Vietnamese Culture: Street Cries | Tiếng rao

Vietnamese Culture: Street Cries | Tiếng rao

[Vietnamese below] If you’ve ever lived in Vietnam for an amount of time or even just came to Vietnam to travel for a few days, you would find some familiar street cries such as: Bánh mì Sài Gòn, 5000 một ổ, đặc biệt thơm bơ; Chưng gai bánh giò; Ai đồng nát ve...
Vietnamese Culture: Vietnamese people and the lunch-time nap

Vietnamese Culture: Vietnamese people and the lunch-time nap

[Vietnamese below] Vietnamese people have the habit of taking a lunch-time nap. This can be the result from the tropical climate weather and the big meal for lunch that makes people sleepy in the noon time after their lunch. Many foreigners find this habit to be...
Learn Vietnamese Online: Vietnamese Family Tree

Learn Vietnamese Online: Vietnamese Family Tree

[Vietnamese below] In Vietnamese family, people address each other basing on three main 3 factors: paternal or maternal (dad’s side or mom’s side), gender, and age. The below Vietnamese family tree will show you a typical addressing way for a Southern family....
Vietnamese Culture: Yin-yang Balance in Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese Culture: Yin-yang Balance in Vietnamese Cuisine

[Vietnamese below] The art of Vietnamese cuisine is very delicate and always follows the principle of yin-yang to ensure the balance. The harmony and balance of yin and yang are expressed in 3 aspects: – The yin-yang balance of ingredients in the dish. –...
Vietnamese Cuisine: Fried Spring Roll

Vietnamese Cuisine: Fried Spring Roll

[Vietnamese below] Fried spring roll can be called as “nem rán” in the Northern and “chả giò” in the Southern of Vietnam. It is considered as one of the national food of Vietnam. People can have it in daily meals or in offerings during big days...