Grilled chicken flies to the table in Da Lat eatery

There are some weird things to see and chicken delivery is one of them at this restaurant…the restaurant is huge seating 600 diners. We dare to imagine that the cable is firmly anchored and staff not afraid to fly 🤣 Watch the 10 secs video … 👀 Any one dare to comment on the food and the restaurant ambiance … drop us an email

Grilled chicken flies to the table in Da Lat eatery
A staff of a restaurant on Trieu Viet Vuong Street in Da Lat lands on a wooden platform after using a long zipline to deliver the grilled chicken to diners. Photo by VnExpress/Tra MyGrilled chicken standing upright fly to the table via a zipline in a spacious Da Lat restaurant. Videos of this service have gone viral, garnering publicity for the new eatery.

The restaurant, which opened last month on Trieu Viet Vuong Street in the Central Highlands resort town, covers an area of 2,000 square meters and is capable of serving 600 people at a time, both indoors and outdoors.

For patrons sitting outside, the food, especially grilled chicken, is delivered via a 45-meter-long zipline which has a maximum height of 4.5 meters and a wooden platform for staff to land safely.

Tra My, a local resident, visited the restaurant on April 20 and saw the zipline being used to deliver “flying chickens” to diners. She watched the performance twice and found it very interesting.

“In Da Lat, there are many restaurants with a variety of dishes, but the idea of delivering grilled chicken by zipline is new and will surely attract young people like me,” My said.

A full grilled chicken served with butter bread costs around VND290,000 ($12.63). Diners can also order hotpot and green vegetables.

Tran Thi Minh Ngoc, 33, the owner, said she was surprised at the popularity the restaurant has achieved because of a video showing her staff using the zipline to deliver the grilled chicken went viral on social media.

The video, which has attracted more than 25,000 views on Facebook, also elicited laughter as the chicken “jumps” off the plate on to the floor as the waiter lands.

A video shows a staff uses the zipline to deliver the grilled chicken but elicited laughter as the chicken “jumps” off the plate on to the floor as he lands on a wooden platform. Video courtesy of Tra My

“On the first opening day, my employee accidentally let the chicken fall off the plate when using the zipline, but everyone was happy and laughed. The restaurant will train staff to avoid similar situations in the future,” Ngoc said.

Ngoc said the idea of delivering food by zipline was an innovation she thought would cheer diners and make them smile.

By Lan Huong for E.VnExpress.net

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For #adventurers, #nature lovers and # Photographers … Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park #Vietnam #Unesco #Biosphere

Vietnam offers you unimaginable sights due to its unique geographical location. Imagine everything you can see and immortalize on film, in your cloud or simply in your memory … MSIV ❤️

The Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan Province, recently recognized as a world biosphere reserve, retains a lot of its fresh, unspoilt nature.

The park in Ninh Hai District has over 20,000 hectares of thick forests and is considered Ninh Thuan Province’s green lung and a priority area for nature conservation in Vietnam.

Last year, UNESCO recognized the park as a global biosphere reserve. 

Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park

Normal tourism services have not yet developed inside the park, so trekking through the primeval forests is a more authentic experience in the wild.

Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park

Situated at a height of 1,000 meters above sea level, the biosphere reserve is home to 765 animal species, with 46 on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, including the red-shanked douc langurs.

Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park

A rock park in Thai An Village, covers an area of two hectares. First noticed by travelers in 2014, it remains a pleasant discovery for visitors who get here. 

Given the park’s proximity to the coast, visitors need to register their entry with the ranger station there. 

Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park

A family of the Cham ethnic minority herd sheep near the park. 

Ninh Thuan Province is known to have the driest weather in the country, with a short monsoon season between September and November. This weather makes it a good place for sheep farming.

Brought to Vietnam by the French over 100 years ago, sheep farming has thrived in the province with a head count estimated at 100,000, primarily in Ninh Phuoc, Bac Ai and Thuan Bac districts. 

Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park

Nui Chua also boasts the largest coastal coral reef in Vietnam with over 350 species and hundreds of marine creatures. 

Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park

Another spectacular landscape on offer adjacent to the park is that of Rai Cave, a combination of ancient rock formations, stacked atop each other to create countless small caves. The place gets its name because it is home to several species of otters (rai). 

This is a great place to camp overnight and watch the sun rise over an unusually beautiful landscape. 

Get refreshed at Nui Chua National Park

The park overlooks Vinh Hy Bay, home to old fishing villages where residents make a living off seafood, with a new vocation that has emerged in recent years – homestay services.

