There is nowhere in Vietnam that so many types of sticky rice - or “xoi” - present like they do in Hanoi

However, Xeo sticky rice is standing out among the various kinds. This dish is not only creative art with a sophisticated combination of ingredients and color but the sophistication even leaks out to its odd name.

Nobody knows where “xoi xeo” came from and why it has such a weird name “xeo”, as is used as an impolite way of telling people to go away in Vietnamese.

Abnormal as it is, “xoi xeo” is still a unique part of Hanoi’s cuisine that is loved by many people, both locals and foreigners./.