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Aug 23rd
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Food & Drink

"One cup of tea, please!"

... is what you often here when walking along Hanoi streets, near a lamp post, under the shade of a tree, or next to a door where there is a low table with glass pots containing different kinds of candies, roasted ground nuts, and sugar coated cakes. This is a complete description of a make-shift tea shop, which is a very popular part of Vietnamese street life.   The owner skillfully lifts the cap of the tea cozy, takes out the tea pot, and then pours the hot tea into a small cup. The owner then hands the cup of steaming tea to the customer. Unlike northerners, who prefer hot steamy tea, people in the south would like to add ice cubes to their tea cups/glasses due to weather difference. Read more >>
 

Grilled shrimp paste-a whole ocean in one bit!

Grilled shrimp paste-a whole ocean in one bit! Grilled shrimp paste, which has been roughly translated in Vietnamese as chao tom, was originally created by the ingenious cooks for the imperial kitc... Read more >>

Cha ca La Vong (grilled minced fish)

Cha ca La Vong (grilled minced fish) Hanoi now has several stores selling Cha ca La Vong, but none of them can be equal to the Cha Ca Road’s in terms of quality and flavor. As a popul... Read more >>

Hanoi’s coffee culture, like no other

Hanoi’s coffee culture, like no other Sai Gon has coffee on high floor, and under ground, etc., whereas Hanoi has street coffee and traditional cafeteria. The competition between Trung Ngu... Read more >>

Hue beef noodle – the typical culinary art of Hue!

Hue beef noodle – the typical culinary art of Hue! In Hue city, the former citadel of Vietnam, it doesn't take you a lot of money to dine like a King!   Hue beef noodle takes its origin from the Roy... Read more >>

"Banh Chung" - the soul of Vietnamese New Year!

"Banh Chung" (Chung cake) is a traditional and irreplaceable cake of Vietnamese people in the Tet Holidays and King Hung’s anniversary (10th March L... Read more >>

Fish Sauce – a famous Vietnamese condiment

Fish Sauce – a famous Vietnamese condiment When having most Vietnamese food, “nuoc mam” or Fish Sauce is the indispensable spice of much deliciousness.   Whoever coming to Vietnam and mo... Read more >>

Spring roll (Chả giò)

Spring roll (Chả giò) “ Chả giò ” (or Nem Rán in the North) is one of the most popular traditional Vietnamese food, literally meaning minced pork roll .   Ingredients... Read more >>

Cao lau Hoi An (Hoi An vermicelli)

Cao lau Hoi An (Hoi An vermicelli) Visitors to Hoi An never forget Cao Lau (vermicelli), the special Hoi An and Quang Nam special symbol   Cao Lau is the foremost traditional Hoi An ... Read more >>
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