15 Vietnamese cuisines nominated as Asian records

Last update 13:39 | 26/06/2012

VietNamNet Bridge – Pho (noodle), cha ca La Vong (fried fish), bun cha Hanoi (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat), banh da cua Haiphong (rice pancake with crab soup) … are among Vietnamese cuisines that are nominated as Asian records.

The list of nominees include: Pho, bun cha, cha ca La Vong, bun thang Hanoi (vermicelli and chicken soup), banh da cua Haiphong, com chay Ninh Binh (rice crust), mien luon Nghe An (vermicelli with eel soup), bun bo Hue (vermicelli and beef), mi Quang (noodle), pho kho Gia Lai (dry noodle), banh canh Trang Bang (rice spaghetti), banh khot Vung Tau (rice cake with shrimp), goi cuon (summer roll), com tam Saigon (cooked broken rice with grilled pork) and banh cong Soc Trang (rice and green bean cake with shrimp).

The list will be sent to the Asian Record Organization for consideration in September.

The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietkings) has made the list after making surveys of hundreds of cuisines throughout the country and cuisines in 57 Asian countries.

Out of 57 Asian countries and territories, Vietnam is praised to have a unique and diversified culinary culture.

Philip Kotler, the founder of modern marketing, suggested that why doesn’t Vietnam try to be called “the world’s kitchen,” while China has become “the world’s factory” and India has become “the world’s office.”

Gastronomy is a significant factor to attract foreign tourists to Vietnam. So far this year, Vietkings has implemented a campaign to advertise Vietnamese gastronomy and specialties through seeking regional and world records for Vietnamese cuisines.

The 15 cuisines in pictures:


Pho (noodle).
Goi cuon Sai Gon (summer roll).


Cha ca La Vong (fried fish).


Com tam Saigon (cooked broken rice with grilled pork).


Banh khot Vung Tau (rice cake with shrimp).


Banh canh Trang Bang (rice spaghetti).


Banh cong Soc Trang (rice and green bean cake with shrimp).


Banh da cua Hai Phong (rice pancake with crab soup).


Bun bo Hue (vermicelli and beef).


Bun cha Hanoi (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat).


Bun thang Hanoi (vermicelli and chicken soup).


Com chay Ninh Binh (rice crust).


Pho kho Gia Lai (dry noodle).


Mi Quang (noodle).


Mien luon Nghe An (vermicelli with eel soup).

Phuong Linh

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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