Vietnamese Food

Bánh Đậu Xanh Vietnamese Food

Bánh Đậu Xanh

Bánh Đậu Xanh (Green bean cakes) is made from many places now. The famous Bánh Đậu Xanh was from Hai Duong province. It is difficult to distinguish the one from Hai Duong and from other places. Each has its own taste and each brings along its secret of the maker. Bánh Đậu Xanh is a [...]

Bánh Xèo Vietnamese Food

Bánh Xèo

Bánh Xèo (“sizzling cake”) are Vietnamese savoury fried pancakes made of rice flour with bean germ, shrimps with shells on, slivers of fatty pork, sliced onions, and sometimes button mushrooms, fried in one or two teaspoons of oil. Southern-styled Bánh Xèo contains coconut milk and certain Central region skips the turmeric powder altogether. Bánh Xèo [...]

Bánh Cuốn Vietnamese Food

Bánh Cuốn

Bánh cuốn (literally “rolled cake”) is a dish from northern Vietnam. It is a roll made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and minced shallots. Bánh cuốn is a light food which is cheap and delicious. People in Vietnam often consider it common [...]

Giò Lụa Vietnamese Food

Giò Lụa

Giò Lụa or Chả Lụa (Lean pork paste) is an unique food only in Vietnam, also known as Vietnamese ham, Vietnamese sausage, or pork roll. The term Giò Lụa is part of the northern Vietnamese’s dialect while chả lụa is part of the southern Vietnamese dialect. The most delicious part of Giò Lụa is two [...]

Nem Rán (Spring Roll) Vietnamese Food

Nem Rán (Spring Roll)

Nem Rán, which can be roughly translated as “minced pork roll,” is a popular dish in Vietnamese cuisine and usually served as an appetizer in America and European countries, where there are large Vietnamese communities. In southern Vietnam, it is referred to as Chả Giò (“fried minced pork”). Nem Rán is a easy cooking dish which [...]

Bánh Chưng (Square cake) Vietnamese Food

Bánh Chưng (Square cake)

Bánh chưng is a traditional Vietnamese rice cake which is made from glutinous rice, mung bean, pork and other ingredients. Its origin is told by the legend of Lang Liêu, a prince of the sixth Hùng Vương, who became Hùng Vương’s successor thank to his creation of bánh chưng and bánh dày, which symbolized respectively [...]

Phở Vietnamese Food


Phở originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam. The specific place of origin appears to be southeast of Hanoi in Nam Dinh province, then a substantial textile market, where cooks sought to please both Vietnamese (with local rice noodles, of Oriental origin) and French tastes (cattle were beasts of burden before the French [...]