Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a US study. Harvard researchers say replacing red meat with a combination of beans, peas and lentils, poultry, nuts, and fish may reduce the risk in younger women. … [Read more...] about Red meat ‘linked to breast cancer’
Cooking red lentils
Delicious rather than revolutionary best describes this Vietnamese cocktail. Nobody knows where che originated from only that the colorful thickshake-like cocktail of many ingredients has been around Asia for a long time. … [Read more...] about Che!
The best dessert in Ho Chi Minh City is being ladled up on a street corner Thanh, 50, lives in an endless cycle of chè. Every night, before going to bed, she starts soaking the beans and glutinous rice for tomorrow's batch. Up at 3 a.m., she begins boiling pot after pot of the subtly sweet, bean-based dessert. By nine, she hires a man to help her haul her low red stools, washing buckets and serving bowls to her little corner on Cong Quynh and Cao Ba Nha streets in District 1. The operation takes two trips. The xe om (motorbike taxi) driver doesn't seem to mind. And no one has ever bothered to steal her dented aluminum vessels filled with sticky rice and sweet coconut soup. "They're very heavy," she said. Thanh cracks on a coal fire and begins simmering the dessert just as the streets fill with throngs of motorbikes and mini-trucks. By 11 a.m., she is open for business. For the remainder of the day, she navigates between the pots like an octopus - ladling coconut milk soup on top of … [Read more...] about The chÃ¨ lady
A sticky rice stall and a sweet soup trolley that have survived famine, war and capitalism's fast-food onslaught If I could tell the history of Saigon through its street food ' or even my own family's gastronomic history in the city ' I would start with my favorite xôi (glutinous '"sticky'" rice) hawker and my favorite chè (sweet bean soup/pudding) vendor. Both of them have seen it all. … [Read more...] about Timeless Saigon snacks
(VOVworld)- Vietnam's tourism industry has developed new and exotic tours to attract more tourists helping them to learn more about Vietnam's land and people. Discovery Vietnam today takes you on tours of rural Vietnam. Hanoi is the first leg for many tourists visiting Vietnam. Since early this year, the number of tourists to Hanoi has increased sharply, reaching more 8.33 million in the first half of the year, up 23% against the same period last year. Of the figure, international tourists numbered more than 1 million, up 20%. Mai Tien Dung, Deputy Director of Hanoi's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, says Hanoi natural beauty and historical values inspire a lot of tourists. "Hanoi, with its 1000 year old history, has rich natural resources and potential for historical tourism. Since the city was expanded, it has been added with more natural landscapes such as Huong Son and Ba Vi mountain. This has contributed to the city's tourism development", said Mr. Dung.. … [Read more...] about Tours of rural Vietnam