Vietnamese dishes named among best in Asia

Cha Ca La Vong - Hanoi: Fried fish fillet seasoned with spices. It is served with a dipping sauce of dill and onions.

Nhan Dan Online - Ten signature Vietnamese dishes have recently been added to the Asia Book of Records' (ABR) 'Best Food in Asia' list, the Vietnam Book of Records announced on December 19. The ten dishes, specialties of different cities and provinces across Vietnam, will be promoted to other countries in the region through various means of communication, including the ABR official website at http://www.asiabookofrecords.com/records-gallery/food The ABR is scheduled to present certificates honouring the dishes at a ceremony to be held in Ho Chi Minh City in February 2014. Cha Muc - Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province: Fried squid paste is a popular specialty tourists should try when visiting Ha Long city. Fresh squid is pounded into a paste, to which crushed pepper and fish sauce are added, and the whole is shaped into cakes before being deep-fried Cao Lau - Hoi An city, Quang Nam province: A variety of noodles served with shrimp, pork and a little broth. This dish can be … [Read more...]

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...]

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 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...]

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...]

Hanoi dishes win Asian Records

Pho (noodle)  (Photo: KK)

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 (fried fish) and Nem (fried rolls). The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will release brochures, guides and leaflets introducing destinations and dishes in different languages to visitors. The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietking) has announced that 12 Vietnamese dishes have 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 … [Read more...]

The Week of December 15 – 21

The 17th National External Affairs Conference (VGP)

Nhan Dan Online - Japan to provide US$1 billion in ODA for Vietnam, the 17th National External Affairs Conference convenes in Hanoi, and Vietnamese dishes named among best in Asia are among the highlighted events of the past week. 1. Japan to provide US$1 billion in ODA for Vietnam Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an official development assistance (ODA) package valued at around JPY100 billion (roughly US$1 billion) for Vietnam during December 15 talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung. PM Dung thanked Japan for the ODA and said that the two sides had proposed some new co-operation programmes, including the Vietnam-Japan Friendship hospital project. PM Abe commended the success of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year, affirming that his country places importance on co-operating with Vietnam, especially in economics, trade, investment and human resources training. Later the same day, the Vietnamese leader concluded his four-day visit to Japan, having attended … [Read more...]

Cinema owners seek premises to expand networks

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VietNamNet Bridge – The attractive profits from movie production and distribution have prompted investors to expand their cinema chains. In the fourth quarter of 2014, CGV, belonging to the South Korean CJ Group, officially opened its modern cinemas at Aeon Mall in Binh Duong Province. Prior to that, Lotte Cinema, also a fellow countryman from South Korea, began "attacking" the HCM City suburb market when it opened a Lotte Shopping Mall in Thuan An town. The biggest advantage of Lotte Cinema is that wherever there is a Lotte shopping mall, there will be Lotte cinema. The investor will not encounter difficulties in seeking retail premises to develop movie houses, especially in areas outside Hanoi and HCM City. By the end of 2014, Lotte Cinema had 16 movie houses in Hanoi, HCM City, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Phan Thiet and Nha Trang. Over 70 percent of the cinemas are located within Lotte marts, while the others are on the grounds of other retailers including Big Ca and … [Read more...]

Kinh Do brings Tet to underprivileged

Hung Le The company has presented more than 5,000 gifts worth VND500 million to underprivileged families in border provinces such as Kontum and Binh Phuoc, and offered VND250 million in cash plus gifts for disadvantaged people at 11 shelters in HCMC and Binh Duong Province. Big C offers 250 gifts to Dong Thap children *The supermarket chain Big C has joined hands with a sponsoring association for children in HCMC to grant 250 gifts worth VND200,000 each to poor children in Tan Hong District in Dong Thap Province. These presents were funded by its program called "Together with Big C for a greener Earth tomorrow". … [Read more...]

