Ok Om Bok Festival in Vietnam

Ok Om Bok, also called Moon Offering Festival is traditional folk festival has existed for a very long time of Khmer people in Mekong Delta, especially 2 Tra Vinh and Soc Trang Provinces. The festival happens every year on the fifteen of October of the lunar calendar. In Khmer people‘s opinion, this is the last […]

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Elephant apple in Tra Vinh

Elephant apple is an evergreen large-sized shrub that belongs to the Dilleniaceae family. The tree grows 15 meters tall. The most important part of the tree is the fruit, elephant apple appears to be a large round fruit that’s greenish yellow in color. Growing to a size of 5-12 cm diameter which is actually an […]

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Clam worm sauce

Duyen Hai – a rural district of Tra Vinh province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam is famous for the unique Clam worm sauce (Nuoc mam ruoi). Clam worm may occasionally swim upstream to rivers and even climb to land. It is commonly found in all water depths, foraging in seaweeds, hiding under rocks or burrowing in sand […]

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Suong rice noodle soup

Suong rice noodle soup (Bun suong) is one of the specialty foods in Tra Vinh province in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. It has been said to be “once eating Bun Suong, spending your entire life missing it”. Similar to many Vietnamese rice noodle soups, Bun suong consists of the broth, rice noodles, toppings, vegetables and […]

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Specialty foods of Tra Vinh – Part 2

6. Suong rice noodle soup Similar to many Vietnamese rice noodle soups, Bun suong consists of the broth, rice noodles, toppings, vegetables and dipping sauce. They boil dry rice noodles until tender, a little chewy to serve Bun suong. The dish impresses dinner with its lean, dark brown, rich, a little sour and sweet-tasty broth which is […]

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Am porridge

Am porridge (Chao am) is a unique food in Tra Vinh province in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Firstly, the porridge impresses people with its strange name. “Chao” means porridge, “am” means “obsess/obsession” in Vietnamese. It has been said that hard to please mother in law in Tra Vinh usually asked her future daughter in […]

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