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Quang noodle, so good speciality!

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Knowing Vietnamese noodles can be extremely helpful, as “pho” is to Hanoi and beef rice noodles is to Hue, Quang noodles is very popular in Quang Nam and Da Nang. Quang noodle soups differ than most normal noodle soups in that the soups have just enough broth to barely cover the ...

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“Bun goi da”

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“Bun goi da” is a special noodle soup which is one of the most appreciated by visitors to Soc Trang Province. The strange dish is originated in My Xuyen Town, Soc Trang Province. Leaving the city of Soc Trang some 5 km to My Xuyen Town, you can see a ...

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A unique “banh xeo” in Vietnam

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“Banh xeo” is Vietnamese style crepe with whole shrimp, thinly sliced pork and bean sprouts. Like the salad roll, the “banh xeo” is a do-it-yourself dish that involves the messy but delicious process of wrapping the crepe in lettuce with cilantro and basil. Though the filling might fall out on ...

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“Banh it” – sticky rice cake

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It is true that “Banh it” is a must try specialty of the Central Region in Vietnam! Commonly, there are two kinds of “Banh it”. The first one is “Banh it la gai”, which is sticky rice cake with coconut or green bean stuffing wrapped in pinnate leaf. The second ...

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“Banh Phu The”– Vietnamese conjugal cake

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In Vietnam,“Banh Phu The” is a special cake, which symbolises the loyalty of a husband and wife… The conjugal cake is normally served at Vietnamese weddings and used as a wedding invitation or taken by the man’s family to the woman’s family on engagement day. The stickiness of the cake ...

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“Cốm” – Autumn’s special gift

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“Cốm” (green sticky rice) is a delicacy that is made only in autumn and cherished by all Vietnamese. For Hanoians, nothing evokes autumn like the taste of young rice from Vong village, the grain so sweetly scented that they left a lasting impression… Served with red persimmons or ripe bananas, ...

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Tea with longan and lotus seed

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Tea with longan and lotus seed is considered as the Vietnamese quintessence… With longan and lotus seeds, the Vietnamese can create a kind of special-flavor tea. It is considered the quintessence of the heaven and earth. The tea is aromatically fragrant with an original flavor. Containing longan fruit pieces and ...

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Is the banh mi the world’s best sandwich?

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A product of Vietnam’s colonial past, the beloved concoction combines a crunchy French baguette with pork, pate and an ever-changing array of fresh vegetables. The cab driver stopped on the bustling boulevard Pho Hue and pointed at a mishmash of incongruent four and five-story buildings across the street. I hopped ...

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Broken rice (Cơm tấm)

Cơm tấm with grilled pork, shredded pork, pork skin, fried egg, pork meatloaf, pickled carrot, and sliced cucumber

Cơm tấm, or broken rice, is a Vietnamese dish made from rice with fractured rice grains. Tấm refers to the broken rice grains, whilecơm refers to cooked rice. Also known as Cơm tấm Sài Gòn (Saigon-style broken rice), particularly served in southern Vietnam, in Saigon. It is usually served with grilled ...

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Roll cake (Bánh cuốn)

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Bánh cuốn is made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed fermented rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and minced shallots. Sides for this dish usually consist of chả lụa (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, and bean sprouts, with the dipping sauce called nước chấm. Sometimes, ...

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