An other Great article By Tam Anh for E.VnExpress.net


The 3 in 1 Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam https://vietnam.vnanet.vn/english/long-form/nui-chua-–-a-new-biosphere-reserve-290345.html

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Vietnam’s food map created from dishes of 63 localities / Lần đầu Việt Nam có mô hình bản đồ ẩm thực “khổng lồ” đặc sản 63 tỉnh thành

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A national record has been set for the creation of the first food map of Vietnam made from typical dishes of all the 63 localities across the country. See below the article in Vietnamese

The 20-metre map was created with dishes prepared by 50 contestants of the competition’s various editions and chefs in all regions of Vietnam.

This map model introduces typical dishes, promoting Vietnamese3 culinary values to international friends.

Among others are Ca Mau left-sided braised fish, and Kien Giang herring salad, Binh Thuan stocked hot pot, Da Lat artichoke stewed pork leg, Thanh Hoa shrimp paste, Ninh Thuan mountain goat, Ha Nam roll cake, and Nam Dinh beef noodle soup./.

The record was announced during a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 27, together with an award ceremony for ‘The Future Chef 2022’ contest.

Photo from https://vnanet.vn/en/

The Future Chef competition is held annually over the past decade.

Assoc. Prof., Dr Vo Ngoc Thuy, Rector of Hoa Sen University, one of the organisers, said the contest offers chances to seek and train professional chefs for the development of Vietnamese cuisine.

As many as 21 teams made it to the final of this year’s edition, with a team from the south-western region winning the first prize. Groups from the Central Highlands and the north-eastern coastal region bagged the second and third ones, respectively./.

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(Dân trí) – Sự kiện chế biến và tạo mô hình bản đồ ẩm thực 63 tỉnh thành Việt Nam đầu tiên được xác lập kỷ lục, qua đó góp phần quảng bá hình ảnh du lịch ẩm thực quốc gia đến du khách nước ngoài.

Mới đây, sự kiện chế biến 63 món ăn đặc trưng của 63 tỉnh thành và tạo mô hình bản đồ ẩm thực Việt Nam trong khuôn khổ của cuộc thi The Future Chef Contest mùa 10 – Trường Đại học Hoa Sen tổ chức đã được công nhận xác lập Kỷ lục Việt Nam. Đây cũng là lần đầu tiên, một cuộc thi về ẩm thực của sinh viên lập kỷ lục quốc gia.

Mô hình bản đồ ẩm thực Việt Nam dài hơn 20 mét được thực hiện bởi hơn 50 đầu bếp là thí sinh, cựu thí sinh của cuộc thi The Future Chef Contest các mùa cùng các đầu bếp đến từ ba miền Bắc, Trung, Nam và đầu bếp thuộc các nhà hàng trong khu vực TPHCM. Từ đó, giới thiệu các món ăn tiêu biểu, đặc sắc của 63 tỉnh thành trên cả nước và quảng bá các giá trị ẩm thực nước nhà đến bạn bè quốc tế.

Có mặt tại buổi xác lập kỷ lục, ông Chiêm Thành Long, Phó Giám đốc Trung tâm nghiên cứu, bảo tồn và phát triển ẩm thực Việt Nam cho biết, phát triển ẩm thực trong du lịch là điều rất quan trọng. Khi du khách thưởng thức một món ngon, như đến Lạng Sơn ăn lợn quay lá mắc mật, đến Lạng Sơn ăn phở chua… họ sẽ nhớ đến vùng miền tạo ra món ăn đó lâu hơn và tự nhiên sẽ hiểu rằng, vùng miền, địa danh đó đã từng đi đến.

Ông Long nhận định, chỉ phát triển các món ngon là chưa đủ mà cần cả duy trì, bảo tồn, phát triển truyền thống ẩm thực của Việt Nam để tạo cho các khách du lịch sự tò mò để tìm hiểu, khám phá, bởi mỗi vùng miền đều có sự đa dạng, phong phú chứ không chỉ dừng lại ở một vài món ăn.

Photo from https://vnanet.vn/en/

TPHCM là một địa phương rất đặc biệt, giống như một Việt Nam thu nhỏ, vì có đa dạng người dân các vùng miền sinh sống. Từ những món ăn của vùng miền lại được sáng tạo, đổi mới hơn so với phiên bản gốc, nên nền ẩm thực rất phong phú.

Ông Long cho rằng, để bảo tồn và phát triển ẩm thực Việt cần có sự tham gia của cả Nhà nước và các doanh nghiệp, vì nếu chỉ riêng đầu bếp hoặc doanh nghiệp nhỏ lẻ thì không thể đủ nguồn lực để quảng bá, giới thiệu.

“Nếu chúng ta đi kỹ các vùng miền Việt Nam sẽ thấy sự khám phá trong đó. Ở đây mới chỉ giới thiệu mỗi vùng miền một món, nhưng sẽ có những nơi có 5-10 món đặc sản. Đó là chưa kể những món ăn chơi, ăn phụ.

Do đó, chúng tôi coi đây chỉ là bước khởi đầu, là chất xúc tác để cho nhiều người biết đến và cùng phát triển ẩm thực Việt” – ông Long nói.

