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New L.A. Breweries, Nitro Merlin + January Anniversaries

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Someone “liberated” a “tarantula” in a “common space” in “Hermosa” while a “Dojo” searches for Dankness masters, but it all flows back to the fact that it is “Chinatown.” Yes, that was a bit of tortured prose, but references some new breweries that are planning on opening in 2018. A partial list of interest includes the following breweries. Tarantula Hill Brewing Company will be the first brewery in Thousand Oaks thanks to a 2016 change in zoning regulations. Named after the tallest point in Thousand Oaks, this possible July opener will also serve Neapolitan pizza and homemade ice cream. Common Space Brewery will be joining Hawthorne’s suddenly hot scene this fall, following L.A. Ale Works to the land of SpaceX. Liberation Brewing Company adds to the growing list of Long Beach breweries when it lands in the city’s Bixby Knolls area. The brewery is fronted by Dan Regan, former member of renowned local ska band, Reel Big Fish. Hermosa Brewing Company eschews the beach moniker and will also be serving up food alongside beer. They look to be opening earlier this year, rather than later. Modern Times will be opening their first Los Angeles location, the Dankness Dojo, at Olive...

New L.A. Breweries, Nitro Merlin + January Anniversaries

5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Ironsmith Coffee Roasters Turmeric Ginger Latte (Drink of the Week)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

I’ve recently been visiting Ironsmith Coffee Roasters in Encinitas on Sundays to enjoy delectable baked goods from Crystal White and Wayfarer Bread, but the coffee bar is worth visiting in its own right. Raul Macias and Matt Delarosa launched Ironsmith to start 2015 and they’ve managed to accomplish a lot in a small space on Coast Highway. The art-lined cafe with black steel and light wood color scheme roasts coffee beans in-house and brews using a variety of methods. They take the process seriously and consider artistry when presenting drinks, even coffee-free drinks. Turmeric Ginger Latte ($5) is a recent triumph featuring raw spices, honey, and a choice of milk. Each latte is available either hot or over ice. Order the drink hot and each latte is steamed with a little bit of coconut oil to help the flavors bind together. The kicker is a fresh-cracked black pepper shower that adds contrast and a bit more spice.

Ironsmith Coffee Roasters Turmeric Ginger Latte (Drink of the Week)

Exotic Saigon - Street Foods - Rice 'n Flour

Exotic Saigon - Street Foods - Rice 'n Flour


Rice 'n Flour

You can’t say you have had a taste of Saigon if you haven’t experienced stopping at a small food stall and order a local dish. Street foods take a special part of my childhood memory, and are truly the essence of Saigon’s cuisine. In this post I will introduce three very popular street foods that …

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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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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Top 5 Places to Get a Tattoo in Ho Chi Minh City - The Christina's Blog

Top 5 Places to Get a Tattoo in Ho Chi Minh City - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Should travelers consider getting a tattoo in Ho Chi Minh City? My answer is yes and here’s why and where you can get some of the best work done!

10 Best Ho Chi Minh City Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Saigon

10 Best Ho Chi Minh City Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Saigon


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The best Ho Chi Minh City dishes are well regarded as nutritious, savoury, and hearty delights that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Some of the defining traits in Vietnamese cuisine include rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef, as well as various fresh herbs

Exotic Vietnam city & beach holiday

Exotic Vietnam city & beach holiday


Secret Escapes

An 11 or 13-night Vietnam city-and-beach hop, with three stunning hotels - includes breakfast, spa treatments, all travel and perks

by canadianbeef @ Canadian Beef

Beef Beyond Borders Kicking off #beefbeyondborders the best way we know how, beer and beef of course! On Friday, December 8th Canada Beef heads to the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where Chef Mathieu of Canada Beef, Chef Anton of the Philippines and Chef Jean-Francois of the Fairmont will collaborate for a one of a […]

15 foodie things you must do in Newcastle, NSW | HUNTERhunter

15 foodie things you must do in Newcastle, NSW | HUNTERhunter


HunterHunter

Newcastle's food scene has come along way, here is a list of 15 foodie things you must do this Summer. What's on in Newcastle? HUNTERhunter

