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A dreamy place in Saigon – Lam boutique

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

  Lam Boutique is a little jewel in Saigon. you don’t have to be a fashion-fan to get charmed by this beautiful place. Find elegantly designed party dresses, or casual eye-catchy apparel, and simply by inspired by the atmosphere in this boutique which is reminiscent of a minimally decorated living room. One colour tone dominates […]

5 Charming Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

In fact Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its excellent selection of top tier restaurants, from Western fusion or Asian food to the authentic Vietnamese cuisine. But there’s nowhere better to enjoy yourself in the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine than in Ho Chi Minh City. The following guide features […]

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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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Sunday inspiration

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

Design inspiration for today: wooden spoons that I could snatch from Sadec District . Don’t know yet if I will ever use them, they’re too cute! Do you also share the love for ceramics and small little things? Come down to Sadec District in‪ Saigon to discover, or simply to get inspired! Photography: La Mangosteen

Gyeran Mari (Korean Egg Rolls)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a bowl, crack and whisk eggs with a fork. Mix in a pinch of salt, sliced spring onions and chopped carrots.
  2. In a frying pan or skillet, spread 1 tsp oil evenly and heat over medium-high heat. When the pan feels hot enough, turn heat down to low. Give the egg

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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5 of the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - In Se Asia

5 of the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - In Se Asia


In Se Asia

The Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are, as you would expect, absolutely superb, offering fresh, amazing local cuisine cooked to perfection

Ho Chi Minh City’s best Vietnamese and Thai restaurants – A Guide

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

Every time somebody asks me where they should eat in Saigon, I always tell them to visit Cuc Gach Quan. Designed and built by the architect Tran Binh, it’s such a heart-soothing place with a lot of charm and character. Surrounded by plants, trees and small water sources, it appears like a small oasis in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.

FoodLine – Best Portal For CNY Buffet Catering In Singapore + Enjoy S$38 Off

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

With less than a month to go before Chinese New Year, we bet you are just as thrilled about this festive season as much as we are! There’s nothing quite like gathering around the family table for a wholesome feast. … Continue reading

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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Five Oysters in Saigon on China’s ‘Top Choice 2015’ Restaurant Awards

by admin @ Five Oysters

  ‘Top Choice 2015’ conducted by leading Chinese tourist website Lianorg.com has recognised and ranked Five Oysters restaurant at 234 Bui Vien St., D.1, HCMC among the most preferred dining destinations in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. Lianorg.com is an authentic and professional tourist information website, committed to offering the most comprehensive travel information to Asian tourists through […]

9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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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.

Restoran Hua Mui – Hainanese Chicken Chop Specialist In Johor Bahru

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

Nestled along the foodie haven of Jalan Tras and Jalan Dhoby lies Restoran Hua Mui, an old-school coffee shop that is said to be the birthplace of the original, authentic Hainanese chicken chop. Although it may look unattractive at first … Continue reading

How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Where to Eat True “Pho” in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Just as China has dimsum, Japan has sushi or Italy has spaghetti, Vietnam has pho as the soul and symbol of Vietnamese cuisine and left a deep impression to foreign visitors. Generally, Pho (/fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/), is a nutritious Vietnamese soup made with beef or chicken broth, rice noodles and a […]

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Wrap & Roll Vietnamese Restaurant Singapore

Wrap & Roll Vietnamese Restaurant Singapore


Wrap & Roll Vietnamese Restaurant Singapore

An award-winnning Vietnamese restaurant chain from Ho Chi Minh, Wrap & Roll is now in Singapore bringing you an exciting variety of authentic Vietnamese cuisine

8 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants In Singapore To Satisfy Your Inner Carnivore

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

When it comes to barbecued meat, the Koreans do it best. Nothing beats a satisfying Korean barbecue meal—think an extensive selection of meats (pork, beef, chicken and even lamb) and seafood placed over a burning barbecue grill accompanied with banchan (side … Continue reading

Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


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The very best Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam food tour experience for YOU! Saigon's Street Food on the Back of a Motorbike! |*Rated 5 Stars*| Book Now!

Baltimore Pizza Spot Points Out that Italy Was Once Considered a 'Shithole,' Too

Baltimore Pizza Spot Points Out that Italy Was Once Considered a 'Shithole,' Too

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

Hersh's menu modification is in response to Trump's recent comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa.

