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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.

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

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Bun Cha Ha Noi ( Hanoi Style Rice Vermicelli Soup With Grilled Pork)

Bun Cha Ha Noi ( Hanoi Style Rice Vermicelli Soup With Grilled Pork)


Twin Fish's Little Corner

Next to phở, Bún Chả Hà Nội, is the second headline as the quintessential northern noodle dish. It consist of grilled pork soaked in luke warm dipping sauce/ lightly fish sauce/ broth, which adds a…

Nuoc Voi – The Simple But Elegant Drink Of Hanoians

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Nuoc voi was popular in every family in Hanoi. Every house has a basket to hold the hot teapot to make this drink.

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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....

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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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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When in Hanoi, Be Sure to Eat a Buncha Bun Cha

When in Hanoi, Be Sure to Eat a Buncha Bun Cha


Going With My Gut

<p>It takes a few mouthfuls to get the full bun cha experience. But once I do, I start cursing and swearing fairly violently -- about how I've tasted bun cha for the first time only now; that none of my Vietnamese friends (you know who you are! *shake fist*) have ever mentioned bun cha to me; that they've kept me out of their "we-who-know-about-bun-cha" inner sanctum all this time.</p>

Things You Didn’t Know about Mongolia

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

I’m back from Mongolia! And this is what I’ve learned. For 12 days, I traveled in Mongolia for the first time. I was a bit tired from 12 days of adventures in Kyrgyzstan but was thrilled to visit this country […]

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Now Open: Another 85°C, New Seafood in Newport, and MORE!

by Edwin Goei @ OC Weekly

  85°C Bakery Cafe has opened in Tustin, it’s 7th store in Orange County. Another store is in the works at the Irvine Spectrum Center. 1100 Irvine Blvd., Tustin, CA 92780. A new restaurant called Hook & Anchor has opened in Newport Beach. It takes over the spot that used to be Beach Barrel. Featured items […]

Six reasons why summer (kinda) rhymes with sugar in Vietnam

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

There are millions of ways to enjoy the cool, sweet taste of summer in Vietnam, so here are some of our favorites. Che The sweet, slippery soup is one of the most iconic Vietnamese desserts. There are dozens of versions, ranging from a simple glass of just lotus seeds to a rainbow of beans, roots, cassava and jelly cubes. Crowded che stands can be found in most big markets across the country, including Nam Dong in Hanoi and Ben Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City. For something different, tourists can try the one served at the Cambodian market in the southern city. The shop is owned by a Vietnamese man who grew up in Cambodia but returned in the 1970s, serving the best of both Cambodian and Vietamese desserts. A serving usually costs $1 or less. Ice-cream in a coconut shell One scoop of ice-cream for the summer, or two? Well, it might be easier if you just have it all in a coconut. Kem dua is a special Vietnamese version of ice-cream served in a coconut shell topped with coconut strips, peanuts and chocolate sauce. The best way to eat it is to dig the spoon deep and take a full bite...

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Still Lost in OC: Once-Old Weekling Is Still Old, Still Protesting

by OC Weekly - Staff @ OC Weekly

“Tonight, I shall make the moon disappear!” If I were Donald Trump’s speechwriter, that would have been the sole promise of his State of the Union speech, followed by 80 minutes of Kentucky Fried Chicken farts, to keep his base happy until they were cowering at his might under the smudgy Super Blue Blood Moon. […]

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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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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Myanmar in five dishes

by Tyler Elmore @ Explore Parts Unknown

Get to know this unique cuisine through its mohinga, shan noodles, salads, curries, and platha.

5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

A walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter can quite quickly turn into an impromptu food tour thanks to the narrow alleys and bustling streets jam packed with food vendors, each offering up a dazzling variety of local flavors. And in case you didn’t already know, everything tastes better when it comes from a no-frills, hole in […]

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Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City One of our favourite spots to eat in Vietnam are com trua restaurants. Literally translated as “rice day”, these are canteen-like spots that serve homestyle dishes, perfect for the fast paced Saigonite.. Most canteens serve at least 10 different dishes during peak hours which usually […]

[Best Army Stew (Budae Jjigae) in Seoul, Korea] RJ Eats

by rollinlee @ Rollin Joint

Spicy Level : 1/3* Weirdness Level : 2/3* What Is It? Budae Jjigae (부대찌게 AKA Army Stew) is spicy stew with spam, sausage and any kind of meat that is American. It has become a staple in Korean cuisine, but it has a kind of sad history behind it. During the Korean war, Koreans didn’t…

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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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Five Types Of Vermicelli Feature Hanoi Cuisine

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Vermicelli is a rustic dish but holds the soul of Hanoi cuisine. There are five types of vermicelli that the tourist joining Hanoi local food tours all want to try.

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Ve Village’s Fried Egg Dumplings

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

The exact name of fried egg dumplings is “cha day”, a rustic name that people in Ve village gave to this traditional food.

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Bun cha Hanoi, the name has been called

Bun cha Hanoi, the name has been called


Indochina Voyages

Bun cha is also on the list of top must-try dishes while traveling to Hanoi. Not so many dishes that are easy to try, take  whenever you want, independent on the season, delicious and inexpensive as Bun cha.

Curated Afternoon Tea at The Modern Pantry with Lalani & Co.

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

On this spectacularly sun-drenched Friday afternoon, we were all in the upstairs dining room of The Modern Pantry to partake in an exquisite afternoon tea cheffed by Anna Hansen and tea-paired by the Lalanis.

Eating Bun Cha in Hanoi Vietnam

Eating Bun Cha in Hanoi Vietnam


2foodtrippers

See why we love Bun Cha Hanoi, the iconic noodle dish invented and perfected in Vietnam's capital city.

Yuca Fritters – Carimañolas

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

  So, here’s another yuca recipe that happens to be one of my favorites: yuca fritters – carimañolas. But, before I go on, the correct pronunciation for this tasty tuber is you-kah, not yuck-ah(yucca). One is a root vegetable, the other a desert plant. Two similar spellings? Yes! This is where the similarities end. Botanically...

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Bun Cha – The Vietnamese Dish President Obama Fell In Love With - The Christina's Blog

Bun Cha – The Vietnamese Dish President Obama Fell In Love With - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

President Obama fell in love with Bun Cha when he tried it in Vietnam. Will you? Here's an all you need to know about this dish and where to find it!

Hong Kong unique experiences — Top 10 unusual places & unique things to do in Hong Kong

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

When it comes to Hong Kong, you will probably think of shopping, the bright light from neon lights and urban lifestyle in Central Hong Kong Island. However, some of Hong Kong’s most secret places are not on this island. Have you want to do something different in Hong Kong? Let’s discover some unique Hong Kong experiences […]

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7 winter warmers to ward off the cold in Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Follow the locals to nameless roadside eateries as the cold snap bites in Vietnam’s capital. Snails Unlike the spicy snails that are carefully fried or grilled in Saigon, the snails served on cold days in Hanoi are simply boiled. Feel the steam from the snails served with ginger sauce and lemongrass. Snails tend to appear in the rivers around Hanoi between autumn and winter. Try the tasty treats in small restaurants at 5 Tong Duy Tan, 1 Dinh Liet, 34A Tran Phu and 88 Cua Bac. Sweet dumplings These dumplings are made from sticky rice stuffed with mung beans or black sesame. The rice balls are then soaked in ginger syrup and served hot. Head to Hang Dieu, Quan Thanh or Tay Ho far a sample of these sweet balls from either age-old eateries or street vendors. Rib porridge Hanoi people love rib porridge and it’s needless to say why this hot congee with quay(fried dough) is a perfect choice for a cold day. There’s a nameless roadside stall at 2A Ly Quoc Su Street that man locals say serves the best rib porridge in Hanoi. You can also find this hot treat in Dong Xuan Market. Cassava dessert Cooked cassava paired with...

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Hang Ga Street

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

Among the 12 Eastern zodiac signs used in Viet Nam, the Rooster is the least fierce of them all. Despite this, the rooster remains the only one to have one of Ha Noi’s 36 old-quarter streets named after it. That street is Hang Ga (chicken vendors) and other than a small alley called Lo Lon...

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Top Best 5 Bun Cha in Hanoi & Why I'm Addicted for Life | Travel Vlog #89.2

Top Best 5 Bun Cha in Hanoi & Why I'm Addicted for Life | Travel Vlog #89.2


Rollin Joint

Are you looking for the best Bun Cha restaurant in Vietnam. These are the top Bun Cha Places in Hanoi and Saigon that I LOVED!

Banh canh cha ca | Udonnoedelsoep met viskoek

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Deze noedelsoep maakt gebruik van Japanse udonnoedels. Er zijn talrijke varianten van Banh Canh doordat je eindeloos kunt variëren met de bouillon en vleessoorten. Japanse udonnoedels zijn gemaakt van tarwebloem, de Vietnamese noedels zijn gemaakt van tapioca- en rijstmeel. Het maakt niet uit of je de Japanse of Vietnamese variant […]

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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Bun cha Hanoi - Vespa Adventures

Bun cha Hanoi - Vespa Adventures


Vespa Adventures

By Summer & Kayli www.getbusyexploring.com The restaurant we were at was one of the oldest Bun Cha in the country...

A roundup of Hanoi markets

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

Hanoi’s a city full of markets worth exploring. To begin with, food markets can be found all over town – despite the growth of the supermarket, most shopping is still conducted at local wet markets and neighbourhood shops, so there are plenty to experience. Probably the most accessible is the market along Phung Hung Street....

