Taste Atlas gives plenty of compliments to Top 4 Vietnamese beef dishes

Wednesday, 20/03/2024 21:37
According to VOV, international food website Taste Atlas has given plenty of compliments to the Top 4 Vietnamese beef dishes, all of which are traditionally reserved for special occasions across the country.
Beef stew (Bò kho) is one of Top 4 Vietnamese beef dishes. (Photo courtesy of Taste Atlas) 

Beef in vinegar hot pot (Bò nhúng dấm) is a Vietnamese version of a hot pot that is traditionally served in a communal style.

In its basic form, the dish consists of a vinegar-flavored broth that may also include coconut milk or coconut water, lemongrass, onions, or other additions. It typically comes with thinly sliced raw beef and an assortment of fresh vegetables and herbs such as bean sprouts, daikon, lettuce, cucumbers, mint, basil, and perilla leaves.

Beef stew (Bò kho) is a popular Vietnamese beef stew that can be consumed on its own or accompanied by a baguette on the side. It can also be served over noodles, whilst it is customary to serve a variety of fresh herbs on the side.

The website suggested that the dish is consumed for breakfast, garnished with chopped green onions, coriander, and onions.

Taste Atlas also recommended shaking beef (Bò lúc lắc). The main star of bò lúc lắc is diced marinated beef. The meat is shortly seared before it is then served on a bed of watercress and sliced tomatoes.

Additional toppings may include pickled onions and a dipping sauce resembling lime-based vinaigrette which can be drizzled over the meat or served on the side.

The food website added that steak and eggs (Bò né) is a traditional Vietnamese delicacy that's especially popular in Nha Trang. It's made with cuts of beef such as skirt steak that's marinated in spices and comes served on a sizzling hot cast iron plate with fried eggs, onions, chili sauce, and a dollop of pate.

About 10,000 cheap air tickets to be offered at VITM 2024

About 10,000 cheap air tickets are expected to be offered at the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2024 which is slated to take place from April 11-14 in Hanoi, VNA reported the data of the Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA).

At the 17th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2023. (Photo: VNA)   

At a press conference to announce the event on March 20, the association said that VITM 2024 themed “Vietnam Tourism – Green Transition for Sustainable Development” is hoped to attract over 450 booths and about 80,000 visitors. About 3,500 Vietnamese and international enterprises are expected to take part in the event.

VTA Chairman Vu The Binh said that VITM 2024 aims to jointly promote a new tourism trend – a combination of responsible tourism and environmental protection for development.

Tourism businesses, local authorities and tourists are called on to pay more attention to environmental protection through specific activities. The fair focuses on activities to contribute to turning tourism into a green economic sector, based on building green destinations, and green products, and developing tourism human resources with proper knowledge of green tourism. The moves aim to enhance the image of Vietnamese tourism in the international arena.

Binh said that the fair will create opportunities for Vietnamese and international tourism businesses to promote their brands, introduce products, develop business relations, and promote growth in all three types - outbound, inbound and domestic tourism.

Visitors to the event can enjoy interesting experiences with promotional tours, discounted air tickets, cheap hotel rooms and One Commune - One Product (OCOP) products from localities across Vietnam.

Within the framework of VITM 2024, a forum entitled "Vietnam Tourism - Green Transition for Sustainable Development" will be held on April 12, seeking green transformation solutions for Vietnamese tourism.

Localities, destinations, and businesses in the province of Kien Giang, Thai Nguyen, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh also planned to organise tourism promotion conferences at VITM 2024.

International cruise ships dock at Tien Sa port in Da Nang

Cruise ship Zuiderdam docked at Tien Sa port in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 19, with the vessel carrying more than 700 tourists of various nationalities onboard, reported VOV.

Foreign tourists take a city tour around Da Nang. (Photo: baochinhphu.vn) 

The ship’s one-day stay allowed foreign travelers to visit popular tourist attractions throughout Da Nang, including the Marble Mountains, the Cham sculpture museum, Han market, as well as taking a city tour around Linh Ung pagoda and My Khe beach.

On March 20, Da Nang continued to welcome cruise liner Resorts World One, with the vessel bringing over 2,000 tourists of American, British, French, Australian, and Canadian nationality to the central city.

The Da Nang Department of Tourism and other localities such as Son Tra, Hai Chau, Ngu Hanh Son, and Hoa Vang have all arranged forces in order to maintain security in a bid to ensure that foreign tourists enjoy a safe tour and have exciting experiences during their stay in the area.

Last year witnessed the central coastal city receive 22 international cruise liners with 18,000 arrivals on board. This figure is expected to rise to 45 ships and 40,000 foreigners over the course of this year, double compared to last year.

Vietjet opens a new route to Australia

Vietjet has opened a new direct route connecting the capital city of Hanoi with the beautiful port city of Sydney, bringing the total number of routes connecting Vietnam and Australia to seven, reported VNS.

The Sydney Opera House (Photo courtesy of Vietjet) 

The route will start operations on June 8, 2024, with two return flights per week, and a flight time of around 10 hours per leg, Vietjet said in a statement.

The flights from Hanoi to Sydney depart on Wednesday and Saturday every week at 17:10 and arrive in Sydney at 06:10 the following day. The flights from Sydney to Hanoi leave on Thursdays and Sundays at 8:30 and land in Hanoi at 16:00 on the same day (All local time).

To celebrate the newest route, Vietjet launches a big promotion party for Eco tickets priced from only zero đồng on www.vietjetair.com and the Vietjet Air mobile app for all flight routes connecting Vietnam and Australia from now until March 25, 202. These promotional tickets will have a flight period from now to October 31, 2024.

Furthermore, up to 500 Skypoints will be gifted to passengers flying on the inaugural flights of Hanoi-Sydney and Hanoi-Melbourne routes.

Nha Trang capitalising on advantages for cruise tourism

Leveraging existing advantages of an attractive destination for cruise tourism, the coastal city of Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa is continuing to refine related mechanisms and offer a variety of services meeting demand of those who come by sea, reported VNA.

The Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship docks in Nha Trang port. (Image: laodong.vn) 

According to the provincial Department of Tourism, the beach city offers the holidaymakers a short travel from the port to the central areas as well as numerous options for sightseeing and hands-on activities.

Tour operators noted that cruise tourism comes with a high-end customer segment with significant spending power. It also has very high expectations for services and tourism products. This reality necessitates ongoing efforts from Nha Trang authorities and businesses to improve infrastructure and service quality.

However, there is still much to be done in the future. For instance, most of these travellers only visit for the day without overnight stays. Additionally, local souvenirs and specialties remain lacking in distinctiveness and creativity.

Nguyen Thi Le Thanh, Director of the provincial Department of Tourism, stated that Khanh Hoa identifies this group as one of the main sources for the industry in the future.

The authority has so far directed its units to intensify promotion campaigns, enhance the workforce quality, encourage localities and businesses to develop distinctive products, and promote eco-tourism models and local cultural experiences./.

Compiled by BTA