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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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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Very Ngon Homewares

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

When Lise Nguyen-Owen came to Vietnam in 2008 to volunteer at a non-governmental organisation, she noticed a disturbing dearth of tea towels. Then she discovered ...

7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

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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How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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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“It was really challenging as we suffered from motion sickness…”-Nabila Asyiqin

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Our next Tripfezroamer is the amazing Nabila Asyiqin! T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… N: I’m Nurul Nabila Asyiqin, a diploma holder in Applied Science. Currently, I’m a fulltime model. I leave out my modeling life when I travel and become a completely different person; more adventurous and I also love backpacking with my friends, or even going solo. T: Where have you been? N: Iran was my 13th country, and still counting. I’ve been to Switzerland, Myanmar, Thai, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, […]

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Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

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

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

“Traveling alone is the best gift you can give yourself!”-Bukhari Nasruddin

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Check out our next Tripfezroamer, Bukhari Nasruddin interview! T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… B: I have always been an achiever,  be it academic or my profession as a banker. I believe in success through hard work and dedication. My motto in life is; ‘If you want something, work hard and you will achieve it. There are no shortcuts’. I’m a progressive thinker and hope to enjoy life to the fullest. T: Where have you been? B: Philippines, thailand, indonesia and saudi arabia. T: What’s your favorite […]

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The Change has Begun

by Vicolo1 @ Vicolo1

The First Pay it forward ticket has been redeemed at 5:30pm on Friday, the 27th of November 2015 ! We were touched by the look on the smiling face of Our new friend, who ran to bring another friend right away ! In the following days, We will begin placing the many tickets that were […]

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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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Prepare to be GOBSMACKED!

by Contributors @ Greenville Journal

In the United Kingdom, if someone says they’re gobsmacked, it means they are utterly astonished. And that’s exactly the promise of “GOBSMACKED!” the a cappella and beatboxing show that plays Monday night at the Peace Center. Featuring an international cast of vocalists along with a world-champion beatboxer, “GOBSMACKED!” highlights the versatility of human voices as […]

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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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Beauty and the bleach

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

Motionless on the footpath of a chaotic street in Vietnam, a girl stared up at a billboard. An image of elegance, the photo was of a woman frozen in a moment of pure joy. As the girl slipped on gloves that ran up to her shoulders, lifted the hood of her jumper and fastened her

23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Sound Bites: Chris Stalcup & Matt Woods, Amber Ikeman, The Return

by Vincent Harris @ Greenville Journal

Songwriters Series w/ Chris Stalcup & Matt Woods Wednesday, Jan. 24 Gottrocks 200 Eisenhower Drive, Greenville 9 p.m. $5 On his most recent album with his band, The Grange, called “Downhearted Fools,” Georgia’s Chris Stalcup sits comfortably on the line between rock and country. Like the Drive-By Truckers or Son Volt before him, Stalcup can […]

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

A small jar of ‘Nam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

A little taste of Vietnam’s rich culture. A small jar of ‘Nam from sjcstudents on Vimeo. Audio sourced from jamendo.com

How to survive gecko-land

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Being a mum of a newborn means long hours of having the baby attached to your chest as she nurses or sleeps (especially if you ...

“I always make sure that I have time to travel…”-Nur Iffa Aqwa

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

‘We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.’ This saying is legit, right? Check out Nur Iffa Aqwa travel experiences… T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… N: Hello there! I studied programming but end up having a career in logistics and shipping sector. I’ve gone through challenging and busy routine and to escape that, I always make sure that I have time to travel and see the world from different perspectives. T: Where have you been? N: I feel so grateful that I’ve been to several countries in Europe such […]

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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Royal Saigon Restaurant

Royal Saigon Restaurant


Royal Saigon Restaurant

Be our guest, remain as a friend.

Cho Ray hospital’s partnership with western medical institutions

by Ruth McCosker @ UQ in Vietnam

Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City welcomes approximately 2500 Western medical students to complete medical placements each year. The partnership between Cho Ray Hospital and Western medical institutions allows for Vietnamese doctors to not only teach, but to also be taught. Ruth McCosker has that story.

