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How to travel from Hanoi to Hue by bus

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

If you are not going on a generous budget, bus should be the best means of transportation to get from Hanoi capital city to Hue City in the Central Vietnam – the city of many historical monuments, spectacular beaches and romantic landscape. To get more information, you can click: Indochina tours and Vietnam From Hanoi

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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3 Nagas by Sofitel: Luang Prabang, Laos

3 Nagas by Sofitel: Luang Prabang, Laos

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

When we arrived in Luang Prabang, we were unsure where to stay. We walked around on the main road and passed by 3 Nagas by Sofitel. We decided to check it out and were really impressed with the facilities, so decided to stay here during our time in Laos. The biggest plus about 3 Nagas is the location. It is right on the main road in town and walking distance from almost everything you would want to visit in Luang Prabang. The hotel is a culmination of three different buildings, all of which are protected UNESCO world heritage buildings. This means that they are all original architecture buildings and preserved to maintain the authenticity. The buildings are of the original French colonial architecture. Being that these are protected sites, there has not been any modern updates such as sealing the Windows or doors or remodeling of the bathrooms. As such, there are some bugs that can get into the room, so you are provided with a mosquito net. This didn’t really bother us as we …

Top 15 Attractions to Visit in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Singapore Will be Witnessing a Blue Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse on 31 Jan 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Where to Study Chinese in Guilin and Yangshuo

by Luna Zhou @ Sapore di Cina

This article is dedicated to analyzing the best public and private educational establishments for studying Chinese in Guilin and Yangshuo, two incredible places to live in the Guangxi province. In addition, we will analyze the pros and cons of studying Chinese in these two places. If you’re interested in a more general overview of studying […]

New Head of FDA: Good Bipartisan Choice or Beholden to Lobbyists?

New Head of FDA: Good Bipartisan Choice or Beholden to Lobbyists?

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

Yesterday Congress approved Dr. Robert Califf to be the new commissioner of the FDA.  The timing is of interest because none of the presidential candidates who could vote (Sanders, Rubio and Cruz) participated.  Sanders had been against Califf, citing conerns about whether he’s too interested in big pharma to adequately do his job.  Whether the…

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Can we all just stop for a minute so we can talk about our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world? You can probably tell it was exciting for us, right? Being anywhere that is the highest, tallest, biggest, hottest, smallest etc in the whole entire world always makes us a […]

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Best Time to Visit Vietnam Beaches

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

Vietnam generally has a tropical climate, therefore the best time to travel here would be in spring (february to april) and autumn (august to october), when the temperatures are moderate and rainfall is lighter. In the dry season, the perfect weather is suitable for island hopping, diving, and general beach bumming. To get more information,

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Ca Kho Cot Dua (Braised and Caramelised Fish in Coconut Milk)

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

Vietnamese people use fish as the main dish in their meals. Fish and its processing has been being an indispensable part of these locals’ cuisine as they usually say “rice and fish like mom and her child”.

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Top 10 Must-Visit Places in Fukuoka, Japan

by Sabrina Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

A Complete 3D2N Family Itinerary For Exploring The Best of Sentosa – Food and Fun Galore!

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

The Best Omelette Pan You Should Have

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

Most of you love making omelettes. They are easy to make, and very nutritious way to get your protein fix. However, making a perfect omelette does not come very easy. The right pan is essential in ensuring your omelettes come right. This week, we bring you a selection of the best omelette pans in the market currently. The Best Omelette Pan You Should Have When picking a good omelette pan, you have to ensure that it has a thick flat bottom to ensure even heating of the pan, a good insulated handle that ensures you can easily moving the pan. It

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Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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Where to go in Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is the province in the North of Vietnam with many beautiful destinations. With the epic landscapes here, it is very worth being discovered. Coming to Ha Giang, tourists can see the endless roads, unique terraces and more than that. Therefore, you shouldn’t miss Ha Giang in your holiday. The followings will help you

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NEVER HEARD OF IT | Relishing In The Crusty Delights Of 'Banh Mi Saigon' On Victoria Drive

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Relishing In The Crusty Delights Of 'Banh Mi Saigon' On Victoria Drive


Scout Magazine

It’s nearly impossible to eat a good banh mi sandwich without feeling a bit like Hansel or Gretel, leaving behind you a light dusting of baguette crust with every bite.

5 Unconventional Activities for Your Next Family Holiday in Taiwan

by Jennifer Noviana @ TripZilla Magazine

“Lets Go Chinese New Year Shopping Together!” I Told a Taxi Driver

by Rachel Lau @ RICE

Just the two of us, and a thousand other shoppers.

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11 Fun Things to Do in Batam for Your Next Weekend Getaway

by Snow L. @ TripZilla Magazine

Where to enjoy the best Banh mi in Hoi An - Vietnamtravel

Where to enjoy the best Banh mi in Hoi An - Vietnamtravel


Vietnamtravel

The queue in front of me spills out onto the street. Families with young children, couples and twenty-something backpackers crane their necks in anticipation as they edge closer to what they all have separately searched out to find: the best pork roll in Vietnam.

A 2D1N and 3D2N Batam Itinerary for the Lazy Planners

by Asnah Ahmad @ TripZilla Magazine

Luke Nguyen's passion for Saigon

Luke Nguyen's passion for Saigon


Good Food

The Vietnamese chef calls Ho Chi Minh his second home so he ought to know where to get the best banh mi.

You’d Be Upset Too if You’d Missed Out on Beach-Side Donut Delivery

by Ishay Govender-Ypma @ Roads & Kingdoms

Did Portugal come up with the best food-delivery app in the world?

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The Best Bubble Tea Spots in Taipei

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Bánh mì gà xé Ô Môi – OMBM19

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Gà xé + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Vietnamese Spices and Herbs to Know While Cooking The Local Food

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese spices and herbs are important things when you want to cook the real Vietnamese food. Come to Vietnam, foreign tourists are not only impressed by a small country with

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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms 2018 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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Groundhog Day Super Bowl Game Ideas Re-Post!

Groundhog Day Super Bowl Game Ideas Re-Post!

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

Even if parts of the country are about to get walloped with more snow, Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck both predicted an early spring this year!  Whether they see their shadows or not can’t change the start of spring in March.  But with global warming, we can expect much the same weather as last…

Exciting activities you should not miss to add in your Hanoi city tour

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

At over 1,000 years old, Hanoi is not only home to precious historical and spiritual relics, but also remained deeply connected to its culture and unique characteristics. The old quarters feature ancient architecture across dozens of city streets, historic monuments throughout the city will help paint the picture of Vietnam’s history, and sprinkled throughout the […]

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How to Celebrate Tet in Nha Trang (Comprehensive Guide)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Are you wondering at which place you will feel our special Vietnamese holiday, Tet Nguyen Dan, the most? Look no further than the Red River Delta of Vietnam. According to Professor Luong Duc Hien, the word “Tet” is a unit of weather in a year. Since 4,000 years ago, Vietnam has been developing the system, in which one […]

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11 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Male Nurse

by Rachel Lau @ RICE

Time to say goodbye to the stereotypes.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Theme Parks in Malaysia

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Bánh mì thịt nướng Ô Môi – OMBM21

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Thịt nướng + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Vegan Guide to Hanoi

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our Vegan Guide to Hanoi was put together during a trip to the Vietnamese capital in September 2017. Despite having spent many months in Vietnam over the last few years this was our first visit to Hanoi since 2010 and we were blown away by the amount of vegan options in town and the obvious […]

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Midnight at Cuppage Plaza: Where Japanese Salarymen Keep Loneliness at Bay

by Benjamin Lim @ RICE

Along Orchard Road lies a faux Little Tokyo that is known for its racy activities.

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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Christmas 2017: What’s on my holiday menu this year?

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Our family celebrates Christmas, and that’s less than a couple of weeks away. My, how time flies. Following the likes of my post on our Thanksgiving menu last month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making in our kitchen for this year’s Christmas dinner. Since the hubs and I hosted his family […]

Singapore on a Budget: 9 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Trip

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

Vegan Guide to the Maldives

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Ah the Maldives! Possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth with crystal clear waters, wildlife, white sand beaches and sunsets to die for. Heading to the Maldives is often a trip of a lifetime, perhaps for your honeymoon or to celebrate something special, or maybe just for an indulgent trip to paradise. But no […]

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Recipe: Easy green chili with chicken in the Instant Pot | Chili verde con pollo

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Sunday is the Super Bowl, and if you’re hosting or going to a potluck, here’s an easy, game-worthy dish. Even better, it’s healthy for those of you who are trying to eat less carbs this year. Best yet, you can pull the whole thing together in less than an hour in your Instant Pot. I’ve […]

10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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Vegan Green Curry Recipe

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Every time we go to Thailand we make it our mission to eat as much Gaeng Kiew Wan Pak as we can (that’s vegetable green curry if you hadn’t already guessed). It’s a habit we’ve been developing for nearly 20 years of travel to the land of smiles but we can never quite get enough […]

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Pokémon Run Carnival 2018 in Singapore – What to Expect & Event Highlights

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Discovering the Food Scene of Prague with Pragusto

by Minh @ Two Peas in a Plane

Our visit to Prague led us to some amazing attractions that the city had to offer. We strolled through the touristy historic center of Old Town, watched the Astronomical Clock as it struck at the top of the hour which put on a small show for the crowd to admire, strolled across historic Charles Bridge, […]

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Best banh mi in Saigon

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

Having earned a place on the global food map, the simple Vietnamese banh mi, whose fillings include grilled pork, liver pâté, cold cuts and cucumber slices, Vietnamese pickles and cilantro coated with a swipe of mayonnaise sauce, gives you a real taste of Vietnam. To get more information, you can click: boat ho chi minh to

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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Recipe: Uni carbonara

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, and though the hubs and I never celebrate with much fanfare, sometimes it’s a good excuse to cook a nice meal together at home. Everywhere I go, people often ask if the hubs cooks at all. The truth is, he is a great cook. He is the workhorse behind all of […]

Farmers Market or CSA?

Farmers Market or CSA?

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

Sorry for my absence, but I did promise you not to make this blog about my wedding.  Unfortunately, planning for the big day (and weekend), work and other personal matters have taken up far more time than I realized.  But don’t worry, I’m not giving this up entirely- I just took a little pause from…

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

5 of the tastiest banh mi sandwiches in Seattle

5 of the tastiest banh mi sandwiches in Seattle


Seattle Refined

Trying to determine the best banh mi sandwich in Seattle can inspire a lot of debate. Soft bread or crunchy? Meat or tofu? Lots of jalapeños or no? No matter what your favorite style is of banh mi, here are five sandwiches that are sure to leave you satisfied.

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms 2018 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Traditional Vietnamese food are all about the balance of fresh ingredients, intense flavours, and ease of cooking and preparation.

The Real Dubai

by Govind Dhar @ Roads & Kingdoms

An Iranian family run-restaurant retains the old-world customs of a yesteryear culture, now almost lost in the modern metropolis of Dubai.

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As Penance for Our Last Story, We Found Singapore’s Best Chicken Rice Soup

by Pan Jie @ RICE

You were upset. We listened.

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NATAS Travel Fair March 2018 – Latest Details

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Must-try dishes before leaving Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is one of the most beautiful places in northern Vietnam. With 90% of the population are ethnic minorities, Ha Giang is diverse in the culture. It offers visitors interesting experiences not only by its majestic natural landscapes but also a lot of culinary specialties. Visiting this mountainous province, it would be a miss

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Banh mi Saigon: yummy and “unique”

Banh mi Saigon: yummy and “unique”


RunCooking.com

Banh mi well-known to be served with a host of foods concluding pork, chicken, beef, fish or vegetables, etc. those create the totally distinct Vietnamese sandwich. Today runcooking.com would like to reveal four types of banh mi sandwich. 1. Vietnamese fried meatball sandwich (banh mi xiu mai kho) Two separate dishes: bread and meatball (xiu mai), seem to be not relating to each other but they can combine to create an incredibly distinct Vietnamese food called banh mi xiu mai or meatball sandwich. In fact, locating on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, one stall is very famous for bread served with

Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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Siem Reap Vegan Villa

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Back in January 2014, we gave up our lives in the UK and set off on an indefinite vegan travel adventure which without a doubt, turned out to be awesome. We visited multiple countries in Asia and then seemed to get happily stuck in Cambodia, where we set up Siem Reap Vegan Villa. We love to […]

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

Pierre Png and Rebecca Lim: Stop Looking Down on Local TV!

by Benjamin Lim @ RICE

One's a star in an upcoming Hollywood film. The other could be the next queen of Caldecott.

