"Banh nuong, banh deo" are a traditional specialty of the Mid Autumn Festival, a children's festival.
It is almost impossible to resist the temptation of tasting "Bun thang" soup when you see it dished up in a bowl put on a low bamboo table in the old Dong Xuan Market, even if you are not hungry.
No Vietnamese New Year party is complete without a tray of mut, or candied fruits and vegetables.
According to a Vietnamese folk tale, banh giay gio was invented by a prince named Lang Lieu. As a way to determine his successor, the prince's father had instructed his many sons to find the most delicious foods in the world.
Nuoc mam, fish sauce, is the most essential ingredient for everyday meals and cooking in Viet Nam.