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Mekong delta food — Delectable plates in the flooded season
From September to November of each year, people in the south of Vietnam flock to catch natural specialties that are only available during their rain-rich season. And of course, local women take this occasion to prepare elegant menus of mouthwatering plates to treat their families or friends. At the height of the rainy season when all fields are flooded, Siamese mud carp start to move inland to avoid rough waters in the river. People often call them young Siamese mud carp because they are just ...
Fine Dining in Vietnamese Cuisine
Featuring simply cooked, mouthwatering and diverse foods, Vietnam is known as one of the most attractive culinary paradises of the world. Can you imagine how it is when authentic Vietnamese street foods are cooked and served in the luxurious fine dining style? The legend of Auguste Escoffier and birth of Fine Dining The term restaurant itself was first used from the end of 1700s during the French Revolution. “Restaurant” was used to describe eating places serving folks in common gu ...
Northwestern Vietnam — Enjoy a warm breakfast in the cold plateau of Ha Giang
In May, Ha Giang, Vietnam is in the midst of its “flooding season.” The area is beautiful and charming at this time, full of winding terraced fields welcoming water from the mountain peaks. People are also starting to prepare for the new planting season. Visitors to Ha Giang will find themselves intermingled with the bustling atmosphere of farmers working in the fields, and will have the opportunity to enjoy specialties specific to the stone plateau. Banh cuon Ha Giang A mountainou ...
Experience Mekong Delta cuisine in Vietnam
Southwest Vietnam is the home of rustic delicacies such “bánh tằm bì”, coconut worm, Fish Paste Hotpot, Mini Savory Pancakes, which are strange but familiar and ordinary as local people. “Bánh tằm bì” in Can Tho * The white color of plump cakes blending with the green color of cucumber, finely chopped herbs, the red color of pickled carrot makes the yellow color of strips of pork skin and fried pork stand out. Sweetness from rich coconut sauce and fish sauce and tasteful gr ...
Experience Mekong Delta's snacks in Saigon
Dishes originating from the Southwest Vietnam (Mekong Delta) such as bánh Bò, bánh Chuối, chuối Nếp nướng, bánh tai yến attract a lot of Saigonese. On a rainy November day, what could be more exciting than enjoying a hot dish and discovering its interesting stories? Delicious taste of steamed, fried and baked banana cakes Steamed banana cake These three dishes originate from the South West of Vietnam. In old days, the Southwestern land was so rich that banana trees gr ...
Sticky rice sweet soup — An unique taste of Saigon
In the brightly colored tapestry of Saigon cuisine, the sticky rice with sweet soup of Mrs. Hoa has been a favorite dish of Saigonese with its cooling effect and aromatic flavor. Named “xoi che Saigon” in Vietnamese, this dish can drive away the summer heat. Combined with steamed sticky rice, it creates a wonderful experience as if the seasons have suddenly changed. From cups of sweet soup on the street It is widely believed that Saigon’s sweet sticky rice soup was first cooked 3 ...
Tasting colors of Indian cuisine at Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Saigon India Restaurant
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of Hindu biggest festivals in India, almost like traditional Tet of Vietnam. I am lucky to enjoy Indian cuisine at this occasion and to listen to a legend about Ganesh god while enjoying interesting and colorful dishes here. Going through the small staircase which is just fit enough for one person, you will enter a warm and spacious area in which there are many Indian art pictures are hung on the walls. The gold blue tone is cool enough for visitors to escape from the ...
Bali food blog — 4 Balinese special ties for distinctive tastes-lovers
The combination of the rich Hindu culture and the polytheism in Bali has inspired many art forms, especially culinary art. Bali’s specialties, which are highlighted by various local aromatherapies and spices, were historically used as offerings in religious ceremonies. Nowadays, they are renowned as the pride of the largest tourist island in Indonesia. Babi Guling Bali - Roast suckling pig Babi is a must-have dish in any popular festival on Bali. Roast suckling pig is served wit ...
Mekong delta food — Culinary highlights in Mekong Delta
The Mekong River Delta is not only the land of romantic love stories in the Indochina period and animated floating markets. This largest granary of Vietnam also gives travelers a chance to enjoy savory dishes and explore the harmonious combination of Cham, Khmer, Vietnamese and Chinese culture. Eat white rice and drink rice wine in Can Tho It’s hard to find a place where rice is tastier and more aromatic than that in Can Tho, the city mentioned in the folk verse “Can Tho gao trang nuoc ...
Phu Yen cuisine — 5 foods you must-try in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam
Ever since the success of the renowned film “Dear Brothers, I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass”, with its peaceful and picturesque scenes, Phu Yen Province has become a favorite place for nature-lovers. Moreover, the “Nau” land attracts visitors with its “culinary landscapes” redolent of the lines and colors of the nearby sea. A jar of “sea light” please! I freeze for a few seconds after hearing locals order the special at a restaurant near the Tuy Hoa City Square. The ...
Coca Restaurant — An ideal destination for Thai cuisine-lovers in Hanoi
Coca Restaurant Worldwide has officially opened its flagship restaurant in Hanoi, promising to offer guests a brand new dining experience with Thai cuisine. The new restaurant is part of the brand’s regional expansion strategy to open flagship restaurants in Asia. The first Coca Restaurant in Hanoi is designed with the inspiration from Thai temples’ dome blended with contemporary architectural style and colorful pictures by Thai people, bringing a lively yet cozy space. “The bus ...
