Viet Nam News By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà Phở can be credited as the most popular soup in Việt Nam. You may have tried beef or chicken noodle soup in any city or sizeable town across the country. But phở vịt quay, or roasted duck noodle soup, has appeased the taste buds of Hanoians over the past decade. After first starting at specialty restaurants in the suburbs, duck dishes have made their way into the heart of Hà Nội: the Old Quarter. If you go into the area, it is hard to miss this special roasted duck noodle soup at the crossroads of Hàng Thiếc (Tin Street) and Hàng Nón (Conical Hat Street). Affordably priced at VNĐ30,000 (US$1.30) a bowl, you can opt for more meat for VNĐ40,000. Marinated: Roasted duck soaked in mắc mật leaves, Lạng Sơn style. - VNS Photo Trương Vị The food is quite good with flavorful broth cooked from duck bones and crucial … [Read more...] about Phở vịt quay comes down to Hà Nội
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Bun cha, "cursing rice noodles", snails, duck embryos and banh mi - ever heard of them? They've been catching the attention of foreign visitors of late, and some have already made it onto the international culinary stage. Regardless of their sheer weirdness or genuine quality, these dishes have moved the country's culinary reputation on past the traditional pho. 'Bun cha' Bun cha never used to be a real competitor against other famous street foods, such as banh mi, pho and cuon (spring rolls). It was only popular in Hanoi because in other cities, even Saigon, people had never heard of it. But the dish’s destiny has taken a turn. After the visit of former U.S. President Obama to Vietnam in 2016, bun cha (noodles with grilled pork) stirred up a social media frenzy, and now the dish is renowned among international visitors. Unlike other favorites that contain secret spices like pho, the ingredients for bun cha are easy to find and the recipe is not that complicated. All you … [Read more...] about Five Vietnamese dishes that have got global gourmets talking
Two days at the Topas Ecolodge resort in Sapa, Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend stayed in a special bungalow and enjoyed a lot of Vietnamese cuisines. Topas Ecolodge resort. Topas Ecolodge resort is located in the 10ha Muong Hoa valley. The resort has 25 rock-made bungalows on hills. The resort’s managers said that Zuckerberg and his escorts hired high-class bungalows, which cost $135/night. To give visitors private and quiet moments, bungalows in this resort do not have TV sets or telephones. This is the reason the Facebook CEO chose this place. He told the resort’s staff that he has only two weeks’ rest a year so he really likes peaceful places. Zuckerberg and his friends enjoyed a special menus at Topas, including specialties of Vietnam and Sapa like rice, pho, nem (spring roll), fried su su vegetable, grilled fish (fish caught from local streams), grilled pork, Sapa mushrooms, etc. “Zuckerberg and his friends praised our cuisines all the time. His … [Read more...] about CEO Facebook likes Vietnamese cuisines
Although Vietnamese food and drinks are unique and special, they are not yet world renowned. Journalist Marie Anne Page, who is also president of the "village of chefs", talked to a VOV reporter in France on the issue. VOV: Could you tell me something about the "village of chefs"? Marie Anne Page: Established in Paris in 2007, the "village of chefs" has provided chefs who work abroad with a platform to share their experiences. It has attracted many famous chefs from all over the world to present the local cuisine from the countries where they work. VOV: VOV's audience recently heard of a cookery book published by the "village of chefs", in which some Vietnamese specialities are highlighted. What are the reasons behind publishing this book? Marie Anne Page: The very first thing I do whenever I visit a country is to go into the market and examine the local agricultural products. I think we can learn many things by doing this, not only about the country's food and drinks but also … [Read more...] about Vietnamese food and drinks need more publicity
A new book, "My Quest for Yummy Banh Mi", charts the culinary tour of a Vietnamese Canadian woman named Thu Nguyen, an avid traveler, photographer and "foodie without borders", who backpacked through Vietnam searching for the country's finest crusty bread rolls. The book covers all aspects of "banh mi" (the Vietnamese version of a sandwich) from the history of the celebrated snack, to preparation and regional variations. Thu also shares plenty of her own travel and eating tips along the way. As any resident of Vietnam knows, "banh mi" is ubiquitous in every city across the land, sold on sidewalks, near bus-stops, in shops, and outside schools. "Banh mi" ideally should be hot and crunchy. The filling depends on where you are - or what you're in the mood for. "Banh mi" can be filled with pate or pork meat and always includes a variety of shredded vegetables and heaps of local herbs and spices. In "My Quest for Yummy Pho", Thu celebrates this diversity by visiting bakeries, … [Read more...] about Yummy Banh mi oi!