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Cu Lao Cham – A green island on the central coast

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

Location and territory Cu Lao Cham, an archipelago off the coast of the central province of Quang Nam, is around 15 kilometers from the ancient town of Hoi An. The green foliage of the archipelago can be seen from Cua Dai Beach in Quang Nam. Cu Lao Cham comprises eight islands of different sizes with each

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Mekong & Phu Quoc island (5 days, 4 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Starts in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Finishes in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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Pho - Special food in Vietnam - Eveningstreetfoodtours

Pho - Special food in Vietnam - Eveningstreetfoodtours


Eveningstreetfoodtours

Pho, a typical dish of Hanoi people, has been existing for a long time. Pho is prepered not only in a sophisticated manner but also in the technique which is required to have sweet but pure bouillon, soft but not crasded noodle, soft and sweet smelling meat.

National Popcorn Day, Free Dumplings, Cochon555: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Happy National Popcorn Day! Find out which movie theater in Brooklyn is celebrating with a fancy bowl. Heading out to the Women’s March tomorrow? There’s a bar is hosting a charity happy hour! Looking to celebrate the Grammy’s return to New York City? Chef JJ Johnson knows exactly the place. All that and more in this […]

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Ninh Binh Burned Rice

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Burned rice is made from steamed rice sliced into flat round shapes. After drying, slices of steamed rice are fried in hot oil pan until they turn yellow and crisp.

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23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic

23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic


Bacon is Magic - The Best Food Around the World

Celebrate Vietnamese Tet with Food! Here are 23 Vietnamese foods you should try during Tet, the most important holiday in Vietnam.

Importance of Green Baby Bedding

by @ Green Home Library

You have been living in progressive times with technological, medical and industrial advances happening practically daily. Yet, with all this forward movement, when it comes to pollution, health, and safety, some free-enterprise ventures remain off course.

Serious health risks are now connected to the toxins from many plastic products which, studies are confirming, have continuously leached into our lives creating accumulative effects linked to disease. Now, plastic toxin exposure is showing to be a threat to our children which is why the importance of green baby bedding is an essential protective first step.

Off-Gassing Risks

When home improvement materials such as paints and plastics are manufactured, the risk of dangerous fumes subtly emitting from some of these products should be concerning. These off-gassed fumes are volatile organic compounds or VOC’s such as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), phthalates and phthalate alternatives. Breathing VOC’s could cause the body to embed toxic residue in muscles and other tissue. Due to an underdeveloped immune system and fragile state, new and existing data show that infants are the most vulnerable groups for contracting these off-gassed toxic emissions.

In a study by researchers at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, published in Environmental Science & Technology (12/16/14), the abstract states,

“In infant sleep micro-environments, an increase in the temperature of the mattress can cause a significant increase in emission of phthalates from the mattress cover and make the concentration in the infant's breathing zone about four times higher than that in the bulk room air, resulting in potentially high exposure.”

Phthalates and phthalate alternatives are linked to causing disorders of hormonal regulation which may include health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Early puberty
  • Infertility
  • ADHD
  • Cancer

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) interviewed Dr. Brandon E. Boor, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Purdue University who commented that,

“We need innovative research to come up with manufacturing practices and ingredients that put children’s health first and ensure that we don’t end up with a new toxic chemical.There is now a real movement on the state and federal level to reduce Americans' exposure to flame retardants in furniture, foam and other items, because research shows that these chemicals accumulate in the bodies of people, increase the risk of cancer and can harm hormones”

Off-the-Grid

Mainstream consumerism is continuously bombarded with slick advertising and many manipulated words such as “natural” and “safe.” In reality, most people have no idea that many products they trustingly purchase are ticking time bombs of off-gassing exposure.

When it comes to merchandise for baby and kids, thinking twice about utilizing “off-the-grid” manufacturers, especially for crib mattresses and bedding, could be life saving.

Off-the-grid products come from unconventional companies that offer a variety of alternative options beyond the possible dangers associated with mainstream choices. These might include materials like:

  • Hemp
  • Bamboo
  • Organic cotton
  • All-natural green tea
  • Organic Merino wool

Many green crib mattresses are also made in the USA and meet the same fire safety standards as synthetic choices. Be sure and ask questions when purchasing a green crib mattress such as:

  • Is it organic?
  • Has flame retardant been added to this material?
  • Is this material a good deterrent for mites, bedbugs, etc.?
  • Are there any levels or citations that confirm the authenticity and safety of this mattress?

 

Baby furniture, bedding and blankets do not need to be a danger zone for your child. The importance of green baby bedding is imperative and can only start with you. It offers peace mind that your child is starting out on the right foot before they can even walk.

How to drive a motorbike in Vietnam

by upbai @ Bookingtours

This guide will help you to make sense of Vietnam’s traffic, because, once you do, it really is a lot of a fun to drive here.

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Co To island- new heaven for tourists

by Lan Dương @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

How to get Co To From Hanoi you can take a bus to Van Don at Luong Yen or My Dinh station every one hour from the morning to 5.30 pm. Next, visitors have to take a boat to go to Co To island. It will take about 2 hours by boat from Cai Rong town, Van Don

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Banh Xeo- the special food you should try in Vietnam

Banh Xeo- the special food you should try in Vietnam


Vietnam Private Tours

What makes Vietnamese food so special? The secret is the regions of VietNam produce an incredible variety of ingredients,

Best Lunch In Ho Chi Minh City

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

In the trip to Ho Chi Minh City, it is believed that you will find it difficult to resist the scent of noodle bowl, the sweetness of crab meat or the strange taste of fried noodles. If you are seeking a special dish for the best lunch in Ho Chi Minh City, you can refer to the dishes below.

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Tide Pod Challenge, Movies, Super Bowl: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Film and television award season is upon us, which got us thinking about all the movies we saw in 2017. We also got excited for the documentaries and television coming in the near future. We’re also getting on some winter travel: New York wasn’t cold enough for us so we checked out some of the […]

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Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam – The First University In Vietnam

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam has long been a major historical and cultural construction in the center of Hanoi. Particularly, when the spring comes, a great number of visitors from various regions come here to visit and go on a pilgrimage. The article below will help you learn more about Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam - the first university in Vietnam.

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The Foods of Vietnam - North, Central and South | Access Trips

The Foods of Vietnam - North, Central and South | Access Trips


Access Trips

Culinary tours of Vietnam are a rich sensory experience, affecting not just your taste buds, but also your sense of smell, touch and sight. A rainbow of fresh ingredients express the culinary history and agricultural persuasions of three distinct regions in this colorful country. Vietnam’s culinary signature can be viewed through cooking styles that reflect [ ... ]

Masala and Sausage Cassoulet

by Meghan Bassett @ Honest Cooking

This Masala and Sausage Cassoulet is a delicious spin on the traditional French dish, featuring rich masala spices paired with French red wines. Loaded with beans, sausage, and bacon, this is the incredible comfort food we want to be enjoying all season long.

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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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How To Dine At Noma’s Last Available Reservation For As Little As $10

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s just one last table available at Noma’s re-opening night on February 15! And it could be yours for as little as $10. Noma is partnering with Omaze to offer a trip for you and a guest to Copenhagen to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. But it gets better! Return the next […]

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Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Flynn McGarry has cooked at some of the country’s top restaurants like Alinea, Alma and Eleven Madison Park, created supper clubs and hosted numerous pop-ups in Los Angeles and New York City all before the age of 17. Now at 19 years old, McGarry’s back in the headlines, this time to star in the documentary Chef Flynn. […]

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Hue City Tour With 13 Lovely Guests – the Special Hue Tour

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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4 best places to visit in Vietnam

by upbai @ Bookingtours

Vietnam is an astonishing mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity. The scenery ranges from jagged peaks seen from winding mountain passes down to verdant paddy fields painted every shade of green in the palette, while the nation's long history and amazing number of ethnic minorities mean that culture-vultures will find plenty to admire.

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5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Phong Nha – Ke Bang adventure: kayaking and zipline

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang Adventure tour is the perfect option for visitors who would like to get to know more about the National Park and its geology, biodiversity and history rich environment within full day. Especially, It is the first time you experience a great feeling when taking part in zipline to discover Dark Cave, and other adventure activities.

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What to eat in Can Tho?

What to eat in Can Tho?


vietnamflavor

As the capital of the west, Cần Thơ has an extensive list of fruits, vegetables, seafood, which combine to make the best cuisines in the entire region. One major characteristic of Cần Thơ is that every dish has to have rice, which is the region’s finest, and so many herbs that just make lives better.

