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CNN: Beyond pho, five of Hanoi's top noodle dishes
CNN Travel has recently posted an article on their website in which it suggested five of Hanoi’s top noodle dishes beyond Pho.
Bún Riêu is a meat or seafood vermicelli soup with a distinctive crimson color. The broth gets its appearance from tomato paste and annatto oil, made from achiote tree seeds.
Bún Chả is a local lunchtime obsession in Hanoi. A cold noodle dish, bún chả features hunks of charcoal-grilled fatty pork – chả -- bathing in a blend of the ubiquitous fish sauce, vinegar, lime and sugar.
Bún Cá Hai Phong, literally "fish noodles of Hai Phong," is much subtler than other, more flamboyant Vietnamese dishes.
Chả Cá arrives in a small pan atop a portable gas stove accompanied by bountiful garnishes, chopped peanuts and cold noodles. Like most great eating experiences, chả cá is a do-it-yourself process.
Bún Bò translates to "Southern-style beef noodle," but you can still find this particular type of noodle soup in the northern city of Hanoi. The best place to try it? Bún Bò Nam Bộ in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Confectionery giant KIDO sells remaining 20 pct in snack unit to US’s Mondelez
A product advertising billboard at a factory of KIDO Corp. in the northern province of Hung Yen. Photo credit: Reuters KIDO Corp., formerly Kinh Do Corp., announced Tuesday it has sold its remaining 20 percent stake in its snack business to the US’s Mondelez International Inc for VND2 trillion (US$89.8 million). In November 2014 KIDO had sold 80 percent to Mondelez, the maker of Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, for US$370 million. KIDO Corp., headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, produces… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Footwear, leather promotion conference scheduled this week
A footwear and leather export promotion conference, themed “Increasing business and export capacity for Vietnamese footwear and leather enterprises,” will be organised on March 15 in HCM City. A footwear and leather export promotion conference will be held in HCM City next week. In 2016, the sector earned an export revenue of US$16.2 billion, representing an year-on-year increase of 8.8 per cent. The information was released on Friday by the Viet Nam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
US-Russia diplomacy: Why one airstrike does not leverage make
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow Tuesday with an unexpected card in his hand – after the US airstrike in Syria last week signaled President Trump’s willingness to use military force to address egregious and deadly infractions of international norms.The Russians now know they are no longer dealing with the cautious, cool, and intervention-resistant Barack Obama.No longer can Moscow simply string along US diplomatic overtures – as it did former Secretary of State John Kerry’s… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/6
SCIC releases full financial statement The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) this week announced for the first time its full financial statement for 2015, revealing a sharp rise in revenue and profit.In the past, the largest State-owned investment fund, which was set up in 2005, often released only financial reports of the parent company. The corporation has many investments which can be considered as subsidiaries (over 50 per cent ownership in the charter capital) and affiliated… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Indonesia says 1,200 IS operatives in the Philippines
There are about 1,200 Islamic State (IS) group operatives in the Philippines, including foreigners of whom 40 are from Indonesia, the Indonesian defense minister told an international security forum Sunday. Speaking in Singapore amid a bloody standoff between Philippine troops and militants fighting under the IS flag in Marawi City, Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu called the militants "killing machines" and urged full-scale regional cooperation against them. "I was advised last night,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...