Vietnamese broken rice among top 100 most popular rice dishes in Asia

Wednesday, 10/05/2023 15:11
International food magazine TasteAtlas recently selected Com Tam, Vietnamese broken rice, as one of the top 100 most popular rice dishes throughout Asia, reported the Voice of Vietnam.

According to the newswire, Com Tam is a traditional Vietnamese dish that is typically sold as a street food. It normally consists of broken and imperfect rice grains that have been traditionally thrown away after the milling process, but nowadays it makes up a signature dish of Ho Chi Minh City.

The magazine revealed that broken rice boasts a texture that is similar to normal rice, just smaller. When served, Com Tam is accompanied by numerous toppings, including fried eggs, shredded pork skin, grilled pork chops, or deep-fried fish patties.

The usual garnishes include lime wedges, chopped spring onions, and mint, while accompaniments served on the side include sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, pickled vegetables, or dipping sauces.

Furthermore, two other Vietnamese dishes were also named in the list, including Com Chien, Vietnamese Fried Rice, and Xoi Ga, Sticky Rice and Chicken.

TasteAtlas is widely viewed as one of the world's most prestigious traditional culinary experience travel guide websites, featuring a catalog of more than 10,000 types of food and drink from around the world. The recipes posted on this website are greatly appreciated by both food critics and journalists.

Vietjet offers 1 million tickets from 0 VND to welcome summer

Jubilantly welcoming the summer vibes, Vietjet has launched the year’s biggest promotion party with 1 million tickets from only 0 VND, gifting free 100,000 VND e-Vouchers and points on the loyalty program SkyJoy, pampering passengers with quality services, many choices of ticket classes which including hot meals and luggages, together with many attractive performances in flights and the return of the "Summer parade", reported Vietnam News Agency.

An aircraft of Vietjet Air (Photo: photo courtesy of Vietjet Air)

Starting the brilliant summer, from May 10 to May 17, 2023, 1 million 0 VND tickets (excluding taxes, fees, the holidays of each market) will be opened for sales at and Vietjet Air mobile app. With flexible flight schedules from August 10 to December 12, 2023, applying for the entire domestic and international flight network, this is a golden opportunity to plan for a great summer on new routes to Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) and to shopping paradises in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, etc.

Especially, when you successfully buy a ticket in the period from May 10 to August 15, 2023, you will receive an additional 100,000 VND e-Voucher (terms & conditions, see details at: at to apply for your next flight in all flight networks from August 10 to the end of December 31, 2023.

Additionally, Vietjet pampers you with the Vietjet SkyJoy loyalty programme, where passengers can use reward SkyPoints to redeem vouchers of Vietjet and services from 250 favorite brands of dining, resort and shopping in Vietnam, etc. via SkyJoy mobile app or website

More interestingly, Vietjet’s passengers will enjoy attractive performances from the ground to the clouds, wearing colorful masquerade costumes, meeting their favorite idols, especially with the return of the Night Summer Parade and unique art performances in vibrant music, modern neon lights. Let’s book Vietjet tickets now to discover everywhere, transform into any of your favorite characters and receive attractive gifts in flights.

Celebrating the jubilant party and the endless entertainments on the region’s newest and most modern aircraft, enjoying fresh and organic summer cuisines served by friendly professional attentive and dedicated cabin crews. A wonderful summer is waiting for you to experience and enjoy. Do not miss the information about events, gifts and attractive offers at website and Fanpage:

The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionized the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations, and performance, applying the latest technology to all activities and leading the trend, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars by the world’s only safety and product rating website and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in many consecutive years. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.

Durian exports forecast to boom

Vietnam’s durian exports are expected to see a boom in the time ahead when the durian harvest season reaches its peak, reported Vietnam News Agency according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam’s durian exports are expected to see a boom in the time ahead. (Photo: VNA)

In the first three months of this year when the main durian season had yet to come, export of the fruit still grew sharply, making up 16% of the country’s fruit and vegetable export revenue, the ministry said.

Customs statistics show that in the first quarter, Vietnam earned 153 million USD from durian exports, up more than 8.3 times from the corresponding time last year, with China accounting for up to 87% of the market share, hitting nearly 134 million USD in turnover.

Vietnam is likely to earn 1 billion USD from durian exports this year. (Photo: VNA)

The neighbouring country was also the biggest buyer of Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable in the reviewed period with 41%. Apart from durian and dragon fruit, it imported large amounts of Vietnamese banana, jackfruit and mango.

Vietnam’s vegetable and fruit exports are predicted to continue growing strongly in the second quarter and the whole year to reach yearly revenue of 4 billion USD, up 20% from 2022.

Notably, the country is likely to earn 1 billion USD from durian exports this year.

Labour market to record 150,000 new jobs in Q2: ministry

About 150,000 new jobs will be created in the second quarter of this year, including 28,200 in electronics and optical device manufacturing, 18,600 in food processing, and 4,700 in beverage production, reported Vietnam News Agency according to prediction from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

 A garment factory in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

MoLISA forecast the most sought jobs will be related to manual works in the industrial sector, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, production management, personnel management, and project management.

Meanwhile, the most in-demand jobs will be relevant to software development; network administration; network security; data analysis and communications; accounting and finance; marketing, sales, and product management; health care; as well as mechanics, electronics, and automation.

However, the ministry also pointed out that the labour market is facing numerous challenges in Q2, which will lead to the loss of 38,100 jobs in the garment industry, 38,000 in furniture production, and 37,800 in record printing and copying.

Data from the General Statistics Office show that nearly 294,000 workers suffered from lay-offs or furloughs due to businesses’ shortages of orders in Q1.

Nearly 118,000 workers in enterprises lost their jobs in Q4 of 2022, and this number approximated 149,000 in Q1 this year.

Experts held that it is necessary to take actions in response to the order decline facing many companies in such major industrial hubs as Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Bac Ninh, and Bac Giang.

Ho Thi Kim Ngan, deputy head of the labour relations division of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, blamed the recent lay-offs on order shortages, noting that when cutting personnel, businesses will remove less skilled workers first and retain high-level ones who can work in many positions.

The official recommended that to respond to changes in the labour markets, workers should improve their skills to meet jobs’ requirements. She also pointed out the need for enterprises to provide short- and long-term training for their employees.

Meanwhile, state agencies and training centres should also increase coordination with businesses to improve workers’ skills while grasping demand in the labour market to better connect businesses with job seekers, Ngan added./.

Compiled by BTA