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11 must try noodles in Hanoi

by huyenchi11 @ Viet Food Channel

List of must try noodles in Hanoi 1. Phở – Phở noodle soup 2. Bún chả – Chargrilled pork and rice vermicelli 3. Bún riêu cua – Crap noodle soup 4. Bún ốc – Snail noodle soup 5. Phở xào – Stir-fried pho noodle 6. Bún cá – Fish noodle soup 7. Bún bung – […]

Real Vietnamese Cooking – 850,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

Real Vietnamese Cooking is a culinary voyage through this unique and vibrant country. Using traditional cooking techniques to recreate local dishes and classic favourites at home, as well as lush photography and fascinating personal insights into the intricacies of the country’s rich culture, this book is your authoritative guide to Vietnamese cuisine. The recipes draw on the three main culinary regions of the country: the hearty food of the North, the imperial cuisine from the Centre, and the sweeter and spicier food from the tropical South. From classic Vietnamese fare such as Beef noodle soup (Pho Bo), Spring rolls (Nem) and Banana flower salad, as well as lesser-known recipes such as Caramel fish with galangal or Artichoke and pork rib soup, these recipes will delight and inspire lovers of Vietnamese cooking. Published in May 2014.

Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi

Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi


Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Hanoi was known for it's plethora of Vietnamese street food and I wanted to try it all. Everything from worm cakes to frog legs to delicious banh mi.

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Chiang Rai is regarded as the northernmost "large city" in Thailand, though it isn't actually that big. It's much smaller and less developed as a tourist destination than neighboring Chiang Mai. It's perhaps best known for Wat Rong Khun, a striking all-white structure that serves as both a Buddhist temple and an art exhibition.

Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel

Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Enjoy Hanoi street food tour as part of your tailor-made holiday to Vietnam. Get in touch with one of Audley's specialists to start planning your perfect trip

My Top 5 Best Cities For Street Food - foXnoMad

My Top 5 Best Cities For Street Food - foXnoMad


foXnoMad

There is something about food being prepared without walls, under a sorry excuse for a roof barely out of traffic's way, that's perversely enticing. Plumes

Hanoi Street Food - Half day - Vietnam Tour

Hanoi Street Food - Half day - Vietnam Tour


Vietnam Tour

Hanoi and its environs are the birthplace of many quintessential Vietnamese dishes, such as Pho and Bun cha, and the city is often cited as one of the world's great food capitals.

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

by Andrew Keenan Wong @ Roads & Kingdoms

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

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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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Vietnamese Theatre: A Traditional Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

The water puppet show in Hanoi is a representation of a traditional Vietnamese theatre show that dates back centuries.

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Special Hanoi Street Food Tour – US$ 25

by Lucy Vu @ Centre Point Hanoi Hotel

Travelling to Hanoi city – Vietnam capital, you may be surprised by Hanoi street food – it is plentiful at everywhere that you look and is an integral part of the livelihoods of many locals. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, the [...]

Vietnamese grilled bamboo stick pork with Vermicelli – ancient taste of Hanoians

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Many people find it hard to resist the attractive savor of the sizzling pork strips grilled by charcoal. As soon as the pork strips are cooked, they will be put immediately into the prepared dipping sauce, served with a plate of Vermicelli and a basket of vegetables. Generations of Hanoi’s residents have been familiar with ...

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What is The Difference Between Private Tours and SIC (Sit in Coach) Tours?

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

A typical Vietnam (Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar) private tours are fully escorted tour packages, which means in each city or each area (North, Center, South of Vietnam). In Indochina countries [...]

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Hanoi street food walking tour

by huyenchi11 @ Viet Food Channel

Discover hanoi street food with us … You love food and wish to taste local food wherever you go. The pain is – a right local guide is hard to find. A right person must be the one who understand about food and they must be able to explain it to you. Well, at least, […]

5 street food tours in Hanoi - Vietnam Street Food Guide

5 street food tours in Hanoi - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

Hanoi like Saigon is famous for its street food. And in some circles it might be argued that Hanoi has even better street food than Saigon, though most would agree that both cities are superb when it comes to street food. The street food in Hanoi is a bit different than Saigon, so it’s definitely …

Hanoi City Tour – US$ 28

by Lucy Vu @ Centre Point Hanoi Hotel

Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks - the capital of Vietnam and the city’s most interesting places for tourists are all relatively close to each other, which makes it easy to enjoy the best parts of the city on foot or by cyclo. You could probably explore the Ancient Quarter [...]

