Tortilla Da Nang
History by the Tortilla Industry Association
According to Mayan legend, tortillas were invented by a peasant for his hungry king in ancient times. The first tortillas, which date approximately 10,000 years before Christ, were made of native corn with dried kernel. Today, corn tortillas are made from either corn cooked in a lime-based solution or by using corn flour, producing a dough, forming it like a pancake and finally baking it in an oven.
Among native Mexicans, tortillas are also commonly used as eating utensils. In the Old West, “cowpokes” realized the versatility of tortillas and used tortillas filled with meat or other foods as a convenient way to eat around the campfire.
Thanks in part to the widespread popularity of Mexican and Southwestern cuisines, Americans love tortillas. In fact, tortillas are more popular today in the U.S. than all other ethnic breads, such as bagels, English muffins and pita bread.
In 2000, tortilla sales in the U.S. reached the $4.4 billion mark and are expected to hit $5.7 billion dollars in sales by the year 2002. As testament to their popularity, the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) estimates that Americans consumed approximately 85 billion tortillas in 2000 (not including tortilla chips).
Tortillas have found their place in the American mainstream diet, where they now serve as substitutes for traditional breads in such popular fare as hot dogs, lasagna, pitas, sandwiches and pizza. Tortillas can be used to hold a variety of fillings, used as tasty food scoops, toasted and topped with salad, or served hot and plain.
Tortillas are a flat bread made from either corn or wheat. The versatile tortilla can be warmed in the oven, steamed, grilled, fried, heated in a microwave or toaster or baked in the oven.
Da Nang – one of well-known tourism cities in Vietnam – has recently become more and more favorite to foreign travelers. Let’s explore reasons that make this famous city become one of ideal destinations in the world.
1. Top 10 Asia most attractive destinations
Most recently, in the end of November 2014, along with Hanoi, this is the second time Da Nang was listed in top 10 most Asia attractive destinations by Smart Travel Asia. The result was based on the ratings of its readers in three criteria including “actual use of the product”, “feedback from friends and colleagues”, and “visibility of the brand in their browsing space”. From these criteria, it can be clearly seen that Da Nang has created a good impression for travelers and become not only one of ideal destinations in Vietnam but also a favorite world-wide destination.
2. Top 20 world cleanest cities
Bach Dang Street in Da Nang
In APERC Presentations at the 44th Meeting of the APEC Energy Working Group in Washington, United States of America, Da Nang was recognized as one of 20 cities having the lowest carbon emissions in the world. In fact, when setting foot in Da Nang, travelers will be surprised by very clean and airy streets in this tourism city.
3. Top 3 world best airports
Recently, according to the survey of Dragon Air in 96 world-wide airlines, Da Nang International Airport was on top 3 the world’s best airports in terms of the service quality. The survey was conducted basing on some criteria such as service manner of staffs, space, infrastructure, food service, etc. Besides, Dragon Air also examined crew team before making the final results.
4. My Khe Beach – Top 6 world’s most seductive beaches
In 2005, My Khe Beach was voted as one of 6 most seductive beaches in the world by Forbes – one of the prestigious magazines in the United State. In addition, Sunday Herald Sun – an Australia website also remarked that My Khe is one of 10 most favorite Asia beaches of foreign travelers. My Khe Beach has 900 meter long with long white sandy beach with coconut trees, which makes tourists feel relaxed and enjoyed.
5. Dragon Bridge – one of world’s most beautiful bridges
Most recently, in a poll carried by Viralnova, Dragon Bridge was named in a list of the most beautiful bridges in the world. The poll results were basing on the ratings of the website readers.
Earlier, in April 2014, Dragon Bridge was also recognized as the most beautiful architectural bridge. Since its inauguration on March 2013, Dragon Bridge has become a symbol of Da Nang. With the length of 666 meters, the bridge connects the city center with the famous beaches and resorts.
6. The city of free services
In Da Nang, it is easily to see many complimentary services appearing throughout the city such as free Wi-Fi, free parking, free iced tea, free cancer treatment, and so on. Besides, on the way, in buildings under construction, travelers can meet a poster with a sentence “Rất xin lỗi! Khi thi công chúng tôi làm ảnh hưởng đến mọi người”, which means “We are so sorry! When beginning constructions, we do affect everyone”. Many travelers shared that the meticulousness even if in the smallest problem of Da Nang City has made it become more civilized. Visitors are often quite satisfied with this fact.
7. The city of new records
Da Nang has many building designs holding the world’s record such as Ba Na Cable Cars, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Dragon Bridge, and Sun Wheel… Located in the prime location of the city, this architecture becomes famous and familiar “check-in destination” of tourists. They are also the pride of Da Nang residents.
8. The city of affordable cuisine and friendly people
Visiting Da Nang, in addition to beautiful beaches and favorite attractions, visitors should not ignore to try its specialties at a reasonable price. Da Nang cuisine is one of important factor which helps this city become attractive to foreign travelers. Besides, visitors consider Da Nang as “Singapore of Vietnam” with the good quality service and friendly and hospitable citizens.