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Month: October 2018

Coconut sticky rice a rare treat on Hanoi streets

Coconut sticky rice a rare treat on Hanoi streets

On the outside, the coconut sticky rice, xoi dua, is a very simple, tasty dish, one of several varieties of the dish that is a popular breakfast choice of many in Vietnam, including Hanoi. However, there’s more to this particular variety that makes it difficult to get one that has the right taste. Basically, the dish is a combination of glutinous rice with sesame, shredded coconut and a dash of brown sugar. It has a light sweet taste, great fragrance…

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In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

Ban Gioc Waterfall Ban Gioc Waterfall at the Vietnam-China border is the fourth largest waterfall along a national border, after Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls and Niagara Falls. “An ethereal sunrise, ruined only by the muppet in a multicoloured hoodie & very wet shoes,” the caption reads. Photo taken by joey_jjds Read more Source link

They’re back: handheld game consoles get trendy again in Vietnam

They’re back: handheld game consoles get trendy again in Vietnam

Sup, like Sup X Game Box, Sup Mini Game Player, Sup Game Box… these and other consoles are back on the rack, their popularity spreading through social media networks as well as e-commerce sites in Vietnam. Handheld game consoles like Sup are popular again in Vietnam. Sup, with its 3-inch colour screen, allows users to play classic Nintendo games like Contra, Mario, Tank and Pacman. The device features basic control systems including volume control wheel, power button, D-pad, ABXY buttons,…

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Vietnamese youth give extra wings to Flappy Bird

Vietnamese youth give extra wings to Flappy Bird

Vietnamese youth give extra wings to Flappy Bird By Nguyen Bac  &nbspOctober 25, 2018 | 05:36 pm GMT+7 A group of young men in Hanoi have created physical versions of famous video games, recycling cardboard and paper boxes.  Comments (0) Latest firstHighest rated Source link

Super supper: crab soup kitchens provide warmth on rainy Saigon days

Super supper: crab soup kitchens provide warmth on rainy Saigon days

At the Notre-Dame Cathedral One of the oldest crab soup eateries in Saigon is located in an alley off Nguyen Du Street near the famous cathedral. The soup served here has crab flesh, flour, mushrooms, eggs and several spices. The flour gives it a pasty texture and the fatty crab flesh adds a sweet flavor. But what set the crab soup apart are its special additional components. In one version of crab soup, ground beef ball strengthens the meaty elements…

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Coffee that’s been brewing for 50 years in south Vietnam

Coffee that’s been brewing for 50 years in south Vietnam

Near the Long Xuyen canal and Ong Manh bridge, Ho Thi Hanh has been running her coffee shop for 50 years. Her café has no sparkling billboard or even a clear address, but its simplicity, neatness, unchanged ambience and special coffee flavor have won the hearts of many customers. Local patrons refer to the shop “Muoi Ngau café”. Hanh prepares the coffee after the customers place their order, so that every cup has a fresh, strong flavor. She brews the…

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Give it in writing: no spoken word at Saigon smoothie stall

Give it in writing: no spoken word at Saigon smoothie stall

On the busy Vo Van Tan Street in District 3, a small smoothie cart run by a deaf-mute couple opens for business, come rain or shine. Tuyet Mai, 47, and her husband Son Chien, 57, have had their hearing and speech impairments since they were kids. Mai is from Da Nang in the central region, while Chien hails from the Mekong Delta in the south. Chien fell in love with Mai when they both attended a school for the hearing-impaired…

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The Great Wall of Vietnam hugs a mountain range

The Great Wall of Vietnam hugs a mountain range

Travel – October 25, 2018 | 10:06 am GMT+7 A recently renovated path along the mountains in Quang Ninh Province offers vistas to remember in all seasons. The path, named “The Dinosaur’s Spinal” which leads to landmark 1305 in the rural district of Binh Lieu, the highest point of Quang Ninh’s border, is famous for the dangerous terrain it traverses and known as one of hardest mountain roads to conquer in northern Vietnam. As it gained popularity among tourists and…

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When a walking street becomes a catwalk

When a walking street becomes a catwalk

At the Street Fashion show held under the auspices of the Vietnam International Fashion Week Autumn – Winter 2018 around Hoan Kiem Lake, unique, striking outfits, many adopting the “punk” theme and others going “out-of-the-box,” showed the trends currently in favor among fashion conscious youth. This young woman impressed with her punk rock style outfit decorated with chains and a fishnet top. Another woman’s pony tail in reverse caught the eye. The Warcore trend has landed on Vietnamese shores with tassels,…

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