Stir-fried pork intestine with turmeric – specialty food of Quang Ngai

Stir-fried pork intestine with turmeric

Stir-fried pork intestine with turmeric (Lòng xào nghệ) is a specialty food of Quang Ngai province in Central Vietnam. The dish is an example of using often discarded parts of animals in Vietnam. Pork intestine can be boiled and eaten with dipping sauce and herb. It is also used to cook a wide range of strange […]

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Banh ro – Pyramidal glutinous rice cake in Central Vietnam

Pyramidal glutinous rice cake

Bánh rò (Banh ro, Pyramidal glutinous rice cake in English) is a traditional cake in Central Vietnam. Banh ro is a specialty food of Quang region (Quang Nam province and Quang Ngai). The cake is a must food on important occasions (death anniversary, Tet festival, etc.) in Central Vietnam. Banh ro could be considered as the simple or pyramidal […]

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Sugar steamed glutinous rice – an authentic dish in Central Vietnam

Sugar steamed glutinous rice

Vietnamese cuisine has tens of steamed glutinous rice recipes. People in each region have created recipes which meet local taste and local products. In Central, they make Xôi đường, Xoi duong, Sugar steamed glutinous rice in English. Sticky, smelling, buttery black Sugar steamed glutinous rice is a popular food which is served on important occasions […]

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A Saigon street food tour in Ba Hoa market

Entering Ba Hoa market, you can be attracted by lots of specialty foods of Central Vietnam such as Thuan cake (Bánh thuẫn), Jaggery (Đường bát), Grilled girdle cake, Tra Que vegetables, fermented dishes, pickles and spices. Most of the sellers in the market comes from Central Vietnam. They can be recognized by their accents. The […]

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Palmyra sweet soup in An Giang

Ben Tre province in Mekong Delta is famous for thousands of coconut tree with high-quality coconut fruits. An Giang province is considered as the kingdom of palmyra palm. This kind of tree represents for the entire province. They are very useful in applications for thatching houses, making mats, rugs, cooking various dishes. The fruit which measures 4 […]

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Specialty foods in Tien Giang – Part 2

Banana Mixed With Shredded Coconut Meat

11. Fermented shedder fiddler crab Being next to the ocean and having many fiddler crab, Go Cong district in Tien Giang province is famous for Fermented shedder fiddler crab (or Mam cong lot) – a specialty food of the district as well as the entire Mekong Delta. Mam cong lot is distinctively rich, tasty, sour, hot, salty, and smelling. The harvesting season […]

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Banana mixed with shredded coconut meat

Banana Mixed With Shredded Coconut Meat

Banana and coconut are everywhere in Mekong Delta. Coming to this beautiful and peaceful land, you can see small cottages under green gardens of many fruit trees, including banana trees, coconut trees. Local people have created various delicious dishes from these fruits: Sweet soup with banana and coconut cream, Grilled banana in glutinous rice which […]

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