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Clam chowder: Where to chow down in the Bay Area

by BayArea.com team @ BayArea

You don’t have to be a Bostonian to revel in chowdah. Clam chowder is every bit as beloved on the West Coast, where chefs at waterside restaurants — and more than a few inland — pride themselves on their creamy New England-style soup, whether it’s served in porcelain bowls or rounds of sourdough bread. But you don’t […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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05 Best Spas in Saigon

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

When in Saigon and getting tired after the long adventure, we’ve all been there! Finding a nice place to relax, treating yourself with nice massage and sauna seems kind of difficult as Saigon has too many places to choose from. Thus, with that in mind, we present to you 05 top spas so you can have easy time picking the suitable choice without wasting too much time and effort. Temple leaf Spa – 32 Thai Van... read more

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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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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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San Francisco’s new bikeshare: JUMP offers dockless, electric rides

by BayArea.com team @ BayArea

Beginning Thursday, residents and visitors to San Francisco will have a new option for commuting and tooling about the city: dockless, electric bikes. JUMP Bikes is the latest company to enter the Bay Area market for short, one-way rentals and quick bicycle trips, according to our reporter Erin Baldassari. The startup, an outgrowth of the New […]

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Food Courts And Parks In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera

Food Courts And Parks In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Here are 5 food courts/parks to go to and end whatever food cravings you have. Choices are narrowed down so you'll be able to try almost everything at once.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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.

My healthy chewy sweet potato cookies

by Mademoiselle in Sydney @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

I didn't like chewy cookies until I made these awesome sweet potato cookies! They're the perfect treat for health conscious as no butter is used. This recipe is also cholesterol free (no eggs, no butter).

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 ...]

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 ...]

Quan An Ngon – A Should Go for Foodies at Ho Chi Minh

Quan An Ngon – A Should Go for Foodies at Ho Chi Minh


DanielFoodDiary.com

Spread the loveSubscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] Vietnam’s good food places are not all about Ben Thanh Market. If you have been to HCM a few times but have not been to Quan AnNgon, you do not know what you are missing out. Quan An Ngon translates to “a delicious dining place” and it feels like a Marche, marketplace or foodcourt – and a more beautiful and higher-classed one. It brings the classics to the streets. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This ‘restaurant’ at Pasteur Street is located within a classic French colonial style bungalow, and food is displayed like an open-air village market setting. Many visitors enjoy Vietnam’s street food, but may worry about comfort and hygiene. Here, you can see the food prepared right in front of you, or wait in comfort under blossoming trees. Ngon provides a plethora of Vietnamese delicacies from all around the country, and some of the recommended must-haves are the “West Lake” Shrimp Patties, Vietnamese Rice Pancake “Banh Xeo”, “Mi Quang” Tumeric Noodle Soup, “Ngon” Pork Salad and Vermicelli in Soup with Pork Leg and Indian Taro Stem. The Banh Tom Ho Tay “West Lake” Shrimp Patties (45000 VND, SGD$2.70) are a speciality in Hanoi, North Vietnam. Thankfully, it was not overly greasy but I was not blown away by it, perhaps because we have something similar in Singapore. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Attracted by a strong aroma I spotted a stall selling grilled seafood which I could not stop ordering. The cuttlefish, lightly salted, and grilled with spices and chilli was indeed addictive stuff. There is also a saucer of spicy salt at the side for dip. The Bun Bo Hue (34000 VND, SGD $2.10), a beef noodle soup Hue style from... Continue Reading

Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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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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Ha Long Bay among Top 3 places to visit in Southeast Asia

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Ha Long Bay has been ranked third in a list of the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia by Touropia, an international travel website featuring the most amazing sights around the world divided into various “Best of” lists. “Located in northeastern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay resembles a scene from a fantasy story with its thousands of limestone karst islands of different shapes and sizes,” the website explained. “Some of the islands contain lakes while... read more

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New street food market in Saigon promises safe, good taste

New street food market in Saigon promises safe, good taste


Thanh Nien Daily

The downtown hawker center offers a wide variety of finger foods and hot meals

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 ...]