Beware of Dengue Fever Outbreak in Vietnam

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Dengue occurs year-round in Vietnam and SEA, with peak usually in rainy seasons, April to October in the north and June to December in the south. However, in 2017, Dengue has become an outbreak in many provinces and cities across the countries. Most affected areas include: An Giang, Bing Duong, Da Nang, Dong Nai, Dong …

Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Japan Food Tour If you haven’t discovered the Access Trips Japan tour yet, it’s time. Our Japan tour gives you an insiders view of the cultures we visit, and as with all Access Trips tours, it’s through the lens of the cuisines that shape daily life. We recently showcased our stop at the Sampuru factory on the Access Trips blog [ ... ]

Vietnam’s traditional foods in the Lunar New Year

Vietnam’s traditional foods in the Lunar New Year


Travel Sense Asia

Lunar New Year is the biggest traditional festival, the oldest, has the widest popular range in Vietnam. This Festival has bold deep ethnic culture and unique. The meaning of Lunar New Year is the Family Festival. It’s the time for every ones come back home to reunion in the family during 3 days of New …

Finally, A Home Biogas Converter That Won’t Break The Bank

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

When it comes to gas for heating your home and cooking, you’re pretty much tied to the utility company. HomeBiogas is a new home biogas converter and digester Kickstarted by 677 backers who pledged nearly half a million dollars to bring the idea of a waste-reducing independent fuel supply into fruition. What’s more, perks included donations to areas in need of steady […]

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When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Decide when best to travel to Vietnam will give you some confuse because Vietnam is the tropical monsoon climate. That is the reason why you should choose the best time to visit each place in Vietnam, however, there are some months which is suitable for all parts of Vietnam. This article will show you the […]

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Farmers prepare special food for Tết

Farmers prepare special food for Tết


vietnamnews.vn

Farmers and food producers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are busy preparing speciality fruits and foods to meet burgeoning demand for the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, which begins on February 16.

Unique cafe in Hanoi: “There is no wifi here, let’s talk like in 1992!”

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

For the time being, it is familiar for a cafe with wifi network. However, there is a small cafe in Hanoi firmly say "no" to wifi with the aim of providing a truly “friend zone”.

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What to eat in An Giang?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Coming to An Giang, not only that you will discover the beautiful terra with countless of sightseeing destinations such as Châu Đốc Lady Pagoda (Bà Châu Đốc), Sam Mt, Cấm (Forbidden) Mt, the magnificent Mt, but also the amazing cuisines of the Chăm, Khmer, Chinese, and Vietnamese people. Countless wonderful dishes are awaiting you to come and enjoy in An Giang.

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Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam

Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam


Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Introduction to eating in Vietnam. Includes popular local Vietnamese dishes and my own personal favourites. My top 10 Vietnamese Food. Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An

Listen To Food Republic Today: Phil Rosenthal

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond loves food, but you may have known that if you caught James Beard Award-winning I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Phil Rosenthal’s first venture into food television. He’s back with Somebody Feed […]

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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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Top 5 must eat dishes in Sai Gon

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

Eating is one of the top things to do in Saigon. With a glut of tasty dishes to sample, it’s hard to decide what to choose for Top 5 must eat dishes in Sai Gon in the city, you can read below. >> Sai Gon street foods  >> Top 3 Popular Nosh in Saigon Pho No

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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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My Son Sanctuary – Half day trip from Hoi An

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Situated in a small valley in the mountainous district of Quang Nam Province, about 45 km from Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary is the best choice for tourists to get a half day getaway to uncover the fascinating history of the Champa...

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Stewed Fish with Tomato (Cá Om Cà Chua)

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

From many delish Vietnamese Recipes, my favorite dish which I cannot miss when back home is Stewed Fish with Tomato (Cá Om Cà Chua). Serving with hot steamed rice and Vietnamese Soup is amazing. >> Pork Chop Soup with Pumpkin (Canh Sườn Non Bí Đỏ) >> Vietnam recipes The combination between fish and tomato will create

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Two magnificent cathedrals in Da Lat

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

In Viet Nam, every church is different. In Da Lat, the St. Nicolas Cathedral, sometimes called the Rooster Church and Domaine de Maria Cathedral, with own unique architectural styles, are popular tourist destinations. >> Ghenh Da Dia – The paradise on land >> Lap An Lagoon (Thua Thien – Hue Province) Rooster Church St. Nicolas Cathedral is

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5 Best Ways to Travel from Hue to Hoi An

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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The Weirdest Vietnamese Foods and Drinks

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Most of people know about Vietnamese Cuisine by its signature dishes, Pho or Banhmi, and its elegant, light, and healthy cooking style, but Vietnamese cuisine is way more than that. In the last couple of my blog posts, I have

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Top 5 islands you must visit in Nha Trang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Nha Trang, Vietnam is one of the 29 most charming beaches in the world. Come to Nha Trang, you can not only lie under the sun, enjoy the picturesque sceneries and peaceful atmosphere but also have a nice tour around a lot of pretty islands. Here are the most beautiful islands that you cannot miss

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Yen Mac Fermented Pork Roll

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Nem Chua – a highlight in Ninh Binh cuisine, has been made for such along time. The number of locals in Yen Mac who can make this kind of nem chua is not large because the work requires not only secret formule but also passion for the work.

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What to eat in Hoi An?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Hoi An was used to be one of the most busiest seaport of the Inner Region during the Vietnam Civil War of 1700-1800s, and because of that, the culinary is like a mixing pot of so many cultures. You can easily find a delicious dish here without stepping foot into a restaurant.

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What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


2foodtrippers

Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide has the best spots to eat and drink in the wonderfully chaotic Vietnamese city.

10 Favorite Winter Foods and Wines to Match

by Honest Cooking @ Honest Cooking

Time to hibernate and pair some food and wine. Get cozy with these favorite winter foods and the wines that are about to be their very best friend.

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10+ INCREDIBLE GROTTOES IN HALONG YOU NEED TO VISIT (Part I)

by Hue Nguyen @

Welcome to another post of trulyvietnam.com! Today we are going to introduce you the list of 10+ incredible grottoes in Halong you need to visit at least once. Bet that you will never regret it! Get a comfortable seat and some yummy snacks before reading this amazing list. Without further ado, let&#...

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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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What to eat in Binh Dinh?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Bình Định was probably one of the places where the Cham first arrived in what is now Vietnam. Its favorable geography led to the rise of the Cham Port of Thị Nại where Quy Nhon is now located

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Banned Investment Activities in Vietnam

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Under Investment Law of Vietnam, foreign investors are entitled to invest in business lines which are not prohibited. This is just another fundamental with high importance to every investor during investment research and before gambling loads of money in a foreign country like Vietnam. According to Investment Law, investments in the following activities are banned: …

Post Holiday Eco-Solutions

by @ Green Home Library

When the holidays are over, you have an opportunity to utilize some post holiday Eco-solutions rather than add to the continual waste around you. These are ways to harness various resources from your holiday leftovers for the betterment of your community and the planet.

Scrape the Scraps

If you have a composting system setup, after holiday meal scraps are perfect to add. If you don’t, now is the best time to start one. Plus, if you use compostable products for your holiday event, this is yet another opportunity to drastically reduce your garbage footprint.

No compost, no problem. Pack up those leftovers and donate to a homeless shelter or make a soup out of the scraps and help feed the needy.

Scoop the Paper

Wrapping paper that can be salvaged, folded and stored will save you time, money and unnecessary waste when your next present needs to be wrapped.

Scoop up as much used wrapping paper as you can and toss it in a pile until you can go through it. Cut in squares and place in a box under your bed or in a back closet for a treasure trove of recycled-upcycled designs that would otherwise end up in a landfill. You can do the same with empty boxes and if storage is a problem, gently pull them apart and store flat with wrapping paper. When needed, simply glue, tape or staple corners back together and you have a free gift box ready to go.

Tree to Earth

If you celebrate the holiday with a real Christmas tree then it is your responsibility to put your tree back into the earth. With over 10 million Christmas trees ending up in landfills each year, recycling yours is essential. Sure, if a tree is in a landfill, just like many compostable products, it will eventually biodegrade. However, it is the release of methane gas from these and other biological landfill waste that has become a huge problem for global warming.

Recycled trees can be used for many things including landscaping mulch or stream bank stabilization. Some businesses that sell trees offer recycling incentives. You can also contact the National Christmas Tree Association or check your local listings for a Christmas tree recycling program near you.

E-Waste

With holiday gifts comes holiday waste and electronics are at the top of the list. The amount of e-waste that is produced has become a serious problem due to the degenerating toxicity from these devices.

Small Footprint Family reports that,

“Each year, 130 million cell phones are thrown out, weighing approximately 65,000 tons. Recycling your old phone prevents hazardous elements like mercury, cadmium and lead from ending up in our landfills.”

Before dumping your old cell phone, tablet, computer or other used electronic device look into energy efficient programs near you or afar able to recycle and re-use rare earth metals and other components. Some organizations will even send you a prepaid mailing envelope to ship your e-waste to their company while paying you for it at the same time.

Digital Thank You’s

Once all the dust settles, you may want to send out some thank you notes. Yes, it’s nice to receive a handwritten note in a mailed envelope however, practically speaking, it wastes paper.

There are hundreds of digital ‘thank you’ sites offering a variety of graphics and delivery options to make your digital thank you just as special as a handwritten one. Some even include picture uploads so you can send images of the baby and kids, pets, grandparents and more.

 

Post holiday Eco-solutions are easy and smart. All it takes is a little wherewithal to gather up the loose ends so your after holiday carbon footprint is significantly reduced.

