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US Pizza, Bukit Mertajam – New Outlet with New Flavour

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

US Pizza has recently opened a new branch in Bukit Mertajam. Fans of US Pizza staying in mainland need not travel all the way to the island to satisfy the... [Continue Reading]

Summer of Gin at Grain Bar with Archie Rose

by melbourne @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

Head down to the Four Seasons this summer for some gin enjoyment. Grain and Archie Rose Distillery have collaborated to make a signature gin, which they are showcasing in the Summer of Gin (12 January – 2 March). Not one to pass up...

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3 Day Pop Up Food Event Starts on Friday 25 November 2016

3 Day Pop Up Food Event Starts on Friday 25 November 2016


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A new pop up social event bringing together the best food trucks, mixologists and entertainers all under our themed outdoor event. The day and night pop us starts on Friday 25 Nov 2016 for 3 Days at Marrickville, Sydney, Australia.

Sevdaliza at Oxford Arts Factory

by melbourne @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

“I feel like I’m a kid trying to overhear my parents argue.” Someone near me in the crowd said that to his friend halfway through her first song, and the sentiment stayed with me for the whole performance. Sevdaliza’s music...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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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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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Black Mountain: Not The Spine-Tingler It Purports To Be

Black Mountain: Not The Spine-Tingler It Purports To Be

by BelindaL @ Londonist

Economical storytelling means the tension falls flat.

Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

by M@ @ Londonist

PM stands for public murals.

VBH Guide to Vietnamese TET New Year & The Year of the Rooster…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

The quite beauty of Tra Su Cajuput Forest

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

 Located in Van Gao commune of Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, Tra Su is one of the most beautiful mangrove forests in the southwestern region of Vietnam. The 850-hectare Tra Su Forest is an ecosystem of cajuput trees with line dusty dirt paths and a flooded mangrove forest, which is a stunning backdrop for […]

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Esteban Loaiza, ex-MLB pitcher and husband of Jenni Rivera, suspected of possessing 44+ pounds of narcotics

Esteban Loaiza, ex-MLB pitcher and husband of Jenni Rivera, suspected of possessing 44+ pounds of narcotics

by City News Service @ Orange County Register

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Antonio Loaiza, who started eight games over parts of two seasons with the Dodgers and was married to late singer Jenni Rivera, was in a San Diego-area jail today on suspicion of possessing more than 44 pounds of illicit narcotics.

Footscray’s Saigon night market is back for summer - TVTS

Footscray’s Saigon night market is back for summer - TVTS


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Melbourne’s western suburb of Footscray is bringing back its bustling night market, offering plenty of street food, live entertainment and merchandise stalls. The Saigon Footscray Market located on Leeds Street...

This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

by M@ @ Londonist

Exceptional stuff from Rachel Kolsky.

POP Ups!

by Marcus @ Saigon Soul Food

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PRICES in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )

PRICES in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )


Eating Saigon!

  Maybe you’ve heard the real estate bubble in Vietnam has burst – some housing prices dropping from their highs by 30-40% in 2012! Maybe you’ve heard that inflation in Vietn…

Football recruiting: La Habra’s Clark Phillips III still sizzling, adds Pac-12 offer

Football recruiting: La Habra’s Clark Phillips III still sizzling, adds Pac-12 offer

by Dan Albano @ Orange County Register

There is no slowing La Habra All-County cornerback Clark Phillips III (5-11, 175) on the college recruiting trail. The rising sophomore and first-team All-County pick in 2017 was offered by Nevada on Sunday and Utah on Thursday, the day after National Signing Day. Phillips was offered by UCLA during his All-County season and also holds […]

Lexis Suites, Bayan Lepas – An Auspicious Celebration Of Chinese New Year

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

Lexis Suites is known for its luxurious stay and executive suites which is located in southern part of the island in Penang. It is located at Teluk Kumbar and is... [Continue Reading]

The Perth Food Truck Scene

by Marcus @ Saigon Soul Food

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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Hakka Tree, Tesco Pinang – Abalone Poon Choy Treasure Pot

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

Hakka Tree is one of the few Hakka restaurants in Penang that serves great Hakka dishes. Come this Chinese New Year, Hakka Tree will be offering Abalone Poon Choy Treasure... [Continue Reading]

Saigon Street Food

Saigon Street Food


Lick My Spoon

There is a good reason why even hardened eaters like Anthony Bourdain have fallen so in love with the cuisine of Vietnam. It’s fresh, vibrant, varied, and satisfying without feeling gluttonously heavy.

Mentmore and Morley

by Ardi @ All About Food

Mentmore and Morley Review: I walked past this restaurant pretty often but have not been to it until recently. The price point

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Leaf the Train – An Autumnal Art Intervention by TOY Crew

by David @ Berlin Love

In the UK, ‘leaves on the tracks’ is a much-ridiculed excuse for late running trains but in Berlin in Autumn 2016 an U-Bahn carriage filled with leaves caused disruption on the city’s U2 line; the seasonal prank was an art intervention by local graffiti and street art collective TOY Crew called Leaf the Train. The […]

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E&O Hotel CNY Steamboat, Georgetown – Welcoming The Prosperous Year Of Dog

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

Similar to previous years, Easter & Oriental Hotel will be launching luxurious steamboat during the much anticipated Chinese New Year. This is perfect for families who want to enjoy luxurious... [Continue Reading]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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2018 Winter Olympics photos | The best of Day 3

2018 Winter Olympics photos | The best of Day 3

by Paul Bersebach @ Orange County Register

See the best photos from Day 3 of the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

Issyk-Kul South Shore, Kyrgyzstan Experiential Travel Guide: 20 Ideas to Get Started

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

If you travel to Kyrgyzstan, it’s almost impossible to miss Issyk-Kul, the second largest alpine lake in the world (after Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca). But Issyk-Kul is large with two long shores, each a different personality. So where to focus your effort? For many, the temptation is to take the highway along the northern shore directly […]

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by lexenterprises @ Street Food Circus

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Cherry Reds Kings Heath is closing…

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

Cherry Reds in Kings Heath is closing.  It hasn’t closed yet, but it is closing.  That’s the essence of this...