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City Guide Singapore

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The City Guide Singapore gives you a comprehensive guide of the fascinating city-state. Along with Monaco and Vatican City, Singapore is one of three modern day city-states. Located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula and home to 5.5 million citizens, this densely populated country is rich in monetary wealth and diversity. It also boasts […]

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Madame Vo for Bun Bo Hue and Pho

by tshi @ what shi eats

Madame Vo 212 East 10th St (2nd Ave) New York, NY 10003 Quick post for a place that deserves a quick bite. Madame Vo is one of two new vietnamese restaurants to open in East Village this year (the other is Hanoi House). I promise to try Hanoi House soon to do a comparison, but first up … Continue reading Madame Vo for Bun Bo Hue and Pho

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2017 in Review: Travels, Reads, and Music

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

TRAVELING Another year behind us, and my third passport is one year closer to expiration (2023). Which will run out

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Taiwan’s Cherry Blossoms 2017 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Here’s How Calesta Tan Spent 17 Days Backpacking in Zimbabwe

by Calesta Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

The 5 Best Egg Cookers For Your Needs

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

Top 5 Best Egg Cookers The egg cooker is quite the kitchenware for egg preparation, and there is a variety of them to choose from. It uses steam technology to make perfect and tasty eggs. However, there have been cases in the past about faulty egg cookers that overcook the eggs since they lack timers or alert systems. Or maybe you live in an economical apartment, and the thought of having one of these egg cookers does not go well with the available space. Some have complained of owning egg cookers with slow cooking times. Well, with the five best

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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Beautiful Da Lat during Tet (How to Celebrate Vietnamese New Year Like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Discovered and architecturally planned by the French more than a century ago, the temperate climate of Da Lat found up here makes it one of the most romantic cities in Vietnam. I’m planning a trip to Da Lat again this Tet and I want to share with you, not only my previous experiences but also […]

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Bánh mì chả Ô Môi – OMBM22

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Chả + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Best Ceramic Nonstick Cookware: What Makes Them So Popular?

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

Do you enjoy cooking? If you do, then you must have noticed how most of our favorite foods keep sticking onto cooking pots or pans. In most cases, you either have to use more cooking oil than necessary or waste a lot of water cleaning these pans. But, what if I told you it is possible to shift to safer, healthier, and more effective ways of cooking by buying best ceramic nonstick cookware. There are numerous cookware brands available in the market today. If you are to hack the art of safe cooking, you need to know the essential qualities

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These Are The 10 Rules of Flying Nobody Talks About

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Vegan Guide to Taipei

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our vegan guide to Taipei was easy to write as Taipei is heaven for vegans. In fact, we’d go as far to say that there are few cities in Asia where the vegan options are so plentiful, close to each other and downright good. If you haven’t been before, then stick it on your travel […]

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People Are Injuring Themselves While Trying to Open Talenti Gelato

People Are Injuring Themselves While Trying to Open Talenti Gelato

by Mayukh Sen @ Munchies

"We are trying the hacksaw next," one aggrieved customer said.

Bánh mì thịt nguội Ô Môi – OMBM16

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Thịt nguội + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Must-try Sapa Street Food for Memorable Vietnam Food Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Sapa Street Food is on the list of discovery things for adventurers traveling to the North of Vietnam. Sapa is so lovely and scenic that enchants photographers, nature lovers, adventurers,

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CNY Celebrations & Highlights at Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A Aquarium 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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What Do You Serve with Crab Cakes? Ideas to Spice Up Your Seafood

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

Have you found the perfect recipe for crab cakes but have no idea what to serve them with? Are you looking for new and tasty ideas to serve with crab cakes? Are you tired of serving crab cakes the same way every time? I have been making crab cakes for a long time, but I often eat them as an appetizer or on a sandwich. One day, I decided I wanted to spice up my crab cakes by serving them as a main course. To do so, I needed to know what to serve with my crab cakes. Haven’t found

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BÁNH MÌ HỒNG HOA


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The count: 'gutter buddies' blocking Mardi Gras beads from storm drains

by @ Gambit Weekly - New Orleans News and Entertainment, Gambit

200 After the New Orleans Department of Public Works pulled more than 7 million pounds of debris from storm drains over the last several months, the city installed 200 orange "gutter buddies" along parade routes to prevent discarded Mardi Gras throws from blocking the drains. More than 90,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads along the St. Charles Avenue parade route alone were hauled from that 7 million pounds of garbage.…

Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Revealed: The 10 Most Punctual Airlines in 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

CNY Celebrations & Highlights at Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A Aquarium 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Have Your Own Super Bowl: Host a Cookbook Club Pho Party!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Meet Kristin. She’s sitting in front of four (4!) bowls of homemade pho. How did she manage to score that kind of jackpot? She and her husband Eric, along with a group of friends, have a private cookbook club. “Most of us went to college together so it’s a great way to stay connected,” she...

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You’ve Got 9 Long Weekends in 2018 And We’ve Planned The Perfect Getaway for Each

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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The Cu Chi Tunnels – A testament to Vietnamese resilience

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cu Chi Tunnels A sprawling network of tunnels spanning nearly 200km, The Cu Chi tunnels expand from close to the border of Cambodia to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel system also included hospitals, schools, dormitories and strategy rooms. The scale of the network was underestimated by […]

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Revealed: The 10 Most Punctual Airlines in 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Top 15 Attractions to Visit in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

A Complete 3D2N Family Itinerary For Exploring The Best of Sentosa – Food and Fun Galore!

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

Okonomi: a perfect Japanese breakfast

by tshi @ what shi eats

Okonomi 150 Ainslie St Brooklyn, NY 11211 We were told the wait was two and a half hours. We waited two full hours. And. It. Was. Worth. It. Okonomi is a tiiiiiny little Japanese restaurant tucked away on the north side of Williamsburg. It opens from 9am-3pm on weekdays, and 10am-4pm on weekends (at night, … Continue reading Okonomi: a perfect Japanese breakfast

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Celebrating Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

Celebrating Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Tet is the Lunar New Year for Vietnam and falls on the same day as the Chinese New Year. For the Vietnamese, Tet is like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve all rolled up in one. Tet, shortened from Tet Nguyen Dan, is the most […]

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Letters from Arakan

by Adib Chowdhury @ Roads & Kingdoms

Finding the Rohingya’s own voices lacking in coverage of the migration crisis, a photojournalist gathers handwritten letters from survivors.

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The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City  What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without Phở? It is almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam’s major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, fresh […]

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‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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9 Traditional Activities on Tet Holiday Lunar New Year in VietNam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

9 Traditional Activities on Tet Holiday Lunar New Year in VietNam Lunar New Year  or  Tet Nguyen Dan is the biggest traditional festival, the oldest, has the widest popular range in Vietnam. Tet Holiday in Vietnam usually falls in late January or early/mid February. The dates vary from year to year as it is based on […]

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Banh Mi – The Best Saigon Street Food You Must Try

Banh Mi – The Best Saigon Street Food You Must Try


Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Banh Mi is one of the most delicious sandwiches in the world which can even urge people to travel to Saigon. Let's taste the best Saigon street food Banh Mi

The top-notch restaurants to enjoy sushi in Ho Chi Minh City

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

The top-notch restaurants to enjoy sushi in Ho Chi Minh City  It is no secret many of us love eating sushi today. Sushi seems to be as popular as McDonalds. Sushi shops are literally located all over the world. Sushi is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia where people fish with rice in order […]

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10 important travel tips in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam for travelers

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

10 important travel tips in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam for travelers  Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale and destination. Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flights delayed. Other things, such […]

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8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Legoland Malaysia is Opening a Sea Life Aquarium in End 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

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Seems Like You Could Leave Intestines Out of This Completely

by Vania Lim @ Roads & Kingdoms

Chee cheong fun is a dish of Cantonese origin that directly translates to "pig intestine noodles" but are actually just delicious noodles.

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Absolut Vodka Workers Let it All Hang Out

by Andrew Morrison @ Scout Magazine

Nudity in advertising isn't uncommon, but this new spot from the iconic Swedish vodka company takes a charming approach.

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Hungry Suitcase

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Hungry Suitcase


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VIETNAMThe Scene: Forget your images of defensive, agrarian Vietnam. The sexy, colorful, neon-lit streets of booming Saigon are abuzz with a young, exotic flair. The food in Vietnam is exciting, fresh, bright, and much healthier than that of most of its Southeast Asian neighbors. Talent from throughout Vietnam is flocking here for new opportunity. Good news: these newcomers are bringing their local recipes with them and setting up shop on the street corners of Vietnam’s largest city. In Saigon, you can eat Hanoi-style chicken soup (pho ga) for breakfast, shrimp-covered rice cakes from Hue (banh beo) for lunch and southern-style seafood-stuffed crepes (banh xeo) for dinner. Throughout the day, be the architect of your own snack at one of the countless banh mi carts (French baguettes expose the city’s colonial history) and nibble on fresh spring rolls handmade on nearly ... Read More »

A Handy Guide to Minneapolis's Best Bánh Mì

A Handy Guide to Minneapolis's Best Bánh Mì


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Bánh mì is quite possibly the perfect lunch item; it's cheap, filling, flavorful, and not horrible for your health. In a sandwich-obsessed city with a large Vietnamese population, it is no wonder...

A Quick Visit to Vilnius, Lithuania

by Minh and Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

Our visit to the Baltic States was a new adventure, as we had very little knowledge of the history and what to expect.  Our last stop of our Baltic State tour was to Vilnius, which is also the capital of Lithuania.  As we only had one full day to explore, we picked up a Vilnius […]

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Last Chance Kale

by Mary @ the arugula files

When Josie was a baby, she ate a lot of kale. Most of the time she ate it with cheese-y grits. Perfect food for feeding a 9 month old: soft, green, delicious. No worries about choking, but still real food. Then one day she said, no thank you and stopped eating kale. I kept putting it on her plate, but she would just work around it. Not long after, she proclaimed it yucky. Sigh. This dish is my last chance kale. I thought, kids like little pies so why not give it a try? And, guess what, she ate it....

Sriracha Pimento Cheese Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Many people from the American South are familiar with pimento cheese but I didn’t try it until 2013. It was so fun and addictively good to eat that I been making it ever since. The cheese was properly cut into small dice so you could taste its flavor. I’ve made it from a recipe in...

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Caving in Vietnam

Caving in Vietnam

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

There’s Throwback Thursday (and now Tuesday) and Flashback Friday- so why not Memory Monday?  Here’s one of my favorites from two years ago.  Such an incredible trip to Vietnam, especially our trek to Son Doong Cave – supposedly the world’s largest. Our visit to Phong Nha National Park and the surrounding jungle was with Oxalis Adventure Tours – the…

Coffee Talk @ Thavorn Palm Beach Resort: Phuket, Thailand

Coffee Talk @ Thavorn Palm Beach Resort: Phuket, Thailand

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

Coffee Talk is one of the restaurants at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort.  It is a quaint coffee shop with some really cool decor.  It truly made us feel like we were back in New York.  I couldn’t resist the Matcha latte!  It was creamy, flavorful and a perfect pick me up, packed with caffeine.  We also tried the Thai Tea, iced with tea ice cubes and sweetened with condensed milk.  This was a huge treat and something I still dream about. The coffee selection here is extensive and they have what they call “Siphon coffee”.  This was a really cool experience.  The heat the water by flame and it rises up into the top of the siphon.  Once brewed, the coffee filters back down into the bottom of the glass, ready to be served.  The coffee winds up being very smooth and flavorful, it does not burn or have a harsh aftertaste.  We gave it an accent by adding some dōTERRA cinnamon bark oil!! This is definitely one of the best ways to brew coffee …

Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Experience 1 day in Pa Khoang Lake

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

Located in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, the position of Pa Khoang lake is very convenient, near the road 279, about 20 km from Dien Bien Phu city, linking Dien Bien Phu city with Muong Phang historical and cultural forest where the relics of the Command of Dien Bien Phu compaign remains.

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Water bus service – A new eperience in Saigon

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

Hundreds of city inhabitants over the weekend flocked to Bach Dang Wharf in District 1, HCMC to experience the first water bus route which was officially put into service on November 25 after more than five months of technical test run.

