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 vegetable salad), Dinh Duong's banh beo bi (savoury fern-shaped dumpling), Tra Vinh's bun suong (mixed noodles), Tien Giang's hu tieu (My Tho noodles with seasoned and sautéed beef), and An Giang's bun ca (Chau Doc fish noodles). The dishes are the provinces' signature specialties though they are now available in other cities across the country. The Asian Record Organization turns the dishes on the mass media in many regional countries. Some representatives from the organization are set to show … [Read more...]

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 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 vegetable salad), Dinh Duong's banh beo bi (savoury fern-shaped dumpling), Tra Vinh's bun suong (mixed noodles), Tien Giang's hu tieu (My Tho noodles with seasoned and sautéed beef), and An Giang's bun ca (Chau Doc fish noodles). ARO will present the … [Read more...]

VN woman recognized as the oldest living in the world

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Nguyen Thi Tru, 122, a resident of Da Phuoc commune, Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City, is the oldest living woman of record in the world, announced the Guinness World Records. Related news Photos: Life of the oldest woman in Vietnam In 2014, Tru was previously recognized as the oldest living woman in Vietnam and Asia by both the Vietnam Record Organization, as well as the Asian Record Organization. The recognition was made after the Vietnam Record Organization filed a nomination in June 2014. In 2014, Tru was previously recognized as the oldest living woman in Vietnam and Asia by both the Vietnam Record Organization, as well as the Asian Record Organization. A Representative of the Guinness World Records is slated to arrive in Vietnam to grant certificate of recognition to Nguyen Thi Tru. Born on April 5, 1893, Tru is leading a healthy life and lives with her youngest son, who is 72, in Da Phuoc Commune, Binh Chanh District. She gave birth to 11 children, but only four … [Read more...]

Guinness World Records recognizes oldest living woman

(VOV) - Nguyen Thi Tru, a 122 year old-a resident (Da Phuoc commune, Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City), is the oldest living woman of record in the world, announced the Guinness World Records. Tru had 11 sons and daughters, two of which are still alive and are over 80 years old. The recognition was made after the Vietnam Record Organization filed a nomination in June 2014. In 2014, Tru was previously recognized as the oldest living woman in Vietnam and Asia by both the Vietnam Record Organization, as well as the Asian Record Organization. A Representative of the Guinness World Records is slated to arrive in Vietnam to grant certificate of recognition to Nguyen Thi Tru. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese herbal doctor awarded certificates of recognition

Representatives from the Asian Record Organization (ARO) yesterday granted certificate of recognition to herbal doctor Phung Tuan Giang, owner of Tho Xuan Duong Oriental Medicine Pharmacy in Hanoi. Herbal doctor Phung Tuan Giang was recognized as a physician who provides treatment to most international patients in the world with Vietnamese herbal medicine. According to ARO, the Tho Xuan Duong Oriental Medicine Pharmacy has treated more than 150,000 international patients from 102 nations worldwide. The herbal physician’s deed and his pharmacy’s achievement have contributed to honor Vietnamese traditional medicine to the world. Also the World Records University gave the Ph.D of Honor and the World Complexity Science Academy awarded the Creative Golden Disk to Dr. Phung Tuan Giang for his achievements to the community which has a deeply human value. Herbal physician Phung Tuan Giang was born in 1974 in Thanh Tri District in Hanoi. He graduated from Vietnam Institute of … [Read more...]

The journey to a leading brand

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Phuong Thao VietJetAir achieved a development milestone when it welcomed its ten millionth passenger on January 31 last year. This landmark was even more impressive since it took the trailblazing newcomer only three years after its maiden flight in December 2011. "Three years ago, VietJetAir’s success was just a dream, but on March 12, VietJetAir is a symbol of Vietnam’s outstanding innovation," said Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang, at the landmark ceremony held by the carrier at Vinh International Airport. The minister’s comment underlines the effort made by Vietnam’s only private air carrier. VietJetAir now has 21 aircraft and operates 150 flights daily on 28 domestic and international routes. "VietJetAir has been embracing a sustainable development plan. Our expectation is everybody can fly," said Nguyen Thanh Ha, chairwoman of VietJetAir. As part of its effort to make it possible for everyone to fly, the carrier regularly arranges cheap or … [Read more...]

