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The ethnic way to make rice flour soup tasty

Boi soup made from rice flour and vegetables is a unique dish made by the S’tiêng ethnic people in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.

Biology teacher applies botanical knowhow to make incense

Ngo Song Dao, a secondary school biology teacher in Ben Tre Province, makes incense from mangrove trumpet leaves.

An elementary Vietnamese tradition brings Goddesses down to earth

In narrow Ho Chi Minh City alleys, opposites have been converging for generations in the worship of the Ladies of the Five Elements.
April 24, 2019 | 02:08 pm GMT+7

Hanoi streets find different ways to make Tet glitter

Many downtown streets in Hanoi have been jazzed up for Tet celebrations and each has its particular attraction.
February 03, 2019 | 10:23 pm GMT+7

Tet feast as fast food: new service in Vietnamese cities

Vietnamese who are too busy to prepare family feasts for Tet can now rely on pros to do it.
February 03, 2019 | 07:43 pm GMT+7

How Vietnamese ward off wicked spirits in a new year

Vietnamese have a unique way of keeping evil spirits and bad luck away on Lunar New Year’s Eve.
January 31, 2019 | 06:38 pm GMT+7

Holy mackerel! Village readies red carps for the Kitchen Gods

A village in northern Vietnam has bred tons of red carps for the traditional ritual of releasing them a week ahead of Tet.
January 27, 2019 | 09:56 pm GMT+7

​Saigon street exhibition honors Vietnam folk opera

An exhibition sketched the fascinating history of southern Vietnam’s cai luong (Vietnamese folk opera) music tradition.
January 15, 2019 | 02:47 pm GMT+7

Madame Thuy's dumplings: A tapioca treat from central Vietnam

Hoang Thi Thuy in Quang Binh Province serves popular "banh loc" filled with shrimp, pork, forest mushrooms and bamboo sprouts.
August 04, 2018 | 11:23 am GMT+7

Tourism keeps Vietnam's ancient water puppets afloat

Shows at Hanoi's Thang Long theater have become a staple on the tourist circuit and draw thousands every week.
June 12, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7
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