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Things to do in Nazaré, Portugal

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A quick stop in this beautiful fishing village

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The AO Show at the Saigon Opera House

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the Saigon Opera House is one of the most spectacular pieces of colonial architecture in the city. It’s worth visiting even if you’re not going to catch a performance, but we can recommend the AO Show, put on by the Luna Production Company.

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Top 5 Instagram-worthy Places in Saigon

Top 5 Instagram-worthy Places in Saigon

by Jake Nguyen @ Blog- Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

Follow our Saigon Extravaganza Instagram Tour to top 5 Instagram-worthy hot spots in Saigon this weekend!

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Saigon 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

Hanoi versus Saigon: our experts decide - Inside Vietnam Blog

Hanoi versus Saigon: our experts decide - Inside Vietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

It’s culture versus progress; old versus new! In Hanoi versus Saigon, two of our experts discuss the finer points of Vietnam’s North-South divide.

Vietnamese Fine Dining With A View of Ho Chi Minh City – Eon 51

Vietnamese Fine Dining With A View of Ho Chi Minh City – Eon 51


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I love a good meal with a view. Food tastes so much nicer and wine good down so much smoother when there's a great view to accompany your meal. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City

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

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

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

How to get yourself out of the blues and feel happy even if it feels like nothing can ever make you happy again 

by mitsueki's Blog @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Looking at this happy picture that I posted on IG earlier during the day, you wouldn’t have thought that I wasn’t feeling the blues huh? And that I am always radiating happiness – which I am, most of the time! ❤ But you know.. there are some days when I don’t feel like myself and just ...

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Season’s Eating with Sonny’s BBQ Pitmaster Brandon Manly at Williams Sonoma – Park Avenue

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Pitmaster Brandon Manly teaching us how to make some delicious eats for the holidays. We were invited to check out this free and public event hosted by Sonny’s BBQ last Saturday at Williams Sonoma on Park Avenue in partnership with Peterbrooke Chocolatier.  I loved that the event landed on a Saturday afternoon because I frequent the popular Winter Park Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings so I was able to pick up a few things and walk over to the cooking demo afterwords.  During our cooking demo we learned how to make Stuffed Pork Loin with Cranberry Agave Glaze, Smoked Turkey, Gruyère Potatoes, and Chocolate Bacon Holiday Bark.  Everything was delicious! Sonny’s BBQ – Winter Park 3390 University Blvd Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 671-2002 sonnysbbq.com Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park 300 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-3200 http://peterbrookewp.com Williams Sonoma – Park Avenue 142 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 628-5900 williams-sonoma.com/stores/us/fl/winter-park-park-avenue

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.

Food Review | Shabu Sai @ Orchard Central

by mitsueki's Blog @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

I recently had a catch up dinner at Shabu Sai with Styles! It’s nice to be able to indulge in an occasion meal of shabu shabu no? Hahaha Luckily we came before the queue started! Hahaha, Friday nights at Orchard Central can be really crowded! Shabu Sai @ Orchard Central Was still slightly sick so ...

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O’Coffee Club @ Marina Square

by mitsueki's Blog @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Met up with my poly bestie, Rachel for dinner at O’Coffee Club at Marina Square recently! O’Coffee Club (Marina Square) #02-332A – F Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, 03959 I had a 2 for $29.90 voucher coupon which I received from my Great Eastern Women’s Run and thought it was a pretty good deal to ...

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Inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – now through December 30th

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Don’t walk, run.  Epcot is hosting its inaugural International Festival of Holidays now through December 30th.  It is a great event packed with seasonal food and beverage specialties, festive merchandise, and live entertainment only being offered exclusively during the festival. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of their 11 World Showcase nations.  Enjoy unique food and beverage offerings at the expanded Holiday Kitchens abound – with a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase! We toured the new Festive Center which includes the “Cookie Nook” and other festival goodies.  Cookie Nook is the brand new & biggest feature at Odyssey.  Cookie Nook has already sold over 10,000 cookies since it opened last week. Make your own FREE snowflake ornament at the Festive Center (same building as Cookie Nook) and take it home with you or hang it on the mini Christmas tree. Lunch time!  All food items for the festival are distinctly different to celebrate different traditional food from different regions. Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, Germany – Cheese Fondue In a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce Yukon Holiday Kitchen, Canada – Seared Salmon with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup American Holiday Table – Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce Feast of Three Kings – Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca and Pickled Green Bananas Thank you Epcot for the generous goodie bags! Rockin’ the festive Disney ears with my celebrity friend and Disney expert, Lou Mongello. The festival includes merchandise that you cannot find anywhere in the world, exclusive to Disney, and some for only this park – like artisan Reinhard Herzog, who creates personalized glass-blown ornaments at the Holiday Market. Festival gear and exclusive Annual Passholder t-shirt (middle). Explore the Festival – We encourage you to enjoy some of the cultural entertainment throughout World Showcase at your leisure including: Sigrid Meets Julenissen The Christmas Gnome (Norway) – Celebrate the season with laugher, as the unsuspecting storyteller Sigrid encounters Julenissen, a magical, mischievous gnome. El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia (Mexico) – Inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Coco” and the celebration of Dia de Muertos. Mostly Kosher (Between Morocco and France) – Capture the joy of Hanukkah and Klezmer music with this unique, high-energy indie band. Joyful: A Celebration of the Season (Fountain View Stage) – The ‘JOYFUL!’  singers celebrate two holidays of the season— Christmas and Kwanzaa—with spirited, uplifting R&B, Pop and soul-stirring renditions of classic holiday music. Voices of Liberty (American Adventure Rotunda) – Embrace the spirit of the season with the festive a cappella holiday music of the Dickens Carolers. Candlelight Processional at America Gardens Theatre – A joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 5-piece orchestra and a glorious massed choir.  The celebrity narrator that evening was actress/comedienne Ana Gasteyer from but not limited to: Saturday Night Live and Mean Girls. NARRATORS Nov. 24- 26 – Laurie Hernandez – NEW! Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer – NEW! Nov. 29 – 30 – Ana Gasteyer Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak – NEW! Dec. 6-8 – Jodi Benson Dec. 9-11 – Kurt Russell – NEW! Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis – NEW! Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder – NEW! Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson Festival of the Holidays version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.  The World Showcase Promenade comes alive nightly with the brilliance and splendor of music, lights, lasers, water fountains and custom pyrotechnics.  With the song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” at its center, this special musical finale brings the message of peace and goodwill. I am going to wrap this up like a gift!  Be sure to check out the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Holidays before it ends on December 30th, you don’t want to miss this! (Source credit: Walt Disney World) Epcot 200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 939-5277 https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/holiday-festival/

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

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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Quitting Coffee: Benefits of Removing a Caffeine Addiction

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

For years I have been one of the biggest coffee addicts, especially since I’ve become a full-time blogger. Often I would have 4 to 6 cups, of highly-caffeinated coffee per day. Some drip, some espresso but I was always relying on coffee to keep my energy levels up, and give myself the false illusion of Continue Reading

The Road Trip Across America – #JimmyEatsAmerica

by Jimmy @

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve just reached a three month milestone in Sydney, where I haven’t had to jump on to a long distance plane, … Read all about it!

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Top 5 best islands near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Top 5 best islands near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!


Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

A few hundred kilometers away, there are extremely beautiful paradises for Saigon residents. It is a sweet Phu Quoc, Con Dao poetic, Thanh An peaceful, Thieng Lieng wild, Long Son green. Do not miss these beautiful islands to refresh your experience, as you hide from the hectic pace of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Now, …

Key lime panna cotta

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Because key lime isn't all about the pie

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Interview Edouard

by admin @ GlobeTrottr –

#GlobeTrottrProfile “The neighbor here is very peaceful and very traditional. There are a lot of small places to drink coffee or to eat like traditional food. Moreover, there is very good accommodation but still in the traditional place so I really like it. It’s very peaceful. The weather is warm but also the people are […]

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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The ultimate snorkeling adventures in Bora Bora

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Bora Bora's lagoons draw snorkelers from all over the world. Here's how to experience them yourself.

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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Street Food

by noreply@blogger.com (Michael) @ A Saigon Food Guide

Let me be clear: If you come to Saigon and don't try any of the street food, you're an idiot. Street food is a vital part of the culture here, as evidenced by the hundreds - possibly thousands - of street vendors that line sidewalks and streets throughout the city. The array is just as dazzling as the diversity of the city's full-blown restaurants - you can get breakfast or a midnight snack as you stagger home from the bar. Of course, if it's late enough, it would just be drunk breakfast. There really isn't a time of the day where you can't find someone selling something - I'm not even sure what all of the dishes served are, but you can easily find all kinds of pho, banh mi (sandwiches packed with different fillings depending on the time of day), traditional dumplings, fresh spring rolls, noodle dishes, meat cut up like a kebab and grilled on an open flame, etc. etc. You can also find fresh fruits and vegetables at the dozens of street markets located around the city, as well on carts that people push down the streets. A favorite sight of mine is seeing carts loaded down with bananas heading my way. There are also little ice cream carts that people push around, a bell ringing alongside to announce their approach. The people who run these carts are usually old women in conical hats, who probably learned the craft from her mother, who learned from her mother, and so on. This generational commitment is reflected in the quality of the food.

Clearly, you could eat three full meals a day on the street and be totally satisfied - and save a lot of money. Many of these places are mind-blowlingly cheap. I haven't even put the beginning of a dent in the street food scene, but here's where I've been so far. Obviously these carts or stands don't have names, but we come up with nicknames for all them, and I'll just give the street they are on. District 1 is actually a little lacking in street food, at least in the big touristy areas. There is some in Pham Ngu Lao, but you'll find that the majority of street stalls are in the more normal Vietnamese neighborhoods.

1) Banana Lady, District 3 - Head down Vo Van Tan towards Cao Thang. This stall is built into the corner of a building at the entrance to an alley two blocks before Cao Thang, on the right. Open all day until around 10 at night, this stall serves nothing but...bananas, cooked inside a banana leaf on a huge grill. You can get just the grilled banana for 6,000, or get a bag of coconut milk for dipping for an additional 2,000. The milk is totally worth it, as it adds a lot of flavor to the dish. A filling, delicious snack for less than 50 cents. Can't beat that. 5/5

2) Crack Sandwich Lady, District 3- If you're going down Vo Van Tan with the flow of traffic, go one block past the War Remnants Museum and take a right on Tran Quoc Thao. You'll see the cart about 20 feet from the corner on the right. I discovered this amazing woman during training at the LanguageCorps office, and I became immediately addicted (hence the crack-related nickname) to her heavenly egg banh mi. She's only there in the morning, and the sandwhich comes with a fried egg, pate, fresh vegetables and some sort of sauce - for 6,000 dong. When I found out it was that cheap I almost dropped the sandwich. Anyways, she doesn't really speak English, so I just walked up and held up one finger, and she knew what I wanted. After a couple days all I had to do was stand in the general area of the cart and she would whip up a sandwhich for me in seconds. A must-try if you're doing a street food tour of the city. 5/5

3) Spicy Banh Mi Dude, District 3 - Head down Vo Van Tan (can you tell that I eat on this street a lot yet?)  to the intersection with Cao Thang. Take a right, and this cart is at the entrance to the very first alley on your right. He only sets up in the evening, probably around 6, but stays open very late. This banh mi is filled with pork, pate, cucumbers, cilantro, yellow peppers, and sauce. The peppers add a healthy kick to this sandwich, which is quite delicious. A new regular dinner of mine may be a banana from the Banana Lady and a spicy banh mi - the total for both comes to just 18,000, since the sandwiches cost just 10,000. Amazing. 4/5

4) Fresh Spring Roll Lady, District 3 - Let's play "Guess what street she's on." Answer is: Vo Van Tan. I promise I'll branch out eventually. Head down Vo Van Tan towards Cao Thang - she's on the right, kind of in the middle of a block somewhere between Nguyen Thuong Hien and Cao Thang. Serves up delicious fresh spring rolls of delicate rice paper wrapped around two shrimp, a few pork slices, carrots, and various greens, as well as a bag of dipping sauce. Highly affordable, as expected - 8 sizeable rolls cost 22,000. 4/5

I thought I had eaten at more places than this, but that's all I can think of at the moment. I'm sure I'll be adding more soon as I try to cut back on spending a bit.

An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:26. Written by Illustrations by Nam Núm. If you spend more than 5 minutes on Vietnam’s streets, you’re bound to run into one of these characters.               (source: Saigoneer)

15 Bangkok Hotels That Are Not Only Cheap But Also Chic

by @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

No need to cramp your style at these accommodations! Sawasdee, fellow travellers! If you’ve been to Bangkok, you’ve probably left a piece of yourself in ...

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

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

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

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…

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

by Nur Sofia @ ladyironchef

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

Tasty food spots and cute cafes in Saigon, Vietnam

Tasty food spots and cute cafes in Saigon, Vietnam


Travel Dave

You will have your day set out for you if you make it your mission to try all of the flavours Vietnamese food has to offer.

Sneak Peek of K Restaurant’s Brunch Menu Items Debuting This Sunday

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Our delightful feast was prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Ryan McLaughlin We were invited to K Restaurant in College Park to preview a few dishes from their new Brunch menu which will launch this Sunday, January 21 from 10AM-2PM and includes carafes of Mimosas & Bloody Marys. We also got to try dishes from their dining menu which changes daily according to the availability of fresh ingredients from locally sourced Central Florida farms and artisans, so be sure to check out their website beforehand for their updated menu. We enjoyed meeting the owner Chad Phelps (pictured above) and his wonderful team. The restaurant is quaint and dreamy, making it the perfect spot for a date or a casual meet-up with good friends trying out great fresh and local food. You must check out K Restaurant in College Park soon if you have not already! It is incredible. The talented kitchen staff The amazing serving staff Pork Belly Benedict Chicken and Biscuits with Sausage Gravy Fried green tomatoes Shrimp and Grits Basket of Biscuits and cinnamon maple honey butter The following dishes are from their dining menu of the night: Arancini Oysters with champagne Oysters with herbs Charred Octopus – Waterkist Farm tomatoes and peppers, olive oil, lemon Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Toast Duck Cassoulet – great northern and cranberry beans, chard, pork belly, duck confit Shared Vegetable Platter K Filet – smashed red bliss potatoes, rainbow carrots, truffle oil, veal demi-glace with a serving of vegetables Lemon Meringue Tarts French Toast Bread Pudding – cinnamon anglaise, caramel Plated dessert course by the lovely Pastry Chef, Michelle Hulbert Chocolate Orange Grand Marnier Pistachio Layer Cake (my favorite!) Chocolate Mousse Torte Almond Cake – fresh blackberries Their beautiful outdoor patio Be sure to check out K Restaurant soon!  Stop by K Restaurant this Sunday,  January 21 from 10am-2pm to kick off their new Brunch with them! K Restaurant 1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 872-2332 http://krestaurant.net/

The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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[EUROPE 2015] London Day 7 (Part 2): Airbnb London Townhouse Review

by mitsueki @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

It has always been one of my items on the travel bucket list to stay in a townhouse just like those in the Regency era from the romance novels I’ve read and I fulfilled this on my trip to London with Wx’s family. Very thankful and blessed! Read the previous post! [EUROPE 2015] Paris/London Day ...