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Get the steamer ready, put water and bring to boil under high heat.
  2. Put a cellophane plastic sheet on a 15cm bamboo basket or plastic container.
  3. Mix sugar, water and flour together to form thick syrup. Then, pour the syrup in a big mixing bowl, add glutinous rice flour, and stir until

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6 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City To Satisfy Your Vietnamese Food Cravings

by Nur Sofia @ ladyironchef

Vietnamese food is one of the best things in Asia. From fresh spring rolls to a comforting bowl of pho, Vietnamese dishes are distinct and highly addictive. Due to Ho Chi Minh City’s sizeable Muslim population, halal Vietnamese food is … Continue reading

Breaking Bad Turns 10: A Look Back at One of the Best TV Dramas of All Time

by @ Paste - Recently Added

Breaking Bad Turns 10: A Look Back at One of the Best TV Dramas of All Time

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

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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4 Oasia Hotels & Serviced Residences – Your Next Favourite Stay Awaits

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

In light of our hectic, mundane 9-to-5 work lives, often we find ourselves yearning to jet off for a vacation. A beach holiday in Bali perhaps, or even a romantic European tour with our other half. Sadly, there are times … Continue reading

Ginger – CNY Dinner Buffet With Prosperity Trio of Pen Cai, Lobster Lo Hei & Lobster

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

When it comes to crab and seafood buffet, our minds naturally gravitate towards Chef Low and his team at Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s culturally-rich ethnic landscape, the chefs at Ginger never fail to impress us … Continue reading

STARTERS

by admin @ Five Oysters

Starters French fries VND 35,000 Khoai tây chiên Fresh spring rolls (shrimp and pork) VND 40,000 / 5pcs Gỏi cuốn Five Oysters spring rolls (pork & shrimp) VND 45,000 / 5pcsChả giò Five Oysters Seafood spring rollsVND 55,000 / 5pcsChả giò hải sản Seafood SoupVND 40,000Súp hải sản Crab and corn soupVND 40,000Súp bắp cua […]

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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NOOK – Moonlight dinner in a rice field & more.

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”23152″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”700×700″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Moonlight dinner in a rice field. Does this speak to you? If yes, then you should consider NOOK, because this restaurant has everything to become your favourite spot for comfort food with an amazing view in Bali Seminyak. The cosy place is surrounded by the beautiful rice fields […]

Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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10 of the Best Young Adult Books of January 2018

by @ Paste - Recently Added

10 of the Best Young Adult Books of January 2018

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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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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One of the Best Bars in Saigon, Buddha Bar & Grill Review

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

One of the Best Bars in Saigon: Buddha Bar & Grill It’s been quite a while since I wrote about The Buddha Bar in Thao Dien, District 2, so I thought I’d revisit it. It is after all my local and the bar in which I spend the most time. With its 13th Birthday party […]

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16 Coffee Shops In Raffles Place For Your Morning Coffee Runs

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

In today’s hectic work environment, coffee has become an essential part of our lives. Like most people, we wake up feeling grumpy and prepare for work in a haze of lethargy. But the aroma of coffee will instantly wake us up; … Continue reading

How to Eat Street Food in Vietnam Like a Local

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

I’m sitting in a tiny plastic chair on the side of the street, accompanied with a big bowl of noodles swimming in some

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How I Afford to Travel the World – A Budget Breakdown

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

I’m not rich. I’m not a trust fund baby, nor are my parents wiring me clandestine funds. I never won the lottery, besides

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Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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The Best Pho in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Best Pho in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


WSJ

The top restaurants for eating Vietnam's classic noodle soup dish.

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...

[VIDEO] Vietnamese Cooking Class with Da Nang Home Cooking!

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

Here’s something you might not know about me: I love, love, love to cook. Back in Spain, when I wasn’t out eating tapas, I was

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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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Hey Camel ceramics

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”23129″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”700×460″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”23130″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”700×460″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As I share a deep love for ceramics, I couldn’t help myself but swoon over the beautiful works of Hey Camel ceramics, a ceramic studio in Ho Chi Minh City which offers also ceramics workshop for old and young. Alejandro is the face behind […]

In Vietnam, Pho Is a Breakfast Tradition Changing With the Times

In Vietnam, Pho Is a Breakfast Tradition Changing With the Times


Eater

How a rustic soup reveals the culinary rhythms of a nation.

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

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

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


Urban Adventures

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

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Phuc Van Dang is an artist and storyteller who moved to Denmark when he was only nine. He now lives in a converted former prison that has become a cultural hub in the central Danish town of Horsens. Phuc works in a restricted palette of black and white in different mediums—ceramics, painting, and drawing—and with […]

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Best Places for Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Wonder about the best places for endless entertaining nightlife in HCMC? HCMC’s nightlife means very different things depending where you are or what’s your taste. How about enjoy some live music while having a glass of beer or cocktails in the chilling atmosphere? Check out our 5 recommendations of the […]

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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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Five Oysters review on Lonely Planet

by admin @ Five Oysters

Five Oysters RESTAURANTS / VIETNAMESE Resize image gallery and map MAP LONELY PLANET REVIEW With a strong seafood slant and friendly service, light and bright Five Oysters in backpackerland is frequently packed with travellers feasting on oysters (25,000d), grilled octopus, seafood soup, snail pie, pho , fried noodles, grilled mackerel with chilli oil and more. […]

