinces.

Hanoi a paradise for lovers of delicious duck soup

Like many Vietnamese living and working abroad, Nguyen Ngoc Lam, who lives in Denmark, dearly miss traditional dishes like bún chả, phở and bún vịt măng.

Da Lat's Banh can: creamy goodness

When searching for top dishes to try in Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng, the phrase Banh can (custard cake) comes up a lot.