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Kuih Kapit (Love Letter Crepes)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a large bowl, add eggs and sugar, and whisk to mix well until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add glutinous rice flour, rice flour, salt and coconut milk. Stir to mix well.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture (dry ingredients) to egg mixture (wet ingredients) and whisk to combine. Strain the batter and set aside

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Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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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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Blind MasterChef cooks in the Underground kitchen

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Back in October, I was invited to collaborate with Alvin Schultz of MasterChef fame and cook at the Eat Drink Experience Underground. The Underground is a supper club based in Houston where each event is an intimate dining affair with a highly creative, themed tasting menu. For this particular collab, we did a brunch-themed tasting […]

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...

Cụ bà 85 tuổi bị kẻ lạ vô cớ hành hung giữa ban ngày

Cụ bà 85 tuổi bị kẻ lạ vô cớ hành hung giữa ban ngày

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Cảnh sát thành phố Los Angeles đang truy tìm một nghi can trong vụ bạo hành nhắm vào một cụ bà 85 tuổi ở khu phố Đại Hàn Koreatown hôm Thứ Bảy.

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A quiet afternoon at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

Located near the Bến Thành Market, the Fine Arts Museum exhibits some of the greatest artworks created throughout the history of the Vietnam. There are also works from renowned foreign artists being exhibited. The museum is housed in an impressive colonial building with both Chinese and French influences. Both influences complement each other very well and are produce an architecture that’s very pleasing to the eye. Admissions into the Fine Arts Museum costs 10,000 VND and tickets can be purchased outside the museum. The interior of the building is just as impressive as the exterior. I love the simplicity and large space. There is also an antique lift (non-working) at the main staircase. Walking up the stairs, I noticed the well-restored French influenced windows and stair railings. On the second and third floors, vintage sliding gates are installed to lock portions of the floor, retaining the vintage look of the building. On the first floor, the museum displays modern and contemporary art. Each room contains several art pieces of sculptures. Again, the large space allows visitors to take their time to browse through the art collection. The second floor showcases art collections related to the country’s resistance to the colonial rulers in Continue Reading

The Best Pho You Want to Slurp on in Vietnam - Authentic Food Quest

The Best Pho You Want to Slurp on in Vietnam - Authentic Food Quest


Authentic Food Quest

Pho is Vietnam most iconic dish. Originally from the North, it has been adapted by the South. From Hanoi to Saigon, we present our favorite pho in Vietnam.

10 Surprising Facts You Need to Know About Food in Portugal

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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3 Best (Legit) Saigon Spas

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Cheap massages abound in Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh city). It’s a real perk when traveling here, but the quality and “reputability” of the massages...

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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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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Bak Kwa (Chinese Pork Jerky)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with a sturdy serving spoon for about 2 mins until mixture thickens. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hrs or overnight.
  2. Prepare 5 to 6 sheets of parchment paper the size of a jelly roll pan.
  3. Spread a thin layer of meat

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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Saigon Bikes arrives in Vietnam

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

  Hi everyone! First of all, we want to thank saigon-life for letting us introduce ourselves. Now we will give you a quick overview about saigonBikes: Who are we? We are a group of German and Vietnamese people working together to create saigonBikes in Ho-Chi-Minh (Saigon).   What do we offer? When you arrive in Vietnam, … Continue reading Saigon Bikes arrives in Vietnam

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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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Things to do in: Valencia

by Lenny Chen @ Urban Adventures

We’ve got it all covered here in Valencia. If you want history, yup we’ve got it. If you want a bit of fun, we have that too. Heck, we even have the best of Spanish modern-day architecture right in our own backyard. So come pay us a visit (or stay awhile)...

Hidden Agenda to return as This Town Needs

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

If you thought we’d seen the last of live music venue Hidden Agenda when its closure was announced at the end of last year, think again. The organization will be returning with a new name at a new location, it announced in a Facebook post. The newly dubbed This Town Needs will be opening at […]

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Miang Pla Pao (Thai Leaf Wrapped Grilled Fish)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Preparing the fish

  1. Stuff 3 stalks of bruised lemongrass and 1 cup of basil leaves inside the fish. Then rub 2 tbsp salt all over the fish.
  2. Heat up the grill and cook the fish for 15-20 mins on each side.
  3. Prepare the sauce while the fish is grilling. Combine all the

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5 quirky sites in Barcelona that most tourists never see

by James Getgood @ Urban Adventures

Around the world, Barcelona is famous for tourist attractions like the Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou. But the Catalan capital is also home to a variety of unique attractions that few visitors — and even locals — have ever heard of. From supercomputers hidden in churches...

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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8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics

8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics


The Straits Times

There's no need to travel to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi for a good bowl of pho, or your favourite banh xeo Vietnamese pancake. Singapore now has plenty of Vietnamese eateries with a range of food offerings from across Vietnam. Take your pick from salads and spring rolls, to noodles and banh mi, as well as other main dishes and desserts.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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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How to stay fit when travelling the world

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

If you are into fitness like me, you probably thought about how to stay fit when travelling abroad. Being on the road with a constant changing environment makes it hard to maintain a workout routine, especially if you are used to visiting the gym regularly. While it is not impossible to stay in shape when travelling, it does takes a lot of determination to accomplish this. Realistically, you will definitely lose some of your fitness level when travelling because of the infrequent (and likely unhealthy) meals and increase in alcohol intake. Coupled with the occasional late-night parties late and sleeping-in during the day, we have the perfect combination of an unhealthy lifestyle. Research about your travel destination Understand what is available to you at your next travel destination. Is there a local park, beach or public swimming pool near your hostel? Can you ditch the cab and walk to the tourist attractions that you plan to visit instead? In my entire trip in Cambodia, I did a lot of walking, and even swam a few laps in a hostel’s swimming pool (surprise!). Bring your own gear Make no excuse! Pack your running shoes and workout clothes in your luggage and bring Continue Reading