“It took me two months to arrive…”- Adib Harith

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Adib has truly enjoyed his Mongolia trip! Check out his travel experience… T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… A: My name is Adib Harith, 27 y/o. Currently living in Gombak Kuala Lumpur. A father, a traveler, and a freelance photographer. My hobby is rock climbing and photography. I really love taking pictures! T: Where have you been? A: UK,France,Senegal,Republic of Guinea, Indonesia,Singapore, Thailand,Cambodia,Vietnam, China,Mongolia,Korea,Japan. T: What’s your favorite place so far? Why? A:  I have to say Mongolia, can’t get over it. That place is magical. People […]

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Please help - Family Trip in the Summer to Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Whistler

by fuchsia @ Fodor's Forum

I am so grateful to everyone who posts travel advice on this forum. I have spent months reading your advice and fine tuning our summer trip. I have...

Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Shelter Collection

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

The Shelter Collection was founded in 2004 by Danish national Ole Riis in collaboration with the Danish Vietnamese Association. Father of two adopted Vietnamese children, ...

What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

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 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

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

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Parade of Hits: Centre Stage’s annual rock ‘n’ roll show will pay homage to some of music’s greatest keyboardists

by Vincent Harris @ Greenville Journal

For the past seven years, one of the most popular performances on Centre Stage’s schedule has been its annual “Rock ’N’ Roll” show. Every year, the show gathers together some of the best and most beloved songs in rock and pop music history under different themes (’80s songs, for example), puts together a great band […]

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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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Carl Jr’s: fastfood in Saigon

Carl Jr’s: fastfood in Saigon


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I didn’t know this fast food brand before I came to Vietnam. I have been to the USA a few times, but I had never seen it (fell in love with U Burger in Boston).   So once I was exploring…

BMW supplier Grupo Antolin expanding its Spartanburg County operations

BMW supplier Grupo Antolin expanding its Spartanburg County operations

by Trevor Anderson @ Greenville Journal

A BMW supplier is growing its operations in Spartanburg County, although details of the expansion remain sparse. Spain-based Grupo Antolin in 2016 added 55,000 square feet to an existing 156,000-square-foot facility on 8.29 acres at 304 John Martin Road, according to Charleston-based Frampton Construction. The company operates a 155,000-square-foot facility on 9.31 acres across the […]

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Are Medellín’s Christmas lights the Best in the World?

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The Porce River isn’t a particularly attractive thing; murky brown water filling a concrete half-pipe, flowing through the centre of Medellín and cutting the city in two. However, for one month…

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Hello HCMC !

by Vicolo1 @ Vicolo1

Welcome to Vicolo1 Our kind of food.. Our team can’t wait to meet you all !  

A Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

After being lost from the tourist map for decades due to the ravages of war, Hanoi has become a mainstay on the majority of backpacker’s trips around South East Asia.…

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

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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Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Al Taglio

by Vicolo1 @ Vicolo1

What is “Al Taglio” ? is it pizza ? is it bread ? maybe focaccia ? Pizza Al Taglio is a variety of pizza baked in large rectangular trays, and generally sold in rectangular or square slices. This type of pizza was invented in Rome, Italy, and is common throughout Italy In the most traditional Italian pizza al […]

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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PSK Christmas Promo

PSK Christmas Promo

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

I can’t recommend enough the use of Essential Oils and how it has helped in the overall wellness of our family. I really started out as a skeptic and even in my oily journey, I really check, double-check things because … Continue reading

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Visit Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, and Petite France on a Day Tour from Seoul

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

Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it's a curious place that's unlike anything we've ever visited. There's a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.

Living on the Edge: Cycling Bolivia’s Death Road

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

As soon as the liquid hit my lips it felt as though my whole mouth was on fire. Within seconds my eyes were streaming. “Don’t worry, It’ll give you courage!”…

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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

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 →

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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“…the guide told us to walk closely together and remind us not to run if something happens…”- Adela Roslan

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Adela has some pretty interesting travel experiences to share… T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so? A: First of all, unlike any others who travel to see those places and food, I travel to see the mountains. I weigh 48kg and stand 153cm tall, have summited more than 100 different mountains (so far), and it couldn’t be better. I’m a PR and Event executive at a local publishing company. T: Where have you been? A: Mountains… Everywhere, mostly in Malaysia because tropical rainforests are intimidating. T: What’s […]

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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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12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Beef Jerky Papaya Salad (Goi Kho Bo) in Ho Chi Minh City

Beef Jerky Papaya Salad (Goi Kho Bo) in Ho Chi Minh City


The Christina's Blog

Ever tried Som Tam in Thailand? Well, Vietnam has a better version - Goi Kho Bo. Read on to find out more about this dish and where to find it in Saigon!

