Month: November 2021

World Records Association recognizes five culinary records from Vietnam

Goi cuon, or summer rolls, served at a market in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Ma Lum Hong Kong-based World Records Association (WRA) has recently acknowledged five culinary records set by Vietnam, the Vietnamese record organization VietKings announced. The country has the largest number of 'strand and broth' dishes in the world and the most kinds of mam (fermented seafood) dishes with unique flavors in the world, WRA stated last month.
Vietnam also has the world's most dishes made from flowers; boasts the most kinds of special rolls and dishes made from rice flour.
These five world records of Vietnam had been recognized by World Records Union (WorldKings), the first union of national and regional records organizations in the world, in late 2020.
This is the first time Vietnam has had five culinary records granted by two world organizations, VietKings noted.
VietKings also revealed it is finalizing a dossier to nominate six new culinary records to WorldKings and W..

Saigonese queue for $3 banh mi

After HCMC eased Covid restrictions, queues have formed every afternoon in front of a famous banh mi shop in District 1. A long line of customers and shippers wait their turn in front of the Huynh Hoa stall on Le Thi Rieng Street in District 1, which has been operating for over 30 years.
Nguyen Quang Huy, 37, the owner, said the shop has been as crowded as before the pandemic since the city eased social distancing measures.
The banh mi here is among the most expensive in the city at VND58,000 ($2.54), but still has loyal customers for its layers of meat, cold cuts and generous sprinkling of pork floss. Some also love its unique mayonnaise mix.
Before the pandemic, a banh mi here cost VND48,000.
Each loaf weighs about 400 grams, filled with four to six different kinds of meats, pork floss, pate, butter, cucumber, daikon and carrot pickle, cilantro and chili. According to the shop owner, all the fillings are homemade based on their own recipe, so they have a unique flavor that has attr..