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Chow Down and Warm Up with Hot Pot

Chow Down and Warm Up with Hot Pot August 6, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Nighttime hot pot is a good way to warm up on a cold Hanoi night. For a semi-temperate, semi-tropical city, Hanoi isn’t best equipped to stay warm during their short six to eight week cold, damp period – this where hot pot comes in. Hot pot in Vietnam is called lẩu and refers to the family style...

Holiday Hurrah: Tet Nguyen Dan

Holiday Hurrah: Tet Nguyen Dan July 29, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The most popular and important event of the year in Hanoi is Tet Nguyen Dan (translated from Sino-Vietnamese to Feast of the First Morning), or Tet for short, that occurs at the beginning of January or end of February. The holiday has strong ties to China beyond its Sino-Vietnamese name – the holiday...

Lunchtime Eats

Lunchtime Eats July 22, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Hanoi’s most famous dish is Bun Cha and is served only at lunchtime. It is made of barbecue minced pork balls in fish sauce with raw papaya, carrot and cold vermicelli noodles. Vermicelli, which translates literally to “little worms” in Italian, in East Asia are different from the Italian type...

Opera in Hanoi

Opera in Hanoi July 15, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel is located within the city’s famous French Quarter in which there is no mistaking the Franco-influence when you look out the hotel’s windows. Across the street from the hotel is the Opera Garnier, a smaller replica of the world renowned Paris Opera House. Although the...
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