Trust Way Burger (Dose of Vitamin P)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Weekend brunch is a way of life in laid-back San Diego. After training for triathlons, going for their morning jog, or catching a few waves, people flood open-air restaurants to refuel (and then some). I’m not even training for anything, but was happy to carbo- and protein-load at TRUST Restaurant in an industrial, mixed-use Hillcrest building. Brad Wise runs TRUST and nearby Hundred Proof. His original restaurant features a glass and steel patio with red chairs; the dining room touts an open kitchen and diagram of pork parts, one of which tops a devastating “Trust Way” burger. Wood Grilled Burger ($14) is a beast at its core, with a juicy, well-seared patty piled with Asiago cheese, savory bacon-tomato jam, tangy pickled onions, and arugula on a soft poppy seed bun that soaks up the beef’s juices. Sure, each burger comes with skin-on French fries, but you should also bolster your burger by ordering Trust Way ($3). That means with house-cured, braised bacon and a sunny side egg that washes over the burger’s substantial, but balanced ingredients. Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Trust Way Burger (Dose of Vitamin P)

EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS WEEK IN SAIGON

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

Saigon is well into the swing of the begining of the year, and there's a feeling of festivity in the air!

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

Things to know about Saigon

by Digital Marketing @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

Ho Chi Minh City  Saigon has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories. If you’re looking for Top 10 restaurants to see and enjoy in Ho chi Minh city, check out this topic … to discover little-known sites, talk

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MYTHICAL HOTEL IN SAIGON: THE MAJESTIC

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

The Majestic hotel, one of the most elegant and known hotels from the French colonial time in Saigon

Savory Vietnamese Dishes – A Look Into The “Bun” Family (Part One)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

I was sitting by the vendor that late Tuesday night, enjoying every single drop of the broth from my favorite “Bun Rieu” and thinking why do foreigners only know about “Pho”, “Banh Mi”, etc. when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine? Because there are more to what Viets eat, there are more to what tourists attractions in […]

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Wide Eyes Open Palms The Schmancy (Drink of the Week)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Seasonal comfort food and specialty coffee has become much more prominent pairing in L.A. County since SQIRL and G&B Coffee co-habitated in 2012. Chef Kat McIver and partner/barista Angie Evans execute both facets beautifully in Long Beach at Wide Eyes Open Palms, which started at the Sunday Alamitos Bay Farmers Market and now exists near 4th Street’s Retro Row. The concept is clearly derivative of SQIRL, but has developed a distinctive charm. Brunch is the star at this tiny, but airy space that includes twin wood counters, art-lined white walls, and two sidewalk tables. WEOP celebrates multiple coffee roasters, rotating between beans from West Coast companies like Four Barrel from San Francisco, Heart from Portland, and during my visit, Augie’s Coffee from Redlands. Their two-group La Marzocco espresso machine helps fuel classics, plus specialty drinks like peppermint mocha and ginger cinnamon latte. The Schmancy ($5.50) is a cold brew mocktail inspired by the Old Fashioned, a cocktail that typically includes either Bourbon or Rye whiskey, a sugar cube, Angostura bitters, one Luxardo cherry, and often an orange peel garnish. In this case, Evans favors chocolatey, fruity coffees from countries like Ethiopia and Guatemala. [This version featured Guatemalan coffee from Augie’s.]...

Wide Eyes Open Palms The Schmancy (Drink of the Week)

San Juan offers info on how to prepare for natural disasters

San Juan offers info on how to prepare for natural disasters

by Fred Swegles @ Orange County Register

City Hall is reminding residents, following catastrophic recent mudslides in Montecito, that it’s prudent to make plans to be self-sufficient for at least seven days if any kind of major disaster strikes locally. The website ready.gov provides checklists and tips for assembling a family emergency plan, City Manager Ben Siegel said in a community announcement. […]

The Authentic Taste Of Saigon

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Just imagine going to a whole different country, meeting the young and dynamic local people that are willing to take you to explore the best traditional food that you will never find on the Internet. What can possibly be more fun? 😉 Riding scooters, Eating vendors 6.45am, Tran Thi Thu Hong (senior at Foreign Trade […]

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Exotic foods find Tucson fans

Exotic foods find Tucson fans


Arizona Daily Star

Tucson is a burgeoning international city of immigrants, cosmopolitan restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, bright-eyed students and passionate foodies. You can find almost anything here. In the spirit of our growing diversity, we

2018 Beer Predictions, Nice Chucks + January Plan

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

It is time to gaze into the crystal ball. Don’t shake it or the yeast will start swirling amidst the hazy IPA inside. Here is what I think could happen in the world of independent beer in 2018. 1. Each year it seems that breweries get the idea that they should sell to the large Los Angeles beer market. We reap the benefit for a few months, but then the distribution flags and poof!; the brewery retreats. I expect this to happen again, but with more breweries flowing out than coming in for the first time. 2. 22-ounce bombers will fade quicker this year as more 16-ounce cans and 32-ounce crowlers take over. We are already seeing the re-emergence of the six-pack as well. 3. Taproom-only releases will start to be seen on beer shop shelves and more kegs will be spotted as well. Beer has to be made to a certain scale and if the beer sits at a brewery too long, it will eventually make its way elsewhere. 4. There will be at least four big buyouts / purchases as consolidation starts to take hold but SABInBev and their High End portfolio might be silent this year. 5.THE...