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Pat Harris Tells OC Democrats Tonight Why He’s Better Than Dianne Feinstein

by Matt Coker @ OC Weekly

A Democrat gunning for the U.S. Senate seat held by a leader of his own party speaks in Laguna Niguel Monday night. Pat Harris, an author, criminal defense and civil rights attorney and one of six Democrats challenging Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), is scheduled to pull his “eco” bus up to Faith Episcopal Church, 27801 […]

Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One thing that Vietnam has to offer is fruit. This is very nearly the perfect place to grow fruit with the abundant sunlight and moist, tropical air, it’s a fruit growers paradise. All the tropical fruits are found here, and many fruits that are only found in South East Asia as well. There are even […]

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Fancy one of the world’s greatest food experiences? Try Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

                                       Tourists eat out late at night in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy The Telegraph gets its teeth into Hanoi cuisine, and it’s not the famous ‘pho’ or Obama’s ‘bun cha’ Many people are drawn to a destination just because of how well it triggers their appetite, and for that reason, Hanoi is one of the world’s greatest cities to visit, The Telegraph recommends. The U.K. newspaper published a list of “the world’s 17 greatest cities for food” on Sunday and the Vietnamese capital grabbed second spot, after Tokyo. “Hanoi’s compact old center is arguably the better place to sample the balance of salt, sweet, sour and spice in Vietnamese cuisine,” it said, comparing the city with the popular southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, which is “more international”. Hanoi is where one can take to the streets and eat like a local, it said. The city offers some of the most popular Vietnamese dishes such as “banh mi”, a baguette usually filled with grilled pork, meatballs or cold cuts, cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots, liver pâté and a swipe of mayonnaise, or “com...

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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...

Biggest tomb in central Ho Chi Minh – Tomb of Le Van Duyet

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Tomb of Le Van Duyet, also known as Tomb of the Marshal in Ba Chieu, is a Vietnamese tomb located in Bình Thạnh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The tomb was originally built...

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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Banh mi | Vietnamese broodjes

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Banh mi is letterlijk vertaald ‘brood’ en in Vietnam wordt voornamelijk stokbrood of pistolet gemaakt. Het brood in Vietnam is subliem want geleerd van de Franse kolonisators en Fransen zijn meesters in het bakken van ‘baguettes’. Hoewel geïntroduceerd door de Fransen, kan Banh mi niet Vietnameser zijn. Als je bij […]

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?

Bun Cha Hanoi

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Cha Hanoi One of the iconic dishes in Hanoi, Bun Cha is one of our favourite of all street foods in Vietnam. What’s not to love? It’s got two types of pork, a smoking hot grill, a tangy fish sauce dip, tons of fresh veggies and noodles. What is Bun Cha Hanoi? Bun Cha […]

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...

5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

This is not really an easy list to compile, as there are many great restaurants in Saigon. In fact Saigon is famous for it’s restaurant culture and for the excellent selection of top tier restaurants. Saigon is the perfect place for excellent eateries, nestled along the Saigon river and boasting excellent weather all the year […]

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The Road Trip Across America – #JimmyEatsAmerica

by Jimmy @

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve just reached a three month milestone in Sydney, where I haven’t had to jump on to a long distance plane, … Read all about it!

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Banh dom – Another gift from Phu Nhi Village

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Banh dom is a kind of glutinous rice flour cake with bean paste which is the common and rustic cake in the North of Vietnam.

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5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the great things about Saigon is that it’s got lots of great places to drink beer. Drinking beer is almost as much a part of the culture here as drinking coffee. In fact you could almost say that the woman here like drinking coffee and then men like drinking beer. It really is […]

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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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The oldest places to taste Bun cha in Hanoi

The oldest places to taste Bun cha in Hanoi


Skyhubvn

Bun cha” is a popular and traditional dish of Hanoian. Many people and visitors hardly forget its taste after trying once. It is easy to see and smell the small vendors which offer this delicious dish in many corners of Hanoi streets and alleys every day, even in bad weather. However, only a few of these restaurants still preserve a long history of maintaining and processing for many generations. ...

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...

Eating in Hanoi I

Eating in Hanoi I


Gastronomy

After living in Vietnam for over 7 months without traveling north of Hue, I finally made it to Hanoi recently for a business trip. With no appointments on my first day, I was free to tour the city …

Com Suon Nuong

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Com Suon Nuong Here at Street Foodies Saigon, we are unabashed lovers of all things pork. And in the great city of Ho Chi Minh City, you can’t walk more than a block before running into a vendor that sells some form of pork deliciousness. Most likely than not, if you see some smoke as […]

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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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.

Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore

Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore


The Straits Times

It was a rare sight - US President Barack Obama sitting on a flimsy plastic stool, having a simple Vietnamese meal in a Hanoi restaurant with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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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"Bun Cha" Hanoi - Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

"Bun Cha" Hanoi - Rising Dragon Palace Hotel


Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

The author of a Vietnamese cuisine guidebook said “I discovered new taste buds that I didn’t know I had.” I think that is the most accurate description about Vietnamese cuisine. As an avid eater, I was really excited about a month trip to Vietnam. And yes, I did eat a lot. Spring rolls, Pho and... Continue Reading

The Art of Bun Cha Hanoi: My Favorite Vietnamese Dish

The Art of Bun Cha Hanoi: My Favorite Vietnamese Dish


Runaway Juno

Bun cha was my favorite Vietnamese Dish. President Obama loved it too! It's a unique dish from Hanoi region. What is it, where to have it, and how to eat it

Hanoi – Mai Anh Bun Cha

Hanoi – Mai Anh Bun Cha


Sites'n Bites

We got to know the Tay Ho District area as our friends have been living there for many years. Tay Ho District is considered the expat hub of Hanoi. With western restaurants/stores throughout the ar…

Melbourne – The Hardware Société

by Jen @ Sites'n Bites

We fell in love with Melbourne. With great restaurants and cafes a plenty tucked away in alley ways, it was fun to wander around...

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...

Prosecco Pomegranate Mimosa

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Bring on the bubbly! T’is the season for parties, delicious food, and festive cocktails.Having said that, how about a Prosecco Pomegranate mimosa? Just a new spin on the traditional brunch favorite. The color of Prosecco pomegranate mimosa is so pretty and festive. It definitely helps that pomegranates are in season this time of year because...

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CRSSD Festival is Back

by Nicole Tawney @ OC Weekly

CRSSD is back in beautiful San Diego, March 3 – 4. Empire Of The Sun, Gorgon City (LIVE), Tchami, Cirez D, Sasha, Nicole Moudaber, Jai Wolf, Malaa, Shiba San, Lee Burridge, MK, Bonobo (LIVE), Little Dragon, Gryffin, The Presets, SNBRN and more! Visit CRSSD for more info.

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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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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About Dong Xuan market

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

Dong Xuan market is at the West end of Hanoi Old quarter, surrounded by Dong Xuan street Hang Khoai street and Cau Dong street. History Although located in the heart of the Old Quarters, the market is fairly young compared with the surrounding streets. It used to be an empty lot in front of Huyen...

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How to make Bún chả (recipe of Vietnamese grilled pork with rice vermicelli noodles) - Rice 'n Flour

How to make Bún chả (recipe of Vietnamese grilled pork with rice vermicelli noodles) - Rice 'n Flour


Rice 'n Flour

How to make bun cha? This bun cha recipe shares with you detailed instructions on how to make the most authentic Vietnamese grilled pork with rice vermicel

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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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...

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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A Menu of Must-Try Dishes in Hanoi, Vietnam

A Menu of Must-Try Dishes in Hanoi, Vietnam


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The food scene in Hanoi, Vietnam is one of the capital city&#39;s highlights; don&#39;t leave without trying one or all of the dishes depicted here.

Steamed Mussels in Lemongrass broth

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

It’s no secret among Angeleno’s that some of the best Thai food in town comes from the kitchen of Jitlada, located in a non-descript strip mall in East Hollywood.  We were so smitten the first time we tried it, we even wrote about it, one of the very few restaurant posts on the blog.  One […]

What Can You See in Venice Within 24 Hours?

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

The truth is that Venice can keep you busy for a couple of weeks, so you need to prioritize your time while you’re there. However, is it possible to take in the best of this Adriatic city in just twenty-four […]

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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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Adventure Makes People Happy: Where to go and What to do?

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

There is plenty of scientifically proven evidence that travel and experiences make people happier than owning things. Forbes says, the secret of happiness is spend money of experiences, not things. CNN says travel can be a savior. As we already […]

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Pernil – Authentic Puerto Rican Slow Roasted Pork

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Pernil (per neel) is a typical Puerto Rican dish consisting of a pork roast/shoulder that has been marinated overnight and slow roasted  at  300 F. The result is a flavorful, and tender meat that will fill your house with a delicious aroma, and your belly with a whole lot of “piggy goodness.” This recipe I...

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The lovely lazy river town of Kampot, Cambodia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

I was last in Kampot in 2012 and I was pleased to see it was still the sleepy town I remembered it to be. Outside the old town area the city is being city-like with new construction projects here and there, but nothing compared to what’s going on in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. After travelling […]

A ballistic bowl of bún chả

A ballistic bowl of bún chả


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In Hanoi at lunchtime, bún chả, a grilled pork and noodle dish, is everywhere.

Monthly Update: Saigon – January 2016

by Jimmy @

Holy shit! Where did 2015 go? It feels like the past five months have been quite the whirlwind. You may notice that I’ve been super lazy in making any attempt at making updates here as well as my other blog. I’ve spent the … Read all about it!

