As far as history goes, the Vietnamese have always been good at their noodles game. They make use of many ingredients – rice vermicelli, cellophane, wheat noodles (to name a but few) – and serve their dishes creatively: wet, dry, or rolled – anything works. Travelling to Vietnam, tourists can hardly not be intimidated by such diverse delicacies, not to mention their similar-sounding names: bun ca, bun cha ca, bun bung, bun thang, and bun bo hue! Yikes. We get the struggle. Worry not our foreign friends, however diverse or tongue-twisting Vietnamese cuisine may be, this guide is here to help you out. Buckle up. We are going to Saigon! Here are our 10 best noodle dishes in Saigon and all the best local places we often come to eat!
Perhaps, it has been nearly 15 years already since I, for the first time of my life, passed through Hanoi’s historical bridge named Long Bien coincidently and unknowingly. It was a summer train driving me from the North to the South with parents were my companions.
Muc Dong Parade Festival in Da Nang is celebrated mainly for kids who spend most of their time working on the fields to take care of their buffaloes. It is held in Phong Lệ village, Da Nang, Vietnam every three years, and it falls on the two last days of March in Lunar calendar with the purpose of praying for an abundant crop.
Dolta Festival in Khmer community lasts from the 30th day of the eighth lunar month to the second day of the ninth lunar month every year. This festival is an occasion for Khmer people to commemorate their ancestors and Buddhist monks who passed away.
Oxen Racing Festival (Khmer Cow Racing) is often held on the 9th and 10th of Lunar October in An Giang province. The festival is a part of “Đôn Ta” – “Dolta” within Khmer community in Southern Vietnam, especially in Mekong Delta. Đôn Ta is one of the biggest traditional occasions of Khmer people in aim of showing their respects and offerings to their ancestors who departed from life