2018 Beer Predictions, Nice Chucks + January Plan

Costa Mesa partners with luxury Newport Beach animal hospital for short-term shelter services, including cat condos

Costa Mesa partners with luxury Newport Beach animal hospital for short-term shelter services, including cat condos

by Louis Casiano @ Orange County Register

Costa Mesa will partner with a luxury Newport Beach animal hospital to house its stray animals on a temporary basis while it looks for a long-term animal care provider, the city announced Friday, Jan. 19. The shelter services contract with the Newport Center Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel Suites will span several months at a cost […]

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

Creepy Vietnamese foods in one adventurous meal.

Creepy Vietnamese foods in one adventurous meal.


The Travel Ninjas

Read about we ate some creepy Vietnamese food like tarantulas, scorpions, lizards and live worms in one adventurous meal.

A Special Weekend in June at the Summer Festival in Franciacorta

by Caterina Zanzi @ A Place in Milan

Ideas for a dreamy weekend in June? Have a look at the program for the Summer Festival in Franciacorta: two days of wine, good food and nature!

A Lesson from the Beautiful People of Myanmar

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

“When I grow up I want to be a tourist,” he said. I had not noticed his presence until he spoke. He must have quietly sat next to me while I stared at the sunrise that was now silhouetting the sprawling complex of ancient temples scattered across the landscape beneath us. Our legs dangled off
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A Romantic Weekend in the Langhe: What to See and Where to Eat in the Hills

by Caterina Zanzi @ A Place in Milan

Discover the Langhe, located just an hour and a half outside Milan: here are all my favourite places in the area from wine cellars to delicious meals and beautiful green hills!

5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Appetizer Bites Perfect for Any Holiday Gathering

by canadianbeef @ Canadian Beef

Transplants Brewing Turns 2, Ceremony + Anna’s Cider

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

I finally made a second visit north to Palmdale to join in festivities for the Transplants Brewing second anniversary bash. I was surprised at the variety of beers on offer (32 all told) as well as their growth in the brewing. I sampled eight beers from the list and was impressed by all save one that was probably just too green (The Bible Salesman). I really liked the Mecha Pronghorn that was one of many beers aged in Koval barrels. The Imperial Stout had loads of chocolate taste to it and was very smooth. I also tasted my first pastry stout with a great name of Cut & Pastry. It certainly did have a doughy sort of taste to it and though not my favorite was certainly well executed. IPA-wise, I tasted CatBirD which was brewed with Hop Hash and Hemp CBD; it tasted very nice with a near NE haziness to it. Fringe Element was a bit strong for an “IPA for Everybody” but I liked the taste of it and it paled to the two over 10% Triple IPAs on offer. Going back to the dark side, the Ultra Double Filbert was probably my second favorite after Mecha....

Transplants Brewing Turns 2, Ceremony + Anna’s Cider

‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Top 10 restaurants to see and enjoy Ho chi Minh city best price

by Digital Marketing @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

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Bungee Jump Accident in Peru and the Loss of a Penis

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

I was eager to put our near-death experience behind us. “Let’s go, it’ll be fun!” I told Princess. We had started calling him Princess during our disastrous Andean trek. By the time we crossed the snowline, he was suffering from altitude sickness, infected foot blisters, food poisoning and hypothermia. Eventually, he got so ill that
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Banh mi is the most popular Saigon street food

by Digital Marketing @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

Bánh mì is among the most popular and ubiquitous street foods in Saigon. Walk any street in Saigon and you’re likely to find at least one street food vendor smearing a small baguette with pâté,

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

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


Orange County Register

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

Cozy Cooking to Come Home To

by Joyce @ Canadian Beef

With winter’s drama so far, it just might be time for even the toughest Canadians to abandon their barbecue and hunker down in the kitchen. It’s a comforting feeling to have the stove running with a steaming pot on top or a bake in the oven. Take the ski mitts off and put on some […]

