Hoi An’s Cao Lau named in the “Top Asian cuisine value dishes”

The Asian Record Organization has recognized Hoi An’s famous Cao Lau specialty as one of 10 dishes meeting the criteria of “Asian cuisine value”.

             Hoi An’s famous Cao Lau noodle

Cao Lau is served with salads of Tra Que 200 –year- old organic vegetable village, thinly-sliced pork slices, fried pork fat and sauce. The noodle is also prepared from water from Ba Le well- one of the most famous ancient wells of the Cham people in the town therefore it has a special taste.

Earlier Hanoi’s dishes including Pho (noodle), Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork) and Bun Thang (Thang noodle) were also recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization in October.

The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietking) has announced that 12 Vietnamese dishes had been officially recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization last September.

These 12 popular Vietnamese dishes include Pho; Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork);Bun Thang (Thang noodle); Banh Da Cua Hai Phong (Hai Phong fried crab meat with vermicelli); Com Chay Ninh Binh (Ninh Binh crispy rice cracker); Mien Luon Nghe An (Nghe An eel cassava vermicelli); Bun Bo Hue (Hue spicy beef noodle soup); Mi Quang (Quang noodle); Pho Kho Gia Lai (Gia Lai dry noodle); Banh Khot Vung Tau (Vung Tau small shrimp fried pancake; Goi Cuon Saigon (Saigon spring roll); Com Tam Saigon (Saigon broken rice).

Vietnam Record Organization has also nominated five local dishes for the Asian Record, namely, Cha Ca La Vong (La Vong fried fish); Banh Canh Trang Bang (Trang Bang rice noodle soup); Banh Cong Soc Trang (Soc Trang bean and pork-stuffed fried cake); Cha Muc Ha Long (Ha Long Grilled Chopped Squid) and Bun Ca Ro Dong Hai Duong (Hai Duong anabas fish noodle).

Regional special dishes have contributed greatly to promote Vietnam’s image to international visitors. All these dishes are made of natural ingredients.

By Quoc Hai – Translated by Kim Khanh

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