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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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Rome – Angelino ai Fori

by xiaoeatsadmin @ xiaoEats | Toronto Food Blog

After a morning of exploring The Colosseum, Stephen and I were ready for lunch. I’m usually weary of eating near tourist attractions as the restaurants tend to be overpriced and mediocre in quality but my stomach growls were growing louder. We walked by Angelino ai Fori, located right across the street from The Forum and

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017


The Pinay Solo Backpacker

comprehensive DIY budget travel guide and itinerary of Ho Chi Minh City

10 Things You Do Not Want To Miss When In Ho Chi Minh - KLOOK

10 Things You Do Not Want To Miss When In Ho Chi Minh - KLOOK


KLOOK

From authentic Vietnamese cuisine to its participation in one of the biggest battles in history, Ho Chi Minh City has so much to offer and here's why

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

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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KAUM Jakarta, Menteng

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

Kaum Jakarta is the 3rd establishment of the dining concept KAUM by Potato Head Family, a home to diverse, original and authentic Indonesian cuisine and ...

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Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

One of the world’s tastiest holiday traditions will receive a “Florida-style” twist with the debate of a limited time only “Feast of the Seven Fishes” menu at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar. This menu is offered from December 24, 2017 to January 6, 2018, including a seven-course seafood and wine Christmas Eve extravaganza to kickoff the celebration. The December 24 dinner will begin at 6:30pm and is limited to the first 25 guests. We were invited to taste the menu as a sneak peak to provide everyone insight of what is to come! The Bahamian Conch Fritters are served with a mango sauce. The mango glaze adds a nice sweetness to the conch fritters. Conch fritters are crispy, yet smooth in textures. The flavors are mild without the mango sauce. The Red Grouper Ceviche is fresh and cooked nicely with a lemony zest. The Smoked Rainbow Trout Fish Dip is a tad salty, but balanced when eaten with some saltine crackers. The trout has a texture similar to tuna. Be careful as it may have bones. The reception snacks above are paired well with Col De Salici Extra Dry Prosecco, which is a vintage Prosecco. The Mayport Shrimp on Grit Cake with Seafood Gumbo Sauce was cooked really well. The grit cake is crispy on the outside, while smooth and creamy on the inside. The shrimp was caught off of Jacksonville, FL. The Nueske’s Applewood Smoke Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with Butter Beans has an abundance of textures and flavors that blend well when eaten all together. When taken apart, the bacon may be salty so make sure you’re eating it with the scallop and butter beans. The scallop is very delightful and cooked well. The butter beans were very smooth and a type of bean I would like for someone who is not fond of beans. The savory and salty plates are paired with the Stags Leap Wine Cellars Aveta Sauvignon Blanc. It is very smooth with so many notes of fruit. The fruit notes are prominent in smell before it hits your palate. The Whole Fried Hog Snapper and Black Sea Bass with Smothered Tomatoes & Okra is paired with Spatz & Hall Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. The Fried Hog Snapper is very fresh with a corn flour seasoning. The meat has a slight sweetness to it. The Black Sea Bass is slightly dry in certain sections, but very tender and moist in other regions because the moistness depends on what area you pull the meat from. Nonetheless, the fish is very fresh! The outside is very crisp and flavorful. The Lobster Ravioli is very fresh and house made. It is served with a Seafood Bolognese Sauce that brings it all together. The lobster ravioli even tastes great alone without the sauce if you are sensitive to red sauce. It is paired with Stags Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time Red that is full in flavor. The oyster of the Gulf Oyster Shooters (featuring Tito’s Vodka) is very fresh. There is a rim of Old Bay around the glass that goes well with the shot. It is absolutely earthy as it is suggested by the menu. The Famous Carrot Cake is famous for a reason as it is moist and has a chewy texture to it, which is delightful in my opinion. The Red Velvet Layer Cake is very moist and thick as it coats the palate. The cakes are paired with the Prunotto Moscato D’ Asti. The Prunotto Moscato D’ Asti is very smooth and delightful for a dessert wine as I am not usually fond os sweet wines. This dessert wines is not as sweet as the usual dessert wines that are paired. For more information, please visit Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar or their “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Facebook Event.

Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is the mixed reflection of dynamic modern lifestyle and impressing historical architecture. In some ways, Saigon is lovely in the eyes of some people, but dangerous for the others. The difference, I think, lies in how much you understand about this city. It may be unfair for

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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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Happy Hour Saigon: Top 5 Bars to Head to This Week

Happy Hour Saigon: Top 5 Bars to Head to This Week

by Jake Nguyen @ Blog- Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

Saigon's best drinking spots throughout the week.  From rooftop bars to salsa dancing, we've got your daily cocktail fix covered.

An unexpected dining experience in Saigon.

by Jimmy @

“Is this a restaurant or somebody’s home?” I asked a stranger inside as I stood at the apartment doorway. He looked at me oddly and replied that it indeed was somebody’s home. From the sounds of the conversations echoing from inside, deep down, … Read all about it!

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Trattoria Jakarta – Lippo Mall Puri St. Moritz

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

What is your favorite Italian restaurant in Jakarta? For us, we only have several candidates in mind whenever such question appears, although we become rather ...

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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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Eastin Grand Saigon Hotel Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

This was my second trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and this time I tried out the Eastin Grand Saigon hotel. Coming from the airport, the hotel is about halfway to the city center, which makes it very convenient after your flight. Around the hotel, you’ll find lots of restaurants to explore which I found Continue Reading

How to Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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South Beach, Key West and Florida Keys

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A snapshot of South Beach, Miami and driving to Key West

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Burgers in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

While all of us at Street Foodies Saigon are complete street food evangelists, there are times when you need a good burger. Thankfully, Ho Chi Minh City has plenty of options to choose from! From humble greasy spoon types to fancy pants gourmet burgers, the city has them all. So we’ve compiled a list  places […]

Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I can’t say I knew a lot about this town, but I can tell you that Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain was one of those serendipitous moments. This city was amaz…

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4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

4 P’s PIZZA 8 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1 (immediately behind Bến Thành Market) +84-8-3622-0500 (Reservation Only) ***************************************************** Once in a while, Hai and I decide to leave Saigon’s streets and enjoy dinner inside a “fully-enclosed” eatery. And we recently decided to do it in real style! Not only had we convinced ourselves that we deserved an [Read on ...]

Vietnamese Coffee: How to Make a cup Like a Local

Vietnamese Coffee: How to Make a cup Like a Local

by Jake Nguyen @ Blog- Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

Master the art of brewing Vietnamese Coffee with this step by step guide to blend with the locals in Saigon's coffee shops.

Eating Saigon!

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Saigon Street Food Adventures

Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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My 31 Favorite Travel Tips From My 31 Years Of Age (Auch!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking at my travel resume, I have been fortunate to have visited more than 30 countries in 4 different continents. About time to put together my favorite ever travel tips that work anywhere in the world. This year I’ve turned 31 years old (auch!) which also means 31 years of collecting travel experiences. With every […]

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Bitcoin Boom: What Is Cryptocurrency & How to Make Money From It

by @ Fulltime Nomad

If you were lucky enough to have purchased cryptocurrencies a few years ago, then there’s a good chance that you’re driving around in a lamborghini and eating caviar.

You see, back in 2010, bitcoin, the first ever cryptocurrency had a value of around 1 cent per coin.

Fast-forward to today. At the time of writing this, bitcoin recently hit an …

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Holiday Specials at BRIO Tuscan Grille

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

(Seasonal!) White Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding: vanilla bean gelato, housemade berry sauce, anglaise ($6.95) On this chilly day, I cannot stop thinking about this warm and beautiful seasonal dessert.  It was so rich and decadent, with all the right flavors. My mom and I had to wait a little bit for it because the kitchen wanted to make it hot and fresh right out of the oven for us, hence why the vanilla bean gelato was instantly trickling down from it, but it was worth the wait. ‘Tis the season at BRIO Tuscan Grille! The restaurant is offering many ways to celebrate this season, from new menu items, seasonal dishes and cocktails and special events including: Sat. Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa Sun. Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve party with complimentary prosecco, party favors, balloon drop and live music. Call BRIO Tuscan Grille – Winter Park Village at (407) 622-5611 and ask for the manager, Kiki, for more information! Nationwide: – Facebook & Instagram Contest: BRIO’s “12 Days to Win!” Facebook and Instagram contest gives fans a chance to win various prizes from Monday, Dec. 4–Friday, Dec. 15. BRIO will post a different question regarding the holidays each day. Those with winning answers will receive incredible BRIO prizes such as: gift cards, brunch for six, a chef’s dinner, a Happy Hour party for 12, and BRIO for a year (a $1,200 value)! – Bonus Gift Card Offer:  From Monday, Nov. 13–Saturday, Dec. 30, BRIO guests will receive a $25 bonus card with every $100 in gift cards purchased. The bonus card is valid Monday, Jan. 1 – Thursday, March 15, 2018. BRIO gift cards can be purchased at a local BRIO restaurant or online at www.BrioItalian.com/giftcards. (NEW! ) Buffalo Chicken Nachos – Cheddar cheese sauce, creamy horseradish, Gorgonzola, green onions, celery, house-made potato chips ($5) (NEW!) Crispy Shrimp Brio – Spicy Remoulade, green onions ($6) (NEW!) Warm Margherita Dip – Four cheese blend, tomato compote, Reggiano, basil, grilled ciabatta ($5) (Seasonal!) Spicy shrimp bruschetta – Fontina, charred tomato, lobster butter ($12.50) Bulleit Nog-Chata: Bulleit Rye whiskey, RumChata, simple syrup, crème anglaise, cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon sugar rim ($9) Salted Caramel Martini: RumChata, Kahlua, Absolut Vanilla, caramel swirl, salted rim ($9) Two-Course Combos: your choice of soup or salad, with choice of entrée: Soups – Soup of the day, Lobster Bisque (add $1) Salads – Brio Chopped Salad, Caesar, or Wedge Surf & Turf: 14-oz. strip steak, black pepper shrimp, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus (the two-course meal is priced at $34.95 with this entrée) Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Glazed Peppers (light entrée): farro, quinoa, grape tomatoes, asparagus, capers, Marcona almonds, feta, pesto vinaigrette (the two-course meal is priced at $19.95 with this entrée) Grilled Branzino: roasted red & gold beets, farro, Marcona almonds, marinated kale, lemon vinaigrette, feta (the two-course meal is priced at $26.95 with this entrée) Caramel Mascarpone Cheesecake – Anglaise sauce, vanilla whipped cream ($4.25) Thank you Mom for being my plus 1 to a few of my foodie events!  Be sure to check out BRIO Tuscan Grille – Winter Park Village soon for the holidays! (Source credit: BRIO Tuscan Grille) BRIO Tuscan Grille 480 N Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 622-5611 http://brioitalian.com

DUMAGUETE + NEGROS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

by thepinay solobackpacker @ The Pinay Solo Backpacker

Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental has long been a tourist-magnet.  It is one of the more popular spots for expats who wish to retire in the Philippines.  The bustling city is home to the scenic Siliman University, the oldest American private university in the country.  Dumaguete City is dubbed as a University town because a large percentage of its population …

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Eating Saigon! Pop-Up Dinner 12-29-17

by admin @ Rick & Ann's Restaurant

Pop-Up Dinner at Rick & Ann’s Restaurant Once again, Rick & Ann’s has invited Eating Saigon! to present a fun and delicious Vietnamese dinner at their Berkeley restaurant. Soup Súp cua – Crab soup Salad Hến Xúc Bánh Đa – Vietnamese river clam salad Entrée Cá Hồi Nướng- Grilled salmon marinated in fermented tofu & […]

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.

About - Saigon Food Tours

About - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Let Saigon Street Eats show you local life. Leave the tourist area behind and experience the real Vietnam, eating and laughing alongside the locals.

Dear parents, do not expect your child to be perfect because perfection does NOT exist

by mitsueki's Blog @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

One of my Facebook friends shared his opinions on the news surrounding the 16 year old Singaporean boy who committed suicide after he received his “O” level results. This was my response on my friend’s post: Open Letter to Parents / Parents-To-Be And writing the above further elicited me to write the following open letter to ...

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Top 40 Vietnamese Food Blogs & Websites | Vietnamese Cooking Blogs

Top 40 Vietnamese Food Blogs & Websites | Vietnamese Cooking Blogs


Feedspot Blog

Vietnamese Food Blog Best List. Keep up with Vietnamese recipes, Vietnamese food culture, Vietnamese dishes, Vietnamese cuisine, Vietnamese restaurants, Vietnamese food by following top Vietnamese Food sites.

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

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


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

Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

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Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once in awhile Hai and I get feedback from our readers that makes us feel great about what we’re doing here at Eating Saigon! In this case, Justin and his friends from Michigan, USA shared their thoughts about their recent home-cooked Saigon dinner with our family hosts, Hà and Hà. Seems they had a wonderful Eat With [Read on ...]

The Ring Road in Iceland: One of the world’s great drives

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Is there more to Iceland than its countless waterfalls?

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Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Bun Thit Nuong

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Thit Nuong Simple yet so complex, bun thit nuong has to be one of our favourite street food dishes in Vietnamese cuisine. Translated to noodle meat grilled, it’s a dish that lends well to the climate of Vietnam as it’s more of a salad than a noodle dish. It’s all about the layers in […]

Miku Kaiseki

by xiaoeatsadmin @ xiaoEats | Toronto Food Blog

When Stephen and I started seriously planning for kids, I knew that dietary restrictions would be a part of being pregnant. To be honest I was sad I’d be missing some of my favourite foods (and beverages) but being a natural worrier, also didn’t want to take any risks. We’ve been incredibly lucky and are

How to Eat Street Food in Vietnam Like a Local

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

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

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Dien Bien: Cherry blossom festival 2018

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

Cherry blossom festival 2018 in Muong Phang, Dien Bien In order to promote tourism development and prepare for Dien Bien Phu – Pa Khoang National Tourism Area in 2020, Cherry blossom festival is held for the first time in Dien Bien province from January 5th to January 7th, 2018 in […]

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Big Beef Bowl Markham

by xiaoeatsadmin @ xiaoEats | Toronto Food Blog

The first location of Big Beef Bowl is a small shop in North York with only a handful of seats. Since opening, their popularity has only grown and every time I’ve passed by there’s usually a line with every seat occupied including their sidewalk patio. I love hand-pulled noodles, but with so many delicious restaurants

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Top Ballroom Dance RSS Feeds

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top Ballroom Dance RSS Feeds Top Ballroom Dance RSS Feeds 1. PrincepsDance RSS Feed - princepsdance.uk/feed.xml  + Follow RSS Site - princepsdance.uk/blog London, England About Site - We offer Ballroom and Latin American Dance Classes and Private lessons from absolute beginners to competitors, wedding dance lessons and more.Our aim is to equip all students with […]

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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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Eating Live Larvae Coconut Worm – Bizarre Vietnamese Street-Food

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

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

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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Splash, play, hike: A family guide to outdoor vacations

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Looking for a family getaway with lots to do? Here are some fun locations throughout the U.S. for kid-friendly vacations.

