Must-try northwestern region dishes
Grilled chicken in bamboo tube, minced pork grilled in dong leaves, and purple sticky rice are must-try dishes in Vietnam's northwestern region.
“Thach gang”: A popular refresher of Hai Phong city
“Thach gang” (home-made grass jelly) conjures up childhood memories for most people in the northern port city of Hai Phong. The fresh softness of the jelly melts on the tip…
Kem xoi a summer treat to beat the Hanoi heat
Nguyen Thu Loan from Germany loves getting the chance to enjoy Hanoi’s special treat kem xôi (sticky rice ice cream) when she returns to Vietnam.
Seaweed sweet soup - a cure for the summer heat
A combination of green beans and seaweed, 'che dau xanh rong bien' is a perfect blend of land and sea, bringing natural fresh nutrients and a delightful flavour to eaters.
Hanoi is in the middle of summer with temperatures reaching above 40 degrees Celsius at times. The hot weather makes it hard to enjoy food, but for baby clams and some cold beer, I can make an exception.
The horn shell in Mekong River Delta
The horn shell, also known as the mud creeper, are commonly found in mangrove forests. These are found on tree trunks, feeding on algae or organic detritus.
Mantis shrimp   (May 27, 2020)
Mantis shrimp
 “Tom tit”, or mantis shrimp, is a dish that seafood lovers do not want to miss out on when visiting Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province.  
Story of nhut, a specialty of Nghe An
For northerners, fermented pickles are part and parcel of daily meals, but for locals in central provinces, particularly Nghe An, nhút (pickle made from young jackfruit) is a real specialty.  
Vietnam’s Pho culture   (May 12, 2020)
Vietnam’s Pho culture
For many Vietnamese, Pho is much more than just noodle soup. From street vendors to luxurious restaurants, Pho has become the national dish of Vietnam.  
Banh mi, pho add flavor to Australian art project
Two popular Vietnam staples feature prominently in an online project on artists' favourite Asian food memories during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
"Bo la lot", fragrant grilled beef rolled in lolot leaf
"Bo la lot", grilled beef in lolot pepper leaves, has emerged as a popular street snack in Vietnam thanks to its fragrance.  
"Pa pinh top" in northwestern localities
 “Pa pinh top” (grilled fish), is a speciality of the Thai ethnic minority group in the northwestern region of Vietnam.  
Vietnamese food among top 10 healthiest in the world
Vietnamese cuisine has been listed among the 10 healthiest cuisines globally by UK travel website The Culture Trip.  
Besides beautiful beaches, Fish cake noodle in Phan Thiet makes any tasters memorable
Besides beautiful resorts and beaches, Phan Thiet Beach Town also offers delicious cuisine with delicacies ranging from sweet to savory. Fish cake noodle ( Banh canh cha ca), a speciality you do not forget to taste if you travel Phan Thiet to make yourself experience flour and flavour of wild sea in your mouth.
Tongue shell (lamp shell)   (Apr 06, 2020)
Tongue shell (lamp shell)
"Ca xiu", commonly known as tongue shell or lamp shell, lives in the muddy part of rivers, estuaries and brackish water with a long pedicle attached to the ground, making it easier to find food.