Best traditional Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip Blog

Best traditional Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

One of the best ways to get a real taste of Vietnam is going to the best Vietnamese restaurants in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi impression

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

I was born here. Is it why I love Hanoi so much? I don’t know. But the truth is: there is something special about this old Vietnamese capital that makes you feel special when you here. You start to think about the past, about history. You start to look closer at old house facades, the […]

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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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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Best of Saigon

Best of Saigon


Gastronomy

Ten quintessential Saigon foods that everyone’s gotta taste… 1. Cua Lot – Soft Shell Crabs Why: Because I dream about crustaceans smothered in a sweet and tart tamarind sauce ever…

Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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Hot and Sour Soup Recipe (Suan La Tang)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Simple and satisfying soups are commonly served with other dishes to make a multi-dish Asian meal but you don’t always have to follow convention! When autumn’s chill recently set in big time, I decided to make a pot of hot-and-sour soup for lunch. It was a main dish bowl of soup, the star of the...

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Vietjet begins Direct Hanoi to Yangon Flights

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Hanoi to Yangon flights are now a reality with Vietjet have announced their latest route; between the two great Vietnamese cities. The announcement was made at an opening ceremony in Myanmar. This is an important route as it is the first direct flight between the two countries. Previous travellers had to go through Bangkok. This […]

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Where to Enjoy Japanese Cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Wherever you are in the world, Japan always has this pull on you. A pull that may often be explained by its unique history and culture. But sometimes there’s this pull that leans more on the gastronomic side. Japan has always been known for its part cuisine and part work […]

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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

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


Authentic Food Quest

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

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

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[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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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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The Most Amazing Vietnamese Cyclo Ride

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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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 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

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Are You Daring Enough to Eat This Indian Food With Your Hands?

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

“When in Malaysia, thy must eat Indian food. ” – the hungry prophet. Wait a minute. But what about Malaysian food? Well, like

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

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


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

10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City

10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

With vendors selling specialty dishes daily on every street corner, you don’t stay hungry for long in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

5 Best Photos with Hashtag #HoChiMinhCity

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Let’s see what we have on Instagram with the hashtag #HoChiMinhCity and #Saigon. These following are 5 best photos this week which was taken in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Blogger Julia Doan wrote about her picture: “I love current Saigon for its clash of generations and lifestyle. You can find […]

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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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How to Eat Like a Local in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

How to Eat Like a Local in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


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If you want to experience Vietnamese cuisine like a true local, follow your taste buds to these dining destinations.

Eat Less Beef: 7 Alternatives For Asian Barbecues

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to take a more eco-minded approach to eating, then it’s time to cut back on your red meat consumption. Beef is particularly taxing on the environment, requiring 28 times more land and 11 times more water than chicken or pork. But cutting …

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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!

Radish and Chicory Glass Noodle Salad

Radish and Chicory Glass Noodle Salad

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, 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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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

3 Best (Legit) Saigon Spas

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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Things to do in: Copenhagen

by Mie Rom Dybro @ Urban Adventures

Progressive, artsy, oh-so-livable Copenhagen is the kind of city that will make you want to stay indefinitely. It’s packed with plenty to explore and discover, from the extensive fine arts scene to quirky parks, epic brunches to street food feasts. To help you make the most of your time in...

Lunch On The Run With The Best Asian Meals In Jars

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Say goodbye to tired old sandwiches and expensive take-away meals with five easy recipes for lunch on the run. Send your kids off to school with flavour-packed salads and sushi bowls, and dine ‘al-desko’ in the office on nutritious Asian soups. With a bit of preparation over the weekend, you and your …

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Barnacles – Stylish Bar With Gourmet Fare At Customs House

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

Barnacles at Customs House is a popular after-work haunt that offers a medley of gourmet grub as well as a stellar view of the Marina Bay skyline. When the sun begins to set and the lights from the surrounding buildings … Continue reading

A Guide to Vietnamese Coffee: The Best Damn Coffee You’ll Ever Have

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

I’ve sipped on Italian espressos in Venice. I’ve had French press coffee in a famous café in Paris. I’ve been caffeinated by iced

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Boracay in low season.

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

It's our first time in the Philippines and we're just amazed by the beautiful landscape here. Seems like all the predictions form our friends came true: "You'll see, it's the best beach in South East Asia!", "Philippines people are naturally the friendliest!", "You'll love the snorkeling spots!"

The famous Vietnamese Iced Coffee: Ca Phe Sua Da

by While Travelling @ While Travelling

I have to say this first, I am not a coffee person but the famous Vietnamese iced coffee, Ca Phe Sua Da has a different...