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Must See in Vietnam: A Soccer Match (Football) @ Thống Nhất Stadium in HCMC

Thank you Enda Stankard, managing Director and Jennifer Vang, client Director of SIV (Significant Investor Visa) of MA Financial, for the nice Cap & T-shirt

VGlobal Partners (https://VGlobalPartners.com) was invited by Enda Stankard, managing Director of SIV (Significant Investor Visa) of MA Financial, an ASX-listed financial services firm specializing in asset management, lending, corporate advisory and equities (https://mafinancial.com/about/ ). Ma Financial is an official sponsor of the Sydney (Australia )Football Team. We were lucky to attend the match between Sydney and Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Vietnam Team @ the Thống Nhất Stadium in HCMC.

Great Ambiance with HOGL Fans !

Thống Nhất Stadium Let’s talk a bit about the stadium … Thong Nhat Stadium (“Reunification Stadium”) is a universal stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is currently mainly used for football matches: it is the home stadium of Xuan Thanh Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City F.C.. It has a capacity of 25,000 spectators. Prior to 1975, the stadium was named Cộng Hòa Stadium. The site had witnessed a number of major sporting events including a crowd of over 30,000 for the playoff soccer match between South Vietnam and South Korea ahead of the 1964 Summer Olympics.


Thống Nhất Stadium … built for Football Games as per Australian Standards

Sydney Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in Sydney, New South Wales. It competes in the country’s premier men’s competition, A-League Men, under licence from Australian Professional Leagues (APL). The club was founded in 2004 and entered the A-League as one of the eight original teams for the inaugural 2005–06 season.

Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Football Club, simply known as Hoàng Anh Gia Lai and commonly known as HAGL, is a Vietnamese professional football club based in Pleiku, Gia Lai. Owned by Đoàn Nguyên Đức, a prominent Vietnamese businessman and founder of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, They play in the top division in Vietnamese soccer. https://haglfc.vn

Before the Game The stadium is located in District 10 … The traffic becomes very dense as we approach the stadium… and we know that we are in sight of the ticket machines… not the resellers… because the matches of the day are free… yes free! We have good places and we take pictures and film the places. The atmosphere is calm and the players of both teams train. Security is omnipresent to kindly remind us to wear our masks. By the way, alcohol consumption is not tolerated in the stadium. We can already hear the drums beating and the crowd cheering for their team… Imagine during the match!

Seated behind Sydney FC Dugout

Presentation of the officials … draw for control of the ball at the start … the match begins and the crowd will not stop encouraging its team with the sound of thundering drums, cries of encouragement and the wave well orchestrated by the 11,600 spectators! What an atmosphere!

Sydney will control the ball for the first inning

and the goal … In the 39th minute HAGL opened the score after a great bit of play. Nguyen Cong Phuong played a long ball to Nguyen Minh Vuong and he passed it to Nguyen Van Toan, who backheeled it back to Vuong. The midfielder crossed into the box and found Washington Brandao, who volleyed it into the top corner beating goalkeeper Tom Heward-Belle.

Imagine the cheering crowd and the dancing steps of Washington Brandao !
What a Goal !

During the break… the crowd calmed down and the festive atmosphere returned after half-time… and the drums continued to resonate until the victory of the local favorites!

HAGL 1 – Sydney 0

What we retained from this match is the electric, energetic, festive and orderly atmosphere of the supporters. A victory for his team starts the week and the month well.

Insights : Entrance through the FC café gives you direct access to the stadium without queuing through the official entrances. Security guards inspect the bags… not the coolers 🙂 . Security is cordial and tolerant and reminds you to wear your mask. Opposite the FC café there is a good restaurant specializing in goat food where you can drink a beer and watch the matches.

This was one of the greatest moment of the event … The Players walking across the stadium for thanking the support of their fans !
Must See in Vietnam at @ Thống Nhất Stadium in HCMC. Thank you Enda Stankard, managing Director and Jennifer Vang, client Direcor of SIV (Significant Investor Visa) of MA Financial, for the nice Cap & T-shirt

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Did you know ? A Japanese city puts Vietnam beef noodle soup on school menu !!! This is Amazing !

It is not in our habits to publish this type of article. We do it because it is a national dish of Vietnam that has been featured and served to students in a Japanese city for a week…you know the rest, several families from this municipality will eventually visit Vietnam and our restaurants will benefit!

The Japanese city of Saijo served school students Hue-style beef noodle soup for lunch this week as part of efforts to deepen their understanding of Vietnam.

Bun bo Hue appeared on the menu at 35 elementary and junior high schools in the city in Ehime prefecture on April 26, Japanese newspaper NHK reported.

City mayor Toshihisa Tamai visited an elementary school on Tuesday and spoke to the students about Hue, which established friendly relations with Saito in 2018.