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Video in Web Design

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London's Best Healthy Food... Delivered to Your Door

London's Best Healthy Food... Delivered to Your Door

by Sponsor @ Londonist

Scrummy.

Creating a cycle/cyclist-friendly venue page

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

In honour of Velo Birmingham and my new-found enthusiasm for cycling, I’ve put together a page of some cycle/cyclist friendly...

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Where Is Dippy The Dinosaur Now?

Where Is Dippy The Dinosaur Now?

by Will Noble @ Londonist

Everyone's favourite plaster cast.

An Experiential Travel Guide to Osh, Kyrgyzstan: 20 Ideas to Get You Started

by Daniel Noll @ Uncornered Market

By Daniel Noll

If you visit Kyrgyzstan, it’s possible to overlook the Central Asian cultural mixing bowl that is the city of Osh. For many travelers, Osh serves as a transit point en route to the Pamir Mountains, Irkeshtam Pass to China, Dostyk crossing to Uzbekistan, or the newly marked trekking trails in the Alay Mountains. However, if […]

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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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WHAT SHOULD TO DO IN DISTRICT 3, SAIGON

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Have you been bored of shopping centers, crowded streets with vehicles and dust? Do you want to change another place? What should to do in district 3, Saigon? Let’s take below information as your reference to know more what should to do in district 3. Saigon-online makes sure that it is as interesting as in […]

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Hàn Phố – Mì Quảng at its Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Hung Cheung

by Ardi @ All About Food

Hung Cheung Review: For daily commuter around Marrickville Road, there is a Chinese restaurant right in front of the Marrickville Town Hall.

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Royal joyride: UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan wedding day carriage tour

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will celebrate their wedding day with members of the public by taking a carriage ride through the English town of Windsor, the...

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Vietnamese Food Conquered the Gourmets- Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Vietnamese Food Conquered the Gourmets Sometimes cuisine is one reason to travel. If talking about the nations that deserve to urge you to ready your luggage and go because of its delicious food, Vietnam is one of the best. Vietnam cuisine with harmonious beauty in flavor has conquered the gourmet. Do not miss to enjoy only once in...

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Getting down with the clowns: Sydney Street Food Circus

Getting down with the clowns: Sydney Street Food Circus


The Plus Ones - Things to do in Sydney

Whether you were looking for health-conscious treats or other indulgences, the Sydney Street Food Circus served up the goods!

Menya Miyabi, Tanjung Tokong – A Historical Walk-Through of Japanese Ramen and the Showa Era

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

“Showa”, may sound foreign to us. But for Japanese, the Showa era (昭和時代) is their glorious period as it was when enlightened peace and harmony existed. The Showa era also... [Continue Reading]

Cobalt Bar Top Culinary Destination of TripAdvisor

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Located on the 30th and 31st floor, the Cobalt Restaurant and Bar redefine a new way of eating and drinking concept with cutting edge modular cuisine including nitrogen ice cream, oxygen foam cocktail, spilled homemade lemonades and our very adult ice blocks. Its creative and city’s bird-eye-view offers diversity of delectable Tapas and cutting edge […]

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Welcome To London's First New-Build Church In Over Four Decades

Welcome To London's First New-Build Church In Over Four Decades

by Harry Rosehill @ Londonist

Welcome to St Francis at the Engine Room.

Ultimate Traveler Gift Guide

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

After over ten years of round-the-world travel we've learned a few things about what works and what doesn't when it comes to travel gear. So, we've put together some of our favorite travel gear into this gift guide for adventure travelers. If you're looking to buy something for an adventurous or curious traveler in your […]

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Best Children’s Books About The Mid-Autumn Festival-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Best Children’s Books About The Mid-Autumn Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival really lends itself well to children’s books. There’s wonderfully evocative folklore, fun traditions involving delicious food and bright lanterns and an overall emphasis on spending time with family. A storyteller’s dream! Reading Chinese poetry and telling stories together as a family is a common custom on the...

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Hundreds gather at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument to demand election

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

Around four hundred people have gathered at a monument to democracy in the Thai capital  to urge the military government not to delay a national election planned later this year....

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese street-food – 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...

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 February 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 February 2018

by Kyra Hanson @ Londonist

Delve into the chemistry of love at the Valentine's Attraction Lab.

No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

No Place Like Rome: Julius Caesar At Bridge Theatre

by Johnny Fox @ Londonist

Not Shakespeare’s easiest play, but the Bridge makes it very accessible.

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...

Miss Saigon Summer Menu at Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

Given where the Hippodrome is located, in the heart of Birmingham’s Chinatown, it would be easy for the Circle Restaurant...

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Train Etiquette – The Berlin GIFs Edition

by David @ Berlin Love

One of the major arse-aches of train travel anywhere in the world is the inability of some people to grasp the basics of train etiquette. Almost every train journey involves some form of idiocy, lack of common sense or plain rudeness. I have lots of bugbears when it comes to train etiquette – feet on […]

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Bring The Best Of London To You With Renaissance Hotels

Bring The Best Of London To You With Renaissance Hotels

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Navigate the city.

