Culture

Vietnam’s Unique Contribution to the Global Pantry

Two main cultural forces influenced the development of Vietnamese cuisine over history. Centuries of Chinese occupation brought in noodles, roast meats and steamed buns, among others. Decades of French colonialization led to...

How To Enjoy Vietnamese Meals With Grace And Confidence

Learning table manners is the first lesson for many Vietnamese children. The country’s standard for consuming food with grace is one of the basic principles for human development. As...

Exploring The Famous Centuries-Old Bat Trang Ceramic Village

“Nga Son straw-mat, Bat Trang potteryNam Dinh fabric, Ha Dong silk.”(Literal Translation) Bat Trang Ceramic Village is located on the outskirts of Hanoi, part of Gia Lam District,...

Tracing The Hundred-year-tradition Of Making Incense In Quảng Phú Cầu

Incense is the object used in religious activities. In Vietnamese religious culture, the lingering incense smoke is considered a fanciful path connecting to the spiritual realm. The custom of burning incense has...

Follow These Steps For The Best Phở Experience

Every bowl of phở offers a multisensory experience. Aromatic spices perfume the savoury complex broth, while tender meat and soft noodle contrast with crunchy fresh herbs and vegetables. If you’re a newbie...

The Regional Characteristics Of Vietnamese Cuisine That Fascinate International Diners

The North – Mild and lingering The mild, pleasant, and slightly vinegary taste has become a hallmark of the Northern cuisine. Notable dishes that represent the quintessence of said...

The Mysterious Story Behind Da Co Hoai Lang

“Oh my husbandWith your sword, you went to answer the king’s callI wait restlessly for news of youStay up all nightI wait for news of youAll my being hurts...”

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...

Top 6 Types of Vietnamese Sticky Rice for Foodies on the Trip to Vietnam

The Origins of Xôi Xôi (sticky rice) is an umbrella term that encompasses all Vietnamese dishes with glutinous rice (or sticky rice) as the base. According to Professor Nguyễn...

Street coffee – A fine drinking culture of Vietnam

Each country has its own morning ritual. However, sipping a cup of coffee is generally a worldwide practice at the beginning of the day. In that way, coffee has become a global...

The Quintessence Of Quang’s Cuisine

Quang Nam is a popular tourist destination of Vietnam with many famous and notable landmarks such as Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, Cham Islands, or the Tam Thanh Mural Village. In addition...

Romantic Whispers

Although 2020 is a challenging year for all of us, don’t uninstall it...

Chuong Village’s Non La: The Dedication of Artisans

It is not clear when non la (Vietnamese conical leaf hats) became associated with Vietnam as a cultural characteristic of this country. When talking about Vietnam, the images of tender women in...

Learning Vietnamese Culture Through Soundbites

So far this year, Hoàng Thùy Linh, Hòa Minzy and Chi Pu have released their latest songs, all of which adopted a historical setting in Vietnam. Chi Pu’s Cung Đàn Vỡ Đôi (Broken...

ROM to Reopen on July 11 and What to Expect

After months of closure due to COVID-19, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will open its doors to welcome visitors in a safe and pleasant environment. Some special exhibitions and additional spaces will open...

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...

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