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

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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 (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...]

No space for Vietnam’s gayals to survive in ‘fight’ against humans

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Gayals, which are considered more aggressive than every wild forest animal but tigers, have become the victims of human beings in the 'fight' for living space in Vietnam over the last two decades. … [Read more...]

Vietnam becomes biggest ASEAN supplier to US, takes aim at China

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Workers at Dong Hung's shoe manufacturer and exporter to the US in Binh Duong Province. Photo: Tien Long/Tuoi Tre … [Read more...]

Southern province invests nearly VND1.3 trillion on housing projects

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To carry out the housing development program until 2020 and develop an orientation to 2030, the southern province of Binh Duong plans to allocate VND1.298 trillion to build social housing and housing for its workers, said Le Thanh Cung, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee. In the 2016-2020 period, the province is expected to increase the average housing area to 30 square metres per person, the area of firm housing to 50% and reduce the area of inadequate housing to 0.7%. In addition, the province will carry out the building of tenement houses as well as houses for revolutionary contributors, those on a low-income and those being resettlement houses. As the housing development program is considered crucial for the province's socio-economic development, the province has provided favourable conditions and encouraged all economic sectors to join the program; carried out policies on housing support; and brought the criterion on housing to meet the provincial socio-economic … [Read more...]

Binh Duong win Mekong Champs

Striker Nguyen Anh Duc.

HA NOI (VNS) - Striker Nguyen Anh Duc scored a double in Becamex Binh Duong's 4-1 win over Myanmar champions Ayeyawadi United yesterday in Binh Duong Province. … [Read more...]

Binh Duong Province allocates VND1.3 trillion for housing development

Binh Duong will allocate around VND1.3 trillion for housing development with the vision to 2030 and the amount will be used for building social houses and shelters for workers from far provinces to settle down in the province, said Chairman of province People's Committee Le Thanh Cung yesterday. In the period 2016-2020, the south east province will plan to increase the average area of a house to 30 meter square per person. The rate of firm houses will be double and raise the proportion of rented houses from 5 percent in 2015 to 7 percent in the period 2016-2020 and 10 percent in 2030. … [Read more...]

Foreign firms using illegal software

Tran Van Minh, Deputy Chief Inspector of the MoCST Police inspect a company for unlicensed software. - File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)- Fourteen out of 16 companies were found to be using unlicensed software during random spot checks conducted in Ha Noi, HCM City, Binh Duong, Long An, Ba Ria Vung Tau and Bac Ninh recently. … [Read more...]

HCMC’s public hospitals suffer exodus to private sector

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Doctors perform a surgery at Vinmec private hospital in Hanoi. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency The prospects of high salaries and professional independence have drawn the most talented doctors away from public facilities in Ho Chi Minh City. The slow trickle of talent out of the public sector came to a head, last month, with the opening of the private general hospital Xuyen A (Trans-Asia) in Cu Chi District, by creating a "huge" personnel crisis at its public counterpart, Cu Chi General Hospital. A total of 60 doctors and nurses have left Cu Chi General Hospital for Xuyen A since it opened; many were heads and deputy department heads, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. Doctor Nguyen Van Chau, the general director of Xuyen A, said their 750-sickbed hospital employed 107 doctors--most of whom were permanent employees. By December of last year, 20 doctors decided to leave Cu Chi General Hospital for Xuyen A, including five with post-graduate degrees. (In Vietnam, young doctors can begin … [Read more...]

The last farrier of Saigon

Farrier Huynh Van Dan does his job in Vinh Loc A Commune in Binh Chanh District - PHOTOS: THAI NGOC

Thai Ngoc Huynh Van Dan, a hoof trimmer for cows in Vinh Loc A Commune in Binh Chanh District, still takes pride in the job he has pursued since decades ago, simply because he finds it enjoyable. … [Read more...]