San Diego’s Breakfast Republic, home of Oreo pancakes, to replace flagship Veggie Grill

San Diego’s Breakfast Republic, home of Oreo pancakes, to replace flagship Veggie Grill

by Nancy Luna @ Orange County Register

Veggie Grill's first ever restaurant is closing as Irvine Co. snaps up breakfast concept from San Diego.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema

by melbourne @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

The Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema has returned to Castle Hill Showground for its 4th year running this summer, bringing a month’s worth of movies that everyone can enjoy. From the latest blockbusters such as Justice League or Star Wars: The...

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Direct London To Amsterdam Trains Will Run From April

Direct London To Amsterdam Trains Will Run From April

by Will Noble @ Londonist

Hoera!

Reishi Mushroom Chai Tea

by Yoori @ The Chick Who Eats

Recently I have been obsessed with my new chai drink, or potion if you so will. Chai with reishi mushroom powder, cocoa and coconut oil! Preferred way to drink it? Close the laptop, put the phone aside, turn on some music you enjoy, find a cozy spot and just relax for 10 minutes. It may sound […]

Workshop Registration

by lexenterprises @ Street Food Circus

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Starz Diner Hard Rock Hotel, Batu Ferringhi – Kick Start To A Prosperous Feast

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

To usher the Year of Dog this coming Lunar New Year, Starz Diner has carefully crafted a Chinese New Year themed buffet which is prepared exclusively by the Award-Winning Chinese... [Continue Reading]

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 17-18 February 2018

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 17-18 February 2018

by Kyra Hanson @ Londonist

Celebrate Chinese New Year or go hunting for ghostsigns.

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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Jang Ta Bal

by Ardi @ All About Food

Jang Ta Bal Review: As you can see from the menu below, Jang Ta Bal is not a cheap restaurant. It is

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Saigon Summer in Summer Hill - Restaurant menu and reviews

Saigon Summer in Summer Hill - Restaurant menu and reviews


Restaurant Guru

All info on Saigon Summer in Summer Hill - Call to book a table. View the menu, check prices, find on the map, see photos and ratings.

Sven-san

by Ardi @ All About Food

Sven-san Review: This week we went to quite a unique restaurant. Sven-san is a marriage between Swedish and Japanese cuisines. You can

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Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Cold, Comfortless Farm: Gundog At Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

by Johnny Fox @ Londonist

After an excellent start, this play loses its way.

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...

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese street-food – 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...

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Sweet 16: Anniversary Reflections and Travel Inflections

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

As we celebrate 16 years of marriage today, I consider a few of our turning points, the mindset that motivated them and some of the emerging lessons that guided us to the next step. Sweet 16, of a total of 19 years that we’ve been together. (Yikes! Has it really been that long?!) For me, […]

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Would You Stay In This Capsule Hostel?

Would You Stay In This Capsule Hostel?

by Will Noble @ Londonist

They come with free Wi-Fi, and mood lighting.

Anan Saigon Review: Reinventing Vietnamese Cuisine - Vietcetera

Anan Saigon Review: Reinventing Vietnamese Cuisine - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

ANAN Saigon is Chef Peter Cuong Franklin's new restaurant. From Dalat style pizza to local tacos, there’s good reason it’s the hottest new joint in town.

The Coffee House

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them) (Cont)-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

11. Bún thịt nướng (bun thit nuong) Vietnamese cuisine is brilliant for combining a contrast of flavors and textures into a single dish, and I think bun thit nuong, or better yet bun thit nuong cha gio, is a great example of this. The dish normally begins with a handful of chopped up herbs and lettuce...

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Sunday Documentary: Berlin – Symphony of a Great City

by David @ Berlin Love

Berlin – Symphony of a Great City, released in 1927, is a classic of the golden age of silent film and a compelling document of life in Berlin in the interwar years. The film is presented as a day in the life of Berlin but Walter Ruttmann edited together footage recorded over the course of […]

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Café Achteck – Berlin’s Green Pissoir

by David @ Berlin Love

If you’ve spent time wandering around Berlin you may have occasionally noticed a small green metal hut that looks a little like a summer house but did you stop to wonder what it was? The structure you noticed, known locally as a Café Achteck (Octagonal Café), is actually a toilet. I saw my first Café […]

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Fancy Designing The Oxford Street Christmas Lights?

Fancy Designing The Oxford Street Christmas Lights?

by Laura Reynolds @ Londonist

Competition now open.

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

5 All-You-Can-Eat in Sydney That You Must Try

by Ardi @ All About Food

Restaurants, all-you-can-eat in Sydney, and I are like two peas in a pod. I have enjoyed eating in all-you-can-eat restaurants for as

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Seed Greek Kouzina

by Ardi @ All About Food

Seed Greek Kouzina Review: We saw an ad board for Seed Greek Kouzina as we walked down a small road in Petersham

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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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Little Saigon Night Market

Little Saigon Night Market


L.A. Weekly

Our 7th summer weekend night market is back!! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 7pm to 11pm. Sample local authentic Vietnamese street food, shop for clothing and trinkets, and watch singers and performers in the open air market.

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them) This is more a list of dishes I really enjoyed eating and trying during my trip to Saigon, and I think it’s a start, or a beginning, to exploring delicious things to eat in the city.  Are you ready to start eating? 1....