Around 500 children at the school chose the Vietnamese dish for lunch, Yahoo News reported.

“I find this dish very tasty though a bit spicy,” a girl told an interviewer after the meal.

A college student was delighted after enjoying Hue beef noodle soup for the first time – Photo: Ehime Asahi Television

Bun bo Hue is a specialty of Hue, a former citadel in central Vietnam, where it was invented. The broth requires both pig and beef bones to be boiled with a generous dose of lemongrass, sugar, annatto, and shrimp paste. Vendors then add various ingredients like sliced brisket, crab balls and pork pie. Adventurous eaters can also add cubed pig’s blood for even more flavor.

Although Bun Bo Hue has followed people to all regions of the country over the years, it still retains the most idyllic, traditional, ancient and hue characteristics.

When served, the dish is garnished with a tangle of vegetables like lime, scallions, cilantro, banana blossoms, mint, basil, and Vietnamese coriander.

Toshihisa said the idea of serving the noodle soup was to pique students’ interest in Hue and deepen their understanding of Vietnamese culture and cuisine.

Saijo and Hue, a former citadel in central Vietnam, have had cultural and educational exchanges in the last four years.

In 2016 late American chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality Anthony Michael Bourdain called Hue-style beef noodle soup “the greatest soup in the world.”

Many Japanese students love this taste

– “My school has a Korean teacher who is always present at the beef noodle shop by the school gate. I don’t know if I should invite him to other Vietnamese dishes?”.
– “Vietnamese food is both cheap and of good quality. Eating beef noodle soup is also easy on the stomach.”
In it, a Japanese student described Hue beef with noodles as soft and tasty as udon noodles, save for the orange broth and “tastes very different from Japanese food”.
Source: NHK
SAIJO Location in Japan
Speechless !

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Must See in Vietnam / The start up in photos … at the early stage of the pandemic

Seeing is simply seeing without knowing about what is being seen. Follow us to know more about Vietnamese dishes, culture and more.

By popular demand, we are publishing excerpts from our first reports … in live streams or in publication. Thank you to all our readers for reading and encouraging us to entertain you by posting what we believe must be seen in Vietnam.

Must See in Vietnam first report ever @
Kim Thao Restaurant earring baby duck eggs …
… Then we became addicted : 104 Xuân Thủy, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
Nguyen became MiKi Chef … shopping at Vin Com Supermarket in Masteri Compound …
Nguyen birthday Party December et 23rd 2020 … Where is MiKi Chef ?
An Interesting way of eating French fries … in a butter & sugar dip ! You read well a dip in butter & sugar 😋😆 this was our first viral video !
No so long … we were shooting ( Photos ) @ Ong Pa restaurant … Hey MiKi did we publish this pics ?
MiMi … acting as a guardian at the main Masteri Entrance … where you working for real ? 😜
Serious business now … rumours of lock down at the early stage of the first wave … I think MiKi was shopping for Beers 🍻 and MiMi for Toilet Papers 🧻
Which pics was taken in December 2021 ?

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Must See In Vietnam visit @ Hoa Vien, the first Craft Brewery in Vietnam

It was a great Idea to pick Hoa Vien Craft Brewery for meeting with friends !

What a luck we had yesterday to have a meeting @ Hoa Vien Craft Brewery and met on the spot the General Manager Pham Duy which allowed us to visit his Craft Beer sanctuary!

Pham Duy, General Manager of Hoa Vien Craft Brewery

Hoa Vien is an institution in Vietnam. Duy told us Hoa Vien has been producing their beers in an artisanal way since 1995. He proudly told us that he has been working there for 21 years.

Behind the bar of Hoa Vien Craft Brewery

Well we leave you with these images and we will return soon for an official interview and especially to see how early in the morning they brew their famous beers.

This is a small part of the Craft Brewery !

We will come back and will provide more infos about this Great Craft Brewery Institution in Vietnam ! In the meantime, we strongly recommend that you visit Hoa Vien, taste their Craft Beers and above all enjoy a good meal, especially the 30-day aged Beefsteak.

30 days Dry Aged Beef 😋
Original Menu with a plenty of your Favorite Dishes
MiKi Chef Love Beers and Love Hao Vien Craft Brewery – Imagine her mood behind the Bar with Pham Duy, General Manager
You can order online !

The Address :
Hẻm 18 Bis/30A1, Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Đa Kao, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh – 028 3829 0585

Thank you Duy for this visit on the spot ! We will be back very soon !

Vietnamese Street Food Culture

Our Editor swears by street restaurants, for the reasons you will read in this superb article published by Vietnamdiscovery.com. I agree with her, when you know what and where to eat don’t hesitate, relax, taste, drink local beers, spy around you and enjoy!

