Cruise Mekong River | - Part 20

Forest Bitter Melon in Dak Lak Province

Forest Bitter Melon in Dak Lak Province

Forest Bitter Melon (Khổ Qua Rừng) has another name is Boh Pan (Ê Đê name). This fruit is considered as one Traditional Vietnamese Food. It is an annual herbaceous vine, small grow wild, and live commonly in mountainous and midland. The leaf is similar with annual melon; however the fruit is small like a finger

Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival

Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival

Ba Chua Xu Temple (the local tutelary goddess) lies at the foot of Sam Mountain, Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province. It is said that the goddess is so sacred that anyone who offers incense to her can realise all his/her wishes. Therefore, during the festival of Ba Chua Xu (also called the Via Ba

Vietnamese Beef Marinade

Vietnamese Beef Marinade

As always with flank steak, slice it thinly against the grain. Look for the long muscle fibers and cut perpendicular to them. This will give you the most tender slices. Leftovers are ideal for steak sandwiches. Or, marinate the whole steak, cut it in half and cook half for dinner and freeze the rest in

Braised Mackerel Fish with Sugarcane

Braised Mackerel Fish with Sugarcane

Today I will give an amazing dish for you and your family. It is Braised Mackerel Fish with Sugarcane (Cá Thu Kho Mía). I bet your kids will fall in love with it when using with boiled rice. Enjoy this dish with your beloved family will give an amazing feeling for you. Vietnam travel If

Traditional craft villages of Cham people

Traditional craft villages of Cham people

Ninh Thuan is a land with many cultural values, especially a culture of Cham people to make a cultural variety in Vietnam in general and local culture in particular. Cham people in Ninh Thuan are famous for many traditional handicraft villages. Three traditional villages of Cham people including My Nghiep and Chung My weaving handicraft

Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Wings

Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Wings

These are simplified for the home cook but still have all the wonderful, aromatic flavors that we love in Vietnamese cooking — lemongrass, lime, cilantro, ginger, and garlic. Ingredients: 3 -3 1/2 lbs chicken wings, separated at the joints, wing tips reserved for another purpose 2 tablespoons roughly chopped garlic 1/4 cup chopped shallot 1/4

Mekong River Festival Set for March

Mekong River Festival Set for March

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Kratie is gearing up to host the first-ever Mekong River Festival, scheduled to run Mar. 13-15 next year. The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, in coordination with several ministries and government agencies, will organise the Kingdom’s first Mekong River Festival from March 13 to 15 next year in Kratie provincial

Best time to visit Mekong Delta

Best time to visit Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is the heart and soul of mainland Southeast Asia. The 12th longest river in the world, the Mekong runs 4,800 kilometers from its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau through Yunnan Province of China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. It is the largest river in Southeast Asia. The river forms the

Goi Cuon – Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Pork and Shrimp

Goi Cuon - Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Pork and Shrimp

Gỏi cuốn is a popular snack food in Vietnam and is usually ordered as an appetizer in Vietnamese restaurants stateside. It is comprised of tightly wrapped rice paper bundles filled with pork, shrimp, vermicelli noodles, herbs, and greens. A Hoisin-based sauce topped with crushed peanuts is often served on the side for dipping. The flavors

Cambodia’s Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Cambodia's Royal Ploughing Ceremony

People in Thailand and Cambodia gather around their king on this day and together they implore the gods for blessing and know what the gods have in store for the crop year. Cambodians call this ritual, Preah Reach Pithi Chrot Preah Neangkol and the Thais refer to it as Phuetchamongkhon. Often celebrated in May in