NDO – The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM) and the Italian Embassy in Vietnam announced the launch of a cooking contest entitled ‘Vao Bep Kieu Y’ (Italian Cuisine - Italian Style) at a press conference held in Hanoi on April 20.
NDO – The Restaurant Association of Vietnam, in coordination with the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association and the World Food Travel Association, held a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on April 1 to announce the ‘Map of Vietnam’s culinary tourism’ project.
NDO – A photo exhibition entitled ‘Toque blanche’ will kick off at the French Cultural Institute in Hanoi (L'Espace) on April 9, to highlight the excellence of French gastronomy.
NDO/VNA - The ginger ‘jam’ made in Kim Long Ward, Hue City, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, stands out for its authenticity and absence of additives. The specialty is consumed in large amounts during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
NDO – Starting from its first video posted more than one year ago on the traditional food offerings of the Vietnamese people during the Tet (lunar New Year) festival, the YouTube channel Bep Nha Chau (My Family’s Kitchen) by chef Nguyen Phuong Hai has uploaded nearly 130 vlogs introducing viewers to the essence of Vietnamese dishes across the country, making it a favourite place for lovers of Vietnamese cuisine.
NDO – Nhan Dan (People) reporter Duong Van Muu relives his childhood memory of making long ‘chung’ (glutinous rice) cakes wrapped in ‘chit’ leaves, a variant of the square ‘chung’ cake which is more popular in the northern region. The cake is a traditional cake enjoyed by his villagers on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet).
A stall in Saigon serving “bun suong”, a type of shrimp noodle soup originating in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, attracts scores of discerning patrons.
NDO – Many typical Vietnamese dishes were introduced at a multinational culinary festival organised by the School of Languages, the National University of Laos, in Vientiane on December 23.
NDO – Vietnam Culinary Culture Days, themed “Vietnam’s taste”, officially opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 10, aiming to introduce Vietnam’s traditional food and cultural features to international friends.
Different from ‘banh chung’ (square glutinous rice cake) of the ethnic majority Kinh, the Red Dao ethnic group in Hà Giang has their own cake known as ‘banh chung gu’ (hunchback glutinous rice cake).