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  • Com, the special gift endowed by Autumn

    Com, the special gift endowed by Autumn

    "Com" (green sticky rice) is a delicacy that is made only in autumn and cherished by all Vietnamese. For Hanoians, nothing evokes autumn like the taste of young rice from Vong Village; the grain so sweetly scented that they left a lasting impression ... Served with red persimmons or ripe bananas, "Com" is truly delicious. Vong village, on the outskirts of Hanoi, is said to produce the best "Com" in northern Vietnam. When autumn comes, Hanoians everywhere always remember the special taste of "Com" which is a special gift from the soil made by hard-working peasants, holding a simple and fresh fragrance.

  • Rice Noodle Soup

    Rice Noodle Soup

    "Pho", a typical dish of Hanoi people, has been existed for a long time. "Pho" is prepared not only in a sophisticated manner but also in the technique which is required to have sweet but pure bouillon, soft but not crashed noodle, soft and sweet smelling meat. Only in cold days, having a hot and sweet smelling bowl of "Pho" to enjoy would make you experience the complete flavor of the special dish of Hanoi.

  • Hang Trong Paintings

    Hang Trong Paintings

    Hang Trong Painting is one of the folk paintings of Vietnam, which is made in Hang Non Street and Hang Trong Street of the ancient Hanoi. The Vietnamese believe in ancestor worship and the deification of natural phenomena, both of them are reflected in the paintings. Hang Trong paintings are popular as worshiping paintings in temples. As such, the paintings are often hung in spacious living rooms or in holy places.

  • O mai in Hanoi

    O mai in Hanoi

    "O mai" is salted dry apricot or sugared dry apricot that is a favorite nosh for many people in Hanoi and other provinces. "O mai" is produced for traditional method, since choosing material, the company also send staff to gardens in Hung Yen, Hai Hung, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau in order to gather all crop of kinds of sour fresh fruit like plum, apricot, dracontomelum, star, tamarind, kumquat, pineapple, canari, lemon. That is the secret of Hang Duong experts, they plus sugar, ginger, add chili, and stir liquorice to have smooth yellow food with sweet-smelling.

  • La Vong Grilled Minced Fish

    La Vong Grilled Minced Fish

    Hanoi now has several stores selling Cha ca La Vong (Grilled minced fish), but none of them can be equal to the Cha Ca Road's in terms of quality and flavor. As a popular dish, La Vong grilled fish pie is indeed a remarkable culinary invention.

  • Rolled Rice Pancake

    Rolled Rice Pancake

    Among Vietnam's delicate specialties, "banh cuon" ranks top thanks to its softness, sweet fragrance of cinnamon, dried onion and strong taste of minced meat and sources! Among other members of the extended noodle family, "banh cuon" almost ranks first. It is a paper-thin steamed rice flour pancake, much like delicate sheets of fresh rice noodles. The pancakes are plucked off of the linen steamer base, and immediately rolled with minced pork and mushrooms, then piled on a plate, sprinkled with deep fried shallots, snipped with scissors into bite sized sections, and topped with fresh herbs such as cilantro or Vietnamese basil. A plate of "banh cuon" is a light dish traditionally eaten as breakfast in Hanoi but now can also be found as a late night snack.

  • Banh khuc in Hanoi

    Banh khuc in Hanoi

    "Banh khuc" is a traditional cake of Vietnam and so delicious! The cake is a rice ball made of glutinous rice mixed with cudweed (khuc) - most important ingredient and filled with green bean paste, pork, and spices. Cudweed grows during lunar January and February, when the drizzling rain lasts all day, and it can be found along the edges of rice fields. There are two kinds: "nep" and "te". The latter is more flexible and fragrant and is preferred for making the cake.

  • The culture of Hanoi Coffee

    The culture of Hanoi Coffee

    Sai Gon has coffee on high floor, and under ground, etc. whereas Hanoi has street coffee and traditional cafeteria. The competition between Trung Nguyen coffee system, modern Cappuccino coffee and traditional coffee is still equal. This reveals that the Hanoians retain some uniqueness of their ancient lifestyle.