Category : , , , - By Brian Vu - At 10/08/2017 01:11:00 AM - No comment
Tea leaf salad, Nga htamin (fish rice) or sweet cakes are some of must try item of food in Burma.
Lephet Thoke (tea leaf salad): When it comes to the golden land, we cannot ignore the exotic tea leaf salad of this country called lephet thoke. The dish has the main ingredient of fermented tea leaves which then mixed with shredded cabbage, tomato, roasted beans and nuts, chili and garlic.
Nga htamin (fish rice): This dish is made with rice which cooked with turmeric then covered with a layer a crispy fish’s skin and garlic oil. It is usually served with deep – fried pork rinds bringing the distinctive flavors.
Burmese curry: This is the traditional Burmese dish which combines many condiments and ingredients. Pork, beef, mutton, fish and shrimp can all accompany with this special curry. The uniqueness of this dish comes from an incredible sauce made from fish and Balachaung (a condiment of fried onions, shrimp, garlic, ginger and chili).
Moun, bein moun, moun pyit thalet (Burmese sweet cakes): Burmese people usually have breakfast and afternoon tea with sweet snacks. The sweet flavor of these cakes comes from coconut milk, grated coconut, sticky rice and fruits unlike other have the sweetness from sugar. A perfect example of sweet snacks in Burma is Has nwin ma kin, a small cake made of mixture from flour, coconut milk, butter and raisins.
Hto – hpu nwe: This is a kind of food made from a kind of pea planted in Myanmar which then used to cook porridge. Hto hpu nwe is served with a sticky yellow sauce, herbs and chili flakes. You can also add chickens or pork to enhance the flavors.
Nangyi thoke (Burmese fried noodles): Burmese people seem to be addicted with fried dishes in which Nangyi thoke is one of locals’ favorites. Thick noodles are fried then put together with chicken, fish, poached bean sprouts and boiled egg. The ingredients then mixed with bean powder, turmeric and chili to bring the distinctive flavor for the dish.
Category : Top Destinations - By Brian Vu - At 8/13/2017 07:35:00 PM - No comment - Location: Dalat, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam
There are many attractions to visit in the city of thousand flowers, but Langbiang is one of the impressive destinations that certain visitors can not visit when visiting Dalat. Langbiang has long been considered a symbol of immortality for the legendary Central Highlands, associated with the legend of the love story of Lang and Biang.
For more information about the legendary mountain peaks of the Central Highlands, as well as more experience exploring Langbiang, we would like to introduce to you the article Experience of travelling to Langbiang Dalat. Hopefully with these sharing, you will have a trip with interesting experiences in the "roof of the Highlands".
About the legendary Langbiang Mountain
Langbiang is the highest mountain in Lam Vien, consisting of many different mountains, not just one Langbiang. In addition, Langbiang is called by the natives called Mother Mountain, consisting of two mountains called Ong Mountain and Ba Mountain. Langbiang is located in Lac Duong district, not too far from Dalat city center about 12km to the north.
The name Langbiang is associated with many interesting stories that not everyone knows. Ones must understand the culture of the Central Highlands to understand the origin, history and the name Langbiang. The Tay Nguyen people call Langbiang the Mother Mountain because matriarchal thought has long been embedded in the cultural transmission of residents (the matriarch is a long-standing social system in human history, and in our country The Central Highlands is the only place that maintains this regime by promoting and celebrating the role of women in the family and society.) Pictures of two mountains leaning on one another as if covering each other, suggesting the beauty and sacrifice of the woman.
Besides, the name Langbiang also associated with a legend and the love story of the love affair of talented son Lang and Biang. It is said that boys and girls born in two different tribes have accidentally met and fell in love with each other earnest. But the contrary, the customs and laws of the people have forbidden the two come together, so the two have escaped to the top of the mountain ... Their peaceful life ended when Biang fell ill . After a period of healing, Lang went down to find the healer Biang but the villagers chased and killed him. Biang bravely caught the poisonous arrows for Lang and died. Lang was so painful, his tears flowing into a large stream that is still called by the name of Golden Stream to remember the love story of Lang and Biang. The mountains where the boys and girls lie down have turned into two mountain peaks standing together that is still called Langbiang Mountain or Mother Mountain.