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Where's the best banh mi in Hampton Roads? Here's our pick.

Where's the best banh mi in Hampton Roads? Here's our pick.


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The banh mi is Vietnam’s iconic sandwich. Made properly, it’s built on a baguette with a soft center and a delicate crust, a smear of pâté, a protein, pickled vegetables

Travel Revolution Fair March 2018 – Latest Details

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

What To Serve With Sloppy Joes?

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

The sloppy joe doesn’t difficult to make, but it takes time and a quite long list of ingredients. However, it is worth your effort, because is really scrumptiously tasty, and seems to be really great to eat for breakfast, it is full of energy for the whole day of working.  But as today question, what to serve with sloppy joe? There are so many recipes that can go with it, some pair with sloppy joe to make a new recipe and some other pair with it as side dishes that goes well with sloppy joe. Hamburger Sloppy Joe   In

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Travel Inspiration on the Bokor National Park Tour, Cambodia

by Minh @ Two Peas in a Plane

Around the corner from our Air Bnb in Kampot, they were offering tours of Bokor National Park that included an English Speaking guide, lunch, and a sunset cruise along the river for $10/person! Bokor Mountain is about an hour away from Kampot with a rich colonial history. This is one of the most popular tours […]

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Truffle Hunting Tour in Prague

by Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

When researching things to do in Prague, there were a lot of different options and tours offered – bike tours, food tours, walking tours.  It started to all sort of blend together, and Prague Truffle Tour caught our eye as something unique that we wouldn’t be able to experience back home.  Minh and I don’t […]

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Korea’s Cherry Blossoms 2018 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Top Five Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - The Next Somewhere

Top Five Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - The Next Somewhere


The Next Somewhere

"Whereabouts" presents Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Here are the top five things to do and some honorable mentions around the city.

We’ll Always Have Sky City

by Bianca Bosker @ Roads & Kingdoms

China’s “duplitecture” trend aimed to create perfect copies of foreign cities like Paris and Venice. They’ve become something much more interesting.

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Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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Shan Tuyet green tea in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is province which has the oldest Shan Tuyet trees in Vietnam. Are you wondering why the green tea is growing here better than other places? In Ha Giang, Shan Tuyet tree is located throughout most of the districts which generally have an elevation of 300 to 1000 meters. Phin Ho village is located

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Where to Find the Best Bánh Mi In Eden Center - Falls Church News-Press Online

Where to Find the Best Bánh Mi In Eden Center - Falls Church News-Press Online


Falls Church News-Press Online

The Little City’s Eden Center is home to more bánh mì per square foot than just about anywhere else on the east coast.

The Yummiest Nha Trang Street Food – Nha Trang What to Eat Tips

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Nha Trang Street Food Guide : Nha Trang is a leading beach city in Vietnam, being well-known for enthralling beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and yummy delicacies with the freshest seafood

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Our RTW Travel Essentials

by Minh and Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

Early on in our travel planning, we made the decision to travel carry-on only.  Knowing that we were going to be moving from place to place pretty often, we knew that having to lug around big suitcases with us was not something we wanted to do.  Similar with our Tech travel essentials, we were very deliberate […]

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Best Mekong Delta tour – So many tours, so little time

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn With so many options to choose from when visiting the Mekong Delta. Here we will checkout the various tours on offer so you can decide which is the best Mekong Delta tour, for you or your group. Best Mekong Delta tour: Mekong Delta – 1 Day (Cai be – floating market […]

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8 Romantic Yet Affordable Restaurants with Valentine’s Day Promotions in Singapore this 2018

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms


Roads & Kingdoms

On the hunt through Saigon, in search of the past, present, and future of the banh mi.

Bánh mì thịt nướng Ô Môi – OMBM24

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Thịt nướng + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Looking for last-minute ideas for a favorite cook? That may entail gifting yourself (!), a friend, or family member. This year, I found myself obsessing about certain kitchen tools and cooking appliances. Maybe it was an escape from the political roller coaster that we’ve all been on — no matter what your affiliation or inclination...

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Bánh mì chả thịt Ô Môi – OMBM18

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Chả thịt + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

These Are The 10 Rules of Flying Nobody Talks About

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Falling Temperatures and Rising Expectations

Falling Temperatures and Rising Expectations

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

Over the summer we make the most of warm, long days.  Weekends are packed with beach trips, camping, and BBQs.  We take vacations and rarely spend a moment simply relaxing.  Then fall hits.  We’re happy to stroll around the neighborhood, go apple picking, or just sit on the couch and watch football.  And then we…

Best Banh Mi: Ba Le Sandwiches | Best of Denver® 2011: Your Key to the City

Best Banh Mi: Ba Le Sandwiches | Best of Denver® 2011: Your Key to the City


Westword

Part market, part sandwich shop, this bare-bones spot in a dilapidated strip mall boasts nothing more than a counter, a couple of refrigerators and a wa...

Venetian Inspired

Venetian Inspired

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

While I can’t say that I was born with a wooden spoon in my hand, I definitely had a passion for cooking and food from an early age.  That’s thanks mainly to my mother and a few aunts who were/are wonderful cooks.  But when I studied abroad in Venice as a junior in college (back…

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

There Are Far Worse Meals Than Dark Beer and Animal Fat on Bread

by Andrew Keenan Wong @ Roads & Kingdoms

Zwickelbier Dunkel and schmalz in Dessau.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Theme Parks in Malaysia

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Unique and Unusual Places to Visit in Milan

by Sharon Goodes @ TripZilla Magazine

Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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10 Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2018

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

China Tours Guide: Everything you should know before booking your trip

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

In this article you’ll learn: What are the most popular China tours. How to spot an honest travel agency. What you should look at before booking a tour to China (visa arrangements, past customers’ referrals and so on). When you shall book a tour and when you shall travel by yourself. What are the pros […]

Something you need to know to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

Famous for honoring the father of Vietnam: President Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which is an important historical site of Hanoi, is visited by an endless stream of tourists on their holidays in Vietnam. Besides visiting the embalmed body of Uncle Ho, which is protected by a military honor guard standing at each

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Peaches and Wheat Doesn’t Have Quite the Same Ring To It, But Trust Us, It’s Delicious

by Ketki Sharangpani @ Roads & Kingdoms

A sweet drink with a nice, chewy texture.

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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5 Places to Visit Outside of Paris, France

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

When a lot of us think of France, we think of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe: in short, we think of Paris. But, like any country, France is much more than its most famous monuments and locations. When we get out of Paris, and out of the largest and most […]

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Tran Quoc Pagoda: How to explore the cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Known as the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel during the Ly and Tran dynasties with historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc Pagoda attracts many Buddhists, visitors, and both domestic and international tourists. In 2016, the Daily Mail (UK) listed Tran Quoc, the oldest temple in Hanoi at over 1,500 years old, in Top 16 […]

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Milktooth: Delicious Breakfast in Indy

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

  As we indicated in our post about the best places to eat and stay in Indianapolis, Milktooth Restaurant stood as

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Blueberry Picking at Butler's Orchard

by Mary @ the arugula files

Some photos from our blueberry picking adventure. This one makes my heart happy. Hardworking blueberry pickers. And farm girls too. We might not even get to baking since we have already eaten about half our our haul.

Attention NYC: Yunnan rice noodles in EV at Yuan

by tshi @ what shi eats

Yuan 157 Second Ave (8th St) New York, NY 10003 NOODLE LOVERS! LISTEN UP! YOU MAY THINK YOU’VE TRIED ALL THE TYPES OF CHINESE NOODLES. KNIFE-PEELED AND HAND-PULLED ARE NOW COMMONLY ON THE NOODLE ROTATION. But, have you had Yunnan rice noodles? This is a totally different breed than Vietnamese pho, Cantonese wide “he fen” rice noodles … Continue reading Attention NYC: Yunnan rice noodles in EV at Yuan

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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Just One Bite, New Website Featuring Kid Friendly CSA Recipes

by Mary @ the arugula files

Feeding kids isn't that easy. I found that Josie became pickier as she grew closer to two, but I stuck with serving her a variety of foods, usually what we were eating, and now that she is three, I can see her slowly becoming less picky, I think. So what helps? What's the secret? Talking to other Moms (and Dads). That's it. Hearing about how they struggle too. About what dishes have been a hit and what dishes totally bombed. Knowing that some Moms feed their kids eggs for dinner too. Figuring out different ways to cook broccoli because it's...

7 European Cities With The Best Christmas Markets

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Mekong Delta tour 2 days – Is a cruise for you?

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Exploring the amazing Mekong Delta by cruise is a truly unique experience for everyone. From Cai Be – Can Tho or vice versa, seeing the rice fields of south Vietnam, peaceful village life and various craft making sites. Here we discuss the cruise available for a Mekong Delta tour 2 days […]

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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10 Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2018

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

5 Places in Ho Chi Minh City to Get Your Banh Mi Fix

5 Places in Ho Chi Minh City to Get Your Banh Mi Fix


TripZilla

Bahn mi can be found pretty much everywhere in HCMC, but if you want to try the best, this list will tell you where to go.

TBT: Slow Cooking In The Summer

TBT: Slow Cooking In The Summer

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

When I originally posted this recipe, it was during the dog days of summer- not unlike this week’s sticky mess in the Northeast.  My parents had lost power from a storm, which also meant that their air conditioner was out of commission.  I decided to bring them some pulled pork because it (1) was easy…

My Go-To Week Night Dinner: Chipotle Grilled Chicken Fajitas with Guacamole and Salsa, Plus my Final Thoughts on Dinner: A Playbook (And a Give Away)

by Mary @ the arugula files

I've cooked this meal at least 97 times. It's my go-to crowd pleaser. Chicken breast, seasoned with chipotle pepper and some kosher salt, and then, after grilling, drizzled with lime. Grilled peppers and onions with fixings like guacamole and salsa on the side. (Sometimes I buy the guacamole and salsa from Whole Foods. Shhhh). My family knows this meal. We eat it at least twice a month. This is what my dinner rut looks like, which isn't terrible. I'm finally coming around to giving my final thoughts on Dinner A Playbook, by Jenny Rosenstrach which hits stores in a few...

Mekong & Phu Quoc island (5 days, 4 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Starts in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Finishes in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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Taking the Ferry from Greece to Turkey (to Greece)

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

Long historical enemies, the Turks and the Greeks, especially along the Aegean Sea, have more in common than many will

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Here’s How Calesta Tan Spent 17 Days Backpacking in Zimbabwe

by Calesta Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Taiwan’s Cherry Blossoms 2017 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Andrea Nguyen shows what makes banh mi so special

Andrea Nguyen shows what makes banh mi so special


SFGate

Somewhere around the 11th sandwich in an afternoon's tour of Bay Area banh mi shops, it's clear that Andrea Nguyen is a little obsessive about what makes this Vietnamese staple great or not. Fingers plunged deep into the bun, she's pulling out excess meat, rearranging the cucumber, spreading pickles and herbs evenly across the bread. Nguyen, the Santa Cruz author of "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen" and "Asian Tofu," has spent months developing recipes for "The Banh Mi Handbook" (Ten Speed Press, $16.99), published this month. Few people pack for a road trip by slipping a bottle of Maggi Seasoning into their purse, but Nguyen figures that if she's going to hit a half dozen places with a reporter, she needs insurance. "Most banh mi shops in America forget the Maggi sauce," she says of the hydrolyzed vegetable protein condiment, ubiquitous in Vietnam, which delivers a more potent jolt of salt and umami than soy sauce. The guardians of the gate nod to Nguyen as she enters the cafe, where the back room rings with the slap of cards against tables, and an altar presides over a refrigerated display of sandwich fixings - pale steamed-pork sausage called gio lua, leopard-spotted panes of headcheese and slow-roasted pork belly with edges tinted pink. Cook Dung Tran takes her time making each sandwich, earning a nod from Nguyen; so does the savory blend of soy sauce, mayonnaise and pate smeared on the bun. [...] you'll understand, perhaps, why she dissects her lunch, or why she hunted around two countries for a baker willing to teach her how to replicate the light rolls with paper-thin crusts that mopeds deliver to banh mi shops in Vietnam many times a day. Tradition overratedOver lime-doused "shaking beef" and tuna salad sandwiches at Dinosaurs in the Castro, she points out that American cooks are getting most creative with the protein at the core of the sandwich.