Roasting Agave & Eating Tacos: A Oaxacan Adventure With Mezcal Unión

by rmartin @ Food Republic

People talk about Oaxaca like it’s a mystical place. Like on your first night there you’ll experience some hint of magic and it’ll guide your journey and you’ll go home feeling not so much refreshed but changed. Maybe the world will be a little clearer. Maybe you’ll see in the Technicolor of the craft-made spirit […]

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About Vietnamese food

About Vietnamese food


Food

Vietnamese food is one of the most varied and seductive on the planet – a delicious mix of the food of its colonial visitors and age-old native flavours and techniques. Many forces of climate, trade, history and immigration have influenced Vietnamese cuisine.

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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3 of the Best Cities in Spain for Food-Focused Travel

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Find out which destinations were endorsed by over 118 million real reviews from global travelers on Booking.com as the best food cities in Spain.

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10+ INCREDIBLE GROTTOES IN HALONG YOU NEED TO VISIT (Part II)

by Hue Nguyen @

Hello everyone! We are back with the final part of 10+ Incredible Grottoes in Halong. You can read the previous part by clicking HERE. Now, let’s explore others wonderful grottoes with trulyvietnamtour.com. Let’s begin! TRONG GROTTO Trong grotto or Man grotto is situated opposite Trinh N...

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5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Culinary Travel Guide

Hanoi's food scene can be overwhelming with it's mix of smells and tastes, but it's well worth exploring since it's one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.

Must-Read Advice for Doing Photography in Halong Bay

by Halong Hub Editors @ Halong Hub – Halong Bay Cruise Blog

One of the most photogenic corners of this beautiful world, Halong Bay boasts picture perfect scenery at every turn. We spoke to a couple of accomplished photographers who visited Halong Bay recently to learn about their experiences and find out their top tips for anyone hoping to do a bit of their own photography in […]

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Where to go in Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is the province in the North of Vietnam with many beautiful destinations. With the epic landscapes here, it is very worth being discovered. Coming to Ha Giang, tourists can see the endless roads, unique terraces and more than that. Therefore, you shouldn’t miss Ha Giang in your holiday. The followings will help you

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Vietnam Tourist Destinations (Street Cuisine)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

As other Asia countries, street food plays an essential role to form Vietnamese Cuisine. Vietnamese street food is very various in styles of cooking based on particular times of the day, different regions, and of course Vietnamese street food varies from

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Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine

Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine


Houston Press

It was only a matter of time before we hit Vietnamese food. The cuisine has become one of Houston's favorite over the last few decades -- coinciding with the large influx of Vietnamese immigrants that began following the Vietnam War -- with dishes such as pho now rivaling cheese enchiladas...

What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to the perfect geographical location, Vietnam has inherited many wonderful landscapes from Mother Nature and absorbed the essence of neighboring cultures. This makes people wonder what to see in North Vietnam. Because I have spent almost all of my life here, I can confidently say that I know this area inside out. My friends […]

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Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Unique things to do in Vietnam

by upbai @ Bookingtours

The food is outstanding, the people welcoming and the country itself is as beautiful as it is diverse. From trekking with the Hmong in Sapa, to abseiling down waterfalls in Dalat and admiring all the colourful lanterns in Hoi An there are an innumerable amount of incredible experiences and unique things to do in Vietnam

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We Dig The Ludlow’s Guide To Eating In NYC’s Lower East Side

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

If there’s one thing New York City hotels all need, it’s a friendly, concise, expertly curated guide to the neighborhood’s best eats. Lower East Side mainstay The Ludlow is handing out these cool little maps to make sure you end up exactly where you want. Here’s the map’s legend — check out all these great […]

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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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10 Famous Sapa Food To Eat Before You Leave

10 Famous Sapa Food To Eat Before You Leave


Justgola

Being favored by nature, Sapa is known as the paradise for tourists to relax. People those who come here will be enchanted by its fresh air, cool climate, range after range of mountains, outstanding scenery and especially the amazing culinary scene. If you have a chance to visit Sapa, plan ahead to fullfil your belly with these 10 local foods in Sapa.

How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to its colonial structures, sparkling bays, gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes, exotic cuisine, and colorful culture, Vietnam is always appealing to many honeymooners in all parts of the world. So, if you are newly married couples and wondering where to go in the S-shaped country for unforgettable and meaningful experiences, then Vietnam Holiday Package 2018 […]

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The Meeting of Two Amazing Women – I Love Vietnam Tour Ceo and Facebook Coo Sheryl Sandberg

by ponta666 @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

APEC is probably the biggest event in Danang, you can find many people who have great influence on the humanity to come to Danang, from the most powerful world leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, etc. To heads of the most important enterprises such as Sheryl Sandberg – the COO of Facebook, Mark Konyn – […]

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Tips for travelling in Vung Tau

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

During 14th and 15th centuries, the cape that would become Vũng Tàu was a swamp which European trading ships visited regularly. The ships' activities inspired the name Vũng Tàu, which means "anchorage". The French Indochinese government named it Cap Saint-Jacques ("Cap Xanh Giắc", in Vietnamese). The cliff of Vũng Tàu is now called Mũi Nghinh Phong (literally meaning "Cape of breeze welcome") or ("Cape of greeting the wind").

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Top 5 Delicious Halong Bay Food | Halong Hub

Top 5 Delicious Halong Bay Food | Halong Hub


Halong Hub - Halong Bay Cruise Blog

Whenever visiting any tourism destination in any country in the world, most travelers spend a considerable amount of time exploring and enjoying the wild wonders of cuisines there. Travellers to Halong Bay are no exception, and for good reason. There is so much incredible gastronomy at this charming Bay, for foodies and newcomers alike. Favoured with the gifts of Mother Nature, Halong is famous for its variety of fresh and delicious seafood like crab, prawn, squid and snail as well as plenty of Vietnamese traditional foods. Travelling to Halong Bay, Vietnam without feasting on the following dishes would be a

What to eat in Cao Bang?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Come to Cao Bang an try out the amazing cuisines of the North like Roasted duck pie, Trùng Khánh Chestnut, tofu or some other peculiar dishes like ant’s eggs cake or Sour Phở. Regardless of what you choose, these experiences will stick to the mind and the tongues of and travellers and food lovers.

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Moc Chau – The Dreamy Plateau

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Moc Chau is located in Son La province and known as one of the best destinations in north Vietnam for its unreal scenic landscape. Moreover, Moc Chau is also identified with rich culture of the ethnic minorities and friendliness of locals. Moc Chau plateau is also home to 12 ethnic minorities including Thai and H’Mong …

Banh Pia – A cake from a land of cultural confluence

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

The confluence of three ethnicities in Soc Trang Province, that of the Kinh, the Hoa and the Khmer, makes it a great place to discover the beauty of different cultures and observe distinct customs.

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Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

Saigon’s Parks & Open Spaces

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Saigon used to be famous for its lush street vegetation and abundant greenery. Visitors during French colonial times would comment on the towering tropical trees that graced the city’s parks, the shaded boulevards that fanned out from the banks of the Saigon River, and the rich and varied botanical gardens

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Top 5 Foods I Ate in NYC

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ve thought long and hard about how I was going to write about all the food I ate in New York. Should I organize it by categories? By days? For now, before I overwhelm you with all the food talk, I’m going to start on a high note with my top 5 favorite things I ate in New York City. Oh New York – why is the food so good there?! Seriously, I ate some of the best food OF...



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10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnamese food is very distinct, and can be the highlight of a visit. These are 10 essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.

Vietnamese Sweet Soups – Che

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

What is Che? Che is originated from the North of Vietnam. It refers to any Vietnamese sweet soups and desert pudding. Che is normally made from different types of fruit and beans. Since Vietnam is a tropical country which is known for its various

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Khoai cake (stuffed omelette)

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

Unlike mentioned cakes, Khoai cake contains many ingredients and goes through totally different processing procedures. The main material for the cover is rice flour to be mixed with water and yolk and flavored with cumin. >> Top 5 must eat dishes in Sai Gon >> Enjoy Bun Mam in Sai Gon The mixed flour layer is fried

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Snow Town in Saigon

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Those wishing to get a feel of Western winter in the heart of HCM City should drop by Snow Town, an entertainment venue which has come into operation early this month in a new residential area in District 2.

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Best 4 local foods in Hoi An

Best 4 local foods in Hoi An


Hoi An Food Tour

There are a number of local delicacies specific to Hoi An that travellers must eat when they visit Hoi An. You can get authentic taste for a dollar a plate. You cannot leave Hoi An without trying Cao Lau- Hoi an's signature dish, chicken rice, white rose and quang noodle

Top 10 Weird Food in Vietnam You Must Try: Bugs, Rats, Worms and Blood

Top 10 Weird Food in Vietnam You Must Try: Bugs, Rats, Worms and Blood


The Christina's Blog

Here is our list of Top 10 weird food in Vietnam you MUST TRY - from the mild ones to the absolute adventurous! Hilarious videos included!

A-Z guide to Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet)

by Yourlocalbooking.com @

Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Tet is not only extremely significant to every single Vietnamese in the country but also somehow deeply impressive to foreign tourists who have a chance to experience the most special and important holiday in Vietnam. Tet in Hoi An has...