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Food tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel

Food tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Southeast Asia is home to some of the most unique and delicious food in the world. We've highlighted our favorite spots for must-try dishes in Vietnam.

Saigon Street Food Guide

Saigon Street Food Guide


G Adventures Blog

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

First Night In Rome

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Rome is beautiful, busy, sometimes manically so and one Italian city I just knew I had to spend ‘proper time’ in. Like none of that racing from sight to sight and instead more time for Aperol spritz and gelato! I wanted to enjoy Rome at my own pace, eat as much delicious food as possible, … Continue Reading

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Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road


Love & Road

An ultimate guide to all the top things to do in Saigon. Where to stay, transportation, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and safe issues.

Top 50 Pole Dance Youtube Channels For Pole Dancers

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 50 Pole Dance Youtube Channels The Best Pole Dance Youtube Channels from thousands of top Pole Dance Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and […]

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Street-food Tour with Mr. Colin

by admin @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

On the 14 of October, we took our friend Mr. Colin taste some of the finest streetfood in Saigon. Down below is an album of the best shot we took during that tour. Feel free to email us at info@backofthebiketours.com with the name of the pictures along...

Namo Restaurant Review: Italian Food in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

On my recent food exploration of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam I checked out the Namo Italian restaurant located in District 1. The area is home to tons of fancy hotels, shopping and great food. After going up a few flights of stairs, we found our table. Our table was situated next to the window which Continue Reading

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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Osaka Ohsho – Plaza Senayan, Jakarta

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

Established in 1969 as a gyoza specialist, Osaka Ohsho is originated from Japan and nowadays has been known as a popular spot for Japanese-Chinese cuisine ...

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Best Places For Saigon Street Food - Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

Best Places For Saigon Street Food - Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip


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Street food scene in Saigon pervades districts, neighborhood, and alleys; the city boasts many shops selling street food that, at times, Saigon feel like a giant, open-air restaurant. 

The Best Of Siquijor: Itinerary, Tourist Spots and Budget in 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Siquijor travel guide and itinerary has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the best hidden gems of the Philippines. Dreamy waterfalls, secret tropical beaches and memorable sunsets await you in Siquijor: the island of fire! Siquijor island has been known as land of witchcraft, enchantments and sorcery. So […]

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

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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Heart still beating, but the energy fizzled out …

by J2Kfm @ Motormouth From Ipoh – Asian Food & Travel Blog

What’s better than a platter of crunchy, greasy, deep fried goodness fresh and piping hot from the wok? Pictured above are what we called “Lor Bak” or Ngoh Hiang (5 spices), the spiced pork rolls wrapped in beancurd sheets, but the term has been used to cover the entire range of fritters served with two […]

Bun Cha Hanoi

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Cha Hanoi One of the iconic dishes in Hanoi, Bun Cha is one of our favourite of all street foods in Vietnam. What’s not to love? It’s got two types of pork, a smoking hot grill, a tangy fish sauce dip, tons of fresh veggies and noodles. What is Bun Cha Hanoi? Bun Cha […]

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

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

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

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

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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Family Travel in Vietnam: Seeing Saigon with Kids in Tow

Family Travel in Vietnam: Seeing Saigon with Kids in Tow


Sassy Mama

With a hectic pace and some heavy museums, Saigon sometimes gets a bad rap when it comes to family travel in Vietnam, but this mama and her kids had a ball!

First Watch rolls out new single-origin coffee nationwide, supporting women growers in Colombia

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Florida-based breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant chain First Watch has recently unrolled a new coffee program, called Project Sunrise, using a new single-origin coffee sourced from women coffee growers in Huila, Colombia. The coffee program helps support a women-led growers organization called Mujeres en Café in Huila, Colombia. Traditionally, the coffee growing industry in Colombia has been male-dominated. Due to the country’s decades-long civil conflict, many women in Huila lost their husbands, brothers and sons and have now taken over the family business. Together, they formed Mujeres en Café and embarked on a mission to create sustainable businesses that elevate the lives of their families and improve conditions in their rural communities. “During our visit to Huila, we met groups of women in several villages who have dedicated their lives to producing great coffee. They are proud of their work and were eager to welcome us into their homes, walk us through their farms and share their stories,” Shane Schaibly, corporate chef and VP of culinary strategy for First Watch, said in an announcement of the new coffee program. “Each year, we serve more than 8 million cups of coffee in our restaurants. Through Project Sunrise, that gives us 8 million incredible opportunities to support these hard-working women and their families in Huila in 2018.” The high-quality beans these women grow and harvest in Huila are exported to the U.S. and roasted by the experts at Royal Cup Coffee in Birmingham, Alabama, exclusively for First Watch. The restaurant company pays a premium for these single-origin beans, which will be relayed back to the women farmers in Huila to help improve their quality of life and help facilitate their operations. Schaibly spent months working with coffee growers and roasters to develop a coffee that would complement the complex dishes, flavors and textures found on the First Watch menu. First Watch’s new Project Sunrise coffee fits the bill – it features a medium body, with hints of cherry, orange, toasted nuts, honey, milk chocolate and caramel, which makes for an ideal complement to First Watch’s variety of fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. For more information on First Watch’s Project Sunrise, visit blog.firstwatch.com. We were recently invite to try some of the new coffee at First Watch as well as sample some seasonal dishes like the millionaire’s bacon, four slices of hardwood smoked bacon baked with brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne and a maple syrup drizzle, and the cinnamon chip panacake. I enjoyed their new coffee, particularly the rich depth of flavor that complimented the dishes well.

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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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Popular IHG® Rewards Club catalog items for less than 80,000 points

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

You have lots of options for redemptions—and they start as low as 300 points.

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Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you want to sample some amazing Street Food in Copenhagen, then head to Papiroen, or more correctly Papirøe, which translates to Paper Island. If you want the very t…

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

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

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

10 Weird Food Combinations In Japan That Actually Exist

by @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

A challenge for your taste buds One cannot leave Japan without having a meal of delicious sushi, fresh sashimi and a bowl of ramen. Sure, ...

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A Boat Trip on the Saigon River

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

During our visit to District 2's undeveloped Thú Thiêm neighborhood, we noticed a pier to which a few fishing boats were anchored. Interesting. A week later, we returned to try our luck. A fisherman met us on the pier, evidently clued in to what we might be proposing. And he was game.

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Top 7 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese Restaurants (2017)

Top 7 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese Restaurants (2017)


Mad Monkey Hostels

ContentsBest Vietnamese Restaurants in …

Saigon For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Jürgen and I spent three months living in Saigon, officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. It was our first time in Southeast Asia, and we were blown away by the culture, cuisine and people of this metropolis. Zipping around the city on scooters, exploring the Mekong Delta, sitting on the curb for another bowl […]

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Royal Saigon Restaurant

Royal Saigon Restaurant


Royal Saigon Restaurant

Be our guest, remain as a friend.

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.

Top 60 Ballroom Dance Blogs and Websites For Ballroom Dancers

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 60 Ballroom Dance blogs The Best Ballroom Dance blogs from thousands of top Ballroom Dance blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social […]

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Orange County Brewers Bring Crafts to Downtown Orlando

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We may have found our new favorite hang out location. Orange County Brewers open industrial design features exposed brick walls, wood accents, a beautiful Florida-themed mural and customized ceiling design, long tables/group interior seating and outdoor seating via patios in the front and rear of the brewery. Inside or out, it is pet friendly so bring your furry four-legged puppers! In addition to regular food and drink service, OCB will offer tours, and Brewmaster Amanda will organize multiple group activities that will involve education for anyone who would like to learn more about beer. OCB beers will also be distributed via City Beverages. Led by Head Brewer Amanda Roberts, the brightly-colored, 3,400 square-foot facility located on the corner of Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street, will brew a variety of different styles of beer, including Ales, Lagers, Pilsner, Stouts, IPAs, Hefeweizen and Porters. Whether you are a beer lover or not, you’ll end up finding a beer at OCB that you will love with the help of Amanda and her beer-loving family. Order a flight to try a number of beers or go big with a full glass! Also, OCB offer a wide selection of wine if that tickles your fancy. Orange County Brewers will include a full service craft pizza kitchen with a wood-burning oven called “Orlando Pizza and Wing Co.” serving pizza, wings, salads and sandwiches. These wings…are brilliant. From the time OCB open, they start to smoke their wings. The skin is wonderfully crispy while the meat is tender and juicy. Try the wings with some sauces. Our favorite sauces include: Classic Buffalo, Strawberry Jalapeño and Pineapple Habanero. The Classic Buffalo is our #1 choice; keep in mind that not all buffalo sauces are delicious, but this is excellent. The Strawberry Jalapeño is very fresh and we believe it will taste great with salads too. The Pineapple Habanero is unique and delicious with a slight kick at the end. The Mac & Cheese Pizza is creamy and savory. with a chewy, yet crispy crust. It was the first time I tried a Mac & Cheese Pizza and this was not a let down. The Tree Hugger Pizza is full of flavors and textures. The goat cheese makes the pizza different from others and it is quite different. This is a healthier choice when choosing a pizza. Orange County Brewers is located at 131 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Hours of Operation Sunday thru Wednesday 11:30am-12am Thursday thru Saturday 11:30am-2am Happy Hour 4pm-7pm For more information, call 407-914-2831 or visit www.theocbrewers.com and www.facebook.com/orangecountybrewers.

Easy Kids Art At Home: Recycled Signs and Murals

by Hamish @ Sassy Mama

Art at Home: Low Mess, Little Resources, Big Creativity Doing art at home has nothing to do with accuracy, skill or ‘fine-art-degree’ perfection. Your children just need to create, they just need excitement and fun and colour and expression. Most of the beauty of creating art with your kids is the ability to be present and […]

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Compare travel costs in Southeast Asian countries (Part...

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

Tourism in Southeast Asia in recent years has become increasingly popular with foreigners. To compare between countries in region, in addition to their cultural and lifestyle similarities, each country has its own advantages to develop tourism. However, the criterion of cost is always the top priority before each trip. Goasiadaytrip […]

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Travel ideal for Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

In order to have a meaningful and memorable Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam, besides the big cities, you can completely experience the new and unique tourist destinations. You can try the luck watching the snow in Sa Pa or take a stroll around the slopes in Da Lat, where […]

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NYE Dinner at Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Wagyu Gyoza We were invited to the All You Can Eat NYE dinner at Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi and it was the perfect last meal to finish off 2017.  The ambiance of the restaurant is dreamy, perfect for a date night, the owner and staff are super nice, and the food is innovative while still maintaining its integrity and delicious taste.  You never know what to expect when you order at Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi because they always blow you away with their creativity; it’s always a nice surprise whenever your food arrives at your table and is presented right in front of you.  Overall, it is a fabulous restaurant that you need to experience for yourself, especially during their special event dinners! Butternut Squash Soup Roasted Seasonal Vegetables Octopus Fritters Seared Pork Belly With Seasonal Vegetables With House Curry On The Side Chicken Yakitori Oxtail Taco Oysters House Cured Salmon Assortment of Nigiri – Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail (Chef’s Pick) Ahi Poke Assorted Rolls – American Dream Roll, Fuji Mountain Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Fire Cracker Roll (with scallops fried on the top), Citrus Roll (with cobia on top), Katana Roll (with tuna on top), and Salmon Madness Roll Sake Steamed Clams Banging Shrimp Chocolate Cake Japanese Cotton Cake Matcha Creme Brûlée Sake Poached Pear Be sure to check out Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi soon!  They host many special events so follow them on instagram (@yuki_hana_sushi) to stay up-to-date!   Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi 3635 Aloma Ave Oviedo, Florida 32765 (407) 695-8808 http://sushiyukihana.com

Why it is okay to embrace your inner child, your childlike heart and beliefs

by mitsueki @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Embracing your inner child and choosing to keep your childlike beliefs as you grow into an adult is really okay. It’s one of the ways that you can do to keep yourself happy 🙂 Here’s sharing some of my personal beliefs with my readers! Some people might think that I am naive to share my inner ...

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

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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Run For Your Visa

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

We had planned on staying in Vietnam for just three months, but when the time came to choose our next destination, we weren't quite ready to leave. After spending so much time in the south of the country, how could we neglect the north? Just one problem: our visas were set to expire. I've heard Cambodia is nice this time of year. How about we visit for a couple minutes?

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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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Living in Saigon: What I Love & Hate About It - Fulltime Nomad

Living in Saigon: What I Love & Hate About It - Fulltime Nomad


Fulltime Nomad

We've been living in Saigon for just over a month now . It's a city that's overwhelmed me but has also grown on me. Here's what I love and hate about it.

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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Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

How about seeing the best of New Zealand on your next holiday? A hallmark of any trip is the great food and wine – from.

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

As a child, every year we always celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) as it was the most important date in the yearly calendar. It was also be a date that I would dread yet enjoy at the same time. The day would start my … Read all about it!

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[EUROPE 2015] Paris/London Day 7 (Part 1): Paris to London (Eurostar)

by mitsueki @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Day 7 was another busy day in Europe as we were leaving for London that morning! Morning ootd before checking out for the day!(: Read the previous post! [EUROPE 2015] Paris Day 6 (Part 2): Paris Disneyland Those who woke up earlier enjoyed the ibis hotel breakfast while the rest of us waited around the ...

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Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Beaches may be Phuket's biggest draw, but Thailand's largest island has cultural treasures beyond the shore.

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Ho Chi Minh City blog review – Things I love about this city - GlobeTrottr -

Ho Chi Minh City blog review – Things I love about this city - GlobeTrottr -


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James Clark is a long term wanderer and Nomadic Notes is about his travels and life as a digital nomad. This article is about what he loves most in his daily adventure of living in Saigon ! “I’ve been coming to and from Saigon for over two years now. It has become so familiar to me …

Zen Tableware: Helps You Plating Food Like A Pro

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

ZEN Tableware is fine porcelain tableware brand under management of Indo Porcelain, who has been making quality tableware for over 40 years and is one ...