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Best coffee shops in San Francisco for serious coffee fanatics

by Kristin O'Connell @ Urban Adventures

Good coffee is a way of life in San Francisco. It can be a leisurely affair — a way for city dwellers to slow down and savour the sweet nectar of coffee beans. Most of the places on our list of favourites below have what some may view as drawbacks:...

The Ultimate Guide To Cafes In The East Of Singapore – 31 Cafes To Explore

by Julee Ooi @ ladyironchef

If there is one thing to be envious about those who live in the East, it is their close proximity to some of the best cafes in Singapore. As much as the rest of the population would hate to admit … Continue reading

On the Camino de Santiago, a €1 pin was the best souvenir I’ve ever bought

by Cindy Young @ Urban Adventures

I had just finished walking 800 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago across Spain. It was my second Camino, and I wanted something to bring back to Australia. People who have walked the Camino often wear a scallop shell, both to commemorate their journey, and also to identify themselves to...

Adjusting to Life in a New Country: Spain vs. Vietnam

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

Riddle me this: what do Spain and Vietnam have in common? Besides beautiful beaches and a deeply ingrained cultural habit to take a

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11 Best Vietnam Destinations

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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The cuttest hills of Yangshuo

by While Travelling @ While Travelling

Yangshuo is full of the cuttest hills on earth, with its unique nature, Yangshuo is an hour drive away from Guilin and formed on...

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Onigirazu Chicken Katsu (Sushi Chicken Katsu Sandwich)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Prepare the Chicken Katsu

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper on a baking tray.
  2. Heat up frying pan on medium heat and combine the panko and toast until golden brown. Transfer panko into a shallow dish and allow to cool.
  3. Butterfly and cut the chicken

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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10 Unique Things To Do In Saigon, Vietnam

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

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

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[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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Elephant Garden: Glorious Thai and Indian Food in Saigon

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Thai and Indian food in Saigon, at the same venue? This is the best news in a while, Baba’s my favourite Indian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City have opened a new outlet in the Elephant Garden at 232 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2. This is great for me, their unbeatable lunch deals […]

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Suoi Tien – Vietnam’s Weirdest Amusement Park

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc 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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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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Heng Hua Restaurant – A Hidden Gem In Yishun Serving Traditional Heng Hwa Dishes

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

While Yishun is known for making strange news headlines regularly, some good does exist in this bizarre neighbourhood. Nestled amongst HDB flats in Yishun, Heng Hua Restaurant is a hidden gem which serves authentic Heng Hwa delights and a wide … Continue reading

Binh Quoi Village – Bamboo Oasis in the City

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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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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10 at Claymore – An Extravagant CNY Buffet Dinner At S$108++ For 2

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore is a popular name when it comes to value-for-money buffet spreads and this Lunar New Year, it is no exception. Capturing the flavours of both new and traditional favourites, you can expect … Continue reading

Top 7 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese Restaurants (2017)

Top 7 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese Restaurants (2017)


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Oriental Chicken Salad In A Jar

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a bowl, add ½ tbsp sesame oil, ½ tbsp soy sauce, honey and chicken pieces. Mix well to coat chicken pieces evenly with marinade.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Pan-fry chicken strips until fully cooked through. Then, set aside to cool.
  3. In a small pot, blanch bok choy, enoki

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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 →

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...

Loong Peng (Dragon Cookies)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC. The oven should be ready when you’re done with your first tray of cookies.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add margarine, icing sugar, egg yolks, egg white, vanilla essence, and beat until creamy.
  3. Then, gently fold in cornflour, milk powder and plain flour until just combined.
  4. Fill batter into

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The best Pho in Ho Chi Minh

by While Travelling @ While Travelling

You are in Vietnam! First, you’re gonna love it, enjoy every bit of your journey:) Second, you cannot leave without trying Pho, the national...

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Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In November, Chi Nguyen finished third in Ho Chi Minh City’s first Techcombank International Marathon in a time of 3 hours 22 minutes. The Vietnamese endurance athlete has also completed the Mont Blanc CCC, a 100-km mountain challenge that quickly climbs to the Grand Col Ferret Alpine pass at 2537 meters. It’s a race in […]

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

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


Travelfish

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

20 Craft Beer Places In Singapore For Nights Out With The Lads

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Here’s to all with an undying love and passion for alcohol, in particular, beer. This addictive alcoholic beverage complements so many cuisines and it never fails to perk you up after a long and tiring day at work. It is … Continue reading

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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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...

Applebee's Is Getting Absolutely Dragged in This Reddit Thread

Applebee's Is Getting Absolutely Dragged in This Reddit Thread

by Mayukh Sen @ Munchies

Bees in mashed potatoes. Men in bucket hats doing karaoke. The allegations are horrific.

