“Thach gang”: A popular refresher of Hai Phong city

“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 of the tongue. (Jul 05, 2020 11:30:09)


Squid in Phan Thiet city

  Jun 06, 2020 16:48:33
Locals call it “rang muc”, or the flesh on the head of a squid, and Phan Thiet has made it a specialty for its delicious taste and interesting texture. 

Italian cuisine promoted in Vietnam

  Jun 01, 2020 17:21:14
NDO – A programme, titled “True Italian Taste - Pasta Master”, will be held at Caravelle Saigon Hotel on June 3, aiming to promote Italian cuisine to Vietnamese people.  

The horn shell in Mekong River Delta

  May 31, 2020 11:49:32
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 24, 2020 14:42:24
“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. 

‘Che khuc bach’: A dessert to cool Hanoi's hot summer

  May 17, 2020 14:23:13
‘Che khuc bach’, a Vietnamese take on the classic Italian dessert panna cotta, is a perfect dessert to cool Hanoi's hot summer. 

Uncooked blood pudding: A Vietnamese specialty that can horrify foreigners

  May 10, 2020 15:35:19
The sight of fresh blood from ducks, chickens, goats or pigs may come as a nightmare for the faint-hearted. 

Duck embryos: The beloved, unconventional breakfast of Hanoi

  May 02, 2020 11:24:14
'Trung vit lon', duck eggs with embryos inside, are a popular street delicacy across Vietnam. They can be boiled, stir-fried, tossed or poached in soup. While people in Hue and Ho Chi Minh City eat these eggs as their evening snack, many Hanoians believe the duck embryos are perfect for breakfast. 

Spade-fish: A rich taste of the sea

  Apr 29, 2020 12:17:22
NDO – From the fourth to the eleventh lunar months each year, fishermen in southern central coastal provinces of Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa enter spadefish season. This species of indigenous marine fish is an indispensable ingredient that has brought fame to the cuisine of Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province. 

French newspaper introduces Hanoi’s must-eat street food

  Apr 29, 2020 11:08:14
NDO/VNA – French daily Le Figaro recently ran an article introducing Hanoi’s most renowned street food. 

"Bo la lot", fragrant grilled beef rolled in lolot leaf

  Apr 25, 2020 14:53:40
"Bo la lot", grilled beef in lolot pepper leaves, has emerged as a popular street snack in Vietnam thanks to its fragrance. 

Nuts for bananas: a snack of youth

  Apr 18, 2020 16:03:44
To many Mekong Delta locals, grilled banana dipped in coconut milk represents a vessel of delightful childhood memories. 

Sampling delicacies at Hoi An market

  Apr 13, 2020 17:25:53
NDO – In reply to my friends’ question on which is the first place to go to and the first dish to taste after the social distancing period when I limit going outdoors, I admit that I will immediately run to Hoi An market to order a big bowl of ‘mi Quang’ noodles with lots of vegetables at Aunt Gai’s stall, and then stop by Aunt Hai’s stall to have a cup of hyacinth bean sweet porridge. 

"Pa pinh top" in northwestern localities

  Apr 12, 2020 13:42:42
“Pa pinh top” (grilled fish), is a speciality of the Thai ethnic minority group in the northwestern region of Vietnam. 

Tongue shell (lamp shell)

  Apr 05, 2020 14:01:44
"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.