Album: Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Family meals in old Hanoi (photo: nguoihanoi.com.vn)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Young ladies in old Hanoi (photo: nguoihanoi.com.vn)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Buoi market (photo: nguoihanoi.com.vn)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Teaching scholars (photo: thanglonghanoi.gov.vn)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Letters written for hire (photo: HanoilaVie)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Processions in the early 20th century (photo: belleindochine.free.fr)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Wedding in old Hanoi (photo: belleindochine.free.fr)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

HTML clipboard Wedding in Hanoi in the early 20th century (photos: HanoilaVie)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Wedding in Hanoi in 1980 (photo: thanglonghanoi.gov.vn)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Entertainment activities at Thong Nhat park in 1960 (photo: VNA)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Entertainment activities at Thong Nhat park in 1960 (photo: VNA)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Flower planting at Ngoc Ha village in 1963 (photo: VNA)

Old lifestyles in Hanoi

Ornamental plants, a hobby for Hanoians in 1963 (photo: VNA)

01/03/2018 16:27

When it gets cold in Hanoi, banh gio cravings arise

Among the myriad Vietnamese dishes made with rice, be it main courses, side-dishes or snacks that are meals in themselves, the softest gluey texture belongs to the banh gio (rice dough dumpling with minced pork and wood ear mushrooms inside).

22/02/2018 11:17

‘Thac lac’ fish, a specialty and pride of Hau Giang

Nature has particularly bounteous in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, providing water loaded with minerals that is home to the most delicious thac lac fish (clown knife fish) compared with other regions in the country. The flesh is fragrant, firm and crisp-skinned.

22/02/2018 11:12

More than a bowl of noodles, “pho” is history

There are many theories regarding its origin. Some say it started as a variation on pot-au-feu, a French beef stew dish. Others believe it’s the heir to a Chinese beef noodle soup or to a traditional Vietnamese dish of noodles with buffalo meat. What is certain is that “pho”, a simple yet deceptively complex dish of noodles served with beef or chicken in a hot bowl of broth, has become Vietnam’s pride on the world map of cuisine.