For a light and savory meal, Vietnamese tend to dine on a variety of noodle soups with meat or seafood.
Overcooked rice, dry-cooked fish sauce and fried thac lac is a Mekong Delta common dish that has made it big in the cities of Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh.
Visitors to Dinh Bang Village in Bac Ninh Province should not miss tasting a specialty of this region: the phu the (husband and wife) cake, a traditional cake made from local materials representing marital fidelity, originating from the time of the Ly dynasty (1009-1225).
While only the more adventurous foreigners in Vietnam have tried bird’s nest, the slimy specialty, a nest made from bird’s saliva, is considered a delicacy in the country.
Banh tam (silkworm-like rice-flour cake) is a scrumptious, traditional snack from the Mekong Delta that resembles the long, string shape of silkworms, giving the dish its peculiar name.