Eat & Drink

Eel-tailed Catfish Hotpot with Mangrove Apple

Mangrove apple can be found along alluvial soil-rich river banks, filled with beautiful flowers and fruit. In addition to its popular colloquial name Bần, the species has an elegant Vietnamese name, Thúy...

Grilled Pork Skewers With Rice Vermicelli

Ingredients Meat 300g pork, bacon or sirloin, thinly sliced300g minced pork shoulder20 lolot leaves40 bamboo skewers, chopped vertically1kg rice...

Niagara Parks: A Culinary Explosion

Driving along Ontario’s 56 km Niagara River Corridor, stretching from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie, I thought of my childhood visits to Niagara Falls. We’d ride the Maid of the Mist, get soaked...

Beef Salad and Lotus Seed Sweet Soup

Looking for the best summer dishes can be an endless search. During hot and humid summer days, cooling foods help to fuel your body. With easily available ingredients, the following simple recipes...

Boiled Pork Rolled In Wild Leaves

Boiled pork wrapped in wild leaves and served with peanut sauce is a fusion food that stems from the boiled dish theme of the Masterchef game show. The dish can be served...

Relishing the Tastes of Hoi An

In Hoi An people are affable and friendly. They respond gaily and earnestly to questions and requests. Every household runs their own business. Walk along small alleyways and you’ll find numerous beautiful...

Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup

Pork-stuffed bitter melon soup is a popular dish in the South and across all Vietnam in general. Bitter melon in Vietnamese is “mướp đắng” or “khổ qua.” By stuffing various ingredients representing...

Vietnamese Braised Pork with Eggs

This staple Vietnamese dish is traditionally made to celebrate Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, but it is also popular all year round. Packed full of flavor, each bite of braised pork is soft...

Braised Duck With Fermented Tofu

Ingredients Half a Muscovy duck 800g1 taro1 small jar of fermented tofu500g fresh vermicelli300g water spinach300g mustard greensGinger, shallots, garlic, chili pepperSalt, sugar1 fresh...

Kien Giang Fish Vermicelli

Perhaps because Kien Giang is surrounded with both sea and paddy fields, Kien Giang fish vermicelli is a combination of two ingredients, snakehead fish from freshwater fields and shrimps of the salty...

Sea-crab Spring Rolls

INGREDIENTS 1 boiled sea-crab, tender white meat100g prawns, diced to the size of pomegranate seeds150g minced pork10 dried mushrooms, soaked2-3 soaked fungus150g cassava150g carrots2...

A Beautiful Banana Cake

This cake was inspired by foreigners in the French colonial era when a baker came up with her own secret recipe for this popular dessert. She mixed coconut milk and fresh milk...

A Mekong Delta Delight: CARAMELIZED FISH SAUCE

Every resident of the Mekong Delta must have tried homegrown vegetables dipped in caramelized fish sauce (kho quet). Back in the day, the dish was simply fish sauce stewed...

Grilled Prawns With Gac Salt

My childhood was spent on an alluvial-rich, fish-abundant river. I still remember when the tide was high, my sister and I cast a net and were able to scoop up a bucket of...

Cu Lao Hotpot

Cu Lao is a must-have dish at every wedding in the South-Western part of Vietnam. It is customary for the bridgegroom’s family to offer the bride’s family  a 100-kilogram pig and money...

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