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Brisket from Franklin BBQ cookbook

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

If you’re any sort of bbq fan, then you’ve probably heard of Franklin BBQ in Austin, Texas. Only 6 yrs old, it’s already been hailed as the best BBQ in America and has spawn legions of fans that happily wait hours for a taste of its legendary meat coming from its smokers. We’ve never had the […]

Recipe: Grilled pork sandwich -Bánh mì thịt nướng

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Grilled pork sandwich - Bánh mì thịt nướng By Helen Le Published: December 30, 2017Prep: 20 minsCook: 30 minsReady In: 50 minsYield: 3-5 (3 Servings)"Banh mi thit nuong" which is Vietnamese sandwich with grilled pork, is the special version of "banh mi". This is one of the most popular breakfast in Vietnam. Bánh mì […]

Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

It’s the go-to lunch for many Hanoians, worth braving the stifling humidity, the hazardous road crossing, and definitely worth fighting for space on a little plastic stool. Bun Cha has become synonymous with Hanoi gastronomy culture, even more so since former U.S. President Barrack Obama was famously pictured chowing down on a bowl of his […]

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Pho, Vietnam in een kom

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Pho is het nationale gerecht van Vietnam. Achter Pho wordt soms de basis van de bouillon geplaatst. De twee bekendste zijn Pho bo (rundvlees) en Pho ga (kip). Tegenwoordig experimenteren restaurants ook met Pho chay (vegetarisch) en Pho hai san (zeevruchten), maar daar heb ik totaal geen behoefte aan. Pho […]

Goi ga | Kipsalade

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Goi ga is een heerlijke kipsalade die typisch Vietnamees is. Door de pittige en peperige smaak van de Vietnamese koriander Rau ram en de gemberdressing krijgt dit gerecht zijn authentieke smaak met een frisse en tropische geur. Niet iedereen houdt van Rau ram, die kunnen voor sommige smaakpapillen ietwat vissig […]

Best new banks for travellers, expats, and nomads

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

A guide to new world of banking and finance – direct banks, international transfers, mobile wallets, crypto exchanges, and other online investing platforms I often grumble about the high fees associated with international banking when travelling abroad (especially with Australian banks), so I’ve been looking around at banking alternatives. Changing bank accounts is not something […]

Hang Thung Street

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

In the old days, on this block inside the Dong Yen gate, barrels were manufactured. The barrels were used for storing and carrying water and fish sauce. The communal house and the temple of the barrel makers’ guild is located at 22 Hang Thung, but is hidden behind newer buildings. The street is shaded by...

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5 European Travel Spots: A Season to Remember

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

With cities such as Paris and Madrid, Europe is easily one of the top travel regions in the world to visit. The continent enjoys huge amounts of revenue from vacationers all year round, and has a multitude of “must-see” destinations […]

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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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Boiled Chayote Squash and Carrot with Crushed-peanut Sesame

by Victoria @ How Daily

Simple and easy-to-do boiled chayote squash and carrot dipping with crushed peanut. This can be side to any marinate, grill or fry dish.

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Bún Chả Hàng Mành (Old Quarter)

Bún Chả Hàng Mành (Old Quarter)


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A popular bún chả place known for large portions (1 for 2 people is enough), and nem cua bể (crab springrolls). Most popular food in Hanoi.Another place for this restaurant in 67 Đường Thành for more comfortable.

Snippet: Sydney Opera House

by Jen @ Sites'n Bites

Sharing my favorite photos through “Snippet” posts. Hello there! Many exciting things  are happening in the background for Si and I recently, and I...

Irish Potato Soup Recipe

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

One potato, two potato. I’m being a bit silly, I know. Anyhow a heartwarming Irish potato soup recipe is what I have for you today. Actually, this Irish potato soup recipe is not my original,  but one that came from a book (shaped like a potato) my Irish mother in law bought in Ireland a...

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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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We Reviewed The Restaurant Where Obama & Bourdain Ate In Vietnam

We Reviewed The Restaurant Where Obama & Bourdain Ate In Vietnam


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If it's good enough for POTUS, it's good enough for us.

Bun Cha 34 in Hanoi - Restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam - Justgola

Bun Cha 34 in Hanoi - Restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam - Justgola


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Bun Cha 34 is well known for its special Bun Cha, a great cuisine of Hanoi. Enjoy the food to complete your experience in this lovely city.

Côn Đảo – Island of Heroes

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Côn Đảo is a group of 16 islands off the southeast coast of Vietnam with acreage in total is 76 square kilometers. Con Dao is well-known for their beautiful beaches with pure water, coral...

Muc chien mam me | Gefrituurde inktvis met tamarindesaus

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Tijdens mijn vakantie in Zuid-Spanje bestelde ik continu gegrilde inktvis, calamares à la plancha. Dat ging op de automatische piloot en ik werd daar eraan herinnerd hoezeer ik inktvis waardeer. Ik eet ze liever dan garnalen. In Saigon heb ik gefrituurde inktvis met tamarindesaus als voorgerecht gehad. Hoe eenvoudig het […]

Vietnamese Beef Jerky Vua Kho Bo recipe

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

There’s really only one name in the Vietnamese beef jerky game in America and everyone knows it: Vua Kho Bo. Literally and figuratively, it’s the king of Vietnamese style beef jerky. While there are a few imitators, ask Vietnamese-American loving beef jerky enthusiast and that’s the top of the list. Maybe their popularity is because […]

Authentic Quiche Lorraine

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

One of the first French dishes I ever tasted was an authentic quiche Lorraine. My young taste buds embraced the flavors with gusto. At the tender age of 12 I felt like a sophisticated woman for having experienced French food, albeit a simple dish. From that day on, there is and was only one quiche...

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Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Water spinach- morning glory (Rau Muong) Water spinach is the most common vegetable in Vietnam as the tropical climate creates favorable conditions for its growth and the veggie does not require much care. Water spinach has become an integral ingredient in some Vietnamese cuisines such as sautéed garlic spinach. In the south, morning glory is […]

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La Vong Grilled Fish – The Lesser-Known Origin

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

One of Hanoi traditional food that people should try when coming to this capital city is Cha Ca La Vong or La Vong Grilled Fish.

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Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi - Vietnam Street Food Guide

Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

It’s the go-to lunch for many Hanoians, worth braving the stifling humidity, the hazardous road crossing, and definitely worth fighting for space on a little plastic stool. Bun Cha has become synonymous with Hanoi gastronomy culture, even more so since former U.S. President Barrack Obama was famously pictured chowing down on a bowl of his …

Images from our tour on June 21, 2015

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Many thanks to Michelle, Jeff, Peeta, Oli and Kendra for a lovely evening of eating, drinking and walking!

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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Green lotus tea

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Green lotus tea has other names: trà sen, chè sen or chè ướp sen (in Vietnamese) Vietnamese lotus tea is a type of green tea that already absorbed the scent of lotus. Lotus is a type of flower that grows in a lake, and it symbolizes beauty, purity, and good fortune in Vietnam.  Traditionally, workers will row out to the lake in the middle of the night when nectar of the lotus is at its fullest. Then, they will carefully open up all petals of the flower, fill it with green tea leaves (without making it wet), tie the petals together tightly with string, and let tea sits and absorbs the scents overnight. To collect the tea, workers have to row out to the lake again in the morning, open up the flower petals, and harvest the natural lotus scented green tea. Due to the natural process of making lotus tea, it is considered an art in Vietnam. HISTORY Lotus tea was originally created for King Tu Duc during the 19th century Nguyen Dynasty, but the people also love the art of making tea and it became a custom for them to take their boats out onto the ponds and...

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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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Drink of the Week: Nick of Thyme at the Blind Donkey

by OC Weekly - Staff @ OC Weekly

Locals and non-locals alike flock to this underground oasis of arcade games and heavy-handed bartenders. Downtown Long Beach’s Blind Donkey offers some of the best brews and whiskey options around. But for those willing to step away from neat pours of dark liquor, the Nick of Thyme is the way to go. Blended with spicy […]

Anchorage is a Northern Lights Destination

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

Last week, we drove outside of Anchorage downtown to catch the northern lights. It was supposed to be Kp 4 that night. The Kp number is a system of measuring aurora strength. It goes from 0 to 9 (0 being […]

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[Where to Eat Reasonable and Best Galbi in Korea?] RJ Eats

by rollinlee @ Rollin Joint

Spicy Level : 1/3* Weirdness Level : 1/3* What Is It? Galbi (갈비) is a grilled rib in Korean. It is cut differently than the normal rib we see in American. There is one big bone and a stretch of meat hanging. It is known to be more expensive than other meat we eat.  Gabli is…

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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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An All-Avocado Restaurant Was on 'Shark Tank' Last Night—Here's How It Did

An All-Avocado Restaurant Was on 'Shark Tank' Last Night—Here's How It Did

by Hilary Pollack @ Munchies

The Sharks had to make the call as to whether the world is avocado-fatigued or thirsting for MORE GUAC.

Top ski resorts in Hokkaido — Top 5 places & best ski resorts in Hokkaido

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Hokkaido is known as a heaven for skiing in Japan like the Hawaiian North Shore is to surfing. The northernmost island of Japan is a Mecca for those who love the snow powder. Its reputation emerges thanks to the amount of snow falling every winter. However, it’s not all about quantity. Snowstorms in the north […]

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The Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine. In a bar in Havana in the 1920’s bartender Constantino Ribailagua, of El Floridito bar, concocted the Hemingway daiquiri cocktail recipe for his regular customer. It is not a secret that the famous writer Ernest Hemingway...

