Banh giay cakes, ancient symbols of gratitude

Banh giay cakes, ancient symbols of gratitude

Been to a Vietnamese wedding banquet? If so, you must have tried banh giay, a white, flat round cake made of glutinous rice with or without mung beans inside. The white, “chubby” cakes, which are packed neatly in either green dong leaves or banana…

Ho Chi Minh City Food Fest – a big chance to meet primary master chefs

Ho Chi Minh City Food Fest – a big chance to meet primary master chefs

The 2nd Food Fest 2017 is set to transpire on December 8-10 in Ho Chi Minh City where guests can indulge their palates with as many as 1,500 types of food and drinks prepared by leading cuisine experts. (Photo: foodfest.vn) Festival goers will have…

Vietnamese Culture -Tourism Festival in RoK opens

Vietnamese Culture -Tourism Festival in RoK opens

The Vietnamese Tourism-Culture Festival will be held in the Republic of Korea (RoK) as part of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Viet nam-RoK diplomatic relations (December 22), according to Viet nam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. At the Vietnamese Tourism-Culture Festival…

Bloomberg touts Cha Ca La Vong as a must-try dish for gourmets

Bloomberg touts Cha Ca La Vong as a must-try dish for gourmets

Bloomberg news agency has recently unfolded a list of 12 restaurants across the world worthy to try at least once in life. Surprisingly, Cha Ca La Vong restaurant in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi took pride in securing a spot in the list….

Traditional braised fish finds new horizons

Traditional braised fish finds new horizons

At 90, Tran Huu Dat has many memories. And there are some that he cherishes more than others. The resident of Vu Dai Village in the northern province of Ha Nam likes to recall the days when he and his fellow villagers earned their…

Water puppeteers perform in France

Water puppeteers perform in France

Vietnamese water puppeteers have recently finished a 5-day tour to six cities in France to introduce the traditional art to French audiences. Vietnamese water puppet show They performed 36 shows during the tour to Lyon, Paris, Mougins, Sainte-Maxime, Marne-la-Vallee, and Mulhouse. Deputy Director of…

Sa Pa resort town recognised as national tourism site

Sa Pa resort town recognised as national tourism site

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a decision recognising the resort town of Sa Pa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai as a national tourism site. Foreigners prefer homestay tourism in Sa Pa The PM assigned the Lao Cai provincial…

Try fantastic food from the Fifth Sister

Try fantastic food from the Fifth Sister

Are you longing for the atmosphere of the Mekong Delta of your youth, hungry for a bowl of southern pork-noodle soup, made the Sa Dec way? All in view: The open kitchen where Sa Dec style pork noodles are prepared. In HCM City, there’s…

Cruising the scenic waterways of the Red River

Cruising the scenic waterways of the Red River

The Red River, running through northern Vietnam, offers the chance to discover a rural way of life that has hardly changed for centuries. For those with one more day to spare in Hanoi, a cruise along the Red River is the perfect city escape….

Travel firms propose transit visas for Chinese tourists

Travel firms propose transit visas for Chinese tourists

Tour operators have proposed immigration authorities issue visas for Chinese tourists in transit at international airports and seaports in HCMC and Hanoi to attract more tourists from the northern neighbor. Chinese tourists visit the Reunification Palace in downtown HCMC. Tour operators have proposed immigration…

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