Nom, nom, Việt Nam - Episode 79: Fried spring rolls
Spring rolls are often served on big occasions such as major ceremonies and Lunar New Year, giving a rich taste of the traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
Of all the snacks that have been enjoyed by Vietnamese students throughout the years, the sweet and creamy bò bía ngọt (sweet popiah) is one of the most popular.
The name cao lầu literally translates as ‘high floor’ where the rich would sit in restaurants in the old days, but the mixed noodle dish has become popular nowadays.
Noodle with chili salt is a popular street food among locals, especially young adults looking for a light and convenient snack after work. The spicy and aromatic noodles is enjoyed with a nice bowl of broth filled with meaty goodness.
Tết is nearly upon so that means it’s time for bánh tét! This glutinous rice cake is commonly served in the South and Central Highlands during the Lunar New Year. And it’s also a popular gift to give to friends and family.
Bát Tràng Village is not only famous for its ceramic products but also its unique cuisine. The bamboo shoots and squid soup is one of their finest dishes. Many Vietnamese diners have fallen in love with this traditional dish thanks to the sweet taste of the squid and bamboo shoots.
Mozzarella sticks might be known as a popular appetiser in America but in Việt Nam they are also a snack loved by many.
Chạo tôm (grilled shrimp paste wrapped around sugarcane) used to be served to royalty in central Việt Nam.
The noodle soup can taste a little different in Hà Nội compared to the authentic Huế dish, but some say they prefer the lighter broth and heartier portion of toppings.
Lovers of Vietnamese street food will surely recognise bò lá lốt (grilled beef wrapped in lolot leaf). It may be simply ground beef wrapped in lolot leaf, but this dish will take you by surprise with its delicious taste and mouth watering flavours.