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An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

Vietnamese food is simple, yet exciting and loved by millions around the world – me especially. After the first year of travel primarily through Latin America, I felt that I should spend the majority of the second year in the country of my heritage. What I … Read all about it!

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Recipe: Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice- Cơm chiên trái thơm chay

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice- Cơm chiên trái thơm chayBy Helen Le Published: December 12, 2017Prep: 20 minsCook: 30 minsReady In: 50 minsYield: 1-2 ServingsVegan Pineapple Fried Rice is a quite popular dish in Asian regions. It’s a healthier alternative to takeout, because it’s lower in sodium, vegan and gluten-freeCơm chiên trái thơm là món […]

Singapore budget travel tips — Top 7 tips on how to save money travelling in Singapore?

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Singapore is known as one of the wealthiest countries in Southeast Asia. The country is famous for its high standard of living and the cost of travel on this island is also not cheap. In fact, these things depend on many factors such as what are you going to do, where to go, what to […]

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Traditional Greek Avgolemono Soup

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Brr!! There’s a chill in the air, and nothing is more comforting than a bowl of soup when it’s cold out there. Traditional Greek avgolemono soup is comfort food at its best. It’s rich, creamy, and non-dairy. This mouthwatering recipe comes from a family of egg and lemon sauces that are popular in many Greek...

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Bun Cha Hanoi - Top 5 Places to Try - Hanoi local food

Bun Cha Hanoi - Top 5 Places to Try - Hanoi local food


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Bun cha is a well-known local food in Hanoi. It is made of grilled pork and noodle, often thought to have been originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. This dish is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white … read more

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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What makes 'bun cha' a Hanoi must-try that Obama ate for dinner? - Tuoi Tre News

What makes 'bun cha' a Hanoi must-try that Obama ate for dinner? - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

What makes bun cha, the Vietnamese dish which U.S. President Barack Obama had for dinner on his first night in the Vietnamese capital on Monday, a delicacy of Hanoi people?

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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Autumn spirit served up in the form of rice flakes by Hanoi village

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Like pumpkins and candy at Halloween, rice flakes are a must during the fall in the capital. It is an unwritten rule that when you talk about autumn in Hanoi, you have to mention rice flakes. No one knows when the flat sticky rice first became an autumn delicacy in the capital, but the art of making the tasty snack has been well-preserved for more than a century in Me Tri Village. More than 50 households in this village have their fires burning for rice flakes twice a year, depending on the harvest season. Experience shows that rice picked during fall makes the best rice flakes because it is sweeter and more aromatic. The sticky rice used for rice flakes should come from young plants. Me Tri Village in Nam Tu Liem District and Vong Village in Cau Giay District are the most famous places in the north for this treat. These women are removing the grains from paddy flowers. The grains are soaked in water. The tailings, which float to the surface, are removed. The grains are roasted for two hours.  Then they are ground under a wooden pestle, and the ground grains are screened again to remove all the husks. The final product is wrapped in lotus leaves, and these green-yellow...

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Pan Seared Black Cod with Miso Butter and All-Clad d3 Armor Fish Pan Giveaway!

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Eating a filet of fish without skin is like eating a skinless lechon or porchetta. It’s a travesty to miss out on the crispy skin and one we simply refuse to do. But it’s also a travesty to have the skin break and stick when cooking.  Which is why we love to prepare our fish […]

Rudy De Anda Takes a Sonic Step Forward With a Retro Latin-Pop Sound

by Nate Jackson @ OC Weekly

Every time a musician sheds their skin to evolve their sound, it reveals a layer of their personal growth waiting to be brought out. The music that Latin psych-soul troubadour Rudy De Anda makes today is miles away from the frenetic, math rock energy of his former band Wild Pack of Canaries. But even as […]

[Best 5 Star Hotels in Seoul City Center 2018] Hotel Hunting

by rollinlee @ Rollin Joint

There are more and more hotels being built in Seoul, Korea. There were limited 5 star hotels in Seoul, but now with booming tourism in Seoul, the story has changed. And now i’m able to list the top 5 luxury hotels in Seoul Korea. Below is the list of the best 5 star hotels in…

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Nem Cua Bien – Crab spring rolls

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Spring roll is one of the popular in Vietnamese cuisine. It is one of of  Normally, there are two kind of spring rolls : deep fried spring rolls ( “cha gio”)  and fresh spring...

Recipe: Fish sauce glazed pork belly- Thịt rang cháy cạnh

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Fish sauce glazed pork belly- Thịt rang cháy cạnhBy Helen Le Published: December 5, 2017Prep: 20 minsCook: 50 minsReady In: 1 hr 10 minsYield: 3-4 ServingsFish sauce glazed pork belly becomes a tasty addition to family meals. Although the fish sauce amount is much less now, this is still one of the dishes that […]

Sweet Potato Matcha Green Tea Mochi

by Victoria @ How Daily

Matcha green tea mochi with sweet potatoes filling, these cute Japanese dessert will surely be a treat for every one.

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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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The Story Behind Obama's Bun Cha - Vietcetera

The Story Behind Obama's Bun Cha - Vietcetera


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One of Hanoi’s most prominent family run restaurants, Bun Cha Huong Lien, had no idea that one day, they’ll be hosting an US President

The Funky Suds of the Good Beer Co.: What the Ale!

by Robert Flores @ OC Weekly

From the outside, the Good Beer Co. in downtown Santa Ana resembles a nondescript storefront, but walk inside the former Phillips Block livery stable, and you’re suddenly in a working brewery with stacks of wooden barrels and towering vats of beer, all surrounded by beautiful exposed brick. Dating back to the 1800s, the space was […]

All American Summer Vacation Spots: the East Coast

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

Sipping light beer under a parasol on a beach, playing games on a boardwalk, grilling burgers and hotdogs: that’s my image of an all-American summer vacation. Summer is a special time in the US, in fact, it feels like the […]

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Bun cha Hanoi | Gegrilde burgers uit Hanoi

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

De eerste keer dat ik Bun cha at vergeet ik nooit meer. Ik wandelde met een vriend door de oude wijk van Hanoi en we kregen trek in lunch. Toen we langs een eetstalletje liepen en ik iets zag wat leek op de lauwwarme salade Bun bo nuong xa opperde […]

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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Burgers in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

While all of us at Street Foodies Saigon are complete street food evangelists, there are times when you need a good burger. Thankfully, Ho Chi Minh City has plenty of options to choose from! From humble greasy spoon types to fancy pants gourmet burgers, the city has them all. So we’ve compiled a list  places […]

Fried Milk – Golden Crispy Layer Out, Buttery Sweet Inside This Melting Deliciousness

by Victoria @ How Daily

Crispy delicious snacks that pair perfectly with an afternoon tea latte, this fried milk or fried milk custard cubes to be exact, are just so good that anyone would crave for more.

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Recipe: BUTTER BEEF – Bò Lăn Bơ

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: BUTTER BEEF - Bò Lăn BơBy Helen Le Published: December 11, 2017Prep: 20 minsCook: 10 minsReady In: 30 minsYield: 1 (1-2 Servings)Butter beef seems to be widely known among the overseas Vietnamese but is not a popular dish in Vietnam. However, it's a worth-trying appetizer with easy-to-find ingredients. Let give it a try!Bò lăn […]

5 Best Streets for Street Food in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is so good, it’s made it’s way across the whole world. There isn’t a city you can go to in the world where you won’t find a local take on the ubiquitous pho, or traditional spring rolls. Vietnam’s southern city, Saigon, is home to some of the country’s most delicious street eats; […]

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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...

Recalibrating

by Jen @ Sites'n Bites

My passion for food and cooking has gone beyond Sites’n Bites this year.

Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

Bun Thit Nuong

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Thit Nuong Simple yet so complex, bun thit nuong has to be one of our favourite street food dishes in Vietnamese cuisine. Translated to noodle meat grilled, it’s a dish that lends well to the climate of Vietnam as it’s more of a salad than a noodle dish. It’s all about the layers in […]

Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Chayote Squash Chicken Soup

by Victoria @ How Daily

Light, simple, and healthy chayote squash chicken soup to supplement your body of vitamins and minerals against the cold weather outside. Served as light lunch or side soup along your other favorites.

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Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim

Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim


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eat delicious bun cha ha noi at bun cha ta

eat delicious bun cha ha noi at bun cha ta


AFAR Media

Bun cha is a must eat when in Hanoi. There are many places that boast the "best" bun cha in the city, but Bun Cha Ta has my vote. The restaurant is much more modern (read clean/hygienic) than the typical mom-and-pop shop, which is good for Westerns not used to Southeast Asian street food standa...

Lobster Pot Popup by Nicos Popupalot

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

Lobsters, my brother says, tell horror stories about The Kraken to baby lobsters, to make them behave. "The Kraken searches out, destroys, consumes the biggest, the gnarliest, the meanest among us", Mama and Papa lobsters bubble, with waving antennas and clacking claws. "Entire lobster armies, battlescars and all, get decimated. Ground to umami dust. Just think what The Kraken would do to you. The Kraken would have you for breakfast. Literally."

"In Lobster World," my brother tells me, "You are the Kraken".

So when Chef Nicos invited me to attend his Lobster Pot popup at The Arch Gallery in Cambridge Heath (9-11 May 2013) as a media guest, I probably said yes much more quickly than is cool. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among Canadian lobsters - the lobsters of choice for his seafood menu.

Quan Lan – A quiet charm in the East sea

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Quan Lan is located in Quang Ninh province, about 200 kilometres from Hanoi. The island is not as busy as Cat Ba or Ha Long, and has a distinct inner charm. The beautiful white...