CMG Asia’s Chief Creative Officer Michael Wong’s Guide To Creativity

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Michael Wong is the creative spark behind California Management Group Asia. The company, founded in 2007 with the aim to “make life better,” now has sixteen brands that include their first venture, California Fitness & Yoga, and newer imprints like UFC Gym, Yoga Plus, the Calikids Academy, and Eri Science of Beauty. Michael joined after […]

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Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Australia

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Although it isn’t a national holiday, Lunar New Year is still a big celebration around Australia as major cities, besides Sydney and Melbourne, are ramping up the Lunar New Year festivities. Here is where you can find Lunar New Year celebrations in Australia’s major cities.

Queensland

Brisbane

Location: Chinatown Mall, Duncan St, …

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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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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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Food tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel

Food tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Southeast Asia is home to some of the most unique and delicious food in the world. We've highlighted our favorite spots for must-try dishes in Vietnam.

Dân Đài Loan ca ngợi con chó Thiết Hùng cứu nạn nhân động đất

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Con chó Tie Hsiung (Thiết Hùng) ra quân lần đầu đã cứu được hai người, trong đó, một nạn nhân động đất bị vùi trong gạch đá vụn suốt 15 tiếng đồng hồ.

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Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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How to reclaim your lunch hour in Hong Kong

by Andrea Lo @ The Loop HK

Say no to your sad al-desko meal in front of YouTube and hit the streets for some fresh air and a much needed break from the daily grind. Your body will thank you for it. Here are some creative ways to take full advantage of your lunch hour.  Take a Nap Ever wanted to get […]

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Tranh cãi mô hình “chó đờn ca tài tử” ở đường hoa Cần Thơ

Tranh cãi mô hình “chó đờn ca tài tử” ở đường hoa Cần Thơ

by nhanphupham @ Nguoi Viet Online

Đường hoa nghệ thuật Cần Thơ Xuân Mậu Tuất 2018 vừa khai mạc tối 12 Tháng Hai, nhưng có rất nhiều ý kiến tranh cãi về mô hình những chú chó đờn ca tài tử đặt trên đường hoa.

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What’s the story behind Chinese New Year pudding?

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

We’ve all seen them: once Chinese New Year is about to roll around, restaurants and hotels across the city begin stocking up on boxes of the sticky puddings. You might’ve tasted one of the savory versions (蘿蔔糕 lau bat go, AKA turnip cake — but it’s really made from radish!) at a regular dim sum […]

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New Coffee Shops to Stop By This Season

by Karen Chiang @ The Loop HK

If you’re having a love-hate relationship with the Hong Kong cold just like we are right now, you are probably also looking for some new coffee shops to settle in with a warm mug of flat white or hot cocoa to nestle up against. Don’t worry, we’ve got just the tried-and-tested list (listed in alphabetical […]

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Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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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...

The 5 Best Pho in Ho Chi Minh - Where to eat pho noodle soup in Ho Chi Minh

The 5 Best Pho in Ho Chi Minh - Where to eat pho noodle soup in Ho Chi Minh


vietnam-guide.com

There are some dishes so synonymous with a country, so entwined in the national identity, that to visit and not sample a plate or bowl or stick means your visit was incomplete. Isn’t it on everyone’s ‘to do’ list to eat a juicy burger in America

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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My life in a backpack – what to pack for a short backpacking trip

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

After my first backpacking trip in Thailand, I was convinced that I had packed too much. With a minimalist approach, I worked on swapping out my existing backpacking gear with more compact and portable options, testing new things and removing non-essential ones along the way in each backpacking trip. A short trip for me is any trip ranging from 1 week to 4 weeks and I would pack the same. Tomorrow I will be on a 5-day (really short!) backpacking trip in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and here is what I brought. Backpacks I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a comfortable backpack. Not only does it need to be able to accommodate everything that you are bringing, it needs to fit you and your body such that you can comfortably carry your backpack and walk for a long period of time. My backpack choice for a short trip is the Deuter ACT Trail 24 which I bought during my backpacking trip in Germany. I made the purchase after trying on several backpacks of various brands to determine which is the most comfortable backpack for my body and I encourage you to do the same as well. Deuter is a very Continue Reading

Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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Maison Fashion Group’s Jonathan Wong Wants To Bridge Commerce And Content

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Retail sales in Vietnam rose 12% year-on-year by the end of 2017. Vietnam has also been ranked as the country with the most potential in Asia—even higher than Singapore, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia—by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Additionally, the Global Retail Development Index marked Vietnam as the 6th most attractive retail market […]

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Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrap Sticky Rice)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the marinade ingredients and add the chicken pieces. Stir well and refrigerate. Soak the sticky rice for 2 hrs, drain and mix with 2 tbsp dark soy sauce and set aside.
  2. Over high heat, add 2 tbsp oil to your wok. When the wok is smoking

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Boulevard Grill HCMC: The Steakhouse With A Heart

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

There’s a new steakhouse in town, Boulevard Grill HCMC. Located in District 3, the restaurant’s philanthropic business model has them cooking up more than just their trademark Australian grass-fed T-bone and wagyu beef jerky. That’s because through the restaurant’s “Dining for Giving” program, Boulevard Grill HCMC are also connecting with non-profit organizations in the city […]

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How To Prepare For The Lunar New Year?