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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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Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City One of our favourite spots to eat in Vietnam are com trua restaurants. Literally translated as “rice day”, these are canteen-like spots that serve homestyle dishes, perfect for the fast paced Saigonite.. Most canteens serve at least 10 different dishes during peak hours which usually […]

2 days in Saigon - HeNeedsFood

2 days in Saigon - HeNeedsFood


HeNeedsFood

Two days in Saigon and cramming it all in

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

42 Hoang Dieu: A street food paradise

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

When we find great street food for our tour, we tend to find it in random spots, usually a bit of a drive away from each other. So it’s a rare occurrence when we stumble across a group of stalls that boggles the mind with the amount of choice and quality. We were even more […]

Eating Saigon! Pop-Up Dinner 10-28-17

by admin @ Rick & Ann's Restaurant

Pop-Up Dinner at Rick & Ann’s Restaurant Once again, Rick & Ann’s has invited Eating Saigon! to present a fun and delicious Vietnamese dinner at their Berkeley restaurant. This time, we’ll be preparing a multi-course dinner that includes Bún Bò Hu? – a hearty and meaty soup that was enjoyed by the kings in Vietnam’s […]

Khuong Viet Temple, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo

Khuong Viet Temple, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo


noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo

A Sydney travel and food blog - food reviews, videos and more by food writer, commentator and blogger, Thang Ngo

L’Usine Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I returned to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with my eyes set on exploring all of the ins and outs. Saigon is jam-packed full of amazing food and beverage outlets. Most recently, I’ve taken a deeper dive into the L’Usine restaurants. The brand has three locations around Saigon to check out! My first visit included a Continue Reading

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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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.

Secret Garden Provides Delicious Homestyle Vietnamese Food.

Secret Garden Provides Delicious Homestyle Vietnamese Food.


The Travel Ninjas

OK, it’s not exactly “home cooking,” but the Secret Garden offers traditional “home-style” Vietnamese food & is highly recommended by locals

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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The Vegan Guide To Staying Healthy On The Road

by Selene @ fork on the road

For backpackers, tourists, or anyone who travels for work, trying exotic new cuisines is one of the best things about travelling. Who wouldn’t be excited to try authentic empanadas in Mexico, steaming-hot street food in Vietnam, or a plate of fresh gnocchi in Italy? But if you don’t eat meat, fish, dairy or eggs, things can be more difficult. Though the vegan movement is growing quickly, in many countries meals still centre around animal products, and the very concept of veganism can be met with bewilderment. I’ve spent the past 15 months travelling through Latin America, Southeast Asia and Australasia, and have written extensively about my search for veggie-friendly food in each country I visit. During my travels I made the switch from vegetarianism...

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Frijoles negros – Cuban black beans

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Delicious as a side or a meal in itself

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Top 30 Scuba Diving Youtube Channels For Scuba Divers

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 30 Scuba Diving Youtube Channels The Best Scuba Diving Youtube Channels from thousands of top Scuba Diving Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and […]

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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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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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Monthly Update: Saigon – January 2016

by Jimmy @

Holy shit! Where did 2015 go? It feels like the past five months have been quite the whirlwind. You may notice that I’ve been super lazy in making any attempt at making updates here as well as my other blog. I’ve spent the … Read all about it!

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

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

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

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Free smoothies for a year to first 50 guests at the grand opening of Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Winter Park

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to check out the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Winter Park and we got to try a few of their menu items.  I LOVE smoothies.  They are my favorite thing to consume whether I am at work, home, or just finished a grueling workout and want something ice-cold and replenishing in my system to hold me over until I get ahold of some food.  Fortunately, Tropical Smoothie Cafe sells smoothies and hot items, so you can get both on the same stop.  The new Winter Park store is beautiful, bright, clean, and inviting and the smoothie and hot items were fresh and delicious.  You can expect to see me in line tomorrow morning trying to win free smoothies for a whole year! Detox Island Green (seasonal) – Spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana & fresh ginger (naturally sweetened).   The serving is generous, the smoothie had a great consistency and it tasted fresh.  I really enjoyed the fresh ginger in it too, since it’s so good for you! Cali Chicken Club Flatbread – Bacon, smashed avocado, tomatoes, romaine, mozzarella & basil garlic mayo.  This was my favorite! Buffalo Chicken Wrap – Made it vegetarian by substituting the chicken strips with Beyond Meat®Chicken-Free Strips, no lite ranch & mozzarella, and adding extra avocado & veggies.  It includes tomatoes, romaine and buffalo sauce.  This was my second favorite! Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich – Bacon, tomatoes, a romaine spinach blend, swiss & lite ranch on ciabatta Kale & Apple Slaw – It was really good.  The best kale & apple slaw that I have ever had in my life.  I loved the flavors of their sweet dressing, apple slices and julienne carrot married together to balance out the kale which is naturally bitter but so good for you as well! Be sure to drop by the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Winter Park early tomorrow,  January 10, for your chance to win FREE smoothies for a year!  They open at 7:00 A.M. Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Winter Park 501 N Orlando Ave. Ste. 209B Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 637-5002 tropicalsmoothiecafe.com

Exploring Lisbon and its surrounds

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The secret about Lisbon is out, and it's no wonder why everyone wants a piece of it

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Top 50 Augmented Reality Youtube Channels To Follow

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 50 Augmented Reality Youtube Channels The Best Augmented Reality Youtube Channels from thousands of top Augmented Reality Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and […]

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LittleMousyCanCook

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

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


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

One night in Évora, Portugal

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The perfect day trip from Lisbon

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A food lover’s treasure hunt through Paris

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Imagine a treasure hunt of Paris, where the prizes are foodie delights. A gourmet safari where you can go at your own pace, stopping at.

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Tung Garden Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

After living in China’s Guangdong region for half of the year, I feel I have become quite seasoned on dim sum. On my recent stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, I had a Cantonese meal at the Tung Garden restaurant, while staying at the Eastin Grand Saigon hotel. Be sure to read about my stay Continue Reading

SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

Images from our tour on June 21, 2015

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Many thanks to Michelle, Jeff, Peeta, Oli and Kendra for a lovely evening of eating, drinking and walking!

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

Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi’s Chef’s Multi-Course Tasting Event

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

At Yuki Hana they provide guests with a beautiful, modern dining experience and the freshest, most flavorful Japanese dishes around.  From innovative sushi featuring fresh fish from the world’s finest markets to flavorful fusion dishes prepared with locally sourced veggies and herbs, every plate on their menu is fun, flavorful, and a new adventure.  No matter the occasion, they are always more than happy to welcome you in and treat you to an unforgettable evening of bites and sips.  Visit them and experience the finest in Japanese cuisine all under one roof. Every season Yuki Hana hosts a special dinner showcasing their chef’s creativity and talent.  We were invited to their Chef’s Multi-Course Tasting Event and as always, we were impressed with how creative and well thought-out each dish was.  Not only did the food look good but it also tasted delicious as well.  Each dish that came out was like an exciting surprise, we were all blown out of the water with their innovation, presentation and quality.  Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi exceeded our expectations with every dish that they delivered that night.  They are like food scientists, they know their stuff, they are creative, and they just keep getting better and better.  You can tell that each dish was hand made with hard work, love and intention. Begin – Butterfly Pea Crystal, Citrus Sake Appetizer – Amuse-Bouche, Squash Dumpling 1st Course – Cape Cod Oyster, Wasabi Foam, Cocktail Pearl, Lemon Confit 2nd Course – Shima Aji, Wasabi Asparagus, Kombu Chip, Crispy Garlic, Ume Ponzu 3rd Course – Nigiri Tasting Mussel (mussel puree, garlic chip) Hamachi Tartare (tobiko, cured egg snow) Tuna (tare, avocado) Kohada (charred negi vin) Break – Frozen White Chocolate Lychee Gusher 4th Course – Seared Shiromi, Cabbage Menage, Bacon Seaweed, Dashi Aioli (My favorite!) 5th Course – Roasted Beef, Oxtail Croquette, Pickled Pumpkin, Sweet Potato Sphere, Roasted Leek, Honey Soy (my second favorite!) Dessert – Persimmon 5.0, Gelato, Compressed, Gel, Meringue, Soup (it was delicious!) Special thanks to owner Ping Jiang and her talented staff for their hospitality and amazing food!  Be sure to check out Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi soon, you won’t regret it! Albert DeSue – Executive Chef Steven Phan – Head Sushi Chef Edwardo Mena – Sous Chef Lance Herbas – Sushi Chef Steven Chang – Sushi Chef (Cover photo and last photo taken by Quay Hu) Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi 3635 Aloma Ave Oviedo, Florida 32765 (407) 695-8808 http://sushiyukihana.com

A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Le Meridien Saigon is one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most ultra-modern 5-star hotels. If you like bright and shiny things, you will love this hotel. It is located across fro…

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El Nido – Itinerary suggestion for 5 days

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

El Nido is not as crowded as Boracay, not as noisy as Phuket, Samui … but simple, and peaceful to please travelers. The tourism paradise of the Philippines is becoming a popular destination for tourists, including backpackers, due to its beautiful scenery, convenient infrastructure and very well maintained marine environment. […]

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The Highlights of our year as Travel Bloggers

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

The wonderful thing about being travel bloggers is that we have no idea of what our year will look like, and I guess that is totally true with life also. That is why our tagl…

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


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This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

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Founded in September 2014. We have accompanied more than 200 tourists so far.

How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon?

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Shop like a local in Saigon, why not? Ho Chi Minh City, or much commonly known as Saigon, is a real mecca for shopping enthusiasts, but it is crazy, to tell you the truth. If you do not take some information or tips in hand, you will find yourself lost among stalls and stalls of

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2018 Orlando Food Predictions You Want to Know

by C Major @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Happy 2018, Food Friends! Can we all agree that glitter and unicorn desserts are so 2017? Well maybe not, but a girl can dream. I caught up with some of Orlando’s coolest chefs to find out what they see coming to a table near you in 2018, and here’s what they had to say. The Verdict: Crazy desserts are out; smaller, savory sweets are in Asian eats are here to stay RIP to unnecessary gluten-free dishes Say hello to veg cuisine, it’s here and it’s not playing HAWKERS Asian Street Fare – Kaleb Harrell  “Ethnic desserts – We are revamping our entire dessert line because we feel customers are ready. Desserts that have a savory edge, are fruit-based, or just have ingredients outside of mainstream will gain popularity as the size of desserts decreases. Today’s customer would rather have a few bites of something amazing to end their meal than a bowl of corn syrup. Savory cocktails – This one has been on the fringe for a while, but I think 2018 is the year for savory cocktails to take hold.  Think meat stocks, dry rub ingredients, and vegetable instead of fruit juices.  Fast and fresh – This is the mecca for market share in lunch business.  A few companies are doing well and expanding quickly, but it’s a race to see who keeps consistency. Virtually every diner is looking for a fast, and ultra fresh lunch option. How many days can you eat a Chick-fil-A salad for lunch? Vinegars and sours – Fermented flavors are gaining more popularity and will continue in the next year. Look for pickling, fermenting, gourmet mustards, and generally bold flavors in small quantities to continue.  Cheese and charcuterie are amazing, but the accoutrements are starting to take center stage.” Black Rooster Taqueria – John Calloway “I think we will see a lot of cauliflower. Gluten-free has reached its peak, so we will see more artisan and/or rustic breads and people milling their own flours. Mexican will still be everywhere, but I believe Indian food is the next big cuisine. Food as medicine will also be a big focus. From all of the juice bars to doctors and nutritionists prescribing specific foods and diets, we’ll be getting back to our roots with the earth healing our bodies.” K Restaurant – Michelle Hulbert “I think there will continue to be interest smaller desserts – that are portion-control friendly. Over-the-top, gigantic desserts will be a thing of the past. The healthier sides of sweets will include more seasonal fruits.  I think in general we will see a larger focus on vegetables as the star and less starch-heavy dishes.” K Restaurant –  Ryan McLaughlin “I think in 2018 we will see a continued movement toward more vegetable-forward dishes, a dedicated focus on limiting food waste, and an even stronger movement within the chef community to support small, sustainable farms that are focused on the ethical treatment of animals.” Tapa Toro – Wendy Lopez  “I see familiar foods becoming more prominent on menus at restaurants. Think pork rinds and hot dogs. They will be reimagined with new ingredients and presentations. I think we’ll start to see lesser-known cuts of meat appear on menus around town – like Vegas strip and Oyster steak. We’ll start to see more family-style dining options at restaurants. At Tapa Toro, we see groups of people passing plates around the table. Why commit to one entree when you could try a little bit of everything?” Pizza Bruno – Bruno Zacchini “I’ll start with pizza! For me, I see Neapolitan pizza still going strong but new styles and types will become the next thing from Detroit squares to Roman thin crusts and artisan slice pies with farm-to-table ingredients. Pizza has so many styles most people have never seen so it’s really wide open. Overall fast casual is going to keep happening and moving forward with counter service places and places focusing on singular dishes done extremely well.  Flavors for me are Middle Eastern, more regional Asian (think Bangrak), and Italian, of course! I also think that in 2018 we’ll continue to see veg-centric cuisine making its way onto more menus.” Valhalla Bakery + Valkyrie Doughnuts – Celine Duvoisin  “I see a bubble bursting of the stuff on stuff on stuff on stuff. (Not that I’m not going to do excessive shit until it dies.) I think that more Asian popularity will happen, I foresee a rise in proper ramen coming to town and possibly Asian desserts. We’ve hit this wall of sugar hell, with no one hitting the less sweet almost savory desserts. Hopefully an end to the gluten-free obsession. My fingers are crossed for more Mediterranean-type places that focus on macro-based foods as fuel instead of insanely over designed places that don’t have the food to seal the deal.” Is this roundup missing something, or are you seeing a trend worth sharing? Comment below and cheers to new year! Snack on, Chauniqua Major, but we’re friends so call me Major! +++

Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

5 Must Eat Vietnamese Street Food Snacks You Don’t Want To Miss On Your Trip To Saigon

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

  Vietnamese Jicama Roll, Bò Bía The little brother of the infamous Vietnamese Spring Roll a.k.a Goi Cuon, Bo Bia is one of the easiest snacks to find when walking down the street of Ho Chi Minh City. This spring roll packs a unique punch...