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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Ham Choy and Pork

Ham Choy and Pork

by Nicholas Chen-YIn @ Munchies

There are 3, I repeat THREE, cuts of pork in this recipe. The real star of the show though (imho)? The pickled mustard greens.

Hang Bac Street

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

Hang Bac Street is now located Hang Bac ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. With 0,5 km of length. At the head of street interact with Hang Ngang Street, Hang Dao Street, Hang Bo Street. View of East: near Tran Quang Khai & dike side of Red River Referring to the contents of the stele inscriptions...

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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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Bun cha Hanoi — Top 14 bun cha (kebab rice noodles) eateries in Hanoi you need to try - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Bun cha Hanoi — Top 14 bun cha (kebab rice noodles) eateries in Hanoi you need to try - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!


Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Beside Phở (Pho noodles), Bún chả Hà Nội (Bun Cha Hanoi, Hanoi bun cha, Vietnam kebab rice noodles, Bun Cha Vietnamese) is also a traditional and characteristic food of Hanoi, which any visitor can’t miss when stepping to Hanoi. For the Hanoi people, bun cha is also a familiar and favorite dish of them. Although it …

Unique Styles of Bun Cha in Hanoi

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Bun cha, which is the familiar dish on the Vietnam food map, has long been become a Hanoi traditional food. This is also the gift that Hanoians proudly introduce to the foreign friends.

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Cherry blossom in Taiwan 2018 forecast — The best time & top 6 best places to see cherry blossoms in Taiwan

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Unlike South Korea, the weather in Taiwan is a bit warmer. Thus, the spring here is coming sooner, which results in the cherry blossoms hatching earlier and lasting longer than other places. If you can not wait for the wonderful cherry blossom seasons in Korea or in Japan, you can plan your trip to Taiwan […]

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How to make Bun Cha-Ha Noi(Grilled Pork Noodle), Hanoi street food

How to make Bun Cha-Ha Noi(Grilled Pork Noodle), Hanoi street food


Paloma Motorbike Tours

How to make Bun Cha-Ha Noi(Grilled Pork Noodle), cuisine is a combination of spices to create harmony in typical Vietnamese cuisine and express the ingenuity of Vietnamese housewife.

Dua Mon Recipe Vietnamese Brined Vegetables

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Dưa món is a mix of brined vegetables,  a Vietnamese version of an Italian giardiniera that is ubiquitously found on tables of feasting Vietnamese families during lunar new year celebrations.  It’s commonly eaten with traditional banh chung and banh tet, but can really be used as a vegetable side for a meat entree. Each family may […]

Thai Red Curry Chicken

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

The rich flavors of Thai red curry chicken combined with a serving of jasmine rice create and easy and delicious weeknight meal.  You will love the flavors of the curry, tamarind paste, coconut milk, lemon grass and ginger. Thai food is so diverse, I never tire of it. The flavors, the smells, the textures. Thai food...

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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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Capital connection: The 7 bridges of Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Nhat Tan Bridge Nhat Tan Bridge, also known as the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Bridge, was inaugurated in January 2015. It is the first cable-stayed bridge in Hanoi with a total length of 8.9km (5.5 miles) with five spans, representing the capital city’s five ancient gates, crossing the Red River. The project had total investment of VND13,600 billion ($598 million), split between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Vietnamese government. The bridge was opened for public together with Nhat Tan – Noi Bai Highway which helps shorten travel time between Noi Bai International Airport and Hanoi’s center. Dong Tru Bridge Dong Tru Bridge opened to traffic in October 2014. The 1.1km bridge crossing the Duong River in Long Bien District cost VND882 billion and has eight lanes. It is 55m wide and has two 80m side-spans and a 120m central span. The bridge was built using concrete-filled steel arches, the first time this technology had been used in Southeast Asia. It is also the widest bridge in Vietnam. Thang Long Bridge Thang Long Bridge was built from 1974 to 1985. The 3,250-meter long bridge connects the city with Noi Bai Airport and was considered a symbol of Vietnam-Soviet relations....

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Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

Activists Post Bond for SanTana Immigrant Trans Woman Seeking Asylum

by Orange County Immigrant Youth United @ OC Weekly

By Jose Servin After spending three years behind bars, Valeria De la Luz finally walked out of an Albuquerque, New Mexico Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office on Friday with just an ankle monitor thanks to community efforts that crowdfunded her $3,000 bond. De la Luz, a SanTana-based trans immigrant activist, previously served time for involuntary […]

5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the most popular restaurants in Vietnam is the buffet. A restaurant where you can go and choose from a variety of food all laid out on different tables. You can eat as much as you want and there is usually quite a lot of food to choose from. There are different buffets, seafood […]

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Where I’m At: February, 2018 – Chiang Mai edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’m here on a visa run from Vietnam. There is a new direct flight between Saigon and Chiang Mai by Vietjet, so took the opportunity to try it out. It’s a much […]

Vietnamese Vermicelli w/Grilled Pork Patties (Bun Cha Ha Noi)

Vietnamese Vermicelli w/Grilled Pork Patties (Bun Cha Ha Noi)


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This is a great Vietnamese noodle dish that's light and just packed with flavor. It's like a salad with a delicious dipping sauce, or dressing, and it's so easy to put together too. Back in March of 2016, President Barrack Obama visited Vietnam and he made this dish famous with a video clip of him c

Eat This: Turtle Tower's Bun Cha Hanoi

Eat This: Turtle Tower's Bun Cha Hanoi


SF Weekly

Turtle Tower specializes in Northern Vietnamese cuisine and is well known for its large, soul-warming bowls of pho. But if you can manage to set...

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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Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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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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Future Repasts: A Dinner Party With Nothing to Eat

by @ Dining, SF Weekly

The way my dinner coats the glass makes it look a lot like Elmer's glue. I expect it to taste like a chalky-grainy slurry with an unpleasant chemical aftertaste, but the burgeoning consensus at the table is that the texture is a combination of Ensure (which I've never had) and breast milk (which I haven't had in about 34 years).…

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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Cudweed Sticky Rice Balls – Passionate Flavor of Hanoi Autumn

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Cudweed sticky rice balls, whose folk name is banh khuc, have captured the heart of Hanoians although they are only the rustic dish among many of Hanoi street food.

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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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Why bún chả was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi

Why bún chả was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi


Public Radio International

By now you've seen the photo: President Obama and Anthony Bourdain at a little Hanoi diner sharing beers and supper. Here's more on what was in their bowls.

Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Sot Vang)

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

This post for Vietnamese Beef Stew (bò sốt vang) was created in partnership with Ninja® Cooking System with Auto IQ™. I received  complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions are mine. The rich aroma of Vietnamese beef stew (bo sot vang) is filling my house. I am so hungry that I...

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Top night markets in Taiwan — Top 11 best night markets in Taiwan

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

The simplest way to experience the local culture during your Taiwan trip is to visit the crowded night markets. Just walk around the night markets, you will be extremely interested in and forget the return road. Everywhere you come is full of the smell of food from grilled foods, seafood to the “scary” food made […]

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Dinner With Dad: Bun Cha Hanoi at Thien Thanh

Dinner With Dad: Bun Cha Hanoi at Thien Thanh


Houston Press

Another dinner with Dad, another new dish discovered, this time at Thien Thanh on Bellaire Boulevard. Thien Thanh is not a new restaurant, of course; their banh cuon is the best in the city, and has been much lauded by Vietnamese-food lovers all over Houston. When my dad suggested we...

Bun Cha: Vietnamese Pork Meatballs - Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Bun Cha: Vietnamese Pork Meatballs - Analida's Ethnic Spoon


Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Bun cha: Authentic Vietnamese grilled pork meatballs is a delicious traditional dish typical in Hanoi. It is served with a traditional broth of fish sauce, lime, sugar, rice vinegar, flavorful herbs and rice vermicelli noodles.

Las Vegas Sushi Roll

by Victoria @ How Daily

Las Vegas sushi roll is a fusion sushi roll that add the exciting taste of jalapeno pepper to the buttery sushi pieces of salmon, mayo and avocado.

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Bun Cha Hanoi – 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...

Recipe: Beef Tendon and Green Fruit Salad- Gỏi Gân Bò Hoa Quả Xanh

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Beef Tendon and Green Fruit Salad- Gỏi Gân Bò Hoa Quả XanhBy Helen Le Published: February 6, 2018Prep: 30 minsCook: 30 minsReady In: 1 hr 10 minsYield: 3-4 ServingsBeef Tendon and Green Fruit is one of the most delicious salads in Vietnam. It is particularly popular with Vietnamese men as a great appetizer to […]

Where to Eat in and Drink at the the Best Turku Restaurants

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering where to eat and drink when you visit Southwest Finland? Start with these top Turku restaurants and then go to the Finnish Archipelago for more great food.  Turku Finland is a city that takes its food seriously.  From super fresh salmon at the city’s historic market to chef-driven dishes at the best Turku restaurants, the food in Turku impressed us with every bite during our recent visit. This shouldn’t be a shock since Turku, Finland’s oldest city and original capital, was named a European Capital of Culture in 2011. As ...

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Bun Thang – Hanoi Quintessential Cuisine

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Bun Thang (Hanoi vermicelli noodle soup with chicken, egg, and pork) is one of the traditional dishes that shows the sophisticated and elegant style of Hanoi cuisine. It is the harmonious combination dish of color, flavor, and nutrition.

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Curated Afternoon Tea at The Modern Pantry with Lalani & Co.

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

On this spectacularly sun-drenched Friday afternoon, we were all in the upstairs dining room of The Modern Pantry to partake in an exquisite afternoon tea cheffed by Anna Hansen and tea-paired by the Lalanis.