Explore the tastes of Lao in Luang Prabang
Travel writer Shelley Seale explores the tastes of Laos as she eats her way through Luang Prabang. As I walked up to the check-out counter at the 7-Eleven store in Luang Prabang, Laos, I glimpsed a flash of saffron. It was the ubiquitous yellow, wrapped robe of the Buddhist monks who are a large part of the population here. I stepped into line behind the young monk — still a teenager — and only then did I notice that his purchases, on the glass-topped counter in front of us, consisted ...
8 best dishes you must-try in Malaysia
Dive deep into the world of multi-ethnic gastronomy in Southeast Asia’s culinary paradise. Malaysians are big on food — and they love to introduce their country to visitors through local grub. Indeed, what better way to truly immerse in a country’s culture than to eat your way around? Thanks to the various ethnic groups that make up the country’s population, Malaysian cuisine is an amalgamation of Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavours. The result is an explosive and colourful food sc ...
The three most famous Peranakan restaurants in Singapore
Visiting Indocafe - the white house, Chilli Padi Nonya or Candlenut, guests can enjoy good foods of Peranakan, a special population community in the Singapore island. Although Singapore is standing up a culinary destination of the world, the cuisine of the Peranakan always has its own attraction with visitors. Peranakan’s culture actually had from Malacca, Malaysia before Singapore was established. According to Peter Wee, chairman of Singapore's Peranakan Association, the Chine ...
Lemongrass – The soul of Thai cuisine
Thai people love lemongrass as much as they love chili. Lemongrass; therefore, is a signature feature in the cuisine of this land. Not only used in cooking, lemongrass is also a part of Thai daily life. They grow lemongrass around their house in both rural areas and luxurious villas to ward off mosquitoes and other insects. They extract lemongrass for essential oils used in medicine, cosmetics, and traditional therapies. They drink fragrant tea made from lemongrass use lemongrass in most ever ...
How to eat your way through Dalat?
People travel from all over the country to enjoy Da Lat’s golden flowers in October, and to experience the endless eats around the tasty streets. What will have you exclaiming “Troi oi, ngon qua!” from beginning to end as walking in Da Lat? There are avocado ice cream, fresh strawberry, Vietnam’s pizza, dried sweet potato, grilled corn, cheese yogurt or artichoke tea … Instead of embarking on these tantalizing food around Da Lat, this time, let’s discover little-known gems as we dig ...
5 vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City you should not miss
Vegetarian food has become more and more popular for its health benefits. What’s more, many vegetarian restaurants offer guests a tranquil space to enjoy this healthy food. Buffalo Trip would like to introduce you to some highly recommended vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Vegetarian food in the tranquil space of Uu Dam Not only giving customers new ways to enjoy the healthy vegetarian cuisine, Uu Dam Chay is a peaceful place to bask in tranquility and forge ...
Thai cuisine – Eat freely like the locals
Nestled among the soaring buildings is a small restaurant which has been around for dozens of years. In the grey industrialized space are kitchens with the sound of food cooking. The blend of culture and architecture with fresh ingredients and the unparalleled Thai recipes can impress every visitor. As told by history, a majority of Thai people are descendants of migrants from southern China. In the new land, they continued preparing dishes with signature spices of the Yunnan region. This is ...
10 night street foods you should try in Phan Thiet
One of the attractions that make visitors remember Phan Thiet Beach City is street cuisine. When coming here, let’s try 10 delicious night dishes at this sea area. Walking around the coastal city in fairly cold weather of year’s beginning, enjoying some hot night dishes and tasty such as embankment’s seafood, can cakes (Banh can), pancakes, Quang noodles (Mi quang) ... are great ideas for your short trip schedule to Phan Thiet. 1. Seafood Night In recent years, many visitors c ...
Enjoy the best famous foods in alleys when traveling to Hanoi
Though narrow stores or you have to wait for a table because too crowded, the food in the Tam Thuong Alley, Phat Loc Alley or Trang Tien Alley... where makes alley food brands in Hanoi. 1. Fried fermented pork roll (Nem chua) in Tam Thuong Alley Photo: Tu Van Cong Tam Thuong narrow alley is located on busy Hang Bong street, only about 10 meters but there are from 6 to7 stores which sell fried– this food brings brand for this alley. There is a style "street food" wit ...
5 best vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok you shouldn't miss
Renowned is the land of temples and Buddhist, apart from the tasty dishes or fresh seafood dishes, vegetarian restaurants Bangkok is also a unique in Thailand cuisine. Some restaurants have both frugal dishes and pure landscape. Others have a harmonious combination of savory and vegetarian menu. So, whether you are vegetarian or just want to try changing tastes, these restaurants will be great places for your trip to Bangkok. 1. Na Aroon Na Aroon is famous not only for its hi ...
4 amazing sidewalk eateries for those like wandering around Hanoi Old Quarter at night
Set simply with a few plastic tables and chairs but the eateries below are always crowded when Hanoi Old Quarter is in its dream. 1. "Bún mọc" Hang Ga Photo: tedchan This eatery is located on the sidewalk of Hang Ga Street, crossing intersection with Hang Vai, near Thai Cam temple. Although being a sidewalk eatery, it is always crowd with many customers every night. The eatery is started from night until about 2 am. This kind of vermicelli is favored by many people thanks t ...
Taste new autumn flavors with Tartare
The fans of the Mr. Bean series are certainly familiar with steak tartare which aroused a profusion of strange face expressions from him. It is also considered one of the ten must-try dishes in your lifetime. Tartare dishes are very popular in European countries and have consistently been ranked among the most luxurious and exquisite cuisines. As the dishes are completely “raw”, delicious tartare also includes extremely fresh and tasty pork or fish. To make the best beef tart ...
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