Part 3 of My Hanoi Holiday (well not really holiday)

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

If you are going to enjoy a Hanoi holiday be prepared to use some energy. This was quite a day. After a great nights sleep I awoke refreshed and ready to go. One infuriating thing about the hotel is that they turned the internet off a midnight. No doubt someone is trying to save electricity! […]

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How to Survive Rainy Season in Vietnam

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

I moved to the coastal city of Da Nang, Vietnam for the endless summer. I came for the stunning tropical beaches, the laidback

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5 Interesting Things To Do in May

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

What: Party on, drink and dance Where: Cargo – 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, HCMC When: Saturday, 7 May 2016 – from 8PM till late Ticket Price: VND 300,000 – 600,000 King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date […]

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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....

Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Make Action Bronson's Szechuan-Style Honey-Glazed Ribs

Make Action Bronson's Szechuan-Style Honey-Glazed Ribs

by Munchies Staff @ Munchies

If these sweet, spicy, smoky, juicy ribs are good enough for Action Bronson, you know they're gonna be delicious.

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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We Spoke to the Guys Making  'Gay Taco Bell' and 'Drive-Thru Olive Garden' Commercials

We Spoke to the Guys Making 'Gay Taco Bell' and 'Drive-Thru Olive Garden' Commercials

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

These four dudes have made such convincing ads for chain restaurants that even the restaurants themselves weren't sure if they were real.

Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City

Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City


DanielFoodDiary.com

Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] Saigon (former name of HCMC) continues to welcome new dining establishment and Secret House is one on the radar for many foodies. Within a few months of opening, it has been favourably reviewed and loved. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The owner has a restaurant portfolio that is well loved, namely Mountain Retreat and Secret Garden. These are restaurants frequented by both locals and tourists looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a comfortable and rural setting, They all serve Vietnamese home cooked food, and are packed be it weekday or weekend, which says something about the quality of the restaurants they operate. Secret House is by no means different. You can expect nothing less from the artistic minds behind this restaurant. The main appeal lies in its rural decoration, where an inner courtyard has been smartly and creatively turned into an herb garden. Dark wooden furniture and old-school style tableware also add rustic charm to the dining experience. The menu is extensive, aiming for every day staples of Vietnamese cuisine. Photos are included along with English translation which makes for easy ordering. The dishes are of small portion thus great for sharing, suitable for those with a hankering for every flavour. One can start off with Guava Salad with Dried Baby Shrimp (85,000VND, SGD$5.09) that serves as a good palate cleanser. The guava provided a difference in texture as well as light sweetness to the mix without being overpowering. The right amount of bite for each piece of Deep Fried Sticky Rice (95,000VND, SGD$5.69) topped with sliced mushroom, dried pork floss and minced pork, dipped in chili sauce made another delightful appetizer. On almost every occasion that I have eaten there, this is a dish I order without fail: Fried... Continue Reading

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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12 Special Moments From Around the World that Sum up 2017

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

2017 was one hell of a year. I wandered through three continents and nine countries. I learned how to identify the world’s best

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Heart of Darkness Present Their New Menu

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Oh Man! This was a real treat. After 6 months of collaboration with Pizza 4P’s, those lovely people at Heart of Darkness decided to go it alone and present their own food menu to compliment the excellent craft beer menu. Their discerning customers are already used to a standard of excellence when it comes to […]

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

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


Inspitrip Blog

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

5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

If you want a calming and serene place to grab a bite, then Hum is the best go-to. The name Hum comes from the Buddhist mantra “om mani padme hum” which means “peace comes from within”.  The vegan restaurant first opened in 2012 in a beautiful colonial-style villa. The charming […]

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Purist Patisserie – Stunning Boutique Patisserie In The Heartlands Of Kovan

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

Nestled amongst private housing estates in the Lorong Ah Soo neighbourhood, Purist Patisserie is a beautiful boutique patisserie tucked away on the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Kilat. Primarily opened for custom cake orders and collections, this … Continue reading

10 Best Places To Eat In Saigon To Spoil Your Taste Buds

10 Best Places To Eat In Saigon To Spoil Your Taste Buds


Trip101

Saigon - or Ho Chi Minh City - is one of Asia's top foodie hotspots, with restaurants to suit all budgets. Discover the 10 best places to eat in Saigon.

8 Museum Cafés And Restaurants In Singapore To Appreciate Art And Food

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

Over the years, Singapore has attracted numerous influential artists and big-name museum exhibitions—from renown Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to prized specimens from the prestigious Natural History Museum London. In addition to all that rich culture and wonderful art, there are some … Continue reading

Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

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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17 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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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

17 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh - The Travel Ninjas

17 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh - The Travel Ninjas


The Travel Ninjas

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

This Is The Best Vietnamese Food You've Never Tried

This Is The Best Vietnamese Food You've Never Tried


AWOL

It's time to go further than pho.

