Ngo Thieu (2nd L), 106, is a famous xi ma phu maker in Hoi An. He has made a living from selling xi ma phu for many years - Photo: Dong Nguyen Xi ma phu originated in China but through time has become a specialty of the ancient town of Hoi An. It is a favorite dish for many domestic and international visitors thanks to its unique taste and smell. The main ingredient of xi ma phu is of course black sesame seeds. The maker can add some local ingredients such as kudzu flour, sweet potato starch, and some fragrant herbs. Therefore, xi ma phu is not only tasty but also very good for health. Ngo Thieu is one of the most well known xi ma phu makers in Hoi An. However, he has retired due to old age and his offspring are now in charge of his business. To introduce the xi ma phu making tradition to visitors, the Hoi An Center for Culture, Sports, Radio and Television cooperates with local authorities and Ngo Thieu family to organize the … [Read more...] about Learning how to make sweet soup of black sesame seeds in Hoi An
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Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai (Source: phapluatxahoi.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai has been named one of six notable names of Asia that are good enough to play in Europe this summer. According to the foxsportsasia.com website, Hai is the hottest property in Southeast Asian football at the moment. He has enjoyed a sterling past 15 months starting last January when he helped Vietnam reach the final of the AFC U-23 Championship. Since then, he has been in inspirational form as the Golden Stars won the AFF Suzuki Cup, reached the quarter-finals of AFC Asian Cup 2019 and finished fourth at last year’s Asian Games. Hai has already garnered interest from several clubs across Asia but V.League 1 defending champions Hanoi FC are said to be reluctant to cash in on his services yet, although that could just prove impossible if an offer from Europe comes through. Besides Hai, the website called Takefusa Kubo, who has scored four … [Read more...] about Hai named in top 6 Asian footballers ready to play in Europe
Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải. — Photo phapluatxahoi.vn HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải has been named one of six notable names of Asia that are good enough to play in Europe this summer. According to the foxsportsasia.com website, Hải is the hottest property in Southeast Asian football at the moment. He has enjoyed a sterling 15 months starting last January when he helped Việt Nam reach the final of the AFC U-23 Championship. Since then, he has been in inspirational form as the Golden Stars won the AFF Suzuki Cup, reached the quarter-finals of AFC Asian Cup 2019 and finished fourth at last year’s Asian Games. Hải has already garnered interest from several clubs across Asia but V.League 1 defending champions Hà Nội FC are said to be reluctant to cash in on his services yet, although that could just prove impossible if an offer from Europe comes through. Besides … [Read more...] about Hải named in top 6 Asia to play in Europe
VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi from April 18-20, has highlighted the important role played by professional journalism in the context of the emergence of social media and challenges posed by it. With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
The queue to catch Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch in person begins Apr 16, 7am at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall B. (Photo: Marvel Studios) You’ve read the big Avengers news. Here's how to score a spot on the Red Carpet Fan Event of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War to meet Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karen Gillan and director Joe Russo. This free event will be held on Apr 16, 7.30pm at Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza, located at the outdoor promenade overlooking Marina Bay. The queuing, however, begins at 7am that morning at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall B. You will need to provide a photo ID, full name and contact number in person during registration for a non-transferable wristband and a paper slip detailing your admission time and entry points to the Event Plaza. Those below the age of 13 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and all parties have to be registered. While waiting, fans can head to Sands … [Read more...] about How to score a spot at the Avengers: Infinity War Red Carpet Event