The Hanoitimes - The following feature introduced five simple, delicious and long-existing breakfasts of Hanoians. Vietnamese sticky rice (Xôi xéo) Amazingly attractive with its bright yellow color, "xôi xéo" is sold in every wet market or may even be right on the street corner early in the morning. The seller keeps "xôi xéo" warm in a bamboo basket which is carried on the shoulder or fastened behind the bicycle. "Xôi xéo" is a special dish for breakfast, especially with students and manual laborers thanks to its rather low price, its fulfillment and palatability. "Xôi xéo" is regarded as one of the hardest-to-cook "xôi", despite the fact that it is concocted from ingredients which are very popular and familiar with Vietnamese. The ingredients for making "xôi xéo" remain the same everywhere: glutinous rice, turmeric powder, mung bean, shallot, and some liquid fat. The turmeric powder, mixed with water and glutinous rice, will create the natural yellow for the dish. Mung bean, after … [Read more...] about Five morning food can’t miss, while visit Hanoi
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Last week Viet Nam News asked its read-ers about the habit of Vietnamese to push drinks on their drinking buddies. Here are some of the readers' comments. Paul Robinson, British, tourist When I visit Viet Nam to see my wife's parents, I have on a few occasions gone out to the bar with her father and brother. No matter how much beer I drink, a new table of friends and associates ask me to drink more. I am therefore pleased it is viewed as a sign of friendship and happiness as most of the time I don't know what anyone is saying. I find the expectation to drink excessively in a short space of time is a little too manic for me and so would prefer a more relaxed attitude to drinking. This would help me avoid making a fool of myself and having a hangover. Will Kern, American, Colorado If you give into once, they won't leave you alone. It's kind of annoying actually. I've learned to just ignore them because I don't want the hassle. It sucks because I know it's a kind gesture but it just … [Read more...] about Some VN drinkers can’t take no for answer
VietNamNet Bridge - My mission was to visit at least 8 beer establishments this day and maybe more. I landed in Saigon by 11 am and i jumped on the rented motorbike and started my mission. I started with the closest three establishments that was a about 1-2 km from the aiport. First i visited the first Big Man beer in Saigon at 4 Phan Dinh Giot and tasted their beer. Big man beer is a German inspired brewery that has establishments in Saigon, Da Lat and Hai Phong. Big man offers a Vietnamese menu and basic service and many of their brewhouses are quite small except in Saigon. … [Read more...] about 10 breweries and pubs in Ho Chi Minh City
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