Last week, Viet Nam News asked our readers how Ha Noi should be branded. The following are some of your opinions. Rodney Todd, British, UK In the short term, I would brand Ha Noi as a city of warmth, with open friendly people. Perhaps I have been lucky but as I leave after my first visit here, these are the thoughts I will take away. Branding a city is a delicate, sophisticated business simply because of the range and age of people you are reaching out to. And Ha Noi is a developing city with, I am sure, short-term and long-term goals. You Asked, published every Tuesday, gives you the opportunity to ask all the questions a visitor to Viet Nam or an expatriate living here long-term might have. Your Say, published on Fridays, enables you to express your opinions about a topic or issue raised by the Editor. Next week: An increasing number of Vietnamese children and teenagers are being diagnosed with mental disorders. Nearly 1,000 children with mental illnesses are admitted to the HCM … [Read more...] about What do you associate with the name Ha Noi?
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No open display of food. All food vendors to undergo training in food safety and be certified as being in good health by hospitals. All food to be served using gloves. All ingredients used in making food to have valid documentation of origin like purchase invoices. These are just a few stipulations contained in a Ministry of Health circular on street food that takes effect in less than two days (January 20) as part of efforts to promote food safety and hygiene on streets nationwide. But there is no sign that any of these measures will be taken by street food sellers. In fact, most people, including experts and officials, say the stringent regulations are highly impractical from an enforcement standpoint and unfair on poor people trying to eke out a living. Circular 30 defines street food trading as ready-to-serve foods and beverages sold by hawkers in pushcarts or stalls at public places. Apart from Circular 30, the government also issued a decree last month to handle violations in … [Read more...] about New street food rules bound to fail
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
(VOVworld) - In Vietnam, the custom of chewing betel dated back to the reign of the Hung Kings. It is associated with the "Legend of Betel and Areca" about a wife's faithfulness to her husband and the love between two siblings. They are a symbol of love, brotherhood, family, and happiness.History of chewing betel "The customs of chewing betel and areca nuts is connected to the ancient legend of betel and areca. Betel leaves and areca nuts are an indispensable part of the betrothal gifts of an engagement or wedding ceremony. The mixture of an areca leaf, betel bark, and hydrated lime makes the lips of those who eat it rosy." A betel kitA betel quid consists of four materials: a wedge of areca nut which has a sweet taste, a betel leaf that offers a spicy taste, a piece of bark of a special tree which gives a bitter taste, and a little lime paste offering a hot taste. All of them are chewed together, providing a delicious taste with red juice and freshness. The tall areca tree … [Read more...] about Vietnamese people’s betel chewing custom and its existence in today’s modern society
Editor’s note: Pham Thi Bien Thuy shares her expectation of building a strong brand for Vietnamese rice on the global market in her submission to the “Ky Vong Viet Nam 20 Nam Toi” (“My Expectations for Vietnam in 20 Years”) writing contest. >> An audio version of the story is available here Even though I was born and grew up in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, I was fortunate enough to be able to study in the UK. I still remember very clearly that, when taking me to the airport, my father told me: “Dad and mom will try to work hard for you to pursue your education, and we only hope you can become a talented and kind person who will return to contribute to the country, where most people are still poor.” I am now a British resident with a stable job outside my home country. But I will never forget the hope of my parents, which is also mine. I set up a company … [Read more...] about Vietnamese rice known around the world in 2035