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Baker has her hands full, making handmade mooncakes

Exquisitely designed, meticulously prepared handmade mooncakes are a popular Mid-Autumn Festival shopping option.

Fish sauce draft standards suspended

The draft national fish sauce standard has been withdrawn after strident protests and criticism from traditional producers. 

Saigon residents stay up all night to cook banh chung

Many residents of Saigon enjoyed a sleepless Friday night as they cooked the traditional banh chung for Tet.
February 02, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

Young Hanoi craftsman helps preserve traditional music

Duong Minh Cuong makes traditional musical instruments, which are becoming increasingly rare since most others make guitars and mandolins instead.
January 19, 2019 | 11:37 am GMT+7

New Hanoi taxi merger to fight Grab on the streets

Three Hanoi operators have banded together to create the largest taxi business in the capital and compete with Grab.
December 07, 2018 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Wet markets dominate, but convenience stores inch up

While traditional markets still dominate Vietnamese shopping, convenience stores are becoming more popular.
November 08, 2018 | 08:37 am GMT+7

Grab: becoming a taxi company a step back from Industry 4.0

Ride-hailing firm Grab says giving in to traditional taxi companies’ demands is akin to bowing before “angry workers threatening to smash machinery.”
October 26, 2018 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

Three Vietnam families drum up some noise for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Splitting the work between them, three families in northern Vietnam make 100,000 drums for the Mid-Autumn Festival every year.
September 17, 2018 | 10:48 am GMT+7

A paradox in Vietnam: consumers upbeat, grocers downbeat

Consumers are optimistic, but they are not buying much from traditional grocery stores, a new study finds.
July 19, 2018 | 08:22 am GMT+7

Men chase balls at bizarre northern Vietnamese festival

Check out how hundreds of men battled in a muddy field in search of lucky phet balls.
March 02, 2018 | 04:48 pm GMT+7

Vietnam rice paper artisans roll with tradition

One thing most people in Vietnam agree on: homemade is always better.
September 24, 2017 | 03:09 pm GMT+7

Mooncakes from heaven: Hong Kong's sweet obsession

Picky customers will queue outside the most popular stores to ensure they bag their favorite mooncakes.
September 04, 2017 | 12:30 pm GMT+7

Ao Dai Festival 2017 floats down onto Saigon pedestrian street

Female students wearing Vietnam's traditional long dress turned heads in the southern metropolis.
March 05, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Bring the monsters out with this Vietnamese spring festival

The traditional festival in the Mekong Delta province of Long An has men dressed up as monsters to chase all the dark forces away.
February 13, 2017 | 04:39 pm GMT+7
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