Vietnamese Pancake

by admin @ Five Oysters

VNĐ 58.000 Try the local pancake – banh xeo, with a mix of meats, vegetables and seafoods – very tasty and attractive. Served with yellow cake flour, fried thin and crispy. Five Oysters bring a harmony of flavors from the combination of fresh ingredients, served with typical fish sauce – from a peaceful and welcoming […]

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Four Day Writing Trip To Cultural Hanoi: Part 2

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Four Day Writing Trip To Cultural Hanoi: Part 2 Read Part 1 here: https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/four-day-writing-trip-to-cultural-hanoi So after getting settled in at the hotel and having a short afternoon siesta, I was ready to hit the streets of cultural Hanoi and see what was happening. The street where my hotel is appears to have gained about 30 […]

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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...

5 nhà hàng Sài Gòn được khách Tây yêu thích

by admin @ Five Oysters

Khách du lịch không chỉ ưa thích phong cách Pháp của La Villa, hương vị Ấn của Baba’s Kitchen, dịch vụ kiểu Nhật của Pizza 4P’s, mà còn thích mê món Việt của nhà hàng Five Oysters và quán cóc The Lunch Lady. Đây đều là những nhà hàng nằm trong danh sách do du […]

Saigoneer Reviews: Five Oysters

by admin @ Five Oysters

Saigoneer Reviews: Five Oysters Five Oysters restaurant is located in the Phan Ngu Lao area surrounded by many other eateries. What it makes Five Oysters different is that unlike most of its neighbouring restaurants, which are owned by foreigners, Five Oysters is owned, managed and run 100% by Vietnamese. A huge menu covers Vietnamese food […]

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...

Hot woks and pho

Hot woks and pho


Traveller

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

The 3 best cafes in Ho Chi Minh

by While Travelling @ While Travelling

Ho Chi Minh has amazing cafes rich in art, local vibes, local dishes and people watching:) As it is generally hot throughout the whole...

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Fried Bee Hoon (Fried Rice Vermicelli)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Prepare rice vermicelli by soaking in warm water until they turn soft. Drain and set aside in a colander to rid of excess water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix chicken slices with cornstarch and 1 tsp soy sauce then, set aside to marinate.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil a frying pan or wok.

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18 Food Places In Jurong East That Are Worth Travelling For

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

There is nowhere as vibrant as Jurong East when it comes to the west side of Singapore. Home to a myriad of food choices and many different types of cuisines, Jurong East is where the residents of the west gather … Continue reading

Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In Vietnam, the average living area of a family of three is around 50 square meters. That means a centrally positioned sofa would be 25 meters from the front door, which is an easily reachable distance to pick something up. With that short distance in mind and considering the global rise in food deliveries that led us to […]

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5 Charming Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - My Amazing Vietnam

5 Charming Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - My Amazing Vietnam


My Amazing Vietnam

In fact Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its excellent selection of top tier restaurants, from Western fusion or Asian food to the authentic Vietnamese cuisine. But there’s nowhere better to enjoy yourself in the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine than in Ho Chi Minh City. The following guide features …

Restaurant Owner Notices Fish Is Still Alive, Releases It Back into Ocean

Restaurant Owner Notices Fish Is Still Alive, Releases It Back into Ocean

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

"I've never seen a fish so tenaciously attached to life," Braghieri said.

The best souvenir I ever bought was…

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...

5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Street Food Friday: Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong)

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

Hey everyone!  AWC here dropping in with some very exciting news… I’m launching a new segment called Street Food Friday! Why? Well, if

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Royal Saigon Restaurant

Royal Saigon Restaurant


Royal Saigon Restaurant

Be our guest, remain as a friend.

5 Places to Enjoy Coffee Time in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

My favorite thing to do in a day is having coffee. I drink coffee before going to work and while taking a break at the office. During my free time, I go to my favorite coffee shop to read a book or write a journal. I go alone or meet with a friend but […]

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10 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Hostelworld

10 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Hostelworld


Hostelworld Blog

This month’s guest expert is Hayley Coleman from TripAdvisor. In this post Hayley introduces us to a selection of best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh.

Tofu Onigirazu (Sushi Tofu Sandwich)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Heat frying pan over medium-high heat. Pan-fry the tofu slices until golden brown and set aside to cool.
  2. To assemble, place a cling wrap on a chopping board and put a sheet of nori seaweed on top (shiny side facing down).
  3. Evenly spread the steamed rice (thinly) to form into a square

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Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide: Where and What to Eat

Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide: Where and What to Eat


A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

Your Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide. An intro to Vietnamese food and where to get the best in HCMC!

