“Viet Namese food is distinct and unforgettable,” author Eleanor Aldridge wrote, adding that spread across street-side vendors and high-end restaurants, typical Vietnamese food tastes salty, sweet, sour and hot.
Goi Cuon (spring rolls)
Goi Cuon are translucent spring rolls packed with greens, coriander and minced pork or shrimp. A southern variation has barbecued strips of pork wrapped up with green banana and star fruit, and then dunked in a rich peanut sauce – every bit as tasty as it sounds, the article said.
It is usually served as a starter before a main course at Vietnamese restaurants.
Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)
Banh mi is one of the most popular street foods in Viet Nam, Aldridge claimed. The dish was first created during French colonial rule during the 19th century. Banh mi uses a French baguette and is filled with a delicious selection of ingredients.
The baguette sandwich is filled with greens and a choice of fillings, including paté and usually pork. Other fillings include beef, chicken, liver and tofu. Banh mi is so good that it’s gone on to be imitated around the world, from London to New York.
Banh xeo (sizzling pancakes)
These enormous, cheap and filling Vietnamese pancakes contains shrimp, pork, bean sprouts and egg. They are fried, wrapped in rice paper with greens and dunked in a sauce before eaten.
The best city to try Banh xeo (or “sizzling pancake”) is Ho Chi Minh City, the writer recommended, adding that it is a perfect accompaniment for long journeys by train or bus.
Bun Cha (grilled meatballs)
Bun Cha is a Hanoi specialty. It can be found at food stalls and street kitchens across the city. The pork is barbecued on an open charcoal brazier and served on a bed of cold rice noodles with assorted foliage and a broth.
This type of Vietnamese cuisine is usually eaten at lunchtime. It’s been described as somewhat similar to meatballs or hamburgers, but with its intriguing mix of flavors, there’s not another taste like it!
Pho (noodle soup)
The country’s great staple dish is Pho (pronounced “fuh”). This noodle soup can be eaten at any time of day but is primarily eaten at breakfast. It originated in the north of the country but is now a national dish of Viet Nam. A bowl of Pho consists of a light beef or chicken broth flavoured with ginger and coriander, to which are added broad, flat rice noodles and spring onions. Meat-wise, slivers of chicken, pork or beef are then added. Tofu is the main vegetarian option.
Pho in Viet Nam can be found on almost every menu; once you’ve got your serving, squeeze a lime over it and add a dash of chilli flakes for an extra kick.
Cao lau (noodle bowl)
Central Viet Nam does it best. Among Hoi An’s tasty specialities is Cao lau, a mouthwatering bowlful of thick rice-flour noodles, bean sprouts and pork-rind croutons in a light soup. Cao lau is then flavoured with mint and star anise, topped with thin slices of pork and served with grilled rice-flour crackers or sprinkled with crispy rice paper.
Cha ca (Turmeric fish)
Seafood dishes stands above most other Vietnamese cuisine, said Aldridge. Cha ca, reportedly created in Hanoi, is perhaps the best known. It sees white fish sautéed in butter with dill and spring onions, then served with rice noodles and a scattering of peanuts.
Da Nang is one of the best places to tuck into Vietnamese seafood dishes. Thanks to its waterfront position, Da Nang’s specialities are fish-based and is the perfect spot to try Cha ca. A similar eat that’s popular in the local area is Bun cha ca, a fishcake noodle soup.
Mi Quang (noodle soup)
Mi Quang’s ingredients vary by establishment, but expect to see a simple bowl of meat noodles with additions like flavoursome oils, fresh sprigs of leaves, shrimp, peanuts, mint and quail eggs.
British magazine recommends must-try Vietnamese dishes
Com tam (Broken Rice)
Com Tam is a quick’n’easy street-stand favourite that is almost exclusive to Ho Chi Minh City. Made up of smaller pieces of rice, it’s also known as Broken Rice, and was traditionally a leftover-style snack. The Viet Namese have managed to hone it into a renowned Ho Chi Minh City street food snack.
Com Tam is served with either grilled/steamed/shredded pork (usually grilled), fish or simply a fried egg. And this being Viet Nam food, it wouldn’t be complete without a squeeze of lime, a sprinkle of fresh herbs and a smattering of spring onion.
We are proud to announce that Ariyana Convention Centre is a World MICE Awards TM(*) nominee for Vietnam’s Best Convention Centre 2021.
