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Renowned food culture helps promote Vietnamese tourism

As part of the Government’s cultural development strategy, Vietnam aims to have three cities in the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network across many fields, including cuisine, by 2030.

Sandworm harvest at its peak

Every year, from the 9th to the 11th months of the lunar year, farmers in the northern province of Hai Duong drain their fields and go on the hunt for sandworms. 

A popular version of the Delta’s rice vermicelli soup

Rice vermicelli noodle soup, or bun nuoc leo in Vietnamese, is well known throughout the Mekong Delta’s provinces.

Taste of the sea in a bowl of noodle soup

Jellyfish noodle soup is popular in some central coast provinces like Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa. The specialty wins the heart of diners with its fresh taste of the sea.


Vietnamese food: Vietnam beef stew

Once a Mekong Delta specialty now it is a Saigon must-try. Vietnamese beef stew is a comfort food like no other, which requires an intricate mix of spices.

Vietnamese food: Com Tam - Broken rice

If you take a trip to HCM City, you must try broken rice. And don't be fooled by its name, there's nothing whatsoever about this dish that needs fixing.

YouTube channels to test your cooking skill during social distancing

As many restaurants around the country close their doors because of COVID-19, there is no better time to awaken the hidden chef in you. 

Paintings of Vietnamese Banh Mi prove to be a viral hit

A collection of images featuring the local delicacy Banh Mi, bread often used to make sandwiches, created by Vietnamese painters has drawn the attention of many internet users.

Vietnamese food: Pillow cakes

Cold weather got you dreaming of warm food? Then, you won’t get tired of pillow cake. Meat, mushrooms, noodles, quail eggs and a side of fish sauce will reel you back in all winter.


Entertainment Events in Hanoi & HCMC on February 10-16

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnamese food: Mountain goat

Goat is an extremely popular dish elsewhere in the world, but in Vietnam it is extra special. And if you want the best goat meat, then Ninh Bình is the place to visit.

Tet flavour in braised pork belly

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

Hoi An sesame sweet soup makes visitors' mouth water

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.

Vietnamese food: Deep fried pho

Everyone's heard of Vietnamese pho, it is a dish served all over the world. But have you tried deep fried phở? It’s a perfect winter warmer as the cold weather sets in.


Entertainment Events in Hanoi & HCMC on December 9 – 15

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

‘Cap sac’ ritual of Dao people

The ‘Cap Sac’ ritual is an indispensable proceeding in the life of every Dao male as it helps him earn the recognition of being mature enough to join in the community’s major activities.

Vietnamese food: Young sticky rice flakes

There’s been a drop in temperature the past few days, and that means autumn is here. But did you know this is also the time of desserts made from rice?

The beauty of Vietnamese fisherman's life

Fishermen continue to work hard at sea with sun, wind and waves. The hard work of fishermen has created a unique beauty in labor. The beauty was recorded by Nguyen Van Truc - Thua Thien Hue.

Entertainment Events in Vietnam from October 28 to November 3

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.