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Preparing for the biggest traditional celebration of the year for any culture is no small thing, and for Chinese, Vietnamese, and Koreans families around the world, preparations for the Lunar New Year start well in advance.

Cleaning the House

All three cultures, whose early societies were based around the Chinese lunar calendar …

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Rainbow Cupcakes for Marriage Equality

Rainbow Cupcakes for Marriage Equality

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

Let's talk about Marriage Equality with rainbow cupcakes.

Bakes Saigon: Laure Chevallier Is Serving Up Sweet Stories

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Pastry making is an art form with a long and fascinating history. Naturally, the French did much to transform delicate desserts into their modern incarnation. Claude, the celebrated French painter and occasional chef, accidentally created the first modern puff pastry while attempting to make a cake for his sick father. Later, the glamorization of pastries […]

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Fatt Putt (Yam Basket)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Skin off the yam skin, cut into pieces and steam until soft.
  2. Transfer yam (hot) into bowl and combine wheat starch, sugar, five spice powder, cooking oil and salt. Mash the yam and knead it until it forms a pliable dough – add additional wheat starch if it is too sticky; if

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Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Hup Toh Soh (Chinese Walnut Cookies)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Cut margarine block into smaller pieces.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add margarine, sugar and ground walnuts. Using a spatula, mix to combine the ingredients. Continue mixing until dough texture is not sticky.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.Pinch off some dough (about 1 tbsp) and lightly roll to form into a ball. Use

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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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BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

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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Vietnam from Above by Thang Soi

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

Again I am amazed by the magnificent footage captured by Thang Soi in his production “Vietnam from Above.” The video and soundtrack is first class so it is no surprise it is so popular on youtube. For me, Thang Soi has produced something of real value. See more of his work in the Facebook link … Continue reading Vietnam from Above by Thang Soi

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Banh Cuon Thanh Tri (Vietnamese Rice Sheet Noodles)

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

After staying in Ho Chi Minh for the first few days, I realised that Vietnamese can eat rice noodles all day long. That means rice noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even on a hot day, they created a cold rice sheet noodle dish called Banh Cuon Thanh Tri (Vietnamese rice sheet noodles) that’s much easier to eat under the hot sun. Along the road before the junction of Ton That Tung and Bui Vien is this little stall that sells cheap Banh Cuon Thanh Tri. Stalls along the street usually don’t have signboards so you will have to do a little searching in order to find this stall. Look for the man with the blue cap and his wife with a traditional Vietnamese hat in the photo below. Banh Cuon Thanh Tri can be prepared within minutes upon ordering because all the ingredients have already been cooked beforehand and just needs to be assembled on a plate. This stall uses Vietnamese ham and fried spring rolls to go with the noodles. What makes every stall’s Banh Cuon Thanh Tri unique is their own blend of condiments to create the special sauce that binds all the ingredients together. Oh did I mention that Continue Reading

Banh Cuon (Steamed Rice Rolls)

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

As I was eating my Banh Cuon Thanh Tri, I noticed that the wife of the stallholder was making something else with the freshly made Banh Cuon. Banh Cuon (steamed rice rolls) is made from wide sheets of fermented rice batter made by pouring the batter over a piece of cloth which is stretched over a pot of boiling water and steamed to form. Once cooked, the delicate rice sheet is then transferred to a metal plate where it is cut into four pieces. Beside the metal plate is a big pot of filling consisting of seasoned ground pork, minced mushroom and minced shallots. A generous amount of filling is laid on the rice sheet and rolled into rice rolls. It looks a lot like Chee Cheong Fun, a Cantonese dish from Hong Kong. When finished, more beans sprouts and vegetables are added to the dish. Although the presentation looks similar to the Banh Cuon Thanh Tri that I just had, the taste is different due to the filling. There is a strong aroma of mushroom and shallot in every bite. Because the Banh Cuon is freshly made, the rice roll is slightly warm and silky smooth. The bean sprouts and vegetables Continue Reading

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 […]

How to Eat Your Way in Sintra in One Day

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Chinese New Year banners for good luck

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

Leading up to Chinese New Year, it’s not uncommon to see banners of four-letter sayings or single characters hung up on the front doors of homes — in the traditional auspicious colors of red and gold, of course. The signs — either in a diamond or vertical banner shape — are usually placed in entrances […]

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Beef Pho in Saigon: Try It at Pho Phuong 25

Beef Pho in Saigon: Try It at Pho Phuong 25


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Pho is without doubt the most famous Vietnamese food, and in Saigon you'll find hundreds of restaurants serving it, but a good choice is Pho Phuong 25.

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 […]

17 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh

by @ The Travel Ninjas

The best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh will amaze you with bold flavors, fresh ingredients, perfect balance – and super cheap prices. We lived in...

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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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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 […]

Suoi Tien – Vietnam’s Weirdest Amusement Park

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Suoi Tien is Vietnam’s wacky Buddhist wonderland. It’s Vietnam’s weirdest amusement park and maybe the strangest in all of...

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Things to do in: Denver

by J.C. Lightcap @ Urban Adventures

Not everyone has a week to spend in Denver; in fact, many visitors hurry off to the mountains for skiing, mountain biking, climbing and hiking. For those of you fortunate enough to have a free day in Denver, or better still, are attending a week-long conference in the Mile High...

