Month: June 2022

Three signature dishes of Binh Dinh’s coconut region

Banh trang dua, banh trung and banh hong are the delicacy trio of Hoai Nhon, a district famed for coconut products in Binh Dinh. Coconut has become an essential part of people’s lives in Hoai Nhon District, Binh Dinh. The coconut trees provide food, shade and protect the area from the sun and the storms. That's why the people here add coconut flavor in many of their dishes.
Banh trang dua (Coconut rice paper)
The main ingredient for making banh trang dua is flour. Cassava are peeled and pureed into a floury and watery mixture. Then the water is separated from the flour. The final product is mixed with clean water in a certain ratio along with some other ingredients to make the rice paper.
Coconut rice paper, of course, cannot be completed without coconut. The coconut must not be too ripe so that the pulp is sweet, thick and soft. The pulp is then mixed with thick coconut milk with some spices, scallion, pepper and put into the rice paper mixture. The final mixture is steamed to m..

Vietnam’s iconic bun cha features in British Platinum Jubilee Cookbook

A serving of bun cha (Vietnamese grilled pork with rice noodles) in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Bui Thuy Bun cha (Vietnamese grilled pork with rice noodles), a Vietnamese signature dish, has been featured in the Platinum Jubilee Cookbook in celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne. On Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, 70 British Embassies and High Commissions have come together from around the world to provide recipes that are served during royal visits.
The bun cha recipe by chef Do Thi Hai Ly of British Embassy in Hanoi made it into the book, the British Embassy in Hanoi said on its Facebook page.
British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward shared in the book: “Bun cha is the pride of Hanoian cuisine. Neither locals nor visitors can resist the smell of the grill as they walk past the street food stalls. While it tastes best sitting on a low stool on the pavement, this dish is also a regular at the Residence in Hanoi, to set an informal atmosphere for guests, or to..

SEA Games attendees enjoy native cuisine, Vietnamese staples

Ingredients for noodle dish 'bun thang' are displayed at Pan Pacific Hotel in Hanoi for SEA Games athletes. Photo courtesy of the hotel Hotels that hosted SEA Games athletes and other officials carefully prepared dishes fitting the diverse tastes and preferences, but guests also enjoyed Vietnamese specialties to the hilt. At the 31st SEA Games, the men's football teams in Group B – Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia – stayed at the Nam Cuong hotel in Nam Dinh Province, just two km from the Thien Truong Stadium.
The hotel's kitchen had to serve the five teams with special nutritional requirements keeping in mind their religious faiths and preferences.
Nguyen Van Chien, the hotel's manager, said that the three main meals for the teams were served as a buffet of 60-70 dishes.
For example, the Indonesian team wanted masala fried eggs, which the team leader said suited the nutritional needs of the players. Some of the Indonesian players were Muslims ..