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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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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

No duo dico

by lexenterprises @ Street Food Circus

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‘Rarest white diamond ever’ to be auctioned in London

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it goes on sale at Sotheby’s in London this month. Weighing just...

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Coming out of hibernation

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

Crikey, it’s been a bit quiet on here recently hasn’t it?  On the off chance there’s anyone still looking here, then...

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese street-food – 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...

Saigon Kingdom

Saigon Kingdom


Saigon Kingdom

Vietnamese Restaurant

‘Visiting Hours’ – immersive theatre from bAKEHOUSE at King’s Cross Theatre

by melbourne @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

Experience immersive theatre done to perfection with bAKEHOUSE Theatre‘s production Visiting Hours. Taking place over five levels of the King’s Cross Hotel and King’s Cross Theatre, you’ve never seen anything like it before. The second you finish you’ll want to book in with...

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Saigon's Street Food Culture - Your Complete Guide! - The Christina's Blog

Saigon's Street Food Culture - Your Complete Guide! - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Saigon's street food culture is unmatched by other locations in South East Asia. Here are our top picks for you to enjoy the streetside delights of Saigon.

The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks an important event in the Lunar Calendar – The Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Festival! This festival typically starts from the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar and on the 15th Day, and lasts for a month. Why … Continue reading

Duck Heart Teriyaki And Wasabi Crab: A Scandi Sushi Chain Lands In Victoria

Duck Heart Teriyaki And Wasabi Crab: A Scandi Sushi Chain Lands In Victoria

by Lydia Manch @ Londonist

Good at sticks. Good at sushi.

District Mot – Saigon Street Food in Berlin

District Mot – Saigon Street Food in Berlin


Berlin Love

District Mot is a funky Vietnamese restaurant in Berlin Mitte selling Saigon street food and the De La Sauce, a fusion burger among the best in Berlin.

Review of Carmen – A John Bell / Opera Australia Collaboration

by teamsydney @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

Opera Australia’s sophisticated and yet accessible production of Carmen has something for everyone. Opera aficionados who feel they have seen it all will enjoy and appreciate the insightful and adroit directorship of theatre legend John Bell. Opera novices will be...

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What is Banh Mi?

by Marcus @ Saigon Soul Food

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Stanton and Co.: Marrying of Australian and Japanese Cuisine, Rosebery

by teamsydney @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

Stanton and Co is the latest dining destination from prominent restaurateurs Parlour Group that has opened in Rosebery’s The Cannery. The Plus Ones were lucky enough to be invited to sample their wares and see if lives up to expectations. We...

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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...

Eating Live Larvae Coconut Worm – Bizarre Vietnamese Street-Food

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese street-food – Back of the Bike Tours

Back in December we decided it was time to try one of the most bizarre Vietnamese street-food ever, the coconut worm (đuông dừa or Live Larvae Coconut Worm). The Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus (Its poetic name given by the scientist community) is a relatively large beetle living...

Venenatis vitae

by lexenterprises @ Street Food Circus

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Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 12-18 February 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 12-18 February 2018

by Kyra Hanson @ Londonist

A jam-packed week that'll cost you next to nothing.

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...

9 Years of Legal Nomads

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Annual review to mark the 9th anniversary of leaving the law. Personal growth, health, and business projects for Legal Nomads.

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

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by lexenterprises @ Street Food Circus

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Wegbier: Berlin’s Bargain Beer Map

by David @ Berlin Love

Berlin is pretty cheap when it comes to beer but I’ve noticed that Späti prices can vary wildly so I came up with Wegbier – Berlin’s Bargain Beer Map to keep track of the best value options. One of the reasons I fell in love with Berlin was the freedom to drink a beer as […]

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

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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Sunday Documentary: Gaming Beyond the Iron Curtain: East Germany

by David @ Berlin Love

Gaming Beyond the Iron Curtain: East Germany is a short documentary about the personal computer and arcade video game industry in the GDR during the Cold War. As the narrator, Super Bunnyhop, summarises at the end of the video: If you ever need an example of the complicated intersection between politics and entertainment, look no […]

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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 →

A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

Saigon street food secures home on Spring Street

Saigon street food secures home on Spring Street


Post and Courier

Bon Banh Mi operates out of a bandbox-sized space with nine stools for eat-in dining. You can choose your view: to look out at the traffic on Spring Street as

Saigon Street Food Guide

Saigon Street Food Guide


G Adventures Blog

Learn the ins and outs of street-side snacking and stall food in Saigon with Wanderer-in-Residence Jodi Ettenberg. Warning: Your mouth may water reading this post

36 Hours of Street Food in Saigon | The Brick Kitchen

36 Hours of Street Food in Saigon | The Brick Kitchen


The Brick Kitchen

Saigon is a city of contrasts. Rickety plastic stools perch on every street corner as locals slurp noodle soup, while high rise sky scrapers and international designer brands cluster in the city centre. The motor bike traffic  is a thick tide of constant blaring horns, and though no road rules or street signs are obeyed,...Read More »

The Art of Assisted Serendipity

by Daniel Noll @ Uncornered Market

By Daniel Noll

And yet the arc of a career is not entirely random or shaped in the end by factors beyond our comprehension or control. I have felt my whole life that I’ve been on a course and being guided, even though I didn’t know by what. — Steven Pressfield in Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t […]

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Compass to Saigon Street Food

Compass to Saigon Street Food


The Chick Who Eats

There are millions of blog posts out there on Vietnamese street food as there are millions of different dishes to try! I am convinced that you could easily spend a year in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) a…

Spring opening

by alan @ Saigon Summer

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support in our first month of opening. We have met some of the nicest and welcoming people (in all of Sydney), and we are proud to be serving you delicious, fresh and authentic food at affordable prices. If you haven’t tried us, come ... [Read more...]

