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  • What Is Cardamom? Meet The Queen of Spices
    08 21 2018

    What Is Cardamom? Meet The Queen of Spices

    Prized for its aroma, cardamom is one of the most expensive spices in the world (third after saffron and vanilla). Its scent is a cross between mint and eucalyptus, a quality that distinguishes cardamom among the rest.

  • Fast Food and Its Invasion of Vietnam's Culinary Paradise
    04 06 2018

    Fast Food and Its Invasion of Vietnam's Culinary Paradise

    Nothing could be more different from fast food, the American way, than the traditional Vietnamese diet.

  • These Are the World's Most Expensive Spices
    03 17 2018

    These Are the World's Most Expensive Spices

    For many centuries the world's most expensive spice was black pepper. As cultivation increased and black pepper became a household staple around the world its price subsequently dropped. Today, black pepper is one of the world's most affordable spices.

  • The Crab Soup Stand That's Been Bubbling in The Heart of Saigon for 24 Years
    12 14 2017

    The Crab Soup Stand That's Been Bubbling in The Heart of Saigon for 24 Years

    The stall is packed every evening thanks to its hearty soup sided with century eggs.

  • Duck Tales: The Tastiest Way to Survive Winter in Hanoi
    12 14 2017

    Duck Tales: The Tastiest Way to Survive Winter in Hanoi

    Cold wind, check. Sweater, check. Money, check. It's time for your meals to get 'quacky.'

  • The Science of Liver
    11 04 2017

    The Science of Liver

    Science helps us to understand what liver is, and how to cook this offal to appreciate it the best. Don't miss the tips!

  • Sauce – Tiny Yet Substantial Element of Vietnamese Cuisine
    09 11 2017

    Sauce – Tiny Yet Substantial Element of Vietnamese Cuisine

    Food sauce is indispensable, that’s what most Vietnamese diners think. Without appropriate sauce, the dish can’t be complete.

  • Black Peppers in Tien Phuoc, Quang Nam – A Spice Plays Different Roles
    08 17 2017

    Black Peppers in Tien Phuoc, Quang Nam – A Spice Plays Different Roles

    Playing an indispensable role in daily meals of locals, black peppers in Tien Phuoc (Quang Nam province) has become the most famous specialty which were traded through Hoi An port to western Europe and Japan since 17th century.

  • A Symphony of Flavours in A Delicious Vietnamese Sandwich
    06 16 2017

    A Symphony of Flavours in A Delicious Vietnamese Sandwich

    Disparate flavours meld beautifully in a Vietnamese-style sandwich on a French baguette: savoury ground pork, sour vinegared vegetables, fresh coriander and more.

  • 6 Types of Peppercorns Worth Knowing
    06 15 2017

    6 Types of Peppercorns Worth Knowing

    Black peppercorns may be the stalwart of the spice rack in many a kitchen around the world, but there are also several other types of peppercorns well worth adding to your spice arsenal if you haven't already.

  • 7 Of The World’s Most Expensive Spices
    05 26 2017

    7 Of The World’s Most Expensive Spices

    Imagine paying five figures for mere fistfuls of spice.

  • Saigon Is the Best Food City You'll Visit in Southeast Asia
    05 22 2017

    Saigon Is the Best Food City You'll Visit in Southeast Asia

    Sample every corner of Vietnam without leaving the former capital.

  • Anguillidae Fish Rolled in Piper Lolot
    05 11 2017

    Anguillidae Fish Rolled in Piper Lolot

    A French culinary magazine has analyzed the key difference between Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines in that Vietnamese dishes often combine “salty-sweet”, whereas Chinese dishes favor the match of “sour-sweet”.

  • What A Nose Can Tell
    03 17 2017

    What A Nose Can Tell

    “The mere smell of cooking can evoke a whole civilization”, Fernard Braudel.

  • Tastes of Tet in all three regions of Vietnam
    02 06 2017

    Tastes of Tet in all three regions of Vietnam

    Festive cuisine differs by region, which results in a unique and celebratory feature of Vietnamese culture.

  • Banh Tet: Traditional cake in Southern Vietnam
    01 31 2017

    Banh Tet: Traditional cake in Southern Vietnam

    Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake enjoyed by southern Vietnamese people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. It is considered a variant of Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cake), which is more popular in the northern region.

  • 11 Healthy Food Trends You Need to Know in 2017
    01 30 2017

    11 Healthy Food Trends You Need to Know in 2017

    What's hot in healthy eating.

