Four breakfast cuisines sold out in a few hours in Hanoi

Speaking atthe event, Luis Tsuboyama, Charge d'affaires a.i of the PeruvianEmbassy in Hanoi, said the show was held with the aim of bringingPeru’s culture closer to Vietnamese people, promoting cultural exchangeand enhancing the friendship between the two nations. The event featured a range of traditional dishes and beverages, such as Quinoa salad, Pisco Sour and Algarrobina drinks. Peru opened its embassy in Hanoi in 2013, creating more favourable conditions to further expand Vietnam – Peru cooperation.-VNA... [read more]

Increasing cooperationSpeaking at an August 29 conference on connecting Lam Dong and Hanoi in trade of safe farm produce, Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, deputy director of the Hanoi Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Center, said many Lam Dong farm products are selling well in Hanoi supermarkets and other trade centers.Lam Dong has advantages in flower cultivation, coffee production, and vegetable and fruit farming. There are six flights from Hanoi to Da Lat each day, providing quick transportation of fresh produce.Nguyen Xuan Hung, director of the Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Center of Lam Dong Province, said Lam Dong has become…... [read more]

Customers in the Hanoi market will have the chance to buy luxury flats with 2-3 bedrooms and penthouses. Especially, each storey of the apartment has six flats. Covering a total area of 23,000 square metres, the apartment has a total of 750 luxury flats, offices for rent and a trade centre and provides additional services to meet Vista consumers’ demand.  The apartment was built by CapitaLand (Vietnam) Holdings Pte.Ltd, Thien Duc Trading and Construction Company and Phu Gia Investment Joint Stock Company. Deputy general director of CapitalLand Vietnam says that compared to other high-end apartments, the Vista project was specially…... [read more]

Bun cha (grilled pork with vermicelli) is a delicacy for any tourist to Hanoi Original food culture Hanoi’s food culture is an original trait of the capital that has attracted every visitor. The delicacies were mentioned in Writer Thach Lam’s “Ha Noi‘s 36 Streets” book, including banh cuon (rice flour rolls), bun rieu (crab rice noodles), bun oc (snail rice noodles), bun cha (grilled pork with vermicelli), com Vong (Vong green rice), banh tom (shrimp cakes) and especially pho (rice noodle soup with beef or chicken). Hanoi’s food is seasonally characterized. In spring, people feel like tasting a bowl of…... [read more]

Full of Earth Hour postersMajor streets in the capital city of Hanoi such as Trang Tien, Hai Ba Trung, and Ly Thai To, were filled with many posters calling for people to take part in the campaign by turning off non-essential lights for one hour. Information about Earth Hour was disseminated to each household in each commune or ward.Lights went off en masse at the Ngoc Son temple in Hoan Kiem Lake, the Hanoi Opera House, and Trang Tien plaza. Hanoi Culture College hosted a meeting on the environment and climate change that was attended by representatives of various organizations…... [read more]

While the average income per Hanoi capita is US$3,600 per annum, the figure is US$5,538 in HCMC. However, according to Savills, a real estate service provider, Hanoians have to pay more to buy apartments with the same value.Do Thu Hang from Savills Vietnam noted that real estate developers set higher sale prices for Hanoi market. Since the expenses that constitute the house development costs in Hanoi are higher than in HCMC, the selling prices must be higher.Those, who want to buy houses in Hanoi are not only the ones who were born and grow up in Hanoi, but also the…... [read more]

The market has seen high liquidity in many projects during the first three months of this year, especially in the mid- and high-end brackets.According to Tran Ngoc Quang, general secretary of the Vietnam Real Estate Association (VNREA), the number of units sold in Hanoi during the first three months of the year shows a very positive trend, with 1,500 properties sold in January alone and 1,200 sold in February – a three-fold increase on the same period last year.However, Quang warned that the market could soon be oversupplied, as there are a whole range of new projects being launched.According to…... [read more]

Hanoi authorities continue to prove unable to deal with the amount of low-quality food flooding Hanoi from other provinces.   Food mostly sold at unofficial markets According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi has about 10 million residents and needs 1,000 tonnes of meat, 600 tonnes of fish and 3,200 tonnes of vegetables a day, so 30% of this is supplied from other provinces. This food is mostly sold at unofficial markets, making it difficult for management to monitor and check on food hygiene. Tran Manh Giang, head of Agro-Forestry-Fishery Quality Management Department, said they discovered salbutamol…... [read more]

Nhan Dan Online – The upcoming 2013 Festival for Traditional Handicraft Village Tourism of Hanoi and provinces in the Red River Delta is honoring special cuisine dishes of Hanoi with Asian and national awards. Vice Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (HDCST) made the announcement during a meeting discussing the event’s scheduled for the festival, which is set to take place from October 8-12. ‘Pho’, ‘bun thang’ (rice noodle soup) and ‘bun cha’ (grilled pork with vermicelli) are to be recognised with Asian culinary awards. Hanoi specialities, including ‘cha ca La Vong’ (grilled fish), ‘banh cuon…... [read more]

Fish sold at Hanoi’s Dong Xuan Market. (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi needs to intensify food safety inspections andinvestigations, as well as promote the safe cultivation of raw materials andagricultural products, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.  Speakingat the launch of a programme on food safety in Hanoi on August 20, the DeputyPM requested the capital city consider food safety an urgent priority and focusall financial and human resources, equipment and facilities on eliminatingunsafe food.Initiated by the capital city’s health, agricultural and trade departments, incollaboration with the Hanoi Union of Science and Technology Associations(HUSTA), the four-phase programme will…... [read more]