Vietnamese food: Sugar-coated lotus seed

These sugar-coated lotus seeds are a popular gift for newlyweds, but the sweets are also bought for friends and family during Tet. 

To make sure your Lunar New Year is full of sweetness, pick up a pack of these super seeds!

 

 
 

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Flights from nCoV-affected areas to Vietnam suspended
Flights from nCoV-affected areas to Vietnam suspended
VIDEOicon  02/02/2020 

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAV) has asked airlines to proactively adjust their flight schedules and suspended all flights from coronavirus-affected areas to Vietnam.

Traditional village market attracts tourists
Traditional village market attracts tourists
VIDEOicon  02/02/2020 

A traditional village market has recently opened at Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. The colours and atmosphere of a traditional market, along with folk games, have drawn visitors’ attention.

Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival opens in Ninh Binh
Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival opens in Ninh Binh
VIDEOicon  02/02/2020 

The Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival kicked off in Gia Vien district of the northern mountainous province of Ninh Binh on January 30, the sixth day of the Lunar New Year.

Banh Tet: Traditional cake in southern Vietnam
Banh Tet: Traditional cake in southern Vietnam
VIDEOicon  30/01/2020 

Banh Tet (cylinder glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake enjoyed by southern Vietnamese people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. It is considered a variant of Banh Chung.

Tet flavour in braised pork belly
Tet flavour in braised pork belly
VIDEOicon  30/01/2020 

Although braised pork belly is an everyday food, in southern Vietnam it is a traditional dish of the Tet (Lunar New Year) celebration.

Unique pottery art of Huong Canh
Unique pottery art of Huong Canh
VIDEOicon  30/01/2020 

Located in Vinh Phuc province, 45km north of Hanoi, Huong Canh retains its 300-year-old ceramic and pottery craft despite the influx of modernity.

Exotic fruits much sought after for Tet holiday
Exotic fruits much sought after for Tet holiday
VIDEOicon  30/01/2020 

With favourable natural conditions, the Mekong delta region is home to diverse fruit species. When Tet (Lunar New Year) comes, exotic fruits are offered for sales to serve people’s demand.

Tet comes early to border soldiers
Tet comes early to border soldiers
VIDEOicon  26/01/2020 

The organization of early Tet celebration for officials and soldiers away from home on the occasion of Lunar New Year is an encouragement for them to feel secure in accomplishing their tasks.

Journey evokes youngsters’ patriotism
Journey evokes youngsters’ patriotism
VIDEOicon  27/01/2020 

Since its introduction in 2014, a special journey among the youth by the Vietnam’s Youth Federation entitled ‘I love my country’ has drawn great attention of youngsters across the nation.

Daffodil dazzles Hanoians in Tet holiday
Daffodil dazzles Hanoians in Tet holiday
VIDEOicon  27/01/2020 

Flower arrangement has long been popular among Vietnamese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year (or Tet) holiday.

Vinh Hoa villagers awake all day for making chung cakes
Vinh Hoa villagers awake all day for making chung cakes
VIDEOicon  27/01/2020 

As Tet (Lunar New Year) comes, most locals in Vinh Hoa village, Yen Thanh district, Nghe An province make chung cakes for sale, creating a bustling atmosphere here.

Tay Ninh’s cable car station sets Guinness World Record
Tay Ninh’s cable car station sets Guinness World Record
VIDEOicon  22/01/2020 

Guinness World Records announced its recognition of Ba Den station of the modern cable car system at the Ba Den Mountain national tourist site as the largest cable car station in the world.

Wild peach blossoms attract visitors during Lunar New Year
Wild peach blossoms attract visitors during Lunar New Year
VIDEOicon  22/01/2020 

The streets of Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, are flooded with the pinkish hue of wild peach blossom. The flower has become one of Dien Bien most distinctive and attractive features.

Hoi An sesame sweet soup makes visitors' mouth water
Hoi An sesame sweet soup makes visitors' mouth water
VIDEOicon  22/01/2020 

Black sesame sweet soup or also known as xí mà is a refreshing breakfast familiar to Hoi An locals. It is the result of the Vietnamese-Chinese-Japanese cultural interaction.

Tet calligraphy street in Ho Chi Minh City
Tet calligraphy street in Ho Chi Minh City
VIDEOicon  21/01/2020 

The calligraphy market at the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural House in District 1 has become a must-visit attraction for residents and visitors for taking photos and buying calligraphy works for Tet.

Vietnamese square sticky rice cake
Vietnamese square sticky rice cake
YOUR VIETNAMicon  20/01/2020 

Are you all set for Tet? And more importantly, have you prepared your bánh chưng yet? It's a traditional dish for the Lunar New Year. We speak to those in the know to learn all about this holiday delicacy.

Chrysanthemum season in full bloom in Khanh Hoa
Chrysanthemum season in full bloom in Khanh Hoa
VIDEOicon  17/01/2020 

Thanks to favorable weather, chrysanthemum fields in Khanh Hoa province are in full bloom, ready for the Lunar New Year festival. Locals are excited and looking forward to a bumper crop.

Driver calling service for drinkers becomes more popular
Driver calling service for drinkers becomes more popular
VIDEOicon  17/01/2020 

A new law that bans people from driving after they have consumed alcohol has sparked a start-up idea that involves a driver turning up to take the intoxicated customers home in their own vehicle.

Alcohol laws are driving down business
Alcohol laws are driving down business
VIDEOicon  13/01/2020 

A strict drink driving law has left some small businesses feeling the pinch, with many claiming customers are shunning bia hơi fearing they will fall foul of the tough new regulations.

HCM City: Open-air double-decker city tour rolls out
HCM City: Open-air double-decker city tour rolls out
TRAVELicon  13/01/2020 

Ho Chi Minh City rolled out an open-air double-decker bus tour around its centre, the first of its kind in the city, on January 12.

 
 
 
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