Photo by VnExpress/Phong Vinh Tra Su mangrove forest Tra Su is a typical mangrove forest of the Mekong Delta. The forest is located in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District in the southern province of An Giang, 10 kilometers from the Cambodian border. Photo by Shutterstock/Jindowin The forest has 140 plant species though most of the area is covered by melaleuca trees. You should take a boat tour around the mangrove forests to fully appreciate the marvelous landscape. The typical vehicle in the area is called tac rang, a wooden boat equipped with an engine. During their tour you should also try to pluck lotuses and fish and enjoy local delicacies. An entrance ticket to this forest costs VND75,000 ($3.21), which includes the boat fee. Photo by VnExpress/Phong Vinh Infinity pool Besides its landscapes, An Giang also boasts a luxurious side with an infinity pool in a mountainside resort in Chau Doc City of the province. It is a blessing to visit the place … [Read more...] about Five destinations that capture a tourist’s heart in An Giang
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Christine Ha, a US blind woman of Vietnamese origin, has beaten out 30,000 contestants to advance into the finale 2 of TV cooking contest MasterChef where she will compete against 24-year-old Josh Marks for the US$250,000 cash prize and a cookbook publishing contract. >> Blind chef tastes her way through US cooking show … [Read more...] about VN-American blind chef goes to US cooking show final
With 24 restaurants around the world, 11 Michelin stars, numerous cookbooks, and TV shows, Gordon Ramsay is the top earning chef in the United States, with an estimated global income of $38 million, according to a new list by Forbes.com. Scottish-born Ramsey, known to U.S. television audiences for his acerbic comments on "Master Chef" and "Hell's Kitchen", surpassed Rachael Ray, who earned an estimated $25 million for the year ending June 2012 from her TV show, magazine and cookbooks. Austrian-born Wolfgang Puck, whose 20 restaurants contributed to his $20 million in earnings, came in third on the list of top earning chefs who have a strong presence in the United States. Puck is based in California. "They are very diversified," said Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes.com. "There is nobody who just has restaurants. TV is a huge factor in making this list because they make so much more money from television than they can from their restaurants." Merchandising and cookbooks also pumped up … [Read more...] about Gordon Ramsay named highest earning chef in U.S.
The sense of taste and smell have never been more vital to the TV cooking contest MasterChef, where a Vietnamese American is breaking ground as the first blind competitor. Christine Ha, 33 and from Texas, beat out thousands of contestants this month to nab a white apron on the hit TV show hosted by Gordon Ramsay. "Wow," Ramsay said as Ha made her way to the qualifying round, guided by her husband. She might need a stick to walk, but Ha relied on herself alone to get through the competition. While other chefs spot and grab the ingredients they need, Ha smelled and tasted them, all while introducing traditional Vietnamese dishes to the judges and viewers. "Catfish is really tender and I didn’t want to pick it apart," she said in explaining why she kept the bone in an entrée of catfish braised in a clay pot with caramel, coconut juice, garlic, and fish sauce, served with pickle vegetables and rice. "I think it looks more appealing, and that’s just the way … [Read more...] about Blind chef tastes her way through US cooking show
Brooklyn Beckham is aiming to follow in his famous father's footsteps after taking part in a secret trial for Chelsea. David Beckham took his eldest son to the club's Cobham training centre on Tuesday for his latest run-out in front of academy director Neil Bath. It is the third time 13-year-old Brooklyn - who was in the academy at LA Galaxy during his father's time in the MLS - has been watched by Chelsea and he is scheduled for more sessions over the coming weeks. Showing similar playing characteristics to his dad, the Beckhams' first born is dreaming of a career in the top flight. Chelsea tried to keep Brooklyn's trial secret, but some of the club's academy players could not resist posing for pictures with David, who watched from the sidelines during his son's trial match for the Under 14 team. Chelsea's academy is fast becoming a celebrity hangout with a number of top players' children there as the club searches for new talent. Former player Wayne Bridge, … [Read more...] about Baby Beckham on trial at Chelsea… and Drogba, Bridge and chef Ramsay all have their kids at Blues academy, too