The Hanoi Times - Some 24 popular Vietnamese dishes will be on the menu at the Westin Hotel in the Chinese capital of Beijing this month as part of Vietnamese food month, Nearly 200 guests, including Chinese entrepreneurs, representatives of Vietnam Airlines, and Vietnamese businesses operating in China, attended the opening ceremony at the hotel. Two chefs have been invited from Sheraton Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to present the specialties from Vietnam’s three regions, including pho (noodle soup with beef or chicken), nem cuon (fresh spring rolls), bo cuon la lot (beef rolls) and cha gio (spring rolls). The dishes will be available for all of March. Hotel Director Charlie Dang said his hotel planned to keep some Vietnamese dishes on the menu after the event, which is sponsored by Vietnam Airlines’ China office. VNS … [Read more...] about Vietnamese food month kicks off in Beijing
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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?
(Cinet)- The Vietnam Record Organization has made profiles on proposing 15 Vietnamese famous foods for the Asian record in September. Four of 15 special foods are in Hanoi. Out of 57 Asian countries and territories, Vietnam is considered to have a unique and diversified gastronomic culture. Traditional dishes combining modern processes and some secret ingredients create the unique attraction of Vietnamese food. Gastronomy is considered as a significant factor in attracting tourists.This year, the Vietnam Record Organization held activities to raise awareness of Vietnamese specialities and those seeking particular recognition to the ASEAN Record Organization, Asian Record Organization and Guinness World Record Organization. 15 nominees include: Pho, bun cha, cha ca La Vong, bun thang Hanoi (vermicelli and chicken soup), banh da cua Haiphong, com chay Ninh Binh (rice crust), mien luon Nghe An (vermicelli with eel soup), bun bo Hue (vermicelli and beef), mi Quang (noodle), pho kho Gia … [Read more...] about 15 Vietnamese foods proposed for Asian record
Although Vietnamese food and drinks are unique and special, they are not yet world renowned. Journalist Marie Anne Page, who is also president of the “village of chefs”, talked to a VOV reporter in France on the issue. VOV: Could you tell me something about the “village of chefs”? Marie Anne Page: Established in Paris in 2007, the “village of chefs” has provided chefs who work abroad with a platform to share their experiences. It has attracted many famous chefs from all over the world to present the local cuisine from the countries where they work. VOV: VOV’s audience recently heard of a cookery book published by the “village of chefs”, in which some Vietnamese specialities are highlighted. What are the reasons behind publishing this book? Marie Anne Page: The very first thing I do whenever I visit a country is to go into the market and examine the local agricultural products. I think we can learn many things by doing this, not … [Read more...] about Vietnamese food and drinks need more publicity
French sociologist and anthropologist Jean-Pierre Poulain spoke at Hanoi’s l’Espace last Saturday. His presentation focused on Vietnamese identity through the lens of social science and gastronomy. Director of the Centre d’Etudes du Tourisme of the University of Toulouse Le Mirail, Poulain has spent years studying world gastronomy and is the author of a number of books in his field. He won the Grand Prix of l’Academie Nationale de Cuisine for his book Histoire de la Cuisine et les Cuisiniers (The Story of Cuisine and its Cooks) in 1988. He spoke about his impressions of Vietnamese food. * When were you first interested in Vietnamese gastronomy? I began to love Vietnamese food in 1993 during my first trip to Vietnam. I had the chance to taste a variety of local food, and it was delicious. With colleagues from Hue, I was part of a seminar on Vietnamese gastronomy from 1994-97. I directed the writing of a book on gastronomic traditions from Central of Vietnam, … [Read more...] about French sociologist and anthropologist talks about Vietnamese food