The 2019 International Food Festival will be held on December 8 at the Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound. (Photo vietnamnet.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - A festival featuring food from all over the world will be held in Hanoi on December 8. The International Food Festival is an annual cultural and charity fundraising event hosted by the Service Department for Diplomatic Corps, featuring around 120 pavilions representing embassies, foreign relations departments, non-governmental organisations and foreign cultural centres in Vietnam. The event is sponsored by Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, spouse of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh. According to the organisers, the 2019 International Food Festival aimed to enhance cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among countries. It would also introduce Vietnam to international friends via embassies and foreign cultural centres, and help local enterprises and provinces … [Read more...] about International Food Festival to kick off in Hanoi
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A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
An ongoing exhibition in Hanoi is highlighting precious family memories captured in outstanding entries of a six-month photography competition. The exhibition, entitled 'Mai am gia dinh Viet' (Vietnamese homes), was opened at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hoan Kiem District on Friday and will run until Sunday. 'Vietnamese homes' showcases 70 best photos chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 entries submitted by 238 participants to a photography competition organized by Nguoi Ha Noi (Hanoian) newspaper and Nguoi Lam Bao (Journalist) online magazine. The six-month contest, running from June, was held in observation of the Vietnamese Family Day (June 28). Of the 70 images on display, two were awarded second prizes, three won the third prizes, and 11 received consolidation prizes. There was no first-prize winner. The photos captured the intimate moments among members of families across Vietnam in their daily activities. Below are some of the … [Read more...] about Museum exhibition displays best entries from family photo contest in Hanoi
This is the second part of a two-piece series recommending good places to eat in the central hub Take a look at part one of the series for getting an overall view of some other cheap and good eats in this city sitting on the central coast of Vietnam. 1. Continue southward on Tran Phu and you’ll come to Le Hong Phong to the right side, an interesting side street with several good food options. First up is Mì Quảng Ếch at 24-26 Le Hong Phong, which serves mì Quảng pork, chicken, and frog versions for VND 30-50k. 2. Thai Market at number 17 serves Thai food in table-top shabu-shabu style for around VND200k for two people as well as memorable shrimp, clam, and fish cake soup for VND50k. Thai Market has another location at number 4 Tran Quoc Toan, just up from Bach Dang, which serves traditional Thai curries, tom yam, and pad Thai. Just decide which style you prefer and head for the appropriate location! 3. Just along Yen Bai … [Read more...] about Great food on a budget in Da Nang (part two)