Must See In Vietnam in Phu Nhuan Market’s Snails Street food Restaurant ! It was just delicious 😋

When referring to Vietnam, international friends will not only think about an S-shaped seaside nation with a lot of very-beautiful natural scenery and other natural resources luckily offered by nature but also imagine Vietnamese cuisine, especially Vietnam’s street food cuisine. Vietnamese street food cuisine was complimented by tourists and mentioned as one of the worldwide most-delicious street food cuisines by serious newspapers in the world.

So why did it get so famous that it has been regarded as a typical symbol of Vietnam by tourists? We will find out together now the reason why Vietnamese street food turned so popular with international friends. Here are some best Vietnamese street food if you have the intention of trying Vietnam’s street food on the next trip to Vietnam in the near future.

I. Vietnamese Street Food Culture

Vietnamese street food culture
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Street food in Vietnam is not simply a list of Vietnamese traditional dishes sold on streets, it also expresses a part of the beauty of Vietnamese people’s culture, lifestyle, feelings, thought. Moreover, it is a combination of Vietnamese traditional culture and other nations’ cultures which dominated Vietnam in history especially China. 

Throughout more than 4000-year history with many ups and downs, Vietnamese culture, in general, and cuisine, in particular, were affected so strongly by Chinese culture that people have no difficulty in finding some Vietnamese street food quite similar to Chinese food such as baozi, noodles, and so on. However, for anyone who tried Vietnamese street foods will all realize the difference as the Vietnamese changed and created to make our own dishes with unique tastes. 

Vietnamese cuisine focuses on the harmony of ingredients to bring refreshing flavors, keep natural tastes, and be good for our health. In each dish, tourists will find adequate taste including sour, spicy, salty, and sweet, which is very attractive. This is the reason that Vietnamese street food makes a great impression on many tourists.

In addition, there will not be any country that you can find that in any origin all have their own specialty like Vietnam. From the south to the north, each province all has specialties for tourists to enjoy as Banh Da Cua in Haiphong; Com, Cha Ca La Vong, Bun Thang, etc. in Hanoi; Beef noodles in HueCoconut candies (Keo Dua) in Soc Trang, and so on.

II. 5 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam

Reasons to eat street food in Vietnam
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There are many reasons for tourists to discover and get addicted to street food in Vietnam. However, the mass agree that there are four main reasons to keep their feet, including the taste of street food, the cheap price, the authenticity and freshness of ingredients, and the local way to enjoy street food.

1. The taste of street food: It is completely delicious

Most street food in Vietnam is said to have an unforgettable delicious taste by tourists. Each dish all has its perfect recipe that has been tweaked for many generations before reaching perfection. Besides, there may be some differences in the taste of the same dish between regions in Vietnam such as street food dishes in the south and south-central are sweeter than other regions while in the north and north-central they are saltier and spicier. However, all of them will make a great impression on visitors right from the first time.

2. Cheap price

It is considerably cheap. Normally, it takes you only about 1 – 2 dollars to enjoy a street food dish and no more than 25 dollars to get full. And, you will be surprised when you see a decent portion of street food such as Bun Bo Hue (Hue beef noodle), Bun Cha, Banh Cuon (rolled rice pancake) and so on. It is full of noodles, meat, herb, and tasty soup that are believed to have higher prices at only 1 – 3 dollars depending on stalls. 

3. The authenticity and freshness of ingredients

Street food in Vietnam is similar to fast food in western countries; however, it is fresher and more authentic. Most street food dishes will not be processed in advance, they only processed right after guests order, so the flavor is still authentic. Tourists had better eat them right when they are still hot to feel the most perfect flavor. Moreover, Vietnamese people are accustomed to enjoying almost dishes with herbs to get a fresh flavor. There is no lack of herbs and authentic ingredients you can see at any street food stall to bring the authentic and fresh flavor to guests. 

4. How to enjoy street food in Vietnam

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Street food in Vietnam seems to be not as delicious as it is if you don’t enjoy it in a Vietnamese way. For travel-lovers, when coming to any country, you should do the same way as the locals to understand more about the country you are visiting. Most tourists agree that when exploring Vietnam’s street food, you should enjoy it in a local way! People here are friendly, hospitable and willing to share their culture, customs, life and street food is a wonderful place to experience it.

Overcome the feature of street food- Reasons to eat street food in Vietnam
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5. Overcoming the fear of street food

The fear of unfamiliar food or street food seems still popular main anxiety even for the most experienced tourists. Therefore, how to overcome the fear of street food is an important problem for any tourist having the intention of experiencing Vietnamese street food cuisine.

Firstly, most of the anxiety comes from the fact that we don’t know exactly what it is and similarly, a large part of the fear of street food when traveling is simply a fear of the unknown. Therefore, you ought to research street foods you are likely to experience on the trip as much as possible. You can search in reliable sources on the Internet such as professional travel bloggers’ youtube because they usually review the experience such as where to go, what to eat and some notes when they visit countries, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, BBC New, and so on. 