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

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

First Look: Sticky Rice Lao Street Food

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Had a truly delicious lunch today at Sticky Rice Lao Street Food! Located on the first floor of Bikkuri in Mills 50, the owners of Sticky Rice has transformed the small restaurant into something resembling an outdoor Laotian night market stall with dark ceilings and low, wooden tables. The menu is very affordable with most dishes ranging from $4 to $5, perfect sizes for sharing over Laotian beers with friends if one chooses. You’d be tempted to order the whole menu. It reminded me of places my uncles would go to enjoy grilled meats and beers (they serve BeerLao here!) late into the night growing up. Alot of the food had flavors that reminded me of my childhood, though Vietnam is a neighbor of Laos there are some similarities as well as differences in the cuisine. I loved the char on the grilled chicken wings seasoned in fish sauce and sugar, and the crispy pork rice lettuce wrap which had little crunchy bits and pieces of roast pork. It’s important to note that the sticky rice order is meant to be eaten with other dishes such as the pork sausages or beef jerky rather than alone – making a perfect combo of carbs and meat. They also had a delicious noodle soup that reminded me of Vietnamese banh canh or udon noodle soup called khao piek sen. khao piek sen noodle soup Another favorite was the pork tapioca dumplings, sticky chewy white balls of tapioca stuffed with crispy pork and garlic! pork tapioca dumplings Save room for dessert like the sweet pandan jelly in coconut milk, mango sticky rice, and coconut gelato on purple sticky rice served inside bamboo. We dunked our sticky rice in the sweet coconut milk for that extra sweetness. Overall very impressed by the food and the authenticity of flavors at Sticky Rice – definitely will bring my family back here to try. Go soon and with friends and enjoy Orlando’s first and only Laotian street food restaurant! They are open 11:30am to 10:00pm daily. Sticky Rice Lao Street Food 1915 East Colonial Drive Orlando, Florida https://www.facebook.com/pg/StickyRiceStreetFood

Ubud Monkey Forest In Bali – Things To Know Before You Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

My first visit to the Monkey Forest was fraught with an unnecessary amount of anxiety! One of us, can’t remember who it was (all I know is that it wasn’t me 😀 ) mentioned how the monkeys in the forest were kinda crazy and would attack people for food or even for things like their … Continue Reading

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Second Harvest Food Bank presents: Chef’s Night Featuring Chef Trina Gregory-Propst, Pastry Chef/Owner of SE7EN BITES

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Chef Trina Gregory-Propst is amazing.  She was the one who recommended my family’s restaurant, Saigon Noodle and Grill – Bumby to the Food Network producers when they asked her if she knew of any good Vietnamese restaurants in Orlando to be featured on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”.  My family had no idea that Triple D was coming to our city (for the first time ever) so we did not expect to be contacted by them, however, when they reached out to us we knew that it was truly a blessing sent from God.  We accepted the offer to film an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” and it has changed our lives for the better.  We are now recognized worldwide and we have met so many loyal Triple D fans from all across the world.  Chef Trina’s restaurant SE7EN BITES was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives” and both of our restaurants are located in the Milk District, so we are actually neighbors.  What an honor it is to put our city and district on the Triple D map with Chef Trina.  My family cannot thank her enough for what she has done for our small restaraunt business.  We are so grateful for her and her awesome wife’s friendship! Chef’s Night is an evening at the food bank featuring some of Central Florida’s best chefs and cuisine, all to benefit their Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program.  The Culinary Training Program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.  When you support Chef’s Night, you are helping to change lives, and help pull your neighbors in need out of poverty. SE7EN BITES specializes in nostalgic southern comfort food with a modern twist.  Chef Trina has loved to bake since her Grammy first introduced her to baking when she was a child.  Grammy helped develop Trina’s love for all things sweet.  Add in a professional culinary education, talent and passion and the result is a great recipe for local Orlando Goodness.  Chef Trina created a 5-course “Brinner” menu, a delicious combination of breakfast served at dinner.  Special thanks to SYSCO for donating all of the food to Chef’s Night to make the event a success. Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar Deviled eggs with candied bacon (best deviled eggs that I have ever had in my life!) Pimento Cheese Biscuit bites with sweet red pepper butter (so yummy!) Appetizer Course – Fried grit cake with tomato jam, Andouille and dressed Arugula Salad Course – Citrus Pistachio Salad Main Course – Colonel Marmalade in the Kitchen with a Knife.  Biscuit stacked with Pimento Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, over medium egg, sausage gravy and finished with a dollop of Orange Blossom Marmalade (so delicious!) Dessert Course – Cinnamon Roll Sundae Grammies, Cinnamon Roll topped with Vanilla Ice Cream Espresso Maple Caramel, Garnished with Milk & Salted Caramel Crumble Chef Trina with her awesome wife, Va Propst. The talented Se7en Bites staff This lovely lady just got hired by Chef Trina to work at her restaurant, SE7EN BITES!  Big congratulations!!  (P.S. – She looks familiar.  I think we went to high school together.  So cool!) Follow @themichaeljavier on instagram – he’s a cool dude, I want his charisma! If you missed out this year, be sure to join us at the next Chef’s Table at Second Harvest Food Bank!  Details will be posted on their website so keep an eye out for it. (Source credit: Second Harvest Food Bank) Second Harvest Food Bank 411 Mercy Drive Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 295-1066 feedhopenow.org Se7en Bites 617 N Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 203-0727 se7enbites.com  

24 Cocktails From Countries A-Z To Get Your Drink On Whenever You Travel

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Cocktails of the World Ever wondered what are the favourite cocktails of the different countries in the world? We’ve got the answers right here for ...

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Here’s Why You’ll Be Seeing #LightToNightSG On Your Instagram Feed Very Soon

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 Light up your night! Singapore’s cityscape comes alive during Art Week in a beautiful display of colours! For a limited time only Singapore’s art belt ...

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Heartland Mall Food Directory

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

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

7 delicacies at the oldest Hoi An market

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

Hoi An Market, dating back to the 17th century, is now a popular destination with Vietnamese Vermicelli, spring roll noodles or Vietnamese crepe. Vietnamese Vermicelli Vietnamese Vermicelli is delicious that any visitors to Hoi An should try once. It has been praised by the British newspaper as “the whole history […]

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Pizza & Pasta @ Tino’s Pizza Cafe Resorts World Sentosa

by mitsueki's Blog @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

I have a weakness for carb loaded food such as pizza and pasta and I tend to opt for these choices when I’m out with people because.. YOU CAN SHARE THE CALORIES HAHAHAHAHA! Anyway, after a day out at USS with Uncle – we were looking out for a dinner spot. We both agreed on ...

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Dry Clean your Winter Wear and Clothes with Honestbee Laundry + 15% OFF PROMO CODE INSIDE!

by mitsueki's Blog @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Did you know that Honestbee has recently expanded into the laundry business? Yep, I love the fact that you can use Honestbee beyond groceries and food delivery! I guess this means that I don’t ever have to leave my home when I can get literally EVERYTHING done within the Honestbee app saving me a ton ...

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District 1

by noreply@blogger.com (Michael) @ A Saigon Food Guide

District 1 is the beating heart of Saigon and, naturally, the center of the restaurant scene. The majority of the restaurants serving international fare are located here (especially in the previously discussed Pham Ngu Lao), along with many of the most expensive tables in town. The options are bewildering: you can find sushi and all kinds of other Asian, or choose from one of the many cheap stalls at Benh Thanh Market, or splash out at a 5-star masterpiece. I haven't done any "splashing out" yet, but I've done most of my eating in District 1, so here come the majority of the reviews. Oh and I should point out that I don't have a freakish memory that allows me to remember the name and address of all of these joints. Many restaurants have a stack of business cards on every table, and I always make sure to grab one so I can remember where I've been. Without further ado:
I've decided to do away with the price divider, since I've really never spent more than $7 anywhere.

1) Alibaba - 43 Mac Thi Buoi St. As I said in my previous post, I know almost nothing about Indian food, so this is far from an expert review. This place claims to have The Best Indian Cuisine, and although I've only tried one other Indian restaurant I'd have to agree with them. I had some sort of spicy lamb masala with vegetable rice and it was fantastic - and fantastically filling. The table also split three orders of naan - garlic, cheese, and regular. This was also great, and very useful for sopping up the masala sauce. My part of the bill came out to 130,000 dong but, if you're not a bread addict and only order 1 helping of naan, you could escape for under 100,000. There are some rather expensive dishes, but when the 70,000 dong ones are so delicious, what's the point? The menu is extensive, so even the pickiest of eaters should have no problem finding something to nibble on. 5/5

2) Mexico Lindo - 149 Ton That Dam St. Widely considered to serve the best Mexican food in the city, my two trips there have me agreeing with the majority opinion. The chef/owner is American, and he may surprise you by simply plopping down in a chair at your table before articulately explaining the night's special, without even introducing himself. He did this last time we ate there, and at first I thought, "What a strange fellow, he must really be into Mexican food." Then he stood up and walked into the kitchen, and the lightbulb in my head switched on. Anyways, the food is pretty excellent. Nachos with salsa and guacamole as an appetizer are a must, and my two entrees have been faijitas and a special (the chef was very passionate about it), the name of which I've forgotten. Both were delicious and on par with solid Mexican food in the U.S. If you don't order alcohol, you could keep the bill under $5. Most entrees cost between 70,000 and 90,000 dong, a few are more like 130,000, and are definitely big enough to fill you up. The menu isn't huge but it offers all of the usual Mexican highlights: tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc. Highly recommended if you're a fan of Mexican. 5/5

3) Pho 2000 - This is one of several pho chains located in the city, although the one right across from Benh Thanh market is the most famous because Bill Clinton ate there in 2000 when he became the first American president to visit Vietnam since the end of the war. The usual pho varieties, such as beef, pork, seafood, beef meatball, etc. are served. If I remember correctly most of them were around 50,000 or 60,000 dong. The pho was good, although not quite presidential, and it did cause me to almost ruin a bathroom later that night. That doesn't seem to be the norm though, since my roommates were fine and, presumably, Clinton didn't explode all over the Prime Minister. 3/5

4) Pho 24  - Another pho chain with locations throughout the city, as well as places like Indonesia and Hong Kong. Serves excellent fried spring rolls as well as an array of pho, prepared either as a big bowl or a normal bowl. I ordered one that came with beef (or maybe pork?) and some nasty bits, such as muscle tendon and tripe. I wasn't a fan of the tendon but the rest was fine. Again, not the best pho I've ever had, but it certainly gets the job done, especially once you add the usual condiments of fish or hoisin sauce, beensprouts, greens, and hot sauce. Basically in the same price range as Pho 2000. You could consider them the McDonalds and Burger King of Saigon, since those fast-food chains don't exists here (hooray!). 3/5

5) Quan Com Viet Ngon - 160 Pasteur St. If you're coming down Pasteur from Le Loi St., it's in between Ly Tu Trong St. and Nguyen Du St., on the right. This palatial restaurant apparently used to be a simple garden eatery with tables surrounded by food stalls. The setting has definitely moved upmarket, with multiple levels of well-appointed furniture and walls, as well as a reflecting pool inside the entrance, making for a memorable setting. There is outdoor seating as well and, despite the massive number of seats, we actually had to wait a few minutes here. Despite the beauty of Quan Com, the prices are surprisingly affordable. The kitchen dishes out an extensive menu focused on regional Vietnamese specialities - there are two pages of spring rolls alone! You can get Hanoi-style noodle dishes, Hue Imperial cuisine, Mekong Delta-style seafood dishes, and everything in between. I went for a regional Delta dish and was thoroughly impressed. The spring roll appetizer was delicious as well, and my friends enjoyed their dinners as well. The majority of the dishes were under 60,000 dong, a steal considering the setting and quality of the food. Highly recommended. 5/5

6) The Food Stalls at Benh Thanh Market - Benh Thanh could be considered the center point of Saigon, so it is impossible to miss, especially since so many tourists flock there. In addition to clothes, electronics and souvenirs, you can find dirt-cheap food stalls lining one section of the market during the day. At night, after the market closes, the action moves outside, as tarps are erected and plastic tables and chairs are set out to welcome in the throngs of tourists. Each temporary restaurant has its own promoter, who comes up with a menu and tries to persuade you to come to try their food. Many of these places have enormous menus, although they all serve nothing but Vietnamese food (not that that's a problem). I've eaten at a couple of these places, and they are delicious, especially considering how affordable they are. Many dishes are under 40,000, although you can go big and order a whole fish for 100,000. You can also watch your meal get made, since the grills and other cooking appliances are right in front of you if you eat inside or set up behind the tables outside.

7) Tokyo Deli - 240 Le Thanh Ton St. Le Thanh Ton is one way, so this is about a block past Benh Thanh the only direction you can go, on the right. My roommates and I had been jonesing for some sushi, and some other teachers told us about this gem. The decor is completely white and spotlessly clean, and the sushi is simply inredible - at prices that will blow your mind. I ordered a miso soup (excellent) and split a variety platter and and an order of Spicy California rolls with someone and payed about 120,000. That meal would've cost at least $20 back in the U.S. The variety platter included Nigiri-style salmon, tuna, and some other things I didn't recognize but were amazing. However, the spicy California rolls were the star of the show. I usually consider California rolls a bit of a cop out when ordering sushi, since they are served everywhere, but the spiciness of this dish was perfect, and the flavor was addicting. I like to try different things each time I go to a restaurant, but I'll have a hard not ordering these again when I go back. Prices range from 20,000 dong for soup to around 50,000 for a basic roll to over 100,000 for platters and fancier rolls. 5/5

8) Wrap & Roll - Another high-quality chain. I've been to the one on Hai Ba Trung, behind the Opera House. As you can probably infer from the name, Wrap & Roll specializes in spring rolls and dishes that are wrapped in various vegetables. A word of warning: they will run out of food later in the evening because the place is so popular. I tried to order two different dishes that were no longer being served that night. The spring rolls I did get, however, were excellent, and the dipping sauce that comes with them is one of the best sauces I've had here. Serving sizes are smallish, hence why I was trying to order two dishes. Most of them cost around 40 or 50,000 dong. I definitely plan on returning, despite the ordering difficulties. 4/5

6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

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Snack Bites | Tim Tam Mango Flavor

by mitsueki's Blog @ mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger – Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Woo finally opened up my snack loots from Melbourne previously and shared them with my colleagues! Say yeahhhh to Tim Tam (Mango) flavor! Love trying out new flavors instead of the usual chocolate version! They always look so ordinary until you bite into them! Then you can see the flavor accordingly! Mango = yellow! Surprisingly, ...