Ao Quán – A touch of rural Vietnamese food and scene in Hanoi Centre

by huyenchi11 @ Viet Food Channel

Authentic food, affordable price, the rural scene and atmosphere here remind us of where we were and have been – Nostalgia. Ao Quán became our another favourite spot in town. I’ve been here 4 times and will be back again.     I first came to this place beyond my friend Khu’s recommendation – a […]

40 Favorite Street Food Meals From Around the World

40 Favorite Street Food Meals From Around the World


Uncornered Market

How street food can be the ultimate travel guide with 40 of our favorite street food dishes and adventures from around the world.

Vietnam on the top of 2016 best culinary journeys

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Telegraph recommends some culinary journeys in a new year with Star hotel Michelin, Bordeaux wine tour and Mekong discovery tour. Eastern cuisine Chef Luke Nguyen, the judge of the second season of Vietnam MasterChef show, is the tour guide of this interesting culinary journey. The tour lasts 20 days so tourists will have a chance to ...

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Mont St Michel small group tour advice please

by nsalerno @ Fodor's Forum

My wife and I will be staying in Bayeux in late August and will have a rental car so we can easily get to Mont St Michel in the morning. Most of the...

Hanoi street walking tour # 1 – where to eat Pho in Hanoi

by huyenchi11 @ Viet Food Channel

If you are going to Hanoi and are asking “where to eat Pho” then you are in the right place. I’ve cooked pho to sell in London and Slovakia. Back to Vietnam I was seeking for places to try our Vietnamese “national” dish. I was looking for a clear both with nature delicate sweetness from […]

Michelin Guide Recognizes Street Food - Cam Escapes

Michelin Guide Recognizes Street Food - Cam Escapes


Cam Escapes

Michelin Street Food Recognition Continues: Covering Hong Kong & Macau in 2015 and now Singapore in 2016, what will this mean for the future of street food?

Key Ingredients in Vietnamese Food

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

It can be said that Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most unique and diverse cuisines in the world. Many tourists after travelling and tasting a large number of different [...]

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KOTO, a culinary journey through Vietnam – 800,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

Authoured by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl was released by Hardie Grant Australia, in 2008 and has since sold over 9000 copies. This book will take you on a dish-by-dish journey through the regions of Vietnam: from the Northern Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the busy streets in Hanoi to the quiet life in the French hill station, Dalat; from the Chinese-inspired cuisine of the north to the royal cuisine of the centre and the tropical fare of the south. Stunningly photographed by Michael Fountoulakis, this book will inspire the gourmet traveller in us all. Royalties donated to the KOTO, training project.

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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Luxury Cruise Halong Bay 2 Days – US$

by Lucy Vu @ Centre Point Hanoi Hotel

Halong Bay is a must for all visitors to Vietnam. Feeling safe and sound, your soul will wholeheartedly follow the cruise and have you daydreaming, enjoying the wonderful and breathtaking scenes of nature. Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay ( Lunch, Dinner, Guide on boat) 7:45 - 8:30: Pick you up at your hotel. 12:15: [...]

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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The North Face Recon Is An Ideal Backpack If You Travel With A Lot Of Electronics

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

 Getting a large electronics backpack right is something that many manufacturers haven’t quite mastered. The midsize gadgets backpack market is full of excellent choices, like the Dell Premier Backpack, but they don’t scale up in size efficiently. Unfortunately, most larger electronics are just that, bigger versions of smaller backpacks that don’t take advantage of […]

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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.

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 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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Hanoi Street Food Half-Day Tour

Hanoi Street Food Half-Day Tour


KKday

Discover Hanoi, a Vietnamese street food haven. Explore Old Charter and sample local street eats from various stalls and shops.

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

by Ishay Govender-Ypma @ Roads & Kingdoms

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

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Nem – famous crispy spring rolls – 117 Bui Thi Xuan street

by huyenchi11 @ Viet Food Channel

  NEM is well-known among local people for its square crispy crab spring rolls – the crispiness that is hard to achieve even for an experience cook like me.    This morning, as I woke up: – Would you go with me for the wedding dress? – I texted my fiance – Uh ok – […]

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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Hanoi Cooking Class – US$ 55

by Lucy Vu @ Centre Point Hanoi Hotel

Getting to know the food is also a great way of learning about the country. Vietnamese food is healthy, simple to cook, delicious, and forms a large part of the culture. This half day tour gives you a hands-on lesson on how to shop for fresh ingredients and cook authentic Vietnamese food. Our Cooking classes [...]