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Southern Vietnam Discovery (6 days, 5 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Activities: cruises, history, culture
Starts in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finishes in Ho Chi Minh City

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Punch Up Your Steak With Homemade Korean Ssamjang

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We know, we know. You were about to say, “Good steak doesn’t need sauce.” But you’d be missing out on an extra tasty, spicy, funky sauce if you didn’t marinate and dress your beef with homemade Korean ssamjang. Our friends at ChefSteps partnered with Portland, Oregon chef Gregory Gourdet on this recipe for sauced-up steak to […]

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10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods

10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods


Honest Cooking

If you're traveling to Hanoi, here are the ten Vietnamese foods you must try while you are there.

Hanoi favourite desserts in summer

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

Hanoi ancient cuisine has long been famous for the richness and diversity. At any time, visit the bustling and crowded streets, tourists can find attractive and characteristic food of each street easily. Hang Than Crème caramel Referring to Hang Than Street, many people will think about the famous Crème caramel and vice versa, when refer […]

5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Discover Cho Lon – one of the most bustling markets in Saigon

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

Cho Lon, also known as Binh Tay Market, is a famous market in Saigon that runs from District 5 to District 6. This place is featured by historical and cultural characteristics. For this reason, Cho Lon draws the attention of many visitors to Ho Chi Minh City. In this article below, we together list some of the typical features of Cho Lon, Saigon.

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My Feeling About Hue Buddhist Tour – a Special Tour in Hue

by Trâm Nguyễn @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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How to Eat (and Cook) Like a Local in Rome

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

It’s not enough to know WHERE and WHAT to eat when you travel. You also need to learn a little about the HOW of it. Following the local food customs can significantly reduce friction between visitors and locals while increasing the overall enjoyment of your stay. When it comes to food and drink, every culture has […]

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Hanoi Street Foods and Cuisines

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and the second largest city after Ho Chi Minh City. It is argued that the best place to find the most cherished Vietnamese cuisines is on Hanoi streets. It is almost a fact that the entire Hanoi Street is carpeted with food restaurants. One therefore finds almost any […]

Vietnam – A Paradise Of Vegan Cuisines

by Huong Lien @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Best Lunch Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

In Ho Chi Minh City, there are a great number of good restaurants for you to have a meal. This article will give you the list of the best lunch restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. At these restaurants, you get a chance to enjoy delicious food, beautiful space and professional service.

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Justin Timberlake Served (And Ate) Insects At His Album Launch

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Pop singer Justin Timberlake is a woodsman now, everyone! If the album art for his latest release, Man of the Woods (out February 2nd), didn’t tip you off immediately, the menu for yesterday’s launch party in New York City should do the trick. The AP reports that partygoers enjoyed “ants coated in black garlic and […]

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Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

My parents adore bargains, especially the ones at their local Salvation Army on Wednesdays, when seniors receive a 25 percent discount. On October 12, 2016, they scored a charming set of English Royal Wessex Red Willow dishes for about $22 (discounted from the original $29.50). They bought it with the intention of gifting it to...

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VIETNAM’S TOP FIVE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

by Hue Nguyen @

As summer is coming, the first word that comes to my mind is beaches. How wonderful it is to sunbathe on a beautiful white-sand beach or swim in the cool water. Since Vietnam has a long coastline, there’re a lot of beautiful beaches through the country. Let’s check out some of the most beautiful one...

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Enjoy Bun Mam in Sai Gon

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

Bun mam is specifically a southern Vietnamese dish, especially in Sai Gon and just like most other noodle soups, you’ll find it at both sit down restaurants and portable street food stalls around town – though it’s not nearly as common to spot as some other noodle dishes on this blog. >> Sai Gon street

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Vietnamese Hot Pot

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

The winter is near, and what is the better way to enjoy a freezing winter night than having a hot spot dinner with your loved ones after a long tired day. Hot spot is one of the fastest and healthiest

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Street food in Vietnam: your top 10 dishes

by upbai @ Bookingtours

Here are 10 foods that will give you a perfect introduction to best street eats in Vietnam.

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Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

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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Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi


Authentic Food Quest

Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

Must-try dishes before leaving Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is one of the most beautiful places in northern Vietnam. With 90% of the population are ethnic minorities, Ha Giang is diverse in the culture. It offers visitors interesting experiences not only by its majestic natural landscapes but also a lot of culinary specialties. Visiting this mountainous province, it would be a miss

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Lap An Lagoon (Thua Thien – Hue Province)

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

Thua Thien – Hue Province is not only famous for many unique historical – cultural relics, but also owns charming and poetic landscapes, including Lap An Lagoon (Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District). >> Valley of love in Da Lat Location Lap An is a brackish water area with surface of over 800ha in the west

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Silkworm pupae - A special food in Vietnam - Vietnamese Style

Silkworm pupae - A special food in Vietnam - Vietnamese Style


Vietnamese Style

The most common insects used as food in Vietnam are grasshoppers and silkworm pupae.

Shan Tuyet green tea in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is province which has the oldest Shan Tuyet trees in Vietnam. Are you wondering why the green tea is growing here better than other places? In Ha Giang, Shan Tuyet tree is located throughout most of the districts which generally have an elevation of 300 to 1000 meters. Phin Ho village is located

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Vietnamese Caramel Chicken (Ga Kho)

by Lan Dương @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

Caramel chicken (ga kho) is such a simple delicious recipe that you’ll want to keep as your quick go to dish for an easy but delicious dinner. >>Stewed Fish with Tomato (Cá Om Cà Chua) >>Pork Chop Soup with Pumpkin (Canh Sườn Non Bí Đỏ) Ingredients Chicken 4 chicken Thighs (deboned) 1 teaspoon salt 1

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How You Can Support Refugees Through Food In NYC

by Allison Yates @ Epicure & Culture

Helping refugees comes in many forms. In NYC, you can support these displaced people by attending a special dinner they prepare. Here's how.

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Philadelphia cheesesteak wars: 12 hours, 4 cheesesteaks

by Anna @ slightly astray

“You can’t come to Philadelphia and not have a cheesesteak.” Given that the cheesesteak is practically Philly’s symbol, that statement is so true. But we’ll do one better. In fact… we’ll do three better. The best thing about hanging out with foodies is that everyone is enthusiastic about eating and hunting for good food. The best thing about visiting locals is that they know where all the best spots are. The perfect combination. And because everyone has a different opinion...



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Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Before visiting Sapa, you should find where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam in order to choose the best accommodation for your trip. There are some types of accommodations in Sapa like Hotel, Resort, homestay, so it is easy to match your demand. Sapa is the small town in North Vietnam. In 1922, the French settled […]

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Top 10 mouth-watering vietnamese food in Saigon

by upbai @ Bookingtours

All Vietnamese dishes mentioned here will be listed with our recommended local restaurants. Please use this list as a resource and inspiration for your Vietnam holiday.

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What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

As an old French Hill station in the past, Sapa is now a beautiful and peaceful town in Lao Cai Province, Northwest Vietnam. Close to the Chinese border, the town has its name reputable for its unique weather, breathtaking natural beauty, and the wide variety of hill-tribes locals (Red Dao, Tay, Hmong, Xa Pho, and […]

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Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Food Guide – 15 Awesome Places to Eat and Drink

by Maureen @ Miss Tam Chiak

Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are relaxing sun-drenched destinations. But do you know that they are actually worlds apart? Those looking for more exciting activities usually head to the Gold Coast, while those who are seeking a more laid-back holiday will typically choose the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is not as crowded, which means...

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Gia Vien tiny shrimp sauce

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

As a plain district. Gia Vien's locals have long been fond of making " mam tep ", which is processed from tiny shrimp.

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Saigon Free Day Tours

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

Every year, Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, receives thousands of tourists around the country and from all over the world. Therefore, there are quite a few tours for different services and prices in Ho Chi Minh City available for travelers to choose. With Saigon Free Day Tours, you can explore the whole city without charging any fee to the guide.

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Organika – Perhaps the Most Beautiful Cafe That I Have Ever Visited

by Nathanael Chan @ Miss Tam Chiak

Bangkok is known for its cafes and street food. I have never been able to enjoy my food in a café because of the throngs of people chattering away in the background. Albeit rare, quiet cafés are my kind of place to unwind and chill. Hidden in Piman 49 complex on Sukhumvit Soi 49’s , Organika...

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Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Mai Chau Adventure 2 Days Group Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

This 2-day adventure group tour offers tourists the chances to visit the best of Mai Chau with many exciting activities such as biking to villages to see the rice fields, weaving scarves, trekking to visit remote villages and having special BBQ party in the garden, watching traditional music show and tasting local wine.

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5 DaNang Food You Must Try That's Found in Vietnam

5 DaNang Food You Must Try That's Found in Vietnam


Miss Tam Chiak

Discovering 5 best Da Nang food, the third largest city in Vietnam. Enjoy bánh xèo, Bánh bèo, Mì Quảng and more. Which is your favourite?

How Foreigners React While Trying Durian, The Smelliest Fruit In The World!?

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

In this quick post, I will gather YouTube videos about how foreigners react while trying durian, the smelliest fruit in the world. What makes durian so different from other fruits is that most people hated at their first tries, but

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Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide

Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide


Bites & Bourbon

I've been to Southern Vietnam with family as a kid and I hated it. I found myself bored to death and glued to my Gameboy Original playing Tetris. Back then, I wasn't at an age to understand or embrace my roots. Things change with age, of course, and now I'm curious about the culture more than ever.

Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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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.

