Tag: Vietnamese cuisine


Vietnamese fried savoury glutinous rice cakes or banh ran man (baan-ran-maan) is one of the most popular street foods in Vietnam. Imagine biting into those little oval-shaped cakes, you can feel and taste the crunchiness of the crust, the slight chewiness of the glutinous rice dough, and the savoury meat and vegetable filling inside. Served with […]

Exotic Saigon – Street Foods

You can’t say you have had a taste of Saigon if you haven’t experienced stopping at a small food stall and order a local dish. Street foods take a special part of my childhood memory, and are truly the essence of Saigon’s cuisine. In this post I will introduce three very popular street foods that […]

How to make Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs recipe

Being such a familiar dish among authentic Vietnamese meals, sweet and sour pork ribs – in my opnion – are actually not easy at all to be cooked to perfection. There are two most common flaws. Firstly, the ribs might be too hard and chewy, you tend to have to rip the meat off the […]

How to make Bún chả (recipe of Vietnamese grilled pork with rice vermicelli noodles)

I feel like upon speaking about Vietnamese food and rice noodles, everyone would mention ‘phở’. But the world of Vietnamese culinary culture offers us so much more ways of devouring many types of different noodles (do check out our glossary to read further on different types of noodles available in Vietnam). If ‘phở’ is known […]

3 ways to make homemade Salted Eggs (recipe)

Salted eggs are traditionally cured duck eggs that are usually used in fillings of traditional mooncakes, steamed buns, steamed egg custard and many more. Salted eggs can be easily found in many Asian supermarkets that are sold in different packaging styles. In the freezer section, you will even see salted egg yolks (salted egg whites removed) […]