Siamese mud carp cracker

Siamese mud carp cracker (  ) is a specialty food of An Giang province in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. In Vietnam, Prawn cracker, Squid cracker are famous starters or snacks. Not many Vietnamese people know about Siamese mud carp cracker which only is available in flood season. Every July, local people use nets to catch siamese mud […]

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Specialty foods of An Giang – Part 3

11. Siamese mud carp cracker Siamese mud carp cracker (Banh phong ca linh) is a famous starters or snacks.  In An Giang province, they make a very special dish – Siamese mud carp cracker to gift to their valuable visitors or serve visitors at Tet festival. Plumpy, silver, fresh siamese mud carp are chosen and prepared (head, tail, […]

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Cu Lao Gieng pickled young mango

Pickled young mango originated in Gieng Island (Cu Lao Gieng), Binh Phuoc Xuan commune, Cho Moi district, An Giang province. Gieng Island has lush fruits orchards and fresh fruits during the year. Mango trees are grown popularly on the island. In mango season, gardens on the island are full of premature mangoes falling from the […]

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Specialty foods of An Giang – Part 2

6. Neem salad Ingredients for this amazing salad are neem shoots and flowers, pork belly, dried snakeskin gournami (or dried snakehead), cucumber, green mango, pineapple, fish sauce, tamarind pulp, garlic, chili pepper, coriander, peanuts, etc. The tender and bitter Neem shoot and flowers are the soul of this salad. Neem shoots and flowers are poached […]

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Neem salad – a specialty food of An Giang

Neem is a fast-growing tree that can reach a height of 15–20 meters. Pinnate leaves are 20–40 centimeters long, with 20 to 31 medium to dark green leaflets about 3–8 centimeters long. The white and fragrant flowers are arranged in more-or-less drooping axillary panicles which are up to 25 centimeters long. In Vietnam, Neem trees are grown popularly in An Giang province. Local people use […]

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