Vietnamese dishes named among best in Asia

Cha Ca La Vong - Hanoi: Fried fish fillet seasoned with spices. It is served with a dipping sauce of dill and onions. Nhan Dan Online - Ten signature Vietnamese dishes have recently been added to the Asia Book of Records' (ABR) 'Best Food in Asia' list, the Vietnam Book of Records announced on December 19. The ten dishes, specialties of different cities and provinces across Vietnam, will be promoted to other countries in the region through various means of communication, including the ABR official website at http://www.asiabookofrecords.com/records-gallery/food The ABR is scheduled to present certificates honouring the dishes at a ceremony to be held in Ho Chi Minh City in February 2014. Bun Ca Ro Dong - Hai Duong province: The fish noodle soup stands out for its sweet and elegant broth Cha Muc - Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province: Fried squid paste is a popular specialty tourists should try when visiting Ha Long city. Fresh squid is pounded into a paste, to which crushed … [Read more...]

10 more Vietnamese dishes recognized in Asian Records

(Cinet)- 10 more local specialties have honoured "The worth of Asia Cuisine" recognition from the India-based Asian Record Organization. The new specialties include Hanoi's Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Hai Duong's Bun ca ro dong (Vermicelli with anabas), Quang Ninh's Cha ca muc Ha Long (fried Ha Long cuttlefish), Quang Nam's Cao lau Hoi An (Hoi An noodles with barbecue pork, bean sprouts, and herbs), Binh Dinh's banh canh cha ca (thick rice noodles with fried fish), Kon Tum's goi la (fish and vegetable salad), Dinh Duong's banh beo bi (savoury fern-shaped dumpling), Tra Vinh's bun suong (mixed noodles), Tien Giang's hu tieu (My Tho noodles with seasoned and sautéed beef), and An Giang's bun ca (Chau Doc fish noodles). The dishes are the provinces' signature specialties though they are now available in other cities across the country. The Asian Record Organization turns the dishes on the mass media in many regional countries. Some representatives from the organization are set to show … [Read more...]

Hoi An’s Cao Lau named in the “Top Asian cuisine value dishes”

The Asian Record Organization has recognized Hoi An's famous Cao Lau specialty as one of 10 dishes meeting the criteria of "Asian cuisine value".              Hoi An's famous Cao Lau noodle Cao Lau is served with salads of Tra Que 200 -year- old organic vegetable village, thinly-sliced pork slices, fried pork fat and sauce. The noodle is also prepared from water from Ba Le well- one of the most famous ancient wells of the Cham people in the town therefore it has a special taste. Earlier Hanoi's dishes including Pho (noodle), Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork) and Bun Thang (Thang noodle) were also recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization in October. The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietking) has announced that 12 Vietnamese dishes had been officially recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization last September. These 12 popular Vietnamese dishes include Pho; Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork);Bun Thang (Thang noodle); Banh Da Cua Hai Phong (Hai Phong … [Read more...]

Asian Records recognises 10 more Vietnamese dishes

(VOV) - The Asian Records Organisation (ARO) has included ten more Vietnamese culinary specialties in its latest Asian Records listings. Vietnamese dishes recognised by Asian Record Top ten Vietnamese dishes win Asian records Vietnamese dishes seek Asian Records The dishes, all closely tied to specific Vietnamese regions, will now be promoted in mass media throughout the region. Cao lau Hoi An The new specialties include Hanoi's Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Hai Duong's Bun ca ro dong (Vermicelli with anabas), Quang Ninh's Cha ca muc Ha Long (fried Ha Long cuttlefish), Quang Nam's Cao lau Hoi An (Hoi An noodles with barbecue pork, bean sprouts, and herbs), Binh Dinh's banh canh cha ca (thick rice noodles with fried fish), Kon Tum's goi la (fish and vegetable salad), Dinh Duong's banh beo bi (savoury fern-shaped dumpling), Tra Vinh's bun suong (mixed noodles), Tien Giang's hu tieu (My Tho noodles with seasoned and sautéed beef), and An Giang's bun ca (Chau Doc fish noodles). ARO … [Read more...]