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

Food on Wheels – Saigon street food

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

When in Saigon one may very likely to find a food cart on the street, apart from a numerous amount of street food stores and small restaurants. It is like the typical image of this beautiful and thriving city. Food on carts vary, from tropical fruit to the worldwide-famous Banh Mi and many other dishes. […]

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EXOTIC FOOD ADVENTURE

EXOTIC FOOD ADVENTURE


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Yeu Saigon Cafe covers all the bases of Vietnamese cuisine.Vietnamese food may not be really popular in Indonesia compared to other Asian food such as Japanese or Thai but it sh

The Deck - The Romantic Restaurant In Saigon » Exotic Voyages

The Deck - The Romantic Restaurant In Saigon » Exotic Voyages


Exotic Voyages

The Deck Saigon is a familiar name to those who enjoy romantic restaurant. The restaurant is situated along Saigon River. The location is not hard to find. Go along Xuan Thuy Street, turn right at Thao Dien, and then turn left at Tran Ngoc Dien, continue about 100 meters before turning right at Nguyen U Di. The Deck Saigon located in the very tranquil space of An Phu area is worth being visited and will not make you disappointed. The staffs always smile friendly to greet customers. The entrance of the restaurant shows courteousness in the way of putting lights and...

by canadianbeef @ Canadian Beef

LIVE from Wild Rose Brewery with three chefs, three dishes and the brewmaster's beer pairings #craftbeefandbrew Posted by Canadian Beef on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Spicy Saigon Beef Burger - Canadian Beef

Spicy Saigon Beef Burger - Canadian Beef


Canadian Beef

Spicy Saigon Beef Burger by Canadian Beef

Kitchenette Pork Posole Verde (Dose of Vitamin P)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Bishop-born brothers Michael Kobayashi and chef Chris Kobayashi opened Artisan in Paso Robles, setting the bar for seasonal comfort food in the then-sleepy Central Coast town. In the past decade-plus, the area’s shown a far deeper culinary commitment level. Competition has grown, but Artisan continues to thrive. The brothers moved Artisan to Paso’s main square in 2013 and extended south in 2015, opening a cafe-bakery called Kitchenette in neighboring Templeton. Kitchenette limits their menu to breakfast and lunch. From 8 a.m. to noon, the Kobayashi brothers serve great versions of American classics like ricotta pancakes and corned beef hash, plus several Mexican dishes. I enjoyed their play on pork posole verde, a hearty Mexican hominy stew. They favor a thicker broth with a moderate amount of spice and tang. They pile on juicy seared pork chunks, quarter-sized cuts of linguica, creamy avocado, crunchy cabbage, savory crumbled feta, punchy jalapeño, and clipped chives. A crispy fried soft-boiled egg is sliced in half and sports gooey a yolk that draws the eye. Not all ingredients are Mexican, but it’s clear the Kobayashi brothers are familiar with the dish, and represent it well. Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from...

Kitchenette Pork Posole Verde (Dose of Vitamin P)

Vegetarian Dishes

by admin @ Miss Saigon

Vegetarian Dishes are available at Miss Saigon!

Menu

by reyalonzo @ Noodle Saigon

At Noodle Saigon, when you step through our doors, you will be immediately surrounded by a welcoming atmosphere and comfortable seating. Sample our delicious dishes, wonderful aromas, and outstanding service and you will be treated to a dining experience that is beyond compare. Click Here For Our Menu  

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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5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Che (Vietnamese sweet beverage or dessert soup or pudding)

by Digital Marketing @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

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Saigon's Luong Son Quan - Bo Tung Xeo: Beer Garden Vietnamese Style - LovingPho.com

Saigon's Luong Son Quan - Bo Tung Xeo: Beer Garden Vietnamese Style - LovingPho.com


LovingPho.com

Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo is a great place to hang out for diner, lots of drinking, and of course, friends. On the menu are exotic dishes for "nhậu," the Vietnamese term for eating and drinking, with emphasis on the drinking part.

