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For all of you who already know a little about Vietnam, or traveled there once, the articles here will help you make new interesting discoveries about my country. Also, don’t forget that you can still test your knowledge if you’re not sure ;)

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Tet Cake in Tet
Culture & Traditions

What is the traditional Vietnamese food for Tet?

As Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is a huge festival of the year, what we eat during this wonderful time is a topic that many international friends are curious about. Do we enjoy the same dishes as usual or is there any traditional Vietnamese food for Tet? Let’s find out together!

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Tet Cake in Tet
Culture & Traditions

What is the traditional Vietnamese food for Tet?

As Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is a huge festival of the year, what we eat during this wonderful time is a topic that many international friends are curious about. Do we enjoy the same dishes as usual or is there any traditional Vietnamese food for Tet? Let’s find out together!

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Lucky money envelopes bao li xi
Culture & Traditions

How do Vietnamese celebrate the Lunar New Year (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.

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Christmas celebration in Saigon
Culture & Traditions

Do people celebrate Christmas in Vietnam?

As Vietnam is not a Christian country, many people wonder if we actually celebrate Christmas in Vietnam. If you are asking yourself the same question, let’s find out the answer together now!

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Fish sauce with chili
Food

Why is Vietnamese fish sauce stinky?

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!

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A typical alley in Ho Chi Minh city
Attractions

Why is Ho Chi Minh city so amazing?

Ho Chi Minh city is the biggest city in Vietnam in terms of population and development. Many Vietnamese people as well as expats from over the world have decided to settle down here. I am one of them. So, what reasons make us love this land?

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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!

Want to diversify your daily menu? Why not try Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls. It’s fresh, tasty, and very easy to make. Here is the recipe! Learn more!