My Go-To Week Night Dinner: Chipotle Grilled Chicken Fajitas with Guacamole and Salsa, Plus my Final Thoughts on Dinner: A Playbook (And a Give Away)

by Mary @ the arugula files

I've cooked this meal at least 97 times. It's my go-to crowd pleaser. Chicken breast, seasoned with chipotle pepper and some kosher salt, and then, after grilling, drizzled with lime. Grilled peppers and onions with fixings like guacamole and salsa on the side. (Sometimes I buy the guacamole and salsa from Whole Foods. Shhhh). My family knows this meal. We eat it at least twice a month. This is what my dinner rut looks like, which isn't terrible. I'm finally coming around to giving my final thoughts on Dinner A Playbook, by Jenny Rosenstrach which hits stores in a few...

Falling in Love with Koh Tao (and Rafa)

Falling in Love with Koh Tao (and Rafa)

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

After a majorly delayed night train and a ferry ride from chumphon, we finally arrived to Koh Tao. The night trains had been great for us up until this point. This time we were in first class and that’s really the only way to do it!   For some reason there was a three hour delay as we stood still about 1 hour outside of Chumphon with no explaination. Fortunately we were able to make it on the ferry! Upon our arrival in Koh Tao, we went straight to Master Divers, the dive shop we had prearranged to do our open water course.  It is conveniently located steps away from the songserm pier. We knew we wanted to do our certification before we finalized our trip and, after much research, learned that Koh Tao was the place to do it. We originally had emailed a few other companies and, although we were temped with discounted courses and free accommodation, we decided to go with Master Divers, one of the smaller shops on the island. The …

Discover new Chinese learning tools with Mandarin Weekly: Interview with the founder Reuven Lerner

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

Today we interview Reuven Lerner, founder of Mandarin Weekly, a website (and weekly newsletter) that provides you the last news and tools for learning Chinese online. I discovered Mandarin Weekly years ago, while I was researching new Chinese learning tools for updating our articles on “Free Resources to Learn Chinese Online“. I’m a subscriber since […]

Unique and Unusual Places to Visit in Milan

by Sharon Goodes @ TripZilla Magazine

Vegan Guide to Saigon - Vegan Food Quest

Vegan Guide to Saigon - Vegan Food Quest


Vegan Food Quest

Here is our vegan guide to Saigon with the favourite places from our last visit to Ho Chi Minh City.

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

You’ve Got 9 Long Weekends in 2018 And We’ve Planned The Perfect Getaway for Each

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

CSA Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (and what I'm going to cook from it)

by Mary @ the arugula files

I've told you about my CSA before. Here's my haul from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative: sungold cherry tomatoes - Crystal Springs Farm sweet onions - Wrightsdale Acres new red potatoes - Bellview Organics green bell peppers - Twin Pines Organics red beets - Shady Hollow Organics orange carrots - chemical free - Shady Hollow Organics collard greens - swap box zucchini - swap box rosemary - herb share I've been on the road for a bit. Either at the beach eating Thrasher's french fries, or, shortly after, on a business trip ordering room service. I'm looking forward to some fresh,...

New Zealand on A Campervan: Our One-Week Itinerary for South Island

by Bryan Lim @ TripZilla Magazine

The Sweat-Out-Your-Sins Power of Meaty, Starchy Stew

by Gautham Krishnaraj @ Roads & Kingdoms

If you can keep your spoon holstered long enough for the various elements of the urojo to mix, the flavors become more complex.

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Hanoi Street Food: Into Capital’s Cuisine with a food connoisseur

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Google Maps can easily show you top tier restaurants with a few strokes on a smartphone, but it still struggles to pinpoint the location of Hanoi street food vendors. Hanoi’s small stands rarely have a specific address or really, any desgination at all. They are located in unsuspecting alleys, hidden within unpopular parks, or spotted […]

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Swiss Chard and Barley Gratin

by Mary @ the arugula files

I want to love swiss chard. Who couldn't love this gorgeous vegetable? But as I've mentioned before, for me, swiss chard is lacking in the taste department. Too bitter and not enough texture. Enter cream. Also, parmesan. And garlic. Finally, barley. Wait, what? Barley? Yes, haven't you heard, I love barley now. This was a marvelous dish that I can pretend is virtuous because, you know, swiss chard. And also: barley. Swiss chard and barley now that sounds silly healthy, doesn't it? But let's admit that it doesn't sound delicious. That's where the cream comes in. Swiss Chard and Barley...

8 Romantic Yet Affordable Restaurants with Valentine’s Day Promotions in Singapore this 2018

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich


Traveller

A quiet war is raging in the streets of Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

Banh Mi Hoa Ma – Best Banh Mi In Ho Chi Minh? Crispy Vietnamese Baguette Stall Opens Only Till 10AM

Banh Mi Hoa Ma – Best Banh Mi In Ho Chi Minh? Crispy Vietnamese Baguette Stall Opens Only Till 10AM


DanielFoodDiary.com

Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh] Due to the strong influence from French Colonial times, Banh Mi which is also known as Vietnamese Baguette has then been passed down and evolved. It is now the iconic identity of Vietnam’s local food which can be found on almost every street in Saigon. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While I would usually think twice when it comes to street food, Banh Mi Hoa Ma was highly recommended by a friend who loves to travel to Vietnam. It also received many positive reviews online. Many also claimed that this is one of the best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh. A humble shop which lacks in its own space, many of the locals would usually just come here for takeaways. Due to its blooming business, the owner has then expanded (illegally?) their seating space along the roadside. People would then sit on stools and dine on low tables, while breathing in exhaust fumes from motorcycles zoomed by. *cough cough* For first-hand experience dining like a Vietnamese local, this would be the place to visit. Ordering was easy as there were only two items on the menu; Banh Mi Kep Thit & Banh Mi Op La. Banh Mi Kep Thit (VND 30k, SGD$1.80) is the usual kind of Banh Mi which we would find in Singapore. Baguette with Pâté (pork liver) and butter spread, stuffed with pork and chicken ham as well as pickled vegetables, spring onions and chilli. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While they are just simple ingredients, the combination of thick cuts of meaty ham and refreshing pickled vegetables turned out to be quite a heartening meal for breakfast. Interesting to note, I found Vietnamese baguette lighter and airier with crispy exterior. So much... Continue Reading

Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City  New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah of the holiday season. People throughout the world hit the streets in order to enjoy the day. Their goal is to celebrate life and to watch one year end and another begin. It is […]

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18 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Isfahan

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part Two

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

  Christmas is less than 10 days away! Continuing on with the 2017 edition of the “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide,” I have twenty-four more worldly holiday gift ideas for all the globetrotters and even some for the armchair traveler. And feel free to enter not one, but TWO giveaways at the bottom of the page! […]

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Robson’s CinCin Seeks Experienced Bartender

by Sponsored Content Manager @ Scout Magazine

The GOODS from CinCin Vancouver, BC | CinCin Ristorante is located on Robson Street, downtown Vancouver’s popular shopping artery, and steps from the city’s major hotels. For more than 25 years, CinCin has been at the forefront of contemporary Italian cookery; the bar and dining rooms are widely known for their warm ambience, exemplary service […]

Discover Mekong Delta with the deluxe cruises

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

Mekong Princess and Avalon Siem Reap, owned by Viet Princess Cruises Limited, are currently among the cruise fleets offering exquisite river excursion experiences to passengers fascinated by the idea of exploring the exceptional allure of the Mekong River.

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Cu Chi tunnels by boat – Something a little different

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A trip to Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a trip to the incredible Cu Chi tunnels. Most people travel to the Cu Chi tunnels by bus. But, there is a more stylish way to make the 70km journey north west of Ho Chi Minh City. Travel to […]

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

The Best Banh Mi in Saigon - Did You Know All Of Them?

The Best Banh Mi in Saigon - Did You Know All Of Them?


Vinaday Travel - A Leading Tour Operator

Vietnam Travel is always a must-visit destination of many tourists who love to discover and get interesting experiences of cultures in Asia.

Recipe: Healthy vegan Southwestern quinoa bowl

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Happy new year, and welcome to 2018! I don’t really make new year’s resolutions because I believe self-improvement is something on which one should constantly work—I guess you could say I believe in year-round resolutions—but for most people, a new year marks new beginnings, a newer and improved version of yourself. This means many resolutions […]

English Peas, Plus To Filter or Not to Filter?

by Mary @ the arugula files

My sister, one of my top advisors, says I've gone "filter crazy." Says I need to stop. I will admit, I have a problem. I love photo filters (instagram, VSCOcam, etc) and I want to spend all my money on photoshop "actions." I will admit that sometimes it's clear that filters are too much, but sometimes I just can't decide which version of a photo I like best: the original or the filtered. What do you think of these peas? Which one do you like best? (Original after the jump).

11 Fun Things to Do in Batam for Your Next Weekend Getaway

by Snow L. @ TripZilla Magazine

Vegan Food Quest in Vegan Life Magazine

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Did you know that as well as writing our blog and vegan travel guides, we also write a regular vegan travel feature in the leading vegan lifestyle magazine in the UK and USA? Since late 2015 we’ve been writing about our vegan travels in Vegan Life Magazine which also happens to be our favourite vegan magazine, ever. […]

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The Best Sandwich in the world: Saigon's Banh Mi Thit

The Best Sandwich in the world: Saigon's Banh Mi Thit


Back of the Bike Tours

Put some Pate on It : The Banh Mi and Where to find the best In Saigon

A Whale of a Journey: Eco-Tourism Along Dominican Republic’s North Shore

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

  I had already gotten a full dose of the natural beauty and adventure along the North Coast of the

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Take Your $10 Cold-Pressed Juice and Shove It, We Know a Guy With a Trunk Full of Herbal Remedies

by Kamakshi Ayyar @ Roads & Kingdoms

For a second I wonder how prudent it is to drink something sold out of the back of a stranger’s car.

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Highlight of Vietnam_12 colorful flower seasons

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

If it is easy to recognize cherry blossom and mickey-mouse as queens of January, Hoa Sua as a princess of February, it is harder to tell who the most beautiful one is in March. Since this month is the time of many pretty flowers, I think I can only choose some outstanding candidates based on

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Top 19 Things to Do in Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

Taiwan’s Cherry Blossoms 2018 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Katathani Beach Resort: Phuket, Thailand

Katathani Beach Resort: Phuket, Thailand

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

Our first two nights and we stayed at Katathani Beach Resort on Kata Noi beach. It is on a private beach. We stayed in a premier room with an ocean view. Our room had a king bed, which was fairly comfortable and sitting area with a coffee table and day bed. We also had a large bath, shower and standard bathroom amenities. Our porch looked out on one of the 10 pools on the resort as well as the beach. The room was very clean and had very beachy decor with blue and green accents all around. Outside you could see the lounge chairs set up on the grass as well as around the pool and guests having pedicures and massages. Our stay was two nights and three days. We had a very relaxing time even though there was a bit of rain. During the rain we relaxed in the room, watched TV, movies, and the storm (lol). We got very lucky with some sunshine on our last day and enjoyed the private beach for most of the morning. We …

The World’s First Cartoon Network Themed Cruise is Coming to Singapore in Late 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Where to Eat Somali Food in Minneapolis

by Frank Bures @ Roads & Kingdoms

Forget Buffalo wings and chili. Bring on the goat meat and chapatis.

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Vegan Guide to Kampot

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

If you’re heading to Cambodia then Kampot should definitely be on your list of places to visit. This sleepy riverside town has a great relaxed vibe, some excellent coffee shops, some of the world’s best pepper and a good number of places to eat vegan food. Here’s our Vegan Guide to Kampot to help you […]

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Top 3 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan For 2018 – Take Your Pick!

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

A Line Worth Standing in For Banh Mi

A Line Worth Standing in For Banh Mi


AFAR Media

You want to find the best banh mi in Saigon - then go where the lines is. There was a huge line at Huynh Hoa on Le Thi Rieng street. It was a little hole in the wall shop, but the stand was packed with locals pulling up on their bike and getting them to go. A man sweat over a little oven warming...

