Black sesame sweet soup (Chi ma phu) in Hanoi

Black sesame sweet soup

Black sesame sweet soup (Chi ma phu) in Hanoi is a Chinese dessert. It is called Chí mà phù, Xí mà in Vietnamese. It has become one of the most favorite food of local people and visitor for approximately 100 years. When winter comes, Glutinous rice dumplings in ginger syrup (Banh troi tau), Mung bean sweet […]

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Mung bean sweet soup with tangerine peel (Luc tau xa)

Mung bean sweet soup with tangerine peel

Mung bean sweet soup with tangerine peel (Lục tàu xá, Lục đậu sa, Luc tau xa, Luc dau sa) has been brought to Hanoi, Vietnam by Chinese people. Hanoi people have change the recipe to meet their taste. The food has become a very familiar part of elegant local life. No one knows exactly when […]

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Glutinous rice dumplings in ginger syrup in Hanoi

Glutinous rice dumplings in ginger syrup (Bánh trôi tàu, Banh troi tau) is a favorite food in Hanoi on winter days. Round and oval glutinous rice dumplings which are filled with mung bean or black sesame, covered with ginger syrup, and topped with crushed peanut, shredded coconut meat, attract most of the people from local to visitors. Glutinous […]

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Water chestnut and mung bean sweet soup – Vietnamese traditional food

Water mung bean sweet soup with chestnut sweet

Water mung bean sweet soup with chestnut sweet – a Vietnamese traditional food in Hanoi is an elegant delicacy which has attracted most of the people. It has been said that Water chestnut sweet soup was created based on Luc tao xa (Lục tàu xá) – a Chinese food from mung bean which is cooked until tender and broken. To meet […]

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Fried corn roll – a specialty food of Quang Ngai

Fried corn roll

Vietnam has various fried roll recipes: Vietnamese fried roll (Chả giò, Cha gio), Fried shrimp roll (Chả ram tôm đất), Fried crab roll (Chả giò cua bể), etc. Most of the Vietnamese spring rolls are made by using rice paper to wrap filling which is made from various combinations of pork, shrimp, crab, egg, cellophane noodles, shiitake, […]

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Fried shrimp roll – a specialty of Quy Nhon – Binh Dinh

Fried shrimp roll

Fried shrimp roll – a specialty of Quy Nhon – Binh Dinh is one of the most favorite traditional foods in Quy Nhon province, Binh Dinh province of Central Vietnam as well as the entire country. They call Fried shrimp rolls Chả ram tôm đất or Cha ram tom dat in Vietnamese. The smelling finger-sized […]

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Button top – a specialty food of Central Coast Vietnam

Button top

Button top (Ốc ruốc, Oc ruoc) is a species of sea snail which has solid, rounded shell which is up to 2 cm wide. It shows a glossy, highly variable and colorfully patterned exterior. Button top looks like cloth button. They are abundant in Central Coast Vietnam. Button top is a valuable gift from the sea to local people. […]

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Don – a specialty food of Quang Ngai, Vietnam

Don a specialty food of Quang Ngai

Don a specialty food of Quang Ngai, Vietnam. It is similar to baby clam but its shell is in yellow or light black. In Vietnam, Don only occurs in 2 big rivers in Quang Ngai province: Tra River and Ve River. Don lives in the rivers, at the mouth of the rivers, and on the river […]

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Young green jackfruit salad – a specialty food of Central Vietnam

Young green jackfruit salad

In Central Vietnam, there is a beautiful folk song which says: “Ai về nhắn với nậu nguồn Mít non gửi xuống cá chuồn gửi lên” The folk song can be translated into English as below: “Anyone return to hometown, send my message to my partner Send young green jackfruit, I will send back flying fish” Young […]

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