Ariyana Convention Centre (ACC) has received many accolades and awards since its opening in 2017. Most recently, the award “BEST CONVENTION CENTRE” in Southeast Asia by Northstar Meetings Group and its industry-leading brand, M&C Asia. ACC is an oceanfront convention and exhibition centre, featuring a flexible pillarless Grand Ballroom, a large exhibition foyer, and six function rooms catering for up to 2,500 people. Moreover, it has modern Western architecture in harmony with a timeless Asian design, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative in-house services, and beautiful, breath-taking beachfront views.
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Da Nang authorities reopened the city’s public beaches and allowed restaurants and eateries to resume business on Wednesday after three weeks without new Covid-19 cases.
However, swimming in beaches is only allowed from 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to reduce the risk of spread of infection.
People must wear masks, only swim in permitted areas and keep a distance of one meter from each other. No large gatherings are allowed, including for sports.
The popular tourist city has a coastline of 30 km, which includes many of Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches like My Khe, Non Nuoc and Nam O.
Restaurants and eateries can serve customers, but not exceed half their covers, and must close by 9 p.m.
People with symptoms like fatigue, cough, fever, sore throat and breathing difficulty and those in mandatory home quarantine should not visit eateries, which are allowed to deny them entry.
But festivals and religious ceremonies remain prohibited until further notice, and bars, karaoke parlors, dance clubs, and massage parlors are not allowed to reopen.
In the fourth wave of Covid that has hit the country starting April 27, Da Nang has had 158 infections. On May 4 it suspended all non-essential business establishments and shut down beaches.
Neighboring Quang Nam Province reopened public beaches and allowed visitors to Hoi An, also a tourism hotspot, on May 25.
Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to tourist town Hue, allowed restaurants and other food establishments to reopen on June 5, but has not lifted the ban on swimming in beaches.
Livestream program “digital transformation in the tourism and hospitality industry” organized by FPT UNIVERSITY Danang
At 7:00 pm on April 23rd, 2021, at FPT University Danang, Mr. Brett J. Burton – Area General Manager of the Furama Resort Danang had a talkshow with the students and is livestreamed on FPT University Danang’s Facebook on the topic of Digital transformation in the tourism and hospitality industry.
His speech outlines the impacts of digital transformation on the world tourism in general and Vietnam in particular, how to apply digital transformation in management at the Furama Resort Danang to overcome difficulties due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, Mr. Brett also gave comments on tourism development potentials and human resource needs for the future, cooperation opportunities between Furama Resort Danang and FPT University to bring practical experiences for students and answering many interesting questions from students of the university.
Source: Tin tức – IBHJSC
With Da Nang tourism starting to flourish at the beginning of this summer, many career opportunities have opened up for students of the hospitality industry. In March and April 2021, Furama Resort Danang welcomes 15 interns from schools in Da Nang: University of Economics, University of Foreign Languages Studies, FPT University, Pegasus Vocational College and Vocational Tourism College. The interns will have the opportunity to practice their skills at the Front Office and Food & Beverage department during peak season at Furama Resort Danang in particular and in Da Nang in general, thereby accumulating experience and build up their career direction.
The Da Nang government has approved the implementation of a project for boosting industrial promotion and the development of tourism souvenir products in Da Nang over the 2021 – 2025 period at a total estimated budget of VND145.78 billion.
Under the peorgramme, focus will be on providing support for about 30 – 50 souvenir production establishments in term of the production cost of new products, renting premises for the development of tourism souvenir products in industrial clusters and renting stalls for consignment sales and trading activities at commercial centers, airports, wharves, hotels, holiday resorts and tourist sites across the city.
At the same time, training will be offered to about 100 workers who are employed by rural industrial and tourism souvenir production establishments, and business operating in industrial clusters. Assistance will be given to the building of 10 – 15 technical demonstration models.
Besides, heed will be paid to building 10 – 12 pilot clean production models, organizing two rounds of voting for municipal-level typical rural industrial products, and supporting 30 – 40 production facilities in building trademarks for their rural industrial and tourism souvenir products.
Ariyana Convention Centre – Furama Resort Danang Equiped With Thermal Camera And Temperature Monitoring System, Ready To Welcome Mice Groups
Danang, March 2021 – Ariyana Convention Centre – Furama Resort Danang has recently upgraded their Covid-19 epidemic prevention system. The Convention Centre is now equipped with a remote Thermal Camera and Temperature Monitoring device. Catering for large MICE groups that attend conferences at the Ariyana Convention Centre is now more convenient and safe. The initiative reduces the check-in time upon arrival of delegates to the 2,500 person capacity complex that was the host venue for the 2017 APEC conference.
