Heartwarming rice noodle bowl for only VND2,000

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE It has been almost three months since a unique vegan rice noodle diner opened in Quang Nam Province, located in central Vietnam. The diner is open on the 15th and first day of every lunar month. These are the days most Buddhists eat vegan food for religious reasons. The charitable diner serving vegan rice noodle portions is named 2K Dien Ban, as it is located in Dien Ban Village. Each tasty bowl contains mushrooms, tofu, carrots, pumpkin, and vegan spring rolls. The diner sells a portion for only VND2,000 (10 U.S. cents). This gesture greatly impressed many workers in the area, especially lottery ticket sellers and factory workers from areas close by. It is a minimally designed diner with no walls, and just a simple awning over the head to protect the staff from sun and rain. Despite the simplicity of the structure, there are around 30 to 40 people working there. However, there is no hierarchy in the diner. Everyone is considered to be the owner, waiter and cook at the same time. The idea to found a charitable diner originally came from Nguyen Phu Hoa, 32 years old, who is currently living in Dien Ban Village. He shared his idea on social media and soon received very positive responses from people in the area. In no time, many people contacted him showing interest in joining him in turning the idea into reality. “Many people in the group on Facebook, where… [Read full story]


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