Impressions of Vietnam tourism in 2014

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VietNamNet Bridge - The highlights of Vietnam’s tourism last year included the country’s first foreign tourism ambassadors, a traveler who narrowly escaped death and an 83-year-old man who climbed to the Fansipan peak four times.1. Tourism Ambassadors The selection of Vietnam Tourism Ambassadors has always attracted public attention. In 2014 this event became "hotter" when Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong (known for playing the Monkey King in The Journey to the West series) expressed his willingness to be Vietnam Tourism Ambassador in China during his visit to Vietnam from 4/4 to 7/4. Also, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam appointed New Zealand chef Bobby Chinn the Vietnam Tourism Ambassador in Europe for 3 years (7/2014 - 7/2017). This is the tourism industry’s efforts to implement urgent measures to promote Vietnam tourism in some key markets. 2. Miracle of Vietnamese travelers 2014 was the year many travelers reached an adventurous … [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 Hien street to sit, drink tea, coffee or beer, and chat. Going along Luong Ngoc Quyen street, foreigners can find shops selling DVDs, bike rental services and souvenirs, including a tiny boutique selling lamps and mugs decorated with propaganda posters. Dinh Liet street is famous for woollen and silk products. Foreigners also have a chance to taste Vietnamese and Western cuisine at small restaurants. Nha Tho street St. Joseph's Cathedral is located in the centre of Nha Tro Street. … [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 the most skillful when it comes to preparing the dish. An elaborate delicacy One of the enduring hand-made "hu tieu" makers and traders in My Tho City is Huynh Tai Phuc. Phuc, 64, said his family has been in the business for over 70 years. The business was handed down to him from his parents, and his children are also practicing the craft and learning to take it over from him. His business, called Chin Xe, has stuck to most hand-made phases which were adopted by his parents many years … [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 of Music, Chicago, US, An became the 39th student to be honoured as a Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois in November 2013. He also earned first prize in the 2013 Society of American Musicians Guitar Competition, as well as the Evanston Music Club 2013 Scholarship, along with other prizes in Viet Nam. Now in its second century of service, the Yale School of Music enjoys a tradition of excellence that reflects its distinguished faculty and alumni. Each year, the school offers … [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 than 100 booths, 20 of which are reserved for foreign countries. The focus of the festival is the 10 Vietnamese dishes recognised by the Asian Record Organization. In addition, there will be many exciting activities to bring new experiences to visitors such as food exhibitions, beer festival, and bartenders' performances. The Hue International Food Festival 2014 is expected to be one of the important highlights of the Hue Festival 2014. Visitors will have a chance to explore and enjoy a … [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 international visitors, and contribute to boost up the relationship and friendship between Vietnam and other countries, the VNAT said. The festival will see more than 100 booths, 20 of which are reserved for foreign countries. The focus of the festival is the 10 Vietnamese dishes recognised by the Asian Record Organization. In addition, there will be many exciting activities to bring new experiences to visitors such as food exhibitions, beer festival, and bartenders' performances. The Hue … [Read more...]

The 10 major events in Quang Ngai in 2013

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​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 commencement of the project of the Urban- Industry- Services, Vietnam- Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), with the appearance of the Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong marks the potential development of Quang Ngai. VSIP Quang Ngai covers approximately 1,226 hectares. In Phase 1, it is expected to start in 2013-2015 with the total investment of VND 2,631 billion. VSIP Quang Ngai hopes to attract investment at home as well as abroad for further … [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," another of Quang Nam province's noodle specialties, has already been recognized by the Asian Record Organization. The recognition is not only an honor but offers an opportunity for Quang Nam to develop cuisine tourism in the coming time. These records are the encouraging outcome of the Viet Nam Record Book Center's efforts to promote local specialties. The organization has successfully nominated 47 Asian records for local iconic dishes so far. By Vien Nhu … [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" (salad made from almost 60 home and wild vegetables and plants, typically served with pork). Also included are "banh beo bi Binh Duong" (small round rice cookies served with pigs' dried skin), "bun suong Tra Vinh" (rice noodle with worm-shaped fried fish paste), "hu tieu My Tho - Tien Giang" (rice noodle with seasoned and sauté pork) and "bun ca Chau Doc - An Giang" (rice noodle with fish). The dishes are the provinces' signature specialties though they are now available in other cities … [Read more...]

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

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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 Cha (noodle and barbecue pork) and Bun Thang (Thang noodle) were also recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization in October. The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietking) has announced that 12 Vietnamese dishes had been officially recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization last September. These 12 popular Vietnamese dishes include Pho; Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork);Bun Thang (Thang noodle); Banh Da Cua Hai Phong (Hai Phong fried crab meat with vermicelli); … [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 candidates: beauty queen Huynh Thi Ngoc Han, English teacher Do Thi Hong Thuan, actress Lan Phuong, Miss Southeast Asia Dieu Han and the runner-up of Miss Asia USA Chau Mong Nhu. Mr. Phan Dinh Tan, the Ministry's spokesman said that if candidates do not meet criterion, the Ministry would not appoint a Tourism Ambassador. 2. 110 years of Sapa tourism and the construction of a cable car to Fansipan $210 million cable car project to Fansipan launched 2013 was the year with many events … [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 Kien sent an "ultimatum" to the local government. He had sent many letters to local authorities to request the restoration of the pagoda, but officials seemed to be indifferent. He then insisted that he would repair the pagoda on his own, beginning by fixing the tiles as a temporary solution to the coming rainy season. The pagoda, one of Vietnam's two most iconic pagodas in Hanoi along with the Perfume Pagoda, has been heavily flooded during the rainy season since 2007. The Buddhist statues in … [Read more...]