Top 10 things to see in Ho Chi Minh City Tour

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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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Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game

Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game

by Michael Sohn @ tucson.com - RSS Results

Hertha's scorer Davie Selke, left, and his teammates celebrate the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Dortmund in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

The Taste of Vietnam with Saigon Food Tour

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

As the rain started to pour down in Saigon, exotic smells evaporated from the worn cement roads.  It was over 100 degrees out and we were constantly pulling our clothes from our skin.  The locals protected themselves with plastic coverings and the street venders started closing up shop as the rain fell and we prepared for […]

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

Exotic roses enchant growers in Ho Chi Minh City - Tuoi Tre News

Exotic roses enchant growers in Ho Chi Minh City - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

A pot of imported roses can fetch VND8 million (US$349)

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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Best Vietnamese food and beverages

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Say A [Official Music Video] Prod. by Ness

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

     

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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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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Savory Vietnamese Dishes – A Look Into The “Bun” Family (Part Two)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Following the last entry, us Saigon Food Tour is going to introduce you to more of the “Bun” family. But this time, these bowls of “Bun” will be more different and they are not so well-known by travellers as well. 3. Bún thịt nướng ( Chargrilled pork patties with herbs vermicelli ) I know we all like our […]

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Rawle Alkins to play vs Stanford on Saturday

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Rawle Alkins to play vs Stanford on Saturday

by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star @ tucson.com - RSS Results

The sophomore wing practiced Friday and is "doing well," UA coach Sean Miller said.

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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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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A dinner at Agriturismo Amici della Ratta, Surrounded by Vineyards and Green Hills

by Caterina Zanzi @ A Place in Milan

We tried Amici della Ratta, an agriturismo at an hour from Milan, immersed in the green hills of the Curone Valley!

HAPPY VIETNAMESE WOMEN’S DAY: FLOWERS AND GIFTS

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Women of Vietnam have two holidays to celebrate – Mother’s Day, coinciding with International Women’s Day and Vietnamese Women’s Day. The latter, that falls on October 20 every year, has a significant importance for the Vietnamese women. On October 20, 1930 the women of Vietnam united against imperialism and created a special organization, that later […]

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SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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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

When Being the Messiah Goes Really, Really Wrong (featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition: Travel Nightmares)

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

“Remember, left is right and right is wrong. DRIVE SAFELY!” I would have thought it political commentary, but since the words were stamped on a shiny metal plate posted near the highway, it was apparently a traffic safety slogan. In India people generally drive on the left side of the road, though it seems more
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Saigon Street Food Tour

Saigon Street Food Tour


Khiri Travel

Vietnam has a well-known and well-deserved reputation for exquisite cuisine. Their traditional dishes are unique in flavor and freshness and surprising in variety. When it comes to  local alcohol  and snack foods, travelers to Vietnam must plan to spend at least an entire afternoon, ideally a day, exploring different places serving traditional dishes and drinks. So when [...]

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

Story

by admin @ Miss Saigon

A Story How Miss Saigon Got to Tennessee... After seven days floating…

L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

The L.A. Beer Blast lets Food GPS readers know what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. You’ll also discover beer-related events in the area. Transplants Brewing Turns 2, Ceremony + Anna’s Cider Sean Inman revisits Transplants Brewing in Palmdale for their second anniversary bash and was impressed with their beers. Taste “pure lemon” in Burial Beer Co.’s Ceremonial Session IPA. Support Anna’s Cider in Upper Ojai, a casualty of the Thomas fire. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below. Please note: craft beers rotate frequently at these establishments, and kegs might kick between the time we update the Blast and the time you arrive. 1. Verdugo Bar (Glassell Park) Beers of the Week: 1. Trumer Pils 2. Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 3. Founder Brewing Nitro Oatmeal Stout 4. Modern Times Critical Band IPA 5. Green Cheek Fest Friends Lager 2. Tuning Fork (Studio City) Beers of the Week: 1. MacLeod Walk The Plank 2. 2 Towns Ciderhouse Ginja Ninja 3. Bell’s Two Hearted 4. Pizza Port Swami IPA 5. Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA 3. The Surly Goat (West Hollywood) Beers of the Week: 1. Novo Brazil The Mango IPA 2. Big Sky...

L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

Pho Viet Nam

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Buena Park City Council to discuss employee pension debt

Buena Park City Council to discuss employee pension debt

by Alicia Robinson @ Orange County Register

With cities facing annual multimillion dollar increases in pension contributions, the Buena Park City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 23, will talk about how to address unfunded obligations to the California Public Employees Retirement System and expected future costs. The council meets at 5 p.m. in the council chamber at Buena Park City Hall, 6650 Beach Blvd. […]

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

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Hungry Suitcase

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

VIETNAMThe Scene: Forget your images of defensive, agrarian Vietnam. The sexy, colorful, neon-lit streets of booming Saigon are abuzz with a young, exotic flair. The food in Vietnam is exciting, fresh, bright, and much healthier than that of most of its Southeast Asian neighbors. Talent from throughout Vietnam is flocking here for new opportunity. Good news: these newcomers are bringing their local recipes with them and setting up shop on the street corners of Vietnam’s largest city. In Saigon, you can eat Hanoi-style chicken soup (pho ga) for breakfast, shrimp-covered rice cakes from Hue (banh beo) for lunch and southern-style seafood-stuffed crepes (banh xeo) for dinner. Throughout the day, be the architect of your own snack at one of the countless banh mi carts (French baguettes expose the city’s colonial history) and nibble on fresh spring rolls handmade on nearly ... Read More »

