|On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
B: We’re happy to learn that people in Mexico also celebrate the victory of Vietnam’s August Revolution. Armando Francisco Higuera del Reyo wrote: “In Mexico we also celebrated the victory of the August Revolution of 1945 in Vietnam. 78 years ago, the Vietnamese people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, entered a new era of national independence.”
A: Johnny Antonio Ramírez López of Peru wrote: “Congratulations on the 78th anniversary of the day you established historic sovereignty. Vietnam’s heroic, glorious and beautiful history pages are written in world history. The world is proud to know that Vietnamese people continue to build on the ideal legacy of heroes and martyrs, of brave men and women who sacrificed their lives and blood to bring freedom, sovereignty and independence to future generations. This will always be honored with deep gratitude, admiration and respect. Congratulations on the 78th anniversary of the founding of a Republic that has chosen socialism as its guideline and has a great desire to achieve and change for the good of society.”
|Generations of VOV5's staff at the celebration of VOV5's 78th anniversary
B: Next, we’d like to thank Phetsavan and Vanxay of Laos for calling VOV to send greetings for the 78th anniversary of the Voice of Vietnam.
A: Vicentiu Gheorghe of Romanian wrote: “Thank you to VOV’s English Section, for giving me more opportunities to learn more about Vietnam, its land and people. I love you.”
B: Ashik Eqbal Tokon of Bangladesh wrote: “I highly appreciate your dedication to providing comprehensive news. I look toward to receiving more news from the English Section of VOV.”
A: Once again, thank you all for sending us greetings on our special days, National Day of Vietnam and VOV’s founding anniversary. On this occasion, we will produce special programs to give you more information about Vietnam’s history and its development over the past 78 years as well as stories about Vietnamese people, culture and traditions. So, keep tuning in to VOV.
B: Daovieng of Laos and many other listeners asked about the upcoming holiday and activities held on the occasion of Vietnam’s National Day, September 2.
A: We will have a 4-day holiday, from September 1 to September 4, when multiple activities will be held across Vietnam and as well as overseas.
B: Actually, many activities have already been held both inside and outside of Vietnam over the past few days to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day.
|A program themed “Happy Independence Day” will be held at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on the outskirt of Hanoi
A: At the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on the outskirt of Hanoi, a program themed “Happy Independence Day” will be held. The event promises a dazzling showcase of the rich traditional cultures through highland market space, enchanting folk dances, regional cuisines and other festive performances. More than 200 artisans and artists from various ethnic minority groups are set to participate in the festivities.
B: In the central city of Da Nang, more than 40 cultural and sports events are scheduled, including the “Da Nang Golf Tourism Festival 2023”. Nguyen Xuan Binh, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism said: “The Golf Tourism Festival will help promote the image of Da Nang, its cuisine, culture, and people. Apart from expanding tourism spaces, we have implemented programs and policies to attract more tourists and develop the city’s MICE tourism with a strategy to make Da Nang a center for high-quality tourism.”
A: A street culture festival will be held for the first time in Binh Thuan province this weekend as part of the National Tourism Year 2023. Vo Thanh Huy, Deputy Head of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said: “The Festival will draw more than 10 art troupes, including professional and amateur artists and will feature the cultures of different ethnic groups. Two rock concerts will be held early next month where the audience can join in.”
B: This week, VOVWorld received more than 390 emails, letters, and phone calls from listeners in 36 countries and territories.
A: In his email to VOV this week, Keo Rithy of Cambodia asked about salt coffee which is very popular in Hanoi nowadays.
B: Over the past 10 years, salt coffee has become quite popular as a “must-try” drink among local people and tourists visiting Hue. Hue is where salt coffee first appeared. Because of its unique flavor, this coffee has also served in several places from the North to the South, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
|Salt coffee is getting more popular across Vietnam
A: People typically associate coffee with a bitter flavor when they think about it. To create various unique flavors, there are, however, an increasing number of ways to make coffee as it grows in popularity over time. The amount of sugar, condensed milk, or even salt used as a flavoring can affect how bitter the coffee becomes and how delicious it will be.
B: Salt coffee is just regular coffee with salt added, as the name implies. The flavor, however, is not as commonly understand as opposed to how it is made. The addition of salt increases the release of sodium ions, enhances the visual appeal, and improves the flavor of the coffee.
A: Sodium ions are produced when salt is added to coffee, which helps to lessen the bitter flavor. This gives the coffee a little odd salty taste while yet making it pleasant and easy to drink.
B: For the same reason, salt is frequently added to food to improve its flavor. When brewing salted coffee, you can substitute a gentler sodium acetate salt if you’re terrified of salt.
A: Salt will increase the taste of coffee. The best thing about salt is that it increases the taste already available by a notably. In addition, many coffee drinkers need to limit the amount of sugar, but if pure coffee is too bitter, you can put some salt in the coffee.
B: How to make Vietnamese salt coffee? There are some steps. First, you need to coat the coffee with boiled water. That will help coffee stay warm as well as hygiene. Moreover, the coffee powder will bloom evenly and give the best taste when warm.
A: Then, you put the pure coffee in the filter, place it on top of the glass, use a wiper to press the coffee powder with moderate force.
B: The next step is pouring about 45ml of boiling water into the filly and brewing the mixture evenly. You should brew coffee only for about 1-2 minutes. Continue to pour another 50ml of boiling water into the filter. Wait for the coffee to drip down the glass until the water runs out.
A: Then you put 5g of salt in 200ml vegetable fat cream. Use a mixed whipping machine for 2-3 minutes. After that, you put 25ml of condensed milk in the brewed coffee and then add 15-20ml of the salty cream mixture to the finished salted coffee cup.
B: After making a cup of salted coffee, you can enjoy it with your family and friends. You will feel the difference between this type of coffee with regular milk and sugar coffee. It is possible to add a little ice to make the drink more relaxed in the summer.
A: Vietnamese salt coffee is a delicious drink and is not too difficult easy to make at home. If you refer to and apply those above, you can ultimately make a good cup of coffee in the right way. Pay attention to choosing pure coffee to make salted coffee to have a delicious and healthy cup. Enjoy!
B: For more recipes of Vietnamese food, check out our Food Delight segment on vovworld.vn. That’s all we have for today Letter Box. Once again, thank you all for tuning in to VOV and sharing your love of our country. We welcome your feedback at: English Service, VOVWorld, the Voice of Vietnam, 45 Ba Trieu street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Or you can email us at: email@example.com. You’re invited to visit us online at vovworld.vn, where you can hear both live and recorded programs.
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