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food at the market - vietnam

Food at the market (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

No, the red stuff in not ketchup: it is raw blood!

Blood soup (tiết canh) is made with raw blood of ducks or geese (sometimes pigs), with peanuts and herbs on top.­ This is the typical protein-rich breakfast of the country people in Northern Vietnam, but is very dangerous because of the H5N1 bird flu virus.­ The Vietnamese government is promoting public awareness about the risks, but try to explain bird flu to the country people.­.­.­

This blog has more information on tiết canh.­

bowls
breakfast
coagulated blood
dishes
duck blood
food
hill tribes
indigenous
man
market
merchant
mèo vạc
poultry
raw blood soup
red
tiet canh
tiết canh
vendor
November 20, 2005
Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Raw blood soup (tiết canh in Vietnamese) is a dish made with raw blood of ducks or geese (sometimes pigs), with peanuts and herbs on top.­

This is the typical protein-rich breakfast of the country people in Northern Vietnam, but is very dangerous because of the H5N1 bird flu virus.­ The government is trying to make it illegal to sell this dish, but try to explain bird flu to the country people.­.­.­

This blog has more information on tiết canh.­

This small series is part of my Vietnam photo album.

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.