The site also recommended addresses selling the best banh mi in town: Madam Khanh - the Banh Mi Queen (115 Tran Cao Van Street), who it says lives up to her billing, and Banh Mi Phuong (2B Phan Chu Trinh Street), which has Hoi An’s best pork roll. Banh mi is tasty everywhere in Vietnam, not just Hoi An. Earlier this year, it was selected as one of the best street food in the world by the UK’s Rough Guides.Last year, Pho and Bun Cha, Banh Mi was listed among the world’s Top 100 most delicious food by the World Records Union (Worldkings). Banh mi is found literally everywhere. It was street food long before street food became an obsession.Readily available, convenient, and a bargain at VND10,000-25,000 (about a dollar), banh mi is now the most common breakfast in the country. It can also be a yummy midday meal or even dinner for those too busy to cook at home and it also makes a nice change from rice.Based on various ingredients and eating habits, banh mi tastes … [Read more...] about Banh mi Hoi An among world’s Top 10 sandwiches
Under the new regulation, the owners of homestays must be Hoi An residents whose husbands or wives are not foreigners. At least two generations of families live in the houses that serve as homestays.Allowing local people to have homestays is a way to solve the problem of ‘community tourism’. This helps locals increase their income by providing services, while maintaining their culture, land and assets. Locals can also maintain their major job without having to sell land or work as hired workers. Source Vietnamnet … [Read more...] about Hoi An authorities say only locals can open homestays
Wearing a thin T-shirt while sipping a cappuccino in my favorite coffee shop, surrounded by Vietnamese dressed for the North Pole, is another example of surreal Vietnam.Or maybe they’ve got things confused at Christmas time…I know it’s the rainy season but look at the locals in Hoi An, a small town in central Vietnam, they think it’s the beginning of a three-month Ice Age.Every local baby has been swaddled up sufficiently to cope with a snow blizzard. All you can see is a narrow slip for the eyes between a Swedish woolen hat and a scarf bigger than the kid. Mothers don thick hats, mittens and facemasks to protect them from the imaginary sunrays bouncing off the ice sheets covering the landscape. There’s the urban vs rural aspect too.The farmers around my area, not that far from the rice fields, slosh about the muddy fields in bare feet while Hoi An’s townsfolk begin to cover up with sneakers and dare I mention it… socks.The buffalo herders … [Read more...] about Are you warm enough, Hoi An?
VietNamNet Bridge – This morning the spouses of APEC leaders walked about 1km through the ancient town of Hoi An of Quang Nam province, including Chua Cau (Bridge Pagoda) – the city’s symbol.Wives of the heads of delegations from APEC economies visited ancient Hoi An city in the central province of Quang Nam on November 11 as part of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.Participants included wives of the heads of delegations from Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Singapore and Thailand.Nguyen Thi Hien, wife of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, guided her guests around Hoi An, a world cultural heritage site recognised by UNESCO.The foreign visitors expressed their impression about the ancient, tranquil and simple beauty of the old Vietnamese space as well as Hoi An’s architecture, which features both Vietnamese identities and mixtures of Eastern and Western culture.They were also introduced to the traditional silk making of … [Read more...] about Spouses of APEC leaders tour Hoi An
VietNamNet Bridge - The spouses of APEC leaders and senior officials visited the ancient town of Hoi An on the morning of November 11.The delegation visited the Hoai River Square, the Bridge Pagoda, some relics in the old town, the statue garden and the Hoi An silk village. The tour was part of a series of events on the sidelines of the APEC Summit 2017.Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hien, President Tran Dai Quang’s spouse will host the program.The welcome ceremony was held at the Cultural Center of Hoi An City. Hoi An. After the welcoming ceremony, the delegation walked along the streets of Hoi An ancient town. They also visited the Bridge Pagoda, enjoying the ancient space, folk games and the daily life of Hoi An people.The delegates visited shops selling silk, embroidery products, lanterns, handicraft products and the silk village of Hoi An, which provides silk products made by traditional silk weaving methods with a history of more than 300 years in Hoi An town.Mr. Nguyen Van Dung, Chairman … [Read more...] about Hoi An before the visit of spouses of APEC leaders