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.

Best of Kyrgyzstan in Photos (Part 1): You Have to See It to Believe It

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

The beauty of Kyrgyzstan, you just have to see it to believe it. Kyrgyzstan, country of nomads and snow leopards is such a picturesque destination. The land, people, wildlife, mountains, and lakes, together they create a unique and memorable scenery. […]

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Recipe: Combo dessert soup- Chè thưng

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Combo dessert soup- Chè thưngBy Helen Le Published: January 10, 2018Prep: 40 minsCook: 60 minsReady In: 1 hr 40 minsChe Thung is a popular Vietnamese sweet soup with coconut milk soup base and various kinds of beans, lotus seeds, and peanuts etc. There is also another dessert called Che Ba Ba, which is very […]

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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Valentine Gift DIY: Heart Shaped Chocolate Box Full of Strawberry Rose and Candies

by Victoria @ How Daily

Perfect handmade Valentine gift that is also sweet and delicious, try your hands with this heart shape chocolate box, then finish it up with a chocolate covered strawberry rose along with some candies.

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Hanoi Old Quarter

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

There’s an old Vietnamese saying, “Hanoi has thirty-six streets and guilds – Jam Street, Sugar Street, Salt Street…”. Inside a modern and dynamic city, there appears an antique quarter, the Hanoi’s Old Quarter – the represented eternal soul of the city. These days, most Vietnamese and Westerners are familiar with the phrase “Hà Nội –...

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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...

Vietnamese Hanoi Style Grilled Pork Vermicelli (Recipe for Bun Cha)

Vietnamese Hanoi Style Grilled Pork Vermicelli (Recipe for Bun Cha)


How Daily

A combination of BBQ meat, pickle papaya,savory dipping fish sauce and rice vermicelli; Bun Cha is one of the best local specialties in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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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Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

As a child, every year we always celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) as it was the most important date in the yearly calendar. It was also be a date that I would dread yet enjoy at the same time. The day would start my … Read all about it!

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FedbyTang Hongkong Supperclub v. Seafood: Flawless Victory

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

Were you a teenager in the 90s? Remember that arcade game Mortal Kombat? This supperclub dinner was like that.

Cherry of FedbyTang Hongkong Supperclub, versus Creatures of the Deep.

And in the notoriously little-room-for-error genre that is Chinese-style seafood, Cherry scored a FLAWLESS VICTORY.

FedbyTang Hongkong Supperclub v. Seafood: Flawless Victory

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

Were you a teenager in the 90s? Remember that arcade game Mortal Kombat? This supperclub dinner was like that.

Cherry of FedbyTang Hongkong Supperclub, versus Creatures of the Deep.

And in the notoriously little-room-for-error genre that is Chinese-style seafood, Cherry scored a FLAWLESS VICTORY.

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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Banh Cuon Tay Ho

by Jen @ Sites'n Bites

Si’s favorite Vietnamese breakfast food is banh cuon. A dish from Northern Vietnam, it is made up of thinly steamed rice crepes filled with...

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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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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Why Does Vietnam Have a Mid-Day Siesta? I Blame the Bun Cha

Why Does Vietnam Have a Mid-Day Siesta? I Blame the Bun Cha


SAVEUR

Bun cha is the Hanoian lunch noodle dish so hearty you'll be dozing off after.

Love and bún chả in Hanoi

Love and bún chả in Hanoi


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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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Hanoi’s notorious black market, where anything goes

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Don’t expect a receipt if you’re looking to buy anything from this market. Most Hanoians would be flummoxed if you asked them where Hoa Binh Market is, but if you asked them about Chợ Giời, it would be a different story. The name Chợ Giời tells a story itself as its earliest vendors used to gather in an open-air spot to sell pretty much everything they owned, hence the name “Giời”, meaning sky, God and outdoors in Vietnamese. The market is believed to have opened in 1955 on the corner of two streets, but since then it has expanded to more than four streets and two big alleys along the busy thoroughfares of Hue and Hang Bai. In Chợ Giời, vendors sell everything from car parts and metal springs to TV remotes. Some old, some new, some possibly stolen. The majority of the goods are mechanical items, and here you can find the tiniest screwdrivers to rare 1980’s amplifiers all under the same roof. Following the war and the subsidy period, Chợ Giời was split down into different departments. Yen Bai 2 Street was known for its CDs and DVDs  —  before the Internet and Youtube changed all that. Nguyen Cong Tru Street draws vendors selling...

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How to avoid tourist traps in Vietnam ?

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Vietnam is consider as a safe country for tourists. However, just like other cities in the world, there is still the risk of annoyances during travel time such as crime and traps. In this...

Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is famous throughout the world, here in Vietnam it is simply a way of life. The vast majority of the indigenous population eat on the streets every day. In recent years government intervention has resulted in higher hygiene standards and a general improvement in the way the food is presented. Generally speaking […]

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Hanoi Style Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork (Bun Cha Hanoi)

Hanoi Style Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork (Bun Cha Hanoi)


Vietnamese Home Cooking Recipes

My favorite Vietnamese dish of all time is Hanoi-Style Rice Vermicelli with Grilled Pork, also known as Bun Cha Hanoi in Vietnam. It's a dish that I can never get enough of. It's a refreshing and light dish, made up of rice noodles (bun), pork patties (cha), and thinly sliced fatty pork shoulder. So

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...

Fourteen Reasons Why I Love Vietnam

by Jimmy @

This is the second successive year that I’ve returned to Vietnam. The first stint lasted nearly nine months that took me from the north to south; with my recently stay only lasting a quick two months. What can I say – I just love the place! Vietnam is a popular … Read all about it!

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Ma May Street

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

This street also is a union of two old streets. Hang May sold rattan products, and Hang Ma sold sacred joss (paper replicas of money, clothing, even stereo sets) to burn for the dead. Ma is burned in front of the altar of ancestors accompanied by prayers. Around the turn of the century, the streets...

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Indonesian Coconut Turmeric Rice with Cashews

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

This post for Indonesian coconut turmeric rice with cashews was sponsored by GOYA Foods and its advertiser. I was compensated with product. All opinions are mine alone. #MeatlessMonday #GoyaGives #GoyaCanDo Indonesian coconut turmeric rice with cashews will liven up any meal. Turmeric, is the trending ingredient that everyone is talking about. I love turmeric, the...

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Hanoi’s lantern festival

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

An exhibition has revived the old spirit as Vietnam counts down to the full moon on Wednesday night. Lanterns for sale on Hang Gai Street during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 1926. The festival peaks on the full moon of the eighth lunar month, which falls on Wednesday this week. Children are drawn to a fish lantern outside a shop on Hang Gai in the Old Quarter. Star-shaped lanterns, the most popular toy during the festival, are made on the sidewalk. A wooden fighting roosters toy in a photo captured in 1937. Animals made from rice flour were popular in Hanoi nearly a century ago. These toys are still on sale in Vietnamese cities, but they now appeal more to nostalgic adults. A lion dance troupe prepares for their performance on Hang Thiec Street. Women make mooncakes on Hang Duong Street, known as the city’s sweets street, in a photo in 1928. A family offers a festival feast on their altar. A crab lantern. The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences is displaying the photos at the Hanoi Ancient House, 87 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District. Source: vnexpress

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The Best Thing We Ate for Under $10 This Week: Pho Bang's $9.75 Bun Cha Ha Noi

The Best Thing We Ate for Under $10 This Week: Pho Bang's $9.75 Bun Cha Ha Noi


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It's one of the only places in the city to get the Vietnamese street-food favorite.

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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Review: BBQ with The Pit Barrel Cooker

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Let’s put this out here front and center. We’re gluttons for good smoked bbq (we’ve had a bbq caterer smoke bbq for 3 parties!) but have always been too intimidated to make it at home—until now. Yes, we’ve spent hours making complex soups such as bun bo hue and other seemingly difficult Vietnamese dishes, but […]

Bourdain, off the cuff: Myanmar

by Tyler Elmore @ Explore Parts Unknown

"Just as the doors are opening, my crew and I are among the first to record what has been unseen for decades by most of the world."

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Of course rice is the most popular food by far in Vietnam and is eaten everyday by the majority of the population, so suffice it to say the number of rice dishes in Vietnam are nearly uncountable. However the list below should give you a pretty good idea of the variety and creativity that the […]

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Deputies Run DUI Checkpoint in Aliso Viejo Tonight

by Matt Coker @ OC Weekly

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department DUI Enforcement Team holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint in Aliso Viejo tonight.  It is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed intersection. Locations are generally chosen if they have reputations for drunken-driving stops, arrests, crashes and fatalities. “When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those […]

Hanoi Style Salmon with Turmeric and Dill

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Cha Ca Thanh Long is one of our favorite Vietnamese dishes and we’ve already wrote about it here, but this time we’re back with similar recipe but a slight twist. Traditionally this dish is made in small portions with cut filet of snakehead or catfish cooked table side or on a sizzling fajita style pan, […]

Hanoi food tour: grazing, Vietnamese style

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

From noodles, to crispy pancakes and birds cooked in Coke cans, Natalie Paris takes a walking tour to discover some of Hanoi’s best street food “As a road user there’s an understanding when crossing traffic. I pick my moment but then when I’m on the road I don’t even look.” Mark, our street food guide...

