HCM CITY (VNS) – An Vat Sai Gon (Noshing in Sai Gon) by Chu Thi Hong Anh and photographer Tran Viet Duc, has just been published and is available at bookstores nation-wide.
An Vat Sai Gon is a special book for all lovers of eating out in HCM City.
In examining the noshing culture of the city residents, the book tells a series of stories about the source of diverse dishes well known to many generations of the locals and expats.
Each story is illustrated by photographs taken by Tran Viet Duc of Vietnamese celebrities and foreigners noshing at various times of the day.
The popular noshing dishes are grouped under 12 different categories including Pho – Mien (noodle soup – grass noodle), Bun (rice vermicelli), Banh Canh (rice noodles), Cac Mon Cuon (wraps and rolls), Banh Mi (bread), Chao (rice porridge), Xoi (steamed glutinous rice), Che (sweet soup), and Ngheu So Oc Hen (different kinds of snails and shellfishs).
The book presents readers with the location and address of special noshing sites in the city.
The 319-page book, costing VND490,000 (US$24), seeks to promote the noshing culture as district trait of HCM City. — VNS