According to the Vietnam Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises Association, there are now 5.5 million household businesses.
Rau bí or pumpkin buds are a popular ingredient in many dishes in Việt Nam but the best is rau bí xào tỏi (stir fried with garlic), said Phạm Tuấn Hải, a former judge on Việt Nam Master Chef.
Việt Nam recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of the country’s reunification and victory over a global superpower, but it has also been praised internationally in the past few weeks for initially winning the battle against an invisible enemy – the novel coronavirus.
May 2 marks the 100th day since COVID-19 appeared in Việt Nam. Việt Nam News presents a timeline of the pandemic.