Album: Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi through many periods

Map of ancient Hanoi (Central Library for Science & Technology)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in the early 19th century (National Library of Paris)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1873 (Archive Centre of French Overseas Data)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1885 (National Library of Paris)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1890 (Archive Centre of French Overseas Data)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1898 (Archive Centre of French Overseas Data)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1902 (National Library of Paris)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1911 (Archive Centre of French Overseas Data)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1925 (Research Institute of French Architecture/Vietnam+)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1935 (Archive Centre of French Centre Overseas Data)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1936 (Hanoi Atlas in 1984/Vietnam+)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1943 (Research Institute of French Architecture/Vietnam+)

Hanoi through many periods

Hanoi in 1986 (Research Institute of French Architecture/Vietnam+)

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.