Situated about 90 kilometers far from the center of Hanoi, Nam Dinh is a coastal province having potentials to develop its tourism with sustainable and high speed. Especially, the province possesses a wide range of tourist destinations from historical – cultural relics as well as a lot of traditional villages. What’s more, Nam Dinh is also famous for a great number of traditional festivals, both villages have festivals that are large and famous such as Phu Day Festival and Holy Father Festival as well. In addition, when you come to the place, you will have a great chance to try many kinds of specialties in Vietnam culinary tours. Now, why don’t you contact helloVietnam tour operators right now and get yourself a hello Vietnam travel to Nam Dinh to enjoy its special dishes and delicacies?

Siu Chau Candy

Siu Chau Candy is one of the most famous dishes of Nam Dinh that a lot of tourists buy as a present for their family and friends. It is tasty, sweet, crispy and seriously fragrant. Surprisingly, it is not difficult to make this kind of candy at all. It is made from some common ingredients in the region consisting of peanuts as the main ingredient, glutinous rice flour, sugar, and malt. You may think that Siu Chau Candy is quite similar to Peanut candy; however, it has got little peanuts than peanut candy. In particular, the candy needs to be cooked and then cut into small pieces in about 10 minutes because it can quickly solidify and is too hard to cut. Moreover, the flavor of the candy sometimes depends on the skillful experiences as well as the traditional recipes of each family in Nam Dinh. Vietnamese people usually enjoy the taste of Siu Chau Candy with a cup of traditional green tea, especially during the Tet holiday.

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Siu Chau Candy

Gai Cake

Nam Dinh has been well known as the hometown of Gai Cake which has got a lot of positive Vietnam travel reviews from both domestic and international tourists. Gai Cake or Thorn Leaf Cake is made from high-quality sticky rice flour with thorn leaf paste and then filled with a great combination of many fresh ingredients such as green beans, peanuts, shredded coconut, lotus seeds and sugar. Finally, it is wrapped in several layers of banana leaves and steamed in boiling water for about one hour. Right from the very first bite, you will certainly be amazed because of its special dark outside and fragrant smell. Tourists usually bring Gai Cake home as traditional gifts for their family and relatives when they leave Nam Dinh. Vietnamese people believe that the cake could improve their health conditions, for example, help relieve one’s headache, improve sleep’s quality and prevent blood’s problems.

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Gai Cake

Xiu Pao Cake

Remember not to miss out Xiu Pao Cake or Xiu Bao when you have a hello vietnam travel to Nam Dinh Province. Xia Pao Cake is a delicious dish which originally comes from Chinese people living in Khach Street, now known as Le Hong Phong and Hong Van Thu Street. The layer outside looks like the baked one but is much softer and so fragrant. Peel off each layer of the dish; you will see its amazing NHAN BANH. Inside the dish is the mix of minced reddish brown bacon and fungus and a small boiled egg with the aim of offering the eater the fresher feeling. The locals, especially students have eaten the dish as a breakfast since a long time ago.

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Xiu Pao Cake

Pillow-shaped cake

Although Pillow-shaped cake or Banh Goi is really popular in Vietnam, you will find Nam Dinh’s ones much more amazing and unique.

The pillow-shaped cake in Nam Dinh has the completely different shape compared to the one from other places because of the influence of Chinese cuisine in the China Town.

In other areas, the cake is made with the pillow shape and served with sour and sweet sauce along with fresh herbs. On the other hand, Nam Dinh people make the layer outside soft and add minced pork, vermicelli, and boiled eggs inside. After being fried deeply, it is served with special chili sauce.

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Pillow-shaped cake

The delicious food that has mentioned above is only some of the hundred amazing dishes of Nam Dinh. Hope that you will prepare well for your hello Vietnam travel to this beautiful province and try a lot of its specialties.