10 things to know before you go to Cambodia

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Cambodia is a beautiful country, rich in culture, customs and religion. Here are a few tips you should know before packing that will help enhance your trip to the Kingdom of Wonder. Buddhism Rules Monks walk through the streets of Phnom Penh |© Aleksandr Hunta / Shutterstock By nature, Cambodians are gentle so when you’re walking through the capital inappropriately sporting a bikini top or no shirt for men, don’t expect to be confronted. However, do... read more

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Taxi in Vietnam

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Moving around Vietnam by which means of transport will give you the easiest and relaxed time ever? The answer will be sure taxi even though it can be a bit pricey right? However, compared to money you have to pay back when you’re in your country to Vietnam, sure, you will think it’s not so expensive anymore. However, we still need to be aware of the rip-off taxi scam which can make everyone shock when open... read more

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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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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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Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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Rex Royal Court Restaurant

Rex Royal Court Restaurant


TNH

A richly decorated restaurant with live musical performances of traditional Vietnamese music.

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Saigon - The Christina's Blog

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Saigon - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Saigon is a shopper's paradise - offering a chaotic maze of malls, boutique shops and markets. This is your comprehensive guide to shopping in Saigon.

Airport - Ho Chi Minh City

Airport - Ho Chi Minh City


My Guide Vietnam

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

Chefs Gallery the art of Chinese cuisine

by developer @ Little Saigon Plaza

Chefs Gallery and its art of Chinese cuisine is the jewel in the crown of the glittering new Little Saigon Plaza in Bankstown. Its culinary razzle dazzle and sumptuous art […]

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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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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 ...]

Food street in the center Saigon | ALO Travel Asia

Food street in the center Saigon | ALO Travel Asia


ALO Travel Asia

Ben Thanh market: Lunch stopover on shopping day in Ben Thanh market Hue traditional food: Enter Gate 7 on Phan Chu Trinh street, you can see this court on the left with the board ” BANH BEO HUE”. Only $1 for a mixing dish here. The mixing dish include banh beo, banh bot loc, banh khoai, banh it, cha Hue and fish sauce, dried shrimp topping. Sweet soup dessert – Che Be ($1/glass): a 40 year old stall... read more

Hanoi’s best boutique hotels

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Hanoi might be famous for its impenetrable walls of Vespas, but the city isn’t quite as chaotic as it’s chalked up to be. Wandering about the capital of Vietnam, travelers expecting a wild urban adventure might be pleasantly surprised to also find quiet, leafy streets and hidden coffee shops. One of the most charming aspects of the city is the plethora of restored neoclassical and Gothic architecture — a holdover from the city’s stint as a... read more

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Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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5 Best beaches in Thailand

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Top 5 best beaches in Thailand is an exotic list for anyone out there who is a big fan of tropical heat, the beach and fresh coconut water. Why? Because these 5 beaches have extra-ordinary features of the most exotic beaches on our Planet Earth. 1. Undeniably no. 1 among the best beaches in Thailand: […]

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Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers | Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers | Hotel in Ho Chi Minh


Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers | Official Website | Best Rates, Guaranteed.

Experience Ho Chi Minh City's best business hotel. Located in the heart of the business and entertainment district

Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?

Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?


A Visit in Saigon

Very easy. You may be surprised but Saigon is a good city for Vegetarians. It is much more vegetarian friendly than Bangkok in Thailand. By the way, I am a Vegetarian myself, you can visit my Vegetarian page. The word in Vietnamese for Vegetarian is “Chay”. Món Chay is “Vegetarian food”. Look at the following picture. … Continue reading How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) ? →

Why a Bhutan honeymoon is worth your romance, find out here

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Why a honeymoon is worth your romance, find out here! Bhutan honeymoon may be your sweetest decision to start an eternally peaceful and harmonious marriage life. Why? Because the humble Buddhism kingdom has been designed to adopt Buddhism into every aspect of life. Every single living creature is treated fairly and equally in Bhutan since it […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Restaurants - Where and What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Restaurants - Where and What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh City


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) restaurants cater to a wide range of budget, ranging from decades-old food stalls by the roadside to sophisticated restaurants with picturesque surroundings for affluent diners. Inexpensive, hearty and enjoyable at any time of the day, Vietnamese dishes such as banh mi

(HCM) Tổng hợp 5 khu Food Court hấp dẫn nhất Sài Gòn

(HCM) Tổng hợp 5 khu Food Court hấp dẫn nhất Sài Gòn


Foody

Lạc vào 5 khu Food Court này là y như lạc vào thiên đường ẩm thực, tha hồ mà vùng vẩy oanh tạc nhé.