Thonkrueng Authentic Thai Cuisine – Street Food in A Restaurant!

by Justyn @ Miss Tam Chiak

Although dining along the streets of Bangkok might not be the safest or wisest option due to the risk of having an explosive time in the toilet hours after the meal, thousands of tourists from all over the world still choose to dine by the roads. Many have said that this is where the best...

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BEST MOBILE APPS TO SAVE MONEY ON FOOD FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS (Part 1)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

This quick blog post will not exactly be about Vietnamese Cuisine, but it is still about food. In this post, I will share with you some of the best mobile apps to save money on food for college students. FYI,

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Tips on your trip to Fansipan

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Fansipan is called “the roof of Indochina”, the highest peak in Indochina as well as in Vietnam with height of 3143m. The mountain is belonged to Hoang Lien Son range, located 9km away from Sapa town on the southwest. There are up to 1680 species of flora, some of them are precious and 327 fauna …

Top 5 Most Popular Vietnamese Dishes

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

In this post, I will share the top 5 most popular Vietnamese dishes which you can easily find if you visit my country. I will also include a recipe for each dish, so you can try to make it at

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5 Best Foods in Can Tho - Vietnam Street Food Guide

5 Best Foods in Can Tho - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

Nem nướng Cái Răng Considered the best dish in Can Tho by many Cái Răng’s Grilled Pork Roll (Nem nướng Cái Răng) is made from fresh minced pork, which is swept then kneaded into round meat balls, next it’s grilled on a hot coal stove. Cái Răng’s Grilled Pork Roll (Nem nướng Cái Răng) is …

Nanny’s Christmas Cherry Balls – So Retro So Delicious

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

One of my grandmother's best recipes, cherry balls are surprisingly easy to make but are always a crowd pleaser.

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Pho – Special food in Vietnam

by giapdien @ Eveningstreetfoodtours

Pho, a typical dish of Hanoi people, has been existing for a long time. Pho is prepered not only in a sophisticated manner but also in the technique which is required to have sweet but pure bouillon, soft but not crasded noodle, soft and sweet smelling meat. Only in cold days, having a hot and

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Top 10 Barcelona Restaurants for First-Time Visitors

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Barcelona expert Alex Sexton shares his Top 10 restaurant picks for anyone who wants to have a great meal in his favorite European city.

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Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

It is likely that building a strong family bond and exploring new lands will be two of the most popular resolutions in 2018, as strengthening the family relationship and discovering new cultures will significantly change the life of each person. So, obviously, a wonderful family trip to Vietnam will be a stone killing two birds […]

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Tips for travelling in Chau Doc

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Châu Đốc is a city in An Giang Province, bordering Cambodia, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The city has a population of 157,298, and covers an area of 105.29 km².

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Best traditional foods of Vietnam - Nomadic Boys

Best traditional foods of Vietnam - Nomadic Boys


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Vietnam is a foodie’s paradise. We set out to discover the best traditional foods of Vietnam, such as Bun Cha, Pho, Cao Lau and egg coffee.

Top 5 tourist attractions in Hue

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Thanks to the richness of culture and history as well as romance, gentleness, Hue has been one of the attractive tourist destination for a thousands of Vietnamese people as well as foreign tourists. To have more in-depth understanding about Hue’s culture here is top 5 tourist attractions anyone should visit: Indochina holidays Hue Imperial Citadel

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Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Mai Chau 2 Days Classic Group Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Within 2 days, tourists will visit some villages of Mai Chau including Lac Village and Poom Coong village by biking and a hiking to visit 1000 Steps Cave, optional to stay overnight in a homestay of Thai people or bungalow.

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Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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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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Best of 2017 in travels (and plans for 2018)

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ll admit: I’m lazy and wasn’t gonna do a year-end recap post. But I was inspired by posts like Shikha’s and decided to write one of my own. I do think it’s nice to have these to look back on, when the memories start getting fuzzy and the years start to blend together. It’s also a good time to sit down, reflect, and think about the future. So let’s recap! Find out my overall best part of the year, best foodie destination, best...



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Fansipan Summit full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

This Fansipan Summit full day is offered for anyone who likes adventures. It is a memorable experience with conquering the Roof of Indochina – Fansipan peak in Hoang Lien Son range and enjoying fully the emotion of the winner when you reach the top of the mountain at the height 3143m.

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41st Anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification (30/4/1975-30/4/2016)

by admin @ Hoi An Tourism – Every travel tips you need about Hoi An

THE PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE OF HỘI AN CITY THE CENTER FOR CULTURE AND SPORTS OF HỘI AN CITY 41st Anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification (30/4/1975-30/4/2016) PROGRAM Time Activity Place 27/4/2016 19:30   Hội An revolutionary music … Continue reading

What to eat in Bac Lieu?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

First look, the sesarmid looks very similar to the paddy field crabs. However, the sesarmid is much smaller and lives in salty water area. Used to be a bucolic, daily lives meal, the sesarmid is now listed as one of the most famous cuisines in Bac Lieu.

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Where to go for breakfast in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

A steaming bowl of beef noodle soup for breakfast is not bad. But it is not everyone’s idea of an ideal breakfast, especially foreigners, whose tastes, lie more in the direction of waffles or croissants, eggs and bacon. If you want to give noodle soup a break, let’s check out some options below. Let’s go

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Discover “The Quintessence of Tonkin” – Must-see show in Hanoi

by Hue Nguyen @

As the name suggests , The Quintessence of Tonkin  is the biggest and most impressive liveshow, offer the audiences the the art and cultural performances  enhanced by blend of light &  music.  The huge venue of this show is located in Quoc Oai , Hanoi with an open air setting  of a village with ...

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Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Green Business Spawns More Green Jobs

by @ Green Home Library

They said it would happen and now it is coming to fruition. Starting with small business ventures and then catching the eye of Big Corp., green entrepreneurship and activist movements have begun spawning more green jobs in America and throughout the globe.

Although the current administration is supporting coal production, the need is no longer there. Since mechanization, coal industry jobs have diminished putting many out of work. The average number of employees at US coal mines dropped by 12% in 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration.

However, there is more demand elsewhere to put workers back on the map in the green sector. According to The Department of Energy's Energy and Employment Report it is predicted that green energy employment will have a 9% growth rate over the next 12 months — higher than any other energy sector.

Currently, Europe and Asia are taking the helm as the US trails, but hangs on to, green sector job growth until hopefully the White House comes to its senses, or succumbs to change.

They’re Blowing in the Wind

That’s right, wind energy jobs have increased from 3.4 million in 2011 to just over 4 million in 2017 according to a report published by the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program.

Business Insider writes,

“The report estimates that solar and wind jobs are growing at a rate 12 times as fast as the rest of the US economy and suggests that 46% of large firms have hired additional workers to address issues of sustainability over the past two years.”

If you have a small business, look into a wind energy choices from your local electric company. It is required in most states for the consumer to be able to choose their electricity source.

Smart Cities

With the steady growth of smart technology and smart homes, smart cities are on the parallel. Europe has recently reported of a “green jobs for a greener future” initiative citing several urban applications that will inevitably take over many conventional careers.

Some of these include:

  • Municipality - “We have identified, especially from the municipalities side, that there is a need to create new skilled jobs for the creation of specific cross-department teams to work on defining action plans for cities, supporting the design of solutions and an understanding of the needs," says Miguel Garcia, from the REMOURBAN project, which is pioneering new approaches to urban regeneration in the Spanish city of Valladolid, Nottingham in England, and Tepebasi/Eskisehir in Turkey.” (reported by Phys.Org)
  • Building Retrofit - Perfect for green small business startup jobs, retrofitting buildings with clean energy options and fixes has risen in demand due to money saving incentives.
  • Electric Car Infrastructure - As the alternative energy infrastructure rises in demand, more people are becoming electric car charging station installers and maintenance workers.
  • Solar Installation - As solar technology falls in price more commercial and residential installations have been sought after.

Cleanup

It's unfortunate that many will profit from man’s decades long environmental abuse, yet that is exactly what is happening. Certain sectors, small businesses, local organizations and even Big Corp. have finally wrapped their heads around the lucrative potential for green beautification, waterway cleanup, non-toxic cleaning, pure air initiatives and so much more.

One example that was originally considered a job killer is a mandate to cut pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay by 25 percent by 2025. A study of potential cleanup for 6 bay states that includesDelaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Virginia and West Virginia stated,

“If history is any guide, environmental regulations will once again nourish job creation, not bury it,

 

As more small businesses go green it will inevitably lead the way for business to business and consumer to business green job increase. Add in activist movements and environmental cleanup for more job opportunities and, regardless of antiquated, bottom line only thinkers, more people will see and reap the job benefits of Eco-friendly opportunities.

What To See And Do In Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

Before the World War II, Phnom Penh was called "Paris of the East" with many modern French architectures intermingled with ancient temples. Until now, the charming beauty of this city still remains; thus, appealing to numerous tourists from all over the world. So now, this article will suggest what to see and do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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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!

