The Asian Record’s Organization (ARO) has announced that eight Vietnamese specialties have set new Asian records.

These eight specialties, produced in localities across the country, reflect unique and original gifts from different regions of Vietnam.

They are: Banh Dau Xanh Hai Duong, Nhan Sam Ngoc Linh, Que Tra Bong, Che Thai Nguyen, Banh Phong Sua Dua, Ca Phe Buon Me Thuot, Tieu Phu Quoc, and Banh Trang Phoi Suong.

Banh Dau Xanh Hai Duong (green bean cake) from the northern province of Hai Duong was first made in the 20th century and is widely consumed everywhere in Vietnam. At present, on the occasion of Tet and other festivals, the cake is often selected as a gift. The cake is made of green beans, sugar, lard and grapefruit oil.

Sam Ngoc Linh (ginseng) from the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum is a rare, valuable and high quality herbal remedy which is being studied to best serve people’s life.

Que Tra Bong (Tra Bong cinnamon) from the central province of Quang Ngai is appreciated for its potency and its aroma. It can be used for cooking or to make fine arts products.

Che Thai Nguyen (Thai Nguyen tea) from the northern mountainous province of Thai Nguyen is well-known for its honey-gold colouring and its unique flavour. The tea has a sweet scent, and has been exported to more than 100 countries and territories around the world.

Ca Phe Buon Me Thuot (Buon Me Thuot coffee) from the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is a natural, unadulterated variety of coffee. This superior quality coffee rich in caffeine maintains its original colour and is now exported to more than 30 countries around the world.

Tieu Phu Quoc (Phu Quoc pepper) from the southern province of Kien Giang is a unique, strong and pungent pepper. Its superior quality has made it famous among domestic and foreign tourists, and it is now exported to many countries around the world.

Banh Trang Phoi Suong (Phoi Suong rice paper) from southern province of Tay Ninh is used as a snack or in main meals./.