Vietnam is the second largest coffee producing country in the world, and globally the second largest exporter of cashew. It accounts for nearly 40 % of the world’s cashew nut production.

 

According to the Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport’s records or 2013, 37 million people were registered as bike users, in a population of over ninety million. That means over 40 percent of the population uses motorbikes in Vietnam, as opposed to only two million registered car users.

Vietnam is the second largest coffee producing country in the world, and globally the second largest exporter of cashew. It accounts for nearly 40 % of the world’s cashew nut production.

While many nationalities and faiths have their own gods and goddesses for foods and agriculture, Vietnam is the only country to have a god for the kitchen, named Ong Tao. The deity is supposed to make his appearance each year during the Vietnamese New Year and carry back a progress report of household activities of every house he visited.

The Vietnamese are fond of Tiet Canh, a traditional Vietnamese dish cooked with fresh animal blood. Another sought after victual is snake wine which is prepared by soaking snakes in rice wine which then extracts the venom of the reptiles, which in turn induces life, vitality, and  recuperative attributes into the wine.

 

Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.

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