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Vietnam Cuisine and Food

Com hen (Hue mussel rice)
Hue people, decided that no food should be wasted, and have designed this dish using leftover rice. The dish includes Chinese vermicelli, bamboo shoot, lean pork meat, and an assortment of green vegetables (banana leaves, mint, star fruit, etc)

The broth obtained after boiling the mussels is used to flavour the rice. Ginger, sesame, and chilli are also added to the broth.

Hue Beef Noodle Soup
The secret of this recipe resides in the meat, this is why it must be bought early in the morning directly from the slaughterhouse. The meat is then shredded, boiled, and taken out of the water to obtain a delicious clear broth.
During summer, Hue beef noodle soup is served with soy bean, mint, and different kinds of lettuce. In the winter, the recipe is saltier and lemongrass and fish sauce are added.

Cau Mong Beef
Cau Mong beef is a speciality of Cau Mong, located 15 km from Da Nang, Dien Ban district. The meat along with its skin is cut in thin slices, half cooked, and eaten with nem, which consists of fish sauce mixed with soy sauce, sugar, chilli, garlic, lemon, star fruit, vervain, and green banana.

Hu Tieu (My Tho noodle soup)
The sweet aroma of the broth comes from the meat, dried squid, and special condiments. My Tho noodle soup is a traditional dish specific to the south.

Lau Mam (Mixed soup)
Lau mam is considered as a delicacy and is often served to guests. The main ingredient used in the broth is marinated fish to which is added meat and vegetables. Various ingredients such as seafood, fish, and meat are prepared on separate plates. The meal is accompanied by several fresh vegetables and aromatic herbs.

Canh Chua (Fish sour soup)
Canh chua originated from the Mekong Region, more specifically from Dong Thap Muoi. Canh chua is a fish sour soup made with fish from the Mekong River and so dua flower. This dish is mostly served when the so dua flower first blossoms at the end of the rainy season. A feast is organized and the fish sour soup is among the delicious meals prepared in this event. Fish sour soup must be eaten very hot. It must also be eaten at once since the taste is altered when the soup is reheated.

chao tom-grilled shrimp pasteChao Tom (Grilled shrimp paste)
The recipe consists of clean shrimps placed in coconut water. The shrimps are later grilled and grounded to obtain shrimp flour. The flour is mixed with fat and sugar to finally obtain shrimp paste. This dish is served with fish sauce.

Banh Cuon Trang Bang (Rice cakes)
Trang Bang, located 40 km from Ho Chi Minh City, is where one can find the best rice paper and rice cakes. The rice flour is roasted for 4 or 5 hours and made into thick cakes. Once the cakes are dried, they are placed into nylon bags. These cakes can be eaten with shrimp, meat, salad, and coriander. During Tet, the cakes are served with roasted meat, eggs, and sour mustard.



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