Street Food Stall ” Smile of Shinbi”

Welcome to Vietnam Untold! Today, we gather to share extraordinary stories of ordinary people with hearts filled with compassion. In the bustling city of Hanoi, a beacon of hope shines brightly at a humble street food stall called ‘Nụ cười Shinbi” or “Smile of Shinbi”  

Deep within this small corner of the city, away from the glitz and glamor of fancy restaurants, a remarkable tale unfolds. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Vu, a brave breast cancer fighter, finds solace and strength amidst her battle. Since August 2022, she has been receiving treatment at K Hospital, where the burden of medical expenses weighs heavily on her finances. To save costs, she seeks refuge in the warm embrace of this street food stall and the optimism and strength to fight against illness.

At the stall, cancer patients, after finishing their meals, often insist on paying, bringing emotional comfort to all. The revival of the stall also attracted enthusiastic volunteers who lent a helping hand. Neighbors, young and old, gather each morning to assist with food preparation and vegetable picking. Volunteers from other areas, some from distant places, also join the cause. Their combined efforts, along with the spreading of the stall’s story through social media and word of mouth, have garnered substantial support.”

The affordable 2,000-Dong or 10 cent meals provided by ‘Nụ cười Shinbi’ have become a source of strength for cancer patients enduring long-term treatments. They instill resilience and restore faith in life. The compassionate actions of this humble street food stall have captured the attention of the media, inspiring people from all corners of the country with its selflessness and compassion.

This small corner of Hanoi has become a beacon of hope, not only for cancer patients but for the entire community. It serves as a powerful reminder of the profound impact of kindness, compassion, and the simple act of sharing a meal.”

In a world often overshadowed by negativity, this story reminds us that every individual possesses the power to make a difference. No act of kindness is too small, and a simple meal can nourish not only the body but also the soul.”

This is Vietnam Untold, bringing you stories of hope, resilience, and the untold heroes of our nation. Join us next time as we uncover more inspiring tales from the heart of Vietnam. Goodbye for now.