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

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Love hoisin sauce with pho and in other Asian dishes? Make it yourself! I didn’t think it would be easy, but for the sake of excellent pho and the desire to offer a gluten-free hoisin recipe in The Pho Cookbook, I experimented for about two weeks to come up with an excellent recipe. Now, you...

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Why is Malaysia’s Awesome Capital Forgotten in the Western World?

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

Modern, gigantic skyscrapers gazing down at centuries-old Chinatown. The smell of curry wafting from a family-owned Indian restaurant, colliding with the aroma of

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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10 Bars In Singapore’s CBD With The Best Happy Hour Deals

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

In Singapore, few things ever come as cheaply as we would prefer (not in the town area at least). After a long, tiring day at work when all you feel like doing is winding down at a spiffy bar, with … Continue reading

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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A dress fit for a wedding… and for the Trans-Siberian train

by Jennifer Makin @ Urban Adventures

Between high school and university, I went to Belgium for a year on Rotary exchange, to improve the French I’d learned at school and experience a different culture. I got along well with all three of my host families, but in the second one, there was a daughter a year...

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

Top 5 Shopping Districts In Seoul You Must Visit For The Latest Korean Trends

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Seoul might as well be known as the city of shopping, with its seemingly endless stretches of streets lined with stores of all kinds. Clothes, shoes, bags, beauty products—you name it, Seoul probably has it. It is basically impossible to … Continue reading

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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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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Everyday #heritage

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

I love going to my work, it’s located in the area of Chinatown in Singapore, with old and colourful shophouses. I’ve been knowing this area for a while but never felt bored of these beautiful houses. There’s always something to discover, as if you see something new. Perpetually.

The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

99 percent of first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City will beeline for Ben Thanh Market in hopes of fulfilling all of their shopping needs. Locals, however, hardly frequent or recommend this market. Though it remains a must-see attraction, there are plenty of other shopping arenas that will delight all shopaholics visiting the city. Here, […]

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A small souvenir that holds big memories of Morocco

by Olivia Saunders @ Urban Adventures

Before returning to New Zealand in 2016, my partner and I spent a number of years seeing as much of the globe as we could, with the time and money we had available. We had been living in Birmingham for two years before our visas ran out, at which point...

Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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

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


SETHLUI.com

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

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

The Best Pho in Saigon - The Christina's Blog

The Best Pho in Saigon - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

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

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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Taste: Ho Chi Minh City

Taste: Ho Chi Minh City


the Guardian

Anthony Bourdain loves the food in Vietnam so much he's planning to move there next year.

Baked Mild Chicken Curry Puffs

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and stir-fry until aromatic.
  2. Add the chicken cubes and stir-fry until half cooked. Then, add curry powder, turmeric, cumin, sugar, black pepper, curry leaves and salt. Stir to mix well and allow to cook for another few minutes.
  3. In

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Lunch in Hoi An, Saigon - the best Vietnamese food restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Lunch in Hoi An, Saigon - the best Vietnamese food restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Si Frew - LUXURY TRAVEL

Lunch in Hoi An, Saigon - the best Vietnamese food restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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The best Pho in Ho Chi Minh - While Travelling

The best Pho in Ho Chi Minh - While Travelling


While Travelling

Pho is a must eat national dish in Vietnam. After trying out a lot of restaurants, I found the best Pho in Ho Chi Minh! You cannot leave without eating Pho!

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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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Year Of The Goat

by admin @ Five Oysters

Dear our valued customers,Please be informed that we are closing from Tuesday 17th Feb. until Monday 23rd Feb. for Vietnamese Tet holiday! We will re-open on Tuesday 24th Feb. Thank you so much for your kind support so far. We wish you all a Happy Tet. Have a great holiday!Chuc Mung Nam Moi!Cheers,Five Oysters team

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

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


Adventure.com

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

Heartland Mall Food Directory

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Photo Credit: Heartland Mall Heartland Mall—located just next to Kovan MRT Station—caters mainly to the residents from the neighbouring housing estates. Although the layout of the mall is such that unit numbers are not used, it is pretty easy to navigate … Continue reading

Where to Have Fun in April

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

When: Saturday, 9 April 2016 – from 4 pm to midnight Where: 3A Station – 3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMc Entrance Fee: VND 139,000. ‘Dream Land’ combines an EDM festival with an outdoor flea market and street art market. With over 40 stores, the flea market will have fashion, food and […]

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Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 1883, Dayton, Ohio restaurateur James Ritty was growing frustrated at his staff. Cash kept going missing and customers thought he was overcharging them. In response, he invented the first ever “incorruptible cashier” or mechanical cash register. It could calculate the total price of each bill, keep a log of each day’s total sales, and […]

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Sterling Fox - Ghost Town

by @ Paste - Recently Added

Sterling Fox - Ghost Town

Home x Gallery by Kouichi Kimura Architects

by Alice @ La Mangosteen @ La Mangosteen

Designed by Kouichi Kimura Architects, this house is characteristic for it multipurpose use. It's a gallery in addition to being a habitable space. The external appearance of the building already suggests the richness of the internal configuration.