HCM City to train people abroad for metro line work

Engineers from Viet Nam and Japan study a model of the Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien metro line. 1,000 engineers and workers will go abroad for training in urban railway operation starting next year. - Photo tuoitre.vn

VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City will send 1,000 engineers and workers abroad for training in urban railway operation in preparation for the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line, set to open in 2016. Those selected will be sent to Japan, South Korea and Singapore starting early next year. Deputy head of the HCM City Urban Railway Management Board, Le Khac Huynh said that the board-devised training programme was to ensure there was no lack of high-quality workers to operate the urban railway system. … [Read more...]

RoK enterprises keen on investing in Binh Duong

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Binh Duong is now home to 487 RoK investment projects worth 1.9 billion USD (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) A delegation of enterprises from Gimpo city, the Republic of Korea (RoK), has expressed pleasure with business environment in the southern province of Binh Duong, saying they wish to invest in this locality. Mayor of Gimpo city in Gyeonggi province Yoo Young Rok, who headed the delegation, told officials of the Binh Duong provincial People's Committee on October 30 that his visit is to promote investment cooperation and exchange of goods between the two localities. Gimpo is one of the RoK's industrial and tourism hubs and has attracted 1,700 Vietnamese workers, he said, adding that its close proximity to the sea will facilitate trade with Vietnam and other countries in the region. Two localities' strengths and advantages will make room to boost cooperation and investment in various fields, he stressed. To attract more foreign investment, Binh Duong province has … [Read more...]

City to train people abroad for metro line work

Engineers from Viet Nam and Japan study a model of the Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien metro line. 1,000 engineers and workers will go abroad for training in urban railway operation starting next year. - Photo tuoitre.vn HA NOI (VNS) - HCM City will send 1,000 engineers and workers abroad for training in urban railway operation in preparation for the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line, set to open in 2016. Those selected will be sent to Japan, South Korea and Singapore starting early next year. Deputy head of the HCM City Urban Railway Management Board, Le Khac Huynh said that the board-devised training programme was to ensure there was no lack of high-quality workers to operate the urban railway system. … [Read more...]

Minister Vinh says falling FDI approvals no cause for concern

Tu Hoang Vinh raised the point before the General Statistics Office (GSO) released an updated report containing figures about FDI. Accordingly, more than 1,300 FDI projects had been licensed in the year to October 20 with combined registered capital of US$9.95 billion, up 24.4% in number but down nearly 24% in investment capital year-on-year. The report said the investors of 469 projects licensed in previous years had registered investment increases of nearly US$13.7 billion, tumbling by 28.8% over the same period last year. … [Read more...]

Southern industrial parks share experience in mass mobilization

The event takes place in Binh Duong province. (Photo: baobinhduong.vn)

(VOVworld) - Labor strikes mediation southern industrial parks and export processing zones were among major topics at a conference on mass mobilization in the southern province of Binh Duong on Tuesday. The event was held by the Party Central Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilization and the Binh Duong provincial Party Committee. Participants anticipated future workforce changes at industrial parks and economic zones that hire foreign workers. They discussed ways to promote mass mobilization and effectively resolve labor conflicts. … [Read more...]

HCM City takes the lead in FDI attraction

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Consumers at Co.op mart in Ho Chi Minh City. (Source: VNA) Ho Chi Minh City led cities and provinces nationwide in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 10 months of this year, with a total registered and additional capital of 2.85 billion USD, accounting for 20.8 percent of the country's total figure. The northern province of Bac Ninh came second with 1.38 billion USD, followed by southern Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces with 1.37 billion USD and 1.36 billion USD, respectively, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under Ministry of Planning and Investment. Meanwhile, Hanoi and Hai Phong - two major cities in the north - ranked fifth and sixth with their respective registered investment capital of 993 million USD and 954 million USD. The latest report from the agency also revealed that in the period, Vietnam attracted FDI worth 13.7 billion USD, or 71.2 percent of its total FDI in the same period last year. Of the figure, exactly 9.95 billion USD … [Read more...]