Smaller, tastier, healthier: the Van Dinh duck
One of the popular recipes with the 'vit co Van Dinh' is roast duck.
Before the duck is roasted, it should be marinated with galangal, lemongrass, spicy and mac mat (a kind of wild leaf found in northern provinces like Cao Bang).
The leaves create a special aromatic flavour while the meat is roasted on wood charcoal.
The dipping sauce for the dish includes garlic, ginger, pepper, chili, vinegar and sugar, which gives off an appetising smell.
The dish is typically served with several herbs including pieces of banana flowers, green bean sprouts, basil, and eryngium (cilantro or long coriander).