Đâm chém kinh hoàng trong khu mua sắm ở Bắc Kinh

Đâm chém kinh hoàng trong khu mua sắm ở Bắc Kinh

by nhanphupham @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một phụ nữ thiệt mạng và 12 người bị thương trong vụ tấn công bằng dao tại một trung tâm mua sắm ở thủ đô Bắc Kinh của Trung Quốc.Vụ tấn công xảy ra vào lúc 13 giờ tại trung tâm Joy City ở Tây Đơn, Bắc Kinh Trung Quốc

The post Đâm chém kinh hoàng trong khu mua sắm ở Bắc Kinh appeared first on Nguoi Viet Online.

Yu Sheng (Properity Toss Salad)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Cut wonton wrappers into strips. Deep fry them in hot oil and drain. Set aside.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until sauce is thickened and well mixed. Set aside in a small bowl and let it cool down.
  3. Arrange all other vegetables and fruits in

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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New Ambulance Service for HCMC

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

Did you know that Ho Chi Minh City now has a new World Class Ambulance Service. Dial *9999.  When travelling overseas on holiday or business I always make it a priority to have good quality Travel Insurance and now I keep  this number in my wallet too. I have never had the need for an ambulance personally … Continue reading New Ambulance Service for HCMC

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Joseph’s Hotel Exceptional Service

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

It had been a busy week already in Ho Chi Minh City and I still had meetings in Hanoi on Thursday afternoon and another on Friday morning so I booked the Thursday morning flight up with a 5pm Friday return. The flight was uneventful and I caught a taxi to Joseph’s Hotel in Au Trieu … Continue reading Joseph’s Hotel Exceptional Service

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Jio Health Is Using Technology To Humanize Healthcare

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Recent data reports show that by 2020, fifty percent of global healthcare expenditure will be used to treat the three leading causes of mortality—cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease. To give you a little perspective, that’s about US $4 trillion. Globally, we’re also seeing a reduction in the number of hospital beds and decreased government […]

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Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to 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 ...]

The spiritual story of Thailand’s spirit houses

by Cati Vanden Breul @ Urban Adventures

There is something in the air in Thailand. There must be. I have lived on and off — mostly on — in this beautiful country for more than four years now. From the moment I first got off the plane in Chiang Mai, a town nestled in the mountains of...

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

Why we’re out of love with love locks

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

At first glance, it seems like the ultimate symbol of romance: carve your names on a padlock, lock it to a bridge, and throw the key into the water, leaving you and your partner “locked” together for eternity. Except it’s not so romantic when the bridge collapses under the weight...

House Of Chay’s Lifestyle Products For The Conscious Consumer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

The conscious consumer movement is spreading across the globe. Buyers are better informed than ever about supply chain practices, and they’re demanding transparency. Sustainability and ethical practices are at the core of their concerns and in Vietnam, the movement’s been fed by scares around cups of fake coffee, sedative-fed pigs, and chemically-ripened fruit. On the […]

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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 ...]

Restaurants Near Regency Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City - Skyscanner

Restaurants Near Regency Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City - Skyscanner


Trip by Skyscanner

Looking for restaurants near Regency Hotel? Find 135 nearby restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam visited by over 7,053 people.

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...

Lợi tức nông dân Mỹ đang xuống thấp

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Lợi tức các nhà nông ở Mỹ sẽ giảm bớt 7% trong năm nay, sau năm năm xuống liên tục, chỉ còn 60 tỷ đô la, con số thấp nhất kể từ năm 2006.

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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 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...

Best Pho in Ho Chi Minh city: the top 15 restaurants

Best Pho in Ho Chi Minh city: the top 15 restaurants


Inspitrip Blog

If you want to find a perfect bowl of Pho in Saigon, this is a must-read guide as we’ll reveal the top local spots for the best pho in Ho Chi Minh City.

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...

Moving to Ho Chi Minh City

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

Having past my 50th year I felt compelled to follow my dream of Moving to Ho Chi Minh City and living in Vietnam. I was so sick of driving up and down the freeway everyday and although I had a great job with a great company, I was very aware that the clock was ticking … Continue reading Moving to Ho Chi Minh City

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The Best Phở in Hong Kong

The Best Phở in Hong Kong


The Loop HK

Despite the prevalence of Vietnamese noodle shops in our city, it’s still...

The best Pho Bo in Ho Chi Minh

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

During my short backpacking trip in Ho Chi Minh, I had the opportunity of eating one of the best Pho Bo, Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Ho Chi Minh. Pho is a common staple dish in the country with decades of history. Along the streets of Ho Chi Minh, you can easily find street vendors and restaurants selling Pho at almost every street corner. What makes a good Pho Bo? The dish may seem easy to make to some. I mean, it’s pretty difficult to overcook the flat rice noodles used to make Pho Bo unless you intentionally leave it in a pot of boiling water for a very long period of time. The skill in making an awesome Pho Bo, is in the broth and the beef. The broth has to be clear and flavourful. Made by simmering beef bones, onion, ginger and many other spices over long hours on a small fire, the chef then removes impurities from the broth after all the essence and flavour has been extracted from the ingredients. The beef must be fresh and clean and lightly cooked to medium rare. The cooking method is somewhat like shabu shabu where the inside of the beef Continue Reading

Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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Next Up: Silvana and Cecilia Leung of Hong Kong Foodie

