Kicker: Nhót vegetables can be savoured as a side dish with rice cakes, Nghệ An stuffed pancakes and vermicelli with shrimp paste. — VNS photos

Salt field shrub a Nghệ An specialty

NGHỆ AN  — About 250km from Hà Nội, Quỳnh Bảng Commune in the central province of Nghệ An is home to a tasty surprise ahead. 

Nom, nom, Vietnam - Episode 18: Young sticky rice flakes

Nom, nom, Vietnam – Episode 18: Young sticky rice flakes

There’s been a drop in temperature the past few days, and that means autumn is here. But did you know this is also the time of desserts made from rice? It may be just a nice snack or a gift to give for special occasions, but there sure is a lot of hard work and effort put in to bring this tasty treat to your table.

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Street foods test positive for carcinogens

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s Food Hygiene and Safety Control Department has recently inspected 50 street food restaurants and taken food samples for testing, reported online newspaper

Nha Trang Beach in Khanh Hoa Province. Tourism and economic growth help boost the hotel transaction market in Viet Nam in 2019. — Photo

Tourism to boost hotel real estate segment in Viet Nam

Viet Nam’s growing tourism industry and thriving economy have drawn interest in the country’s hotel and resort market from investors across the region, making Viet Nam one of the most talked about markets in Asia Pacific.

Rural consumers are buying more milk.— Photo

As rural residents drink more milk, the dairy market grows

Nguyen Thi Duyen, 35, from the rural commune of Duc Thuong in Ha Noi, spends an extra VND500,000(US$21.5) on milk after her 11 year-old son was said to be “shorter than others” in his class.

Ola Nguyễn will headline the “Polish Gastronomy Week” taking place from November 8-15 at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. — Photo courtesy of SMH

MasterChef champion headlines ‘Polish Gastronomy Week’

HÀ NỘI — Winner of MasterChef Poland 2018, Ola Nguyễn, will showcase popular dishes from the central European country during the “Polish Gastronomy Week”. The event, organised by Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Hà Nội, will take place from November 8-15 at the rich-history hotel.

Kicker: A plate of tasty củ hũ dừa salad, the quintessence of Bến Tre. — Photo heart of Bến Tre

Củ hũ dừa salad, the heart of Bến Tre

Gỏi củ hũ dừa (coconut core) salad is a specialty of Bến Tre, the home of coconuts in Việt Nam.
Củ hũ dừa can be found in the tops of the trees, hidden inside the branches.

DIG IN: The medium-well done beef steak is the speciality of the restaurant.

A bite of traditional beef steak is like coming home

When I run out of ideas for something new for lunch, I always start to crave bit tet (Vietnamese style beef steak) on the famously crowded Hàng Bài Street in Hà Nội.

This is the first time Viet Nam has officially exported organic cocoa to the choosy Japanese market. — Photo

First batch of Vietnamese organic cocoa exported to Japan

HÀ NỘI — A batch of Vietnamese organic cocoa powder has been shipped to Japan and will be sold in Okinawa and Hamamatsu prefectures.

Vinamilk paper bottles. In the third quarter alone, Vinamilk posted a 4 per cent annual increase in its net revenue, which was more than VND14.3 trillion. — Photo

Vinamilk Q3 profit meets 80 per cent of yearly target

The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company, one of the country’s leading dairy producer, has reported its nine-month net profit hit 80 per cent of the year’s target.

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