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

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

2nd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to a media preview of the 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World.  The month-long festival runs from January 12 – February 19, 2018 and includes an art walk, photo ops, chalk art, culinary offerings, live music, stage performances, art seminars, activities designed with families in mind and so much more.  They’ve rolled everything you love about the arts into one spectacular salute. Official Festival of the Arts merchandise These four pins are redemption prizes for the scavenger hunt Design your own screen printed t-shirt with Enemy Ink Masterpiece Kitchen Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments (delicious!) Painter’s Palate (Odyssey, Festival Center) Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: Whipped Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs (V), Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs, Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad (really enjoyed biting into these cronut pairings!) Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres: Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostini, Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied Bacon, Crispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Truffle Aioli Festival of the Arts White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF)(V) Festival of the Arts White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF)(V) Decadent Delights (Promenade) S’mores Tart: House-smoked Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Marshmallow Meringue, Graham Cracker Dust and Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce The Destructed Dish Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil (great dessert dish!) Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic) (caution: this is a sweet one!) The Artist’s Table Roasted Pork Roulade with Butternut Squash Purée, Marble Potatoes and Baby Carrots with a Red Wine Sauce featuring Melissa’s Produce Cuisine Classique Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) Pop Eats Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips (GF) Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V) Sous Chef Daniel Contreras Disney on Broadway Concert Series preview with Jenn Gambatese and Kevin Massey Jim, a long-time Disney pianist Trailblazing Ladies of Disney Animation, Presented by Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation They gifted all of us a copy of Mindy Johnson’s book (retails for $60) Be sure to check out Epcot International Festival of the Arts soon before it ends on February 19.  You will love it! (Source credit: Walt Disney World) Epcot 200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 939-5277 disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts/

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Pizzeria Roberti in East Orlando

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Pizzeria Roberti can be found tucked in a small corner on the east side of Orlando, off of Curry Ford and Chicksaw Trail. Here you will find one of the best pizzas in Orlando – from the crispy, tasty house-fermented crust to the house-made mozzarella cheese, Pizzeria Roberti is the real deal. Joseph Roberti, owner and chef of Pizzeria Roberti, takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows through the quality of the food here. Roberti tells us, “Our pizza on the surface is a New York Style Pizza, but underneath it is much more complex than that. In reality it is a combination of Artisan style pizza, Neapolitan style pizza, and traditional New York style pizza.” “Our dough is made from cultivated yeast produced in house similar to the production of artisan sourdough breads (Artisan characteristic). Our sauce is made from San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy and less than a handful of all fresh ingredients (Neapolitan characteristic). We bake our pies in a traditional bakers pride pizza oven (New York characteristic), but we cook them at a high heat between 550 and 575 degrees Fahrenheit (similar to a Neapolitan characteristic). Our cheese is a combination whole milk and part-skim Grande Mozzarella (New York characteristic).” “Every ingredient of our specialty pies is produced in house. Our specialty slice pies are often garnished to order not unlike a dish coming out of a high end restaurant. And that is just the pizzas. We also have beer, wine, salads (all dressings made in house), subs, appetizers (such as our homemade fresh mozzarella), pastas (all sauces made in house), and vast catering menu. We are off to a great start in developing our concept and look forward to continually evolve as we grow. “As a kid my father used to take me to a local pizza shop a few days a week and the cooks used to teach me little things here and there. By the age of 8 or 9 I made my first slice pie. Fast forward a bit to 14, I was now living in Orlando, Fl, and about to start high school. I was looking to get started in my cooking career and I got my shot at a neighborhood pizzeria & bar. I started as a prep cook, then learned the hot line, then pizza station, and even serving from time to time.” “I liked my job but had ambitions for more, I wanted to pursue a career as a professional chef. As soon as I got my license I took a job on I-drive as a dishwasher in a much bigger and more known restaurant. It was a step backward, but it was also a foot in the door with a successful brand. Fast forward again about 3 years, I worked at few spots around Orlando, most notably the Citrus Club under chef Scott Haegele, and went to culinary school.” “Upon graduating culinary school I decided to go back to New York to learn how to transition from a cook to a chef. I got my shot, this time with accomplished chef Hung Huynh who took me under his wing, trained me, and gave me the exposure and opportunity to work with many great culinarians.” “Fast Forward another 4 years, I’m living in Miami, at this point a chef myself running various kitchens. In 2015 I created a company “Motion Hospitality Group” as a hospitality consulting business, with the intention of one day opening a place of my own. Fast Forward to today where Motion Hospitality Group currently owns and operates its first restaurant concept: “Pizzeria Roberti”.” What are your first childhood food memories? One of my first memories with food was when I was around 5 or 6, my parents weren’t home and my brother was watching me. He must have fallen asleep or something, and I made an apple omelet. The first thing I have ever cooked by my memory. What are some of your favorite dishes at Pizzeria Roberti? My favorite dishes at the pizzeria are the pesto & margherita pizzas, chicken marsala with farfalle pasta, and the pizza dough zeppoles. What do you like to cook for “comfort food” at home with your family? My Favorite thing to eat at home is Mom’s Lasagna. The Sauce “Our pizza sauce consists of a combination of San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy and all fresh ingredients including fresh herbs and garlic. San Marzano tomatoes are known for their natural sweetness and low acidity.” The Dough “Our dough is made in house with our specially cultivated yeast, which is fermented on premise. This is an important characteristic of our dough because it creates a more robust flavor and the natural fermentation of our dough, makes it healthier and more digestible.” Pizzeria Roberti Address: 2751 S Chickasaw Trail Suite 107, Orlando, FL 32829 https://pizzeriaroberti.com

The cost of traveling for two years.

by Jimmy @

“How much does it cost to travel for two years?” “How can you afford to go away for so long?” “Did you win the lottery or something?” These were the most commonly asked questions while I was travelling. My simple … Read all about it!

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8 things to do in Hanoi’s outskirt for...

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

Talking about things to do in Hanoi, besides popular attractions inside city, places that are not too far from the city center are very suitable for you to explore with your friends and loved ones on a picnic or camping trip. If you want to new and close to nature  […]

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Congratulations on your 2017 #travelfirsts

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Your #TravelFirsts submissions have given IHG® Rewards Club members moments to last a lifetime.

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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…

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

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Eating Saigon!

Eating Saigon!


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Saigon Street Food Adventures

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

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


Travelfish

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

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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Join Us For A Newton’s Friday Night Fish Fry

by admin @ Rick & Ann's Restaurant

Newton’s southern comfort food presents a southern pop up Friday Night Fish Fry at Rick & Ann’s Restaurant. Newton’s Friday Night Fish Fry Pop Up Dinner Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Prix Fixe Menu Southern Seafood Platter Catfish Jumbo Shrimp Chicken Wings Fries or Mixed Greens Sweet Tooth Fresh Peach Cobbler $39.95 […]

A Brief Stop in Philadelphia – For a Philly Cheesesteak

by Jimmy @

Philadelphia was a place that was bookmarked as part of my roadtrip. Most visitors come to run up the steps made famous in the movie, Rocky as well as see the famous statue. Personally, I came for the Philly cheese steak. As … Read all about it!

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Where To Eat Vegan Food In New York City

by Selene @ fork on the road

In recent years, even the most ardent meat-lovers would find it hard to ignore the rise of veganism. The most recent research estimates that six percent of Americans now follow a vegan diet — a staggering increase of 600% in just three years. While the idea that vegans just eat salad prevails among some, the notion that you can eat healthily and deliciously without animal products is catching on. The Big Apple is a great place to discover how versatile a vegan diet can be. So where should you eat vegan food in New York City? Just about anywhere! From the lingering long lines outside the excellent vegan restaurant By Chloe to the prevalence of vegan options on traditional menus, it’s clear that NYC...

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The Tomb of Lê Văn Duyệt

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

One of Vietnam's most cherished military heroes, Lê Văn Duyệt, is buried alongside his wife at a temple in Saigon's Bình Thạnh district. Constructed after the marshal's death in 1830, this religious complex provides an attractive place of quiet, in the middle of an otherwise chaotic neighborhood.

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Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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Celebrating the season at IKEA’s annual Swedish Julbord buffet

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Meatballs with lingonberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, sautéed red cabbage and apples, Jansson’s temptations We were invited to celebrate the season at IKEA’s annual Swedish Julbord smorgasbord – a nationwide event at participating stores.  A traditional Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties enjoyed with family and friends. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat buffet featuring traditional Swedish dishes were $16.99 per person / $4.99 for kids 12 and under, or at a discounted rate for IKEA FAMILY members ($12.99 per person / $2.99 for kids 12 and under). IKEA Food Range and Product Developer, Peter Ho, says, “The Julbord buffet is at the center of the classic Scandinavian holiday celebration, uniting family and friends alike.  It is a much anticipated tradition in Sweden that we enjoy sharing with customers all over.” The cutest Christmas reindeer!  An IKEA employee informed me that they were sold out, unfortunately. Swedish cheeses, crispbread, thin bread, softbread Gravad lax with mustard sauce Christmas ham Swedish potato salad Hard boiled eggs Assorted desserts Daim cakes with and without chocolate, Swedish fish Coffee, tea, fountain beverages Pickled herring, Swedish cucumber salad, Red beet salad, Hard boiled eggs, Christmas ham, Gravad lax with mustard sauce Poached salmon, Jansson’s temptations, sautéed red cabbage and apples, mashed potatoes and gravy Swedish Santa Lucia processional Swedish Santa Thank you Swedish Santa for the complimentary tote bags! (Source credit: IKEA) IKEA 4092 Eastgate Dr. Orlando, FL 32839 +1 (888) 888-4532 ikea.com/us

SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike


Contented Traveller

One of the best ways to understand this sprawling and the frenetic city is to do a Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike .. at night

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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From beaches to islands, nothing beats Thailand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Discover beachside paradise while exploring some of Rayong's best–and least known–beaches and islands.

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11 famous alleys for food lovers in Sai Gon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Saigon Alleys are food heaven for those who want to discover the authentic cuisine of Sai Gon. Just a short visit to one of these alleys, you will see why locals love to eat in those small alleys. 1. 52 Cao Thắng Alleyway, District 3 51 Cao Thắng Food alleyway has been a popular spot

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Tucano’s Jakarta – Sudirman

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

I had never suffered so much writing a post until this time because now I am seriously craving for these glorious food again! By looking ...

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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10 Cheeky Staycations To Take In Japan This Valentine’s Day

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Not your usual staycation Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to be spending it in Japan, treat your loved ...

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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 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

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

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 →

BonBon Residences: Our Home in Saigon

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

For our 91-day trips around the world, there is no decision so critical as the apartment in which we'll be based. And I imagine that's especially the case in Saigon, where neighborhoods can be too loud, too touristy, and either too far or too close to the center. Happily, we couldn't have found a better home than BonBon Residences.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Mount Fuji day trip blog — How to spend one perfect day itinerary in Mt Fuji?

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Let’s discover the most famous iconic of Japan through our Mount Fuji day trip blog — Mount Fuji one day itinerary (Mt Fuji one day itinerary, Mount Fuji day trip itinerary) start from Tokyo and from when to visit Mount Fuji to best places to visit in Mt Fuji with Living Nomads: One-day excursion to […]

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Top 25 Biology Youtube Channels By Biologists

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Top 25 Biology Youtube Channels The Best Biology Youtube Channels from thousands of top Biology Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and consistency of videos […]

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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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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POP Ups!

by Marcus @ Saigon Soul Food

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A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City

A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City


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Vegetarians and vegans can find the city also known as Saigon difficult to navigate, but it all becomes much easier after a guided foodie tour…

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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Cartagena de Indias: Retreat to One of South America's Most Well-Preserved Cities

Cartagena de Indias: Retreat to One of South America's Most Well-Preserved Cities

by Olivia Christine Perez @ A Travel and Wellness Blog - O. Christine

Missed our group trip to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia? Here are some fun photos and details of our Cartagena in Color getaway with O. Christine Retreats. Estimated Read Time: 6 Minutes

10 Items To Buy From Japanese 7-Eleven Convenience Stores

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Step into the budget food haven of Japan’s 7-Eleven! If you’ve been to Japan, you’ll know that food doesn’t always come cheap. For the budget ...

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Top Scandinavia Travel RSS Feeds

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Top Scandinavia Travel RSS Feeds Top Scandinavia Travel RSS Feeds 1. Routes North RSS Feed - routesnorth.com/feed  + Follow RSS Site - routesnorth.com Scandinavia About Site - Routes North is an independent travel guide to Scandinavia. Guides to Stockholm, Oslo, Lapland and Copenhagen, plus tips on things to do. Frequency - about 2 posts per […]

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The ultimate guide to Australian summer adventures

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

From white-sand beaches to world-class vineyards, you will find something to love here.

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Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ saigon street food blog – Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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Eating Saigon!

Eating Saigon!


Eating Saigon!

Amazing Vietnamese food by a Saigon chef

Where to find Street Art in Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Away but within earshot of the cacophony of motorbikes and beeping horns in Hoi Chi Minh City, you will find a little alley full of Street Art in Saigon. Most things in Sai…

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

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


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

Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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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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Bulla Gastrobar – Winter 2018 Menu

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Winter, brief it may be, has arrived to Central Florida with the latest frosty blasts covering most of our region this past week. The Spanish-inspired Bulla Gastrobar has recently debuted their Winter Menu, featuring savory, hearty dishes that will certainly warm any foodie’s appetite this winter. Here is the menu: Sabores de Invierno Winter Menu Padrones Rellenos $8 – Shishito peppers stuffed with Mahon cheese, encrusted with panko crumbs and a spicy tomato dipping sauce Caldo Gallego $8 – Galician Soup, White beans, pork shank, chorizo, kale Piquillos a la Vizcaina $11 – Ground beef and pork stuffed piquillo peppers, bechamel sauce, black currants Lechon Asado $23 – Slow Roasted Pig, Pork Demi, Panadera Potatoes Chuletas de Cordero $23 – Lamb Chops, Honey Beer Reduction, Kale, Potato Foam Some of my favorites from the menu included the: Padrones rellenos, crunchy panko crusted, stuffed shisito peppers filled with mahon cheese – each bite oozes with warm cheese – perfect. The Piquillos a la Vizcaina, stuffed piquillo peppers were both savory and sweet – savory from the ground beef and pork and bechamel cheese sauce but also a touch of sweetness from the black currant reduction and nutty sliced almonds. If you are a fan of lamb chops, try the chuletas de cordero – subtly sweet from honey reduction, it’s a hearty dish with delicate potato foam and crispy kale. My absolute favorite on the menu is the lechon asado, thrice cooked slow roasted pig with a pork demi sauce and panadera potatoes – thick and juicy, the pork just melts in your mouth with the crispy pork skin is a fantastic treat. The menu lasts all winter until March so visit soon! Bulla Gastrobar 110 S Orlando Ave #7, Winter Park, FL 32789 bullagastrobar.com

Saigon Street Food Journal #5 | Saigon For 91 Days

Saigon Street Food Journal #5 | Saigon For 91 Days


Saigon For 91 Days

Here's our final compilation of our favorite Saigon street food. This is the kind of chow which makes us smack our lips, smack smack smack. The kind that makes us chew with our mouths wide open, so that we can smack as loud as possible! The kind which sticks in our tooth gaps, so that after our meal, we sit around with a toothpick for 30 minutes, picking and sucking our teeth... wait a second... have we gone native?

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

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

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

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“Just Back From Saigon” Pop-Up Dinner 5/20/17

by admin @ Rick & Ann's Restaurant

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Dinner Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Menu Sampler Plate Starter Nem Chua – Vietnamese fermented beef sausage Bap Xao – Stir fried sweet corn with dried baby shrimp Can Ga Sot Chanh Day – Crispy fried chicken wings with passion fruit sauce Entree Mi Vit Tiem – Braised duck leg and thigh […]

First Look: Metro Diner at UCF – University Blvd

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

“Where the Locals Eat” Known as one of the best places for breakfast in Jacksonville, winning multiple accolades, Metro Diner has finally expanded further into the Orlando area near the always brunch-happy UCF area in East Orlando. The first Central Florida is in Altamonte Springs. Founded in Jacksonville in 1992, over 25 years ago, Metro Diner specializes in breakfast specials and comfort diner food and was recently featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network. Let the flavor town train roll on! On a recent visit, the place was packed with local professionals in from the cold on their lunch breaks. People love breakfast and brunch in Orlando and there seems to be more and more options each day. I ordered their signature Fried Chicken and Waffle – the fried chicken was nice and crispy, but the waffle was the real star – light and fluffy yet also with a nice crisp. The strawberry butter was also a wonderful touch to this sweet and savory dish. Fried Chicken & Waffle $15.49 Half a fried chicken and a Belgian waffle, topped with powdered sugar and sweet, strawberry butter. Served with their special honey tabasco, sweet and spicy sauce. Metro Diner 11650 University Blvd Orlando, FL 32817 https://metrodiner.com/locations/florida/orlando-university/

Siem Reap transfer service information

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

There a are a lot of ways to transfer to/in Siem Reap for the first-time travellers to choose. These Siem Reap transfer service suggestions below will help you get the overall information of moving in this destination. Siem Reap transfer by road Aranyaprathet (Thailand) / Poipet is the nearest international […]

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Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

Xu Saigon Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I’m getting quite into the restaurant scene in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I had a big evening planned for a date night at the Xu restaurant on Hai Ba Trung street. Most will know Xu for their bar which is very popular. The restaurant is located above the bar and offers high-end items such as Continue Reading

How to Eat in Saigon

How to Eat in Saigon


2foodtrippers

Saigon is a city filled with motor bikes, coffee and soup. Check out our favorite ways to eat in this exciting Vietnamese city.