The system includes a modern dual-camera with motion detection function, measuring and displaying temperature according to the color palette, displaying images to the central control screen, and alerting by lights and sounds when detecting moving objects with high temperature. The safety and well-being of our guests, customers, and colleagues is a top priority at Furama Resort Danang as well as Ariyana Convention Centre.
According to Mr. Brett Burton – Area General Manager of Furama Resort, Villas & Ariyana Danang: “In the context of the epidemic’s challenge to the tourism industry and the change of market to local visitors, we will invest in strengthening disease prevention, to create a safer tourism environment that is capable of welcoming and controlling large groups of MICE. Thereby giving visitors confidence and peace of mind when returning to Danang”.
“Ariyana Convention Centre and Furama Resort Danang remains committed to enhanced levels of cleanliness and will continue to build on existing rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols previously applied. The new remote Thermal Camera and Temperature Monitoring system will complete our safety and epidemic prevention system and increase our capacity to serve larger groups”, Mr. Burton added.
This is also a move in response to the tourism promotion programs of Danang City when the government introduced policies to support businesses to restore MICE services, “Danang By Night” night activities, Lighting Performances, and Summer Rendezvous for example. The cities expectation is to welcome 100 MICE delegations in 2021 and increase the number of guests by more than 85% compared to 2020. In March and April, Ariyana Convention Centre will welcome 3 to 4 MICE groups.
Lunar New Year (Tet) celebrations have been organised worldwide to help Vietnamese people living abroad enjoy a warm and familiar traditional New Year festival. On February 6 evening, the Vietnamese Embassy in China held a get-together to celebrate Tet for staff of the embassy and Vietnamese representatives and Vietnamese families in Beijing.
Chargé d’Affaires Pham Thanh Binh informed the participants of Viet Nam’s political and socio-economic achievements in the past year, wishing the Vietnamese community in China continue supporting each other and contributing more to the country.
On the same day, the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane, Laos, organised a programme offering participants a chance to wrap Chung cake, a traditional cake of Vietnamesee people during Tet holiday. After the programme, 300 Chung cakes were presented to families living in difficult circumstances in the capital city. Warm Tet celebrations were also held in other ASEAN member tsates such as Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore, and in Canada.
The Annual Year End and New Year party for all employees of the Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre Danang in the evening of January 5, 2020 with the theme “Always in start-up spirit” took place in a cozy atmosphere and created a deep motivating meaning for all employees. The party welcomed Mr. Nguyen Duy Minh – Member of the Presidium of Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, Member of the Commissioner, Chairman of Danang Labour Confederation; Mr. Hoang Huu Nghi – Vice Chairman of Danang Labour Confederation; Directors of long-time partners; Directors/ Deputy Directors of SOVICO Group’s members; Former Leaders, Senior leaders of Indochina Beach Hotel JSC with more than 300 members of Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and International Convention Center Ariyana Danang.
In the party, the invited guests and all employees enjoyed two special dance performances that were meticulously arranged, by members from different departments; diverse performances of cultural exchanges from impressive singles, duets and rock bands performed by members, … The lucky draw took place excitedly with many valuable gifts to the members.
The Year-end Party created a deep impression on the guests and all members. The Board of Directors and all staff of Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and Ariyana Convention Center Danang would like to thank Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hung and SOVICO Group, Madame Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, HDBank, SG Luxe Collection Pte Ltd. – Singapore, Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh – General Director of the Company, Mr. Le Dinh Nam – Deputy General Director cum Executive Assistant Manager, Mr. Le Van Tung – Chief Accountant of the Company and Financial Controller, the Anh Hoang Ngoc Event Company and many other sponsors.
Cultural tourism has become increasingly attractive to both domestic and international tourists over recent years and contributed to the tourism sector’s sustainable development.
Vietnam was recently named a Leading Heritage Destination, a Leading Cultural Destination, and a Leading Culinary Destination of Asia at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020.
It was the second consecutive year Vietnam was honoured in the three categories, confirming that culture, heritage, and cuisine are key factors bringing international titles to local tourism.
The project will be developed by VNAT’s Tourism Market Department based on planning and international experience in national brand building and development, with a focus on the two strongest fields of heritage and cuisine.
Cultural tourism is set to account for 15-20 percent of the 40 billion USD in tourism revenue earned annually by 2030. By 2025 and with a vision to 2030, Vietnam will boast many special, high-quality cultural tourism products that appeal to domestic and international tourists.
The tourism sector will concentrate on promoting the national brand for cultural tourism, supporting the development of heritage and culinary tourism products, and revamping policies encouraging heritage and culinary tourism./.