Hanoi dishes win Asian Records

Pho (noodle)  (Photo: KK)

A ceremony to receive the Certificate recognizing some Hanoi dishes as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization will be held on October 8, according to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The dishes to be recognized as Asian records include Pho (noodle), Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork) and Bun Thang (Thang noodle). Hanoi has actively promoted typical dishes to local and foreign visitors and many world guidebooks also introduce Hanoi food such as Pho (noodle), Cha Ca (fried fish) and Nem (fried rolls). The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will release brochures, guides and leaflets introducing destinations and dishes in different languages to visitors. The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietking) has announced that 12 Vietnamese dishes have been officially recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization last September. These 12 popular Vietnamese dishes include Pho; Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork);Bun Thang (Thang noodle); Banh Da Cua … [Read more...]

Twelve Vietnamese dishes listed on Asian Records

The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietking) has announced that 12 Vietnamese dishes have been officially recognized as Asian Records by the Asian Record Organization. Mi Quang (Quang noodle) (Photo: SGGP) These 12 popular Vietnamese dishes include Pho ; Bun Cha (noodle and barbecue pork); Bun Thang (Thang noodle); Banh Da Cua Hai Phong (Hai Phong fried crab meat with vermicelli); Com Chay Ninh Binh (Ninh Binh crispy rice cracker); Mien Luon Nghe An (Nghe An eel cassava vermicelli); Bun Bo Hue (Hue spicy beef noodle soup); Mi Quang (Quang noodle); Pho Kho Gia Lai (Gia Lai dry noodle); Banh Khot Vung Tau (Vung Tau small shrimp fried pancake; Goi cuon Saigon (Saigon spring roll); Com Tam Saigon (Saigon's broken rice). Vietnam Record Organization has also nominated five local dishes for the Asian Record, namely, Cha Ca La Vong (La Vong fried fish); Banh Canh Trang Bang (Trang Bang rice noodle soup); Banh Cong Soc Trang (Soc Trang bean and pork-stuffed fried cake); Cha muc Ha Long (Ha … [Read more...]

The Week of December 15 – 21

The 17th National External Affairs Conference (VGP) Nhan Dan Online - Japan to provide US$1 billion in ODA for Vietnam, the 17th National External Affairs Conference convenes in Hanoi, and Vietnamese dishes named among best in Asia are among the highlighted events of the past week. 1. Japan to provide US$1 billion in ODA for Vietnam Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an official development assistance (ODA) package valued at around JPY100 billion (roughly US$1 billion) for Vietnam during December 15 talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung. PM Dung thanked Japan for the ODA and said that the two sides had proposed some new co-operation programmes, including the Vietnam-Japan Friendship hospital project. PM Abe commended the success of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year, affirming that his country places importance on co-operating with Vietnam, especially in economics, trade, investment and human resources training. Later the same day, the Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Three thieves arrested for stealing from foreigners in Ho Chi Minh City

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have captured a three-member gang, one of whom disguised himself as a young woman, for stealing property from foreigners at a park in the "backpacker area" in the city. >> Vietnamese masseuse held for stealing 2 iPhones from Australian expert Two young men Vo Phat Tai, 21, and To Van Hau, 22, and a 45-year-old woman, Le Thi Lieu, were detained early Sunday on suspicion of stealing a handbag from a French traveler, police in District 1 said the same day. Lieu and Tai are local residents while Hau, who camouflaged himself as a young woman, hails from Binh Duong Province, which neighbors the city. The suspects have pleaded guilty to theft and will be charged with "stealing property" pursuant to Article 138 of the Penal Code, police said. According to the police report, the gang often operated in the city’s downtown areas in the early hours of the morning, targeting foreigners in their attempts to steal property. At 12:25 am on February 1, … [Read more...]

