T’way Air starts new route to Da Nang from Seoul

Korean low-cost carrier T’way Air has announced it began serving the Da Nang International Airport on July 1 with roundtrip flights from the Incheon International Airport in Seoul operating Boeing 737 aircraft. An airline spokesperson said the flights will depart Da Nang four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 4:55 pm local […]

Vinh Thuc, an attractive unspoiled island

Vinh Thuc Island, 20km from Mong Cai City (Quang Ninh Province) to the south, covers a natural area of around 5,000 hectares including Vinh Thuc and Vinh Trung communes. From the center of Mong Cai City, you can take a bus to Mui Ngoc wharf. It takes about 10 minutes to Vinh Thuc Island by […]

Can Tho to host Cai Rang Floating Market Festival

Can Tho will hold Cai Rang Floating Market Festival from July 8-9, according to an announcement from Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as part of activities in response to Viet Nam Tourism Day. Activities to be held include a photo display on ‘The Beauty of Cai Rang Floating Market’, a model boat […]

Vietnamese cuisine promoted in India

A Vietnamese cuisine promotion event was held by the Embassy of Viet Nam at Trident Gurgaon Hotel in Haryana State, India on July 2. Present at the event were Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh and diplomats from the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and India. Addressing the event, Ambassador Thanh said the dishes seen in […]

Cai Chien Island – Ideal place for escaping heat waves

Around 330km from Ha Noi, Cai Chien, a small island of Hai Ha District, Quang Ninh Province, presents itself as an ideal place for escaping the hot summer days. (Photo: ngoisao.net) The island features a pristine beach of white and silky sand surrounded by thick lines of casuarinas and a primeval forest of 500ha on […]

Banana blossom salad – a specialty of Viet Nam cuisine

Nom hoa chuoi (Banana blossom salad) once a popular dish in rural parts of the country, is now a specialty of Viet Nam cuisine. It is a special experience when being exposed to the explosion of different flavors and amazing textural contrasts of banana blossom salad. The cooking process begins with the tough, outer layers […]

Street food experience in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, appeals to most tourists for its irresistible charm of architecture and landscape. However, I think it will be a big mistake for those who visit the town without spending time to explore its diversified gastronomy, especially street food. Thanks to my buddy who is […]

Quang noodle, so good speciality!

Knowing Vietnamese noodles can be extremely helpful, as “pho” is to Hanoi and beef rice noodles is to Hue, Quang noodles is very popular in Quang Nam and Da Nang. Quang noodle soups differ than most normal noodle soups in that the soups have just enough broth to barely cover the noodles. Unlike other Vietnamese […]

Sai Gon Salad Rolls

The Southern region of Vietnam has a system of criss-crossing rivers and canals and primitive forests that provide the land with a plentiful resource of food to make delicious dishes, including Goi cuon (salad rolls) that is one of the 12 Vietnamese dishes in the food record category recognized by the Asian Record Association. Goi […]

Banh hoi long heo – signature dish in Phu Yen

If you ever head on a trip to Phu Yen, don’t forget to try banh hoi long heo (steamed rolls made of rice-flour served with pig’s inner organs), a simple dish in this central province but quite strange to the taste buds of tourists from other regions. We stop at a small eatery in An […]