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

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

Travel with Ideal Escapes to enjoy your own way

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

You’re looking for your own travel that meets your passion. Here we have Ideal Escapes that helps people choose their holiday not depending only by destination , but also regarding their needs. NO worries, Ideal Escapes have always tours, accommodations available online you can choose your customized trip at everywhere. We spread widely around the world, from the ...

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Where to Eat Somali Food in Minneapolis

by Frank Bures @ Roads & Kingdoms

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

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Organic Raw Food at “Mimi’s Menagerie”

by Catherine @ HOTTABLE

While global hunger persists, 40% of the world’s crops are fed to cattle. We speak to Mimi’s Raw Pantry owner and animal lover Imiin Ng about how veganism can help save the planet.

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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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French newspaper voted top 10 most interesting things in Vietnam

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Tra Que village in Hoi An and cultures of ethnic minorities in the Northwest considered no less attractive than Ha long bay and Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh city France’s Figaro newspaper released a list of 10 things to do when traveling to Vietnam. The first destination mentioned is Ha Long Bay which ...

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Vietnamese Street Food – 750,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

VSF brings the team together that brought you “KOTO a culinary journey through Vietnam”. With this book you will take some of the street life of Vietnam home with you. With over sixty recipes featuring some old favourites like Pho and Bun Cha to the more unusual like West Lake prawn cakes and Spring Rolls with Chinese sausage and dried prawns. Published in September 2011 by Hardie Grant Australia.

Bangkok Street Food Guide - Bangkok.com Magazine

Bangkok Street Food Guide - Bangkok.com Magazine


bangkok.com

Street food in Bangkok provides convenient, delicious and cheap meals and it’s one of the purest ways to get in touch with the local culture but can be a little intimidating for foreigners new to the city. That’s why we put together this guide to street food

Hanoi street food tour, Hanoi street food, Hanoi motorbike Tours, Vietnam motorcycle tour, Hanoi scooter tours

Hanoi street food tour, Hanoi street food, Hanoi motorbike Tours, Vietnam motorcycle tour, Hanoi scooter tours


Paloma Motorbike Tours

Taking a Paloma Motorbike Tour is the best way to start your stay in Hanoi. Hanoi City Tours & Travel. Female driver takes you around for local food

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

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


Legal Nomads

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

IBiero: A Craft Beer with a Vietnamese Twist

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

Hanoi’s IBiero Craft Beer Station is one of the latest additions to the capital’s craft beer scene, and with a forward think focus on local drinkers, the future is bright.

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Tourist Information & Support Centers Already Put Into Operation in Saigon

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

According to the recent report of Ho Chi Minh Department of Tourism in the first 7 months, the number of tourists visiting to the city has reached about 3,228,568, which [...]

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My top 10 Penang street art murals and where to find them

by Camha Pham @ curated by cammi

There were two main things on my radar when heading to Penang, Malaysia. First: street food; and second: street art. Penang, and in particular its capital George Town, has a compelling cultural scene that flourished after George Town was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The city’s cultural identity was cemented when the Penang State

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Exploring Vietnamese Street Food in Hanoi - The Culture Mom

Exploring Vietnamese Street Food in Hanoi - The Culture Mom


The Culture Mom

Tucked away in the heart of Hanoi lies the Hanoi Cooking Centre.  Located in 44 Chau Long Street, nestled on the edge of Hanoi’s old quarter and close to Truc Bach and West Lake, Hanoi Cooking Centre is a cooking school, and cafe. The centre offers hands-on cooking classes and short courses in a relaxed atmosphere, designed …

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon is arguably the best place to explore Vietnam's extraordinary street food scene. The city boasts so many street food outlets that it feels like a gigantic open-air restaurant. This is my guide to 7 of the best streets for street food in Saigon... Continue reading →

Spirit Food – Offerings to the Ancestors at Tet

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

Perish the thought – no-one goes hungry over Tet.

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Hanoi among the best street food cities in Asia

Hanoi among the best street food cities in Asia


Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

According to Skycanner, the world’s travel magazine has ranked Vietnam first among the best street food cities in Asia.

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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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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Vietnamese Foods That Expats Don’t Understand

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

Vietnam has lots of weird and wonderful food, some of it a bit strange to foreigners. From chicken feet to boiling everything, we look at local food expats dislike.