Com Suon Nuong

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Com Suon Nuong Here at Street Foodies Saigon, we are unabashed lovers of all things pork. And in the great city of Ho Chi Minh City, you can’t walk more than a block before running into a vendor that sells some form of pork deliciousness. Most likely than not, if you see some smoke as […]

Saigon street food guides: Foods cost you lest than $1 and where to find them - Inspitrip Blog

Saigon street food guides: Foods cost you lest than $1 and where to find them - Inspitrip Blog


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The perks of enjoying the Saigon street food lie not only in satisfying your stomach, but also offers the chance to discover hidden gems

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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Bumming around Madrid

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The city of Madrid is one not to be avoided

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Our tasty Saigon food tour: Too full to move! - Inspitrip Blog

Our tasty Saigon food tour: Too full to move! - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Alex, our local tour guide for the Saigon food tour, is indeed a food connoisseur, and his knowledge of Vietnamese dishes was impressive.

Compare travel costs in Southeast Asian countries (Part...

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

Continue to compare tourism in Southeast Asian countries, GoAsiaDayTrip will introduce for you the next 4 countries, including Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia. Thailand  As a shopping paradise as well as entertainment in Southeast Asia, so travel to the Golden Temple country is always on top priority. Moving to Thailand: […]

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Food Republic | How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam

by Selene @ fork on the road

After 16 months on the road, Vietnam was the last stop of my vegetarian food journey. Luckily it was also one of the best. While nothing beats Bali as the ultimate vegetarian destination, the veggie food in Vietnam is amazing. The local cuisine is packed with fresh vegetables, just-picked herbs, succulent tofu and a subtle colonial French influence, and the prices are staggeringly low. Here’s how to eat veggie in Vietnam. Read the full article over on Food Republic.

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Home - The Christina's Blog


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Home - The Christina's Blog

Top 50 Scandinavia Travel Blogs and Websites on the Web

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 50 Scandinavia Travel blogs The Best Scandinavia Travel blogs from thousands of top Scandinavia Travel blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social […]

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14 Amazing Things To Do In Crete, Greece

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Out of all the Greek islands like; Corfu, Samos, Santorini or Mykonos, Crete is (without a doubt) the largest. It’s a place filled with everything from historic forts, plates of yummy Greek food and oodles of beautiful scenery. There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Crete. I promise you’ll be spoilt for choice. Now, as I said, … Continue Reading

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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

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

Saigon’s Street Food is always evolving and changing The Saigon Street Food Scene is known for moving in fads or trends. It doesn’t neccesarily even have to be traditional Vietnamese street food that you will find on the street these days.   In my two...

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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Hjónabandssaela – Icelandic happy marriage cake

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A deliciously rustic cake from Iceland

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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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6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

Most of you know I love to travel and eat! Throughout the years I’ve tried many different diets including vegetarian, vegan and most recently, I’ve experimented with gluten-free foods. In case you’re unfamiliar, gluten is a family of proteins found in grass-related grains. Some people are completely allergic to gluten, while others may have problems Continue Reading

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Saigon at Night

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Once the sun sets, taking the suffocating heat with it, Saigon turns on the lights and lets down its hair. Students meet to play cards at coffee shops, the bars fill up with both locals and tourists, and the city's innumerable old lady brigades claim their habitual seats on the corners. Whether we were getting drunk at hotpot joints with brand new best-friends-ever, strolling along the canal with dozens of dog-walkers, or zipping around on scooters while the city lights blaze by, some of our best Saigon memories came at night.

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District 3

by noreply@blogger.com (Michael) @ A Saigon Food Guide

My two weeks of teacher training back in September took place in District 3. I also call this district home, so I've done a fair amount of eating here, especially on Vo Van Tan St. I'd like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to Hien, the LanguageCorps Vietnam manager, for either taking us to or recommedning many of the restaurants listed here. I would've done a lot of aimless, hungry wandering without her tips. This district is very Vietnamese, so most of the restaurants serve only Vietnamese dishes, and there are some real gems in this area.

1) Banh Xeo - Cao Thang St. - I'm not sure if this is the right name, but there is a huge sign over the entrance that says "Banh Xeo" in yellow lights, so that's what I call it. Not sure of the street number either, but it's about 4 blocks down Cao Thang, if you're coming from Nguyen Ti Minh Kai St., on the right. The interior is lovely, and the tables actually have little wood-model scenes of rural life set inside them and covered by glass. The menu is dedicated solely to banh xeo, and it's amazing. Page after page of options are available - you choose either beef, chicken, or seafood, and then narrow it down from a dizzying array of mushrooms, beensprouts, and other vegetables to come up with you final combination. Sizes are either normal or large, and the waiter looked at us funny when all three of us ordered a large. Large they were, as the banh xeo was easily bigger than my head. The way to eat banh xeo is to cut it into individual pieces, wrap it in a lettuce leaf, and dip the wrap into sauce. This is a messy process, but totally worth it, as this has quickly become one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes. A huge dish of said lettuce, along with other greens, is provided. Prices for the large are around 70,000, and the smalls are more like 50-60,000. Probably the best banh xeo I've had here, and definitely worth traveling for. 5/5

2) BBQ 101, Vo Van Tan St. - This definitely isn't the name of this restaurant, but there is a sign out front that says BBQ 101. A block or two past Beto, on the left. I think the staff here wanted to mess with us, since they seated us at one of the tables out front that seems to be made for small children, so my legs were sprawled all over the place. Luckily, the food made up for posture-destroying chairs. The menu has almost any kind of meat you can think of on it, in BBQ form. I went for the deer, and it was amazingly flavorful. A friend got the grilled Tiger prawns, which were huge, and she was very happy, if a tad bit messy. Meals come with a bowl of tasty rice as well. Most dishes are around 70 or 80,000, although certain meals are well over 100,000. The beer, however, is very cheap, and they keep it in a cooler right by the entrance, so there's only about a 5 second lapse between you ordering it and the brew entering your mouth. If you're in the mood for grilled meat, check this place out. 4/5

3) Beto, 57 Vo Van Tan St. - Beto sits a couple blocks past the War Remnants Museum, on the left. There are three floors of seating, so this place can accommodate a lot of diners. By far the best time to go is mid-day, because Beto has an awesome business lunch special: a salad, soup, entree, and vegetable dish for 36,000 dong. The options in each category are numerous, although the kitchen does seem to get a little confused when there are a lot of orders. Twice I've gotten the wrong soup and one time they just never bothered to send out the salads. Still, this is a killer deal, and the food is really good. My favorite salad is the Russian salad, which basically seems to be coleslaw. The soups are the weak point, so I'll leave it at that. I've had two different types of green beans and they were both addictive; the other options look good as well. The entrees are the star of the show, namely the Fried Basa fish. I'm not sure what Basa is, but it's spectacularly good. Definitely a must-try. The grilled squid is excellent as well. Highly recommended overall, especially for lunch, considering how great of a deal Beto offers. 4/5

4) Ga Nuong, 354-356 Vo Van Tan St. - A few blocks before Vo Van Tan meets Cao Thang, on the right. This place seems to have several names, although I think this is the one displayed outside. On the business card there's a picture of a chicken as well as the phrase "Poulet de France." I'm not sure what the chicken business is all about since there is a lot more on the menu besides chicken. I had lamb (this is one of the only places I've seen that glorious animal on the menu) with vegetables and bread. The funny thing about the meal was that they served in a stainless steel tray that reminded of something you would see in a school cafeteria. The food, though, is far better than a cafeteria. I enjoyed my lamb and my dining mates enjoyed their meals as well. I'm not sure what the exact price was but I think it was in the 70,000 range, although there are cheaper dishes on the menu. A solid meal. 3/5

5) Hong Phat, 389-391 Vo Van Tan St. - Just a block or so from Cao Thang, on the left. Has a diverse menu, with all of the usual Vietnamese hits. They also serve a mystery dish at every table when you sit down. It was some sort of meat wrapped around...something. I still don't know what the middle was but the outer meat was pretty delicious. I got a soup of some sort, as did my dining companions, and we were all satisfied. There's plenty of seating inside, and prices are reasonable. 3/5

6) Muoi Xiem, 190 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St. - Muoi Xiem is very inviting, with a lovely bamboo interior setting the scene for great food. In front you can watch your meal cooking at the out-in-the-open ovens. This place specializes in banh xeo, and the options are extensive. There are many vegetarian options as well as dishes with beef, chicken, and seafood stuffings. The portions are pretty good, and the banh xeo is served on the usual banana leaf accompanied by a huge bowl of greens.  Muoi Xiem's dishes are excellent, and prices are very reasonable as well. 4/5

7) Pho Le, 303-305 Vo Van Tan - Close to Ga Nuong, although a littler farther away from Cao Thang, on the left. This bare-bones joint serves nothing but, you guessed it, pho. There is an open front and all of the furniture is plastic, but the pho is serious business. Actually, if I had to pick the best pho I've had, I would vote Pho Le. It's that good. There are about 30 items on the menu, so you can get almost anything you can think of in your pho, from the basic beef, pork, chicken, or seafood to all kinds of nasty bits and other intriguing options. Your pho is served with a heaping pile of beansprouts, lettuce, and other greens, along with a plate of hot chilis. Throw all of that in, combine it with a liberal squirt of hoisin sauce, and viola, you've got some of the best pho in the city. The magic here is in the broth, which is much more oily than normal. You have to hit this place if you're in Saigon. Expect brusque service. 5/5

There are several other places I've eaten at in District 3 that deserve mention, but I've forgotten their names. This doesn't mean the food wasn't memorable, I just can't remember them all, especially the ones that don't have business cards. I'll talk about them another time.

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

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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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SUITCASE Magazine | City Guide: Cusco, Peru

by Selene @ fork on the road

Deep in a highland valley in the South American Andes is the city of Cusco, Peru’s most popular travel destination. Once the beating heart of the mighty Incan Empire, today Cusco is a launchpad for tourists to explore the historic villages and relics of the Sacred Valley, most notably the “lost” city of Machu Picchu. But while the area surrounding Cusco offers a dizzying array of cultural excursions, treks and outdoor activities, the city itself is a joy to discover. Designed by the Incas in the shape of a puma, at Cusco’s centre is the splendid Plaza de Armas, around which labyrinths of colourful cobbled streets beckon for exploration. This is a city where ancient Andean history interweaves with colonial culture to create some...

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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Top 50 Relationship Advice Youtube Channels by Dating Experts

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 50 Relationship Advice Youtube Channels The Best Relationship Advice Youtube Channels from thousands of top Relationship Advice Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and […]

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Almond Tree Living World Alam Sutera Tangerang

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

Congratulations Almond Tree Cakes for the opening of newest outlet in Living World, Alam Sutera Tangerang! The new outlet is located inside food court garden ...

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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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What Should I Blog About? 80+ Ideas You Can Create a Blog About

by @ Fulltime Nomad

“What should I blog about?

Every newbie blogger wants to know the answer.

It’s simpler than you think so don’t overwhelm yourself trying to come up with the “perfect” blog niche.

If you want to start a blog and make money from it… you know what… you can do it about almost any topic. So, choose a blog topic …

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Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

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BAKE Cheese Tart – Grand Indonesia, Jakarta

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

Calling all Japanese cheese tarts lovers! Finally, our favorite brand BAKE Cheese Tart from Hokkaido, Japan is opening its first outlet here in Jakarta, Indonesia ...

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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Eating French in Ho Chi Minh City: La Cuisine Restaurant Review

Eating French in Ho Chi Minh City: La Cuisine Restaurant Review


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Read my review of La Cuisine: Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam's must-visit French restaurant .

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

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

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[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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Yappy Hour at K Restaurant + Wine Bar

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

On Monday, Dec. 11, K Restaurant launched their first, monthly, Yappy Hour. To inaugurate this series of tail-wagging fun they have partnered with Woof Orlando from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Orlando locals are invited to bring their furry four-legged friends out and enjoy free spent-grain dog treats made from local breweries and enter-to-win two raffles with prizes including gift certificates for a free grooming. We were able to experience what “Doggie chaperones” can expect when it comes to tongue-in-cheek Yappy Hour dishes from Chef Ryan McLaughlin as well as drink specials as K Restaurant is excited to share that they just received their full liquor license. Crispy Pig Ears are fried with dates pepper hot sauce and herbs. The pig ears are sliced thinly to make them crispy like a chip. They are lightly salted and delicious with or without the hot sauce. Be careful, the hot sauce is thick and has a major kick to it. “Pawsta” is fried ravioli with ricotta filling. Served on marinara with pecorino cheese and herbs. The fried version of ravioli is very airy like a puff pastry. Each ingredient subtly blends well together upon the palate. “Milk Bones” are veal bone marrow bones with charred bread and radishes. The bone marrow is very smooth and works well with the bread and radishes. The charred bread adds a saltiness to each bite. We almost ordered a second round of this dish! The Cosmo-paw-litan (left) is made with vodka, orange shrubb, lime, and cranberry juice. A simple drink to socialize with. The Snoop Dog (right) was our favorite out of these two. The Snoop Dog is made with gin and pineapple juice; it is like a tropical version of a Screwdriver. Since we were still slightly hungry after all the samplings, we ordered the Ricotta Gnocchi off the main menu, which changes up from time to time so you can come back to try new items all the time. The Ricotta Gnocchi is made with duck confit, butternut squash, garden greens, brussel sprouts, and sage veloute. Everything is made in-house and as fresh as possible for each order. Our specific plate was a tad more salty than I would prefer, but the dish is still delicious nonetheless. The Ricotta Gnocchi was paired nicely with a 2014 Carmenere made in Valle Del Maule, Chile. This wine has a smooth and solid flavor with notes of spices, black cherry and blackberries. For more information, visit the K Restaurant & Wine Bar Event Page.

Touring Saigon's Street Food: How To Love Ho Chi Minh City | fork on the road

Touring Saigon's Street Food: How To Love Ho Chi Minh City | fork on the road


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I didn’t expect to love Ho Chi Minh City as much as I did. More than any other place, Vietnam seems to divide travellers and tourists: they either really love it, or really don’t, and Ho Chi Minh City is often at the forefront of that. Because of this polarisation, I entered the city thinking I probably wouldn’t love it instantly, but perhaps it would grow on me. I was totally wrong. I LOVE Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon, as everyone still calls it. Forget about it growing on me, it took about five minutes to realise this city was right up our street. On our first night Tom and I arrived late and were tired. We popped out for “just one beer”...

