Talented: Nguyễn Bạch Lan, also known as Má Bảy (Seventh Mum) from Bến Tre‘s Châu Thành District, often uses coconut to make dishes, including cakes for her family. – VNS Photo Văn Châu Viet Nam News Coconuts can be found anywhere and everywhere in Việt Nam. The fruit’s versatility is renowned. Juice, candy, rice and meat dishes are all immensely popular, but only in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre can you find the Green Xiêm coconut. It’s so special that it was recently granted a certificate of Geographical Indication. Văn Châu BẾN TRE – Whenever I think of coconuts, Bến Tre Province immediately comes to mind. Though coconut trees can be found nearly everywhere in the country, only in Bến Tre can you find the special species of palm tree that is characteristic of the region. Located in the southwestern part of the Mekong Delta, about 90km west of HCM City, Bến Tre has long been famed for its delicious variety of coconut dishes. Travelling from HCM City, you will soon notice the shadows of coconut trees as you cross the Rạch Miễu Bridge over the Tiền River linking the two Delta provinces of Tiền Giang and Bến… Read full this story
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