'You're never alone': Russia celebrates its communal flats

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'You're never alone': Russia celebrates its communal flats

A leftover from the Soviet era, the communal flat or "kommunalka" with bathroom and kitchen shared by a dozen or so residents is very much alive in Russia's historic city of Saint Petersburg.

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European Food Festival to be opened in Hanoi

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) will organize the much appreciated and popular European Food Festival which is scheduled to take place in the National Library, Hanoi on May 14, 2016.

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Piece of needle found in pork at Vietnamese school kitchen

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Piece of needle found in pork at Vietnamese school kitchen

Police in the Central Highlands town of Da Lat are investigating an alleged food safety violation after cooks at a boarding school found a piece of an apparent injection needle in a piece of pork.

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Off-the-job training in hospitality

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VietStock FI English 3 month(s) ago

Dressed all in black, four fresh-faced students with watchful eyes crowd around chef Pak Sokal in the kitchen of the Lotus Blanc restaurant in Phnom Penh, hungry to learn everything the veteran chef knows about food preparation.

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Lotteria Vietnam fined VND146 mil for failing to meet food safety regulations

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health and the Bureau of Food Safety South March 18 issued a fine of VND146 million (US$6,549) Korean fast food giant Lotteria Vietnam and three food eateries of its because Lotteria has breached food safety regulations.

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Photos: Mother with 13 children lives in forest

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Photos: Mother with 13 children lives in forest

VietNamNet Bridge – Living in the forest, with a lack of knowledge about reproductive health, Mrs. Yen in Tay Tra District of the central province of Quang Ngai has given birth to 13 children.

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Monkeying around this Lunar New Year in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Monkeying around this Lunar New Year in Vietnam

Tet 2016 marks the beginning of ‘Binh Than’ or Year of the Monkey. Got your fireworks and votive paper organized? Have you made the Kitchen Gods happy and repainted the house? Yep, it’s going to be quite a year.

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What Tet holiday looks like in a Vietnamese prison

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What Tet holiday looks like in a Vietnamese prison

Quang Ninh Prison in the northern province started making banh chung, a sticky rice specialty of Tet, four days before the holiday peaks on February 8. Photos: Manh Thang - Viet Duc/Zing

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Vietnamese man, grandkid narrowly escape death in gas stove explosion

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Vietnamese man, grandkid narrowly escape death in gas stove explosion

A Vietnamese luckily escaped from the Death’s scythe when cooking at home, as he left the kitchen to play with his grandchild on Tuesday.

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Lunar New Year – the year’s biggest traditional holiday

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Lunar New Year – the year’s biggest traditional holiday

The traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) is the biggest and oldest festival in Vietnam, bringing its people together to celebrate the sacred and meaningful annual event.

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Photos: People release carps and rubbish in lakes

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Photos: People release carps and rubbish in lakes

VietNamNet Bridge – On Monday morning, many people in Hanoi went to lakes, ponds and the Red River to throw carp on the Day of the Kitchen Gods. People also threw ash, plastic bags and garbage into the lakes.

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Image: Palestinian and US Ambassadors celebrate Kitchen Gods Day in Vietnam

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Image: Palestinian and US Ambassadors celebrate Kitchen Gods Day in Vietnam

The two ambassadors joined in the Tet (Lunar New Year) custom of releasing carp on the occasion of the Kitchen Gods Day (23rd Lunar December).

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Vietnamese carp market ready for Kitchen God Day

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Vietnamese carp market ready for Kitchen God Day

Today is the 23rd day of the last lunar month. On this day, families across Vietnam bid farewell to Ong Tao (the God of the Kitchen), thanking him for watching over their house for another year. The Kitchen God will begin his trip to visit the Jade Emperor.

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Tet traditions honour Kitchen Gods

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Tet traditions honour Kitchen Gods

For most Vietnamese, Tet (Lunar New Year festival) has actually begun with the “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ceremony on the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year, which falls on February 1 this year. On this day, every family is busy staging a farewell ceremony for the Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods on their yearly visit of Heaven.

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Image: Carp village ready for Kitchen God worshiping ritual

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Image: Carp village ready for Kitchen God worshiping ritual

Villagers in Thuy Tram Village in Tuy Loc Commune, Cam Kho District, Phu Tho Province are rolling up their sleeves to harvest carp fish for sale in time for the Kitchen God worshiping ritual which takes place on the 23rd of the 12th lunar month, which falls on Monday next week.

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