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Mekong delta food — Delectable plates in the flooded season
From September to November of each year, people in the south of Vietnam flock to catch natural specialties that are only available during their rain-rich season. And of course, local women take this occasion to prepare elegant menus of mouthwatering plates to treat their families or friends. At the height of the rainy season when all fields are flooded, Siamese mud carp start to move inland to avoid rough waters in the river. People often call them young Siamese mud carp because they are just ...
Fine Dining in Vietnamese Cuisine
Featuring simply cooked, mouthwatering and diverse foods, Vietnam is known as one of the most attractive culinary paradises of the world. Can you imagine how it is when authentic Vietnamese street foods are cooked and served in the luxurious fine dining style? The legend of Auguste Escoffier and birth of Fine Dining The term restaurant itself was first used from the end of 1700s during the French Revolution. “Restaurant” was used to describe eating places serving folks in common gu ...
Discovering the ancestral tradition of indigo dyeing and batik with the H’mong in Sapa, Vietnam
Have been living in Sapa, Vietnam for over 300 years, the H'mong are the largest ethnic group in Sapa and make up just over half of the population. Photographer Rehahn visited a H’mong group in Pa Co, a village located in Hoa Binh province, where he discovered the ancestral tradition of indigo dyeing and batik. In Pa Co, he met Sung Y Xia, a 39 year old woman who practices the art of indigo dyeing and batik drawing. She has been practicing the batik style since the young age of fifteen ...
Emperor Cruises Ha Long to launch unlimited exploration to untouched caves, beaches and islands
Vietnam’s first all-inclusive Emperor Cruises to launch Hideaway for unlimited exploration to untouched islands in off-the-beaten track Bai Tu Long Bay together with its new friendly mobile website. The award-winning cruise operator, Emperor Cruises is redefining luxury experiential cruising experiences in Vietnam's Bai Tu Long Bay with newly built custom vessels, exclusive itinerary options and an ongoing commitment to sustainable travel initiatives. It has just launched an all-inclusi ...
À La Carte Da Nang Beach – The Choice is Yours
Not only well-known as one of the most luxurious and modern hotels in Da Nang, but À La Carter Da Nang is also the first hotel in Vietnam providing an infinity swimming pool on its roof top with a magnificent view that brings guests unmatched and relaxed experiences. À La Carte is a phrase adopted from French and means “according to the menu” in English. With this extraordinary brand name, À La Carte Da Nang is spectacular not only in its name but also classy services that make the ...
Northwestern Vietnam — Enjoy a warm breakfast in the cold plateau of Ha Giang
In May, Ha Giang, Vietnam is in the midst of its “flooding season.” The area is beautiful and charming at this time, full of winding terraced fields welcoming water from the mountain peaks. People are also starting to prepare for the new planting season. Visitors to Ha Giang will find themselves intermingled with the bustling atmosphere of farmers working in the fields, and will have the opportunity to enjoy specialties specific to the stone plateau. Banh cuon Ha Giang A mountainou ...
Experience Mekong Delta cuisine in Vietnam
Southwest Vietnam is the home of rustic delicacies such “bánh tằm bì”, coconut worm, Fish Paste Hotpot, Mini Savory Pancakes, which are strange but familiar and ordinary as local people. “Bánh tằm bì” in Can Tho * The white color of plump cakes blending with the green color of cucumber, finely chopped herbs, the red color of pickled carrot makes the yellow color of strips of pork skin and fried pork stand out. Sweetness from rich coconut sauce and fish sauce and tasteful gr ...
Experience Mekong Delta's snacks in Saigon
Dishes originating from the Southwest Vietnam (Mekong Delta) such as bánh Bò, bánh Chuối, chuối Nếp nướng, bánh tai yến attract a lot of Saigonese. On a rainy November day, what could be more exciting than enjoying a hot dish and discovering its interesting stories? Delicious taste of steamed, fried and baked banana cakes Steamed banana cake These three dishes originate from the South West of Vietnam. In old days, the Southwestern land was so rich that banana trees gr ...
The Bright Blue Seas and Historical Impact of Song Cau
Song Cau lies halfway between Tuy Hoa and Quy Nhon, two new tourism cities along the Central Coast. Song Cau is Phu Yen province’s second largest city and is surrounded by wide coconut forests and clean beaches. Song Cau offers access to white sandy shores and a range of beautiful natural sights including Tram, Tu Nham and Om beaches, Hoa Bay and Do Shore. The brackish waters of Cu Mong Lagoon and Xuan Dai Bay cover most of eastern Song Cau, providing an abundant supply of seafood such ...
Sticky rice sweet soup — An unique taste of Saigon
In the brightly colored tapestry of Saigon cuisine, the sticky rice with sweet soup of Mrs. Hoa has been a favorite dish of Saigonese with its cooling effect and aromatic flavor. Named “xoi che Saigon” in Vietnamese, this dish can drive away the summer heat. Combined with steamed sticky rice, it creates a wonderful experience as if the seasons have suddenly changed. From cups of sweet soup on the street It is widely believed that Saigon’s sweet sticky rice soup was first cooked 3 ...
