The Vietnamese Sour Spring Rolls “nem chua” are made from rustic ingredients, namely ground pork thigh, minced pork skin, chili, garlic, fish sauce, sugar, salt, those are mixed, pressed and then naturally fermented by tender fig or guava leaves.
Pia cake banh pia is a rich cake eaten with tea that is a specialty of the Kinh, Khmer and Chinese ethnic people living in the Mekong Delta region. To many families in southern Vietnam, enjoying pia during the mid-autumn holidays has been a tradition since the early 19th century.
Vietnamese mooncakes are known as banh trung thu – “Mid-Autumn cake”. Vietnamese mooncakes are usually sold in either individually or in a set of four.
Hanoi green rice, or Com is a dish in Vietnamese cuisine. It is not dyed green, as can be done with pandan, but is immature rice kernels roasted over very low heat then pounded in a mortar and pestle until flattened.
The Cold Food Festival is a traditional Vietnamese holiday. It is celebrated in China as well as the nearby nation of Korea. At this time of year, the sky becomes clearer and buds sprout in the field. Farmers sow various seeds and supply water to their rice paddies.
KFC may be everywhere in Vietnam these days, but skip the fast food for the local version. Honey marinated then grilled over large flaming barbecues, the chicken legs, wings and feet served are unusually tender, while the skin stays crispy but not dry.
The beef noodles in the south Bun Bo Nam Bo is also known as stirred beef vermicelli. The simplicity and elegance is what people describe about this dish. Instead of using sophisticated broth as Pho, sauce is used for Bun bo Nam Bo.
Vietnam’s banana flower salad, nom hoa chuoi packs a much bigger punch than a typical plate of mixed greens.
Bun bo Hue or bun bo is a popular Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli (bun) and beef (bo). Hue is a city in central Vietnam associated with the cooking style of the former royal court.
In Vietnam, rau muong is a common ingredient and garnish in Vietnamese cuisine and was once served as a staple vegetable of the poor.
Pho Noodles is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat.It is primarily served with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world.