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Today Viet Nam is a thrilling place to be. Resplendent with colour, exotic smells, and delicious tastes, it has risen from the ruins with its spirit intact. From the border with China in the north to the rice mills of the Mekong Delta in the south, this land of rivers and lush, emerald green paddy fields hums with activity.

Today Viet Nam is a thrilling place to be. Resplendent with colour, exotic smells, and delicious tastes, it has risen from the ruins with its spirit intact. From the border with China in the north to the rice mills of the Mekong Delta in the south, this land of rivers and lush, emerald green paddy fields hums with activity. 

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Along the Mekong Delta, some markets are on boats. The best known is the floating market Cai Rang, where the boats converge at dawn. It is a colourful sight as boats laden with bright green bitter melon, long, white radishes, scarlet tomatoes, yellow fruits and freshly cut herbs, bob peacefully in the water.

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Along the Mekong Delta, some markets are on boats. The best known is the floating market Cai Rang, where the boats converge at dawn. It is a colourful sight as boats laden with bright green bitter melon, long, white radishes, scarlet tomatoes, yellow fruits and freshly cut herbs, bob peacefully in the water.

The Southern countryside village markets are more reminiscent of a busy barnyard. The squawking and cackling of hens and ducks, and other forms of livestock, remind you of one striking fact about the Vietnamese: most living form can be culinary art. The adventurous souls will be able to sample exotic offerings such as roasted dog’s head, stir-fried duck’s tongues, grilled field rats, monkey roasted on the spit or the heart of a venomous snake, all of which are part of the daily fare in these countryside regions. 

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Vietnamese Special Food in the South

As the Vietnamese will point out, their country is shaped like a don ganh – the traditional bamboo pole that is slung over the shoulder with baskets of food hanging from each end. These baskets represent the rice bowls of Viet Nam, the Red River Delta in the South, joined by mountainous spines. A long coastline and numerous flowing rivers and streams that carve up the land, provide Viet Nam with such a volume of water that it has a steady supply of its two most important ingredients: rice and nuoc mam, the fermented fish sauce.

Vietnamese Special Food in Hue

Of all the cities in Viet Nam, there is none so representative of historical culture and academic learning as the ancient, garden city of Hue. Once the imperial city of Vietnam, Hue was considered the centre of haute cuisine. The emperor Tu Duc, who reigned from 1848 to 1883, demanded ingenuity from his kitchens to create refined cuisine. To achieve this, he expected and demanded 50 dishes to be prepared by 50 cooks and served by 50 servants for each meal.

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Vietnamese Special Food in Ho Chi Minh City

The Southern region of Viet Nam is characterized by Ho Chi Minh city, formerly Saigon. Once Paris of the Orient, it is the country’s centre of commerce and trade. Southern food relies heavily on the rice and growing pastures of the Mekong Delta, and most produce comes from around the town Da Lat. 

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