Secondly, try something similar before coming to Vietnam if there are any Vietnamese food stores or restaurants in your city; however, this way is not truly effective because the chiefs tweaked all recipes of almost dishes a little bit to fit with the taste of the locals. 

Thirdly, ask as many of your friends who have visited Vietnam before as possible to get an objective look at Vietnam’s street food and which favorite dishes you had better try or avoid on the trip.

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Did you know Hanoians harvest mayflies as Red River delicacy ? President Obama, who has tasted Bun Cha, would he tempted to taste mayflies dishes ?

The British daily Telegraph has elected Hanoi at the top of the top 16 cities with the best and most attractive gastronomy in the world (The World’s Greatest Cities for Food).

Even US President Barack Obama has been seduced by the gastronomy of Hanoi. He indeed tasted in the Vietnamese capital of the “bun cha” (minced pork grilled with vermicelli), at the price of 6 dollars, with the famous chef Anthony Bourdain, reported the Telegraph.

US President Barack Obama and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain have dinner at a bun cha restaurant in Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trung District. Photo: Le Nam/Thanh Nien

The daily advises tourists to eat at places frequented by locals, take popular dishes such as “bun cha”, “pho” (rice noodle soup with beef or chicken), “banh mi” (baguette filled pâté, cucumber, herbs)… And to finish with a traditional coffee.

However very few people know Hanoians harvest mayflies as Red River delicacy and make very special dishes …

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Mayflies, which show up around three to four times a year, are a Red River delicacy that has gained prominence in the last couple of years.

Mayflies typically appear on the surface of the river during the third month of the lunar calendar, when there are changes in the weather, especially when periods of heat and moisture are followed by rain.

In the past, people usually captured mayflies using net rackets. But in the past three years, mayfly prices have been rising and people switched to using motor boats and large nets to catch them in much greater quantities.

Those who capture mayflies usually do so at Red River sections near Ba Dinh and Hoang Mai districts.

Mayflies are aquatic insects that go through several life cycles. They begin life as larvae, become nymphs, then subimago. After emerging from the water surface, they molt to gain functional wings before molting a second time, a unique trait that separate them from other insects. The molting process lasts about 60 minutes.

Late in the afternoon, motor boats patrol the river, with people using light to detect locations with lots of mayflies.

People retract nets every 500 meters to relieve weight on the boat and prevent mayflies from being crushed.

“Mayflies usually appear in small numbers, but will turn into huge swarms the next morning. We’ve stayed up the entire night to prepare tools and vehicles to capture them, even dividing into shifts,” said 60-year-old Nguyen Van Minh in Hoang Mai District.

Minh said mayflies may show up at around 4:30 a.m., and start to emerge in large numbers at around 5:15 a.m. It would only take 10-15 minutes before the entire river is filled with them, so boats need to be quick.

“There was a time, about 10 years ago, when there were no mayflies to be seen. Areas where wastewater is released into the river usually had no mayfly,” said Nguyen Tho Sinh, who has spent 50 years living and working on the river.

In peak periods, each family could capture up to 40 kilograms of mayflies a day. They typically fetch between VND300,000 ($13.05) and VND500,000 per kilogram.

People filter out the mayflies to remove their husks after molting.

Tran Minh Chien carries a basket of freshly cleaned mayflies. She uses them to cook meals, saying her regular customers eat so much of them that mayflies are sold out as quickly as they are harvested.

Mayflies could be turned into different dishes, either by stir-frying with herbs or being included into broths or hotpots.

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If President Obama came back to Hanoi, would he eat Mayflies dishes

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Discovering the charms of Hue in 3 Days

During your trip to Vietnam you cannot fail to visit Hue, the capital of Vietnam’s last feudal rulers, the Nguyen Dynasty, has long been known for royal palaces and tombs but also has hidden charms to offer tourists.

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You can visit Hue all year round. However the best time to visit Hue is between January and April, when temperatures range between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to visit Hue, we are warmly recommending you a three-day holiday in Hue, here is an itinerary worth considering. This is a great itinerary proposed by Nguyen Quy for E.VNExpress.net

WHERE TO VISIT DAY 1

Thien Mu Pagoda

Built in 1601 by the Nguyen lords, Thien Mu Pagoda (The Pagoda of the Celestial Lady) is on Ta Khe Hill on the northern bank of the Perfume River around five kilometers from the Imperial Citadel.

Though it can be accessed by motorbike, a dragon boat tour is highly recommended for tourists to explore the beauty of the river and its surroundings.

Thien Mu Pagoda is captured from above. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh

A dragon boat tour to Thien Mu Pagoda and Hue Nam Temple costs VND350,000 ($15.29).

