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Autumn Nails Capture the Cosmos and Cat Eyes

As autumn arrives on our doorstep, it is time to transform summer’s vibrant nail styles to deeper, yet delicate, tones. Popular design trends this season encorporate the cosmos and cat eyes. Have...

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...

Susana And Jack Gindi Take Skin Care And Home Spa Pampering To A New Level.

The home spa experience is the ultimate in convenience, especially when you are doing your best to socially distance. Husband and wife team Susana and Jack Gindi have come up with an...

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...

Put on a Happy Face

The following piece was written prior to the pandemic. Checking in with Visage Medical Spa Clinic lately, I was happy to hear...

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...

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