  • Black tiger prawns wrapped in pork belly
    12 19 2016

    Black tiger prawns wrapped in pork belly

    A native of the Mekong Delta, Chef Tran Minh Dung creates Black Tiger Prawns Wrapped in Pork Belly, a dish bearing the special feature of the Southern Delta Region.

  • Stewed chicken with pink mandarin
    11 26 2016

    Stewed chicken with pink mandarin

    The chefs in Dong Thap Province cook chicken with pink mandarin so as to obtain the pretty color broth for New Year well-wishes, and the slightly sour flavor to dissipate the fatty foods or the early Spring piquant glass of wine.

  • Pork shank slow-cooked with hairy gourd
    11 26 2016

    Pork shank slow-cooked with hairy gourd

    Mr. Duong Duc Huan, Executive Chef of Hotel Majestic, is often called an artist not only because he draws very beautifully on plates with colorful sauces from vegetables, but also because he can combine different cooking techniques to create many colors, tastes and emotions ...

  • Steamed “gac” rolls stuffed with salmon fillet
    11 26 2016

    Steamed “gac” rolls stuffed with salmon fillet

    With rice, dexterous Vietnamese hands can make numerous delicious dishes. But the most interesting thing is that we can sit together to make “banh uot” and smell the pungent odor of timber, feel the vapor of fragrant rice and shout for joy when we ...

  • Remarkable variation of fine seafood
    11 22 2016

    Remarkable variation of fine seafood

    Because of the promise with preliminary judges that semi-final round would have all golden dishes, the whole team 31 had spent their time looking for unique specialties from the sea and dry lands to bring to the contest.

  • To wing up Vietnamese taste
    11 20 2016

    To wing up Vietnamese taste

    From the two semi-final rounds (northern and southern) of The Golden Spoon Contest 2016, it’s confident to say that our chefs absolutely can elevate rustic dishes and tradition ingredients up on the world culinary map.

  • Sublimated Dishes from Traditional Food
    11 17 2016

    Sublimated Dishes from Traditional Food

    With intention of honoring famous brands of Nuoc Mam (fish sauce), such as Khai Hoan and Hung Thinh, La Veranda Phu Quoc team created an impressive varied menu from traditional dishes.

  • Expectative Golden Dishes
    11 07 2016

    Expectative Golden Dishes

    From their regional specialties, team 81’s chefs – Muong Thanh Lao Cai hotel – varied and created to delicious and exotic dishes.

  • Fateful meeting with Highland cuisine on 5-star party table
    11 07 2016

    Fateful meeting with Highland cuisine on 5-star party table

    There were lots of surprises within 3 days in Dien Bien, having a food tray with nearly 20 strange-hearing yet delicious dishes. Famous spices of the Northern Highlands were Doi seed, Mac Khen, Mac Mat leaves, and another interesting seasoning called “cham cheo” which ...

  • Taste of hometown through the journeys
    11 01 2016

    Taste of hometown through the journeys

    “One of the most interesting thing as being TGSA’s judge is to meet good old teams, to see your relentless passion to cooking carreer, and to be surprised by your ardent and creative dishes.” This is judge Kim Xuan’s comment about team no.44 – ...

  • Southern Golden Dishes: Rustic yet Amazing Taste
    10 30 2016

    Southern Golden Dishes: Rustic yet Amazing Taste

    Bringing particular wild leaves and fruits, 27 teams from the South of Vietnam (southwest, southeast, middle-south, and middle-highland) rocked the semi-final round of The Golden Spoon Contest on October 26th and 27th 2016.

  • The magnificence of every culinary detail
    06 05 2015

    The magnificence of every culinary detail

    The menu of the Van Phat Fortunland restaurant in the preliminary round in Mekong Delta region included: seafood salad with passion fruit; beef rolled with mushroom and pepper sauce; chicken stewed with fish sauce and baked sticky rice; dumpling cake with coconut and lotus seeds.

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World's 50 Best 2018, Top 10 Restaurants in 10 Dishes

World's 50 Best 2018, Top 10 Restaurants in 10 Dishes

Enjoy a dish from every restaurant in the top 10 of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list, from Osteria Francescana at #1 to Asador Etxebarri at #10.

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The Science of Meringue

The scientific secrets behind the perfect meringue, from the correct amount of sugar and egg whites, to ideal oven temperature.

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Sauces and Herbs to Die For

Sauces and Herbs to Die For

Vietnamese dipping sauce and a huge variety of fresh aromatic herbs are the soul of the country’s cuisine.

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