Male Pruning, Celebrity, and the Greener Grasses of Africa

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

Note: African circumcision practices vary by tribe and region, but it is a male rite of passage in many East African tribes. The room darkened as the sun dipped behind the lush hills surrounding the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, making it even more difficult for me to see the cue ball resting atop the derelict billiard
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Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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When Food Fights Back: Eating Iguana on Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

I jabbed at Bob with the tip of my knife. “Are you okay?” Bob did not move. The beautiful Vietnamese waitress standing next to me giggled and gracefully ran her hands down the silk ao dai tightly hugging her svelte curves. “Bob cannot hear,” she said. “He is prepared for you.” In one swift motion,
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Where to Celebrate Your Graduation in Milan: Here Are All the Places Sorted by University

by Caterina Zanzi @ A Place in Milan

Whether you attended university at Statale, Iulm or Cattolica, it doesn't matter. The problem in Milan is always the same: where should you celebrate your graduation? Here are a few ideas!

Men Like Ike

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

What I learned About Men, Dog Bites and Women in India: From the hut’s window I could see the cluster of brown, Lego-shaped buildings in the middle of the Great Indian Desert. For most of the year, these hollow earthen blocks are comfortable shelters from the scorching sun. Eventually, though, the rains do come, and
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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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Learning to Run Kenyan Style

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

We’re not going to make it!” I yell into Babu’s ear so he can hear me over the revved-up sputtering of his tuk-tuk’s engine. He expertly maneuvers all three wheels of his tiny vehicle between buses, semis, and pedestrians. “Just trust,” he says. For added reassurance, he flashes his brilliant, toothy smile my way. We
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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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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

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

The Best Restaurant for Every Type of Cuisine in Memphis

The Best Restaurant for Every Type of Cuisine in Memphis


Thrillist

Go-to spots for Thai, French, Korean, and more.

SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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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

Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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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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Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Les Rives

Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Les Rives


Les Rives

Top reasons why you should choose Ho Chi Minh City City ( Saigon) as your first destination when you plan to travel to Vietnam this holiday.

10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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Things to know about Saigon

by Digital Marketing @ people of Saigon – Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

Ho Chi Minh City  Saigon has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories. If you’re looking for Top 10 restaurants to see and enjoy in Ho chi Minh city, check out this topic … to discover little-known sites, talk

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Exotic dishes Vietnam

Exotic dishes Vietnam


Vietnamitas en Madrid - tourist information about Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Exotic dishes from Vietnam. Vietnam exotic dishes and exotic food. In Asia we can find many exotic dishes, exotic food and unusual recipes. While in Vietnam are not as exotic or rare as in China (for example, do not eat insects or spiders), we can savor dishes like egg with chick embryo, dog meat, turtle meat, snake meat, eel meat frog, rat meat.

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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Pho

by admin @ Miss Saigon

See more of this amazing dish! Pho is a Vietnamese specialty. Available…

Yes, I sold vaginal cream… and survived.

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

I say it with the same dispirited tone of lament adult bed-wetters, chronic flatulence sufferers, and people with weakened sphincters often use to confess their frailties: “I sold vaginal cream.” Every time I shake a stranger’s hand, I brace myself for the inevitable. “So, what do you do?” they ask. I try to match their
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Cat Meat

Cat Meat


Vietnam Coracle

Although less widely eaten than dog, cat meat is still on the menu in many Vietnamese restaurants, especially in the north. So what does it taste like? Continue reading →

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by reyalonzo @ Noodle Saigon

Noodle Saigon is a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant serving Vietnamese cuisine with flair in Naples, Florida! Come in today and enjoy a hearty meal that will delight your taste buds and satisfy the largest of appetites. Don’t forget to bring your friends, family, and coworkers to share in the fun and delicious food. When you step […]

Reasons To Fall In Love With Saigon (Part One)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city of Vietnam. Saigon is lively and full of the friendliest of people. Saigon is rapidly growing. Saigon is vintage with all the old buidings and constructions from the last century. Saigon is beautiful with all of its colors of life. If you ever come to […]

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Prosecutors to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges

