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An Introduction to Canada’s Liquid Gold

In 2019, Icewine accounted for only 13 per cent of Canada’s export volume but a whopping 58 per cent of its value, according to Wine Growers Canada. Coined as Canadian “liquid gold,” its...

Áo Dài’s Timeless Beauty

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

How Japanese Kintsugi Brings Beauty to Flawed Items, Including Ourselves

In Japanese, "kintsugi" (金継ぎ) means "golden joinery." It is an art form that mends broken items by soldering fragments together using precious metals such as gold. The birth of...

What Dishes to Prepare for the Vietnamese Mid-year Festival?

Having lasted for generations, Tết Đoan Ngọ (Mid-year Festival) is a part of Vietnamese culture, which is no less important than the Lunar New Year. As being passed by the ancestors, the...

Bài Chòi – The Attraction of a Cultural Heritage

During Tet or other holidays, while the Northern Vietnamese are fascinated with quan họ folk songs’ melodies, and Southerners are enjoying đờn ca tài tử (a musical art with both scholarly and folk...

How Many of These Canadian Slangs Do You Know?

Even though English and French are Canada’s official languages, a myriad of slangs completes the country’s vocabulary. While some words are known across Canada, some are unique to a certain province or...

Eating Bánh Xèo (Sizzling Crepe) is a Multisensory Experience

There are few Vietnamese dishes that can evoke as many of our senses as bánh xèo (sizzling cake or sizzling crepe), a bright yellow crepe stuffed with an explosion of protein goodness,...

A Primer to Vietnamese Coffee

Coffee was deeply ingrained in the Vietnamese culture after its introduction to the country by French missionaries in 1857. “To get coffee” in Vietnam is “to talk” or “to discuss”. Once an expensive...

The quest to find Vietnam’s Silk Queen Lanh My A

Back in the 50s of the last century, there would be no one throughout Six Provinces of Southern Vietnam that had not known about Lanh My A - the famous fabric of Tan...

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...

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...

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