Category: Vietnam Culture

  • January 13, 2020

    Conical Straw Hat

    Conical Straw Hat, Nón lá   Vietnamese hats are often made of palm leaves stretched over a bamboo frame. Those owned by men and soldiers...

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  • December 23, 2019

    Viet Beer

    Viet Beer Bia Hơi #Did you know? Man cannot live on food alone, delicious as it might be. Vietnamese men love to go to their...

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  • December 16, 2019

    Vietnamese Fragrant Vegetables

    Vietnamese Fragrant Vegetables Rau thơm #Did you know? At the Vietnamese table, raw fresh herbs are usually eaten as an accompaniment to food, a custom...

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  • December 9, 2019

    The Mekong Delta

    The Mekong Delta Đồng Bằng Sông Mê Kông With a length of more than 4,500 kilometres, the Mekong Delta has one of the world’s largest...

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  • November 18, 2019

    Fresh Fruits

    Fresh Fruits Fruit holds a special place in the Vietnamese's daily life. It is considered good manners to bring fruits for your hosts when on...

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  • November 11, 2019

    Hill tribes of the Hmong

    Hill tribes of the Hmong Fish swim in the water, Birds fly in the air, The Hmong live in the mountains... -A Vietnamese Folk song...

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  • November 4, 2019

    Rice Paper

    Rice Paper Bánh tráng #Did you know? In Vietnam, bánh tráng (rice paper) is still made by hand, one sheet at a time. In the...

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  • October 21, 2019

    The Coast

    The Coast Miền Biển At daybreak, the fishermen were crouching around a smoky wood fire underneath a pot of boiling water at the back of...

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  • September 25, 2019

    Cà Phê Time

    Cà Phê Time Cà Phê is a phono-semantic matching of French café - “coffee". In Vietnam, coffee is more than a beverage; it’s a way of life. The people...

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  • September 2, 2019

    Wet Market

    #Did you know? The market is more than a place that feeds the body. There is always a coffee shop where men will sit, read...

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  • August 26, 2019

    Noodles

    A journal entry by Chef Nam My love of noodles began when I was six years old, on a visit with my father to a...

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  • August 19, 2019

    Bánh Xèo, HCMC

    In search of bánh xèo: While there are many delicious things to eat in Vietnam, there’s no doubt bánh xèo is my favourite street snack....

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  • August 12, 2019

    Bánh Mì

    Bánh Mì is the classic sandwich of Vietnam and mean a lot of different things to different people over the years. Many shops baked twice...

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  • July 29, 2019

    Vietnamese Durian – Sầu Riêng

    Vietnamese Durian, the King of Fruits, Sầu Riêng Vietnam has an estimated 20-30 native durian varieties, undiscovered and unnamed treasures. Most varieties in Vietnam are very...

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  • July 15, 2019

    The Centre, Hội An

    The Centre - Miền Trung Did you know? Huế’s old name, Thanh Hóa, means “peace” or “harmony.” However, Huế did not always live up to its...

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  • May 29, 2019

    Only In Saigon

    ~ A journal entry by Chef Nam ~ I returned to Vietnam in 1995 for the first time since I flee the country in 1979...

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  • November 22, 2018

    Wine Dinner at American Club

    Chef Nam Q Nguyen was recently invited as a guest chef for an East-meets-West wine dinner on 3 November 2018 at the American Club in...

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