If you want to visit Hang Nga Dalat villa, you can easily choose the transportation because this electricity is located in the center of the city, to reach the top of Langbiang mountain, visitors will have to find out thoroughly to choose the most suitable vehicle because terrain is quite difficult.
Jeeps: Jeeps are a popular choice for tourists visiting Langbiang. Jeeps will take visitors from the foot of the mountain to the top of Radar in a simple and quick way. Beside that fun comedy with lots of fun stories are fun experiences for visitors. With this move you will save your time and "health" but the trip will lack of interesting challenges.
Walking: Walking is also one of the favorite choices of travelers to conquer Langbiang. Visitors can go along the asphalt road built from the foot of the mountain up to the Radar Hill area. With a length of about 6km plus steep terrain, visitors can take about 2 hours or more to reach the Langbiang.
Climbing: Climbing or Trekking is one of the exciting experiences to conquer Langbiang. Visitors will move to the top of the mountain by following the trails in the jungle for 3 to 4 hours, depending on the person. Although not easy, climbing is a great option for those who are interested in exploring and challenging.
Experience in the legendary mountain
Not only the highest mountain in Dalat, Langbiang also attracts visitors by the beautiful sights and interesting entertainment activities. So do not miss these great things, let’s visit the legendary LangBiang. It will be an ideal choice for visitors to fully enjoy the impressive experience with Langbiang.
From the top of the mountain you can see the "whole" embrace of the beautiful city of Dalat. A large city is soon lost in a picture in your eyes. Heaven and nature immense grandeur will embrace the traveler and bring the best feeling.
Coming to Langbiang, visitors will not only enjoy the majestic natural beauty, but also participate in many interesting and interesting activities here. Visitors can explore the cultural traditions of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands through activities such as camp fire, gong festivals, drinking wine and soulful souls following the legendary stories of this sacred land. In addition, with the kind of unique picnic travel like climbing, paragliding, down the mountain with a string, watching the city with binoculars or making a cowboy on horseback ..., also the interesting experience for visitors.
Langbiang is a magnificent natural masterpiece that the Creator has bestowed on the Central Highlands. Come to Langbiang to experience and discover, you will definitely have a trip with the best memories. Again we hope that with the article Experience of travelling to Langbiang Da Lat, visitors will have more useful knowledge about the legendary mountain and experience to explore Langbiang.
Category : Top Destinations - By Brian Vu - At 8/13/2017 07:10:00 PM - No comment - Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Not only is an 'outdoor studio' with many beautiful corners, Little Japan also has many restaurants with many standard Japanese dishes.
In the midst of bustling Saigon, with plenty of places to eat, you can also find yourself a peaceful space full of Japanese identity. Located in the alleyways of Le Thanh Ton - Thai Van Lung Street, a popular Japanese area is known as "Japan Town" or "Little Japan" of Saigon.
Just over 2km in District 1, from 15A, 15B Le Thanh Ton street to Thai Van Lung, and the surrounding streets like Ngo Van Nam, Thi Sach ... you will easily catch a lot of Japanese restaurant with wooden doors and bilingual signs.
Nearly "uniforms", the whole area has signs of wood, fabric, lantern in white and red color tone and the rolling door, which is characteristic of the country of cherry flowers. If there are no Vietnamese address lines, you would think you are in the middle of Tokyo.
This place is the focal point of 70 stores ranging from dining, spa, business establishments of the Japanese or related to Japan. Different from the other loud, bustling streets in Ho Chi Minh City, everything is cozy, small, beautiful, quiet in Little Japan.
Not only attracts visitors by the shops, but also the favorite place of photography, Little Japan is loved by young people, celebrity, magazine photography, fashion photo space… which is like a beautiful “outdoor studio".
In addition to businesses, the neighborhood is home to about 300 Japanese households, retaining many cultural characteristics, especially the civilization, cleanness and quietness.
