Board set up to canvass for cuisine promotion association

Board set up to canvass for cuisine promotion association

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on September 9 launched a board to canvass for the establishment of the Vietnam Cultural and Cuisine Association with the goal of promoting Vietnamese food culture to the world. The launch was within the framework of the…

Vegans are spoilt for choice in Saigon this month

Vegans are spoilt for choice in Saigon this month

The seventh lunar month has come. It’s time to go vegan. This month is colloquially known as the month of lonely spirits, and believed to be haunted and particularly unlucky. Influenced by Buddhism, this holiday also coincides with Ullambana, or Vu Lan, seen as…

Is the banh mi the world’s best sandwich?

Is the banh mi the world’s best sandwich?

A product of Vietnam’s colonial past, the beloved concoction combines a crunchy French baguette with pork, pate and an ever-changing array of fresh vegetables. The cab driver stopped on the bustling boulevard Pho Hue and pointed at a mishmash of incongruent four and five-story…