Homestay- a good choice among kinds of accommodation in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam- a wonderful destination for you in the Indochinese Peninsula. About Hanoi, maybe you can hear about traffic jam, noise and so on. However, a lot of foreign tourists come here every year. So, why? Over those, Hanoi still contains many traditional beauties and characteristics. They can be small ancient

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Fight Mineral Depletion in Your Favorite Greens

by @ Green Home Library

From the world of climate science comes the unsettling news that carbon dioxide, or CO2, actually reduces protein and nitrogen in staple grains like rice, wheat and barley.

CO2 Will Not Improve Plant Nutrition

Previously, it was thought that CO2 would improve plant growth and, as a result, food plant yields. Not so. In fact, atmospheric CO2 increases carbohydrates like starch and sugar, but depletes essential trace minerals, often more than nine percent.

That’s a lot of loss when it comes to the 13 essential minerals, 7 of which are vital to life: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc (some scientists even include sodium, which is abundant in most diets).

The Seven Vital Nutrients

...are considered essential to everything from the immune system, the heart, and the Central Nervous System, to adequate hemoglobin in blood, sexual maturity, and metabolism. Diets low in minerals, especially zinc  and iron, result in poor growth in childhood, an immune system poorly equipped to fight off infections, and a greater number of maternal and child deaths.

This depletion in the bioavailability of minerals is “systemic and global” and may dramatically worsen the prevalence of “hidden hunger” and obesity. This type of malnutrition is typical of poor and undeveloped countries because many people cannot afford the fruits, vegetables, dairy and meats necessary to provide complete nutrition.

Lack of Plant Nutrients Raising Obesity Epidemic?

Unfortunately, it is also being seen in greater numbers in developed nations as the disparity between rich and poor grows. In the USA – according to New York Time columnist David Brooks – this gap is about 0.45, or worse than Iran. Brooks also notes that income inequality in New York City is similar to Swaziland. Miami is like Zimbabwe, and Los Angeles is equivalent to Sri Lanka.

Looking into the future, study author Loladze suggests that these food plant deficiencies might contribute to the rise in global obesity as people eat increasingly starchy grain crops, etc., consuming more and more to make up for the lack of vital nutrition.

What You Can Do

You can make sure that you (and your family and loved ones) do not suffer from vitamin/phytonutrient/mineral deficiencies. According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, broccoli sprouts are a superb source of minerals like calcium and magnesium, containing 10 to 100 times more cancer and inflammation fighters than full-sized broccoli plants, as well as vitamins and essential fatty acids produced during sprouting. Broccoli sprouts also help detox from many environmental pollutants like benzene.

They are easy to grow with a little planning and care. They are also easy on the budget, requiring little more than an old jar, some cheesecloth, and some seed. You can use sunflower seeds, broccoli seeds, and alfalfa seeds, to name but a few.

The "Indoor Salad Garden"

You can also grow some small vegetables indoors, in an “indoor salad garden”. Dr. Mercola, a leading health expert, recommends watercress, which reportedly has greater nutrient density than either broccoli or alfalfa sprouts.

You can even add various lettuces, green onions, arugula, spinach and mesclun to your salad garden. You can build racks to set in front of patio doors – but not directly, as this will freeze the plants. You can buy plant lights at any big-box home and garden store. Or you can spend up to $500 for a full-featured, tiered indoor growing system.

In short, as mega-farming and increasing CO2 levels rob plants of their nutrition, you can feed your family well on an hour or two a week planting, growing and harvesting sprouts and other salad vegetables.

Storing Your Home-Grown, Nutrient Rich Greens

Once your plants are harvested, be sure to store them in USA-made, BPA-free plastic food containers manufactured from recycled plastic. These eco-friendly food storage containers will definitely “green” your kitchen, even if it is red and blue.

THE MUST- VISIT PLACES IN NORTHERN VIETNAM

by Hue Nguyen @

1. Sapa Sapa is a remote mountainous area up North of Vietnam with picturesque scenery and rich diverse culture. This place is host to many hill tribes and minority people. It is also the home of Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam (1613 m height), also known as “the Roof of Indochina”. How to get...

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6 reasons why Vietnamese people are awesome!

by Ngo Celine @

You love a place because of beautiful sights, because of local food, because of the good service and sometimes, the reason is very simply, you love a place because you love people there. So can see that Vietnamese is one of important reasons make tourist want to travel to Vietnam again. The care Vie...

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Crazy things to do in Vietnam before you’re 30

by upbai @ Bookingtours

Vietnamese people don’t really gravitate to dangerous hobbies because they get all the thrills they need just from driving. There are ways to get a bit crazy in the country though. Whether you’re young, or young at heart, here’s how to let loose in Vietnam.

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Vietnam Tourist Destinations (Sites Pictures)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnam is a beautiful country with an extraordinary 4000-year history. Every year, there are millions of tourist visit to Vietnam from all around the world. Friends come to Vietnam for its wonderful sites, its cultures, and definitely for its various cuisine

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Forms of Investment

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Coming to Vietnam and putting lots of money on a business are steps of a gamble which requires careful research. As a matter of fact, the research starts with how to invest into Vietnam, or in other words what are forms for investment in Vietnam. This question is not quite a key concern but should …

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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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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Top 4 Drink in Sai Gon You Must Try

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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TOP 13 MUST-TRY SPECIALTIES OF HALONG BAY

by Hue Nguyen @

Hello, everyone! We are back with another post about Halong Bay. This time, we are not going to search for new places in Halong Bay, but explore a new feature of Halong Bay : the culinary art. In this list, we will list out 13 specialties of Halong Bay that you must try when you come here. Some of t...

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Tu Lan Cave System full day experience

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Explore the untamed jungle and limestone mountain region of Tu Lan Cave System on our one-day Tu Lan Cave Experience. See the impressive Hung Ton Cave and To Mo Valley before trekking to Hang Chuot (Rat Cave), with its impressive formations. You’ll get wet, you’ll get dirty and you’ll enjoy an awesome BBQ beside a stunning waterfall! This is a full day of adventure so be prepared!

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10 poisonous dishes in Vietnam you should avoid

10 poisonous dishes in Vietnam you should avoid


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10 poisonous dishes in Vietnam you should avoid. Do you dare to look at? Do not talk about trying it! It is delicious but only for Locals - not for you!

What to eat in Ben Tre?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

For miles the coconut trees cover the land, the gardens with fruits ripe on the trees, the people are friendly, simple, and adorable. And last but not least, the foods are just incredibly amazing.

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Thien Duong cave – kayak and zipline Dark Cave

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

A special day tour in Quang Binh will give you the most interesting experience.Your journey is a discovery trip in Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park with two famous attractions: Paradise Cave and Dark cave with the beauty of the natural creation. Taking part in many exciting activities with a boat trip on Chay River. Join us for a lifetime experience.

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

Travel By Train In Vietnam

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

If you have a trip to Vietnam and wonder about choosing between a sleeper bus and a train, it is better to select to travel by train in Vietnam. This transport is the safest and the most comfortable way to travel. The trains have been upgraded and offered numerous facilities and services. Therefore, nowadays, traveling by train is also preferred by young people and families.

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Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

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Best Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City District 1

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

District 1 Ho Chi Minh City is often known for luxury restaurants with expensive prices. However, District 1 still has some nice restaurants that offer tasty dishes at a reasonable cost. This article below will introduce you the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City District 1.

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HALONG BAY

by Hue Nguyen @

Halong Bay is the most famous attraction in Vietnam due to its speechless beauty. This beautiful bay was acknowledged as one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Once you come here, you will be seduced by the mysterious atmosphere and old legends of each place you visit. You may hear a lot of things about...

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Traditional craft villages in Hanoi

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

It’s essential to explore Hanoi’s craft villages when come to this thousand-year-old city.

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

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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Something in the local water makes Vietnam’s cao lau noodles special

Something in the local water makes Vietnam’s cao lau noodles special


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Hoi An’s signature noodle dish is the history of the city in a bowl. The cuisines of foreign traders have been added ingredients over time but it is still quintessentially Vietnamese

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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Sapa trekking and homestay tour by bus 2D1N

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Explore and experience Sapa by road via the new Noi Bai highway, Lao Cai, with length of 245km. This new road shortens the travel time and distance from Hanoi to Sapa. Moreover, you will have chance to admire the beautiful scenery as you travel the longest highway in Vietnam before enjoying yourself in Sapa – the city in cloudy. Let’s come and join with us!

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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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The Gluttony Guide: Best Restaurants in Victoria BC

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

Where to eat in Victoria BC, what to order and the most scenic spots to walk it off.

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


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“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

ISLETS OF HALONG BAY: HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THEY?

by Hue Nguyen @

What is the first thing that come to your mind when you’re thinking about Halong Bay?   Pretty islands? Pristine beaches? Mysterious caves? Lively floating villages? Or the culinary art?   If you’re thinking about one of these things above, you are missing out a very important ...

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7 Iconic Foods That Will Make You Want to Be a New Yorker

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

You haven’t fully explored New York City until you’ve toured its unique multi-cultural cuisine. Every borough offers up its own gastronomic delights. And just when you think you’ve seen and tasted it all, a new food obsession explodes onto the scene. That’s what makes the Big Apple’s cuisine so exciting! But for every hot new trend, […]

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5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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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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7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam

7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam


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

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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Best Dishes In Ho Chi Minh City

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

It would be a great pity if you go to visit Ho Chi Minh City without enjoying the local dishes here. In fact, Ho Chi Minh City has been regarded as the food paradise in Vietnam for a long time. The article below suggests you the best dishes in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Top 5 traditional foods in Vietnam - Vietnam Travel

Top 5 traditional foods in Vietnam - Vietnam Travel


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There are many special foods in Vietnam.This article wants to make a list of five traditional foods in Vietnam with the price of less than one dollar.