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Status Update: Free pre-apprenticeship program to help get students into construction field

Status Update: Free pre-apprenticeship program to help get students into construction field

by Staff report @ Orange County Register

The free program for adults over age 18 requires a high school diploma, authorization to work within the U.S. and valid driver’s license. Students will learn skills in cabinet making; green technologies; plumbing; cement masonry; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), surveying and weatherization. 

Sunday Documentary: Berliner Trance

by David @ Berlin Love

Berliner Trance is a 1993 documentary that charts the rising popularity of trance music and the MFS record label from its origins in post-wall Berlin. Trance music is a kind of dance music which thousands of young people across Germany and throughout Europe are quite passionate about. It’s a musical movement which is gaining strength. […]

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How To Make Traditional Lotus Seed Mooncakes?-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh City

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

How To Make Traditional Lotus Seed Mooncakes  Until recently, mooncakes were on a shortlist of foods that I thought were impossible to make on my own. Purchased from a Chinatown bakery, they seemed too delicate and complicated to contemplate baking them at home. Well, now that I’ve taken the leap and made mooncakes myself, I...

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First bite of Can Eat in Stirchley

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

For anyone that follows me on social media, they’ll know that my Saturdays start with a trip to the bakery...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Episode guide | Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia

Episode guide | Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia


Food

In this new series, Luke takes to the streets of Asia to embark on a culinary exploration of its food and culture, as he explores street food throughout Saigon, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese street-food – 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...

Useful Information for First-time Visitors When Travelling To Vietnam-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Useful Information for First-time Visitors When Travelling To Vietnam One of the most attractive features of Vietnam as a destination is that although it is a relatively inexpensive country to explore, it is also one of the safest destinations in Southeast Asia. Apart from the compelling history and culture, the natural beauty of Vietnam is...

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UN says Papua New Guinea has ‘duty’ to care for refugees sent by Australia

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

Papua New Guinea has been told by the United Nations’ top human rights official that it is obligated to take care of hundreds of refugees sent there by Australia. Zeid...

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THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City


DanielFoodDiary.com

Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] A store which piqued my interest while I was researching for Vietnamese street food was The Lunch Lady, which came up as one of the common search results. Many bestowed her with the title of “legendary” street food vendor in Ho Chi Minh. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Lunch Lady (known as Nguyen Thi Thanh) propelled to fame after being featured on No Reservations. It is a food and travel programme hosted by American chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdian. The store has since then been patronized by many other food influencers from various countries and garnered them a wide following of international visitor ship. (I looked around and noticed a few more tables with foreigners. Her specialty is noodle soup and interestingly, she has a daily rotating menu which serves only one type of noodle soup every day. Seven days in a week, she can whip up seven kinds of noodle soup such as Bun Thai, Bun Mam and Banh Canh Cua. Totally unheard of to me, and the most common Pho is not even on her menu. I wondered would the idea work in SG if I sell Bak Chor Mee Soup on Mondays, Wanton Mee Soup on Tuesdays, Hae Mee Soup on Wednesdays and etc. The amount of logistics and ingredients to buy! I visited the store on a Friday, and the noodle soup of the day was Bun Bo Hue, which translates to Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (VND 40k, SGD$2.40). The bowl of noodle soup felt visually intimidating at first with its bright orange hue, which resembled chilli oil from Mala pot. However, I took my first mouthful but it was nothing like that. I didn’t even found it spicy. A case of being... Continue Reading

Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants


Londonist

Spice and rice.

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese street-food – 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...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Coffee Tank

by Ardi @ All About Food

Coffee Tank Review: I had a catch up for a brunch with a friend of mine who is also a coffeeholic, WPF.

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Bali’s Saigon Street to open Saigon Lane in Sydney - Fine Food Australia

Bali’s Saigon Street to open Saigon Lane in Sydney - Fine Food Australia


Fine Food Australia

By Hospitality Magazine. Bali’s Saigon Street restaurant will open brother venue Saigon Lane in several locations in Sydney this summer. From December, Saigon Lane will take over the license and venues previously held by Miss Chu, integrating the Sydney eateries into the Saigon family of establishments. A new venture from Aki Kotzamichalis, co-founder of Bali’s …

Rashays Punchbowl

by Ardi @ All About Food

Rashays Punchbowl Review: This week’s review comes from a restaurant that opens on Christmas Day, Rashays. It is a franchise restaurant and

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Haig Club whisky with a view at The Cube

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

On the few brief glimpses of summer we get in Birmingham it’s worth either being outside in the sunshine, or...

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Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City

Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

A food tour on a motorbike proves to be speedy and flavoursome.

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

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

Akrams, Stirchley

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

I kinda think the whole Balti Triangle thing in Birmingham is a bit of a marketing gimmick.  It’s one I’m...

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Saigon Summer Street Food | a review by All About Food

Saigon Summer Street Food | a review by All About Food


All About Food

Saigon Summer Street Food is a nice little restaurant in Summer Hill where you can get your quick fix of Vietnamese cuisine

Up in the Air, Down to Earth: Our 2016 Travel Year in Review

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

When 2016 first began, I imagined it to be a relatively quiet year for us, at least in terms of travel. However, in these final flickers and embers, I peer back in reflection over our Instagram feed and photo stream and am struck by breadth and depth in turns that we've known over these last […]

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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...

