Tet specialities for sale in HCM City

Friday, Feb 01, 2019 08:40

A stall selling Ham Yen orange at the Green Tet-Viet Product Market being held at 12 Phung Khac Khoan in HCM City’s District 1 until February 2. — VNS Photo Xuan Huong

A lot of speciality foods from around the country are being sold in HCM City for Tet (the Lunar New Year).

They are available from social networks and shopping portals to shops, supermarkets and fairs.

At the Green Tet-Viet Product Market at 12 Phung Khac Khoan in District 1, until February 2, many kinds of specialties from northern and mountainous provinces and safe vegetables and fruits that meet hygiene and food safety standards and have traceable origins will be sold.

There are also shops specialising in northern speciality foods on Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District, Chu Manh Trinh Street in District 1 and Tran Quoc Toan Street in District 3. Popular among them are kohlrabi, cabbage, garland chrysanthemum, green onion, carrot and other vegetables, alcohol made of sticky rice, and Van Village wine.

Dried northern specialities include pig tongue-shaped dried bamboo shoot (Tuyen Quang), vau dried bamboo shoot, vermicelli made of arrowroot starch, shiitake mushroom, pork pie, Hang Than green rice flake cake, Tan Cuong tea green bean cake, and candied lotus seeds (Hung Yen Province).

Supermarkets and traditional markets are also selling many kinds of specialities.

Co.opmart and Co.opXtra supermarket chains have stocked nearly 20 tonnes of six kinds of specialties: Canh orange, Dien pomelo, Yen The chicken, Ca Mau dried shrimp with shell, red pomelo and Ngoc Linh ginseng.

Besides northern specialties, many southern specialties like Soc Trang pia cake, Hoa Loc mango, Nam Roi pomelo, Lai Vung mandarin, Tra Vinh banh tet, dried snakehead fish, and others are also available at supermarkets. — VNS

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