12 Things You Must Try for Your First Seoul Winter

by Miranda Zhang @ TripZilla Magazine

Travel to Huaquan Art & Cultural Village

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

We receive and publish this article from Andrew, how works at the Hua Quan Village. You can find more information on their website or Facebook page. Hua Quan Village is an art and cultural village located in Mount Longhu, south of Yingtan, in Jiangxi Province. The famous Dragon Tiger Mountain is one of China’s many […]

Top Hanoi Street Food You Must Know the Taste

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Hanoi travel often treats you well with happy and full stomach thanks to a wide range of delicious street food in almost every corner. As Hanoi cuisine is diverse and

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“Drive-by Shooting” in Madhya Pradesh, India

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

I traveled to Central India for a chance to see tigers in the wild. Madhya Pradesh, a central state, has

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How to Have a Hot Dinner Date with Yourself

How to Have a Hot Dinner Date with Yourself

by Alison Stevenson @ Munchies

Why go through the experience of an awkward first date, worrying about whether or not your suitor might be a serial killer when you can date yourself? Who says you can't have a romantic meal all alone?

Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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Stacked Restaurant: Koh Samui, Thailand 

Stacked Restaurant: Koh Samui, Thailand 

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

Stacked Restaurant on Koh Samui was recently opened and specializes in burgers. When you walk in, you could mistake yourself being in New York or San Diego by the decor and atmosphere of the place. With a huge surfboard table in the middle an retro bar scene, this is a cool place for drinks and great food. We both enjoyed specialty cocktails created by a mixologist from NYC. I had a margarita and Steven tried the island fashion, which was their take on an old fashion. To start we had the grilled Caesar salad. The dressing was clearly homemade and it was so on point. It was creamy and had a hint of anchovy flavor, which is exactly how it should taste. The grilled romaine lettuce was a great touch and it was topped with fresh croutons and shredded Parmesan cheese. The portion size was perfect for two to share as an appetizer. We also tried the Laab Tod, thai style pork meatballs. It came with three smaller size meatballs, so we suggest having your own …

Monkey Chocolates by Godiva

by tshi @ what shi eats

I interrupt my Hawaiian adventures with a brief commercial break. My favorite holiday, Lunar New Year, is coming up in just two weeks and Godiva was gracious enough to send me their Lunar New Year Collection again this year. I’ve been lucky enough to have sampled their last two LNY Collections as well as one of … Continue reading Monkey Chocolates by Godiva

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These Are The 10 Best Countries to Retire in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Where to go for breakfast in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

A steaming bowl of beef noodle soup for breakfast is not bad. But it is not everyone’s idea of an ideal breakfast, especially foreigners, whose tastes, lie more in the direction of waffles or croissants, eggs and bacon. If you want to give noodle soup a break, let’s check out some options below. Let’s go

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Homestay- a good choice among kinds of accommodation in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam- a wonderful destination for you in the Indochinese Peninsula. About Hanoi, maybe you can hear about traffic jam, noise and so on. However, a lot of foreign tourists come here every year. So, why? Over those, Hanoi still contains many traditional beauties and characteristics. They can be small ancient

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Top 3 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan For 2018 – Take Your Pick!

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Legoland Malaysia is Opening a Sea Life Aquarium in End 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

4 Options When Choosing the Best Pan for Cooking Eggs

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

One of the most frustrating things about cooking eggs is finding the appropriate frying pan to use. If you choose one too thick the pan may never heat up in a timely manner. Choose a pan too small and you may not have enough room to stir the contents. Finally, if you choose a pan that isn’t non-stick leaves you with a cleanup that could last you until the next meal. So now you are left to scour the Internet for a set of pans that fit your every need. But the number of options online is so mind numbing

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A Spotlight For 5 Of The Best Ceramic Frying Pans You Can Buy

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

What comes to mind when you think of the best ceramic frying pan? If you share the love for home baked eggs, I would advise you to go for the ceramic non-stick cookware. But what factors do you look for when identifying the best ceramic omelet pan? ​Having worked with several ceramic frying pans currently available in the market, I believe a good pan must: Have an even base made of a suitable metal that ensures fast and even heat transfer. Have a non-stick relatively fair sized with respect to the size of your household.Have a proven longer life span

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Aonang Beach, Krabi: Emerald Pool, Hot Springs and RAIN RAIN RAIN

Aonang Beach, Krabi: Emerald Pool, Hot Springs and RAIN RAIN RAIN

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

After our second trip to Koh Tao we continued along the normal plan to go to Krabi. We spent two nights in Krabi and, unfortunately, it seemed that the rainy season had begun a little bit early. During our time in Krabi it rained a lot. The first day we spent wondering in the rain to find somewhere to do laundry and dry our clothes. Being that it was so humid, a lot of our stuff wouldn’t dry. This was a bit of a failure; there are no laundry mats or drying machines in Thailand. We hung our clothes in the room and hoped they would dry. We then met up with our friends Gillian and Gavin to have lunch at one of the best Indian restaurants in Aonang beach, Taj Palace. We did not visit Krabi Town due to lack of time. We would definitely recommend trying to head over there though, as it is known for some good street food and night markets. Taj Palace is right across the street from the Starbucks of Aonang Beach that …

The Best Bubble Tea Spots in Taipei

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Best Danang Seafood Restaurants – Where to eat in Da Nang

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Best Danang seafood restaurants is one of the most wanted information since 5 years. With the rapid development, Danang becomes not only the most-worth living city but also a very

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Celebrating Tet in Saigon (Including What to Do & A List of Places That Are Open)

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Tet is just around the corner! To the Vietnamese, Tet (A.K.A Lunar New Year) is as important as Christmas is to Westerners. However, because Tet is a family holiday, many people will leave the big city like Saigon to return to their hometown for a reunion. As a result, many restaurants, shopping malls, and attractions […]

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Hoian cooking class – best way to explore Hoian’s cuisine

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

With uncountable restaurants, no matter what their location or size, offering courses lasting from an hour to a day long, with the prices significantly ranging, it is not hard to join a Hoian cooking class. The luxury Indochina tours ThuanTinh island cookery class Joining Thuan Tinh cooking class, you will experience a few additional activities.

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Trading ‘The Keg’ on Alberni Street for Mexico City’s ‘Piedra Sal’

by Andrew Morrison @ Scout Magazine

The good looking "Piedra Sal" occupies a second-storey corner location in Paseo de la Reforma. We'd much rather have it here in Vancouver.

Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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You Can’t Keep All Your Resolutions, But You Can Try Judo

by Oluwatosin Adeshokan @ Roads & Kingdoms

Brief adventures in vegetarianism in Lagos.

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City Hacks: A Non-Banh Mi Guide to Saigon's Best Breakfasts (Part Two) - RICE

City Hacks: A Non-Banh Mi Guide to Saigon's Best Breakfasts (Part Two) - RICE


RICE

In this pressure cooker of a town, breakfast comes in many forms.

10 Best Ho Chi Minh City Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Saigon

10 Best Ho Chi Minh City Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

The best Ho Chi Minh City dishes are well regarded as nutritious, savoury, and hearty delights that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Some of the defining traits in Vietnamese cuisine include rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef, as well as various fresh herbs

Cu Chi Tunnels – a visit to the underground legends

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Moving to the underground, living, eating, studying there is not a scientific project, it is what actually happened in Cu Chi Tunnels nearly 50 years ago. The Cu Chi tour doesn’t just bring you to explore the tunnel system below our standing ground, it’s a life-time experience to hear about how […]

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Bánh Mì: the Best Vietnamese Sandwich to Fall in Love With

Bánh Mì: the Best Vietnamese Sandwich to Fall in Love With


Authentic Food Quest

The iconic Vietnamese sandwich bánh mì has been consistently ranked as one of the best sandwiches in the world. Our best bánh mì were in Hoi An and Saigon.

Pia cake – the famous specialty of Soc Trang

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

The confluence of three ethnicities in Soc Trang Province, that of the Kinh, the Hoa and the Khmer, makes it a great place to discover the beauty of different cultures and observe distinct customs.

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Eastside Flea Shop n’ Bop to Present ICONS Vintage Market, Feb. 23

by No Byline @ Scout Magazine

The GOODS from Eastside Flea Vancouver, BC | The Eastside Flea Shop n’ Bop presents ICONS Vintage Market. We’re curating the best of the best vintage clothing and collectibles for this event, plus live deejays, pinball and pool, flash tattoos, drink specials, and more. The theme ICONS represents the racy subculture of modern vintage lifestyle […]

Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – My Tho in 1 day

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Peaceful and poetic, My Tho is a favorite destination for anyone who seeks for refreshment and recharging after relentless working days. Going on this My Tho 1 day tour, we’ll make sure to give you good impression about Vietnamese landscape, people and culture. Mekong Delta Tour (My Tho) in 1 day […]

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10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City

10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City


SETHLUI.com

Vietnam is an Asian paradise for delicious food that is astoundingly cheap. Also, as compared to food in the neighbouring countries, Vietnamese food is a lot healthier (think soups, salads, wraps, etc). I actually lost two

Travel to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Complete Guide

Travel to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Complete Guide


Sapore di Cina

The complete guide to visit Saigon, in Vietnam: How to get there, where to stay, what to see, do, eat, drink and much more!

TBT: An Updated Take On Coq Au Vin

TBT: An Updated Take On Coq Au Vin

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

It’s not as chilly in the Northeast today, but it still cools off by evening, especially since it’s getting darker earlier and earlier.  And that means it’s great weather for cooking all the fall dishes you’ve missed! Since I got a new Le Creuset round braiser as a wedding gift, coq au vin seemed like the…

5 Unconventional Activities for Your Next Family Holiday in Taiwan

by Jennifer Noviana @ TripZilla Magazine

Honey Season is Over, But You’re Just in Time for Honey Vodka Season

by Troy Nahumko @ Roads & Kingdoms

We had left Baku to return to northwestern Azerbaijan in search of the best honey we had ever tasted.

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Discover Trang An in a day

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

Anyone who decides to plan a visit to Vietnam must obviously catch sight of Halong Bay on the list. Yet, they might not know about the terrestrial Halong Bay which is located about 100 km away from the capital. It is Trang An, a fascinating location that arrests a huge number of tourists every year.

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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

My parents adore bargains, especially the ones at their local Salvation Army on Wednesdays, when seniors receive a 25 percent discount. On October 12, 2016, they scored a charming set of English Royal Wessex Red Willow dishes for about $22 (discounted from the original $29.50). They bought it with the intention of gifting it to...

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Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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Something Feels Very Wrong About a Pub This Far into the Australian Outback Serving Iced Lattes

by Ciaran Dermott @ Roads & Kingdoms

"The first and last hotel in the Northern Territory."

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Traveling to Vietnam during Tet Holiday – should you?

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

Traveling to Vietnam during Tet Holiday – should you? You might have heard that most business close during Tet, and that you won’t find a place to enjoy a slow dinner over the grill, experience the charms of the city. But take it from a local, don’t worry. You will have a wonderful experience to […]

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Vinh Long

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn River rounded landscape is a unique point that makes Vietnam one of the most worth-arriving place in the world. And the most fantastic river rounded view point in Vietnam is Mekong Delta. With these suggestions and reviews about places, services,… about Mekong Delta, we promise you to have the best on-river […]

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13 shopping malls in Hanoi giving best value for your money

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

When it comes to shopping in Hanoi, visitors generally imagine the traditional shops of the old town. But the capital has so many other attractive aspects, one of which is the emerging modernism of a quickly developing city. Experiencing this city, definitely, should include a visit to the lively shopping malls. Aeon Mall Long Bien […]

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Where to Find Cheap BBQ Buffets in Seoul for US$12 and Below

by Joanne Lim @ TripZilla Magazine

We Can Honestly Say We Have Never Wanted to Go to Turin So Badly

by Chris Newens @ Roads & Kingdoms

The wine bar that contains all of Piedmont's landscape and its social history, waiting to be uncorked.

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Where to Find Cheap BBQ Buffets in Seoul for US$12 and Below

by Joanne Lim @ TripZilla Magazine

Cu Chi tunnels history – A new kind of warfare

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cu Chi tunnels history is an extremely important one in the modern history of Vietnam. Since the late 1940’s against the French and then from the 1960’s on wards against the American forces, The Cu Chi tunnels would help re-shape the country forever.   Cu Chi tunnels history The tunnels […]

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Event Highlights of the Star Wars Run and Star Wars Festival 2018 in Singapore

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

Top 10 Must-Visit Places in Fukuoka, Japan

by Sabrina Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Banh Mi Thit Nuong – Don't Miss To Try

Banh Mi Thit Nuong – Don't Miss To Try


Vietnam Private Tours

Banh Mi Thit Nuong – don’t miss to try when you have a trip to Saigon. List down 3 places that serve the best baguette with grilled pork and come to testify!