Teriyaki Jar

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a bowl, add 5 tbsp teriyaki sauce to chicken tenderloins. Set aside to marinate for 5 mins.
  2. In the meantime, add sushi rice seasoning to rice and mix well.
  3. Add 1 tbsp oil to a pan, and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenderloins and pan-fry for 5-10 mins, or until

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Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

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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7 Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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In northern Vietnam, a piece of unfinished cloth tells a story

by Hannah Crosby @ Urban Adventures

I recently took a trip with my mother through northern Vietnam, and up into the mountainous region that borders Southern China. The people who have lived there for generations are not Vietnamese, but a mix of isolated and unique groups that retain very separate cultural styles — partly due to...

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

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


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Best Places to Eat in Saigon

Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Best Places to Eat in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh City is blessed with fantastic restaurants serving a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine. It is this confluence of food cultures that has made Vietnamese food famed around the world, and brings visitors flocking to sample Saigon’s many fabulous

Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Saigon by Day – Saigon by night

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Saigon by night is a truly remarkable place to be. One thing that has always excited me about big cities is the way they change from day to night. This has never been more true than in Saigon. The streets that are bustling through the day come even more alive at night. It is however […]

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How not to piss off a Parisian

by Bec Pickett @ Urban Adventures

Parisians often carry the reputation of being rude and arrogant — especially to travellers in their city. But this stereotype is dated and, in fact, over the last several years the City of Love has become much more customer service oriented. If there are any rude ones, trust us they’re...

A local’s guide to Stromovka Park in Prague 7 (Holešovice)

by Silvie Pösslová @ Urban Adventures

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Stromovka sounds like your kind of place, local Prague guide Silvie and her team can show you...

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.

Chicken Siew Pau (Baked Flaky BBQ Chicken Buns)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Preparing the filling:

  1. In a frying pan or wok, combine all ingredients except fried onions and cook for about 15 mins over medium-high heat.
  2. Then, add fried onions and cook a further 5 mins.

Preparing the dough:

  1. Dough 1: Using a mixer, combine all Dough 1 ingredients and knead at medium-high speed

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Luke Nguyen's food pho thought

Luke Nguyen's food pho thought


Good Food

From banh mi to rooftop bars, the chef and TV presenter offers his tips for eating in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Ever Heard of a 'Snow Taco'? We Hadn't, Either

Ever Heard of a 'Snow Taco'? We Hadn't, Either

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

One North Carolina reporter says that eating a Waffle House waffle stuffed with snow is totally a thing—in Georgia, or something.

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

by @ The Travel Ninjas

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

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Tomi Lahren's Great-Great-Grandfather Was An Illegal Immigrant Who Probably Forged His Papers

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Tomi Lahren's Great-Great-Grandfather Was An Illegal Immigrant Who Probably Forged His Papers

Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho Recipe — Pressure Cooker and Multicooker Edition!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  Do you cook during the holidays with leftovers in mind? I do. There’s so much involved in pulling off a holiday meal to feed a crowd that I love to bank my efforts by repurposing ingredients and using up scraps. Many Americans make soup from the leftover turkey carcass and vegetable, but what about...

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Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and a Night at the Opera House

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

I have been seriously missing any real culture fix here in Saigon for quite a while. When I was asked by a friend if I fancied going to a night at the Opera House to see a classical concert I jumped at the chance. Saigon’s own HBSO Symphony Orchestra were to present two halves of […]

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On the hunt for Kowloon’s best street food finds

by Emma Caldwell @ Urban Adventures

Street food is the lifeblood of Hong Kong. Behind the flashy expat-friendly high-end eateries and skyscrapers that stretch as far as the eye can see, tiny little noodle houses and produce markets still thrive as locals flock to them in droves to get the freshest and tastiest treats this city...

One of my instagram followers recognized me in Vietnam!

by While Travelling @ While Travelling

I was in Da Lat, the 4th city in my solo female backbacking trip in Vietnam. I celebrated the TED which is the lunar year of...

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

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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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

The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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The Manhattan FISH MARKET – Our Childhood Favourite Introduces CNY Prosperity Treats

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

With over 70 outlets across the world, The Manhattan FISH MARKET certainly needs no further introduction in Singapore. This casual seafood restaurant chain is not one to disappoint when it comes to mouthwatering American-style seafood dishes at very affordable prices. Drawing inspiration … Continue reading

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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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...

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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