Barbequed Cau Mong veal from Dien Ban district in Quang Nam province
has been recognised by the Vietnam Records Organisation as a national
Dien Phuong Village, situated near the
UNESCO World Heritage My Son Sanctuary on National Highway 1, is home of
30 households who serve the dish.
Le Thi Dinh, an official from Dien Ban’s economy department, said the food had been popular for decades.
“The recipe has remained true to its origins since our ancestors began
the trade during the previous century, but it only became popular in
the 1960s,” Dinh said.
Duong Thi Loan, a restaurant owner in the village, said she was the third generation in her family to take up the trade.
“I inherited the recipe from my grandfather and my father. My family
hosts tourists and foodlovers, and it’s often crowded at weekends.” Loan
The veal must be eaten with local salted anchovies, rice paper rolls, sliced green banana and herbs.
This dish and various ethnic minority cultures and crafts from
mountainous districts will be showcased at the Quang Nam Heritage
Journeys Festival from June 21-23 in a bid to boost tourism in the