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

An elevator convo with Silvana and Cecilia Leung. See here for more from our Next Up series. What do you do? We are founders of Hong Kong Foodie tasting tours, a food tour operator in Hong Kong that’s passionate about spreading Hong Kong’s culinary culture. How does your business work? Led by true locals from this […]

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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Sara Tang of Better in Bed on having great sex

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Hot Seat series.  Sara Tang first founded sex toy party business, Passionately Yours, in 2011. More than merely selling sex toys, the “pleasure education” parties also equipped participants with the information and attitude that would enable them to bring more passion and inspiration to their sex lives. Tang might have shut the doors on […]

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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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The Best Pho in Saigon - The Christina's Blog

The Best Pho in Saigon - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Pho is Vietnam's national dish and also it's most famous and loved! Are you down to Pho? Here are our top picks on where to find the best pho in Saigon!

Kuih Bahulu / Ji Dan Gao (Malaysian Madeleines)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Lightly grease the baking trays and preheat the oven to 200˚C.
  2. In a bowl, add cake flour, baking powder and salt. Mix and set aside.
  3. Use a mixer to whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy. This will take about 7-8 mins, then add vanilla extract and continue to whisk for a couple

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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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Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Tao Dan Park – Why it’s an Authentic Place to Meet Locals in Saigon

by @ The Travel Ninjas

If you want to experience Saigon like a local, spend a morning in Tao Dan Park. It’s a large, public park in the heart of...

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Here's where to find Vietnam's best bowl of pho

Here's where to find Vietnam's best bowl of pho


Adventure.com

Is there anywhere else in Southeast Asia that gives a traveler's tastebuds more to be excited about?

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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(HCM) Top 10 quán Bít tết Việt khiến bạn mê mẩn ở Sài Gòn

(HCM) Top 10 quán Bít tết Việt khiến bạn mê mẩn ở Sài Gòn


Foody

Beefsteak Sài Thành cũng ngày càng biến hóa phong phú, đa dạng hơn về hương vị cũng như phong cách phục vụ.

The complete guide to: Zanzibar travel

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

Come to Zanzibar and you’ll be greeted by some of the loveliest beaches in the world, with stunning reefs for snorkelling and crystal-clear blue waters for swimming. But there’s more to Zanzibar than just hitting the sand. Within the city and its historic centre of Stone Town are great restaurants,...

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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Hot woks and pho

Hot woks and pho


Traveller

Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix take a culinary journey to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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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District 4, Saigon: Our Home Away From Home

District 4, Saigon: Our Home Away From Home


Gastronomy

The Astronomer and I began our third day in Saigon across the river in District 4, a densely packed island we called home for the better part of a year. In the three years since we’ve been go…

Mauricio Alves’ Chameleonic Gema Architecture And Interior Design

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Gema’s General Director, Mauricio Alves, works with his multinational team in a house style defined by its indefinability. The architecture and interior design company were commissioned to design Le Club Bar at the historic Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole, NAMO’s artisanal Italian pizzeria, El Gaucho’s macho neo-industrial Argentinian steakhouses, and the Maharajah’s palace opulence of Tajmasago Indian […]

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Tick And Pick’s Novelty Gifts For Tasteful Tourists

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 2017, Vietnam saw 12,922,251 international visitors exit its airports’ terminals looking to get a taste of what the country is all about. That number is an increase of 29.1% over the same period last year according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. As new guests continue rolling into Vietnam, the demand for […]

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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 […]

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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Spotlight: Mojo Nomad

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Spotlight series.  What’s it called? Mojo Nomad What’s it all about? More than a hotel, Mojo Nomad combines the concepts of hostel and co-working space and wraps it all in a fun, quirky package. Aimed at the new generation of workers who are constantly on the move rather than basing themselves at a fixed address, […]

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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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Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with financial journalist Matt Levine, now writing for Bloomberg View.

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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 ...]

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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Spotlight: Floristry at M&L

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Spotlight series.  What’s it called? Floristry at M&L What’s it all about? Looking to express your affection or appreciation through a thoughtful gift? Floristry at M&L might have what you’re searching for. In addition to your usual bouquets — arranged in the florist’s signature “wild” style for a more natural look — flower jars, home fragrances […]

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AO Show at The Saigon Opera House – Fun, Amazing & Meaningful

by @ The Travel Ninjas

The AO Show is one of the coolest things to do in Saigon. It’s a rich experience with layers of enjoyment. First, the venue is...

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Making The Artwork For Suboi’s 2.7 EP

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

“This is the kind of project that inspires people to become designers,” Greg Jewett, Rice’s Creative Director, smiles. He’s talking about making the artwork for Suboi’s 2.7 EP, a cathartic coming-of-age record from the “Queen of Vietnamese hip-hop.” The finished cover is a strange, beguiling image most likely unnoticed by listeners streaming the three songs—the […]

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Kuih Loyang / Kuih Rose (Honeycomb Cookies)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Add coconut milk, eggs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and whip until well combined and all sugar has dissolved.
  2. Sift all-purpose flour and rice flour into the mixture. Whisk until the mixture has the consistency of pancake batter (Add a little water if too thick).
  3. Heat up oil in a

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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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Nicholas Tang of Aerial Arts Academy on the power of pole dance

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Hot Seat series.  Nicholas Tang is a pole dance and aerial hoop instructor at Aerial Arts Academy who also performs, competes, and judges in competitions across the globe. A Little Background Tang first started practicing pole dance at the age of 14 with Viva Vertical studio in Malaysia, attracted by “the idea of defying […]

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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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Where to Find Miami's Best Pho

Where to Find Miami's Best Pho


Miami New Times

Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take you to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You have become the...

