Dining


One place to try CNN’s top six must-try VN dishes

One place to try CNN’s top six must-try VN dishes

The CNN television channel has released a list of six must-try dishes in the country: pho (noodle soup), bun bo Nam Bo (southern vermicelli with beef), xoi (sticky rice), goi cuon (vegetables, shrimp and pork meat wrapped up in rice paper), banh xeo (rice pancake folded in half and filled with shrimp, meat and green bean sprouts) and bun cha (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat

Just the place to satisfy sushi, sashimi cravings

03/06/2017 10:22

Even someone who baulks at eating uncooked fish is tempted into tasting and enjoying it at the Sai Gon Sakura Restaurant in Ha Noi. Ha Nguyen explains why.  

A season for unusual culinary discoveries

02/28/2017 15:07

Spring time festivities that take place all over the country can be great occasions to enjoy the nation's cultural and culinary diversity. In Cao Bang Province, some dishes made by the Tay and Nung Ethnic minorities incorporate wild leaves and fruits not easily found elsewhere.  

Bánh cuốn - a delight to one’s sense of smell and taste

02/21/2017 15:26

With a history stretching back thousands of years, banh cuon (rolled cake) still proves to be a popular choice for diners in Viet Nam, and has even inspired some of the country’s renowned writers.

‘Cocooned’ for tea, staying for dinner

02/20/2017 15:36

Every Vietnamese child has grown up with qua chieu in their kindergarten years. Many years ago, during times of economic hardship, a qua chieu could have been something as simple as half a banana.

Why carp hotpot sells like hot cakes in VN

02/15/2017 10:01

But there is one that stands out from all the hotpots, not just for its taste, but for its cultural, even religious significance. The carp hotpot — a specialty from the north of the country, is one that people look forward most to sharing with loved ones, particularly during the Lunar New Year, because it is believed to bring good luck.

Grilled “Chả Cá Lăng” (Cat fish) with Hanoian Condiments

02/13/2017 17:00

Celebrate Spring with a new twist on grilled cat fish, created by chef Tung from Ngon Villa. Cheers!

Crab soup for the Hải Phòng soul

02/07/2017 14:57

When poet Nguyen Thuy Kha, a Hai Phong native, penned these verses, he was speaking for all the people of the port city who never fail to get nostalgic for this particular dish when they are away from home. The canh banh da that the poet wrote about is a noodle soup, but the noodles are very different from what is found elsewhere in the country, and the dish’s flavours are particular to the port city, too.

Tasty Thai dishes at affordable prices

02/06/2017 10:28

Compact eatery in an upscale HCM City mall serves delicious, reasonably priced Thai food, My Duyen reports

Quán Ăn Ngon offers a refined taste of home

01/17/2017 15:14

Ask any visitors to Viet Nam about a place to sit down and can cater to any dining cravings, they would possible utter the word Ngon without hesitation.

A weird spot for beer and wuxia-style chat

01/09/2017 11:20

 A group of young women brave the mostly male atmosphere of a beer garden restaurant inspired by Chinese wuxia novels and films. An Phuong reports.