British Council to launch Kids Read in Vietnam

Alec Williams, a well-known story-teller and reading champion from the UK, exchanges with students at Chanh My Primary School in Binh Duong - PHOTO: COURTESY OF BRITISH COUNCIL

Kieu Giang The launch ceremony had the presence of Alec Williams, a well-known story-teller and reading champion from the UK who read two stories and a poem to a group of 30 primary students of fourth and fifth grades of Chanh My Primary School. In Vietnam, the scheme is first piloted in Binh Duong Province where six primary schools will be given 74 titles of the UK’s best children books, 30 primary teachers of English will be trained to integrate Kids Read activities into their current curriculum. The organizers expect during a year four thousand primary students from six participating schools will have an opportunity to read books, to join in story-telling competitions and thousands more will benefit from community activities run by HSBC volunteers such as reading and story-telling sessions, workshops for parents, amongst others. Apart from Vietnam, the other seven countries selected for Kids Read’s roll-outs include Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Sri … [Read more...]

US$ 12million coffee processing plant inaugurated

The Neumann Gruppe (Germany) has just inaugurated the coffee processing plant in the An Phuoc Industrial Zone of Long Thanh District in Dong Nai province. The plant has investment capital of US$12million and covers an area of 5 hectares with its capacity of 26 tons per hour. It is estimated to reach 100,000 tons per year by 2017. The plant is invested modern producing system from Italia and the United States. The Neumann Gruppe has invested its first plant in Vietnam since 2001, located in Binh Duong province. The Neumann Gruppe has so far 46 coffee processing plants in 28 countries worldwide, contributing 10 percent of global coffee exports. … [Read more...]

Belgian enterprise invests in Vietnam

The Belgian firm Molenbergnatie inaugurated its branch at the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in southern Binh Duong province on January 28. The company has invested 21 million USD in the 12-hectare establishment in Vietnam, providing first class warehouse, logistics, food processing and packaging services for business clients. According to Molenbergnatie Vietnam, its clients are mostly exporters of farm produce such as coffee, cocoa, rice and cashew nut. Tran Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee said Molenbergnatie’s operations are in line with the province’s priority in foreign investment attraction. Founded in 1867, Molenbergnatie has become the world’s leading supply chain manager for coffee, cocoa, tea and nuts.-VNA … [Read more...]

FDI Flows up 67.1 Pct in Jan

As of January 20, Vietnam disbursed US$505 million in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), up 8.6 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

The FDI sector’s exports (including crude oil) hit US$8.49 billion in January, a year-on-year increase of 8.2 percent and accounting for 66.8 percent of the country’s total exports revenue. The sector’s imports are estimated at US$7.8 billion, up 41.4 percent and making up 57.8 percent of the country’s total imports. Accordingly, the FDI sector enjoys a trade surplus of US$690 million in January. Foreign investors poured US$392.18 million in 44 newly-registered projects, up 85.5 percent. A total number of 19 projects were added the capital of US$271.26 million, up 45.8 percent in the reviewed time. In January this year, the total newly-registered and additional capital is estimated at US$663.44 million, up 67.1 percent. The processing and manufacturing industries topped the list among 11 sectors attracted FDI capital in January with 18 projects, followed by the wholesale and retail, electricity and water supply sectors. Fifteen countries and territories … [Read more...]

Press digest – January 27

National University-HCM City urged to become regional institution President Truong Tan Sang has asked the Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM City) to take a leading role in the country’s university system and become a regional educational institution. State President Truong Tan made the statement when attending a ceremony marking the 20thanniversary of the VNU-HCM City in Ho Chi Minh City. President Sang praised the university’s achievements and urged the VNU-HCM City to continue to enhance fundamental improvements to better the quality of human resources trained. Quang Ninh allowed to mobilize capital for infrastructure development The PM has made a decision on several specified policies to the northern province of Quang Ninh and the Van Don Economic Zone (EZ) to mobilize capital for socio-economic infrastructure development. In addition, the PM agreed to add the Van Don EZ to the list of coastal EZs which will be focused on development from the … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 28

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Enjoy your breakfast while skimming these brief news on Tuoi Tre News today, January 28 - To Huy Rua, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Organization proposed at a Tuesday meeting that the commission’s officials be banned from meeting potential personnel or appointees. Society - The Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute held an urgent meeting on Tuesday with the Health Department of southern Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province regarding measures to deal with a rubella outbreak and prevent it from spreading to local industrial parks. As of Tuesday, 151 workers, including two pregnant women, of Wanek Co., based in the province’s Ben Cat town, have developed fevers. 20 out of 29 samples are found to be rubella positive. - The Transport Department in the Central Province of Lam Dong on Tuesday began erecting speed limit signs to be applied for double-decked sleeper buses. … [Read more...]