24 hours in: Melbourne

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

Headed to Melbourne, but with a time-strapped schedule? Of course, we recommend you spend your vacay hanging out with us, but if you’re still looking for something to do after your food tour or cocktail adventure, we also have a few suggestions to make the most of a little time...

The Best Pho Ga in Vietnam - A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

The Best Pho Ga in Vietnam - A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam


A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

Pho is said to be the national dish of Vietnam and popular Vietnamese writer, Vu Bang said “From a great distance one can detect the special aroma of pho which is so alluring that one can’t help but to trace it out. Indeed, to some, pho can be as addictive as opium”. Pho is a … Continue reading The Best Pho Ga in Vietnam →

The Best Phở in Saigon

The Best Phở in Saigon


Eating Saigon!

Phở Lệ 303 – 305 Võ Văn Tần District 3 Phỡ Thanh Bình 18B Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai District 3 Phơ Hữu 58 Cửu Long Bac Hai neighborhood P.15, District 10 ***** UPDATE (SEPT 2014): Click here for o…

Boracay Island in Low Season – Finding Bliss, Beauty, and Elbow Room on the “World’s Best Island”

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Boracay Island is a double-edged sword. This Philippine island is undeniably gorgeous and a dreamy tropical paradise. It has sparkling turquoise waters, powdery white beaches,...

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Tiếc tiền không mua thuốc trị cúm, bà mẹ thiệt mạng

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một bà mẹ có hai con ở Texas vừa qua đời hôm Chủ Nhật do các biến chứng cúm, sau khi cho rằng số tiền thuốc $116 để trị bệnh quá cao nên không mua.

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24 hours in: Cusco

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

Most visitors to Cusco only briefly pass through town on their way to catching the Inca Trail or train to Machu Picchu. But don’t worry, even if you’re only here for a quick 24-hour stop (or shorter!) before heading back out, you’ll still have time to see the sites. Our...

In search of the best Pho Bo in Vietnam

In search of the best Pho Bo in Vietnam


A Table For Two

Question: Are you a backpacker, or a flashpacker? I have to say I will be the latter one. I am definitely not in the “young” age group anymore. (“Shut up, Yas!”) Just the th…

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 ...]

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!

Phong Vũ Computer

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The Most Amazing Vietnamese Cyclo Ride

by @ The Travel Ninjas

My first Vietnamese cyclo ride was the most amazing in the whole country. The “driver” pulled me and the cyclo WITH HIS EYES! I thought...

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Fah Sung Thong (Chinese Peanut And Sesame Brittle)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Line a 25cm baking pan with parchment paper. Start by sprinkling all the peanuts and half of the sesame seeds all over the base of the pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat sugar, vinegar, and water over low heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Then bring to boil and cover the saucepan,

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The Best Pho in Saigon

The Best Pho in Saigon


Vespa Adventures

This spot is our favourite in Saigon. It's got a great bowl of Pho that make you crave another bowl just the following day.

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

The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Clean the fish, make a few cuts and rub a little salt all over. Set aside for 15-30 mins.
  2. Mix marinade and set aside.
  3. Line the bottom half of the green onion and some sliced ginger on a plate. Place fish on top. Insert the rest of the sliced ginger into the

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Mậu Thân 1968, về đây mà nghe Huế chửi!

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Giải phóng giờ ni ai cũng rõ! Đạp dân xuống mồ, lưỡi lê xuyên sọ. Người người bị bây trói từng xâu, hàng chục thây chôn chung một hố!

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Inexpensive Souvenirs to buy in Vietnam

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

Inexpensive Souvenirs for your holiday in Vietnam. Vietnam is rich in Culture and Tradition and you will come home with some lifelong memories of your travels. Bring a little Vietnam home to share with family. Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you are hurrying around the shopping centres in search of inexpensive souvenirs … Continue reading Inexpensive Souvenirs to buy in Vietnam

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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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Giant cheesy beef meatball & spaghetti

Giant cheesy beef meatball & spaghetti

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

Not just another beef meatball and spaghetti. BEHOLD! I present to you the giant beef meatball stuffed with a cheesy centre, served on a bed of spaghetti in marinara sauce. Because size DOES matter!

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...

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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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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Emperor Herbal Chicken

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Steam the herbs with 500ml water for 5 mins.
  2. Place chicken over an aluminium foil and stuff half of the herbs in chicken. Place the rest around the chicken.
  3. Pour the water used to steam the herbs inside foil with the chicken.
  4. Wrap the foil up into bundle and steam chicken for

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Lo Hon Chai (Buddha’s Delight)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Soak shiitake mushrooms, black fungus, glass noodles, foo chook, lily bulbs for about 40 mins.
  2. Heat oil in the large wok, add red fermented beancurd and stir fry briefly
  3. Add in water, followed by the fermented bean curd water, cabbage, fried beancurd, red dates, mushrooms, lily bulbs and black fungus. Bring to

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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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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 Clumsies On How They Became One Of The World’s Best Bars

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

The Clumsies is an all-day bar in the Greek capital of Athens. Currently ranked sixth in the world, their high-concept cocktail menu is changed annually. While their team continue to innovate at home, two of The Clumsies are here to launch a pop-up at the Park Hyatt Saigon. They touched down with a suitcase filled […]

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Visa for Vietnam

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

It is a requirement of the Vietnam Government that travellers to Vietnam have a Visa, whether it be for holiday, visiting friends or business. There are exemptions if you are from a country with whom Vietnam has an agreement, for example Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and UK nationals … Continue reading Visa for Vietnam

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Where Locals Go For Their Pho In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera

Where Locals Go For Their Pho In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Those who know their way around Saigon would agree, the best places to eat are the small street stalls, accompanied by long lines of eager customers.