Hicksons Izakaya

by Ardi @ All About Food

Hicksons Izakaya Experience: Chef Hiro, Omar and their team at Hicksons Izakaya invited us to try the food at this fairly new

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

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Police say they’re looking for man who followed, groped Cal State Long Beach student

Police say they’re looking for man who followed, groped Cal State Long Beach student

by Jeremiah Dobruck @ Orange County Register

Police said the man followed the male student onto a stairway where he grabbed the student's genitals.

Hello world!

by lexenterprises @ Street Food Circus

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Looking For The Best View Of St Paul's Cathedral? Try This Roof Terrace

Looking For The Best View Of St Paul's Cathedral? Try This Roof Terrace

by Jordan Waite @ Londonist

Bonus points: it's free!

Bakes Saigon: Laure Chevallier Is Serving Up Sweet Stories

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

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

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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6 reasons you’re to blame for California’s auto insurance rate increase

6 reasons you’re to blame for California’s auto insurance rate increase

by Jonathan Lansner @ Orange County Register

The cost of a typical California policy has risen by 6.3 percent in the past year -- the nation's No. 2 jump -- part of the five-year rise totaling 44 percent and No. 7 among the states.

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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District 4, Saigon: Our Home Away From Home

District 4, Saigon: Our Home Away From Home


Gastronomy

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

The new playground of Saigon youth

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Apart from shopping malls and the odd food court, Zone 87, the Descendant of 3A Station is one of dedicated spaces in Saigon for the city’s younger residents to hang out. In May 2017, many young Saigoneers were heartbroken to learn of the closure of 3A Station - one of the metropolis’ few zones established to cater to […]

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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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O!Momo | OMomo Nepali Cafe

by Ardi @ All About Food

O!Momo – OMomo Nepali Cafe Review: This review was probably 6 years overdue. I promised a friend of mine to visit his

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Winter Sourdough Panzanella Salad

by Yoori @ The Chick Who Eats

It’s the first week of January and I am in Dallas. Honestly, I thought it would be a tat warmer than this. A few days ago it didn’t even go above freezing during the day. Thankfully the sun comes out most of the times to brighten the day. But who knew Texas would get this […]

Well-Known Night Markets In Vietnam

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

 Do you think markets are noisy, complicated, too much hustle and hustle? And you do not like it? If you have these thoughts let together with Saigon-online explore well- known night markets below. You will recognize your soul has found a right place to desire and look back. 1. Night Market At Hoi An Ancient […]

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Visiting Dalat – Vietnam’s City of Eternal Spring

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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The First 3D Painting Museum in Saigon

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Coming to Artinus, you like being lost in a new art space and have an opportunity to capture vivid 3D photos with friends and relatives. Artinus (Art In Us) is a 3D painting art museum which has just been built and put into trial operation in Ho Chi Minh city. This is considered the first […]

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Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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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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Fisherman Wharf Penang, Jelutong – A Place of Variety Food

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

Many people like the idea of getting all varieties of Penang food in a single place rather than going to multiple places for certain types of food. The latest food... [Continue Reading]

Saigon Summer

Saigon Summer


AroundYou

Healthier, refreshingly affordable street eats. We at Saigon Summer proudly represent 3 generations of Vietnamese Australians. From h...

Best Historical Sites to Visit in Ho Chi Minh

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

One of the most interesting things in the journey to explore a country is getting to know its history, and when you are in Vietnam, historic places in Saigon are indeed a striking and rewarding to way to learn and to discover its great country. Let’s take a look to find now! Cu Chi Tunnels […]

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S.Korea’s Moon hosts talks with N.Korean leader’s sister

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister today, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving a tense standoff over the...

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Dodgers enter 2018 motivated to avenge World Series disappointment

Dodgers enter 2018 motivated to avenge World Series disappointment

by Bill Plunkett @ Orange County Register

Their desire – maybe more so than short-term memory loss – might be the most important baggage the Dodgers take with them to Arizona this week when they open spring training as the National League’s defending champions.

‘Burlesko Bizarro’ at Casula Powerhouse

by melbourne @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

To launch their 2018 season, Burlesko Bizarro at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre offered a night of debauchery and seduction. Gird your loins, eyes, ears and voice boxes because you’ll need a chair for this one… Going to my very...

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Saigon Walking Street- Tourist Attraction - Saigon-online.net

Saigon Walking Street- Tourist Attraction - Saigon-online.net


Saigon-online.net

Saigon walking street- an ideal place in Saigon for fun, dating, selfie, take a stroll, etc.from 6pm to 1am on Saturday and Sunday,

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...

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

Spinach Hummus and Roasted Veggie Salad

by Yoori @ The Chick Who Eats

Ugh, can February make up its mind already. One day we are blessed with 21 Celsius and the other day the temperature is dropping to a mere 4 Celsius with chilly winds. I am confused, I don’t know what to wear and I think my dog is not sure whether to grow extra fur or […]

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...

Israeli archaeologists unearth 1,800-year-old mosaic

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

A 1,800-year-old mosaic of toga-clad men dating back to the Roman era has been unearthed in Israel, archaeologists said. The mosaic was discovered during the excavation of a building from...

