Taste Bahn Xèo, the Sumptuous Crepe of Vietnam

Taste Bahn Xèo, the Sumptuous Crepe of Vietnam

Vietnam is known for its crispy, filled rice pancakes known as Banh xèo which is a local Vietnamese term for a sizzling pancake. The name alludes to the sound the sizzling rice batter makes when it is thrown onto the hot skillet which is from the Chinese word xèo. Using rice flour, … Read more

15 Essential Vietnamese Cuisine Ingredients

15 Essential Vietnamese Cuisine Ingredients

Vietnamese cuisine visibly reflects Buddhist philosophy, associating the five fundamental tastes (sweet, spicy, salty, bitter, and sour) to the five natural elements (earth, metal, water, fire, and wood). Each also appeals to the five senses (mouth, nose, ear, tongue, and eyes), and corresponds to a color (yellow, black, white, red, and green.) … Read more

A Guide to Vietnamese Street Food

A Guide to Vietnamese Street Food

Like with its neighboring Asian countries, street food is vibrant and popular in Vietnam. You can find it everywhere, from the roving vendors, early morning local markets, sidewalk carts, and food joints, proving that it’s one of the heart and soul of mouthwatering Vietnamese cuisine. Despite such, you might be hesitant to … Read more

Guide to Banh Tieu

Guide to Banh Tieu

Bánh tiêu, or Vietnamese hollow doughnut, is airy and light with a hollow interior, hence the name. These donuts aren’t overly sweet like the traditional western one and are usually coated with sesame seeds. Most first-generation kids from Vietnam would probably remember the bánh tiêu as a weekend treat, exclusively sold at … Read more

Guide to Chè Ba Mau

Guide to Chè Ba Mau

Chè ba màu is a Vietnamese dessert made with a combination of ice slush, bouncy jelly, soft beans, and topped with a layer of rich coconut sauce. Chè ba màu translates to “three-color dessert” in Vietnamese and is similar to chè Thái. It also shares some similarities with Filipino halo-halo. While this … Read more

Guide to Xi Ma

Guide to Xi Ma

Black sesame sweet soup, or xi ma, is a popular Vietnamese dessert in Hoi An. It first came from the Fujian Province of China and is typically made with black sesame seeds, rice flour, sugar, coconut, and a Chinese herbal medicine called pennywort. Xi ma is usually served in small portions and … Read more

Guide to Bánh Dau Xanh/Mung Bean Pastry

Guide to Bánh Dau Xanh/Mung Bean Pastry

Bánh dau xanh or mung bean pastry is considered a representative of Vietnam‘s flavor. With its rustic and simple ingredients, the dessert shows the ingenuity and delicacy of industrious Vietnamese workers.  Hai Duong city, located within the Hanoi-Hai Phong-Quang Ninh tourist triangle, is home to the bánh dau xanh. When traveling to … Read more

Guide to Chè Bà Ba

Guide to Chè Bà Ba

Chè bà ba is a Vietnamese sweet soup dessert typically made with a coconut soup base and square bits of cassava, taro, and khoai lang bí (a type of long sweet potato with yellow flesh and red skin). You can eat this dish hot, but you can also eat this cold with … Read more

Guide to Chè Bắp

Guide to Chè Bắp

Chè Bắp or Sweet Corn Pudding is a delicious Vietnamese sweet soup elevated by the crispness and juiciness of corn. It can usually be eaten either hot or cold and served with a creamy coconut sauce. This dessert is dairy-free, naturally vegan, and gluten-free. Vietnamese people also use corn in their desserts … Read more

Guide to Vietnamese Desserts

Guide to Vietnamese Desserts

Vietnamese desserts might not have the same reputation as Vietnamese cuisine, but they also deserve their own spotlight. The typical traditional desserts in Vietnam have ingredients like coconut, glutinous rice, fruit jellies, coconut, and bean puddings. Vietnamese desserts can be in the form of doughy rolls, sweet soups, iced treats, cakes, and … Read more

Learn About Traditional Vietnamese Breakfast Food Items

Learn About Traditional Vietnamese Breakfast Food Items

Breakfast is known explicitly as “the most important meal of the day”. It refills your glucose supply to help you feel more energized and alert and provide other necessary nutrients for optimum health. In Vietnam, breakfast is partially a representation of Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese cuisine is recognized as one of the world’s … Read more

Little known facts about Vietnamese cuisine

Little known facts about Vietnamese cuisine

Do you know that Vietnamese cuisine is considered as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world? Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, fish sauce, and soy sauce, make the dishes unique, tasty, and healthy. Other than the mentioned ingredients, Vietnamese people absolutely love rice and noodles and can eat them every day. In … Read more