You can go from many directions to the area, the most popular is from 8 Le Thanh Ton alley, with many shops. The legendary check in wall is enjoyed by many young people.
Just dressed in style and pose well, check in Japan, you can "fool" many people that you are traveling rather than in Saigon.
Most of the restaurant here is a gourmet restaurant with the characteristic of retaining the original flavor of the dish, partly because the owner is Japanese, partly because many Japanese are also living in Ho Chi Minh City.
Here, you can find most of the dishes from the popular to the country's rising sun like Ramen noodles, pancakes, Takoyaki pancakes, sashimi, sushi, mochi ... Taste is still very " Japanese standard".
Category : Top Destinations - By Brian Vu - At 8/13/2017 06:42:00 PM - No comment - Location: Ninh Bình, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam
Phat Diem Cathedral
Phat Diem cathedral is a 22 ha Catholic church complex located in Phat Diem town, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province. Phat Diem cathedral is considered by the media to be one of the most beautiful churches in Vietnam, like the "Catholic capital" of Vietnam.
Thung Nham Bird Sanctuary
Thung Nham Bird Sanctuary, located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, is one of the tourist destination full of cultural, spiritual, landscape and biodiversity factors. Beside the pleasure of sitting on the boat, admiring the lagoon, visitors also explore the wildlife of nearly 40 species of birds with about 50 thousand ones.
The Galaxy Cave (Thien Ha Cave) is located in Son Ha Commune, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province. The cave lies hidden in the mountain range, a mountain in the Trang An range. Mount Tuong is considered as a guard to protect Hoa Lu of King Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh. To explore the Galaxy cave, visitors will move from Muong Tho Ha village, Son Ha commune to a small canal with the length of about 1 km in the Ben river system, then continue to peddle on the 500 m long stone road near the foot of the Chess Mountain to get to the gates.
Hoa Lu ancient capital
Hoa Lu ancient capital is an important national relic complex and one of the four core areas of the World Heritage complex of Trang An. Historic Hoa Lu Ancient Historic Site has an area of 13.87 km² in Ninh Binh Province. With a time of more than 1000 years, ancient capital of Hoa Lu is a place to store historical relics through the ages.
Thai Vi Temple
Thai Vi temple in Van Lam village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, King Tran Thai Tong, Tran Thanh Tong ... The legend of Thai Vi temple was built on the palace of Vu Lam servants of Tran kings. Every three years, Thai Vi temple held a festival in 3 days from March 14-16 (lunar calendar) attracts many visitors to the cross.
Kim Son islands
Bai Ngang, also known as Kim Son island, is recognized by UNESCO as the world biosphere reserve. The area has about 200 species of birds, including 60 migratory birds, more than 50 species of birds. Many rare species are listed in the world's red book such as: royal spoonbill, albatross, white stork... Currently, few visitors know this place.
Dong Chuong Lake
Dong Chuong is a natural freshwater lake located in Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province. The lake is bent around the pine hills and has a perimeter of nearly 8 km. Surrounding the lake are pine shingles that create a fresh and romantic space between the majestic mountains and forests.
Ninh Binh Valley Homestay
Ninh Binh Valley Homestay is an ideal place for visitors who love beauty close to nature. Homestay is built in a vast valley of tranquil countryside of Hoa Lu district, surrounded by homestay is water and mountain so every afternoon you can watch the sun go down under the mountains. Sitting in bamboo houses you will also see white storks returning to the valley to find a place to sleep.
The bungalows here are designed with materials close to nature and environmentally friendly such as wood, bamboo, roof ... which is cool in summer and warm in winter. At any location of homestay, you can also enjoy the view of green nature. This will definitely be an unforgettable experience for any guest staying here.
Chezbeo Valley Bungalows
If you are bored with the resort, the ocean view resort is full of sunshine, and you want to find somewhere simple and calm, try Chezbeo Valley Bungalows, where you will feel like home, and the peace of mind when we wake up in the morning among a natural green space.
Chezbeo is a homestay located in the village of Kha Luong, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh, very close to Tam Coc, Bich Dong. From Hanoi, you can go motorbike to this place, then visit the famous scenic spots in Ninh Binh is also very convenient.
