Author: Kevin Le

 Hủ Tiếu Mực Ông Già Cali in coastal Vũng Tàu City specialises in only one dish – hủ tiếu – served with a tasty signature broth that keeps diners, including Mỹ Duyên, coming back for more. ON THE SIDE: Hủ tiếu mực is served with fresh bean sprouts and crown daisy, and homemade green pepper sauce. VNS Photo Minh Phi Along with bánh canh, a thick rice-noodle soup, hủ tiếu (thin rice-noodle soup) is a popular dish in southern Việt Nam and also happens to be my favourite. The soup is served with different kinds of broth…

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  Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee Dương Anh Đức inspects concentrated quarantine conditions at Norfolk Hotel in HCM City’s District 1 on Friday yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Đinh Hằng HCM CITY – Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of HCM City People’s Committee, on Friday ordered karaoke venues, discos and bars to close until further notice following a new community – based COVID-19 case found on Thursday. Speaking at a meeting on Friday, Phong said the man, patient number 2910, is from the northern province of Hà Nam and had been visiting a relative in HCM City’s Bình Tân District.  The man decided to visit a health clinic…

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  HCM City drew 1-1 with Viettel in the V.League 1 on Tuesday. Photo vtc.vn Football HCM City — Hosts HCM City FC drew 1-1 with defending champions Viettel in the V.League 1 on Tuesday, denting their hopes of retaining the title. Viettel got the opening goal at Thống Nhất Stadium from Bruno Matos in the 17th minute after a howler by home goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung and while they created plenty of chances, the visitors failed to double the lead due to wasteful finishing. After the break, HCM City equalised in the 62nd minute, with…

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Football Hà Nội FC captain Nguyễn Văn Quyết (left) challenges Bình ĐỊnh’s striker Nguyễn Xuân Nam during their V.League 1 on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of VPF HÀ NỘI —  The V.League 1 match between Hà Nội FC and Sài Gòn FC will be played behind closed doors to avoid the spread of COVID-19. In an announcement on their Facebook page, the capital club said: “The Hàng Đẫy Stadium will not open for supporters including those with season tickets for the match between Hà Nội and Sài Gòn on May 2. It is because of the recent cases of COVID-19…

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Football Coach Ngô Quang Trướng has left Sông Lam Nghẹ An after his team fell to the bottom of V.League 1. Photo of VSI HÀ NỘI — Sông Lam Nghệ An’s head coach Ngô Quang Trường and president Nguyễn Hồng Thanh have both resigned after a run of poor results. A 0-2 loss to Hải Phòng early this week pushed Sông Lam Nghệ An (SLNA) to the bottom of the V.League 1. They have just 10 points after 11 matches and are serious contenders for relegation. It was the final straw for the coaching board and signaled change. …

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  Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN. VNAVNS Photo HÀ NỘI – One of Việt Nam’s top priorities in its agenda as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-2021 is to strengthen the role of regional and sub-regional organisations, Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý told the Vietnam News Agency on Thursday. Quý, who is also Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, made the statement following an April 29 meeting to review Vietnam’s rotating month-long UNSC presidency in April. During the first time serving as UNSC President last year, Việt Nam successfully hosted an open…

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  Anti-erosion dyke being built alongside Ô Môn River, Cần Thơ City in Mekong Delta region. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Disaster prevention should be a radical, long-term strategy, based on new technology such as forecasting and remote sensing to minimise damage. That was the message from Lê Minh Hoan, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and deputy chairman of the Central Steering Committee on Flood and Storm Control who was speaking at a disaster prevention this week. According to a report last year by the Central Steering Committee on Flood and Storm Control,…

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  Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers search men at a road checkpoint on the outskirts of Kabul on April 29, 2021. AFP/VNA Photo PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan – At least 21 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday when a car bomb exploded in an Afghan city south of the capital that President Ashraf Ghani blamed on the Taliban. The blast occurred in a residential area of Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province, as people were breaking their Ramadan fast, and came on the eve of the formal start of the US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian told reporters…

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  Vietnamese players compete at the current National Futsal Championship. Photo courtesy of VFF HÀ NỘI — National coach Phạm Minh Giang said Việt Nam are happy with the Futsal World Cup playoff draw in which Việt Nam will play Lebanon searching for a second visit to the global tournament. The Asian Futsal Championship which is a qualifier of the World Cup was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, organisers decided Japan, Iran and Uzbekistan got automatic places in the final based on results in recent tournaments. Four teams will compete for two remaining berths. Iraq will face Thailand, while…

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Hòa Bình FC players at their sending-off ceremony last week. Hòa Bình will play Vĩnh Phúc in the opening match of the Asanzo Cup next month. Photo courtesy of VFF Football HÀ NỘI — The national second division football tournament will kick off early next month with the participation of 14 teams. The third tier tournament, sponsored by the electronics firm Asanzo, will see teams competing in two groups in two legs in a round-robin format. The first leg is from May 4 to June 6 and the second from July 5 to August 4. The opening match will be between Hòa Bình and…

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