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July 25th, 2014

When Vietnam was still a poor country, it was rice balls that fed the nation. Though basically a very simple meal, com nam, the Vietnamese term for rice balls, nourished farmers who worked hard in the fields all day long and satisfied vendors and businessmen selling their wares in the city. Rice...

July 25th, 2014

Coming to a Hue restaurant, diners will be startled with the name Com am phu (Hades’ rice) on the menu, but then will crave it with its eye-catching presentation and flavor.

June 25th, 2013

Oc, or snails, is a famous late afternoon light meal in Hanoi. Oc luoc, or broiled snails, in particular, is the most preferred style of cooking by customers. Oc luoc has a one-of-a-kind exotic taste that locals and foreigners alike start to constantly crave for after getting a taste of the dish. In...

June 25th, 2013

A visit to Quang Nam province in Vietnam’s South Central Coast would never be complete without enjoying their specially prepared local Chicken Rice dish. Described to be remarkably spicy, and may bring an unsuspecting diner to a momentary surprise - - - but it is more of a pleasant surprise even the...

June 25th, 2013

Dac San (specialties) started out as a necessity rather than a luxury. Poor farmers who had little or no money at all to buy food experimented with frogs, hen (tiny clams), mother of pearl, eels, snails, field crabs, snails and even insects found in rice paddies, lakes, ponds and rivers just to have...

July 25th, 2014

Vietnamese cuisine is always fresh and healthy with soups and hotpot dishes as central part of their diet. But probably with every type of dish laid in Vietnamese tables, fish pastes have long played huge roles in adding flavors to their menu.

June 25th, 2013

The Central Highlands is a hot spot for tourists, local and foreign alike. With its mountainous streets, rugged terrain, howling winds, foggy towns, night markets, various ethnic groups, dense forests, and a rich wildlife, it’s no wonder more and more visitors frequent the place every year.

June 25th, 2013

Who can resist a good bowl of Pho? The hearty and flavorful rice-noodle dish known as Vietnam’s national soup is not just a delicacy and specialty in Vietnam, but is also a delight to tourists and an unending craze to locals. Probably in every corner, and every alley in Vietnam, you will see locals...