Swiss Chard and Barley Gratin

by Mary @ the arugula files

I want to love swiss chard. Who couldn't love this gorgeous vegetable? But as I've mentioned before, for me, swiss chard is lacking in the taste department. Too bitter and not enough texture. Enter cream. Also, parmesan. And garlic. Finally, barley. Wait, what? Barley? Yes, haven't you heard, I love barley now. This was a marvelous dish that I can pretend is virtuous because, you know, swiss chard. And also: barley. Swiss chard and barley now that sounds silly healthy, doesn't it? But let's admit that it doesn't sound delicious. That's where the cream comes in. Swiss Chard and Barley...

Awesome Travel Experience | How To Choose Good Homestay in Sapa

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

Are you traveling solo to Sapa now? But you remain confused about hotel or homestay in the region, don’t you?Once coming here, you’ll face a handful of treks, so we recommend you to choose the ones that must have a homestay. To know how to choose good homestay in Sapa, we’ll reveal you great tips

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Enjoy a Cultural Tet in Central Vietnam: Hue, Da Nang, & Hoi An.

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The North celebrates the Spring of 2018 with many unique festivals such as the Hai Ba Trung Festival, the beautiful pink peach-blossoms that line the streets, and a slight breeze that is both warming and reminiscent of home. The South, on the other hand, greets Tet with the charming yellow apricot-blossoms and joy in the […]

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Another long transit day from Kep to Battambang, Cambodia

by Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

One of the more mentally and physically draining parts of long term travel are the long transit days between destinations. Our journey from Kep to Battambang was one of those transit days that really tested our patience!   The next stop from the sleepy town of Kep was to the town of Battambang.  Our hotel […]

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Top 5 most popular Hanoi’s street foods

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

Cotton candy bikes, Fried ball-cake vendors... many of Hanoi street cuisines remind tourists and local about their dreamy childhood.

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18 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Isfahan

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

Poke Post #2: Wisefish

by tshi @ what shi eats

Wisefish Poke 263 West 19th St (6th Ave) New York, NY 10011 Alright food friends. Quick update here. I went to Wisefish recently with N.T., G.B., H.W., and LAW to do a little taste comparison against the glorious Sons of Thunder. Just by photo comparison, you can see the main difference between the two: Wisefish … Continue reading Poke Post #2: Wisefish

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My Immigrant Family’s Obsession with Paul Bocuse’s Soup with Truffles Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

“If you want to impress jaded Vietnamese guests, make French food,” my mom frequently told me while I was growing up. That’s among the reasons she made puff pastry when we came to the United States. It was as if she had been waiting all her life to knead excess moisture out of butter to...

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The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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The 13 Best Banh Mi Sandwiches in SF

The 13 Best Banh Mi Sandwiches in SF


Thrillist

Banh mi: hard to pronounce, not hard to eat at lunch every single day for the rest of your life.

Lucky Charms Is Discontinuing What Is Objectively Its Least Identifiable Marshmallow

Lucky Charms Is Discontinuing What Is Objectively Its Least Identifiable Marshmallow

by Mayukh Sen @ Munchies

It will be missed by the three people in the world who could tell what it was.

10 Beginner-Friendly Hiking Trails in the Philippines

by Charmaine Acha @ TripZilla Magazine

How to Make Mashed Potatoes without Milk. The Quick and Easy Way!

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

Do you have a milk allergy or are you lactose intolerant? You are not alone; many people are. Unfortunately, because of this, you may not be able some of your favorite dishes, including mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes date back as early as the 1700s in England and are now served in homes and restaurants all over the world. They are delicious and can be paired with almost any main course. But, an important ingredient in mashed potatoes is milk. This problem is near and dear to my heart because my son is lactose intolerant. Mashed potatoes have been a staple

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Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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Best banh mi in Saigon

Best banh mi in Saigon


Explore SonDoong Cave

To Saigonese, banh mi is not only for breakfast but actually for all meals of the day. Follow them, check out their favorites and find out the best banh mi.

Where’s The Place For The Best Stress-Free Siesta?

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The classic siesta originates from Spain, it’s where you just take a step back from hectic life and wind down. After all, that’s what a traditional holiday is all about right? The Spanish culture links a siesta to a long sleep or a nice nap. As the country itself can get quite hot, people get […]

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Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

September 11th from my notes

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

In September, 2001, I was living in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. I had sold my car for about $4000 and planned to

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Banh Mi Pacific West Coast

Banh Mi Pacific West Coast


Banh Mi Battle

Share your favorite place so that if any of us are far away from home, we can satisfy our yearnings for a good sandwich in any part of the country. Difference of opinions will arise, but remember t...

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

New Year: 2018 Adventure Resolutions

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

This year, I will travel to… Find out in my 2018 Adventure Resolutions! Happy 2018 my readers! I’m a bit late to welcoming everyone to this new year but that’s because I was busy gallivanting around Spain! (This post is being typed mid-air on my way back to Boston from JFK Airport after being stranded […]

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Coquille Fine Seafood Set For Launch

by Andrew Morrison @ Scout Magazine

The highly anticipated seafood restaurant in Gassy Jack Square officially opens to the public on Tuesday, February 13th.

Always Let the Woman With Butter and Rum in the Door

by Abby Carney @ Roads & Kingdoms

I go into friends’ homes and bring them hot buttered rum. I hope it makes them feel warmer. I hope they pass it on.

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Traveling to Shaoxing: a visit to the city of Lu Xun

by Gianluca Falso @ Sapore di Cina

Shaoxing is located in the northern part of the Zhejiang region, very close to famous Hangzhou and about an hour and a half by train from Shanghai. The city is considered one of the water towns found in the region south of the Yangtze River, like the more famous Suzhou and Wuzhen, by way of […]

Phorrito Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  My husband and I were both skeptical, but for the sake of pho, we went to try the phorrito at Komodo in Los Angeles. It was December 2016, a couple days before Christmas. I posted a photo of myself eating the unusual noodle soup wrap on Instagram. There was curiosity, some disbelief, and a...

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Special constructions in Chinese

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

In this article we’ll see special constructions, peculiar to the Chinese language that will make your expressions in Chinese more elegant. 如 and 不如 如 (rú) “to be equal to, like a” is used more in the formal written form than in the spoken language. The comparison is created when it’s mainly used metaphorically. Here […]

Plan to travel Son Doong cave

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

Are you planning to join a 7 day and 6 night-trip to explore Son Doong? Then you must have the best stamina. However, this wasn’t a fun experience for you to come and enjoy but a real journey of discovery. During the adventure, like any participant, you need to walk over 50 kilometers past through

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Mekong Delta Tour Review – where to go in An Giang

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn An Giang is a fresh experience for Mekong Delta Tour. So many things we make sure you will want to try and see. Mekong Delta Tour Review – Mount Sam in An Giang Mountains are not usually sites in favor for Mekong Delta Tour. But the case of Mount Sam is […]

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15 Underrated Destinations in Central Europe to Consider Visiting

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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Banh Mi Blind Taste Test at Christina’s Headquarters - The Christina's Blog

Banh Mi Blind Taste Test at Christina’s Headquarters - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Christina’s held an extremely important, once in a life time event on the 24th of March, 2017. A Banh mi blind-taste test to find the best banh mi in town.

Top 10 Cafes in Kuala Lumpur for Great Coffee and More

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Singapore on a Budget: 9 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Trip

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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Southern Vietnam Discovery (6 days, 5 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Activities: cruises, history, culture
Starts in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finishes in Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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Basil Cookery: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Basil Cookery: Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

We were picked up at 9am by Apple, our teacher for the day. Then we went over to one of the hostels to get four other ladies who would be joining us for the class as well. They were a pleasure to spend the day with and we really enjoyed their company. A huge congrats to all of them for just graduating from medical school and we wish them good luck with their future endeavors. We then ventured to the market and had a little tour. Apple taught us about the different herbs and vegetables used to cook many of the dishes we would be making that day as well as what is used generally in traditional Thai cuisine. We looked at three different types of basil that are used in Thai cooking: sweet Thai basil, holy basil and lemon basil. We also saw the fresh vegetables in the market such as mini eggplant and crunchy eggplant. The mini eggplants are used in both raw salads and cooked curry and noodle dishes. The crunchy eggplant …

Hàn Phố – Mì Quảng at its Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Hàn Phố 14/40d Kỳ Đồng Street P.9, Q.3 08.22470550 0913106700 ******************************** SETTING: It’s a new year (2018 Western calendar). It’s Hai’s birthday (he won’t let me give you his exact age, but he’s not in his 30’s anymore). It’s just 24 hours into our return to Saigon after many months away.  And now, it’s time [Read on ...]

These Are The 10 Best Countries to Retire in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

East-West Chicken Stock

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

For the most part, Asian meat broths and stocks rarely include a lot of vegetables. Onion and ginger and basically it. No carrot or celery. However, for the Paul Bocuse soup with truffles, I came up with this hybrid recipe. I made it in my Fagor Lux, but you can use an Instant Pot or...

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The Vietnamese Sandwich | Banh Mi in America

The Vietnamese Sandwich | Banh Mi in America


T Magazine

A writer explores the question: who makes the best Vietnamese banh mi sandwich in America?

Celebrating Vietnamese Lunar New Year In Hanoi – A Comprehensive Tet Guide

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

You might have heard that most businesses close during Tet in Hanoi, and that you won’t find a place to enjoy a slow dinner over the grill, let alone the charms of the city. But take it from a local, don’t worry! This thousand-year-old capital can show you a traditional Tet in Vietnam if you […]

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Blueberry Picking at Butler's Orchard

by Mary @ the arugula files

Some photos from our blueberry picking adventure. This one makes my heart happy. Hardworking blueberry pickers. And farm girls too. We might not even get to baking since we have already eaten about half our our haul.

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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25 Valentine's Day Recipes That Aren't Embarrassingly Lame

25 Valentine's Day Recipes That Aren't Embarrassingly Lame

by Munchies Staff @ Munchies

Don't take yourself so seriously this February 14th.

Top 5 tourist attractions in Hue

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Thanks to the richness of culture and history as well as romance, gentleness, Hue has been one of the attractive tourist destination for a thousands of Vietnamese people as well as foreign tourists. To have more in-depth understanding about Hue’s culture here is top 5 tourist attractions anyone should visit: Indochina holidays Hue Imperial Citadel

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Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City VietNam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

 You have to know the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City VietNam for a good holiday time Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is Vietnam in high gear. Paying a visit to Ho Chi Minh City is to be introduced to a dramatic meeting of old and new culture, a dynamic […]

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A 2D1N and 3D2N Batam Itinerary for the Lazy Planners

by Asnah Ahmad @ TripZilla Magazine

Meet Livja Jaho, Videographer/Editor

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Introducing the “Passport to People” Travel Interviews where I’ll take you around the globe, via inspiring, creative souls I’ve met while traveling! I met Liv during college at UMass Boston and immediately thought to myself, “this girl is going places.” And indeed, she has fulfilled that prophecy in every sense of the phrase: she’s followed […]

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Last Chance Kale

by Mary @ the arugula files

When Josie was a baby, she ate a lot of kale. Most of the time she ate it with cheese-y grits. Perfect food for feeding a 9 month old: soft, green, delicious. No worries about choking, but still real food. Then one day she said, no thank you and stopped eating kale. I kept putting it on her plate, but she would just work around it. Not long after, she proclaimed it yucky. Sigh. This dish is my last chance kale. I thought, kids like little pies so why not give it a try? And, guess what, she ate it....

From the Homeland to the Holy Land

by Anush Babajanyan @ Roads & Kingdoms

In Israel, the Armenian community is dwindling, but pilgrimages continue.

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Is Chinese Food Safe During Your Pregnancy?

by Lisa Thompson @ RunCooking.com

Are you pregnant and craving Chinese food? You are not alone because many pregnant women do. Even so, you have probably heard that it is not safe to eat during pregnancy because it may be dangerous for you and/or your unborn baby. After all the warnings, you may wonder…Are there are any safe options? What is it about Chinese food that is considered unhealthy for pregnant women? I have good news for you! I am going to explore which Chinese foods are healthy to eat during your pregnancy, including some that may be especially healthy for you and your baby!

