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Welcome to AMA Vietnam
AMA Vietnam, standing for Ask Me Anything about Vietnam, is a unique blog where you are able to discover Vietnam by asking questions. Asking is a good way to learn something new, right?
My mission is to bring an authentic Vietnam closer to everybody, especially international friends, through my articles and by answering your questions under a local point of view. It’s as simple as that 🙂
Before starting your journey on my blog, all you should carry are a luggage of curiosity and a strong desire of discovery.
Ready? Follow me this way please!
Nguyen (Nguyễn) is the most common Vietnamese surname. Around 39% of Vietnamese have Nguyen as their last name. Why do so many Vietnamese have the same surname? Don’t they have more alternatives? Keep rolling and find out the reasons.
Vietnam is a captivating destination, known for its rich history, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant culture. Today with this article, I will share with you the essential things to know before visiting Vietnam to help you prepare for your trip and make the most of your experience.
Wifi is everywhere in Vietnam? Vietnamese people roast oysters with cheese? People put ice into their beer in Vietnam? Is it all true?
“Wow, it’s so weird!”. That’s how most of my international friends reacted when I told them that, in Vietnam, we put ice in our beer. Well, actually, it’s how we drink in my country.
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It looks amazing! Don’t believe me? I will let the Tet pictures speak for me so that you can feel what Vietnamese New Year looks like. Let’s go!!!
Actually we rarely enjoy the same dishes as usual, but something very traditional. Here are 9 typical yummy dishes for Tet.
Vietnamese new year (Tết) is the biggest celebration in Vietnam. When Tet is about to come, everyone in my country is busy preparing many unique activities to welcome it. Curious how the Vietnamese celebrate the lunar new year? Here are 11 special things we usually do.
Yes! People eat dogs in Vietnam, but this practice is common now only among a minority of the population, 6.3% to be exact. Let’s find out why?
Bargaining is pretty common in Vietnam! You can definitely negotiate with local vendors to have a good deal. Here are 8 tips to help you bargain in Vietnam like a local!
As only 7.4% of the Vietnamese population are Christians, many international friends wonder if we actually celebrate Christmas in Vietnam. If yes, what is the difference between Vietnam and Western countries in the way we enjoy this most wonderful time of the year? Find out the answer here!
There is no single rule about a Vietnamese meal. You can cook and eat whatever you want.
However, the majority of a daily meal in Vietnam is usually a tray with 5 main dishes: rice, soup, stir-fried vegetable, savory dishes (meat, fish), and 1 small bowl of dipping sauce (usually fish sauce).
Personally, I really love it! It’s diversified, full of nutrients, and very delicious. It would be a great experience if you could enjoy it during your trip to Vietnam.
Many foreign tourists are surprised and delighted to see many Vietnamese women, especially in the countryside, wearing pyjamas on the street.
Actually, we don’t call them pyjamas but Đồ Bộ in Vietnamese.
As they are very comfortable to wear, the majority of Vietnamese women love them. Accordingly, they choose them as a daily outfit. They use it as the main clothes for daily activities from home routines to gardening, farming, even going to parties and markets.
My mom is an example.
Apart from Áo Dài, her wardrobe is now full of Đồ Bộ. She loves them because they are very soft to wear, they look cool and fit her well.
Sometimes I say a joke to her “Mom, you should wear Đồ Bộ to participate in the Milan Fashion Week. I’m sure you would become famous thanks to these clothes” 😂
She said “Exactly! btw your mother is beautiful no matter what she wears hahaha” I cannot agree more.
Vietnamese fish sauce (Nuoc Mam sauce) is a special spice that helps many Vietnamese dishes taste amazing. However, many people hate the fish sauce smell. Is its odor really that stinky? If so, why? Here is the answer!