Pho – one of the special food in Vietnam - Bookingtours

Pho – one of the special food in Vietnam - Bookingtours


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No matter what time day or night, a steaming bowl of pho noodle soup is never hard to find in Vietnam. Just as pad thai in Thailand, pho is Vietnam’s unofficial national dish exported with pride all over the world.

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

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Fatty Cheong – Don’t Forget This Plate of Delicious Char Siew at ABC Brickworks

by Maureen @ Miss Tam Chiak

If you have been working and living in Bukit Merah, you will definitely know ABC Brickworks Food Centre. One of the must-haves at ABC Brickworks is Fatty Cheong’s (肥仔详) signature Char Siew Rice. This place serves one of the best char siew in Singapore. The stall is famous for their Bu Jian Tian char siew...

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Vietnamese Holiday Food – New Year (Tet) Holidays

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Every country has different traditions and holidays, but when it comes to holidays, we all have things in common. We celebrate and we eat. In this blog, I am going to introduce you the list of must-have Vietnamese dishes during

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5 Vietnamese Foods to Try In Time for Tet

5 Vietnamese Foods to Try In Time for Tet


OC Weekly

It's Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration this week, completely with explosions, tradition and food. Want to be an intermediate-level Tet-food-eater? Here are five foods full of glutinous rice, mung beans, and banana leaves for you to try out. Is it a little work to eat? Yeah, and it...

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Food for Hanukkah: 17 Things You’ll Want to Eat

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

The festival of lights, there is so much delicious food for Hanukkah you need to try.

Food for Hanukkah: 17 Things You’ll Want to Eat is a post from: Bacon is Magic

10 Best Hue Street Food That Only the Local Know

10 Best Hue Street Food That Only the Local Know


I Love Hue Tour

Some traditional food like Beo, Nam, Loc cakes, or Bun Bo is very famous. but they are just tourist food, only the local know the best Hue street food.

Banh uot – the famous delicacy in Dien Khanh, Nha Trang

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Nha Trang delicacy banh uot Dien Khanh is often missed by visitors, who often only know of the province for its numerous beaches.

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

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


Eater

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

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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Vietnamese special food - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Vietnamese special food - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts


Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Cultural traditions and cuisine of Vietnam is very rich and diverse, with bold ethnic identity. Some

9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Know the foods – Where to go

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

You will be amazing that’s some streets in Hanoi that its name is also brand street foods name. So you only need to know what you want to taste so you will know where you will to go. Get there and taste your favorite foods. Sweet soup at Dao Duy Tu street Sweet soup is […]

Experience the Red River cruise

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

The Red River, running through northern Vietnam, offers the chance to discover a rural way of life that has hardly changed for centuries. For those with one more day to spare in Hanoi, a cruise along the Red River is the perfect city escape. Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel explores.

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10 Iconic Dishes To Hunt For In Hue, Vietnam - Food Republic

10 Iconic Dishes To Hunt For In Hue, Vietnam - Food Republic


Food Republic

With such a rich history, Hue claims home to several distinctive dishes — from delicate creations created to please the appetites of Nguyen feudal lords, emperors (and their hundreds of wives) — to sausages with complex, explosive and satisfying flavors. Here are the dishes our contributor saw, and ate again and again, on a recent visit to Hue.

Why doing business in Viet Nam and Why now?

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Since Viet Nam’s accession to the WTO in 2007, the market has been liberalized in certain areas and been a promising destination to international investors. Up to present, Viet Nam has successfully transformed from a centrally-planned economy with heavy bureaucracy and subsidies to an emerging market economy characterized by strong dynamism and rapidly growing entrepreneurship. …

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam


InsideVietnam Blog

Vietnamese food is delicious and scandalously cheap, but just how much should you expect to spend? Violet investigates the cost of food in Vietnam.

Pho Cuon - an Excellent Food of Vietnam Cuisine - Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide

Pho Cuon - an Excellent Food of Vietnam Cuisine - Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide


Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide

Pho cuon is one of the most popular and famous in Vietnam especially in regions in the North of Vietnam. However, “pho cuon” is the most delicious when

Best street foods in Hanoi

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Cotton candy bikes, Fried ball-cake vendors... many of Hanoi street cuisines remind tourists and local about their dreamy childhood.

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Sapa Trekking full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes, cool climate and colorful markets of ethnic minorities. With Sapa Trekking full day, you will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority and have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

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Saigon Riding and Dining Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

The Saigon Riding and Dining tour is designed to get you out on the road when Saigon really comes alive. Eating, drinking and spending time with friends out on the town is a big part of the social fabric of being Saigonese. From restaurants, bars, street stands to the many parks, people like to get out and relax.

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Get Your Eco-Friendly Fashion On

by @ Green Home Library

Of course you want to look good all the time and your choice of clothes certainly reflects that. However, the behind-the-scenes story of what, where and how your wardrobe is produced may be surprising, especially if you consider yourself a green supporter.

Get your Eco-Friendly fashion on by revamping what clothes and accessories you choose to purchase going forward. It is yet another opportunity to up your green game and literally walk the walk in the some sustainable shoes, shirts and more.

The Trickle Down

Choosing the right fabric is essential to Eco-Friendly fashion. The most popular fabrics are:

  • Cotton
  • Rayon
  • Wool
  • Oil-based synthetics: polyester, acrylic, nylon, spandex

It is however, oil-based synthetics like polyester that are at the top of the Eco-Unfriendly chain as they are derived from crude oil that requires high energy extraction and melting of plastic manufacturing. Plus, when these break down they are far from compostable as residue can leach into waterways and subsequently fertilizer which cycles into plants, livestock and you.

This trickle down effect shows the potential, slow, toxic environmental accumulation which, over time, is believed by some to indirectly be an underlying contributor to many cancers.

What Else Not to Choose

Revamping your wardrobe understandably takes time but eventually you may be able to swap out oil-based synthetics as well as other environmental drains such as:

  • Leather - Unethical treatment of animals as well as agricultural methane global warming contributor.
  • Rayon - Derived from wood pulp and threatens water conservation.
  • Non-Organic Cotton - Most pesticide intense crop and chemically treated material on the planet threatening humans and wildlife.
  • Polycotton - According to Green Choices, “virtually all polycotton (especially bedlinen), plus all ‘easy care’, ‘crease resistant’, ‘permanent press’ cotton, are treated with toxic formaldehyde (also used for flameproofing nylon).
  • Wool - Avoid wool from UK farms that use organophosphate sheep dip which creates serious hazards for both agricultural and craft workers.
  • Dyed - Avoiding dyed fabrics conserves water, reduces river/ocean pollution, and cuts down on heavy metal exposure.

Stick To

As you travel along your new Eco-Fashion path look for materials that tell a story. Many offer transparency advertising that tout various attributes including fair trade supported practices, organic manufacturing, recycled and sustainable materials usage.

Materials with a more sustainable footprint include:

  • Organic cotton
  • Organic wool
  • Hemp
  • Bamboo
  • Bagasse (from sugar cane)

You can also keep an eye out for clothing tags that show use of recycled-upcycled material saved from landfills, Eco-friendly treated, and repurposed for safe wear.

One pioneer for recycled-upcycled usage is Rachel Faller who started her company Tonlé. Her products are completely void of virgin materials saving tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

Green Matters describes her mission:

“By upcycling discarded pre-consumer fabric from clothing factories, she transforms fabric destined for the trash can into treasured clothing, bags, and jewelry. Based in Cambodia, Faller’s team regularly visits manufacturers to save hundreds of pounds of scrap materials from landfill. Once saved, her production team works to make sure every single scrap is put to use. Large scraps are cut down to make clothes while smaller pieces are made into a yarn like material to be woven. For the tiniest scraps, the company has created a formula for paper which allows them to turn small bits of scrap into hang tags and office paper. Through this process the company is able to close the loop in production while working in tandem with their zero waste mission.”

Faller is one example of many young and old entrepreneurs alike paving the way for a whole new fashion industry sector that may one day be the norm.

Ethical Tools

Yup, there are even apps to inform you of ethically made clothing and other goods such as non-toxic cleaning products, bath and spa products, as well as materials derived from workers under inhumane conditions.

Apps to try are:

  • GoodGuide
  • Free2Work
  • Shop Ethical
  • aVoid
  • The Higg Index

 

Get your Eco-Friendly fashion on and stop supporting consumer driven global health and human threats. In due time your wardrobe will consist of green choices that pay it forward to a more sustainable future.

Vietnam Tourist Destinations (Food Pictures)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Cuisine is all about culture, and with a country that has more than 50 different ethnic groups from the north to the south like Vietnam, its cuisine styles are expected to be various from region to region. In this post,

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KeepGo: Idiot Proof Roaming

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

I’m not saying that my parents are idiots, but when it comes to smartphones, they kind of are. As my dad has never in...

