Fashion designer Nguyễn Minh Công has turned different kinds of traditional cakes in the Mekong Delta region into fashion designs out of his love for his hometown cuisine.
Bánh da lợn (in English means exactly Pig Skin Cake), has recently been highlighted among in the list of 100 Most Popular Cakes in the World by the world popular cuisine website TasteAtlas.
Few street snacks have remained as popular with HCM City youth and adults as the fried rice flour cake (bột chiên).
Phan Thị Kim Ngân has been working diligently for more than 40 years to preserve the tradition of making southern rice cakes.
Sweet and savoury cake recipes in southern Việt Nam have evolved over decades to conform to changing lifestyles. Now, in a bid to build their brands and earn more income, cake artisans plan to sell their goods abroad. Ngọc Diệp reports.
For those who love traditional Vietnamese cakes, bánh da lợn (literal translation “pig-skin cake”) should be at the top of your list during Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday that celebrated the Year of the Pig.
It’s easy to recognise a vendor selling bánh đa kê (millet rice cracker). He or she will have plastic bags of crispy rice paper crackers on the front of their bicycle and pots of green beans, millet and sugar on the back.
The Centran Highlands city of Đà Lạt has many things to offer tourists, including breathtaking views, a cool climate, and a bustling night market in the heart of the city.
The confluence of three ethnicities in Sóc Trăng Province, that of the Kinh, the Hoa and the Khmer, makes it a great place to discover the beauty of different cultures and observe distinct customs.
Flat white cakes (bánh giầy) wrapped neatly in green leaves from either dong or bananas, are often served on special occasions such as New Year or weddings. The best bánh giầy is said to be found in Quán Gánh Village, about 15 kilometres from central Hà Nội. Villagers now deliver their specialty all over the country where it is served up in restaurants, parties or used as a quick breakfast.
Famous dishes of the southern region will be on offer at the annual Ẩm Thực Đất Phương Nam (Southern Land Cuisine) Festival that will take place from May 24 to 28 at Đầm Sen Park in HCM City’s District 11.
Bảo Hiên cake was also considered bánh tiến (cake to offer the King) and became famous nation-wide. In the 1990s the cake won the first national gold medal at the Giảng Võ Exhibition Fair in Hà Nội, for its aroma and excellent quality.
Trần Ngọc Hà from HCM City’s District 3 says she drinks hot tea every day, but still doesn’t know how to make it properly.