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?
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The Hanoitimes - “Banh xeo” is Vietnamese style crepe with whole shrimp, thinly sliced pork and bean sprouts. Like the salad roll, the “banh xeo” is a do-it-yourself dish that involves the messy but delicious process of wrapping the crepe in lettuce with cilantro and basil. Though the filling might fall out on your table, you will be completely lost in the crispy, warm combination of lettuce and crepe, and the attentive staff will happily clean up after you. Different styles of “banh xeo” “Banh xeo” is prepared differently throughout the country. Tourists traveling about in Vietnam are sure to encounter a different recipe, and sometimes even a different name, for “banh xeo” depending on which region and province they are visiting. These are a pale yellow spicey Vietnamese style crepe. one piece on the bottom, and another on top encase what is usually a salad consisting of been sprouts, prawns, boiled pork, taro and carrot. … [Read more...] about A unique “banh xeo” in Vietnam
Brown Flower Ceramic exhibition by Trinh Vu Hieu Exhibition: 22 – 31 Jan 2016 Module 7 83 Xuan Dieu Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi Brown flower ceramic is showcased with strong engravings and soaring coat with Ly-Tran styled brown bone, showing a new line of decorative pottery, attractive and contemporary. As an interior designer and abstract painter, and then becoming an ceramic artist, Trinh Vu Hieu appeared to have a simple career path, no force or constrain, like a funny journey. His debut exhibition on brown ceramics inspired by ancient pottery artifacts from Ly-Tran dynasties is a strong evidence for that. Film Screening “Turn Left, Turn Right” Fri 29 Jan 2016, 7.30 pm Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi Dear film lovers, in the last week before Tet holiday, you are invited to the film screening “Turn Left, Turn Right” directed by Johnnie To, with the participation of Takeshi Kaneshiro and Gigi … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JANUARY 15-30 (DAILY UPDATE)
Chi: Welcome to another segment of VOV24/7’s Food Delight. As usual, we’ll bring you lots of cooking tips and recipes. On today’s show, we have a very special guest, Diep To. This woman is a world traveler who has been to 40 countries. She is also a guest cook who has passionately promoted Vietnamese cuisine to the world.Diep To: My name is Diep To. I was born in Hanoi. I love travelling. I love cooking for people I love and I love to share Vietnamese culture to the world and I love to explore other cultures and food of all different countries. Chi: What kind of food do you like to cook?Diep To: I cook all different kinds of food but my favorite food is Vietnamese food. I learn from my mum, my aunt and I taught myself the food I love that is fresh and good for our body. Chi: I know you have traveled to many countries to promote Vietnamese cuisine. What do you say to foreign friends about Vietnamese cuisine?Diep To: I’m fortunate enough to travel to about 40 … [Read more...] about Banana flower salad by Vietnamese Canadian cook Diep To
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