Ga tan

Ga tan, Stewed Sweet Herbal Chicken Soup is one of Vietnamese best dishes is worth a try if you’re needing a Vietnamese tonic. This is completely different from any other soup. With a combination of chicken and different herbs such as American dried fig, red dates, honey dates, gojiberries, dried longan, pei ji and yuk chuk […]

Goi cuon

Goi cuon is a Vietnamese dish traditionally consisting of pork, prawn, vegetables, bun (rice vermicelli), and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese banh trang (commonly known as rice paper). They are served at room temperature (or cooled) and are not deep fried or cooked on the outside. Fresh goi cuon have gained popularity among Vietnam’s neighboring […]

Nem ran – Cha gio

  The fried version with minced pork is called Cha gio (southern Vietnam), nem, or Nem ran (northern Vietnam). Central Vietnam has its own version of a “fried roll” called “Ram.” “Ram” is always made from whole shell-on shrimp or chopped deshelled shrimps and some green onion, wrapped in rice paper and deep fried. “Ram”, like […]

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo, named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet are Vietnamese savoury fried pancakes made of rice flour, water, turmeric powder, stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts. Southern-style banh xeo contains coconut milk and certain Central regions […]

Cha ca

Although the name “cha ca” implies that it’s a fish paste, it’s actually small fillets of flaky white fish marinaded in turmeric and galangal, fried and served with generous topping of dill on a sizzling hot plate. Hanoians consider cha ca to be so exceptional that there is a street in the capital dedicated to […]