Chezbeo especially attracted people at first glance because the design which is completely different. Instead of staying in solid houses, you will have the feeling of "hidden" in the huts between the mountains and water.
Category : Top Destinations - By Brian Vu - At 7/20/2017 09:49:00 PM - No comment - Location: Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Bagan is not an strange destination for Myanmar travelers. Bagan is the land of rustic carriages, the ancient capital of Myanmar ... the world of thousands of ancient temples and colorful balloons.
Bagan is the most beautiful at dawn, if you come here, let’s say goodbye your warm bed, find a high temple can climb, spend time enjoying the beautiful scene of dawn, beautiful sobs, the scene can make the most demanding people also have to surprise.
The whole scene is immersed in frog in the early morning under the red of the dawn, on the temple floor.
As the sun is about to appear, the "giant bubbles" are ready to be released into the sky.
The sun appeared, the balloon also rose high, the sky was no longer dark, the fairy scene is emerging before the eyes of travelers.
It is said in Bagan that the two most beautiful times are sunset and sunrise.
- The perfect place to experience these great moments:
+ Shwe San Daw Temple, the most famous temple for sunrise and sunset, taxi circles called "sunrise pagoda", this place is quite high, beautiful and crowded tourists.
+ Lay Myet Temple: This place is not crowded, but the last day can not see the dawn because of fog, if more than 3 days you can choose here a day.
+ Dhamma Ya Zi Ka Temple, which is currently under repair, but the temple next to you can climb, and this place is full of trees, can see the sunrise or sunset with the green trees. I visited here twice, to watch the sunset but to see the rain.
As a person who does not have much interest in tourist sites with many monuments, temples, pagodas ... I also do not intend to go to Myanmar, to Bagan – it was just because of the promotional air ticket. However, once coming here, I am sure to come back many more times. This place is beautiful, let’s try to come, you will not regret.
Elwood Resort Phu Quoc Resort
Elwood Resort Phu Quoc is one of the ideal accommodation for your family when traveling to Phu Quoc. Located in Ong Lang hamlet, Cua Duong commune (Phu Quoc), Elwood Resort Phu Quoc is only 6.5 km from the city center and near Dinh Cau. With convenient location, from the resort you can easily move to the famous attractions of Phu Quoc.
Built in 2016, Elwood Resort Phu Quoc is a 4 star international standard hotel, designed in classic style. For those who love the airy space close to nature, Elwood Phu Quoc will not disappoint you. Step into the resort, you are like a return to the peaceful life of a village in Vietnam through images such as bamboo, bamboo bridge, jar, roofs ... making every tired of normal life tan sea.
Elwood Resort Phu Quoc has 39 bungalows, including Lounger Bungalow, Tropic Bungalow and Family Bungalow. The rooms are designed in warm colors mixed with modern style, and equipped with facilities promising to bring you relaxation, comfort during the break. Family Bungalow is a great place for your family, spacious room and garden space you will have fun moments with your baby. In particular, Family Bungalow also has its own kitchen to help your family together to prepare delicious meals during the holiday.
In addition, the resort also offers a completely free play area for children and a variety of recreational services such as fishing, relaxing spa, free airport pick-up and drop off transfers. Move to the city center, bring the most satisfaction to visitors. Come to Elwood Resort in Phu Quoc, not only enjoy the relaxing holiday but also the place where families have happier moments together.
Novotel Resort Phu Quoc
Located in the Sonasea Villas & Resort complex and managed by the prestigious Accor Group, the Novotel Phu Quoc Resort is located right in the center of Bai Truong, just 25 minutes ride from Duong Dong Town.. On this favorable location, Novotel Phu Quoc built a total of 366 hotel rooms and 96 villas, all of which are associated with the familiar fishing village image interwoven with modern style.
The step-level design of the terraced fields helps the hotel rooms look towards the sea. Each room here gives you a feeling of great comfort, not only through the spacious space, but also the interior is arranged in harmony, the balcony with sunlit sun terrace to help you have a panoramic view of the garden courtyard wind sea of the resort.
