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...]

Social News 7/4

Agreement on maritime transport with Myanmar ratified The Government has approved the Agreement on Maritime Transport with Myanmar, which was inked on November 5, 2015. The Government assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to carry out procedures regarding approval and circulation of international regulations and announcement of the valid date of the Agreement. The Government has also ratified the Agreement on vacation labor program with Australia. The MFA will host and cooperate with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to carry out necessary related diplomatic procedures. Vacation labor program creates chances for the two countries' citizens to combine sightseeing and working. People whose entry under this program (no more than 200 people per year) must get a new license issued by the MOLISA to enter Viet Nam and approved by Immigration management agencies. The agency of Vietnam's representative in Australia will be notified to issue multiple entry … [Read more...]

Vietnam holds first-ever festival to promote dew-wetted rice paper

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A southern province bordering Ho Chi Minh City is holding a festival to promote one of its delicacies as part of the national cultural heritage today, April 6. banh trang phoi suong in Vietnamese, is being held in Trang Bang District, Tay Ninh Province, known as the birthplace of the renowned specialty. Banh trang phoi suong is made by leaving rice papers outside overnight for them to be moistened by dew, which adds a unique flavor to the food. The dew-wetted rice paper is usually served with boiled pork, vegetables, and fish sauce. Dew-wetted rice paper was recognized as part of Vietnan’s national cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in October 2015. It was also among eight other delicacies recognized by the Asian Record Organization in 2013, and was featured on National Geographic Channel and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in August, 2007. The festival in Trang Bang is intended to introduce dew-wetted rice paper and its’ … [Read more...]

Hoi An’s first festival of international cuisine scheduled next week

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Hoi An International Food Festival 2016 will take place from March 14 to 20 at the An Hoi Statue Garden and the old town of Hoi An, with the participation of 13 world-renowned chefs. The highlight of this festival is the program "Tasting tour with world chefs". This is the chance for visitors to taste the dishes prepared by 13 world-famous chefs and chefs from 13 big restaurants in Hoi An. The Festival will also introduce famous dishes of Hoi An such as Quang noodles, cao lau, chicken rice, dumplings, vac cake ... Famous chefs will perform how they make local cakes like banh it, banh khoai and banh da lon. The organizing board said the festival will be the first of its kind in Vietnam, celebrating global food and the finest locally sourced ingredients. It aims to give participants the chance to savor food from around the world while enjoying a festival atmosphere. Hoi An is famous for its cuisine. In 2011, TripAdvisor honored the old town in … [Read more...]

Good Pho for Tet holidays

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There are countless Pho restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, in which, Pho Tau bay is one of the oldest and most famous shops in the city. The name "Tau Bay’ related to the shopper, a migrant worker who moved from the North to the South and often wore an old pilot’s hat. Opened in 1954 on Ly Thai To Street in District 10, Pho Tau Bay continues to be popular pho Bac illustrious style. The old dilapidated restaurant has now been divided into two spacious shops with the same brand, and owned by the two brothers of the owner, but still keeping the flavor quality and ingredients of Pho Tau Bay. Ho Chi Minh City is now home of many restaurants, offering Vietnam's classic noodle soup dish, such as Hoa, Ngan, Dau, Thanh Canh, Bac Hai, Hung, Dung, Le, Anh, Phu Gia, Thai Son, Phu Vuong, Quyen, Binh, Xuan Mai, Nguyen Hoang; and a chain of other big & well-known brand names Pho such as Hung, Pho 24, De Nhat and more. The key to the Vietnamese noodle soup pho is in the beef broth … [Read more...]

Specialties honoured in Thua Thien Hue

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PANO - The Thua Thien Hue provincial Tourism Association, the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, and the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a ceremony on January 17th to honour local specialties at the provincial Center for Culture and Information. Some specialties, such as Bun bo Hue (Hue spicy beef noodle soup), me xung (sesame candy), banh beo (bloating fern-shaped cake), and com hen (rice with mussel), were among dishes honoured. All specialties were recognized as Vietnam's famous specialties by the Vietnam Records Organization (Vietkings). Notably, Bun bo Hue is among the top 100 Asian culinary dishes according to the Asian Records Organization. Addressing the event, Chairman of the provincial Tourism Association Dinh Manh Thang held that the event was to honour local specialties and to show locals’ pride. Translated by Trung Thanh … [Read more...]

“Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” Award comes to Vietjet

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VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s first private low-cost airline Vietjet was presented the "Best Asian Low Cost Carrier" Award at the TTG Travel Awards 2105 in Bangkok, Thailand on October 1. This is the first airline from Vietnam to win this award. The TTG Travel Awards 2015 took place in Bangkok on October 1, 2015 drawing over 1,500 attendees from businesses in tourism, travel and aviation industry Vietjet is one of 16 new winners, emerging across various categories, to take home their first ever signature Hermes trophy from the TTG Travel Awards, which have been dominated by long-term winners in previous years. The award highlights Vietjet’s achievements in providing the best services, the best network and schedules and for being the most agent-friendly airline in terms of reservations and confirmations as well as having the most professional sales and marketing team in respect of coming up with innovative ideas, exciting incentive programs and groundbreaking … [Read more...]

Vietjet wins “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” award

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Ms Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vice President, represents Vietjet to receive the renowned award "Best Asian Low Cost Carrier." Vietjet on October 1 was honored with the title of "Best Asian Low Cost Carrier" at the TTG Travel Awards 2105, which compiles votes from travelers, travel agencies and tour operators in Asia. The award highlights Vietjet’s achievements in providing the best services, the best network and schedules and for being the most agent-friendly airline in terms of reservations and confirmations as well as having the most professional sales and marketing team in respect of coming up with innovative ideas, exciting incentive programs and groundbreaking services. By winning this accolade, the airline has become the first airline from Vietnam to win this award. It is also one of 16 new winners, emerging across various categories, to take home their first ever signature Hermes trophy from the TTG Travel Awards, which have been dominated by long-term winners in previous … [Read more...]

Vietnam has five new world records

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VietNamNet Bridge – The World Records Union (Worldkings) has presented five certificates of world records to Vietnamese individuals and organizations. The five world record makers include: 1. Director Nguyen Van Luong, who has directed the highest number of movies on Vietnam’s sea and islands. 2. Dr. Le Van Tuan, who made the "COR Music" record, the most creative music genre. 3. Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Khoi, who has the largest collection of Vietnam War medals. 4. Ms. Nguyen Thi Nga, who owns the biggest collection of ancient coins of Vietnam and other countries. 5. Intermix Powder International JV, which made the largest pancake. The Asian Record Organization also awarded a new Asian record for Vietnam, bringing Vietnam’s total number of Asian records to 72. On this occasion, the Vietnam Record Organization announced 28 new records of Vietnam, presented the list of the 50 most famous specialties and cuisine of Vietnam, and launched the search for someone with … [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

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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...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 31/3

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...]