$12m coffee plant opens in Dong Nai

Vice chairman of the Dong Nai provincial People's Committee, Nguyen Phu Cuong visits the coffee processing plant. — Photo dongnai DONG NAI (Biz Hub) — A US$12 million coffee processing plant was opened by the German group Neumann Gruppe on Monday in the An Phuoc Industrial Zone, Long Thanh District, southern province of Dong Nai. Covering an area of 5ha, by 2017, the plant was designed to process about 26 tonnes of coffee per hour. The product will be exported worldwide. The plant is the second backed by Neumann Gruppe in Viet Nam. The first was constructed in 1992 in southern Binh Duong Province. Vice chairman of the Dong Nai provincial People's Committee, Nguyen Phu Cuong, said he hoped the plant would help expand coffee growing areas. The German group has 46 coffee processing plants in 28 countries. They contribute 10 per cent of global coffee exports. — VNS … [Read more...]

Kids Read launched in Vietnam

(VOV) - ‘Kids Read’ – the award-winning scheme developed by the British Council and supported by HSBC – was launched on January 27 in Binh Duong, Vietnam. Since its debut in 2011 in 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries, Kids Read has reached over 50,000 children in government primary schools with an additional 15,000 children participating in community events with their parents. It is now moving to the Asia Pacific region with eight countries selected for roll-outs. Kids Read was designed to encourage primary students to read for pleasure both in the classroom and at home. It will also help develop the English language skills of the future generation through access to the very best of UK children’s books. The launch ceremony saw Alec Williams, a well-known story-teller and reading champion from the UK, read two stories and a poem to a group of 30 primary students of fourth and fifth grades of Chanh My primary school. In Vietnam, the scheme is … [Read more...]

Unusual rubella outbreak reported in southern Vietnam

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Around 23 million Vietnamese children aged 1-14 are supposed to receive free measles and rubella under a campaign starting last September. Photo credit: yteduphongcantho.vn Vietnamese health authorities said nearly 30 people have been tested positive for rubella, warning that there are many more showing symptoms of the contagious disease. The outbreak was first recorded early this month at a US-invested furniture company in an industrial park in Binh Duong Province, which is next to Ho Chi Minh City. News website VietNamNet cited the General Department of Preventive Medicine as saying that up to 138 people at the company showed symptoms of rubella. As of January 23, 29 of them have been tested positive for the virus. Rubella, also known as German measles or three-day measles, is a disease caused by a virus. The infection is usually mild with fever and rash. The virus is spread by contact with an infected person, through coughing and sneezing. Over the past weeks health … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City struggles to clear land for its first subway, again

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The construction site of HCMC's first subway in District 1. Photo: Mai Vong The last-to-be-cleared site of Ho Chi Minh City’s first subway line is expected to be handed over to its contractor this March, about five months behind the last schedule adjustment. Bui Xuan Cuong, director of the HCMC Management Authority for Urban Railways, told a press briefing on Monday that the troubled site covered nearly two hectares in the neighboring Binh Duong Province. It was among the sites assigned for the construction of the subway’s tail in District 9. As the project investor, Cuong's agency pledged to clear the sites no later than the end of 2012, but the deadline was pushed to October last year. The agency said last year it was required to compensate its contractor $100,000 for every day behind schedule. Sumimoto Cienco 6, a Japanese-Vietnamese joint venture, is in charge of building most of the subway that will run 19.7 kilometers between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and … [Read more...]

Binh Duong faces Rubella outbreak

(VOV) - The cause of a Rubella virus outbreak sweeping Binh Duong province has not as yet been determined, but initial suspicions point to crowded living conditions, poor hygiene and lack of immunisation. The Department of Preventive Medicine said on January 26 that since the beginning of the year, the My Phuoc industrial zone in Binh Duong had recorded the highest number of new cases, 29, with another 109 suspected, making it the worst affected province in the country. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes Rubella as a highly contagious viral disease affecting mostly children, and that it can be effectively prevented by immunization. Swollen lymph glands behind the ears and in the neck are the most characteristic clinical feature. A rash also develops, starting on the face and upper neck and gradually spreads over the body. Rubella and related measles viruses cause the death of hundreds of thousands of children throughout the world annually. However, the WHO said on its … [Read more...]