On Tan Ky - Tan Quy Street in Saigon, many stalls have been selling grilled fish for more than a decade. But they are busiest on the Day of the God of Wealth, which this year falls on February 14 (10th day of the lunar year). From the previous evening workers at the stalls were busy making fire and preparing and grilling the fish for the morning. The God of Wealth, worshipped by many families, is believed to control money and finance. People, especially families doing business, pray to Him for wealth and luck for the whole year. In the south, when people pray to Him, they usually make offerings of gold, fruit, grilled meat and, unfailingly, grilled snakehead fish. The grilled fish stalls had to employ more staff to work throughout the night. Each person was in charge of a particular task like keeping the charcoal fire going, skewering the fish on sticks and washing vegetables. "On normal days we have only five people to help, but when the Day of the God of Wealth comes we need 10 … [Read more...] about When people spend the night grilling snakehead fish for God of Wealth
Châu Đốc-style snakehead fish soup with rice vermicelli is a favourite at Bún Cá Lóc Plan Lê restaurant in HCM City. VNS photos Minh Phi Viet Nam News Diners in HCM City should check out Bún Cá Lóc Phan Lê, a new restaurant that will surely please lovers of all things fishy. Mỹ Duyên reports. Do you sometimes long for your Mekong Delta home and hunger for bún cá lóc Châu Đốc style (snakehead fish soup with rice vermicelli) when the flood season comes, the time when the fish is especially tasty? Look no further: you can now find the traditional delicacy at a new restaurant in HCM City. Located on Cao Thắng Street in District 3, Bún Cá Lóc Phan Lê is renowned for its snakehead fish soup cooked Châu Đốc style and other snakehead fish specialties: fish head, filet and maw. With a good street view and eye-catching … [Read more...] about Fancy a snakehead fish, head and all?
VietNamNet Bridge - Picking fruits, swimming in the sea, exploring the floating market ... are the experience you should try in the southwest region of Vietnam this summer. Picking fruit in the garden: Traveling to the region, Vietnam’s largest fruit area, in summer, you are advised to buy an entrance ticket to get into an orchard, where you can wander around the vast garden to pick up and taste fresh fruit on the spot. Paddling along the canal: The southwestern region is the home to interlaced canals and rivers. Let’s rowing along small channels to discover the landscapes and the daily life of local people. Pha Le … [Read more...] about The best things to do in southwestern region in summer
VietNamNet Bridge – Visiting Gao Giong, tourists will not only hear the birds singing in the trees, but also see fish thrashing underwater and white storks flying over their heads. Photo: dongthap.gov About 17km from Cao Lanh City, Gao Giong is divided into four sections, with over 70km canals and 20 km dikes. To reach Gao Giong, you must go through a canal of 2km stretching through the mangrove forest on a thuyen ba la – a special boat of the Southern people. Each boat can carry 3-4 people and the rowers are young girls in ao ba ba (the traditional shirt of the southern people) and khan ran (bandanna). The boat will take you through primeval forests. Moving along the green canal, you will not be surprised by the peaceful and charming scenes created by the green of water-ferns and the white of cajuput flowers. Gao Giong is the most beautiful in the flooding season, when the "oasis" is brilliant in the yellow, purple, pink and green colors of flowers. Photo: … [Read more...] about Gao Giong oasis in Dong Thap
VietNamNet Bridge – Dishes that helped imprisoned revolutionaries and liberation soldiers survive to fight during the country's resistance war were introduced to tourists, students and soldiers at the War Remnants Museum in HCM City yesterday, June 7. The Food and Drink in the Resistance War exhibition was organised by the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the War Remnant Museum. Ten cooks in the army, former political prisoners, conscripted labourers and veterans guided visitors skills to prepare dishes which are "at once tasty and simple, and in conformity with the circumstances of Viet Nam Resistance War," said Huynh Ngoc Van, director of the museum. Dishes include roasted groundnuts with unrefined salt, dried rice, fried banana skin with salt, bindweed pickles, boiled cassava and batata, rice balls with braised anchovies, cylindrical glutinous rice cakes, three-cornered patties, grilled snakehead fish or shrimp. Nguyen Thi … [Read more...] about Museum celebrates cuisine of resistance war