Lunar New Year 2018: Best Restaurants in SG for Lo Hei and CNY Eats

by Sassy Mama @ Sassy Mama

Get ready for Lunar New Year 2018 with our Chinese New Year dining guide of Lo Hei delights and more. Huat Ah! Lunar New Year is just around the corner and while some use the long weekend for a quick no-flights island getaway, others get into the full CNY spirit – embracing the CNY fashion, doing family visits, and indulging […]

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Saigon’s Street Cats and Dogs

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

We judge a city based on a few critical factors: cuisine, transportation, museums, nightlife... and the cuteness of its street cats and dogs. And that last one is a category in which Saigon scores high. Check out some of the creatures we've met during our 91 days in the city. Which ones would you take home? You can only choose one!

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Saigon Vegetarian

Saigon Vegetarian


Saigon Vegetarian

A vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City shares his veggie experience

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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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

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

by A Wandering Casiedilla @ A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

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

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10 Ridiculously Photogenic Coffees Guaranteed To Pick You Up

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Not Your Usual Cup Of Coffee We all look forward to a good ol’ cuppa for that mid day perk, but it’s time to upgrade ...

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Food Review | Little Saigon @ Clarke Quay - mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger - Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Food Review | Little Saigon @ Clarke Quay - mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger - Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News


mitsueki ♥ | Singapore Lifestyle Blogger - Food, Fashion, Travel & Random News

Crystal and I attended a food tasting at Little Saigon just a week prior to our first ever girls trip to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)! Yeah, and if you can’t already tell – the cuisine served at Little Saigon is Vietnamese! 😆😆 Little Saigon Little Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant and bar is located at the ...

Your Chinese Zodiac Is Telling You To Visit This Destination In 2018

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Spend your ang bao money on a holiday! Mention Chinese New Year and you’ll inevitably come across the twelve zodiac signs or sheng xiao. The ...

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Tạm Biệt, Saigon!

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Noise, pollution, rats, cockroaches, insane traffic, incessant honking, unhygienic street kitchens, non-stop construction, and drunken singers who belt out horrible karaoke late into the night... Saigon has all of this and more! So how is it possible, that Jürgen and I enjoyed our 91 days here so completely?

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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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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Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Some of the most stunning European architecture can be found in Ljubljana, including works of famous architect, Jože Plečnik.

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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Vietnam ; Saigon x Ho Chi Minh city ; TMBH

Vietnam ; Saigon x Ho Chi Minh city ; TMBH


Two Men Bagel House

A couple of nights ago, I still remember having one of the best banh mí's ever in Saigon and many other delicious staples the people have on a daily basis.   You might wonder how and why does this post even matter to our bagel speciality store. We've learnt that diversity and having memorable experi

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Saigon Saigon

Saigon Saigon


Rob's Food Blog

Thai food has become something of a commodity – almost every village has a little restaurant churning out reliable Asian cuisine. Vietnamese on the other hand is far rarer and with a strong r…

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

Three Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Ferreting Out the Fun

Three Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Ferreting Out the Fun


Ferreting Out the Fun

First time to Saigon? Here is the perfect three day itinerary to introduce you to the many charms of this historic, yet modern city!

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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Fourteen Reasons Why I Love Vietnam

by Jimmy @

This is the second successive year that I’ve returned to Vietnam. The first stint lasted nearly nine months that took me from the north to south; with my recently stay only lasting a quick two months. What can I say – I just love the place! Vietnam is a popular … Read all about it!

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Hanoi: 8 cultural events in Jan 2018 (P1)

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

8 cultural events and festivals in Hanoi, January 2018 (Part 1) Situated in the heart of the northern region in Vietnam, Hanoi is the capital city with more than 1,000 years of age. Along with time, the city is built up by a long history of different cultural events and […]

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ASEAN’s Awards for Excellence in 2017

by gadt_admin @ Blog's GoAsiaDayTrip

This annual award for excellent tourism activities in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) has chosen the winners for each category in 2017. Held by Southeast Asia Tourism Association (ASEANTA), this award aims to honor the organizations and individuals who have contributed to the development and promotion of regional tourism products. The 30th […]

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

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[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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Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

JustLuxe | Sleek Style In Siem Reap: Inside The Shinta Mani Angkor

by Selene @ fork on the road

The Shinta Mani Angkor is a small and sophisticated 39-room boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Thanks to its proximity to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is Cambodia’s number one tourist destination, and the Shinta Mani Angkor is the ideal base for the discerning, style-seeking traveler. Here you can spend the day trekking around Angkor’s spectacular temples before retreating to your spacious, shady suite, or kicking back on one of the cool swing-seats. Read the full review over on JustLuxe.  

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The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

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

Almond Tree Kitchen Hopping Experience, Jakarta

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

On September 9th 2017, we got the opportunity to be one of the lucky people who joined Almond Tree Kitchen Hopping experience in 2 outlets ...

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18 Food Places In Jurong East That Are Worth Travelling For

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

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

My Cheap Eats From New York

by Jimmy @

New York is huge. With the title of  most expensive city to live in the world,it also is America’s most densely populated city. With limited space within resident’s homes for kitchens, you’ll find most people either eating or “taking out” from … Read all about it!

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5 Meals You Won’t Believe You Can Get For RM5 And Less

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Big on taste but little in cost Would you believe us if we told you that you can enjoy a decent meal or dessert for ...

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What is Banh Mi?

by Marcus @ Saigon Soul Food

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Top 25 Triathlon Youtube Channels For Triathletes

by Anuj Agarwal @ Feedspot Blog

Top 25 Triathlon Youtube Channels The Best Triathlon Youtube Channels from thousands of top Triathlon Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and consistency of videos […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Saigon Street Food

Saigon Street Food


Lick My Spoon

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

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

Vietnamese food is simple, yet exciting and loved by millions around the world – me especially. After the first year of travel primarily through Latin America, I felt that I should spend the majority of the second year in the country of my heritage. What I … Read all about it!

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Vietnamese Coffee: Exactly How to Order It

Vietnamese Coffee: Exactly How to Order It

by Jake Nguyen @ Blog- Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

There are so many ways to take your Vietnamese coffee.  We will teach you some key Vietnamese phrases and exactly how to order what you want in Saigon. 

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

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


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

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

Bun Bo Hue

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Bo Hue While the city of Hue is known for it’s fancy diminutive single bite royal cuisine, those of us spending our time eating on the street are more familiar with the soup that originates from it. We’re talking about Bun Bo Hue. Balance of flavours, usually seen in Vietnamese cuisine, gets thrown out […]

La Crêperie Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam - FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

La Crêperie Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam - FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG


FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

La Creperie Saigon Ho Chi Minh City HCMC is a French style restaurant featuring French cuisine like crepe etc in District 1.

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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A Walk Along the Thị Nghè Canal

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Running along a curvy, eight-kilometer course which defines the northern border of central Saigon, the Thị Nghè Canal is an attractive waterway lined with sidewalks and exercise equipment. A walk along either side of the canal is one of the most pleasant and popular ways to spend an evening in Saigon.

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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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Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - The Foodie Dietitian

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - The Foodie Dietitian


Kara Lydon

My first Vietnam recap! Two days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) included banh mi, Vietnamese coffee, sightseeing and a tour of the Mekong Delta.

[EVENT] Blue Band Master Oleh Oleh 2017 Winner

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

Beberapa hari lalu, kita berkesempatan mengikuti konferensi pers pengumuman Pemenang Blue Band Master Oleh Oleh 2017 yang diadakan di restoran Harum Manis, Jakarta. Kompetisi Blue ...

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Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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Restoran Hua Mui – Hainanese Chicken Chop Specialist In Johor Bahru

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

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

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

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

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

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An Introduction to the Saigon Restaurant Scene

by noreply@blogger.com (Michael) @ A Saigon Food Guide

Saigon's food scene is a wonder to behold. Eating establishments range from world-class, Michelin-star worthy dining institutions to food stalls on a corner run by an old woman, and everything in between. In order to help out people who have never been here before, I will make this blog as idiot-proof and easy-to-understand as possible. I had never been to Asia before my flight on August 26, and the ensuing weeks and months have been an education in a totally different dining scene. Also, I don't have my most trusted websites to help me when I hear about a place to eat: Urbanspoon and Googlemaps. Urbanspoon is a pretty reliable way to find reviews of a restaurant, and Googlemaps is the easiest way to find a place you've never been to before. There are no online dining guides for Saigon, and while Googlemaps can find the right street in the city, it will not give you the exact address. As a consequence, I've circled blocks multiple times trying to find my destination, since many streets here are one-way, and the building numbers don't match on both sides, which gets confusing. For example, if one building takes up a whole block, that whole block will have one address. So, at the next block, the buildings on the right may be 47 Le Thanh Ton, while the buildings on the left will already be at 84 Le Thanh Ton. At least this isn't as bad as Phnom Penh, where buildings numbered 13, 47, and 76, or something ridiculous like that, can be found one next to the other. Given the difficulty inherent in finding a restaurant, even with the address in hand, I'll include my best description of how to get to a place, in addition to how the food is. For now, I'll break restaurants into categories two ways: first, by district, second, by price level.

While menus at most establishments are skewed in the Vietnamese direction, there are plenty of places to get your Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, etc. cravings satisfied. If you're worried about the language barrier, don't. Most places have English descriptions under the Vietnamese name of a dish, so if worst comes to worst you can simply point at the name. There are some places that have no menus, but all you have to do is look at what other people are eating and point to whatever you think looks good. It's simple as that. Also, very few places accept credit cards, so make sure you're alway carrying some dong (giggle) when you go out to eat.

I'll do my best when it comes to reviewing the actual food. I like to think I have pretty good taste, although I certainly don't have the most developed palette in the world. One warning: I have almost no sense of smell, so my posts will be completely lacking in that department. Finally, since I'm a tightwad, the restaurants I talk about will mostly be rather affordable. Don't expect to see many of the aformentioned fancy-pants places. Taking all of that into account, I hope you enjoy this guide, and I hope you visit Vietnam! (Or, if you're already here, try some of the places I talk about.)

Monthly Update: Saigon, Bangkok, Melbourne – March 2016

by Jimmy @

Greetings from Melbourne! After a three month road trip across America and two months in Saigon, I am finally back in Australia. I spent a week in Melbourne in late August prior to leaving for America and couldn’t wait to … Read all about it!

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Roast pumpkin, manchego & honey paprika dressing

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A simple, yet delicious way to serve your pumpkin

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Banh Cuon

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Banh Cuon When one thinks of Vietnamese breakfast, the many different noodle soups that litter the street food landscape come to mind. Most of the time, that is true for me as I can hardly turn down a great bowl of pho. But when I do, it’s probably for banh cuon. What is banh cuon? […]

10 Easy DIY Korean Cocktails – All You Need Is A Convenience Store

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Become your own Korean mixologist! Source: thekimchronicles.com In Korea, it’s a norm to sit outside a convenience store (known locally as ‘CVS’), like Family Mart ...

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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.

Langkawi travel blog — The fullest guide for a Langkawi budget trip of Malaysia

by Ann Minh @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

It’s definitely not an overstatement to say that Langkawi is a tropical paradise of Malaysia. Considered to be the jewel of Malay tourism, this destination is home to 99 different large and small islands. About 30km west of the mainland, Langkawi is not only well-known for its potential in island tourism but also loved for […]

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

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


A WANDERING CASIEDILLA

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

Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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First Look: Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Mai’s Bistro is a new fast casual restaurant that has opened up in Orlando’s Mills 50 District, specializing in Vietnamese street food such as banh mi, Vietnamese sticky rice, and banh cuon rice crepes. They bake their own bread and sweets and make everything in house. On a recent visit, I loved their banh cuon rice crepes and their variety of both sweet and savory Vietnamese sticky rice (xoi). You could get bbq roast pork, chinese sausage, or shredded chicken for savory sticky rice and jackfruit for sweet sticky rice. They bake their bread from scratch on site and their grilled pork banh mi is one of the best i have had. Their staff was very friendly and hospitable. Will try again soon and update! Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50 830 E Colonial Dr A, Orlando, FL 32803 Menu: maibistrousa.com Phone: (407) 730-8538

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs opens on National Spaghetti Day

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to the media preview and grand opening of Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante with a special dedication moment including leadership from Disney, Patina Restaurant Group and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.  Following the dedication, we went inside the brand new Italian restaurant for a media reception and we celebrated National Spaghetti Day with some apps, pasta, wines, cocktails and sweet treats; perfect for the occasion.  Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is a warm and dreamy restaurant with friendly staff, delicious food, and airline themed aesthetics that is adventurous and playful. The backstory is that the building was a once-abandoned Disney Springs airline terminal from the 1930s.  Italian immigrants Maria and Enzo owned a small bakery business inside the airline terminal and they purchased the entire building after the airline terminal closed down.  As an airline pilot, Enzo was drawn to the abandoned airline terminal and to open a spacious restaurant in it was a dream of his and Maria, who both wanted to introduce Italian cuisine to guests at Disney Springs. CACIOCAVALLO FRITTO – fried sicilian cheese, spicy tomato and pomodoro sauce SPAGHETTI ALLA CHITARRA – burrata and meatballs ARANCINI DI CARNE – fried rice stuffed with meat ragù, peas and mozzarella.  They were delicious! PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED BREADSTICKS CHERRY TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA SKEWERS Delicious TIRAMISU! These were the best CHEESECAKE POPS that I have ever had in my life! CANNOLI– sheep’s milk ricotta, chocolate chips, candied orange.  It was the best cannoli that I have ever had in my life! Randomly selected guests will be upgraded upon arrival to the First Class Lounge and will receive a more upgraded level of service.  Guests 21 years of age or older will be served a complimentary glass of Prosecco and kids will receive a complimentary airline pin. Be sure to book a reservation at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, link below, so you can experience this amazing new restaurant for yourself! BONUS: We also got to take a tour around the new Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar. …and The Edison. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante The Landing, Disney Springs, 1570 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 (407) 560-8466 mariaandenzos.com Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar 1570 E. Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 560-9288 enzoshideawayfla.com The Edison 1570 E. Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 560-9288 theedisonfla.com

Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City Markets 2017

Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City Markets 2017


The Ladies Room

If you loved our Ultimate Guide to Bangkok Markets 2017 and Ultimate Guide to Taiwan Markets 2017 articles, you will be excited to read this latest Ultimate Guide article! You can use this article to help plan

The Perth Food Truck Scene

by Marcus @ Saigon Soul Food

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[HOTEL] Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar Jakarta

by Daisy Caroline @ FOOD ESCAPE: INDONESIAN FOOD BLOG

Nowadays, finding comfortable hotels for staycation has become a kind of hobby for us since we are pretty busy on the weekdays and want to ...

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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