Vietnam Rice and its scrumptious dishes
Posted On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 by Travellive
Distinctive bamboo-tube rice

Bamboo-tube rice is an indispensable dish in the daily life of mountainous people in Northwestern Vietnam. Each mountainous region features different flavors of bamboo-tube rice. The glutinous rice, which is often harvested from September to October lunar month, is grilled in bamboo tubes. In this season, the rice is viscous and aromatic.

Com Lam Bamboo-tube rice - Vietnam Northwest tour

When having this dish, diners will use a knife to split the tube but retain its white thin layer covering the rice inside. It will be a fantastic experience when the rice
Com Lam Bamboo-tub rice 1 - Vietnam northwest tours
breaks into small pieces and enjoy the deliciousness of the rice mixed in the thin silk layer. The mountainous flavor is blended in the small bamboo tube covering the viscid glutinous rice and coconut milk, which will wake up your taste buds.

Bamboo-tube rice is often served with grilled chicken or bamboo-tube beef and sesame and salt. Travel to Northwestern Vietnam in the cold ambiance in the beginning of winter to sit by the campfire, sip the wine drunk out of a jar through pipes and enjoy the grilled bamboo-tube-rice. In Hanoi, you can also try this dish when remembering the coldness of the mountainous area.
Plain rice with mussel

Mussel is a well-known dish of Hue’s people. Rice with mussel is a mixed dish with various but simple ingredients. Delicious rice is stirred with small mussels (mussel in Com Hen is the most delicious) and served with raw vegetables such as salad, basil, banana flower, sour star-fruit, knotweed, fired pork skin, onion and Hue’s shrimp paste. All are served as a cool dish, except for hot mussel broth.
Rice with mussels -Vietnam Hue tours

Rice with mussel is also accompanied with hot chilli as the taste of Hue’s people. The deep flavor of shrimp paste, the sour of star-fruit and the fat of pork’s
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