Hanoi’s typical dishes with many variants always cause nostalgia for children who live far from their homeland.
The grass jelly is an indispensable ingredient for a delicious cup of sweet soup or soya bean curd of all flavours. The northern province of Cao Bang is famous for this unique kind of jelly.
UK-based publisher of world-renowned travel books and magazines Rough Guides has published an article recommending outstanding Vietnamese dishes besides the already renown pho and banh mi.
Nghe An Province is not only well known nationwide for its eel soup but also giò bê (cured veal meat) which is a must-have for big anniversaries such as weddings or Tet (Lunar New Year) parties.
Among the culinary delights in Hanoi, snail noodle soup is fascinating to many northerners. The dish, which can be said to have a unique countryside flavor, is pervasive in the capital, from street food stalls to luxury restaurants.
“Bún nghệ xào lòng (stir-fried vermicelli with pig intestines and turmeric) is one of Hue’s most popular dishes. It has closely connected with many generations of locals,” said my friend’s mother Hoang Thi Thuy.
Compared to the Southern and the Central Vietnam, the Northern region, particularly Hanoi, boasts a wide variety of dishes using Muscovy duck, from noodle dish to hot pot and stir-fry.
Mudskippers grilled with chili salt and mud creepers with coconut milk are one of the best seafood specialties in Ca Mau Province.
Stir-fried crispy noodles is a very popular Chinese dish in HCM City. The way the rich, savoury sauce soaks into the crispy fried noodles makes the meal simply irresistible!
There are many varieties of bun cha across Vietnam, but the Hanoi version is still held in high esteem.
Duck meat is popular all over the world. In Vietnam not only you can enjoy the delicious grilled-duck dish, but also try it with noodles.
A sweet and crunchy afternoon snack many Vietnamese adults have grown up eating.
Ton Ngoc Hiep, who already opened 10 Vietnamese “pho” (noodle soup) restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is planning to bring the brand to the UK and the US.
Ngan (Siamese duck) is deep-fried with garlic then served with a special homemade sauce.
This specialty of Hanoi has plenty of versions which combine special ingredients such as fertilized duck egg, beef and stir-fried snail, to name but a few. However, the version with fertilized duck egg may give an interesting gastronomy experience.
The fragrance of steaming khuc pie will live forever as one of most potent childhood memories of Hanoian.
Raw fish is often associated with Japan but it's also a very popular street food in Vietnam.
Soc Trang Province is known as the capital of bun nuoc leo (vermicelli with special broth made with special fish sauce among gourmands.
When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, one of the first images that appear in most people’s mind is banh mi.
Four Vietnamese eateries have been included in the Inaugural “Essence of Asia” Collection, an unranked collection by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.