In the past dragon boats were only used by kings and royal families but now it is a popular choice for tourists.

For many families, the dragon boats are home and also their main source of livelihood.

Nguyen Thi Lan, 38, who has one of these boats on the Perfume River, said she has been carrying tourists to Thien Mu Pagoda and other tourist attractions for more than 10 years now.

“Due to the pandemic my boat remained idle for the last two years in the absence of tourists and we had to switch to fishing to make a living.”

Hon Chen Temple

Hue Nam or Hon Chen Temple, situated on Ngoc Tran Mountain in Huong Tra Town, around eight km from Hue, is a hidden gem where Mother Goddess Thien Y A Na and other goddesses are worshipped.

Hon Chen Temple is surrounded by green trees and overlooks the Perfume River. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phong

It is the most sacred place for the people of Hue and is at its busiest during the third and seventh lunar months with traditional festivals that combine the centuries-old Mother Goddesses worship traditions and royal ceremonies. 

The best way to reach the temple is by boat. From downtown Hue, you can take a taxi or Grabcar to a wharf on Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street in Huong Thuy Town and take a boat to Hon Chen Temple for VND30,000. 

Entry to the temple costs VND50,000 and tourists should dress politely – sleeveless tops and shorts above kneecaps not recommended – when entering the temple.

On normal days the temple is deserted and the solemn atmosphere inside could intimidate first-time visitors. In front of the temple, locals sit in their boats and sell fish to pilgrims for releasing into the river to earn good karma. 

Gia Long tomb

The tomb of King Gia Long is seen from above. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh

The tomb of King Gia Long, who founded the Nguyen Dynasty, is 20 km from downtown Hue and close to Hon Chen Temple. 

So, after visiting the temple, you can book a Grab service to reach the mausoleum in Dinh Mon village, Huong Tra District, on the west bank of the Perfume River.

The tomb is deserted all year-round due to its seclusion. A security guard there said sometimes provincial officials visit the tomb and offer incense to pray for luck and career advancement. 

Inside the burial area is the royal court-yard with imposing stone sculptures of horses, elephants and humans. In the center of the burial area are the graves of King Gia Long and his wife, Queen Thua Thien Cao, next to each other.

It is the only royal mausoleum in Hue where a king and queen are buried together. 

It is not advisable to ride a motorbike from Hue to the mausoleum due to the steep roads and deserted forests. Entry to the mausoleum is VND100,000.

Tourists should show respect by wearing clothes that cover their knees and shoulders.

The tombs of King Gia Long and his wife, Queen Thua Thien Cao, in Hue. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh

WHERE TO VISIT DAY 2

Cyclo tour

It is not difficult to find cyclos in Hue and a 20-minute ride around town costs around VND150,000. If you need a private tour, Uncle Hello is the right guy to contact : UncleHelloVietnam@gmail.com

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They will be taken to the city’s major tourist attractions including Truong Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market, and the Ngo Mon Gate of the Imperial Citadel. 

You can buy an entry ticket for VND200,000 to the citadel, a UNESCO heritage site where the Nguyen royal family lived for more than a century from 1820 until the end of feudal rule in 1945. 

Tourists can rent an ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) or nhat binh, a 19th-century dress worn by princesses and have photographs taken in them. 

A woman wears nhat binh princesses dress inside the Imperial Citadel. Photo by VnExpress/Hanh Mai

Boho, a shop at 40 Phan Chu Trinh Street, rents royal costumes for VND150,000-350,000 a day.

The citadel spreads over an area of 520 hectares and so it is best to go around in an electric shuttle bus for sightseeing. 

The Ngo Mon Gate, the main entrance to the Imperial Citadel in Hue. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phong 

Some parts of the citadel have deteriorated due to the elements and wars and so tourists are not allowed there.

Tu Duc Tomb 

Tucked under Vong Canh Hill around seven kilometers from Hue is Khiem Lang, or the Tomb of Modesty, which was built in 1864. 

The tomb of King Tu Duc is seen from above. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh

It initially served as a place of relaxation for King Tu Duc, the fourth Nguyen king. After he died it became his final resting place. His tomb has sophisticated architecture and a charming landscape of lakes, forests and frangipani trees. It is one of the most beautiful of the Nguyen Dynasty mausoleums.

King Tu Duc reigned for over 36 years from 1847, the longest of any Nguyen ruler, and was childless.

Entry to the mausoleum costs VND120,000. 

A woman wearing red ao dai takes photos inside the tomb of King Tu Duc. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phong

Thuy Xuan incense village 

From the tomb, tourists can take a one-kilometer motorbike taxi ride to the Thuy Xuan incense-making village where dozens of families also make conical hats. 

A villager makes incense sticks at Thuy Xuan Village near the tomb of King Tu Duc. Photo by Dau Anh Van

Chu Viet Dung, 39, said his family has been making incense sticks for more than a century and he is the third generation to pursue the traditional craft. 