Researchers fight to eliminate malaria from Vietnam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

John Bryant has this radio report on the growing efforts to wipe out the threat of malaria across Vietnam.

Vietnam Food And Beverage Market Research Insights - Vietcetera

Vietnam Food And Beverage Market Research Insights - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

This article pictures the vietnamese food and beverage sector. From Saigon to Hanoi, main cities can see an evolution of their inhabitants consumtion.

Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

We ended 2017 with a road trip to Dalat to celebrate the start of the year 2018. Kinda weird writing that sentence. So anyhoo, it’s not our first trip to Dalat but we’ve always been clueless as to where we … Continue reading

A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Solo Travel

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Peace and quiet can be hard to come by in Hanoi’s old quarter. The square kilometre of sooty streets and tangled telephone wires is a constant cacophony of rasping scooter engines,…

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Saigon street food:  'There's no future for my son selling food this way'

Saigon street food: 'There's no future for my son selling food this way'


the Guardian

Vietnamese street food is modernising with western tourists using YouTube and local blogs to find the best dishes, but 78% of vendors still work illegally

FUH - Vietnamese Fast Casual

FUH - Vietnamese Fast Casual


fuh

FuhChicago Vietnamese fast casual joint with a focus on pho

The Top Business-to-Business Marketing Trends of 2018

The Top Business-to-Business Marketing Trends of 2018

by Guest Contributor @ Greenville Journal

By Brian Gallagher Vice president, marketing, O’Neal Inc. Technology and consumer behavior continue to evolve, having a significant impact on how business-to-business marketers plan and execute their tactics. The “rules” change on a regular basis, so keeping a pulse on current trends will help firms improve their marketing effectiveness in 2018. Key trends to watch: […]

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

McDonald's opens first location in Vietnam; Big Macs but no McPho?

McDonald's opens first location in Vietnam; Big Macs but no McPho?


latimes.com

The Big Mac has arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, marking the opening of the first McDonald's location in Vietnam. The Golden Arches restaurant will also be Vietnam's first drive-through. 

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

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

A Walk Through Wartime Warsaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The narrow, cobbled road beside Warsaw’s Park Ogród Krasińskich used to be one of the city’s busiest streets, although nowadays you wouldn’t be able to tell. The buildings that used to…

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Budget Travellers or Cheapskates?

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

This is probably a bit contentious but today I am going to write about the plethora of stories that are cropping up on social media ...

Portugal - Colares (Sintra), Evora, and Lisbon

by runawaybunny @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are travelling to Portugal for 12 days at the end of February. What tours, classes, restaurants, museums might you suggest we...

Food Trip: Kingscross

Food Trip: Kingscross

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago when I brought my son to American Eye Center in Crescent Plaza for check up, we saw that a new restaurant just opened, Kingscross. Honestly, we’ve been really sad that NYDC has closed in this … Continue reading

Vietnamese students look to study abroad

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

After completing their education, many Vietnamese students hope to pursue further study abroad to improve their job prospects and foreign language skills in the increasingly global market. Australia is currently the leading study destination for Vietnamese students. Correspondingly, education-related travel services are Australia’s single largest export to Vietnam, accounting for $872 million in 2013. Each year

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

Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

How do I delete my own posts?

by Bokhara2 @ Fodor's Forum

I wish to delete a number of my own posts. Would you please advise how I do that? If I chose to delete all of my posts, over an 11 year period,...