Prosecutors to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges

by Julio Cortez @ tucson.com - RSS Results

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference in Union Beach, N.J. In a Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, court filing, the government has told a federal judge in New…

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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by canadianbeef @ Canadian Beef

Tune in to catch Think Beef and Halli Krzyzaniak from the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team sharing their ‘winning’ tips on balancing your plate #beefandbalance Posted by Canadian Beef on Monday, October 30, 2017

The Evolution Of Phở (Pho)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

For those who are passionate about food and culture, especially Vietnam’s, you must have known Pho already. For those who don’t know what Pho is, Pho is Vietnamese beef noodle soup, which is rich in flavor and mesmerizing in the smell. People always sing compliments for our traditional Pho for its taste, but did you […]

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Canada 150 Chef Exchange Sampler

by Joyce @ Canadian Beef

As Canada 150 winds down, here’s a sampling of the culinary tributes done at select heritage Fairmont hotel and resort locations east and west, #beefbeyondborders. Guest celebrity chefs from China, Mexico and the Philippines were paired with leading Fairmont Canadian chefs, to explore the tastes of Canada and see just what we’re made of. We covered off the […]

REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH VIETNAM (PART TWO)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Scooters/Traffic Scooters are nothing special, they are everywhere on this planet. BUT scooters in Vietnam are a pretty big deal. We have around 90 million people in the country and guess what, nearly each of them owns a motorbike (excluding children and elders). Coming to Vietnam, you will see for yourself the lines of scooters […]

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Restaurants in Milan: 5 Flops for A Place in Milan

by Caterina Zanzi @ A Place in Milan

Not all restaurants nail it and we should talk about it: here are other 5 places in Milan that did not thrill us!

Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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5 Best Streets for Street Food in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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TOP 10 EVENTS THIS WEEK IN SAIGON

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

Here is our guide to the best events this week

5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Saigon Cape Town

Saigon Cape Town


Dining-OUT

Read diners Reviews and Ratings of Saigon Cape Town, see Pictures of their Dining experience, view the Restaurants Menu, Book Online or by Phone and get Directions. After you have dined at Saigon Cape Town, rate and share your experience with other diners on Dining-OUT.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VISUAL ARTIST HOWARD QIU’S – ‘I HOPE VIEWERS CAN FEEL THE JOY I FEEL WHEN I CREATE’

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

'Variations on Joy', Howard Qiu's exhibition starts tomorow January 12 at the Vin Gallery HCMC. Don't miss the opening!

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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Of Current: An Indian Festival

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

Going with the Flow at Durga Puja: It has been weeks since it last rained, but, as usual, the entire city is flooded. One of the world’s most densely populated urban centers, Kolkata always seems to be on the verge of dissolving under the strain of a perpetual deluge; not the water kind. Wave after
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Tatang Li-em-po (Dose of Vitamin P)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

A North Hollywood strip mall best known for Vallarta Supermarkets is now home to one of the Valley’s best Filipino restaurants: Tatang. Chef JR Martin and wife Chiho honor their cultural heritage in modern ways while tipping their caps to the past. The name Tatang translates from Tagalog to English as father. In this case, the father is JR’s late grandfather, dad to 16 children, including Martin’s mom, the family’s eldest child. From Tatang’s grill, I’d recommend ordering Li-em-po ($6.95). Thin slabs of heritage pork belly are marinated in tart calamansi juice, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic, and some water to thin out the sodium. Bellies are grilled until charred bits form, sliced into this strips that take dips in spicy vinegar, and served with cooling tomatoes. Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Tatang Li-em-po (Dose of Vitamin P)

Arizona guarantees Grand Canyon won't close over shutdown

Arizona guarantees Grand Canyon won't close over shutdown

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FILE - In this March 27, 1996, file photo, a mule train winds its way down the Bright Angel trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. Arizona officials on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, guaranteed that the Grand Canyon National Park…

Imperfectly Perfect Thanksgiving

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

How I learned the meaning of Thanksgiving in India: I had never felt homesick in the eleven months I had been on the road, at least not until Thanksgiving Day approached. Aboard the crowded train headed to Siliguri, a city on the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, my nostalgic pangs worsened as I watched mothers
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Bánh xèo Vietnamese pancake with fillings

by Digital Marketing @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

Banh Xeo 1. The Origin of Ban xeo. Apart from other famous foods in vietnam ,Banh xeo Vietnamese pancake also in Japan and Korea with powder outside, inside with shrimp , meat and bean sprouts.   Types of Banh Xeo

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Saigon Food Tour - The journey of taste

Saigon Food Tour - The journey of taste


Saigon Food Tour

Explore the diversity of Saigon food to fulfill your Vietnamese foodie dream.

