Green rice flake cakes, fine treat of Hanoi

Green rice flake cakes (or Bánh cốm in Vietnamese), which has long held a special position in Hanoian’s hearts, is an ideal food choice and meaningful gift for Vietnamese and foreigners alike.   

Ba Khia - Freshwater crabs in southern coastal provinces

The wetland-dwelling ba khía (three-striped crab) is most popular in the southern coastal provinces of Bac Lieu and Ca Mau where locals consider the creature a familiar delicacy.

Pickled mustard greens, traditional side dish for the taste of Vietnam

Pickles in general is a popular side dish cooked in different ways in many parts of the world. In Vietnam, pickled mustard greens (or dưa muối in Vietnamese) is a rustic, flavorful dish favored by most Vietnamese.

Cassia tree larvae central to highland diet

Vietnam's Central Highlands is famed for stir-fried cassia-tree larvae, a dish not for the light-hearted.

Nuts for bananas: a snack of youth

To many Mekong Delta locals, grilled banana dipped in coconut milk represents a vessel of delightful childhood memories.