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

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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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Bone-in steaks (even filets): Prime 109 expanding to Santa Clara

by Linda Zavoral @ BayArea

The restaurant team that brought bone-in steaks and prime rib to Fremont is expanding its upscale concept to Santa Clara. Prime 109 Steak & Libation House will open Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the former Bennigan’s on Great America Parkway near Levi’s Stadium. What’s the name mean? The “prime 109” is what steakhouses and prime rib palaces order […]

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Pumpkin risotto with shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar using the cuisine companion

by Mademoiselle in Sydney @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

We visited Milano Torino for a photography course thanks to Dario Milano and sampled a pumpkin risotto there. Here's our original recipe as inspired by their dish!

Shopping & Food Centre | Little Saigon Plaza |

Shopping & Food Centre | Little Saigon Plaza |


Little Saigon Plaza

Bankstown's newest shopping and food precinct, Little Saigon Plaza is now open! Come visit us today at 462 Chapel Road in Bankstown.

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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Authentic Vietnamese Food | California | Pho Saigon Pearl

Authentic Vietnamese Food | California | Pho Saigon Pearl


Authentic Vietnamese Food | California | Pho Saigon Pearl

Homemade pho simmered for over 17 hrs, made with pure bone broth. No msg added, just fresh and high quality ingredients.

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.

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

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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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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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Easy Brandade recipe with the cuisine companion

by Mademoiselle in Sydney @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

Whenever I miss home, I cook a little something that reminds me of France. It's never as close as I would want it to be, mostly because ingredients are different, but it does feel homely. With the colder weather hitting Sydney, I made a brandade using my Cuisine Companion :)

Bay Area jazz star returns home for San Francisco performances

by BayArea.com team @ BayArea

From music writer Jim Harrington: Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 50 best albums of 2017 includes 49 pop, rock, hip-hop, country and R&B outings. And one jazz album — “Far From Over” by the Vijay Iyer Sextet. And that’s just one of the high-profile thumbs up for this album, which just might be the […]

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Want to hear Justin Timberlake? He’s added a second San Jose show

by Jim Harrington @ BayArea

Justin Timberlake is sticking around the Bay Area a bit longer. The pop music superstar has announced plans to perform on April 25 at the SAP Center in San Jose. That’s in addition to his previously announced show at the venue – April 24 – which quickly sold out. The new show goes on sale […]

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Pho Vietnamese Restaurant Falls Church VA | Best Pho Near Me Virginia

Pho Vietnamese Restaurant Falls Church VA | Best Pho Near Me Virginia


Eden Center

Come visit DC’s premier destination for Vietnamese cuisine & specialties. We're happy to welcome your friends and family to an authentic cultural experience

Top 12 must-eat dishes in Ho Chi Minh City - Living Local

Top 12 must-eat dishes in Ho Chi Minh City - Living Local


Living Local

If you’re lingering here in Saigon, whether it’s for a short or long term, these are the 12 must-eat dishes that you can’t just simply miss them out on your top things to do in Ho Chi Minh. From main courses, light bites to desserts, you name it, we have it for you. Vietnamese dishes […]

Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

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

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Tim Ho Wan Sydney, Chatswood

by Mademoiselle in Sydney @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

We've visited Tim Ho Wan in Sydney, and should you wish to cut the queue (they have a VIP room you can book) or decrease your waiting time, we have some tips for you :-)

Saigon Pho in Sussex street's food court, Chinatown

Saigon Pho in Sussex street's food court, Chinatown


Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

[adsensea]Saigon Pho in Sussex St's food court is a great vietnamese restaurant! It's one of those restaurants Monsieur and I never got the chance to try since this food court is a pure Chinatown f...

