10 more Vietnamese dishes recognized in Asian Records

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(Cinet)- 10 more local specialties have honoured "The worth of Asia Cuisine" recognition from the India-based Asian Record Organization. The new specialties include Hanoi's Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Hai Duong's Bun ca ro dong (Vermicelli with anabas), Quang Ninh's Cha ca muc Ha Long (fried Ha Long cuttlefish), Quang Nam's Cao lau Hoi An (Hoi An noodles with barbecue pork, bean sprouts, and herbs), Binh Dinh's banh canh cha ca (thick rice noodles with fried fish), Kon Tum's goi la (fish and … [Read more...]

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Asian Records recognises 10 more Vietnamese dishes

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(VOV) - The Asian Records Organisation (ARO) has included ten more Vietnamese culinary specialties in its latest Asian Records listings. Vietnamese dishes recognised by Asian Record Top ten Vietnamese dishes win Asian records Vietnamese dishes seek Asian Records The dishes, all closely tied to specific Vietnamese regions, will now be promoted in mass media throughout the region. The new specialties include Hanoi's Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Hai Duong's Bun ca ro dong (Vermicelli with … [Read more...]

Hanoi ‘Must See Attractions’

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(VOV) - With its thousand year history and six million strong population, the jewel of Vietnam is its capital city, Hanoi. Here are some must see travel destinations in the cosmopolitan city that attract tourists from all around the globe. Ta Hien-Luong Ngoc Quyen-Dinh Liet streets Ta Hien, Luong Ngoc Quyen and Dinh Liet streets often appear in foreign tourism websites. They are well-known for their old houses, boutiques, restaurants and street vendors. Foreign visitors usually come to Ta … [Read more...]

Tra Bong cinnamon, the new Asian record specialty gift

The cinnamon was conferred the title by the Asian Record Organization in October 2013.  The Vietnam Record Organization (Vietkings) applied the specialty along with seven others to the Asian organization in September 2013.

The Quang Ngai Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently announced and promoted its hallmark Tra Bong cinnamon as one of the top Specialty Gifts of Asia. Tra Bong cinnamon, which has been exported to many countries the world over, is of high quality and an unmistakable aroma. … [Read more...]

Tra Bong cinnamon to become Asian specialty gift

Province and district's leaders at the event

​In the evening of May 14, at the Square 28 August in Tra Bong district, a ceremony was held to announce the recognition of Tra Bong cinnamon as an Asian specialty gift by the Asian Record Organization. … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s ‘hu tieu’ among Asia’s best dishes

The century-old dish was recognized as one of Asia's top 100 delicacies by the organization in November last year.  The body presented a document to certify this status to Vietnam late last month.

My Tho "hu tieu" (stretchy rice noodles), a delicacy in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, which has been recently honored by the Asian Record Organization, is a long-standing, delectable culinary delight. The specialty has been the pride of locals and has strongly appealed to domestic and international tourists for a long time. The dish is named after My Tho City, the provincial capital of Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta because cooks and noodle makers in the city are believed to be … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese guitarist defeats 200 to win Yale scholarship Vietnamese guitarist Tran Tuan An has defeated some 200 international students to win a seat at the world's prestigious Yale School of Music. An's father, Tran Quang Tuan, said he had applied for admission to a master's programme at 20 universities in the USA and was accepted by all of them. An enrolls in the Master of Music programme in guitar this fall because it offers the best choice. As a student at North Park University's School … [Read more...]

Hue International Food Festival 2014 to open in mid-April

The Hue International Food Festival 2014 will be held at Phu Xuan park from April 15 - 19 April as part of activities to celebrate the Hue Festival 2014. Hue Festival to feature 60 art troupes Hue Festival 2014 media centre opens 45 int'l art troupes attend Hue Festival 2014 This event aims to honor and promote the unique, typical cuisine of Vietnam and boost the relationship and friendship between Vietnam and other countries across the world, the VNAT said. The festival will see more … [Read more...]

Hue International Food Festival 2014 to come in mid-April

In the framework of the Hue Festival 2014, the Thua Thien - Hue's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will coordinate with Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Thua Thien - Hue Hotel Association to organise the Hue International Food Festival 2014 from April 15 - 19 April. This event, to be held at Hue city's Phu Xuan park, aims to honor and promote the unique, typical cuisine of Vietnam , especial that of Hue , and those of participating countries to domestic and … [Read more...]

The 10 major events in Quang Ngai in 2013

​The scene of the Provincial Party Congress XVIII​

​1. The Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang visited and worked twice in Quang Ngai. On April 15th, he visited the island district of Ly Son for provision of inspirations to the islanders to better and harder go fishing for their family economy as well as protect the country's sovereignty. On the second visit to Quang Ngai, he spent more time to present gifts and also to express his sorrow at families lost, damaged and injured caused by the seriously heavy flood in mid November, 2013. 2. The … [Read more...]

Hoi An’s signature Cao Lau boasts Asian cuisine value

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VGP - The Asian Record Organization has recognized Hoi An's signature Cao Lau specialty as one of the 10 dishes meeting the criteria of "Asian cuisine value". "Cao lau" is a delectable noodle dish served with shrimp, pork, a little broth, and seasonal herbs and vegetables. The noodle gets its signature yellow color by mixing it with the ash of a local plant. According to the Viet Nam Record Book Center, "cao lau" is unique to Viet Nam and central Quang Nam province in particular. "Mi quang," … [Read more...]