Particularly, villas of 200-272 m2 are designed to meet the needs of each family member (4-12 persons) such as 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms. The villa also owns a private swimming pool and private garden, providing a private space for each family to enjoy their free time during their stay.
In particular, the resort also provides children with a variety of recreational activities at the children's club. This is a place not to be missed for children, with a professional and dedicated staff, ensuring children angels will have a lot of fun time.
Vinpearl Resort Phu Quoc
Located in Long Beach, Vinpearl Phu Quoc covers a total area of over 300 hectares, including five star hotels and villas with 750 hotel rooms. Designed in the style of contemporary architecture, interior decoration subtle, Vinpearl Phu Quoc offers visitors luxury resort experience and close to nature.
The whole interior of each villa is a reflection of the sophistication, elegance and grace of the classic or modern architectural style. All Vinpearl villas are located on the coast, looking out: garden view, sea view, swimming pool depending on your preference, you can choose one of the villas here to make a great "home" for your holiday.
In addition, the Vinpearl Land entertainment area with a variety of games, entertainment or natural exploration at Vinpearl Safari Park, all will bring you the moment of relaxation and fun games with your family.
Category : - By Brian Vu - At 7/16/2017 08:40:00 PM - No comment - Location: Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Chicken rice, Vietnamese bread recipe, Vietnamese Cao Lau recipe, .. have long been familiar to both national and international tourists and has been mentioned as distinguishing characteristics of Hoi An by magazines inside and outside the region.
The tasteful and rich Hoi An chicken rice is characterized by the color of rice, various kinds of herbs, and even the chicken meat. Tourists can order a portion of chicken rice priced at 2$ or order other dishes if you travel in group. Of course, there is no shortage of restaurants that serve this dish, but for the most highly complimented ones, I would recommend the restaurant of Grandmother Buoi on Phan Chu Trinh Street, Ms. Huong on Le Loi Street, and Ly chicken rice restaurant.
Vietnamese Cao Lau recipe
A bowl of Vietnamese Cao Lau recipe consists of noodles boiled with water, a little bit of beansprout slightly scalded with boil water, and a variety of herbs, the specialty of Tra Que village. Moreover, it is covered by thin slices of Cha Xiu and crispy skin of pork. Thus, you definitely enjoy a bowl of tasteful and fragrant Cao Lau and full your stomach with only 1$ at the same time. The dish is served food stands and restaurants in Hoi An, but for the reason of the most famous ones, I would recommend that of Thanh on Thai Phien Street and Grandmother Be’s on Tran Phu Street.
Vietnamese bread recipe
Bread is definitely one of the most “must-try” dishes during your cuisine exploration in Hoi An. It is filled with pate, grilled pork, pork rolls, herbs and special sauces. As you can guess, there id no shortage of food stands that serve this tasteful and fragrant dish, but for the reason of the most famous ones, I would recommend that of Phuong and Madam Khanh. They promise to satisfy your appetite for food, even that of the gourmet, picky eaters, and fastidious guests. The price of a loaf of this special bread fluctuates from 20,000 to 25,000 VND.
Grilled meat on skewers
Walking along Tran Phu Le Loi, Tran Hung Dao, and Bach Dang Streets, tourists definitely see numerous food stands that serve grilled meat on skewers. The tasteful and fragrant pork, which is grilled on a charcoal fire, is rolled with thin rice cake, herbs, sour star fruit, cucumbers, then, served with a special sauce. A skewer of grilled meat is priced at 5,000 VND.
Banh Trang Dap
Banh Trang Dap consists of two pancakes grilled on a charcoal fire, of which a wet pancake is kept in the middle. To enjoy this fragrant cake, you have to spread out your hands, top the cake slightly till it separates into pieces, then, roll up them and eat with a special sauce. The sauce is made of sugar, fried dried onion, minced pineapple, garlic and green chili. The most famous restaurant that offers this cake is Ba Gia restaurant, Cam Nam commune.
