Dining


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

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

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.

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.

Shrimp Dumplings

01/09/2017 11:18

Among all kinds of Chinese traditional dim sum, shrimp dumpling is claimed to be the most favorite jiaozi (a kind of Chinese dumpling).

Shrimp hotpot: not too sweet, not too sour

12/20/2016 17:05

With the ongoing trend of hotpots, there has been an explosion in the variety of this communal soup served in eateries across the country, and new star chefs have emerged in this category. The shrimp hotpot created by Cuc comprises broth made by boiling pork bones; different kinds of local vegetables and shrimp, which is boiled before being added to the broth.

Master chef offers class for food bloggers

12/15/2016 18:13

Two-star Michelin chef Alain Dutournier — “principal conductor” of La Table du Chef in Ha Noi--will share his passion for culinary creation as well as his amazing techniques in a cooking class for Ha Noi’s food bloggers tomorrow morning.

Worming its way back to the culinary club

12/14/2016 19:13

For the Dao Do people in the northern province of Ha Giang or the Muong in the central province of Thanh Hoa, sau tre (bamboo worm), once a staple, has become a rare treat.

Fiery start, milder flavours, ‘divine’ milieu

12/14/2016 17:16

In between two floors displaying a wide range of Buddhist artefacts, a vegetarian restaurant serves up an array of surprisingly tasty treats, Hari Chathrattil discovers