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Girl Power: Benefit show aims to help jump-start Upstate chapter of Girls Rock Camp Alliance

by Vincent Harris @ Greenville Journal

In early 2017, University of South Carolina graduate student Victoria White landed an internship with Girls Rock Columbia, the local branch of a nonprofit organization called the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. The GRCA is an international coalition of organizations whose shared mission is to empower girls, women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people through music and arts […]

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Asiana Food Town

Asiana Food Town


Trip by Skyscanner

Check out Asiana Food Town's reviews, photos and more on Skyscanner

5 Muslim Friendly Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand [2018 Guide]

by natalija @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Bangkok is known as a fun-filled party land and (for most of us who have not been there) may seem the furthest thing from being Halal. However, did you know that there are around 6.3 million Muslims in Thailand and an estimated 265,000 to 1 million Muslims in Bangkok alone? And that’s not to count Muslim visitors coming to the country. And thus Thailand is putting a lot of attention in making the country more Muslim friendly. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a mobile app called ‘Thailand Muslim Friendly’ that allows users to look up Muslim-friendly attractions […]

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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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Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

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

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

Vietnamese Pho Chain Takes on U.S. Competition

Vietnamese Pho Chain Takes on U.S. Competition


NPR.org

As KFC and other U.S. fast-food chains spread in Vietnam, a local entrepreneur is trying to blunt the Americans' corporate invasion. Ly Qui Trung has expanded his noodle chain to more than 50 stores in Vietnam and overseas.

InvestSouth aquires Interim HealthCare of Greenville

by Staff @ Greenville Journal

The acquisition became effective Jan. 1, according to a news release. Interim HealthCare of Greenville provides home health, hospice, and personal care services across six Upstate counties. The company’s name will be changed to Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, but local leadership will remain the same. Charyl Schroeder will continue as CEO and member of […]

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Where Should i Visit in Queensland

by seamuspie @ Fodor's Forum

Im currently booked to go to Airlie Beach in February but have taken a month off work and would like to visit a few places in Queensland. What do you...

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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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5 Signs Your Training Efforts Are Failing

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We have again gone full circle… a new year has started… what does 2018 hold for you? Is this going to be the year you ...

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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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

Banh Mi VS Fast Food: The Economics of a Meal

Banh Mi VS Fast Food: The Economics of a Meal


Vietnamese Food Lovers

International fast food chains have been doing well across the continent but for some reason, they are struggling in Vietnam. What happened?

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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We Love These 5 Halal Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City!

We Love These 5 Halal Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City!


Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Vietnam is becoming more and more a favourite destination amongst Malaysians and international travellers. Its economy is booming, and there are so many interesting places that we can visit or acti…

A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

Geneva to Zermatt transportation advice

by alden615 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all! I am excited to take my first ski trip to Europe at the end of Feb. I am wondering if I should buy my ticket from Geneva->Zermatt in...

Beyond Advertising: 5 steps to holistically elevate your company profile

Beyond Advertising: 5 steps to holistically elevate your company profile

by Guest Contributor @ Greenville Journal

By Marion Crawford President and CEO, Crawford Strategies As businesses grow, they face the question of how to begin investing in marketing to support their progress and build their brand. For many businesses, paid advertising is a good first answer. It offers the opportunity to reach a targeted audience quickly and with your preferred messaging. […]

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The Charcoal vs Gas Grill Debate Comes Home to Roost

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

Never thought I would be the person who jumps into the charcoal vs gas grill debate. Because somehow, don’t ask me how, I’ve managed to live through 65 years of my life without a gas grill. Charcoal always seemed simple and easy. Especially if you use a charcoal chimney to start the briquettes. Not to […]

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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

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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Where Should i Visit in Queensland

by seamuspie @ Fodor's Forum

Im currently booked to go to Airlie Beach in February but have taken a month off work and would like to visit a few places in Queensland. What do you...

Open House Sunday: Four Bedroom Pool Home in Greenhaven

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

Are you looking for an affordable four bedroom pool home in Greenhaven? It seems so many buyers are getting priced out of the market, which makes this new listing is an excellent opportunity for those who are ready to act. It’s not every day you find a home ready to move into and with a […]

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Geneva to Zermatt transportation advice

by alden615 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all! I am excited to take my first ski trip to Europe at the end of Feb. I am wondering if I should buy my ticket from Geneva->Zermatt in...

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Western Fastfood in Ho Chi Minh City

Western Fastfood in Ho Chi Minh City


Hello Saigon!

