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Should try to eat tofu rice vermicelli with fermented shrimp pastewith shrimp sauce (bun dau) or not ?

Bun dau with shrimp sauce is a popular standing dish in the North of Viet Nam, which is really suitable to eat in each season and especially; in the heat of summer, it will be so awesome when trying crispy tofu with vermicelli. ? To make this dish, the innkeeper has to prepare at least 3 […]

The word “Nem” in Vietnamese culinary culture

Referring to Nem, it will probably bring about the phenomenon: “nine people ten comments” because each region has each food with the same name: “Nem”  It is hard to find a “standard” definition for Nem, because Nem in Vietnamese cuisine is a very “vague” noun that can be used to refer to some dishes in […]

THE CRUEL FATE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IN VIET NAM

?The Statue of Liberty was designed by a French architect and was donated to America by the French government. At that time, they made two statues: a big size for America and a small size for Viet Nam, which was made by gray bronze. The statue version for America, the 46 meters of height, was […]

EXPLORING THE COFFEE SHOP MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF RECYCLES IN HANOI OLD QUARTERS

?Located in the small alley of Hang Tre Street, Hidden Gem makes an impression for visitors by beautiful but unique space. The furniture in the restaurant is nearly 100% created by taking advantage of discarded products, from tires, bottles, old sofa sets, paint buckets or parts of a tractor. ?Mr.Nguyen Van Tho, the owner, reveals […]

“Roman Amphitheatre” in the middle of Hanoi capital

? In Hang Dau street, one of the most impressive places is an ancient water tower in the middle of the roundabout, with the history more than a hundred years. That looks like “ Roman Amphitheatre ” in Italy. ?This water tower was constructed in 1894, before the Long Bien Bridge and located in the roundabout, […]

Hell Market

?On 19th December, 1946 Ho Chi Minh called for national resistance. And thousands of bravery soldiers and Hanoian sacrificed for peace were brought and buried in the common grave here. After 1954, this area was renamed as “Grave of Martyr and People died in National Resistance Day”. In 1981, the city officials excavated and transferred […]

Both the Long Bien Bridge and the Eiffel Tower in Paris have the same architect.

? The project in constructing Long Bien bridge was accepted by the governor of IndoChina on June 6, 1897. After that, The bidding was held and there were six big construction companies from Paris took part in. Each of them had to have two projects that called project A and B in turn. Finally, The assembly […]

WEST LAKE ONCE USED TO BE A GRAVEYARD?

Previously, West Lake was a truncated branch of Red river with the width is less than 560 hectares and it can contain up to 8 million cubic meters of water. Around West Lake are dozens of ancient villages, fields, gardens on the edge of the lake and also dozens of graveyards, to bury the people […]