Album: Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

The Vietnam Ethnology Museum hosted “Vui xuan Canh Dan” festival with folk games like walking on stilts, throwing con, bamboo pole dancing, playing with clay firecrackers.(photo: bamboo pole dance, courtesy of Quoc Khanh/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Clay firecracker modelling contest at the Ethnology Museum (photo courtesy of Quoc Khanh/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Children are interested in to he modelling (photos courtesy of Quoc Khanh/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Buying calligraphy, a fine cultural tradition in Hanoi, at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (photo courtesy of Trong Duc/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Water puppet performance at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (photo courtesy of Trong Duc/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Music performance at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (photo courtesy of Trong Duc/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Chess competition at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (photo courtesy of Trong Duc/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Spring fair (photo courtesy of Dinh Hue/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

A stall displaying specialities at the Spring fair (photo courtesy of Dinh Hue/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

Drum performance at 2010 Hanoi spring festival to welcome 1000th year of Thang Long-Hanoi (photo courtesy of Phuong Hoa/VNA)

Hanoi welcomes the Year of tiger

“Ngu Ho” (five tigers) dance at 2010 Hanoi spring festival (photo courtesy of Phuong Hoa/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.