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Diamond Island – The fake Paris of Phnom Penh

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

I have a soft spot for Phnom Penh as it was the first city I visited in Southeast Asia. The combination of that good memory and it being a little rough around the edges has kept me coming back whenever I can. Every time I come back it’s a little less dustier and a little […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest Brings Unity Through Island Vibes at the Queen Mary

by Angel Grady @ OC Weekly

One Love Cali Reggae Fest, The Observatory’s third annual celebration of soulful, island-inspired music of all stripes, returned to the Queen Mary Last Weekend featuring more than 50 acts over two days including an eclectic batch of headliners ranging from reggae rock to hip-hop. This year’s marquee talent included a Saturday night party with Rebelution […]

Vietnamese Coconut Coffee

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

In the baking Hanoi summer heat, there is a tasty treat to refresh and give you a nice kick of energy. What is it?  Vietnamese coconut coffee! Yes, you read right. Let me tell you all about it. In 2016, during our family’s visit to Hanoi to visit our daughter who lives there, we were...

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42 Hoang Dieu: A street food paradise

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

When we find great street food for our tour, we tend to find it in random spots, usually a bit of a drive away from each other. So it’s a rare occurrence when we stumble across a group of stalls that boggles the mind with the amount of choice and quality. We were even more […]

Rooftop Romance at The Fifth

by Nicole Tawney @ OC Weekly

Love is in the air at The FIFTH: Come experience a delicious 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner from their preset menu, a complimentary glass of champagne, live music, and a night under the stars! Dining reservations are from 5pm to 9pm. Their Lite Bite Menu will be available after 9pm. Purchase tickets HERE!

Food in Vietnam Hanoi: Bun Cha - Travel.Snap.Stories

Food in Vietnam Hanoi: Bun Cha - Travel.Snap.Stories


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Tasting the local food is one of our interests while travelling. Read about where we ate a popular Vietnamese dish - Bun Cha, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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.

Banh Cuon

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Banh Cuon When one thinks of Vietnamese breakfast, the many different noodle soups that litter the street food landscape come to mind. Most of the time, that is true for me as I can hardly turn down a great bowl of pho. But when I do, it’s probably for banh cuon. What is banh cuon? […]

Bun Bo Hue

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Bo Hue While the city of Hue is known for it’s fancy diminutive single bite royal cuisine, those of us spending our time eating on the street are more familiar with the soup that originates from it. We’re talking about Bun Bo Hue. Balance of flavours, usually seen in Vietnamese cuisine, gets thrown out […]

The Mid – Autumn festival in Vietnam

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

There are many festivals in Vietnam every year. Beside The Tet Holiday ( Lunar New Year), The Mid – autumn festival  is one of the most famous festival  and it is also considered as...

Chef Vivek Singh, on Darjeeling Express Popping Up at The Cinnamon Club

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

Let's face it. The more prestigious the restaurant, the more likely the head honcho chef is to have a reputation for being protective of their turf.

So much so that Chef Vivek Singh opened the doors to the hallowed halls of The Cinnamon Club - one of the big league fine dining Indian restaurants in London - for Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express Indian supperclub to host a pop up lunch banquet, restaurant guide stalwart Square Meal sat up and took notice, pinning it on their calendar of upcoming events.

Even Asma herself was taken aback when she first shared the news with me a couple of months back: "I'm an untrained chef and a woman! Their kitchen have never let in either before!"

So what made Chef Vivek do it?

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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Crab soup cake ( Banh canh cua ) in Saigon

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

There are many kind of noodles in Vietnam and it is easy to find them from these  luxury restaurants to street food stalls or food court in the shopping malls. The most famous soup...

Mango Black Bean Salsa Recipe

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Mangoes have been around for thousands of years. If you are interested, please read more about mangoes in my article that details their history. Mango Black Bean Salsa is what I would call Fusion cuisine. It is neither Latin American or Caribbean, however, it utilizes ingredients that are native to that cuisine. Mango Black Bean...

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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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Where I’m At: January, 2018 – Otres Beach edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Otres Beach, and happy new year! Where I’ve Been Hanoi A post shared by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) on Dec 2, 2017 at 5:47am PST Ahh Hanoi. Every time I go back I’m amazed […]

An unexpected dining experience in Saigon.

by Jimmy @

“Is this a restaurant or somebody’s home?” I asked a stranger inside as I stood at the apartment doorway. He looked at me oddly and replied that it indeed was somebody’s home. From the sounds of the conversations echoing from inside, deep down, … Read all about it!

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Heo Quay Sous Vide Crispy Pork Belly

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Instead of holiday leftover recipes we’re going to post a recipe that’s been sitting in our queue for quite a long time, heo quay Vietnamese roasted pork belly.  Pork belly is beloved ingredient on our blog, from braised and caramelized pork belly (thit kho to thit rang) to our Asian inspired porchetta. While all of […]

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Riding from Saigon to Hanoi by motorbike is probably the most popular road trip in Vietnam, and it’s unquestionably one of the best ways to experience the country. For years, travellers simply took the most obvious route: Highway 1. Today, however, thanks to ambitious road building programs, there are far more scenic, pleasant and less trodden ways to ride between the country’s two main cities. Having ridden south to north on numerous occasions (the first time, predictably, on Highway 1), I’ve put together the following 5 suggested motorbike routes from Saigon to Hanoi, so that travellers who are planning this road trip have more of an idea of the kind of options available to them. 1. THE CLASSIC: Total Distance: 2,770km Average Duration: 2-4 weeks Road Conditions: paved rural & coastal back-roads, new & old highways Navigation: mostly simple, some tricky bits in central areas Scenery: coast, highlands, mountains, limestone, cities, villages, cultural sites DESCRIPTION: Weaving a course between coast and highlands, The Classic route is equal parts beach and mountain. Quiet, stunning coastal roads in the south and central provinces yield to a mighty landscape of limestone karsts on the Ho Chi Minh Road in the north-central region. Popular towns and sights, such as Mui...

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Gan ga sup lo | Kippenlevertjes met bloemkool

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Ik eet graag voor de lunch een Surinaams broodje met kippenlevers, ingelegde komkommer en sambal. Er zijn tal van toepassingen met kippenlevertjes. Niet iedereen is ervan gecharmeerd. Dit is een gerecht dat mijn moeder wel eens maakt bij een rijsttafel. Gewoon eenvoudig en lekker. Ingrediënten 350 g kippenlevertjes 1 tl […]

Indonesian Curried Noodles with Shrimp

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Make Indonesian curried noodles with shrimp on any given night to add some ethnic flair to your table. I’ve been having a lot of fun lately learning about all the different types of curries throughout Asia. Curry varies from country to country throughout South East Asia. In Indonesia it varies from island to island. So,...

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Phnom Penh travel blog — The fullest guide for a budget trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

There are no golden sand beaches and shimmering suns, no hills and vast primitive forests, the capital of Phnom Penh is a noisy and crowded city with scars of peace in the past. Not a probable tourist city, but it is a great place for you to start exploring the Cambodian country. Referring Living Nomads […]

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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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Soul of Vietnamese Village Show

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

“ The Soul of Vietnamese village” is the first show about Vietnamese folk music with the participation of talented artists. The show recreates the daily life of Vietnamese people in the Northern Delta countryside...

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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Clam Worm Season in Hanoi

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

To the people who love Hanoi traditional food, not eating the dishes made of clam worm at the end of autumn is an incompleteness.

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My Name is Juno Kim and I’m an Immigrant. I Live the American Dream Now.

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

Just like that, I became an immigrant. I nervously approached a customs officer at Honolulu International Airport. The arrival area in US airports has always made me very nervous and this was not an exception. I handed my yellow envelope […]

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A Brief Stop in Philadelphia – For a Philly Cheesesteak

by Jimmy @

Philadelphia was a place that was bookmarked as part of my roadtrip. Most visitors come to run up the steps made famous in the movie, Rocky as well as see the famous statue. Personally, I came for the Philly cheese steak. As … Read all about it!

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Unique Styles of Bun Cha in Hanoi

Unique Styles of Bun Cha in Hanoi


Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Bun cha, which is the familiar dish on the Vietnam food map, has long been become a Hanoi traditional food. This is also the gift that Hanoians proudly introduce to the foreign friends.

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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Goi cuon chay | Vegetarische lenterollen

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Als kind kende ik het woord chay eigenlijk alleen van de monniken die zogenoemd ‘an chay’, boeddhistisch eten. Dit houdt in eerst instantie in dat ze geen vlees en geen zout eten. Tegenwoordig wordt met dit woord vaak ‘vegetarisch’ bedoeld, maar er is verschil tussen vegetarisch en boeddhistisch. Vegetarische reizigers […]

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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New Mexico Sushi Roll (Fresh Cooked-Sushi)

by Victoria @ How Daily

Simple sushi recipe that was enhance with little spice from the SouthWest, add a little Jalapeno strip to your sushi to get a taste of this New Mexico roll.

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Bun Cha Hanoi - Top 5 Places to Try - Hanoi local food

Bun Cha Hanoi - Top 5 Places to Try - Hanoi local food


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Bun cha is a well-known local food in Hanoi. It is made of grilled pork and noodle, often thought to have been originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. This dish is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white … read more

Bestia’s Uni Pasta: Spaghetti Rustichella with Sea Urchin recipe

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Ever since having Emi, our 2 year old daughter, blogging unfortunately has been on the back burner. While we still cook frequently, photographing the cooking in a stylistic step-by-step way for the blog has becomes almost impossible. But regardless we love her to death and wouldn’t have it any other way.   While she brings us […]

[Best Hotels in Playa Del Carmen for Adults] 2018 Edition

by rollinlee @ Rollin Joint

There are so many hotels, hostels and Airbnb in Playa Del Carmen, and I think it is almost impossible to tell which is the best place to stay. It must depend on what you want to achieve during your stay. A quite room? A nice pool? proximity to the beach and night life? so many…

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The Well-known "Bun Cha" or Kebab Rice Noodles In Hanoi

The Well-known "Bun Cha" or Kebab Rice Noodles In Hanoi


Vinaday Travel - A Leading Tour Operator

Bun cha or Kebab rice noodles is one of specialty in Hanoi. It is a Vietnamese dish made from traditional ingredients : grilled pork and noodle.