String of activities mark 85th anniversary of Vietnam Communist Party

Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City's Party Committee, Le Thanh Hai presents the title of 'Heroic Vietnamese Mother' to Nguyen Thi Chinh NDO - A series of activities have been held across the country in the presence of Party and State senior leaders to celebrate the 85th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (February 3, 1930-2015). On February 1, Politburo member and Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan led a delegation of Party Central Committee members to visit former President Nguyen Minh Triet; former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai; and Senior lieutenant General and Hero of the People's Armed Forces Phan Trung Kien, who are living in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province. Politburo member Ngan hoped that the former leaders will continue to make further contributions to the nation. On the same day, authorities of Ho Chi Minh City presented and bestowed the State title of 'Heroic Vietnamese Mother' to 288 … [Read more...]

Cinema owners seek premises to expand networks

VietNamNet Bridge – The attractive profits from movie production and distribution have prompted investors to expand their cinema chains. In the fourth quarter of 2014, CGV, belonging to the South Korean CJ Group, officially opened its modern cinemas at Aeon Mall in Binh Duong Province. Prior to that, Lotte Cinema, also a fellow countryman from South Korea, began "attacking" the HCM City suburb market when it opened a Lotte Shopping Mall in Thuan An town. The biggest advantage of Lotte Cinema is that wherever there is a Lotte shopping mall, there will be Lotte cinema. The investor will not encounter difficulties in seeking retail premises to develop movie houses, especially in areas outside Hanoi and HCM City. By the end of 2014, Lotte Cinema had 16 movie houses in Hanoi, HCM City, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Phan Thiet and Nha Trang. Over 70 percent of the cinemas are located within Lotte marts, while the others are on the grounds of other retailers including Big Ca and Maximark. A … [Read more...]

Kinh Do brings Tet to underprivileged

Hung Le The company has presented more than 5,000 gifts worth VND500 million to underprivileged families in border provinces such as Kontum and Binh Phuoc, and offered VND250 million in cash plus gifts for disadvantaged people at 11 shelters in HCMC and Binh Duong Province. Big C offers 250 gifts to Dong Thap children *The supermarket chain Big C has joined hands with a sponsoring association for children in HCMC to grant 250 gifts worth VND200,000 each to poor children in Tan Hong District in Dong Thap Province. These presents were funded by its program called "Together with Big C for a greener Earth tomorrow". … [Read more...]

British Council to launch Kids Read in Vietnam

Kieu Giang Alec Williams, a well-known story-teller and reading champion from the UK, exchanges with students at Chanh My Primary School in Binh Duong - PHOTO: COURTESY OF BRITISH COUNCIL The launch ceremony had the presence of Alec Williams, a well-known story-teller and reading champion from the UK who read two stories and a poem to a group of 30 primary students of fourth and fifth grades of Chanh My Primary School. In Vietnam, the scheme is first piloted in Binh Duong Province where six primary schools will be given 74 titles of the UK’s best children books, 30 primary teachers of English will be trained to integrate Kids Read activities into their current curriculum. The organizers expect during a year four thousand primary students from six participating schools will have an opportunity to read books, to join in story-telling competitions and thousands more will benefit from community activities run by HSBC volunteers such as reading and story-telling sessions, … [Read more...]

US$ 12million coffee processing plant inaugurated

The Neumann Gruppe (Germany) has just inaugurated the coffee processing plant in the An Phuoc Industrial Zone of Long Thanh District in Dong Nai province. The plant has investment capital of US$12million and covers an area of 5 hectares with its capacity of 26 tons per hour. It is estimated to reach 100,000 tons per year by 2017. The plant is invested modern producing system from Italia and the United States. The Neumann Gruppe has invested its first plant in Vietnam since 2001, located in Binh Duong province. The Neumann Gruppe has so far 46 coffee processing plants in 28 countries worldwide, contributing 10 percent of global coffee exports. … [Read more...]

Belgian enterprise invests in Vietnam

The Belgian firm Molenbergnatie inaugurated its branch at the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in southern Binh Duong province on January 28. The company has invested 21 million USD in the 12-hectare establishment in Vietnam, providing first class warehouse, logistics, food processing and packaging services for business clients. According to Molenbergnatie Vietnam, its clients are mostly exporters of farm produce such as coffee, cocoa, rice and cashew nut. Tran Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee said Molenbergnatie’s operations are in line with the province’s priority in foreign investment attraction. Founded in 1867, Molenbergnatie has become the world’s leading supply chain manager for coffee, cocoa, tea and nuts.-VNA … [Read more...]

