East meet West

Áo Dài’s Timeless Beauty

If you travel on a Vietnam Airlines flight, you’ll most likely see female flight attendants dressed in...

Travel Around the World Through Traditional Medicine with Debby Nguyễn

At the beginning of 2020, 19-year-old Debby Nguyễn was looking for ingredients to make spring rolls in an...

How Celebrating Tết Connects Vietnamese to Their Roots

Combine Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Day into one mega-holiday, and you have Tết, the Vietnamese celebration of the Lunar New Year. While the main event is marked by a four-day national...

These Beautiful Pastry Boxes Will Sweeten Your Lunar New Year

January is ending soon, but to those in the Asian diaspora who celebrate Lunar New Year, the festive mood has just begun. Known by many names, Tết in Vietnam, Chunjie in China, Solnal...

Tidy House, Tidy Mind

How to keep the house neat and tidy? This question is asked for a simple reason. Everybody has to clean their home. Cleaning and organizing things gives people a feeling of control...

You’re Be Pleasantly Surprised with Fast Food in Vietnam

Bin is a nine-year-old boy living in Saigon. Like other kids, he is excited about his coming birthday, when he will be showered with presents and play with his friends with limited parental...

How the Vietnamese Diaspora Keeps the Phở Spirit Alive

For more than 20 years, Tuấn Võ arrives at his restaurant at 8 a.m. and gets everything ready before the first guest comes at around 11 a.m. When service ends and all...

Culinary Frank: “There Are No Boundaries Between Cuisines”

You’re in bed at 10 PM, watching a knife mincing garlic and slicing pork while listening to the echo of the metallic blade hitting the wooden board. A moment later, the meat glistens...

A Look into Vietnamese Restaurants in Ontario During COVID-19

In the near future, your neighbourhood's favourite Vietnamese restaurants may look different, with two-meter markers on the floor and hand sanitizer prominent on the table next to the condiment set. The dining room...

The Reign of Bubble Tea

Bubble tea is a favourite libation of young people. Whether in Vietnam, where temperatures can reach 40°C, or Canada, where it can be -10°C in winter, customers wait in long lines for...

Learning Or Appropriating?

Pho pizza, banana curry pizza, ramen burger, pho burritos, and bulgogi beef burritos are just a few of the bizarre combinations that have surprised customers and created numerous arguments about cultural appropriation...

Portrait of a Teacher

“Tôn sư trọng đạo.” The English equivalent is “Be deferential to the teacher and respect their morals.” The respectful attitude towards teachers comes from the studious Vietnamese spirit and the morality, "Uống nước...

An East-Meets-West Wedding

These days, numerous western-born or Vietnamese-born brides and grooms keep family traditions and values when celebrating their weddings. Whether they marry a Vietnamese or non-Vietnamese, they often fuse western-style themes with Vietnamese...

White Salt Shoulder Poles on Beach Sand

Vietnam, with long rivers and broad beaches, attracts the local and global tourists thanks to not only the magnificent landscape but also ancient cultural and traditional values. As a country of rich...

Where Quintessence Collides

If you are a fan of Guong Mat Than Quen 2013, you will never forget the American speaking and singing Vietnamese songs fluently. Kyo York also has a profound understanding of Vietnamese...

Canada’s First Park Named Saigon

As we come together to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday on July 1st, it’s time to go back through history to understand what makes up this country called Canada, especially how it has recognized the...

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