Tasting colors of Indian cuisine at Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Saigon India Restaurant
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of Hindu biggest festivals in India, almost like traditional Tet of Vietnam. I am lucky to enjoy Indian cuisine at this occasion and to listen to a legend about Ganesh god while enjoying interesting and colorful dishes here. Going through the small staircase which is just fit enough for one person, you will enter a warm and spacious area in which there are many Indian art pictures are hung on the walls. The gold blue tone is cool enough for visitors to escape from the ...
Mekong delta food — Culinary highlights in Mekong Delta
The Mekong River Delta is not only the land of romantic love stories in the Indochina period and animated floating markets. This largest granary of Vietnam also gives travelers a chance to enjoy savory dishes and explore the harmonious combination of Cham, Khmer, Vietnamese and Chinese culture. Eat white rice and drink rice wine in Can Tho It’s hard to find a place where rice is tastier and more aromatic than that in Can Tho, the city mentioned in the folk verse “Can Tho gao trang nuoc ...
Phu Yen cuisine — 5 foods you must-try in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam
Ever since the success of the renowned film “Dear Brothers, I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass”, with its peaceful and picturesque scenes, Phu Yen Province has become a favorite place for nature-lovers. Moreover, the “Nau” land attracts visitors with its “culinary landscapes” redolent of the lines and colors of the nearby sea. A jar of “sea light” please! I freeze for a few seconds after hearing locals order the special at a restaurant near the Tuy Hoa City Square. The ...
Coca Restaurant — An ideal destination for Thai cuisine-lovers in Hanoi
Coca Restaurant Worldwide has officially opened its flagship restaurant in Hanoi, promising to offer guests a brand new dining experience with Thai cuisine. The new restaurant is part of the brand’s regional expansion strategy to open flagship restaurants in Asia. The first Coca Restaurant in Hanoi is designed with the inspiration from Thai temples’ dome blended with contemporary architectural style and colorful pictures by Thai people, bringing a lively yet cozy space. “The bus ...
Explore Saigon Chinatown — The Little Hong Kong of Saigon
“A hub of commerce”, “hustling and bustling”, and “young and effervescent” are just some ways to describe the modern beauty of Saigon. However, this city has more to offer. Saigon hides inside it a poetically tranquil appearance and takes time to explore. Actually, from the very first moment I set foot in Saigon, I didn’t know where a peaceful secret corner of this city was. I simply thought that all I needed was to follow my heart and keep going, looking, and listening. I got o ...
Our favorite Phu Quoc experiences at La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel in this summer
From luxury hotels to theme parks, the island of Phu Quoc has so much to offer when it comes to lavish holidays. And when we talk about inclusive family breaks in the amazing vistas of the sparkling East Sea, award-winning La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel has so much to spoil you with top 5 summer experiences for the family that craves luxury and adventure. 1. Family Fun On The Shores of La Veranda Located on a wide stretch of untouched beach and azure waters, and inspired by the gran ...
Top 5 tips to low-budget travel in Vietnam
Are you planning the vacation for your family to Vietnam this year? However you have not still given your decision because of so many reasons. Of course, budget is one of trouble you can not forget in your mind. To clear this trouble, I have some tips for you to get the good trip but save money for your vacation in Vietnam. 1. Travel during low season If you are smart travelers, you should find information of low season at destinations, you can save so much money. Such as: accommodation, f ...
The real story behind Luang Prabang's morning alms giving ceremony
“I feel lonely many times,” he said as the sun sprayed golden light over the temple behind us, “Especially in my bed at night. Even though I live with lots of monks in this monastery, there is loneliness always in my heart because I am so far from my family. Sometimes I think about running away from here and going back to my village but I know my parents can not afford to take care of me, so I must stay. Do you ever feel lonely, Ange? You are so far from Australia. I think you feel lonely ...
8 interesting things to do in Siem Reap besides temples
Siem Reap is best known as the gateway to Angkor Wat and the rest of the Angkor Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The UNESCO site includes not just the temples but also hydraulic structures, canals, and reservoirs that together make up close to 400 sq km in what is arguably one the most important archeological sites in Southeast Asia. There's more to your visit in Siem Reap than Angkor Wat. Given the extent and breadth of the Angkor ruins and their importance to the former Khmer Kin ...
Explore the tastes of Lao in Luang Prabang
Travel writer Shelley Seale explores the tastes of Laos as she eats her way through Luang Prabang. As I walked up to the check-out counter at the 7-Eleven store in Luang Prabang, Laos, I glimpsed a flash of saffron. It was the ubiquitous yellow, wrapped robe of the Buddhist monks who are a large part of the population here. I stepped into line behind the young monk — still a teenager — and only then did I notice that his purchases, on the glass-topped counter in front of us, consisted ...
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