Michelin stars to be awarded to Hanoi, HCMC restaurants next month
The first Michelin-starred restaurants in Vietnam will be announced in Hanoi on June 6.
Vietnamese ‘banh mi’: From international cuisine culture to national brand equity
An international scientific conference took place in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday to discuss the historical journey of Vietnamese banh mi and its role in tourism development.
US biggest buyer of Vietnamese seafood
The U.S. was Vietnam’s biggest buyer of fisheries products in the first five months this year, accounting for 23 percent of exports.
Food for thought : going beyond ‘survival’ in Vietnam
A restaurateur who weathered the postwar trade embargo has found ways to benefit from ‘Lockdown 2.0’
Vietnam tourist city pledges to phase out dog and cat meat
The custom of eating dog meat has waned as incomes rise and the affluent keep the animals as pets
Vietnam seafood firms in south of country hit by virus outbreak
Hundreds of workers at seafood companies in the south of Vietnam have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the media, after officials eased some restrictions in and around the nation’s commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City. More than 150…
Coronavirus concerns see China halt Vietnam’s US$1 billion dragon fruit trade
China is the top destination for Vietnamese dragon fruit – representing over 80 per cent of total shipments and amounting to US$1 billion a year. Authorities in the Guangxi region, bordering Vietnam, found traces of coronavirus on packaging and cardboard…
Woman’s ‘zero dong supermarket’ a lifesaver for some in Mekong Delta
Duong Thanh Ha of Mekong Delta’s Can Tho City has set up a charity stall with vegetables and foods to help people facing economic hardships due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
This French bakery nurtures poor students’ dreams in Ho Chi Minh City
Located at the end of a series of classrooms in Thu Duc City, which is under Ho Chi Minh City, a small class named The French Bakery has become home for many poor students with a desire for a better future.
Climate change brings gains for some Vietnam farmers at a cost
Rising river salinity is forcing rice farmers to switch to lucrative shrimp but the move threatens fragile mangrove ecosystems.
Hue cuisine seeks UNESCO recognition as intangible cultural heritage
Authorities in Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to ancient town Hue, plan to seek UNESCO intangible cultural heritage recognition for its cuisine.
Formosa disaster stink lingers as tons of shrimp paste rot
Different assessments of the damage inflicted by the marine disaster caused by Taiwanese steelmaker Formosa have prevented locals from selling or destroying their shrimp paste.
Saigon restaurants found crowded despite Covid-19 ban
Many restaurants in HCMC have been found with more than 20 guests in violation of the limit imposed by authorities to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Fried bananas but with a French twist
In his first few days, a 50-year-old French man in Saigon grew exasperated selling only a few fried bananas. However, things quickly looked up.
Anxiety mounts over safety of Vietnam’s street food as scandals grow
Vietnam’s fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country’s streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.
Did fish sauce in Vietnam come from Ancient Rome via the Silk Road ?
The similarities between nuoc mam and Roman garum : There are striking similarities between ancient Roman condiment garum and Asian fish sauces such as Vietnam’s nuoc mam, nam pla in Thailand and Japan’s gyosho Food historians are divided on the…
56% of wild animals in Vietnam’s restaurants have a coronavirus, study says
A new report has found an alarmingly high rate of coronaviruses in wildlife about to be served at restaurants in Vietnam.
This mountainous region of Vietnam produces some of the best cheese in Asia
Once the mist clears over the hilly mountaintops, green is all you can see in Dalat, a mountainous region in the Central Highlands of southern Vietnam.
Vietnam is the undisputed king of global cashew nut producers
Government cultivation push continues to pay dividends some four decades later