DIY Convenience Foods = Healthy Eating

by Joyce @ Canadian Beef

With Heart and Stroke’s new research finding that a whopping half of our daily calories come from high calorie, low-nutrient ultra-processed and discretionary  – chips, pop, crackers, baked goods, etc. – poorer diets are a result, leading to a rise in health problems such as obesity. Heart and Stroke comments that the decline of the […]

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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Eating Iguana in Vietnam - Travel Tales of Perdition and Bliss

Eating Iguana in Vietnam - Travel Tales of Perdition and Bliss


Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories - Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

Vietnam is an exotic food paradise. Sometimes the food fights back. Eating iguana in Vietnam is a try at your own risk activity. Maybe it makes you strong.

THE JAPAN VIETNAM FESTIVAL 2018 SOON IN HCMC

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

Join the celebration of Japanese culture and traditions when the annual Japanese-Vietnam Festival returns to HCMC this 27/28 January!

The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

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Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Thuy’s Food To Go & More: Exotic Vietnamese Popsicles

Thuy’s Food To Go & More: Exotic Vietnamese Popsicles


Food GPS

Thuy serves tray after tray of Vietnamese “food to go,” along with exotic ice cream popsicles in flavors like coconut, jack fruit and mung bean.

Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral

by Hiep Pham @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

Situated right in the heart of Hochiminh City is the most famous landmark as well as core Cathedral of the city, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral (translated as “Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn). Notre-Dame Cathedral, or

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ONE DAY OF A VIETNAMESE: WHAT DO I EAT?”

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Have you ever wondered that how a day of Vietnamese is like? A fashionista may ask: “What do you wear?” A wanderlust may raise a question: “Where do you go?” But a food lover may wonder: “What do you eat?” And here, today, I, a Saigonese and a food lover show you what a typical […]

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Saigon Food Tour - The journey of taste

Saigon Food Tour - The journey of taste


Saigon Food Tour

Explore the diversity of Saigon food to fulfill your Vietnamese foodie dream.

Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game

Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game

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Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek, right, shouts and gestures during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Dortmund in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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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Testimonials and Press

by reyalonzo @ Noodle Saigon

“I came in on Tuesday and my experience there was magnificent. I never thought I would be able to eat pho again. I recently just moved down here about 2 weeks ago from New Hampshire. I love Asian food and missed “Vietnamese” food. All the flavors and aromas from the bowl of soup I had […]

Top 10 Hopon-Hopoff tours in Ho chi minh city

by Digital Marketing @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

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L.A. Beer & Food Festival, Kool Kief + The Rake

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

The Los Angeles beer festival calendar starts with a bang as the second annual L.A. Beer & Food Festival returns to Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake on Saturday, January 27, 2018. This was a fun and more intimate festival than others with beer and food booths snaking through rooms and outdoors. This year the L.A. County Brewers Guild event features 50 of L.A.’s independently-owned craft brewers pouring beers that you can then pair with food. It is a wonderful way to quickly and easily see and test how beers taste before, mid-bite, and after. On the beer side of the equation, I am looking forward to two groups of breweries. One category involves breweries that I haven’t had a beer from yet, and the other features breweries in which I need to get re-acquainted. In the former category are Zymurgy Brew Works and Pocock Brewing and in the latter are Mt. Lowe Brewing and Five Threads Brewing. Since there are so many breweries to choose from, you had better come with at least a bit of a game plan. You can drink by style or by geography or just pick the beers that have the best hop-related puns. This...

L.A. Beer & Food Festival, Kool Kief + The Rake

Eating Outdoors in Milan: 10 Beautiful Restaurants with Gardens

by Caterina Zanzi @ A Place in Milan

We're loving spring, we're loving summer ! If it's hot in Milan and you wish to eat outside, here are 10 beautiful restaurants with gardens for lunch or dinner outdoors!

5 best food and cooking tours in Saigon - Vietnam Street Food Guide

5 best food and cooking tours in Saigon - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

This is the best way to see Saigon. Period. Street food is the cultural backbone of Saigon and only through learning about this exciting food can you really learn about the culture here. These places are just a thin slice of what’s available, but they are all popular so they’ve been included here. Food tours …

Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game

Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game

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Dortmund's Andre Schuerrle, left, and Hertha's Arne Maier, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Dortmund in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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