Banh Tet: Traditional cake in southern Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 4 day(s) ago 1 related news

Banh Tet (round glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake enjoyed by southern Vietnamese people on the occasion of the lunar New Year. It is considered a variant of Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cake), which is more popular in the northern region.

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Okvau gold deposit could have a fat cousin

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Australian mining firm Renaissance Minerals has identified an anomaly during geophysical surveys of its Samnang prospect in northeastern Cambodia that hints at a possible large-scale gold deposit, the company said in an ASX announcement yesterday.

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20,000 workers receive free bus ticket to return homeland forTet

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20,000 workers receive free bus ticket to return homeland forTet

20,000 poor workers in Ho Chi Minh City’s industrial parks and export processing zones were provided with free travel home as the Lunar Year of the Goat comes near-end.

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How Americans got so fat, in charts

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How Americans got so fat, in charts

Americans should eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while cutting back on added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat, according to new dietary guidelines published by the federal government Thursday. The guidelines, which influence school lunch menus and federal nutrition policy, also recommend eating more seafood in place of other proteins like meat, poultry, and eggs.

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Tax rates proposed for two fats for milk

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Tax rates proposed for two fats for milk

The Ministry of Finance has proposed a standard tax rate for anhydrous butter fat (ABF) and anhydrous milk fat (AMF), two different kinds of materials for processing milk products.

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes

Eight dairy importers and producers in Vietnam may be able to escape back taxes of VND700 billion (US$30.69 million) in a controversial case of import tariff calculations that even officials cannot see eye to eye on.

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes of $30 million

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes of $30 million

Eight dairy importers and producers in Vietnam may be able to escape back taxes of VND700 billion (US$30.69 million) in a controversial case of import tariff calculations that even officials cannot see eye to eye on.

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Christmas wish list from Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Christmas wish list from Vietnam

Editor’s note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian living in Hoi An in central Vietnam. He frequently writes columns for Tuoi Tre News about his life experiences in the country.

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Social News 16/12

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Social News 16/12

Fire destroys ship off Binh Thuan

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Dak Lak farmer produces ‘elephant coffee’ for $100/kg

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Dak Lak farmer produces ‘elephant coffee’ for $100/kg

VietNamNet Bridge – Discovering that domestic elephants like to eat ripened coffee beans, a farmer in Dak Lak province, the Central Highlands of Vietnam, researched to produce his own specialty – elephant coffee, which is sold for VND1.5 to VND2 million ($70-$100) a kilo.

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Unique field-mouse market in North Vietnam

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Unique field-mouse market in North Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – This special market opens for a few hours, from 3pm to 6pm, and only from October through December, when field mice are fat and often hide in holes to avoid the cold.

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Dairy firms protest customs' demand for $43.84 mln in back taxes

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Dairy firms protest customs' demand for $43.84 mln in back taxes

Eight dairy producers and importers in Vietnam have sought the government's help, claiming that they are unfairly asked by customs to pay around VND1 trillion (US$43.84 million) in back taxes.

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Is Vietnamese food really healthy?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Is Vietnamese food really healthy?

Vietnamese food is delicious and it is often cited as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. To make sure that this was true, we spoke to Antoine Yvon, the head nutritionist at CMI hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. You will finally know if all those banh mi sandwiches are good for you, if you should drink the broth of your pho or not, and the name of Vietnam's only superfruit. The interview was translated from French.

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This cloth-making technology is turning trees into noodles

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This cloth-making technology is turning trees into noodles

Faced with tightening competition for the textiles it’s been making for almost 100 years, Omikenshi Co. is trying to get into the health-food business, using its cloth-making technology to turn trees into noodles.

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UK Film Week 2015: “Music is Great Britain”

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

UK Film Week 2015: “Music is Great Britain”

From The Beatles to Queen, from The Rolling Stones to One Direction, from Elton John to Amy Winehouse, Adele to Ed Sheeran, musical talents from the British Isles have been ruling the world. But there is much more to tell behind all the glory and fame, this year’s UK Film Week in Vietnam pays tribute to all the unsung heroes in making music as an integral part of Great Britain.

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