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 ...]

Non La – Symbol of Vietnamese charm and romance

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Non la (palm-leaf conical hat) is a traditional symbol of Vietnamese people without the restriction of age, sex or racial distinctions Origin of Non la Like every custom of Vietnam, Non la has its own origin, coming from a legend related to the history of rice growing in Vietnam. The story is about a giant woman from the sky who has protected humankind from a deluge of rain. She wore a hat made of four round shaped... read more

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Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

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

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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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Important Holidays in Thailand to Keep in Mind

by Haylie Hoang @ Living Local

Thailand is a multi cultural country that you can easily get immersed in, literally everyday is a party or a memorable celebration of a royalty. But if you want to double up the fun, Thailand does have their regional holidays to offer if you wish to learn more about their distinctive heritage. Songkran Festival (April […]

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Saigon Food Court

Saigon Food Court


Gastronomy

For a quick refreshment break our Food Court on the 3rd Floor of the Diamond Department Store provides international convenience food including pizza, pasta, Lotteria hamburgers, Korean specialties…

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

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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Parkson Sai Gon Tourist Plaza in Ho Chi Minh - Shopping in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

Parkson Sai Gon Tourist Plaza in Ho Chi Minh - Shopping in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

Parkson Plaza is a successful model in Vietnam offering a wide choices of items for shopping at a modern system. It is really a wonderful heaven for shopping.

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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Saigon Court Serviced Apartment, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon Court Serviced Apartment, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Booking.com

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Saigon Court Serviced Apartment is located in Ho Chi Minh City, just 0.

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 ...]

Saigon Bites

Saigon Bites


Saigon Bites

Vietnamese Restaurant East Gosford

Nostalgia to Go at Lâm Vân, Little Saigon's Ultimate Mini-Food Court

Nostalgia to Go at Lâm Vân, Little Saigon's Ultimate Mini-Food Court


OC Weekly

Second-generation Vietnamese-Americans have now taken the baton from their elders and are fundamentally remaking Little Saigon's dining scene. From here on out, expect the Dos Chinoses, Nudo Nudos and Afterses of the world to take over the pho palaces, Hue houses and bánh mì barns of before. Progress is inevitable,...

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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New in Walnut Creek: Pokeatery with hamachi, pokeado toast

by Linda Zavoral @ BayArea

Pokeatery, a customized poke concept with restaurants in San Mateo and Castro Valley, has opened its newest location — in downtown Walnut Creek. It’s the first of three Northern California franchises that Gary Zhu and Julie Ren will operate for founders Joann and Derek Chung, who brought 20 years of sushi restaurant experience to the enterprise. […]

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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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Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center

Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center


VOV - VOV Online Newspaper

An underground food court in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is featuring a variety of Asian cuisines, offering its visitor a truly unique culinary experience.

Sel et Poivre Darlinghurst

by Mademoiselle in Sydney @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

We wanted a bit of comfort food and headed to Sel et Poivre in Darlinghurst to get our share of food from France.

PappaRich is a big hit in Bankstown

by developer @ Little Saigon Plaza

The traditional taste of Malaysian cuisine has found hundreds of fans at Little Saigon Plaza! Serving foodies signature dishes including roti canai, Hainan bread with kaya (coconut jam) and butter, […]

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Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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In My Kitchen – Tefal Cuisine Companion

by Mademoiselle in Sydney @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

Thanks to Tefal Australia, Mademoiselle was selected to be part of the Founding Members and received a Cuisine Companion courtesy of Tefal.

