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October 1, 2018
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Exciting with culinary style in three regions of Vietnam

Although located on an S-shaped strip of land, but the cuisine of the North – Central – South has a unique taste with their own culinary style but in general, all are extremely attractive to diners.

Northern Cuisine – Simple but subtle

Characteristics of northern cuisine are not paying too much attention to a single flavor; the dishes are mostly tasteful and neutral.

Pho Hanoi (Noodle Soup)
Pho Hanoi (Noodle Soup)

Typical dishes of the North: Pho Hanoi, bun thang – hot rice noodle soup, Bun Cha Hanoi – Hanoi kebab rice noodles , Ho Tay shrimp cakes, Bun Oc- Snail rice noodles, pork aspic, steamed green sticky rice, spring rolls, fried noodles with sea crab,….

Bun thang - Hot rice noodle soup
Bun thang – Hot rice noodle soup
Bun Oc - Snail rice noodles
Bun Oc – Snail rice noodles
Bun Cha - Hanoi kebab rice noodles
Bun Cha – Hanoi kebab rice noodles

Northern cuisine is filled in the identity of a long-standing culture. Coming to the rendezvous that was the capital of many feudatory dynasties, Hanoi is considered as the elite of the North’s cuisine. The food of the North from the processing method to the presentation looks quite simple but shows the subtlety very characteristic.

Thanh Tri Steamed Rice Rolls
Thanh Tri Steamed Rice Rolls
Bun Dau Mam Tom - Rice noodle with fried tofu and fermented shrimp paste
Bun Dau Mam Tom – Rice noodle with fried tofu and fermented shrimp paste

Especially, the cuisine here is especially focused on the cakes and jams. Having no emphasis on quantity but it simply gives the eaters more choice. In addition, it also carries a lot of the rule “yin-yang” in the dish, which has been calculated carefully by the people of the previous period.

Green rice of Vong village
Green rice of Vong village
Banh gai - Black Glutinous Rice Cake
Banh gai – Black Glutinous Rice Cake

Central Cuisine – Simple but tasty

People in the Central use a lot of spicy chili; it is made up from the land of sunny and windy, the land of the energetic people.

Clay pot spicy goby fish
Clay pot spicy goby fish

Especially, Hue dishes are considered typical representative, ranging from dishes for the commoners to premium food for kings, which have made a name for themselves with the folk dishes such as eggplant with fish sauce, shrimp paste…

Sour salted shrimp
Sour salted shrimp
Fermented shrimp paste
Fermented shrimp paste

Central Vietnam has many delicious and attractive dishes such as Hue beef noodle, bloating fern-shaped cake, Vietnamese crepe, dap cake, spring roll, fish noodles, boiled pork and rice papers….

Bun Bo Hue - Hue beef noodle
Bun Bo Hue – Hue beef noodle

Central cuisine is also famous for its cakes, and all kinds of cakes here are processed a lot more sophisticated than the North’s style. That is not to mention the variety from processing to variations of many different types, furthermore the way to enjoy the accompanying dishes easy to change so that they can easily adapt when “step into” the new regions.

baby basket clams rice
baby basket clams rice
fermented pork roll
fermented pork roll

The Central land is barren and it is not as favorable as land in other regions of Vietnam. Therefore, people here always appreciate and turn these wonderful produce into dishes with very typical taste, who once enjoyed it will be unforgettable.

bloating fern-shaped cake
bloating fern-shaped cake
keo cu do - peanut rice-paper candy
keo cu do – peanut rice-paper candy
Vietnamese crepe
Vietnamese crepe
Banana sweet soup
Banana sweet soup

Southern Cuisine – the variation of many culinary styles

Southern cuisine, which is intertwined from many culinary styles such as China, Cambodia, Thailand…

Pseudapocryptes hot pot
Pseudapocryptes hot pot

For example, clear rice noodle soup is varied from a lot of cooking method styles but they are filled in influence from China.

My Tho clear rice noodle soup
My Tho clear rice noodle soup

The influences of Cambodia, Thailand are through using a lot of sugar, using coconut milk (coconut juice and coconut milk).

Field mouse is cooked with coconut milk
Field mouse is cooked with coconut milk

All Southern style dishes are the style of the river delta area that is wild and generous. Just simple and rustic ingredients can create a typical style for the cuisine of this land. That is not to mention the variety of each region through processing, eating habits…

Duong is cooked with coconut milk
Duong is cooked with coconut milk

For example, ordinary fish and meat are still preferred but they can be turned out to dried food, fish sauce…. Even the most ordinary animals can also become delicious dishes such as Field mouse is cooked with coconut milk, flying foxes are cooked with fermented bean curd, cobra is cooked with green bean porridge, duong is cooked with coconut milk…

Mien Tay fish sauce hot pot
Mien Tay fish sauce hot pot
Mixed rice paper
Mixed rice paper
Vietnamese thick noodle soup with snakehead fish
Vietnamese thick noodle soup with snakehead fish
Exciting with culinary style in three regions of Vietnam
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