Chef Vivek Singh, on Darjeeling Express Popping Up at The Cinnamon Club

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

Let's face it. The more prestigious the restaurant, the more likely the head honcho chef is to have a reputation for being protective of their turf.

So much so that Chef Vivek Singh opened the doors to the hallowed halls of The Cinnamon Club - one of the big league fine dining Indian restaurants in London - for Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express Indian supperclub to host a pop up lunch banquet, restaurant guide stalwart Square Meal sat up and took notice, pinning it on their calendar of upcoming events.

Even Asma herself was taken aback when she first shared the news with me a couple of months back: "I'm an untrained chef and a woman! Their kitchen have never let in either before!"

So what made Chef Vivek do it?

Shrimp (Camerones) Aquachiles

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

We’re big fans of seafood—raw, barely cooked, grilled, fried or smoked—we can’t seem to get enough of it. Of the methods we just listed, barely cooked is one method we’re particularly fond of especially when you have access to fresh quality seafood. What do we mean by barely cooked? We suppose it could mean cooking […]

Banh Da Ke – Simple Flavor In The Bottom Of Heart Of Hanoians

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

The simple dish contains a culture, attached to the childhood of many generations growing up in the ancient streets of Hanoi.

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Banh Bao: The Vietnamese Egg McMuffin

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Banh Bao aka The Vietnamese Egg McMuffin One of the many types of snacks you will find on the street are little buns of goodness called banh bao. Translated as wrapped cake, these bundles of white fluffy dough are all the things that are reminiscent of a breakfast sandwich you can find all over the […]

Crazy Jump Macau Tower: Bungy jumpers in costume at the highest commercial skyjump in the world

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Sometimes the word crazy is overused, but in the case of the Macau Tower Crazy Jump the use of crazy is warranted. The Macau Tower is 338 metres high and was completed in 2001. Bungee jumping from the tower began in 2006. The jump is 233 metres, making it the highest commercial skyjump in the […]

Brea Retools Effort to Regulate Protests in Downtown and Citywide

by Gabriel San Roman @ OC Weekly

Republican congressman Ed Royce may be planning on retiring at the end of his term this year, but that’s not stopping Brea’s efforts to regulate protests in the city that, more often than not, end up outside his downtown office. City council appeared poised to pass an ordinance right before Christmas with sweeping provisions that […]

Lobster Pot Popup by Nicos Popupalot

by WenLin Soh @ Going With My Gut

Lobsters, my brother says, tell horror stories about The Kraken to baby lobsters, to make them behave. "The Kraken searches out, destroys, consumes the biggest, the gnarliest, the meanest among us", Mama and Papa lobsters bubble, with waving antennas and clacking claws. "Entire lobster armies, battlescars and all, get decimated. Ground to umami dust. Just think what The Kraken would do to you. The Kraken would have you for breakfast. Literally."

"In Lobster World," my brother tells me, "You are the Kraken".

So when Chef Nicos invited me to attend his Lobster Pot popup at The Arch Gallery in Cambridge Heath (9-11 May 2013) as a media guest, I probably said yes much more quickly than is cool. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among Canadian lobsters - the lobsters of choice for his seafood menu.

Bun cha Hanoi – Culinary Culture in Vietnam - Vietnam Private Tours

Bun cha Hanoi – Culinary Culture in Vietnam - Vietnam Private Tours


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Bun cha Hanoi is a traditional dish in Hanoi. As the name implies, this dish originates from the city of Hanoi in Northern of Vietnam, but it is very popular throughout the country.

World's best dishes: Bun cha - Discovery

World's best dishes: Bun cha - Discovery


Discovery

IAN PAYNTON travels nearly 6,000 miles from London to Hanoi to find this meaty noodle treat

Hot Yuca Root – Golden Crispy Cassava Fritter

by Victoria @ How Daily

Golden crispy cassava or yuca root fritters that are spicy and warm for this winter party. Indulgent yourself, and your party in this aromatic sensation from the East.

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Future Repasts: A Dinner Party With Nothing to Eat

by @ San Francisco News and Events | SF Weekly, SF Weekly

The way my dinner coats the glass makes it look a lot like Elmer's glue. I expect it to taste like a chalky-grainy slurry with an unpleasant chemical aftertaste, but the burgeoning consensus at the table is that the texture is a combination of Ensure (which I've never had) and breast milk (which I haven't had in about 34 years).…

STEALMYBEATS Is OC’s Unsung A-List Hip-Hop Producer

by Bryson Paul @ OC Weekly

  Birthdays. Honoring the previous year of success with a celebration of becoming older and wiser. OC-native Justin Harris, better known as music producer StealMyBeats has a lot to celebrate as he is coming off his most successful year in music yet. In 2017, through his unique production, StealMyBeats accomplished placement with a vast variety […]

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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“Bun Cha” Hanoi

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

The author of a Vietnamese cuisine guidebook said “I discovered new taste buds that I didn’t know I had.” I think that is the most accurate description about Vietnamese cuisine. As an avid eater, I was really excited about a month trip to Vietnam. And yes, I did eat a lot. Spring rolls, Pho and...

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Traditional Tres Leches Cake

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

This post for traditional tres leches cake has been sponsored by Nestlé. All opinions are mine alone. #JuntosConNestle A traditional tres leches cake has to be one of my all time favorite desserts. I have loved it ever since I was little. Every time my family and I would go out to dinner, I usually...

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Vietnamese Curry Crab

by Jen @ Sites'n Bites

Here’s the thing. A lot places come and go in this busy city of ours. Thus, it is honestly a delight when you go...

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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“Hanoi 36 Streets”

by thanhnguyen @ Rising Dragon Palace Hotel

As the oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam, Hanoi’s Old Quarter has a history that spans 2,000 years and represents the eternal soul of the city. Located between the Lake of the Restored Sword, the Long Bien Bridge, a former city rampart, and a citadel wall, the Old Quarter started as a snake and alligator-infested...

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Cha gio & Nem ran | Loempia’s van rijstpapier

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Gefrituurde loempia’s worden in Vietnam Cha gio en Nem ran (Noord-Vietnam) genoemd. In Céci n’est pas een loempia heb ik de authenticiteit van de Vietnamese loempia (met Chinese tarwebloemvellen) besproken. Loempia’s van rijstpapier zijn de originele Vietnamese loempia. Hoewel het verschil alleen aan de buitenkant zit, bezorgen de vellen een heel […]

Surfing, Staple Removers and Salad: On the Line With Karen Webster of Cocoa Parlor

by Anne Marie Panoringan @ OC Weekly

I couldn’t imagine a more fitting way to celebrate this week’s lovely holiday than with a local chocolatier. Karen Webster is no stranger to Orange County, and her love of the surf inspires many of Cocoa Parlor’s products. Tell me about what inspires your chocolate. Surfing is my inspiration. The names and flavors are all […]

Where I’m At: December, 2017 – Hanoi edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Hanoi! It’s been a month bookended by conferences in two different fields. I average about one conference a year, so two in a month is unusual for me. I try to mix it up […]

Stop answering emails and truly relax

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

These days it’s hard to take more than a couple of days off work because we only create more work for ourselves! With a day or two away from emails they pile up, but it’s important to take time to […]

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Getting hooked on Bun Cha in Hanoi - Jimmy Eats World

Getting hooked on Bun Cha in Hanoi - Jimmy Eats World


Jimmy Eats World

Within a week of my stay in Hanoi and I've happily devoured Bun Cha three times now. Food like this should come with a warning sign. One bowl guarantees instantly addicted.

Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Seoul Korea

by rollinlee @ Rollin Joint

 Traveling to places after places can be exhausting, because of the long flight journey or the jet lag or just simply traveling. So it is important to have to best bed when you go to bed. Luckily, I have been sleeping on so many different beds for awhile (I meant by traveling and not…

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Hue sweet soup – Let’s taste in your style

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

As you know Hue food is very famous in Vietnam. Especially, Hue sweet soup is a part some of Vietnam food. There are many kind of Hue sweet soup with many different tastes, color....

Gastronomic gastropods- Vietnamese loves snails !

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

From Michelin-starred fine dining, to chili-laden, beer-swilling, street-food staple, the humble snail takes many forms. Oysters, lobsters, sushi and snails; all now “posh” and expensive elements of global food culture. They were, however, once all considered to be the food of the lower-classes. In fact, oysters were so plentiful during the European colonization of the Americas that their crushed shells were a common component in brick making. Likewise, the practice of wrapping raw fish (and other meats) in rice was, many centuries ago, a common way for Japanese farmers and fishermen to preserve food for several months at a time. And then there’s lobster, that ubiquitous element of modern fine dining. According to a report on the creature’s recent popularity by the U.K.’s Telegraphnewspaper, the clawed crustacean was “once not deemed worthy for anything other than the ‘lowest of the low.’” It’s funny how things change. Add a bit of gold leaf, a smear of pureed veg, a froth of salty foam, and a jacked-up price tag, and suddenly the cuisine of the working classes jumps a few steps up the social ladder. As with bread, beef, carrots and coffee, it would be easy to assume that the practice of...

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