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Binh Thuan has two more dishes recognized among Vietnam’s top 50 famous special foods

 BTO- With a view to promote the images and information about specific foods of Binh Thuan to local people, domestic and foreign visitors, contributing to helping develop trade promotion, agriculture, industry and tourism, Binh Thuan provincial Department of Science and Technology along with other departments, agencies, localities in the province recently nominated 6 special dishes of the province for the participation in “Top Vietnam’s special dishes” – the third phase 2015. The nominees include sterculia foetida sap of Tuy Phong , salamander meat of Binh Thuan,  bánh hỏi lòng heo - steamed fine rice vermicelli served with cooked pig’s internal organs, rice papers, fresh vegetables and dipping sauce -  in Phu Long townlet (Ham Thuan Bac district),  bánh rế - deep fried pancake, cốm - grilled milk rice cake, bánh quai vạc - steamed cake stuffed with pork and shrimp - in Phan Thiet city.

Under the consultation and choice of functional organizations such as: National Office of  Intellectual Property of Vietnam, Southern Fruit Research Institute (directly under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), Vietnam Tourism Association, domestic and international travel agents, researchers,  the community of Vietnamese record-holders, readers of websites and, “Top 50 Vietnam’s famous special foods 2015” was officially announced by the Vietnam Book of Records.

Specifically,  two special dishes of Binh Thuan, namely: bánh hỏi lòng heo Phú Long and Tuy Phong sterculia foetida sap have been enlisted. Therefore, over three phrases of selection (2013,2014, 2015), 8 specialities of Binh Thuan have been realized as Vietnam Records so far. They are Binh Thuan dragon fruit,  lẩu thả - a special hotpot made from fresh fish (2013), Phan Thiet fish-sauce, half-dried squids, bánh canh chả cá - rice spaghetti cooked with fried fish and bánh căn - Vietnamese rice cake (2014), Phu Long’s bánh hỏi lòng heo  and Tuy Phong sterculia foetida sap (2015).

Sterculia foetida forest in Vinh Hao

Mixed soft drink of sterculia foetida sap, basil seed and grass jelly (mesona chinensis)

Phu Long’s “Bánh hỏi lòng heo”

Phuong Lan (Source: Binh Thuan online)

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