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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Saigon Food Street: Affordable Vietnamese Beef Pho For Only S$2.50 At Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre

Saigon Food Street: Affordable Vietnamese Beef Pho For Only S$2.50 At Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre


SETHLUI.com

With the recent surge in popularity for Vietnamese cuisine, it can be hard for us to keep visiting chain restaurants in order to satisfy our cravings. But these days, Vietnamese fare has become increasingly prevalent in

Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop

Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop


South China Morning Post

Where to find the hidden restaurants, back alley bars, concealed clubs and more as we take you beyond the tourist haunts of a city that offers a fascinating mix of cultures and cuisines

Hot country music coming: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker set dates

by BayArea.com team @ BayArea

Get ready for some hot country music, Bay Area. Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are teaming up for a massive co-headlining tour, which touches down at the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View on Aug. 16, our man on music, Jim Harrington, reports. Russell Dickerson is also on the bill. The tour also stops Aug. 17 […]

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Puer, a sophisticated yum cha teahouse restaurant in Waterloo

by Mademoiselle in Sydney @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney, Sydney food blog

Pu'er is a sophisticated Chinese tea house in Waterloo. It's not your average tea house, the menu is subdivided in three categories for savoury dishes: Dumplings, street food and share plates. The food is fresh and flavours are well balanced.

Treasure Island’s new restaurant: Here’s a first peek

by Jackie Burrell @ BayArea

We don’t usually visit a restaurant when it first opens. Critiquing a brand new anything, when it’s still working out its jitters, strikes us as wildly unfair. But we were so curious about Mersea, the casual new Treasure Island eatery from executive chef Parke Ulrich (Waterbar, Mersea), we could hardly contain ourselves. Thirteen recycled shipping containers? […]

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Top 4 best South America tours

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Top 4 best South America tours The “Best South America tours” is a must-read list should you booked your tickets to the land of Latin American. We have come up with the list of top 10 tours for you to save your time researching. Read on and book a tour to enjoy every minute there. 1. […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Little Saigon in San Jose - BayArea

The Insider’s Guide to Little Saigon in San Jose - BayArea


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Unlike other ethnic enclaves such as San Francisco’s Chinatown or Japantown, San Jose’s Little Saigon flies under-the-radar in terms of popularity with tourists and even some locals. That said, with over 180,000 residents, Little Saigon has more Vietnamese residents than any other city in the world outside of Vietnam, according to Visit San Jose. So …

A Day with Triip Creators in Tokyo, Japan

by Ha Lam @ Living Local

Japan and Tokyo have been in my bucket list for a long time. The country appears quite often in my dream, those shiny smiles of Japanese people, the Wagu beef, Sappor, Asahi beer, sake, salmon, sashimi, sushi, udon, ramen, tempura. My gratitude to ChangeMakersXchange – you made this happen: Tokyo – happier and easier traveling with Triip’s local experts […]

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Saigon's Binh Tay Market - What to Do and Eat

Saigon's Binh Tay Market - What to Do and Eat


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Binh Tay Market, located in Saigon's Chinatown, is one of the biggest and liveliest markets in the city. Here's what you can do and eat on your visit.

Saigon Pho Sussex Centre Food Court Chinatown Sydney | noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo

Saigon Pho Sussex Centre Food Court Chinatown Sydney | noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo


noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo

Saigon Pho: the first spoonful is an instant surprise, it's sweet, moreishly so, there's no undertones of five spice or other flavours to challenge.

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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Best Thailand honeymoon resorts

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Best Thailand honeymoon resorts A list of the best Thailand honeymoon resorts is all you ever need to complete your perfect wedding package.  Thailand earns its name as “the Vegas of the East” for its top-notched services filled with pure hospitality and mesmerizing resorts on the sexiest beaches of our Planet Earth. All of which are […]

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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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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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Review: A Wonderful Cultural Experience of TEH DAR

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Last Friday, 4 members of our team had been invited to watch the Teh Dar show – an art performance depicts the lifestyle and culture of South West Vietnamese – an another version of the famous Ah Oh Show by Lune Production.   Teh Dar is described as a version of A O Show which features an exotic Vietnamese tribes life with the untold stories from the mountains and jungles. The performance exhibits an enchanting stage craft... read more

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New York’s cult favorite Shake Shack is coming to Palo Alto

by Linda Zavoral @ BayArea

Shake Shack, the cult-favorite burger restaurant that started out as a hot dog cart in New York’s Madison Square Park, is finally coming to the Bay Area. The inaugural restaurant will go in at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto — with a look reminiscent of that first Shake Shack. According to spokeswoman Kristyn Clark, the […]

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