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Essential foods for Tet holidays

by upbai @ Bookingtours

Following are the most typical food found in Vietnamese' Tet holiday

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I Love Vietnam Community Projects – the Core Value of Youth

by ponta666 @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

From a social enterprise in Hue city, the I Love Hue Tour has grown up and become I Love Vietnam Tour, which operates tours in 4 main cities in Vietnam. Despite the rapid growth, I Love Vietnam Tour still keep the core value of a social enterprise – support the community. As there are many community problems […]

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Are Vietnamese people really hostile towards foreign tourists?

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

On the following of the incident happened in late July where a bus driver’s assistant of Viet Nhat Travel (Nha Trang) forced two female foreign passengers to leave the bus, part of which was recorded on mobile phone by a Taiwanese tourist who also took the same bus, we have received mixed opinions on the …

7-11 Food: Beyond The Ham & Cheese

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Seven elevens are pretty much essential these days in Thailand, whether it’s expat paying bills, locals buying online purchases, or adventurous travelers indulging in...

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5 Best Streets for Street Food in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Sapa Motorbiking full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

With this tour, you will sightseeing Sapa’s amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields on terraces as far as the eye can see home of the H’Mong people with scenic landscape of the mountain. In Ta Phin, you will witness the daily life of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities.

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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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PHOTOGRAPHER RÉHAHN COOPERATES WITH HOI AN LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE EXHIBITION “WOMEN OF VIETNAM”

by admin @ Hoi An Tourism – Every travel tips you need about Hoi An

French photographer Réhahn cooperates with Hội An local government to organize the exhibition “Women of Vietnam” from July 20 to August 20, 2016. After 4 years living in Vietnam, he said: “I’m very impressed by the strength of the Vietnamese … Continue reading

Sister photoshoot in Kuala Lumpur

by Anna @ slightly astray

When my sister came to visit me in Malaysia back in June, I wanted to plan something special that will make her visit memorable. Like I’ve said before, photos are the best souvenirs, so I asked a local photographer in Kuala Lumpur (meet James in this post!) to take some shots of us. I had also planned on leaving Malaysia shortly after my sister’s visit. KL has been a very special place to me for the past year. I had...



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14 awe-inspiring natural sights in Vietnam (that aren’t Ha Long Bay)

by upbai @ Bookingtours

Vietnam has so much more to offer nature lovers, so let’s take a look at the mountains, rice paddies, lakes, waterfalls, caves and spectacular beaches you should also check out.

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Adventure Activities to Capture the Best of Vietnam

by Halong Hub Editors @ Halong Hub – Halong Bay Cruise Blog

Vietnam has something for everyone; wild and adventurous backpackers, urban explorers, nature appreciators, and luxury seekers alike. This is made possible, predominantly by the fact that the country is so wonderfully diverse; no matter what your interests are, Vietnam is sure to whet your appetite for travel experiences and satisfy even the most severe cases […]

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Bossi Ban Mian – Unique Ban Mian with Chye Poh & Mei Cai

by Victoria Cheung @ Miss Tam Chiak

Bossi Ban Mian was a recommendation from a new friend, when we were craving for some piping hot comfort food in a cold, faraway country. The homesickness had crept in like a fog and i realised that after a few days of scrambled eggs and croissants, all i craved was some piping hot comfort food...

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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 Holiday Food - New Year (Tet) Holidays - All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese Holiday Food - New Year (Tet) Holidays - All About Vietnamese Cuisine


All About Vietnamese Cuisine

must-have dishes during the Vietnamese New Year holidays

The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South - Jimmy Eats World

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South - Jimmy Eats World


Jimmy Eats World

An exploration of Vietnamese food, as I spent eight months traveling from North to South of Vietnam. There's more to Vietnamese food than just Pho.

Budget Food Guide to Vietnam

Budget Food Guide to Vietnam


Bohemian Trails

In Vietnam, a great way to experience local culture is by tasting some of the street food. Vietnamese food can be expensive but it's also budget-friendly.

Trứng Vịt Lộn (Half-hatched duck egg)

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Foreign travelers have a sort of love-hate relationship with “trung vit lon” which is known as the Vietnamese version of the famous “balut” egg in Philippines. You can literally find this food in every city across the country. Vietnamese people eat “trung vit lon” for breakfast and night snack. It’s loved and very popular for …

The French Influence On Vietnamese Cuisine

The French Influence On Vietnamese Cuisine


Epicure & Culture

The French have played an enormous role in influencing Vietnamese cuisine. Here's why (and how to savor it for yourself). 

Tom Liap Moo – Authentic Thai Pork Noodles at Lumpini Park!

by Justyn @ Miss Tam Chiak

With the Thai government clamping down on street food, it’s only a matter of time before this delicious, cheap and authentic dining alternative gets eradicated. To me, this place is the epitome of Thai street food. Firstly, the stall is located at the roadside. Secondly, this stall has no name! Thankfully, the stall is stationed...

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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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The weird and wonderful of China

by Anna @ slightly astray

Every time I go to China, I make more interesting observations about the culture there. I absolutely love some of the traditions and customs, and some completely baffle me. About 1.5 years ago, I wrote a heartfelt piece about Lessons From Time Spent in China. This time, I thought I would put together a fun little list of the weird and wonderful things I’ve discovered about China, accompanied with some of my favorite photos from the past 1+ year. If...



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Hội An International Food Festival, 2016

by admin @ Hoi An Tourism – Every travel tips you need about Hoi An

Time: March 14 – 20, 2016 Place: An Hội Sculpture Garden, Hội An Ancient Town. Time Activity Place March 12 13:40-20:00 Taste of the world: The international chefs meet with the media The Market restaurant, 03 Nguyễn Hoàng st. March … Continue reading

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Traditional Vietnamese food are all about the balance of fresh ingredients, intense flavours, and ease of cooking and preparation.

Cu Chi – the Best Place for Ho Chi Minh Tunnels Tour

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

If you take a Ho Chi Minh tunnels tour, the must-going place is Cu Chi tunnel – one of the greatest works constructed by the Vietnamese. Cu Chi tunnel system serves as the living and hiding place for the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. Visitors reaching there can not only experience the great tunnels but […]

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Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi

Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi


slightly astray

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a food post, huh. Which is really weird considering that our travels are so food-centric. Looking back through my archives, I’ve only writte…

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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Why bún chả was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi

Why bún chả was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi


Public Radio International

By now you've seen the photo: President Obama and Anthony Bourdain at a little Hanoi diner sharing beers and supper. Here's more on what was in their bowls.

Special Needs - Special Meal | Vietnam Airlines

Special Needs - Special Meal | Vietnam Airlines


Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines offer special meal for meeting every customer needs: Vegetarian Meals, Children meals, Religious meals, Medical meals...

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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How Vietnamese culture was influenced under French control

by upbai @ Bookingtours

Those years under French control brought on rapid change, forever leaving their mark on Vietnam—good and bad. Despite the efforts of the Vietnamese government to erase anything they perceived to be out of line with their image of a unified and independent Vietnam, French culture is too deeply ingrained. It’s part of the fabric of Vietnam now.

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Vietnam: Four Cannot-miss Museums

by upbai @ Vietnam Travel

Vietnam attracts a lot of tourists every year. Besides natural landscape and amusement parks, Vietnam owns many places that preserve historical and cultural values. In this article, we will together explore Vietnam: Four cannot-miss museums including Museum of Ethnology, Museum of Cham Sculpture, Oceanographic Museum and Ho Chi Minh Museum of Fine Art.

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Join Photography Contest with Vietnam Visa Easy to get BIG prizes

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

We are proudly presenting to you our very first Photography Contest: Together We Travel the World. Share your most beautiful travelling moments of you and your loved ones to win many presents from Vietnam Visa Easy! What are you waiting for? Join us now to get big prizes! From 7th September to 14th September, all you …

Hoian cooking class – best way to explore Hoian’s cuisine

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

With uncountable restaurants, no matter what their location or size, offering courses lasting from an hour to a day long, with the prices significantly ranging, it is not hard to join a Hoian cooking class. The luxury Indochina tours ThuanTinh island cookery class Joining Thuan Tinh cooking class, you will experience a few additional activities.

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Tips for travelling in Long Hai

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Long Hai Beach is a beautiful beach that is exotic but still quite wild scenery. It is a perfect place for those who love the beach but dislike crowded and noisy places. Here are some of the experiences that we would like to share with you when travelling to Long Hai.

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Victoria – and Vegan too!

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

Locals' picks for the best vegetarian restaurants in Victoria, that omnivores also love.

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I Love Hue Tour Is Going Global With I Love Asia

by Trâm Nguyễn @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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How To Indulge In Turkey’s Delicious Culinary Culture

by Kate Robertson @ Epicure & Culture

Food in Turkey is a reason to visit the country in itself. Here's how to enjoy the country's best flavors, including recipes dating back hundreds of years!

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TOP 8 MUST-VISIT ISLANDS OF HALONG BAY

by Hue Nguyen @

Hello everyone! How was your day? I hope everyday will be a cheerful day to all of you! Last time, we have explored Top 8 most incredible beaches of Halong Bay (Part 1 – Part 2). So what we have this time? This time I will bring you another post about our unreal-beauty of Halong Bay. Halong Ba...

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