When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, I urge you to try Vietnamese cuisine! To get you started, you can see my list in 2012 which yes, I have to update. Vietnamese food is just so good, I tell yah! Here&…

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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Portugal - Colares (Sintra), Evora, and Lisbon

by runawaybunny @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are travelling to Portugal for 12 days at the end of February. What tours, classes, restaurants, museums might you suggest we...

Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How do I delete my own posts?

by Bokhara2 @ Fodor's Forum

I wish to delete a number of my own posts. Would you please advise how I do that? If I chose to delete all of my posts, over an 11 year period,...

Homestay at Dalat

Homestay at Dalat

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

For our latest stay in Dalat, we decided to again book through Airbnb. We had a good experience with Cozy House a couple of years ago and wanted to stay there again but it was already fully booked for the … Continue reading

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Exploring Wroclaw’s Beautiful Christmas Market

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The well-wrapped crowds move together under the flickering pinpricks of a thousand glowing fairy lights. A chorus of carols blends perfectly with a rattling of sleigh bells and the excited…

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Can You Hear The Sound When Your Cat Purrs?

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

There’s this cat in London who purrs as loud as a lawnmower. His name is Smokey. This cat purrs at 73 to 80 decibels. depending on which news report you read. If I had a cat like that, I’d kick him out of bed. Heck, I’d banish him to the garage. Or at the very […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

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

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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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


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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

Korean Food Guide: 44 Things to Eat in Seoul, South Korea and Where to Try Them

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

As delicious and universally appealing as Korean barbecue is, I've learned that there's so much more to the cuisine than just bulgogi and galbi. Things like ganjang gejang, jokbal, and naengmyeonaren't as well known outside of Korea but they are dishes well worth flying for.

Fat or famished: striking a nutritional balance in Vietnam

by Thea Halpin @ UQ in Vietnam

Despite the growing wealth in Vietnam the nation is experiencing a double burden of poor child nutrition. While some children suffer from malnutrition, obesity levels are also rising rapidly. Thea Halpin looks into why Vietnam is struggling to strike a nutritional balance.    

United Community Bank’s lending services to grow through acquisition

United Community Bank’s lending services to grow through acquisition

by Trevor Anderson @ Greenville Journal

Greenville-based United Community Bank Inc., the holding company for United Community Bank, announced on Jan. 8 it agreed to purchase NLFC Holdings Corp. for $130 million. NLFC is the parent company of Florida-based Navitas, a specialty lender founded in 2008 that provides equipment finance credit services to small and medium-sized businesses nationwide. Navitas will continue […]

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Smashing Day

Smashing Day

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Because it’s the start of the year, I make a long list of resolutions — at least in my mind. To make things simple and doable, I just promised myself I’d like to get back to some sport activities. Today, … Continue reading

Croatia Towns/Islands Suggestions

by abs004 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello all. I�m looking for thoughts on a trip to Croatia in late Sept/early Oct for 2 weeks. We are experienced travelers but have not been to...

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

Com tho ga – claypot chicken rice

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

According to the worldwide web, cooking in unglazed pots has been around since Roman times, or 27BC. Cooking rice in claypots is also thousands of ...

Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Airport - Ho Chi Minh City

Airport - Ho Chi Minh City


My Guide Vietnam

Our guide to Airport - Ho Chi Minh City by our Vietnam local expert - Built by the French during the 1930’s and then expanded into a military airbase by the ...

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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Exploring Saigon

Exploring Saigon

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they know and would … Continue reading

2018 Soft Drink Trends

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We talked last year about this year’s alcoholic drink trends, so this month we’re looking at soft drink trends. Don’t underestimate the soft drink market ...

A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

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

A year in Review: My Favourite Destinations, Experiences and Blog Posts of 2017

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

I prefaced last year’s roundup with a note that, for the world as a whole, 2016 had been a veritable dumpster fire of a year. We all knew it would…

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Please help - Family Trip in the Summer to Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Whistler

by fuchsia @ Fodor's Forum

I am so grateful to everyone who posts travel advice on this forum. I have spent months reading your advice and fine tuning our summer trip. I have...