Banh Beo (Steam rice cake)
Hoi An Steam Rice Cake, which is served in small bowls, is filled with pork, shrimps, crispy pork fat, fried shallots, dried shrimp powder, and fish sauce. The tasteful dish is offered at small shops in Cam Chau, Cam Nam, and Hoi An Market. Price for a bowl Banh Beo is 3,000 VND.
Tao Pho (Silken Tofu)
Sauntering along Hoai River in the evening, you would probably see many street vendors which offer Silken Tofu. A bowl of Tofu is added in ginger, white jelly, and coconut milk, so it’s one of the most favorite food during these hot days. A portion os silken Tofu is priced at 10,000 VND.
Category : Top Destinations - By Brian Vu - At 7/13/2017 09:21:00 PM - No comment - Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Sora City Café
Sora City Café is characterized by the Japanese architectural styles right in the heart of the city. Entering the coffee house, you might not imagine that it is actually a bike shop. Although it offers a simple menu of famous Japanese desserts, dorayaki (red bean cake) with matcha cream, for instance.
Sugga Café has long been known as a coffee shop or a dessert restaurant. Featuring and pastel wooden furniture, the shop is undoubtedly an ideal destination for those who love taking check-in pictures. In addition to the desserts, the shop offers main courses, so you certainly full your stomach.
Simple Day Cafe & Ice-cream Shop
Being owned by the same owner, Simple Day Café and Ice-cream shop shares the same design style as that of Think Cafe. While Think Café mainly offers mousse and bread, the shop serves breakfast and ice cream.
Vanilla Bake Shop Cafe & Bakery
Characterized by the architecture and design of a classic cake factory, the open space of the open kitchen in Vanilla Bake Shop Cafe & Bakery enables its guests to smell the fragrance of cakes. Housed on the grounds of the Vanilla Garden complex, the bakery becomes a popular destination with locals, tourists, gourmets, and celebrities although it has just been opened.
The Commons Complex
The Commons is the complex of hipster restaurants, the café and restaurants rather than a shopping mall. Featuring 28 stores, the complex is the custodian and curator of unique values of creative arts.
The Bloc Complex
Think of Cafe, Simple Day, About Life, Tree Box, etc seem to be unrelated to this complex, but they are actually owned by the same person and oriented in distinct styles. Although The Block Complex is housed far from the center of the city, you should definitely give it a try, especially during the happening of the workshops to explore the distinguishing features of this mini community.
China Town Night Market, Yaowarat Food Street
Having been known as the street food paradise of Bangkok, China Town definitely satisfies your appetite for food. When you are hungry, you should get there to savor tasteful foods and full your stomach at the same time. It promises not to disappoint you. You should enjoy fresh seafood at T & K or Rut & Lek that is highly recommended by those who did visit the market. In addition, you might try pomegranate juice, crab noodles, mango sticky rice, and a bowl of Hong Kong noodles recipe in the small alleys. Sounds amazing!
Thip Samai Pad Thai Restaurant
If you get there at rush hour, you might definitely join the queue for your turn. Because it is hot and humid in Bangkok in these days, you should take a seat near the air conditioner to comfortably enjoy the food. You shoulS give traditional Thai pad and special Thai pad a try which is usually served with a glass of orange juice. It’s such a wonderful day if you visit the Royal Palace before having dinner at Thip Sami.
Going shopping or even doing window shopping one of the “must-try” activity when traveling Bangkok. Walking along Sukhumvit Street to Siam Square, you see up to 10 shopping centers, namely Terminal 21, Siam Center, Siam Paragon, Central World, etc. If you get there at discount season, you definitely find high-quality items of famous brands of reasonable prices.
3Howw Hostel Sukhumvit 21
3Howw Hostel Sukhumvit 21 is one of the few popular guesthouses featuring simply modern decoration and style in Bangkok. It offers a variety of rooms, from dorm rooms to private rooms, fully equipped conveniences, so you can choose the one that meets our need of relaxation. Moreover, it only takes you 10 minutes to walk to the main road of Sukhumvit, sky train, and Terminal 21 shopping mall. Noticeably, the guesthouse often hosts Muay Thai matches attracting a large number of audiences on the highest floor.