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Vietnamese Coffee the Origin

Vietnamese Coffee the Origin

During the Indochina war, French brought coffee into Vietnam first for their own use. Then coffee was widely introduced to the country and grown in big scale in the Center Highlands of Vietnam. Now Vietnam is proud to be the second largest coffee exporter in the world.


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Shrimp Paste The Love- Hate Vietnamese Sauce

Shrimp Paste The Love- Hate Vietnamese Sauce

Shrimp paste is one of the dipping sauce in Vietnamese cuisine culture that will raise many questions as well as eye bows. It is the sauce that you can tell its strong smell from miles away. But it is also the dipping sauce that make many Vietnamese dishes exceptionally tasty. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that this sauce has a lot of characters.


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Hanoi Bia Hoi the Pros and Cons

Hanoi Bia Hoi the Pros and Cons

Vietnam has become the biggest beer consumer in Southeast Asia with consumption increasing to over 3,4 billion liters in 2015. Hanoi is awash with bia hois. Choosing the best one is like trying to choose your favorite child; you think they’re all equal, until one day, one of them invents time travel. Here are opinions from bia hoi lovers I know about the pros and cons of Hanoi bia hoi


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Story of the most famous Egg Coffee in Hanoi

Story of the most famous Egg Coffee in Hanoi

Following Europeans who lived in big cities in Vietnam, the local tea people slowly adopted coffee with regional variations. But due to limitations on the fresh milk, as dairy farming was still in its infancy, the French and middle-class Vietnamese used sweetened condensed milk with dark roast coffee from drip filter.


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Vietnam Modern Art

Vietnam Modern Art

During the Indochina War and the Vietnam War, artists in Vietnam had only one mission: to cheer up the war and to express the symbol of heroic Vietnamese. After the "Opening Time" Vietnamese artists are allowed to have a lot more freedom in creating both in methods and contents of their art. Here is a brief introduction of Vietnam modern art after the "Doi Moi".


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Cafe Streets of Hanoi

Cafe Streets of Hanoi

Vietnam is proud for its being the second largest coffee exporter in the world. And Hanoi is sure to have its own coffee culture where you can obviously witness by the many cafe streets of Hanoi. Here are a few cafe streets that you have to try out if you are in love with this special drink.


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New Year Rituals in Vietnam

New Year Rituals in Vietnam

Vietnam celebrate new year 2 times a year! The Western new year and the traditional Tet. Tet is the biggest festive time of the year and all Vietnamese, no matter what they do where they stay, come back home for a family reunion. There are many interesting rituals that are practiced during the Vietnam New Year.


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Dried Beef with Green Papaya Salad

Dried Beef with Green Papaya Salad

Locating on Ho Hoan Kiem street, north of Hoan Kiem Lake, the Dried Beef with Green Papaya Salad outlet makes the Hanoi’s shortest street always crowded with locals and tourists. Groups of young students and families seem comfortably sit on plastic stools on sidewalks, and enjoy a fresh salad on small plastic plates. The dish must be so good that they don’t mind motorbikes and cars passing by their tables.


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Banh Khuc

Banh Khuc

Banh Khuc or Khuc Cake, one of Vietnam’s most traditional cake, is a steamed cake made of glutinous rice mixed with brayed cubweed leaves, filled with mung bean paste, pork, black peppers, and sprinkled with grains of cooked sticky rice. Banh is glutinous rice cake (with mung bean and pork), Khuc is the brayed cubweed leaves. And it is very delicious!


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Bun Cha

Bun Cha

Bun Cha is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and rice noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi. Bun Cha comprises of two main simple parts, Bun (white rice noodles) and Cha (grilled fatty pork and meatballs). The dish is always served with dipping sauce, which is made of mixed fish sauce, pickled carrot and green papaya. It is also come with a side dish of herbs, and Nem Cua Be (crab spring rolls).


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