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Street Food Guide: Harbin, China

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Harbin City in the Heilongjiang Province of China probably isn’t the first place you think for street food. It is most well known for the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival – which is INCREDIBLE – but on your way through town I highly recommend the street food. There aren’t any restaurant foods that are must-tries,

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Streetside Sizzle In Vietnam | Flight Centre

Streetside Sizzle In Vietnam | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Raw and authentic, streetside eateries that are a true reflection of Vietnamese culture, telling just as much of a story about the country as its ancient ruins and relics.

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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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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Could the Future of Vietnamese Street Food be Singapore?

Could the Future of Vietnamese Street Food be Singapore?


HOTTABLE

Singapore’s hawker centres are vibrant, cheap and tasty, but just not the same as curbside dining.

Hanoi Street Food Tour

Hanoi Street Food Tour


Bold Travel

If you are in Vietnam's bustling capital for the first time explore the city's street food culture consider a hanoi street food tour by motorbike.

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

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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Bali Points of Interest: 1-Day Itinerary in Indonesia’s Popular Cruise Port

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Bali is, by far, the most popular and heavily visited of Indonesia’s islands. Despite its small size, it manages to offer points of interest for just about everyone. You can squeeze a lot in a well-planned one day itinerary.

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Changchun’s Jingyuetan National Scenic Area: A Guide

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

If you are in northern China, don’t underestimate Changchun! The capital of China’s Jilin Province is underrated, and visiting was a fantastic choice for me. It’s a nice, small city with *only* 8 million (8 times larger than my hometown of Austin HA), at least in comparison to Beijing, my current home. The most famous

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Halong Bay day trip

by Quoc Chinh Tran @ Vietnam Travel – Vietnam Private Tour – Holiday Package

HTS Tour – Halong Bay day trip Overview See beautiful Halong Bay on a day trip to Vietnam’s premier tourist destination. Our day trip can be organised with a group, or by private travel. You will be collected from your Hanoi hotel and transferred to Halong Bay where you will cruise the bay and visit some on water sites there. On completion of a four hour cruise you will transfer back to your Hanoi hotel. The group tour travels by mini-bus, and the private tour...

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Mont St Michel small group tour advice please

by nsalerno @ Fodor's Forum

My wife and I will be staying in Bayeux in late August and will have a rental car so we can easily get to Mont St Michel in the morning. Most of the...

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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Special Hanoi Street Food Tour - US$ 25

Special Hanoi Street Food Tour - US$ 25


Centre Point Hanoi Hotel

Travelling to Hanoi city – Vietnam capital, you may be surprised by Hanoi street food – it is plentiful at everywhere that you look and is an integral part of the livelihoods of many locals. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, the

Honeymoon Anniversary – 3 Days US$172

by Lucy Vu @ Centre Point Hanoi Hotel

Delighting your honeymoon/anniversary vacation at Centre Point Hanoi Hotel with our special package – ONLY USD 172 for a couple booking directly on our website INCLUSIONS IN DETAILS: Hotel room: Stay 02 consecutive nights in a Executive Balcony room or Executive Room with lake view, with room benefits as below: + Daily complimentary buffet breakfast [...]

My Hanoi street food tour with Urban Adventures

My Hanoi street food tour with Urban Adventures


curated by cammi

Sample and learn about Northern Vietnamese cuisine on the Urban Adventures Hanoi Street Food by Night Tour.

Seed to table – sustainable and traditional agriculture

by huyenchi11 @ Viet Food Channel

Last Sunday, The Hanoi Chef Community and the Japanese NGO were together organising a co-event: SEED TO TABLE  – To educate people about slow food and sustainable agriculture – To support local farmers create dishes from local ingredients which in turn, they can develop their food business.       We prepared food from ingredients that […]

Where to eat in Hue Viet Nam

by huyenchi11 @ Viet Food Channel

Finally, I managed to go back to Vietnam on a culinary trip; I had longed to try the food of my homeland, of three regions from North to South. Imperial Hue is the first place on my list. Some people might argue with me, Hue is not the best place. Most of my international friends […]

Hanoi street food walking tour | Viet Food Channel

Hanoi street food walking tour | Viet Food Channel


Viet Food Channel

explore Hanoi Street Food with Vietnamese food experts and/or chefs

Discover places near Ha Noi for New Year’s Festival

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Lots of ecological resorts not only have a splendid landscape but also a perfect place to have fun and relax. Visiting here, you have chances to discover nature surrounding or daily life of local people. They’re interesting destinations to enjoy in a holiday. Places which are showed below are really appropriate for a 2-3 day ...