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Top 6 luxurious all-inclusive resorts in Phan Thiet

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

Rock Water Bay Beach Resort in Phan ThietIt takes around 20 minutes from the south of Phan Thiet City, the Rock Water Bay Beach Resort in Phan Thiet stands out as a shinning pearl in the middle of the Ke Ga Beach. Spreading over 4 hectares of coast, 86 rooms of Rock Water Bay Beach

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22 Things to Know Before You Go to Athens

by Sarah Souli @ Roads & Kingdoms

Greece’s financial troubles are not over, but the city is attracting the young and ambitious.

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Where to stay and eat in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

Since 2011, the Big Ten Football Championship game has been held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. If you

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Pokémon Run Carnival 2018 in Singapore – What to Expect & Event Highlights

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Moulin Rouge's Sexy Floorshow Now Includes Good Food in Addition to Tasteful Nudity

The Moulin Rouge's Sexy Floorshow Now Includes Good Food in Addition to Tasteful Nudity

by Vivian Song @ Munchies

Also, inexplicably, a tank full of giant snakes.

Khmer Roots Cooking Class in Kampot, Cambodia

by Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

An activity we’ve come to really enjoy during our travels is taking a cooking class.  It gives us a chance to learn more about the local culture through the food, gives us an opportunity to have authentic conversations with a local, and we also learn how to incorporate new flavor profiles our own kitchen back […]

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Finding Saigon’s Best Banh Mi

Finding Saigon’s Best Banh Mi


WSJ

In Ho Chi Minh City, you’re rarely more than a couple of blocks from a shop or street vendor selling banh mi, Vietnam's famed French-inspired sandwich. Street-food columnist Robyn Eckhardt goes out in search of banh mi worth travelling for.

Must Eat Food in Hoi An – Tips on Hoi An Cuisine

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Discover some of must eat food in Hoi An and know why the local cuisine is one of reasons for people travel to Hoi An
There is a saying that

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Bánh mì chả bò Ô Môi – OMBM15

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Chả bò + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Just One Bite, New Website Featuring Kid Friendly CSA Recipes

by Mary @ the arugula files

Feeding kids isn't that easy. I found that Josie became pickier as she grew closer to two, but I stuck with serving her a variety of foods, usually what we were eating, and now that she is three, I can see her slowly becoming less picky, I think. So what helps? What's the secret? Talking to other Moms (and Dads). That's it. Hearing about how they struggle too. About what dishes have been a hit and what dishes totally bombed. Knowing that some Moms feed their kids eggs for dinner too. Figuring out different ways to cook broccoli because it's...

The Carry-On Luggage We Used To Travel The World for a Year

by Minh and Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

Figuring out what luggage we wanted to bring on our RTW trip was a whole task in itself.  There are so many options to choose from, and having never been on a long-term trip ourselves, we weren’t sure where to even start.  We did a lot of research scouring many travel blogs, forums, reviews of […]

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The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Deevana Hotel: Aonang Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Deevana Hotel: Aonang Beach, Krabi, Thailand

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

We decided to visit Aonang Beach, rather than Krabi town during our visit to the west coast of southern Thailand.  We were happy with our decision, mostly because of the Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang where we were staying because it was pretty much raining the entire time we were there.  Although the beach is suppose to be one of the best, we were not able to really enjoy it due to the weather. We were lucky to have chosen to stay at the Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang.  Our room was spacious and we had a balcony overlooking one of five pools on the property.  We had a comfortable king sized bed and a large bathtub to relax in.  The room was very clean, which made it easier for us to spend more time there than usual due to the weather. The Deevana runs a shuttle to town on a specified schedule, which is free.  It drops you at the Starbucks, which is central and walking distance to most of the hot spots in town.  If you wish …

A Guide to Vietnamese Spices and Their Usage You Should Know

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese Spices are put into food to make it flavorful and fragrant which have been passed from generation to generation. Sometimes, the secrets of the delicious Vietnamese food lie on

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New Zealand on A Campervan: Our One-Week Itinerary for South Island

by Bryan Lim @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Beginner-Friendly Hiking Trails in the Philippines

by Charmaine Acha @ TripZilla Magazine

Unless You’re in Mallorca Right Now You May Want to Skip This One

by Andrew Keenan Wong @ Roads & Kingdoms

A most enviable post-work ritual: beach, two beers, plus a can of seafood and a toothpick to eat it with.

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Banh Mi Saigon, the best banh mi in Manhattan? - what shi eats

Banh Mi Saigon, the best banh mi in Manhattan? - what shi eats


what shi eats

Banh Mi Saigon is a small Vietnamese restaurant bordering Chinatown and Little Italy. It's interestingly enough run by Cantonese (southern Chinese) people. I couldn't tell you if this has affected the sandwich's authenticity because I have never been to Vietnam

Decadence by Chris Lee

by tshi @ what shi eats

HEEELLLLOOOOOOOO MY FRIENDSSSSSS long time no see. I’m back on the blog! To start the year off, I’d like to share with you some photos of an intimate dinner I had at R.C. and J.C.’s beautiful apartment. It’s actually pretty awful of me to do this to you because the dinner was effing amazing and … Continue reading Decadence by Chris Lee

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Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Visiting Dalat – Vietnam’s City of Eternal Spring

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Founded in 1907 as a French hill station, Dalat is still a popular destination both for local and international visitors. The city quickly grew, with new hotels, resorts, golf courses, and even boarding schools. Located in the highlands and surrounded by pine forests, the city enjoys a temperate climate quite unlike the rest of Vietnam. […]

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THE SONS OF THUNDER HAVE ARRIVED! Embrace the poke bowl!

by tshi @ what shi eats

Sons of Thunder 204 East 38th St (between 2nd and 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10016 Thank the gods that the Sons of Thunder have arrived in desolate Murray Hill, where prior to this moment, the most exciting thing to have happened of late is still Eons (the Greek Chipotle). After tasting poke (pronounced poh-kay) for the first … Continue reading THE SONS OF THUNDER HAVE ARRIVED! Embrace the poke bowl!

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

English Peas, Plus To Filter or Not to Filter?

by Mary @ the arugula files

My sister, one of my top advisors, says I've gone "filter crazy." Says I need to stop. I will admit, I have a problem. I love photo filters (instagram, VSCOcam, etc) and I want to spend all my money on photoshop "actions." I will admit that sometimes it's clear that filters are too much, but sometimes I just can't decide which version of a photo I like best: the original or the filtered. What do you think of these peas? Which one do you like best? (Original after the jump).

The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

Thac lac fish in Hau Giang

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

Nature has particularly bounteous in the southern province of Hau Giang, providing water loaded with minerals that is home to the most delicious thac lac fish (clown knife fish) compared with other regions in the country. The flesh is fragrant, firm and crisp-skinned.

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

So much for trying to do two posts a month.  Didn’t come close.  But I have a good excuse.  My little boy arrived early on November 3!  We are very blessed this year and have so much to be thankful for this holiday. Of course, I won’t be having much time to fill you in…

The 10 Best Dive Bars in Washington, DC

The 10 Best Dive Bars in Washington, DC

by Munchies Staff @ Munchies

From blues bars to Midwest-vibes watering holes to low-ceilinged cellars with top-notch jukeboxes, here are the best places to get divey in DC.

The most popular Saigon street food – Bánh mì

The most popular Saigon street food – Bánh mì


Eating Saigon!

Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa 26 Le Thi Rieng Street District 1 ***** Where is the best Bánh Mì in Saigon? I think I know. Bánh mì is among the most popular and ubiquitous street foods in Saigon. Walk any stre…

Is This the Most American Canadian Drink Ever?

by Gen Handley @ Roads & Kingdoms

The Canadian Bloody Mary has been getting some crazy garnishes, including a Cornish game hen.

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Bánh mì thịt nguội Ô Môi – OMBM17

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Thịt nguội + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

The Chill Riverside Town of Kampot, Cambodia

by Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

The beauty of having a flexible schedule when traveling is being able to discover towns you wouldn’t have visited otherwise.  As we were planning our route throughout Cambodia, Sihanoukville was a town that was mentioned a lot within the backpacking circuit and we were getting a lot of mixed reviews about the place.  With the […]

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Top 10 Cafes in Kuala Lumpur for Great Coffee and More

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Chinese New Year Festival at Jackson Middle School

by FCNP.com @ Falls Church News-Press Online

The 11th Annual Chinese New Year Festival, hosted by Asian Community Service Center, will be held for one day only on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at Luther Jackson Middle School (3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church) from 10 a.

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Amari: Koh Samui, Thailand

Amari: Koh Samui, Thailand

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

We arrived to Koh Samui in the evening and were able to share a taxi with another traveler, which saved us some money. We quickly realized that this island was a lot more expensive than northern Thailand, and even Koh Tao. We also noticed that the taxi drivers had a collection of signs with completely different rates depending on the season or time of day. Your best bet to get somewhere cheap is to hail one of the songethiews similar to the ones in Chiang Mai. When we arrived at The Amari Resort, we were greeted by the friendly staff and welcome drinks. The resort is on the modern side with a great beach vibe and a clear attention to detail. We were escorted across the road to our room. There are two parts to the resort. The eastern part had one pool, some guest rooms, the lobby, restaurant and beachfront. The western part across the road, where we stayed, had another pool as well as villa style accommodations. Our room was gorgeous. We were on …

Taiwan’s Cherry Blossoms 2018 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City | KIM TRAVEL

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City | KIM TRAVEL


KIM TRAVEL

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City One of the greatest joys of travel is being able to sample local cuisine. There is nothing quite like it and frankly it is one of the many things I look forward to when in a new city. Eating your way through the …

The best vegetarian banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City (PHOTOS) | Coconuts Travel

The best vegetarian banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City (PHOTOS) | Coconuts Travel


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Before you say it, we know a vegetarian banh mi is not a true version of the sandwich but we found something pretty impressive nonetheless.

Philly’s Little Africa

by Annie Risemberg @ Roads & Kingdoms

A community of immigrants from all over West Africa has grown into a permanent piece of the city’s cultural landscape.

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Two of Texas' Best Vietnamese Sandwich Shops Share a Garland Parking Lot

Two of Texas' Best Vietnamese Sandwich Shops Share a Garland Parking Lot


Dallas Observer

Two of the best banh mi shops in the Dallas region — indeed, arguably two of the best banh mi shops in the United States — make their homes in Garland.

Five Course Summer ‘Night at The Aquarium’ Announced For June 21, 2018

by Sponsored Content Manager @ Scout Magazine

The GOODS from Ocean Wise Vancouver, BC | Embark on an underwater journey as we celebrate our oceans at Night at the Aquarium, an award-winning signature fundraising gala that supports Ocean Wise. In addition to dining in the city’s most unique venue, guests will be amongst the first to experience the newly opened Douglas Coupland […]

Shopping with the Taobao app: The guide for those who don’t speak Chinese

by Giorgia Borza @ Sapore di Cina

Even though new applications and online shopping sites no longer offer Taobao as the only tool for purchases, it still remains one of the most preferential for online purchases. Just think about the success Taobao has each year with 11.11 (双11, “double 11”), which isn’t just a party for singles, but also a chance to […]

Ancora Is on the Hunt for a Sommelier / Maitre’D

by Sponsored Content Manager @ Scout Magazine

The GOODS from Ancora Vancouver, BC | Ancora is one of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants and is looking to add to its team. We are searching for an experienced Sommelier / Maitre’D. The ideal candidate should have a passion for hospitality and strong wine knowledge. Duties include maintaining the wine list, contributing to the growth […]

Travel Revolution Fair March 2018 – Latest Details

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Top 19 Things to Do in Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

Special Foods for Tet Celebrations

by Hà Nguyễn @ Vietnamtravel

Tet is all about starting out the new year correctly. That means cleaning and decorating your house, paying off your debts, paying respects to your family and friends and most importantly — eating well. In Vietnamese, you can say "an Tet" to literally denote eating Tet.

