Prerequisite: Breed At the seminar "Model of commercialization of high quality fruit varieties - Road for high quality dragon fruit in Vietnam" organized by New Zealand Embassy and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Tran Thi Oanh Yen, Deputy Director of SOFRI, said that the 3 varieties of dragon fruit to be produced commercially by the end of 2020 are red flesh dragon fruit, white flesh and pink flesh dragon fruit. The above varieties are more sweet and dense compared to older varieties. These varieties are not only of higher quality and yield but can also resist to brown spot disease. This disease resistance makes the fruit easier to export without the use of pesticides. These new varieties will be copyrighted domestically and internationally. It is expected that by the end of 2020 the project will go into production of the new varieties for commercialization. Ms. Wendy Matthews, the New Zealand Ambassador in Vietnam, stressed that promoting investment can help the … [Read more...] about Long-term direction for Vietnamese dragon fruit
Vinh long food to go
GrabFood expansion: Risky or wise? First of all, it is obvious that the on-demand food delivery market in Vietnam has great potential. According to Euromonitor, the Vietnamese market has a growth rate of 11 per cent per year, and is expected to be worth $38 million by 2020. Besides some big players with a firm position in the market such as Foody, Now.vn, and Vietnammm, users also witnessed some well-known brands withdrawing from the food delivery market due to the huge competitive pressure such as Foodpanda or Lala. This proved that the food delivery market is not an easy market to operate in. As a newcomer among its rivals, GrabFood proved its strength with remarkable milestones on the journey to expand its domestic operation. After the impressive success in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Danang, it continued to launch, at the same time, in 12 new provinces and cities, bringing the total number of locations where GrabFood is present up to 15 cities and provinces and becoming the … [Read more...] about GrabFood expands to 12 new cities and provinces: Risky or wise?
It is no secret that Vietnamese love eating out. It is also a fact that nation has achieved renown as one of the best places in the world for street food. Jostling for space in this culinary milieu, and succeeding handsomely, are Kichi-kichi, Gogihouse, SumoBBQ and ThaiExpress. These are no strange names to Vietnamese who love dinning out. They are among most popular grill and hotpot restaurant brands in the country. However, not a lot of restaurant goers are aware that they are established and run by Vietnamese. In 2005, with the help of two friends, Dao The Vinh, an entrepreneur in his early 30s, opened the first Ashima mushroom hotpot restaurant on Phan Dinh Phung Street in Hanoi after falling in love with a local hotspot dish during his trip to the “heaven on Earth” city of Shangrila in Yunnan, China. Ashima succeeded beyond the expectations of its founders, who simply thought they were doing what they loved. In just two years, the number of Ashima restaurants had … [Read more...] about Two ventures at the top of the food chain in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge – Locals and tourists of southern Vung Tau City are used to seeing a young man run along the beach every early morning. Young people experience running and picking up rubbish in Vung Tau City. — Photo courtesy of project Chạy Nhặt Nguyen Tan Phat is a man on a mission. He’s not there to enjoy the view, he’s there to collect rubbish others have discarded. Born and bred in the coastal city, Phat has always had a strong bond with the ocean. But year on year he can’t help but notice the increase in the amount of plastics washing up on the shore. “When I was a child going to the beach seeing locals catch fish, I never saw rubbish stuck in the fishing nets,” the 29-year-old said. “But now it is easy to notice rubbish tangled with fish. “Fish eat plastic. Then what will happen if people consume fish? “At some point, I feel very frustrated by the overwhelming amount of trash and this … [Read more...] about A man on a mission to clean up the beaches
By Hồ Hoàng Visitors of Hạ Long City can enjoy fresh seafood to appease their hungry stomachs, but they can also enjoy the local speciality of chả mực — fried ground squid cakes. The dish was voted one of the country’s top 10 tastiest dishes by Asian Record. Local Bùi Văn Mừng, 80, said that nature has given many special gifts to Hạ Long Bay, including squid with a buttery, chewy soft and aromatic flavour. Squid in the central and southern regions are much more salty compared with the Hạ Long variety, he said. Mừng recalled the squid cakes made by his mother some 20 years ago.“She would wake up very early in the morning to go to the beach and wait for a boat from offshore to come in. She’d buy the thick squid and bring it home to grind it in a stone mortar. “The grinding process is very important. The grinded squid should not be too well-kneaded, but rather must still … [Read more...] about Hand-ground chả mực, a speciality of Hạ Long