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Winter treats of Ha Noi

  When winter arrives in Ha Noi, fried sweet potato and banana cakes will become favorite foods of Hanoians and visitors. Stalls selling hot potato and banana cakes have begun appearing along the streets in the capital.   An unidentified...

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Unforgettable Taste of ‘Xoi Khuc’

‘Xoi khuc’, also known as khuc cake, has its name because the cake cover is made by glutinous rice powder mixed with brayed ‘khuc’ leaves, covering gram and pork. ‘Xoi khuc’ is also very popular for breakfast in Hanoi.  ...

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Cha ruoi, an Autumn treat of the North

Those who visit Ha Noi during Autumn  should savor cha ruoi, a specialty made from sand worm widely available in the sea. Live ‘ruoi’, mostly found in Hai Phong and Nam Dinh, are transported to Hanoi and other big cities....

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Folk Paintings

Folk paintings are a combination of traditional cultural values with ancient artistic methods that have been created through the labour of past generations. There are two types of Vietnamese folk paintings, Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) paintings and worshipping paintings. ...

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Vietnam traditional music: Ca Tru Performance

The music is a geisha-like form of entertainment, which combined entertaining wealthy people with performing religious songs for the royal court. A good way for tourists to experience local culture in Hanoi is to attend a live Ca Truperformance, a traditional...

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Vietnam Summer Desserts

There are millions of ways to enjoy the cool, sweet taste of summer in Vietnam, so here are some of our favorites. You could find these delicious desserts at any of the big cities in Vietnam, like Hanoi, HCMC, and...

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