Coffee Photo by mgift One afternoon in November 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Vy Café on Le Thanh Ton Street in HCMC’s District 1 and had a coffee and a chat with Nguyen Cong Hiep, a former employee of the Canadian consulate. Trudeau was wearing a white shirt and has his sleeves casually rolled up. At the café, he ordered a moka robusta that cost VND30,000 ($1.29) a cup. He was sitting on a small folding chair on the sidewalk with a plastic stool for a table like any regular Saigon coffee drinker. This is a typical way of enjoying coffee at this café. Trudeau’s visit brought the shop huge popularity. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy In November 2016 Britain’s Prince William was spotted in a café very similar to Vy on a sidewalk in Hanoi’s Pho Bac Street during his first trip to Vietnam. He was with pop star Hong Nhung (pink outfit), popular musician Thanh Bui and actor Xuan Bac, who were ambassadors for a … [Read more...] about What is it about casual Vietnamese food experiences that world leaders find irresistible?
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Expat Interest Some very Vietnamese events By Bradley Winterton Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018,17:14 (GMT+7) Some very Vietnamese events By Bradley Winterton Thien An Real event at the Sheraton Hotel on August 19 - PHOTO: BRADLEY WINTERTON HCMC - There is a certain kind of event that seems to be typical of Vietnam. It will typically take place in one of a five-star hotel’s reception rooms, or maybe in an up-market restaurant. Its purpose will be to celebrate and promote the products of a particular company, and maybe there’s nothing particularly Vietnamese in that. But the style in which such events are organized is something I have never experienced anywhere else in the world. The first of these I experienced was organized by Golden Asia Food. It took place in the Hoa Sui Restaurant, in Tan Binh District, on Sunday, August 11, and featured some 300 guests being lavishly entertained. There was a seven or eight-course … [Read more...] about Some very Vietnamese events
1. Pho What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? According to CNN, it's almost impossible to walk a block in any major Vietnamese destination without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, fresh rice noodles, a sprinkling of herbs and chicken or beef, features predominately in the local diet -and understandably so. It's cheap, tasty, and widely available at all hours. 2. Cha ca Hanoians consider cha ca to be so exceptional that there is a street in the capital dedicated to these fried morsels of fish. This namesake alley is home to Cha Ca La Vong, which serves sizzling chunks of fish seasoned with garlic, ginger, turmeric and dill on a hot pan tableside. “Cha Ca La Vong may be the busiest but the service is a bit gruff and the food is overpriced. Instead make your way to Duong Thanh in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district, where you'll find plenty of more affordable but just as … [Read more...] about CNN lists 40 delicious Vietnamese foods
It’s easy to satisfy your stomach when you are traveling in Hanoi, one of the most popular cities in Vietnam for cuisine. Nem chua ran is one of the iconic street food dishes of Hanoi. Just look out for the street vendors stopping at the side of the road or walking on the alleys in Hanoi, you can find many kinds of food. According to the votes of some foreign travel magazines, Hanoi named among top 10 cities that own the most attractive street food in Asia. When visiting Hanoi, you can have a chance to enjoy many kinds of foods, including sweet soup at Dao Duy Tu Street, pho cuon (fresh spring scroll) at Ngu Xa, seafood at Cau Go Street. This culinary diversity creates a fascinating charm to a lot of foreigners. When it comes to street food in Hanoi, you can’t miss nem chua ran (fried fermented pork roll) in Tam Thuong alley, Hang Bong Street. Despite being short, the alley houses nearly ten stores that sell nem chua ran – this snack food makes Tam Thuong … [Read more...] about Nem chua ran – the soul of street food in Hanoi
Typical Vietnamese dishes like “phở” noodle soup, spring rolls, summer rolls, and sandwiches called “banh my” are now available in many restaurants across Russia, including the Ligov restaurant in St Petersburg and Cafe Bo in Moscow. These restaurants have become popular with many Russians. Pho noodle soup at Ligov restaurant Since it opened early this year, Ligov restaurant has been attracting fans of Vietnamese food from all over Russia. The restaurant’s menu includes beef noodle soup, spring rolls, grilled pork and noodles, and northwestern barbecue. Ligov’s executive director Pham Manh Cuong, who has 16 years working in the restaurant business, says he loves his job because it allows him to promote Vietnamese cuisine to his Russian friends. "We had problems in the beginning, but everything has gotten better since the World Cup season began. We get a lot of customers from Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore. Ligov’s … [Read more...] about Vietnamese dishes favored in Russia