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The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2017

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart, the 4th annual such event, in Bhopal, India,

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Top 10 Vegan Eats in Sydney

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Having explored South East Asia for nearly 20 years and lived here for 4 years we have a good understanding of vegan travel in this region. We are currently looking for new countries to visit and Australia is on that list for sure; therefore when Olivia from Great Lost asked could she write about her […]

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Jewel Changi Airport 2019: Indoor Waterfalls, Treetop Walks, Sky Nets & More

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

My blind snowboarding experience with Whistler Blackcomb Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You don’t fear what you don’t see. That’s my motto when it comes to why I decided to pick up snowboarding after I lost my vision. I snowboarded for the first time five years ago and have gone on an average of one trip (2 days each) per season. I skipped last season, so when […]

In Search of the Best Bahn Mi in Saigon

In Search of the Best Bahn Mi in Saigon


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Just as in Hanoi, I had little interest in experiencing the bustling city life of Saigon – except for the street food.  Pho was my vice of choice in the North- and bahn mi was what I was inte…

The World’s First Cartoon Network Themed Cruise is Coming to Singapore in Late 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Things You Must Try for Your First Seoul Winter

by Miranda Zhang @ TripZilla Magazine

Bánh mì thịt nướng Ô Môi – OMBM23

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Thịt nướng + Nước sốt: Gà + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Traditional Food for Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Delicacies for Tet Celebrations

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

In the event of Tet holiday, what traditional food for Vietnamese lunar new year? To celebrate the most important holiday in the country, generations of the Vietnamese have been following

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The Best Antidote to the Scourge of Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Drinks

by Didi Kader @ Roads & Kingdoms

A coffee that socks you in the nose and then delivers a foamy smooch to make it all better.

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Is the Banh Mi the new Cupcake?  (Plus the Best Banh Mi in the DC area)

Is the Banh Mi the new Cupcake? (Plus the Best Banh Mi in the DC area)


the arugula files

"How did you find me?" asked Ha Lu, the owner of Nhu Lan. I pointed to the Washingtonian review on the wall. She smiled and proceeded to wrap up the two banh mi sandwiches I had ordered to go. This was not a question she asked the other customers. That's because the Vietnamese shoppers making their way through the Eden Center already knew the best eateries; they had their favorites. Not me. I was there, an interloper, searching for the best banh mi. Banh mi, the popular Vietnamese sandwich, has several components: crusty bread (should be soft on the inside...

I Dove Into My Whatsapp Archives. Here’s What I Learnt About Growing Up.

by Grace Yeoh @ RICE

I don't recommend doing this if you're having an emotional day.

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Vegan Guide to Cebu

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Cebu is a province in the Philippines with 167 islands to explore, including Mactan (where the airport is) and Cebu Island where the bustling Cebu City can be found. Despite most people telling us that finding vegan food in Cebu would be difficult, we managed to survive and our vegan guide to Cebu will show you […]

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Naka Market: Phuket, Thailand

Naka Market: Phuket, Thailand

by Jess Singer @ Chasin' Cravings

We were lucky that our schedule landed us in Phuket during the weekend because we were able to visit Naka market.  This market has two different areas, one dedicated to food and the other dedicated to shopping.  We obviously were there for the food…  When we walked into the market, we were completely overwhelmed with the amount of food stalls and didn’t know where to start.  The first thing we saw were these balls of rice that had been fried to a golden brown color.  We initially assumed that you just ate the rice balls as is.  So you could imagine our surprise when the chef grabbed on and smashed it into pieces in a bowl.  We were so confused and then realized that this was the traditional larb, a crispy rice dish mixed with minced pork, onions and seasoning.  We decided we would give it a try.  For 35 baht ($1), what do we have to lose? Oh boy, was it good!  The rice was so crunchy and gave the dish great texture.  We …

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Can Tho

by Mr Thien @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you long to find an experience, an especially countryside river rounded trial, congratulation! A Can Tho/Mekong Delta tour is what you’re looking for. Can Tho – Mekong Delta Tour Review – Cai Rang Market Cai Rang Market can’t be more suitable to start a Mekong Delta Tour. Recognized as the […]

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The Sweet Relief of Finding One New Thing Under the Sun

by Lindsay Gasik @ Roads & Kingdoms

A seasoned durian correspondent finds a new way to eat the stinky fruit.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar’s Ian Wharton Named 2018 ‘Aspiring Sommelier’

by Sponsored Content Manager @ Scout Magazine

The GOODS from Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar Vancouver, BC | The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers named Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar’s Ian Wharton the 2018 Aspiring Sommelier at the organization’s annual competition. As the first recipient of this newly minted award, Ian’s superlative wine knowledge and service acumen earned him his […]

Recipe: Vietnamese New Year square rice cakes in the Instant Pot | Banh Chung

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

This year, I got my banh chung practice in a month early because I was asked to do an interview with Vietnam Television for a Lunar New Year special feature to air around Tet, which is February 16th. After the usual sit-down interview, we shot some B-roll of me making banh chung with Alvin, my […]

What’s With the Absurd Singaporean Obsession With Otters?

by Grace Yeoh @ RICE

The otter madness can't possibly be just because they're cute. Right?

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Celebrating Vietnam’s Lunar New Year – 2018

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once again, Hai and I are in Saigon preparing for the main festivity of this year, or any year … TET, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year! The Year of the Dog I thought it would be fun to look back & remember our preparations last year for the Tet Holiday. *************************************** TET – 2017 (re-post) [Read on ...]

The Ultimate Guide to Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City

The Ultimate Guide to Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City


Xtreme Foodies - The world's Essential Eats curated by local food experts

The word bánh mì in Vietnamese refers to bread generally, as well as a range of baguette-style sandwiches.&nbsp;Vietna

Adventures in Saigon and the BEST Banh Mi

Adventures in Saigon and the BEST Banh Mi


Chasin' Cravings

After a delicious breakfast at The Pullman Resort we headed off to Da Nang Airport to catch our 8:45 flight. For domestic flights in Vietnam, you should arrive at least an hour early, as check in c…

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Event Highlights of the Star Wars Run and Star Wars Festival 2018 in Singapore

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

Beethoven Could Do Worse Than Shilling for Bread

by Shirin Mehrotra @ Roads & Kingdoms

Sri Lanka's tuk-tuk bakeries are linked forever to Beethoven's "Für Elise"

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DUMPLING GALAXY 🌌

by tshi @ what shi eats

Dumpling Galaxy 42-35 Main Street (Franklin Avenue) Flushing I. Love. Dumplings. So. Much. Dumplings are my ultimate comfort food I think. Especially the handmade kind where the skin is not too thin nor too thick… where the skin has this amazing stretchy, chewy texture. Machine-made skin is so boring compared to handmade. It’s just thin. … Continue reading DUMPLING GALAXY 🌌

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Street Food: Best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City - The Mad Traveler

Street Food: Best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City - The Mad Traveler


The Mad Traveler

Among the list of best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City over at TripAdvisor is a street food cart. But

How many ways can you choose to go from Hanoi to Sapa?

by admin @ Explore SonDoong Cave

With picturesque landscapes, hospitable locals, colorful weekend markets, Sapa has been an attractive site in Vietnam. If you are in Hanoi, do not hesitate to make your own way to this charming mountainous town.There are several ways to get from Hanoi to Sapa for you to choose from: private car, bus, train or even motorbike

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Exploring Kep, Cambodia by Motorbike

by Tiffany @ Two Peas in a Plane

From the chill town of Kampot, we took a 30 minute bus ride to neighboring seaside town Kep.  Although we had a great time in Kampot, we were looking forward to our next stay which would finally have Air Conditioning! To recap, our stay in Kampot was our first attempt at “roughing it” to try […]

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15 Underrated Destinations in Central Europe to Consider Visiting

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

What Does It Take to Be Seattle's Best Banh Mi?

What Does It Take to Be Seattle's Best Banh Mi?


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Five Seattle Locals Put Nine Vietnamese Sandwiches to the Test

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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7 European Cities With The Best Christmas Markets

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

A Story About Donuts, Beer, and Beer-Flavored Donuts

by Diana Lambdin Meyer @ Roads & Kingdoms

A match made with yeasty, hops-rich dough in Cleveland.

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SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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The Sumo Bulls of the Oki Islands

by Rob Goss @ Roads & Kingdoms

An ancient form of bullfighting perseveres in western Japan.

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Best Banh Mi in Saigon - 3 Places You Must Try!

Best Banh Mi in Saigon - 3 Places You Must Try!


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

If you're looking for the best banh mi in Saigon, the famous Vietnamese baguette sandwich, here are three street food stalls you don't want to miss.

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

CSA Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (and what I'm going to cook from it)

by Mary @ the arugula files

I've told you about my CSA before. Here's my haul from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative: sungold cherry tomatoes - Crystal Springs Farm sweet onions - Wrightsdale Acres new red potatoes - Bellview Organics green bell peppers - Twin Pines Organics red beets - Shady Hollow Organics orange carrots - chemical free - Shady Hollow Organics collard greens - swap box zucchini - swap box rosemary - herb share I've been on the road for a bit. Either at the beach eating Thrasher's french fries, or, shortly after, on a business trip ordering room service. I'm looking forward to some fresh,...

Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

Chinese Tourist Visa (L Visa) – The complete guide

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

Need help to get your Chinese visa? Click here to find out more! If you need information about how to obtain a tourist visa (or L visa) for China, you’ve come to the right place. If instead you’re interested in another type of visa (work, student, business, etc) then click here to read our complete […]

Jewel Changi Airport 2019: Indoor Waterfalls, Treetop Walks, Sky Nets & More

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Win Son: new Taiwanese joint that is def worth a try

by tshi @ what shi eats

Win Son 159 Graham Ave Brooklyn, NY 11206 I know. It’s been for. ever. I could give you some bullpoop excuse about how I’ve been really busy and feel soooo bad for not writing about all my recent food adventures, but the truth is the reason I haven’t posted in a long time is because … Continue reading Win Son: new Taiwanese joint that is def worth a try

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What Da Lat Street Food to Eat for Your Vietnam Food Discovery

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Da Lat Street Food is one of the most wanted things for people traveling to this beautiful city on a Vietnam food vacation. Da Lat is one of the ideal

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What Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam – The Best of Saigon

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

The collection of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam promises to call you to this ideal city. Formerly called Saigon and famed as “The Pearl

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Eating Like a Local in Saigon, Vietnam

Eating Like a Local in Saigon, Vietnam


Two Peas in a Plane

Food has always played a major part of our travels. We have an unofficial motto that the food of the destination makes or breaks our trip in that particular city/country. With Vietnam, it was definitely the food that will keep us coming back. Landing in Saigon was the first Asian city of our RTW tr

Top 5 islands you must visit in Nha Trang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Nha Trang, Vietnam is one of the 29 most charming beaches in the world. Come to Nha Trang, you can not only lie under the sun, enjoy the picturesque sceneries and peaceful atmosphere but also have a nice tour around a lot of pretty islands. Here are the most beautiful islands that you cannot miss

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Traif: Asian Influenced Tapas & Bacon Donuts =O

by tshi @ what shi eats

Traif 229 S 4th St Brooklyn, NY 11211 (South Williamsburg) I had been wanting to go to Traif for a long time. It’s consistently rated as one of the best places to eat in Williamsburg (4.5 stars on Yelp O.O and wow two billyburg restaurants in a row for me). Traif is a “new American” … Continue reading Traif: Asian Influenced Tapas & Bacon Donuts =O

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Red, White and Baby Blue!

Red, White and Baby Blue!

by Kara @ eatdrinkadventure

Beaches, BBQs and booze.  That’s the typical agenda for celebrating our nation’s holiday over this long weekend.  But in all the hype, we often overlook that – for various reasons – not everyone gets to down several hot dogs and bottles of beer. This year my ability to eat and drink has been slightly curtailed.…

NATAS Travel Fair March 2018 – Latest Details

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Coffee House

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

The Coffee House 14B1 Ngô Tất Tố, Phường 19 Bình Thạnh District 02871 087 088 www.thecoffeehouse.com ********************** OK, so I was ready to strangle someone at my apartment house. Today’s plan was to relax, enjoy my jet-lag in the quiet air-conditioned comfort of our new apartment here in Saigon; update some Eating Saigon! posts; and [Read on ...]

Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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Korea’s Cherry Blossoms 2018 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Bánh mì kẹp chả thịt Ô Môi – OMBM20

by admin @ Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Tiệm Bánh Mì Ô Môi - Bánh Mì Ô Môi Lê Thị Riêng

+ Bánh mì: Thịt, Chả + Nước sốt + Chất lượng: Như hình + Giá: liên hệ + Nhận cung cấp bánh mì cho các bửa tiệc, đại hội, sinh nhật… đảm bảo về sinh an toàn thực phẩm. + Bánh mì Ô Môi – Thương hiệu bánh mì ngon nhất Sài Gòn

Singapore Will be Witnessing a Blue Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse on 31 Jan 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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