Vietnamese traditional medicine

Although the government in Vietnam intends to develop an identifiable Vietnamese Medical Science, traditional medicine has existed for generations. There are three medical traditions which have coexisted in Vietnam prior to the impact of Western Medicine: these are Thuoc Bac (Northern Medicine), Thuoc Nam (Southern Medicine), and Thuoc Tay (Western Medicine). With Thuoc Bac or … Read more Vietnamese traditional medicine

Vietnamese Traditional Clothing

People in Vietnam wear cotton clothes. Styles differ in northern and southern Vietnam. Many people wear sandals made of old tire rubber(North). (South) Many men and women wear western styled clothing. Some women still wear the traditional au dai. In most rural areas women wear loose white-shirts with skirts. Men in rural areas wear western … Read more Vietnamese Traditional Clothing

Vietnamese Ethnic Groups

Vietnam is a multi-nationality country with 54 ethnic groups. The Viet (Kinh) people account for 87% of the country’s population and mainly inhabit the Red River delta, the central coastal delta, the Mekong delta and major cities. The other 53 ethnic minority groups, totalling over 8 million people, are scattered over mountain areas (covering two-thirds … Read more Vietnamese Ethnic Groups

Braised Pork Ribs

Vietnamese braised pork ribs

Ribs are not always baked or grilled, and these ribs are “oven braised” with a Vietnamese spice mixture, making them succulent, juicy, and very tender. You can even braise them a day ahead and keep them refrigerated in their juices, because they reheat nicely. Ingredients 2 medium shallots, finely chopped 2 lemongrass stalks, tough outer layer removed, lightly … Read more Braised Pork Ribs

Bun Cha – Rice Vermicelli & Pork Meatballs

Bun Cha - Rice Vermicelli & Pork Meatballs

Rice vermicelli Rice vermicelli (“bún”) is a food staple across the entire country of Vietnam. Bún cha is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodles, thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. It would be foolish indeed to Hanoi without trying authentic bún cha. The combination comes with grilled pork sausage patties, a basket of herbs, … Read more Bun Cha – Rice Vermicelli & Pork Meatballs