Story of the famous Quang noodle

Story of the famous Quang noodle

Every region in Viet Nam features unique culinary specialties. Pho hails from Ha Noi. Bun bo comes from the central city of Hue. And the wide, yellow noodles of mi Quang can be traced back to the central province of Quang Nam. Mi Quang…

Peaceful beauty and fragrant tea in the highlands

Peaceful beauty and fragrant tea in the highlands

800m above sea level, Bao Loc is not as hot as Sai Gon or as cold as Da Lat. Instead, the little city has an average temperature of 21-23 Celsius degrees all year round. Little sunshine, much rain and a lot of fog typically…

Night food markets in HCMC: what’s cooking?

Night food markets in HCMC: what’s cooking?

“Hello sir, hello miss! Want some noodles?” was the cry that I repeatedly heard at the Ben Thanh street food market in downtown HCM City last week. Opened last year, the market’s many food kiosks and two indoor eating areas have achieved quite a…

Grilled skewered food is a special treat of Sapa

Grilled skewered food is a special treat of Sapa

With weather being cool all year round, Sapa Town in the northern upland province of Lao Cai is an ideal place to enjoy grilled food. Skewered veggies and meat are grilled on burning charcoal at an eatery in Sapa Town – Photo: Nguyen The…

Vietnamese donut

Vietnamese donut

‘Banh ran’ is a delicious finger food for breakfast in Vietnam. There are two main kinds of banh ran, namely salty cake and sweet one with the latter being much more common than the former. While the filling of sweet cake is sweet mashed…

Ancient But Thap Pagoda continues to enchant locals and tourists

Ancient But Thap Pagoda continues to enchant locals and tourists

I wouldn’t have had the chance to visit the But Thap Pagoda last week if it wasn’t for my mother asking me to take her back to her favourite pagoda in the country. She was particularly taken with the sound of a bell ringing…

Relics, fried pancakes, cheap prices: Quy Nhon draws tourists

Relics, fried pancakes, cheap prices: Quy Nhon draws tourists

Quy Nhon in the central province of Bình Dinh has attracted a large number of visitors over the summer holidays, according to the city’s tourism authority. Silver Tower: Banh It Cham Tower in Quy Nhon. — Photo Courtesy of Minh Tho More tourists are…

Bac Son valley in ripe rice season

Bac Son valley in ripe rice season

It was one of the hottest months of the year. The heat and humidity made us easily frustrated and bad tempered. If you don’t like the seaside because of hot beaches, consider coming to Bac Son which will offer you fresh and cool air…

Controversial rule

Controversial rule

A controversy has erupted over the government of Thua Thien-Hue’s new rule that requires organizations and individuals to register for using the “Bun Bo Hue” (Hue-style beef noodle soup) brand name and selling the authentic noodle soup of the province no matter where they…

Cuisine of the Nung

Cuisine of the Nung

The Nung live at higher elevations and have a tradition of self-sufficiency. The Nung live close to nature and eat whatever they can grow or gather in the forest. Some of their dishes have become specialties of Lang Son’s tourism. The Nung grow both…