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A Saigon dish that worms its way into your heart

A Saigon dish that worms its way into your heart

The marine worm is found across Vietnam, especially in the central town of Nha Trang; Con Dao Island and provinces of Ben Tre and Bac Lieu in the south; and the northern province of Quang Ninh. Known as sa sung in Vietnamese, the peanut worm is high in nutrition. The worm was once used in making pho (rice noodle soup) to add to the flavor of the broth. A kilogram of fresh peanut worms costs around VND500,000 ($22), and dried…

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Love dwarfs obstacles as Vietnamese couple stand tall

Love dwarfs obstacles as Vietnamese couple stand tall

When the couple got married recently in the southern province of Ninh Thuan, they had to stand on a high platform so guests could see them above the flowers and decorations. Nguyen Van Hung is 31. His bride, Le Thi Diem My, is 31. Both are less than 1.2m tall. They decided to tie the knot after years of dating and overcoming a glut of challenges that society threw their way, not to mention their own demons. Hung was born…

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Five Vietnamese bridges that have become global attractions

Five Vietnamese bridges that have become global attractions

Nhat Tan Bridge Nhat Tan Bridge in Hanoi, also known as the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Bridge. Photo by VnExpress/Nhat Quang. Earlier this year the image of the cable-stayed bridge appeared on the official website of the White House when U.S. President Donald Trump touched down in Hanoi to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their historic second summit. Inhabitat, a U.S.-based design and architecture website founded by world-famous designer Jill Fehrenbacher, wrote last year, “A prism of colors bathes the recently…

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Saigon tourism authority to organize Tet festival

Saigon tourism authority to organize Tet festival

The department said the celebration, named “Tet Festival”, would be the first of its kind in the city, honoring and promoting Tet customs, Tet cuisine and folk games. It will feature many rituals associated with the country’s biggest traditional holiday, including making offerings to ancestors, making banh chung (traditional sticky rice cakes filled with mung beans and pork) and having the Tet pole ceremony. The Tet pole or neu, an important rite at many places across the country, heralds the Lunar New Year is…

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South Korean audience cheers as Vietnam pop star performs new hit

South Korean audience cheers as Vietnam pop star performs new hit

By Van An  &nbspNovember 17, 2019 | 07:45 pm GMT+7 25,000 South Korean fans cheered as Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh performed his latest MV hit, “I’m Still Loving You.” Thinh was the first Vietnamese singer to perform on a grand stage at the V.Heartbeat Live concert held at the Gocheok Skydome Stadium in Seoul on Saturday night. The Vietnamese singer brought a team of 20 to South Korea for his performance. Although he has performed many times in…

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Paws for thought: cat meat still top of the menu

Paws for thought: cat meat still top of the menu

At the back of a restaurant in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, cats stand paws splayed against the bars of their tiny wooden cage, soon to be submerged in hot water. The drowned carcasses are shaved and their skins burned, meters from a pile of ageing, silent bones. Often grilled or stir-fried in a marinade of garlic and peppers, the meat is best served with an accompaniment of beer or rice wine. Sitting on stools, two groups of…

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Once wartime shelter, Quang Ngai’s nipa palm forest turns tourist attraction

Once wartime shelter, Quang Ngai’s nipa palm forest turns tourist attraction

The seven-kilometer-long Kinh Giang River is famous for the centuries-old Tinh Khe nipa palm forest. Unlike other palm groves such as the popular Bay Mau grove near Hoi An Town in neighboring Quang Nam Province, the Quang Ngai one retains its rugged, raw beauty since it has yet to get on the tourism circuit.Authorities are now making plans for the development of ecotourism there. Source link

Once wartime shelter, Quang Ngai’s nipa palm forest becoming tourist attraction

Once wartime shelter, Quang Ngai’s nipa palm forest becoming tourist attraction

The seven-kilometer-long Kinh Giang River is famous for the centuries-old Tinh Khe nipa palm forest. Unlike other palm groves such as the popular Bay Mau grove near Hoi An Town in neighboring Quang Nam Province, the Quang Ngai one retains its rugged, raw beauty since it has yet to get on the tourism circuit.Authorities are now making plans for the development of ecotourism there. Source link