15 Vietnamese cuisines nominated as Asian records

The list of nominees include:

Phở, bún chả, chả cá Lã Vọng, bún thang Hà Nội (vermicelli and chicken soup), bánh đa cua Hải Phòng, cơm cháy Ninh Bình (rice crust), miến lươn Nghệ An (vermicelli with eel soup), bún bò Huế (vermicelli and beef), mì Quảng (noodle), phở khô Gia Lai (dry noodle), bánh canh Trảng Bàng (rice spaghetti), bánh khọt Vũng Tau (rice cake with shrimp), gỏi cuốn (summer roll), cơm tấm Sài Gòn (cooked broken rice with grilled pork) and bánh cống Sóc Trăng (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 Vietnam doesn’t 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:


Phở (noodle).
Gỏi cuốn Sài Gòn (summer roll).


Chả cá Lã Vọng (fried fish).


Cơm tấm Saigon (cooked broken rice with grilled pork).


Bánh khọt Vũng Tàu (rice cake with shrimp).


Bánh canh Trảng Bàng (rice spaghetti).


Bánh cống Sóc Trăng (rice and green bean cake with shrimp).


Bánh đa cua Hải Phòng (rice pancake with crab soup).


Bún bò Huế (vermicelli and beef).


Bún chả Hà Nội (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat).


Bún thang Hà Nội (vermicelli and chicken soup).


Cơm cháy Ninh Bình (rice crust).


Phở khô Gia Lai (dry noodle).


Mi Quang (noodle). 


Miến lươn Nghệ An (vermicelli with eel soup).

Source: VietnamNet

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