FDI Flows up 67.1 Pct in Jan

As of January 20, Vietnam disbursed US$505 million in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), up 8.6 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The FDI sector’s exports (including crude oil) hit US$8.49 billion in January, a year-on-year increase of 8.2 percent and accounting for 66.8 percent of the country’s total exports revenue. The sector’s imports are estimated at US$7.8 billion, up 41.4 percent and making up 57.8 percent of the country’s total imports. Accordingly, the FDI sector enjoys a trade surplus of US$690 million in January. Foreign investors poured US$392.18 million in 44 newly-registered projects, up 85.5 percent. A total number of 19 projects were added the capital of US$271.26 million, up 45.8 percent in the reviewed time. In January this year, the total newly-registered and additional capital is estimated at US$663.44 million, up 67.1 percent. The … [Read more...]

Press digest – January 27

National University-HCM City urged to become regional institution President Truong Tan Sang has asked the Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM City) to take a leading role in the country’s university system and become a regional educational institution. State President Truong Tan made the statement when attending a ceremony marking the 20thanniversary of the VNU-HCM City in Ho Chi Minh City. President Sang praised the university’s achievements and urged the VNU-HCM City to continue to enhance fundamental improvements to better the quality of human resources trained. Quang Ninh allowed to mobilize capital for infrastructure development The PM has made a decision on several specified policies to the northern province of Quang Ninh and the Van Don Economic Zone (EZ) to mobilize capital for socio-economic infrastructure development. In addition, the PM agreed to add the Van Don EZ to the list of coastal EZs which will be focused on development from the … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 28

Enjoy your breakfast while skimming these brief news on Tuoi Tre News today, January 28 Politics - To Huy Rua, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Organization proposed at a Tuesday meeting that the commission’s officials be banned from meeting potential personnel or appointees. Society - The Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute held an urgent meeting on Tuesday with the Health Department of southern Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province regarding measures to deal with a rubella outbreak and prevent it from spreading to local industrial parks. As of Tuesday, 151 workers, including two pregnant women, of Wanek Co., based in the province’s Ben Cat town, have developed fevers. 20 out of 29 samples are found to be rubella positive. - The Transport Department in the Central Province of Lam Dong on Tuesday began erecting speed limit signs to be applied for double-decked sleeper … [Read more...]

$12m coffee plant opens in Dong Nai

Vice chairman of the Dong Nai provincial People's Committee, Nguyen Phu Cuong visits the coffee processing plant. — Photo dongnai DONG NAI (Biz Hub) — A US$12 million coffee processing plant was opened by the German group Neumann Gruppe on Monday in the An Phuoc Industrial Zone, Long Thanh District, southern province of Dong Nai. Covering an area of 5ha, by 2017, the plant was designed to process about 26 tonnes of coffee per hour. The product will be exported worldwide. The plant is the second backed by Neumann Gruppe in Viet Nam. The first was constructed in 1992 in southern Binh Duong Province. Vice chairman of the Dong Nai provincial People's Committee, Nguyen Phu Cuong, said he hoped the plant would help expand coffee growing areas. The German group has 46 coffee processing plants in 28 countries. They contribute 10 per cent of global coffee exports. — VNS … [Read more...]

Kids Read launched in Vietnam

(VOV) - ‘Kids Read’ – the award-winning scheme developed by the British Council and supported by HSBC – was launched on January 27 in Binh Duong, Vietnam. Since its debut in 2011 in 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries, Kids Read has reached over 50,000 children in government primary schools with an additional 15,000 children participating in community events with their parents. It is now moving to the Asia Pacific region with eight countries selected for roll-outs. Kids Read was designed to encourage primary students to read for pleasure both in the classroom and at home. It will also help develop the English language skills of the future generation through access to the very best of UK children’s books. The launch ceremony saw Alec Williams, a well-known story-teller and reading champion from the UK, read two stories and a poem to a group of 30 primary students of fourth and fifth grades of Chanh My primary school. In Vietnam, the scheme is … [Read more...]