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...

Epic food tour in Old Delhi, India

Epic food tour in Old Delhi, India

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

In India, you can eat to your Delhi Belly's content (in a good way).

This woman helped us find the best pho in the world (and can help you, too)

This woman helped us find the best pho in the world (and can help you, too)


Urban Adventures

I’m sweating. Since arriving in Vietnam, in fact, I have been in a state of perpetual perspiration. It’s a hot and h...

17 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh - The Travel Ninjas

17 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh - The Travel Ninjas


The Travel Ninjas

The best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (aka #Saigon) – delicious, authentic & cheap we spotlight the hidden gems and must-eat spots. #vietnam

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 […]

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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Hua Sheng Bing (Chinese Peanut Cookies)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Using a food processor, grind peanuts to as fine as possible.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add rice flour, ground peanuts, icing sugar and salt. Stir to mix well. Then, pour in the peanut oil and mix until completely combined.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 190°C.
  4. Divide the dough using a teaspoon. Each teaspoonful

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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....

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 […]

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 […]

On the Vietnam noodle soup trail from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

On the Vietnam noodle soup trail from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

Can you fall in love with a dish, really claim to know it, without ever having tried it in its country of origin? I fell in love with pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup, in Tokyo, of all places. Wrong city: wrong noodle soup, I know, but I had been on a ramen binge for a week and craved something lighter.

Mini Spicy Prawn Rolls

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Soak the dried shrimps in water for 10-15 mins until they soften. Drain and place into food processer to process until finely chopped. Set aside.
  2. Peel shallots and garlic and finely chop them separately in the food processor. Spoon out and set aside.
  3. Soak the dried chillies in warm water until they

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Being arty-farty at the Singapore Biennale 2013

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

Started in 2006, the Singapore Biennale is a platform that allows local and international artists to showcase their creations to the public. This year, the event is organised by the Singapore Arts Museum which makes the event more interesting because most of the exhibits will be showcased in several national museums in Singapore. Personally, I haven’t visited many of the national museums even though I am based in Singapore. If the world changed This title for this year’s Singapore Biennale, “If The World Changed” invites artists to think about the world we live in today, and the world we want to live in the future. I’m not an artist or anything but here are some of the exhibits I really like. Singapore Biennale 2013 venues You can visit the following venues to check out the exhibits. Singapore Art Museum SAM at 8Q National Museum of Singapore Peranakan Museum Singapore Management University National Library Building Fort Canning Park Waterloo Centre Our Museum @ Taman Jurong Singapore Biennale 2013 mobile app One thing worth mentioning is the Singapore Biennale 2013 app. Every Singapore Biennale event has a mobile app providing details about the event. This year is no different. The Singapore Biennale 2013 Continue Reading

Hunting for the best pho bo outside Vietnam…

Hunting for the best pho bo outside Vietnam…


The Aubergine Kitchen

I’ve been searching for the best pho bo since travelling in Vietnam and I found it… in Chiswick.

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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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Getting in and out of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

If you are flying in to Ho Chi Minh from overseas, it is most likely that you will land in Terminal 2 of Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The cheapest way to get in and out of the airport is by taking the Airport Bus 152 that bus terminal opposite the famous Bến Thành Market. Once you leave the airport through the Arrival Hall exit, turn right and near the Burger King outlet is the Airport Bus 152. Public buses in Ho Chi Minh operates on a fixed fare of 5,000 VND regardless of the distance to generate high ridership. Though the fares are low, the quality of the buses are on par with buses in Singapore. For the Airport Bus, if you are carrying a large luggage, you may need to pay an additional 5,000 VND for it. I didn’t have to pay any additional fare with my backpack. Here’s a tip from me. Try to have exact change or maybe a 10,000 VND note for the bus ride because I only had a 50,000 VND note and the bus conductor gave me 9 of these 5,000 VND coins as change. I later found out that stall operators do not accept Continue Reading

Terrance

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

My time in Saigon. I spent about 4 months in Saigon in early 2011. It was my first trip there, and I wasn’t sure what to expect but Saigon was all the buzz. Having lived there for four months, I can understand why people love it so much. In many ways it’s a super-congested, fast-paced … Continue reading Terrance

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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 […]

3 Cretan Carnivals… and how to enjoy them like a local

by Stefanos Papaioannou @ Urban Adventures

The island of Crete may be best known for its summer sunshine and lively beaches, but there’s one very good reason to come in the off-season: the festival of Apokries, or Greek Carnival. Dionysus was the ancient god of wine, fun and fertility, and Dionysian festivals took place at the...

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 ...]

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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11 Best Vietnam Destinations

by @ The Travel Ninjas

With so many great Vietnam destinations, choosing is tough. After more than a year here, we haven’t seen it all, but we can help narrow...

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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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The Best Pho in Saigon

The Best Pho in Saigon


Vespa Adventures

This spot is our favourite in Saigon. It's got a great bowl of Pho that make you crave another bowl just the following day.