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Food Center

Food Center


TNH

Small Asian eatery on the first floor of the Hanoi Hotel.

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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Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam

Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam


pastemagazine.com

Where to eat in the Old Quarter if you are looking for the best restaurants in Hanoi Vietnam

A look at Hanoi breakfast

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

There’s no surprise when “pho”, one of the world’s most famous dishes, is chosen for the very first meal of a day of many Hanoian. Apart from dinner which is considered as a daily occasion for family gathering, breakfast is also of importance to Hanoi people. This can be seen easily when walking around streets ...

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Don’t Miss This Site In Granada, Spain That Most Visitors Do

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

Many of the most popular sites to visit in Granada, Spain, are concentrated over a small area. Since there’s a lot to see all within walking distance, the 20 minute bus ride to the Cartuja Monastery is neglected by most tourists. Combined with the fact that photos of the interior aren’t allowed, it’s hard to […]

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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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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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Vietnam Food Trip: Awesome Banh Mi Stands to Try Out

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

The Banh Mi is one of most popular sandwiches in the world, respected across the world to the same extent as burgers or clubhouse sandwiches, so much so it was even dubbed the ‘best sandwich in the world’. The Vietnamese sandwich has attracted global attention, and is now served in numerous other countries, from nearby ...

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Guide Ho Chi Minh city tour full day

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Ho Chi Minh city is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with full of motorbikes and people. So glad for your choice to visit by “Sai Gon” (the formal name of HCMC) for one day. If it is your first time coming to Vietnam, there are such great and interesting things that give your ...

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Dating back to origin of mixed dishes in Hanoi

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

1. Sour rice noodle Starting from a famous specialty in Cao Bang Province, the sour rice noodle becomes so familiar with Hanoi people. Like other mixed dishes, this kind of food is attractive because of the first look with deep fried potatoes, fried pork liver, pieces of sliced bacon, crunchy roasted duck, cucumber pieces, lettuce, ...

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Which is the best street food tour in Hanoi?

Which is the best street food tour in Hanoi?


Travelfish

After four tours, approximately 13 kilometres of walking, three portions of banh cuon, a kilo of extra weight and enough sugar to dissolve a few dozen

10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi

10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi


vietnam-guide.com

The best Hanoi dishes are inexpensive yet tasty treats that can be found within Hanoi Old Quarter’s narrow alleyways and bustling street markets. Compared to other cities in Vietnam, Hanoi food tends to be on the sweeter side and utilises freshwater ingredients such as prawns, squids, shrimps

Top 10 Food Tours In Hanoi, Vietnam

Top 10 Food Tours In Hanoi, Vietnam


Trip101

Dine your way through the capitol of Vietnam with these best food tours.

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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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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The Lions of Street Food - Roads & Kingdoms

The Lions of Street Food - Roads & Kingdoms


Roads & Kingdoms

Eating through Singapore, Bangkok and Saigon, in search of the soul of street food

Bun Cha (grilled pork and noodles) listed top 10 best street food in the world

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Readers from National Geographic who have ever enjoyed Bun Cha (grilled pork and noodles) claim that “Awesome Vietnamese food” when finding the voted result. This voted result is based on the reviews of numerous interviewers from Fanpage of National Geographic. According to that, people who joined and voted were asked to share experience with street food from anywhere they’ve been ...

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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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Elephant Nature Park: A True Animal Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

What drew me to Elephant Nature Park is it's "no elephant riding" policy. There are no bull hooks here, no elephants forced to kick soccer balls or paint for the entertainment of tourists. Instead, the park functions as a true rescue center and animal reserve.

Singapore Street Food

Singapore Street Food


http://www.eatdrinkjourney.com/

A report on the hawkers (street food restaurants) of Singapore

Hawker Centre Guide: Amoy Street Food Centre

Hawker Centre Guide: Amoy Street Food Centre


Michelin Guide Singapore – the official website

Built in 1983, Amoy Street Food Centre is a local culinary institution and their lunch crowd is a testament of that. The two-storey hawker centre on Maxwell Roa

Southeast Asia's Top Street Food Cities

Southeast Asia's Top Street Food Cities


TripSavvy

At these Southeast Asia cities, they say "have you eaten" instead of "how are you", and food is cheap, good and available right off the street

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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