VietNamNet Bridge – A play titled Science Theatre – An Amazing Battle will raise awareness of many health and hygiene issues among 20,000 underprivileged children in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and HCM City. The play is part of an effort to communicate scientific facts and concepts effectively to kids. This play, staged in HCM City and select Mekong Delta localities in the coming two months, will focus on the sources of enteric diseases, good food-hygiene practices and proper antibiotic usage. The educational programme is an initiative of the Training and Public Engagement team of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in collaboration with the HCM City-based Thai Duong Theatre Company (IDECAF). Children at 30 primary schools in HCM City have had fun and learnt important health and hygiene practices through the play since it was launched last year. Singaporean real estate company CapitaLand has pledged to support the programme with a … [Read more...] about Play teaches children to stay clean and healthy
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All For A Delicious, Healthy Bowl of Pho By Trung Chau The word pho (for Vietnamese-style beef or chicken noodle soup) is now familiar to foreigners. In this issue, Chao! covers the two main kinds of pho places in Saigon. Pho restaurants appeared in Saigon 20 to 40 years ago, with the proprietors using family recipes. Enterprises wanting to modernize pho arrived in the early 2000s and focused more on décor, hygiene and nutrition. Clean, beautiful pho Phan Van Thanh, owner of the chain of three Pho Vina One restaurants in Saigon and Binh Duong Province, says proudly that he makes “the cleanest” pho in Saigon. Thanh says each bowl of pho is made in a process mechanized all the way from dipping noodles, pouring sauce and adding beef or chicken to washing up. “The process is all to ensure a hygienic bowl of pho” with “enough nutrition” and “a lower fat-content,” he says.Thanh is also interested in the decor at the three restaurants, in … [Read more...] about All For A Delicious, Healthy Bowl of Pho
Vietnamese food is delicious and it is often cited as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. To make sure that this was true, we spoke to Antoine Yvon, the head nutritionist at CMI hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. You will finally know if all those banh mi sandwiches are good for you, if you should drink the broth of your pho or not, and the name of Vietnam's only superfruit. The interview was translated from French. What is your general professional opinion about Vietnamese food? Is it as healthy as people think it is? Antoine Yvon: Vietnamese food is one of the most healthy and balanced in the world. As a professional, I have seen that dishes and ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine can cover all the dietary needs on protein, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals because there is a great natural diversity of agricultural products. It is this diversity and variety that are the foundations of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Eating with chopsticks, using multiple … [Read more...] about Is Vietnamese food really healthy?
Huynh Thi Hoa, 71, says that ever since her parents reached the age of 90, during every Tet Festival their home in Ho Chi Minh City's District 12 is always invaded by marigolds, a flower symbolizing longevity, given as gifts from their friends and relatives. At present, her father, a farmer named Huynh Van Lac, is 110 years old, and her mother, Nguyen Thi Lanh, is still healthy at the age of 106. This month they were certified by Vietnam Records Books as the country's oldest couple. With the help of a young man named Thang who works at a restaurant near the couple's home, I approached the family residence, a verdantly decorated, 700-square-meter white building surrounded by three large, green iron gates. Following Thang's instructions, I called out softly and politely at the nearest gate, saying "Di Tu Hoa oi" (auntie Hoa), with the expectation that Hoa would let me visit her parents, as I had arrived during their lunch hour. A young female voice replied, "Please go to the middle … [Read more...] about Love is food to longevity
A: Welcome to this week’s “Food delight”. We are …. and …, and we are very happy to be here to share some recipes with you.B: Sawadeekha, my dear listeners. B: Flowers not only add beauty to your presentation but can be very healthy if they’re processed the right way. Mr Pitch Ridhikasame, the owner of The Ironwood restaurant in Mae Rim-Samoeng Road, Chaing Mai will elaborate: “Shrimp paste fried rice is a Thai ancient food. We have it for a long time, more than 200 years, but to make it more interesting, I just put something that are more colorful and beautiful to the dish. So flower is the key. The flower is up to the season of flowers that we have. Today we have the purple one, you know, it’s butterfly pea flower. The yellow one is the cabbage flowers, and this one, the pink one, it’s called Mexican creeper.” A: Cabbage flowers and butterfly pea flowers are familiar to Vietnamese people. What about Mexican … [Read more...] about Thai shrimp paste fried rice with flower salad