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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Kuih Bangkit (Melt-In-Your-Mouth Coconut Cookies)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a wok, add pandan leaves and flour. Over low heat, gently stir and fry flour until it is light and the pandan leaves turn crispy. Set aside to cool enough to handle, then, discard pandan leaves and sieve the flour into a large bowl. Set aside to cool completely. Always fry

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Binh Quoi Village – Bamboo Oasis in the City

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Binh Quoi Village is one of the best-kept secrets in Ho Chi Minh City. It looks like a traditional bamboo village on the Mekong Delta...

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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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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...

Báo Giáo dục Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh

Báo Giáo dục Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh


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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Recipe of the Month: Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate from Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A simple, easy recipe for gluten-free banana bread that is both moist and healthy! No butter -- just coconut oil and yoghurt, along with Oaxacan chocolate.

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Visiting Starbucks’s world first concept store in Hong Kong

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

During my trip in Kong Kong, my sister brought me to a Starbucks cafe along Duddell Street saying that this is a place we must visit. Initially, I didn’t think much of it because I thought it was just any other Starbucks. From the outside, the cafe looks just like any other Starbucks but as we walked further into the cafe, did we see the difference. Starbucks collaborated with Goods of Desire (G.O.D), a local lifestyle brand to transform the corner of the Duddell Street Starbucks into a Bing Sutt (冰室 lit. “ice chamber”) with decorations and traits to blend the Hong Kong style from the ‘50s through the ‘70s with today’s Starbucks look and feel. Stepping into the Duddell Street Starbucks, I felt as though I was revisiting Hong Kong in the 70s. This is also probably the only place in Hong Kong where you can enjoy a piping hot Starbucks latte with a traditional Pineapple bun (菠蘿包). Yes, Starbucks also added some traditional Hong Kong snacks in their menu in this cafe. The menu is also displayed on the wall using old-school red plastic boards. Very nostalgic! The interior of the cafe is also decorated with things from the 70s in Continue Reading

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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Mai Chau Aerial Footage

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

Recently, Jeff Nesmith produced a stunning video/soundtrack of Mai Chau, in the Hòa Bình Province, northern Vietnam. He has captured the essence of Vietnam with his brilliant use of aerial videography and choice of soundtrack. The music is “At Rest – Romance – Kevin MacLeod” For more of Jeff’s outstanding creations go to Gypsycreative.com

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10 Unique Things To Do In Saigon, Vietnam

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Looking for original things to do in Saigon? After several months exploring this city, we have some unique ideas to round out your itinerary. Some...

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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...

Top 10 must-dos in Venice, Italy

Top 10 must-dos in Venice, Italy

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

We spent a good nine days to get right to the heart of this city, from visiting all the major attractions to rowing a gondola down the canals. 

Vietnam's Top 11 Dishes and Where to Eat Them in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's Top 11 Dishes and Where to Eat Them in Ho Chi Minh City


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

These are my favorite dishes, after living in Vietnam for 2 years. I've also included the best places to try them in Saigon.

Salted Egg Cookies

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Combine Ingredients A in a mixing bowl and mix well. Alternatively, use an electric mixer to beat mixture for a couple of minutes, until fully combined and fluffy. Be careful not to over beat.
  2. Add Ingredients B into a bowl, then, use a spoon to push and sift mixture through a medium

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Đậu xe trên xa lộ 405 bị đụng, một người chết

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Xe đậu trên xa lộ không mở đèn, một phụ nữ 29 tuổi thiệt mạng và hai người bị thương khi một chiếc xe đậu trên xa lộ 405 bị xe khác đụng.

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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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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 […]

Motorcycle Riding in Vietnam

by John @ A Traveller's Guide to Vietnam

  Motorcycle Transport About 90 million people, including me, think that riding a motorcycle is the best way to get around in Vietnam. Motorcycle and Scooters of 110cc and less are the most prevalent but there are all sorts of other motorised two and three wheeled contraptions transporting all sorts of things such as panes … Continue reading Motorcycle Riding in Vietnam

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Kem Xôi Dừa – Coconut rice ice-cream

by Christopher @ My Solo Travels

My friend Aldric wanted to introduce me to this dessert called Kem Xôi Dừa after dinner. He claimed that this is one of the must-have dessert in Ho Chi Minh. Together with other travel friends that I met in the hostel, we walked along Bùi Viện street to the food stall located along the street. The making of the dessert is fairly simple. Crack a young coconut into half Separate the coconut flesh from the walls of the coconut Add a large spoonful of sticky rice or glutinous rice Add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream Sprinkle roasted nuts and pumpkin bits Add a generous serving of Nata de coco Finish off with a layer of coconut cream Amy and I bought a Kem Xôi Dừa each and we enjoyed this dessert. We were also served a cup of fresh coconut water from the young coconut. This is definitely a must-have dessert. If you are walking along Bùi Viện street and chance upon the Kem Xôi Dừa food stall, I would definitely encourage you to give this refreshing dessert a try. buy valtrex online. This will cause you to shed fatty tissue in several locations of your body, not just your abdominals. Buy generic valtrex do not make use Continue Reading

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — by Cyril Yarisantos

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — by Cyril Yarisantos


Trover

Finding the best pho in vietnam is like sand at the beach... Its all over the place, and is pretty consistent in quality. I've tried pho...

Spicy beef mince sauce noodle (Beijing Zha Jiang Main)

Spicy beef mince sauce noodle (Beijing Zha Jiang Main)

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

Zha Jiang Mian, a classic Beijing noodle dish that makes the beef mince shine.

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