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Cooking Across Borders in Berlin

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

“Add a little sugar to the saffron,” Farzane said as she worked the combination in her mortar and pestle. “It makes it easier to grind.” Farzane, a 20-year old refugee from Afghanistan who’d come to Berlin with her family in the last year, was deep in the process of teaching us how to prepare several […]

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Miss Saigon Summer Menu at Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome - Full to the Brum

Miss Saigon Summer Menu at Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome - Full to the Brum


Full to the Brum

Given where the Hippodrome is located, in the heart of Birmingham’s Chinatown, it would be easy for the Circle Restaurant...

Philippines says more than 2,200 citizens in Kuwait want to go home

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

More than 2,200 Filipinos are ready to take up President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to repatriate workers from Kuwait due to reports of abuse, the Philippine labour minister said. Duterte asked...

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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

Mark Twain – The Awful German Language

by David @ Berlin Love

The Awful German Language is an essay by the American author Mark Twain in which he humorously outlines the complexity of the language and the difficulties he encountered while learning it. It is a must-read book for students of the often baffling German language. Twain, most famous for his Huckleberry Finn stories, travelled extensively through […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Krung Thep Thai Food, Lorong Selamat – Classic Thai Street Food

by stevengoh @ Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

“I want to eat Thai Food, think of a place for me.” This is a common ‘task’ that is assigned to me each time. For those who are looking for... [Continue Reading]

Dam Sen Cultural Park-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

  Dam Sen Cultural Park (Công viên Văn hóa Đầm Sen) is an amusement park located in District 11,Ho Chi Minh Cirty. The park has an area of 50 hectares, of which 20% comprises lakes and 60% trees and gardens. The park comprises 30 areas: an electric games zone,  folk tales theater, antique castle, square, small...

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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

On 1 January 2017, a scheduled public ferry carrying passengers from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam made contact with a bridge pylon. The accident resulted in damage to the ferry’s bow, and several seats inside the passenger … Continue reading

Love is in the air, but not on airwaves as Pakistan bans Valentine’s Day

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

Pakistan has banned events marking Valentine’s Day, and media coverage of them, for the second year in a row after a court ruled the holiday un-Islamic. The Pakistan Electronic Media...

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Sunday Documentary: Degenerate Art

by David @ Berlin Love

Degenerate Art is a documentary by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art based on the exhibition Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany that they put on at the Altes Museum in Berlin in 1992. As with the Nazi book burning of 1933, classifying particular works as degenerate art was part […]

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Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible N.Korea summit

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

South Korea says it will try to arrange more reunions for families divided by the Korean War and seek to lower military tensions with North Korea as the first steps...

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Bellbird Dining + Bar: Fine dining from garden to plate

by teamsydney @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

Nestled along the banks of the Georges River, the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) is a beautifully repurposed power station housing six galleries, a 321 seat multi-purpose theatre, artist workshops and residency spaces. It is also home to Bellbird Dining...

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 Ho Chi Minh City Museum-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

The Ho Chi Minh City Museum in Saigon is always worthy of attention for many visitors. Of course, it was built to help visitors get a better understanding of the nation’s history of war from a local point of view as well as take a close glance at a real American fighter jet. In addition, the museum also...

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A Few Tips on Safety- Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

A Few Tips on Safety You may read some stories of theft and snatching in Ho Chi Minh City. And just like any fast and busy city, there’s always going to be a risk of carrying belongings with you. One of the main safety concerns in Ho Chi Minh City are thieves swiftly swinging by on motorbikes...

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Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Chatting with Gizzi Erskine

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

I am way more the girl in the back of the room making sure things run to time and tweeting...

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The Heritage Routemaster Bus That's Perfect For London Sightseeing

The Heritage Routemaster Bus That's Perfect For London Sightseeing

by Laura Reynolds @ Londonist

All for the regular Oyster card fare.

Moses Sumney At Sydney Opera House

by melbourne @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

“They’re playing his music through the speakers” my plus one leaned over and observed quietly, as we settled into our seats in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. I’d noticed it too as we entered. “It’s because nothing else sounds...

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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....

8 Debauched Things To Do In London

8 Debauched Things To Do In London

by Londonist @ Londonist

"Turn up holding a champagne flute and say you just stepped outside for a fag."

A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Huong on Jul 13, 2016 The experience of backpacking through Southeast Asia would not be fulfilling without spending a night at a backpackers’ hostel. Among all the experiences I have had so far in Southeast Asia, one of … Continue reading

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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Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat


Orange County Register

The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a s…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Walled in! – The inner German border | DW English

by David @ Berlin Love

The computer animation Walled in! – The inner German border, which details the fortifications of the former boundary was produced by Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the Berlin Wall Foundation to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. Save for a few remaining stretches preserved as memorials, the Berlin Wall is merely […]

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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!

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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Things To Do Today In London: Friday 9 February 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 9 February 2018

by Kyra Hanson @ Londonist

A book crawl, a florist pop-up and a pizza + screening night.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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It’s Mid-Autumn Festival Time… What is it?

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival! Named Têt Trung Thu in Vietnamese, it is also known as the Children’s festival. It is said that name came about, as it’s a way for parents to make up for the … Continue reading

You are invited to After Party

by lexenterprises @ Street Food Circus

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Vietnamese Street Food and Markets in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Vietnamese Street Food and Markets in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam


Uncornered Market

A survey and video of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) street food and markets. Explore seafood and local specialties at Ben Thanh market day and night.

Speakers Announced

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How To Pack for the Camino de Santiago: The Ultimate Camino Packing List

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

How do you effectively pack for the Camino de Santiago — light and prepared? This is the place to find out. But first, some quick background. A beautiful walk, a memorable journey — one that comes up in conversation over and over again. That is our Camino de Santiago. Lessons learned, a stack of stories […]

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The evolution of McDonald’s #AD

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

On the very few occasions I’m allowed out of Birmingham and to another country, I have this thing about visiting...