The price of Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Young people in Vietnam are becoming increasingly sexually liberated, as experts raise concerns for the sexual health of their youth. Referred to as Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’, views on tradition, marriage and sexuality are being rejected by younger generations. Research from the Ministry of Education and Training found that half of Vietnamese minors admitted to being

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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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

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

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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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

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…

Muslim Travel: 5 Places for Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City

Muslim Travel: 5 Places for Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City


TripZilla

Hunt down these halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City for Vietnamese food, Malaysian food and more!

Will Cook for Food – One Chef’s Tip for Eating AMAZING Food While Traveling

by Jakob Polaco @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Learn about the practice of “staging” where a cook can work (and eat) under chefs from around the world, for short unpaid apprenticeships, in exchange for experience.

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago, I co-hosted an Essential Oils 101 and Mini Oily Guru Workshop, together with my good friend Ruth. Ruth opened her home to seven awesome ladies who wanted to learn a bit more about why we … Continue reading

Bartenders You Should Know: Zachary Calfee, Roost

by Ariel Turner @ Greenville Journal

Bartenders You Should Know: Zachary Calfee, Roost Chances are, if you order a whiskey cocktail at the Roost bar, bartender Zachary Calfee will convince you to give James E. Pepper whiskey a shot. And he’ll sell it to you in his signature high-energy, rapid-fire manner that will convince you of both its historic importance to […]

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Photo Diary: Snapshots of People in Vietnam

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Vietnam is infinitely photogenic. From the serene beaches of Phu Quoc to the monumental limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the decaying facades of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the lantern strewn streets…

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Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

English language to bolster Vietnamese economy

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

No longer a small rural town, Da Nang is home to the English Learning Institute. The first high-rise to establish itself in 2006, it now sits amongst Da Nang’s bustling city life. As 2020 nears, the ELI is working with The University of Queensland to improve the English language proficiency of native speaking teachers and

Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

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

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Everland Resort: What to Do at South Korea’s Biggest Theme Park

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

Everland Resort is a Korean theme park located about 36 km from Seoul in Yongin City. It's South Korea's biggest theme park, receiving around 7.3 million visitors annually. Its most popular attractions include T Express, the world's steepest wooden rollercoaster, and Panda World, which is home to a pair of giant pandas.

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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Obesity in Asia: American Fast Food Is Fare for the Rich | The Tyee

Obesity in Asia: American Fast Food Is Fare for the Rich | The Tyee


The Tyee

'Now that I have money, I let my son eat what he wants.'

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Locally owned KidZone drop-in day care to open this spring

Locally owned KidZone drop-in day care to open this spring

by Ariel Turner @ Greenville Journal

The second hourly drop-in day care to enter the Greenville market is under construction at 21 Orchard Park Drive, near Haywood Road. KidZone, a non-franchise concept owned by local residents Brock and Donna Quinn, will open this spring in the former grocery store space in the Orchard Village shopping center. The first drop-in day care […]

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Fast food in Saigon: Wrap & Roll

Fast food in Saigon: Wrap & Roll


Muffin Top

This is my first time back to Saigon since 2004. Massive construction around district 1 lets me know that the economy is booming. Nowhere is this more evident than in the gastronomic sector. Beyond…

Restaurants announced for Euphoria’s ‘A Southern Remedy: Comfort Food, Booze & Tunes’

by Ariel Turner @ Greenville Journal

To chase away the winter blues, Euphoria, Greenville’s food, wine, and music festival, will host “A Southern Remedy: Comfort Food, Booze & Tunes” from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Revel, 304 E. Stone Ave. The second annual event will highlight newcomers to the Upstate’s culinary scene, with a strong showing from new Travelers […]

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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

Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

Croatia Towns/Islands Suggestions

by abs004 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello all. I�m looking for thoughts on a trip to Croatia in late Sept/early Oct for 2 weeks. We are experienced travelers but have not been to...

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Sharing with you this year’s English Mass schedule for Christmas and NY. If you need the full document with the map, please email hellosaigoncity@gmail.com. Have a meaningful Christmas everyone!

Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe

Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe


Man Vs Globe

Saigon is a city that lives with the constant hum of motorcycles. All day and night a cacophony of horns and revving engines reverberate through the streets as the city’s 7.4…

7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam

7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

Planning your travel to Vietnam? Here's some reasons to eat street food in this wonderful country.

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