He said most tourists only visit to take photos and few buy incense, but his family is happy to welcome back tourists. 

WHERE TO VISIT DAY 3

Dawn on Chuon Lagoon

At 4 a.m. you can ride a motorbike for 12 km to Chuon Lagoon in Phu Vang District.

Dawn on Chuon Lagoon in Phu Vang District, Thua Thien-Hue Province. Photo by Nong Thanh Toan

The lagoon, part of the Tam Giang – Cau Hai wetland nature reserve, is at its busiest at dawn as fishermen’s boats arrive after an overnight fishing trip. They start fishing at 6 p.m. and finish at 6 a.m. and bring their catch to a wholesale market in Chuon village.

Visitors can rent a boat for VND200,000-250,000 ($8.76-10.95) for four to six people and go around the lagoon.

If you have more time, Uncle Hello can offer you to have a great lunch experience in one of the restaurant in the Lagoon

Don’t forget to enjoy a breakfast of hot porridge with steamed pork belly or turmeric noodles with fried intestines.

Ru Cha mangrove forest 

From Chuon Lagoon, take Highway 49B to Ru Cha mangrove forest, another hidden gem that is generally overlooked by tourists. 

A fisherman rows his boat inside Ru Cha mangrove forest. Photo by Cao Ky Nhan

Visitors can rent a boat for VND50,000 and row through the forest, take pictures and even learn to fish with nets.

Inside the forest is an old temple for Goddess Thanh Mau. Locals organize the spirit possession ritual (hau dong) here during the third lunar month to seek her protection.

Due to its secluded location, there are no restaurants in the forest, and visitors should carry their own food.

Folk singing on Perfume River

At 4:30 p.m. you can drop by Toa Kham Wharf on Le Loi Street and rent a dragon boat to watch sunset on the Perfume River. 

The three-hour tour, costing around VND400,000, includes tea and sweet cakes and a trip under Hue’s famous bridges like Da Vien, Phu Xuan and Truong Tien.

Truong Tien Bridge spanning across the Perfume River at sunset. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Hieu

When the sun goes down, there is Hue folk singing aboard the boat. 

It is a variation of the Hue royal court music and uses traditional musical instruments, and the singers are dressed in the ao dai, the traditional long dress.

WHERE TO STAY

Hue Riverside Villa, Deja Vu Homestay, Tram Homestay, Beaulieu Boutique Hotel, Azerai La Residence, Vinpearl Hotel Hue, Alba Wellness Resort by Fusion and Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa are highly recommended by travel bloggers and have rooms ranging from VND300,000 to 3.5 million a night. Ruby Hotel is also to consider as it is located downtown in a very quiet alley.

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If you are looking for budget accommodation, Nam Phuong Riverside Villa, Phong Lan guesthouse and Hoang Trieu hostel are good choices with rooms at below VND200,000 a night. 

WHERE TO EAT

You can visit Tai Phu shop on Dien Bien Phu Street to try nem lui (Hue-style grilled pork skewer) for VND85,000 per serving, and 47 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, 20 Bach Dang Street or Kim Chau Restaurant in Dong Ba Market for a bowl of bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodle soup) for VND30,000-35,000.

Banh mi Truong Tien is also a signature dish of Hue. It is a baguette with Vietnamese pork roll, omelet, pâté, Chinese sausage, grilled pork, sour fermented minced pork, and cilantro, and costs VND12,000-20,000. 

A loaf of banh mi includes Vietnamese pork roll, omelet, pâté, Chinese sausage, grilled pork, sour fermented minced pork, and cilantro. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phong

O Tho stall at 14 Tran Cao Van Street in Phu Hoi Ward is open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Sweet soup used to be an indispensable part of dessert for kings and royal families, and you can find a che stall inside a small alley on Hung Vuong Street that has various versions such as che hat sen (lotus seed), che nhan boc hat sen (longan stuffed with lotus seed) and che khoai mon (taro sweet soup) for around VND12,000 per serving. 

A che stall at Dong Ba Market in downtown Hue. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phong

Banh ep (Hue-style crepe) made from tapioca flour, pork, quail eggs, and herbs is also a popular dish in Hue and you can find it at many places like 20 Nguyen Du, 1 Van Cao, 101 Ba Trieu, 116 Le Ngo Cat, and 73 Tung Thien Vuong.

Prices start at VND10,000 for a regular-sized crepe and VND15,000 for a larger one.

Our sources for our articles are from Must See in Vietnam Reporters, Local-Insider www.Local-Insider.com, Vietnam Expresshttps://www.E.VNExpress.nethttps://www.the crazy tourist.com, https://www.roadaffair.com/ and the No 1 Vietnam Travellers Podcast website https://www.whataboutvietnam.com

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