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Places to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Ho Chi Minh City in 2017- Le Duy Grand Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

With this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falling on Sunday, fest goers will have more time and choices for celebrating the holiday in Vietnam. A series of activities to celebrate the festival, which is observed on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, have been held across the city, offering numerous choices for...

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Best Delicious Vietnamese Food: Top 8 Must-Try Dishes in your Saigon trip

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Saigon (also officially known as Ho Chi Minh City or locally in Vietnamese as Sài Gòn) is Vietnam’s most booming up and coming city, a places where the action never stops. There are many things you need to try when you come here, especially the diversity of food. At this post, Saigon-online.net will feature 8 Vietnamese dishes […]

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Ho Chi Minh City – one of world’s top 10 dynamic cities

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Ho Chi Minh City was ranked second among the most dynamic cities in the world, according to the recent 2017 City Momentum Index of the real estate services and investment management firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). A study by Chicago-based investment management company Jones Long Lasalle (JLL) revealed that HCMC is a “high potential city”, an assessment […]

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

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Vegetarian Kale Caesar Salad with Seed Croutons

by Yoori @ The Chick Who Eats

Hi there! It’s been a while since I’ve been sharing some recipes. Winter has passed and spring is starting to show its face in Texas! I’m ready for you, beautiful spring! And I bet you guys are, too.  It’s weird though, weather in Texas. I am starting to learn that it’s as temperamental as a […]

New Menu Vietnamese Street Food @ Miss Saigon, eGate

New Menu Vietnamese Street Food @ Miss Saigon, eGate


Steven Goh's Penang Food and Penang Lifestyle

(Latest Update: This place had close down, due to some business issue. )Supposingly I have to continue with my Cambodia trip post with all the exotic food experience. But now I feel that this post …

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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Gluten Free Almond Apple Loaf Cake

by Yoori @ The Chick Who Eats

To me, a home isn’t home until you have filled it with the smell of home-baked goodies (like this gluten free almond apple loaf cake). Yes, this is going down in the book of life rules according to Yoori. There is a reason real estate agents put home made cookies up for open houses when […]

This Restaurant Has Been Giving English Food A Good Name For Centuries

This Restaurant Has Been Giving English Food A Good Name For Centuries

by Will Noble @ Londonist

Filling stomachs since 1757.

American Express Openair Cinemas launch at Bondi Beach

by melbourne @ The Plus Ones – Things to do in Sydney

What’s better than seeing a movie outdoors? Seeing a movie outdoors next to a beach. And it’s not just any other beach, the American Express Openair cinemas launch at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. What a perfect way to plan your weekend: at...

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‘Black Panther’ gets superhero reception from critics

by Van Nguyen @ TVTS

“Black Panther,” the new black Marvel superhero movie, has won rave reviews with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa. Directed by Ryan Coogler and...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Customs For The Tet Holiday In Vietnam

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Tet Holiday, also known as Lunar New Year, is the biggest and the most important holiday in Vietnam. Since Tet Holiday is approaching, Vietnamese, as well as other Asia region countries, are now bustlingly preparing for this special occasion. In Vietnam, a country with full of traditions and culture, there are thousands of customs and […]

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Offbeat Trekking in Kyrgyzstan: Jyrgalan Boz Uchuk Lakes Trek, A Beginner’s Guide

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

With over 90% of its territory covered in mountains, Kyrgyzstan has no shortage of treks filled with stunning landscapes, alpine lakes, shepherds, yurts and a feeling of being very far out, immersed in nature. It's why we often recommend Kyrgyzstan to travelers interested in trekking with a taste of the offbeat. Our recent trek of […]

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Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

LittleMousyCanCook

by noreply@blogger.com (Nhung Duong) @ Vietnamese traditional food blog

As a truly food lover, I have an intense passion for cooking. My aspiration is to bring cooking lovers together to share experience, recipe and valuable techniques. Food is not about a physical thing but it relates to the spiritual world where we seek for absolute satisfaction and enjoyment. For me, to cook a delicious dish is to conquer a summit of achievement and perfection.


Little Mousy Can Cook is where I introduce you my favorite dishes from all over the world, especially Vietnamese cuisine, together with some techniques that I have learned and collected from experience and other sources. This page may also act as a guide book for any foreigners who wish to visit interesting places and enjoy Vietnamese specialties. Hope you like and support me by giving comments for my every post. Thanks in advance!

The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

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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Quick brunch at Coffee Residence, Cotteridge

by Laura @ Full to the Brum

I nearly entitled this ‘blown away by beans’ but then I realised that I would spent the entire post trying...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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The Floating Forest of Long An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Only 100km west of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Lap Floating Forest is an enchanted patch of wetland where cajeput trees rise from the black, swampy waters, creating beguiling corridors through which canoes glide and raised walkways wind.... Continue reading

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

An Experiential Travel Guide to Karakol, Kyrgyzstan: 25 Ideas to Get You Started

by Daniel Noll @ Uncornered Market

By Daniel Noll

When readers ask, “I’m traveling to Karakol. Is there anything to do there? Where should I go?” We have a raft of ideas, often surprising them. Why? Because most travelers (and guidebooks) know Karakol, a town in eastern Kyrgyzstan, only as a jumping off point for popular day hikes and multi-day treks in the nearby […]

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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.

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