More Vietnamese dishes earn recognition

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10 more local specialties have earned "The worth of Asia Cuisine" recognition from the India-based Asian Record Organization. The dishes include "cha ca La Vong - Ha Noi" (fried fish paste), "bun ca ro dong - Hai Duong" (rice noodle with a type of fish), "cha ca muc Ha Long - Quang Ninh" (squid and fish paste), "cao lau Hoi An - Quang Nam" (noodle dish served with shrimp, pork and a little broth), "banh canh cha ca Quy Nhon - Binh Dinh" (rice spaghetti with fish paste) and "goi la Kon Tum" … [Read more...]

Hoi An’s Cao Lau named in the “Top Asian cuisine value dishes”

Hoi An's famous Cao Lau noodle

The Asian Record Organization has recognized Hoi An's famous Cao Lau specialty as one of 10 dishes meeting the criteria of "Asian cuisine value". Cao Lau is served with salads of Tra Que 200 -year- old organic vegetable village, thinly-sliced pork slices, fried pork fat and sauce. The noodle is also prepared from water from Ba Le well- one of the most famous ancient wells of the Cham people in the town therefore it has a special taste. Earlier Hanoi's dishes including Pho (noodle), Bun … [Read more...]

Five stamps of Vietnam tourism in 2013

The art of Don Ca Tai Tu's music and songs in southern Vietnam was recognized by UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December. The recognition will help attract international tourists to Vietnam. 5. A bad year for backpackers

VietNamNet Bridge - 2013 was a successful year for Vietnam tourism as a continuous presence in the world rankings and the region, but also the year's tearful young backpacker favorite. 1. Searching the new Tourism Ambassador Five candidates for Vietnam tourism ambassador title named It is the public interest but the selection attracted a small number of candidates. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism prolonged the deadline until October 31, but it received applications of only five … [Read more...]

Hanoi to spend US$850,000 to restore iconic pagoda

The pagoda has sustained serious damage during the past several years.

Hanoi will spend more than VND18 billion (US$849,057) for the restoration of the Mot Cot - Dien Huu (One Pillar) Pagoda, announced by Ba Dinh District's People's Committee on December 12. Since May, officials from Ba Dinh District, where the pagoda is located, together with the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Venerable Thich Tam Kien, the pagoda abbot, and experts, discussed the pagoda's conditions during several meetings. The meetings were held after Venerable Thich Tam … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s two statues become Asian records

VietNamNet Bridge - The statue of Maitreya Buddha on the Cam Mountain in An Giang Province and the statue featuring the Buddha entered Nirvana on Ta Cu Mountain in Binh Thuan province have been recognized as the Asian records. The Buddha entering Nirvana statue on Ta Cu Mountain. According to the delegation of the Vietnam Record Book in India, the Asian Record Organization officially recognized Vietnam's two new Asian records at 9 am on March 2. Earlier on February 27, the Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Hoi An’s signature dish applied for Asian record

"Cao lau" is a delectable noodle dish served with shrimp, pork, a little broth, and seasonal herbs and vegetables. The noodle gets its signature yellow color by mixing it with the ash of a local plant.

The Vietnam Record Book Center recently filed "Cao lau," Hoi An's famous noodle dish, for recognition by the Asian Record Organization. According to the Vietnam Record Book Center, "cao lau" is unique to Vietnam and central Quang Nam province in particular. "Mi quang," another of Quang Nam province's noodle specialties, has already been recognized by the Asian Record Organization. Eight Vietnamese food, drink, and spice specialties from around the country, typically given as gifts, have … [Read more...]

Eight Vietnam gift specialties set Asian records

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Eight Vietnamese food, drink, and spice specialties from around the country, typically given as gifts, are recently recognized by the Asian Record Organization. These specialties include "banh dau xanh Hai Duong" (cakes made of ground green beans), Thai Nguyen tea, Tra Bong cinnamon, Ngoc Linh ginseng, Buon Ma Thuot coffee, "banh trang phoi suong Trang Bang (dew-wetted rice papers), "banh phong sua dua Ben Tre" (Glutinous rice chapatti), and Phu Quoc pepper. Hai Duong ground green bean … [Read more...]

Three dishes of Hanoi honored as top Asian cuisines

A bowl of Pho bo (noodle with beef). Mr. Mai Tien Dung, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, says that gastronomy is considered an important factor in attracting tourists to Vietnam.

VietNamNet Bridge - Pho, bun cha and bun thang will be honored at the Tourism festival of traditional villages of Hanoi and the Red River Delta provinces in Hanoi from October 8 to 12. Since 2010, the Vietnam record organization has implemented a program to promote Vietnam's cuisines and seek international records for Vietnamese cuisines, contributing to advertise Vietnamese cuisine to the world. Accordingly, Vietnam has 12 dishes listed in the "Top dishes of Asia" of the Asian record … [Read more...]

Hanoi dishes win Asian Records

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A ceremony to receive the Certificate recognizing some Hanoi dishes as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization will be held on October 8, according to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The dishes to be recognized as Asian records include Pho (noodle), Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork) and Bun Thang (Thang noodle). Hanoi has actively promoted typical dishes to local and foreign visitors and many world guidebooks also introduce Hanoi food such as Pho (noodle), Cha Ca … [Read more...]