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Pickled Herring with Potatoes – Cá Trích Muối xào Khoai Tây

Pickled Herring with Potatoes – Cá Trích Muối xào Khoai Tây

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Well, I was invited to dinner by a good friend, Shay – a chef, and fell in love with this dish, so I asked him the recipe. It is simple and tasty. Pickled herrings here are Vietnamese product, which Shay found in supermarket 🙂 Ingredients: 2 large potatoes 4 pickled herrings Salt Olive oil Onions […]

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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Seasonal Features + Fun Cocktails at Duffy’s Sports Grill

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

I’ve been a fan of Duffy’s since I was young, growing up in South Florida where the chain is quite prevalent, well-known for their tasty wings and sports bar atmosphere. They recently opened up a few restaurants here in Orlando and invited us to check out their new seasonal menu. My favorite was the Oktoberfest inspired fried pork schnitzel! Here’s a quick look at the new Seasonal Features + Fun Cocktails at Duffy’s Sports Grill (Address: 315 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828) Their Lobster Tacos, Tequila Lime Steak Tacos, Jumbo Lump Crab Macaroni & Cheese and Blazin’ BBQ Cheeseburger are the newest specialty features on their football menu. Blazin’ BBQ Cheeseburger includes: 1/2 lb. char-grilled Certified Angus Beef® with signature Jack Daniels® Single Barrel BBQ sauce, pepper-jack cheese, hot bacon and hot bacon jam, grilled onion, pepper-crusted bacon and house-made burger sauce on a toasted King’s Hawaiian® roll with choice of one side.   New menu item on the regular menu includes: New York Reuben, featuring ½ lb. shaved corned beef with sauerkraut and swiss cheese on grilled rye bread. Homemade Meatloaf- made from scratch daily, while supplies last. Mussels Marinara   New cocktails include: Southern Sling, featuring Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Banana Liqueur and Bitters Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, a special barrel selected just for Duffy’s with subtle notes of caramel and spice with bright fruit notes and sweet aromatics. Served neat or on the rocks

Eight Festive Foods From Around The World

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

Whether it’s Icelandic laufabrauð, sweetly spiced German stollen or an elaborate New Zealand pavlova, families around the world have their own festive food traditions. If you’re traveling during the holiday season, take time to experience the joy of new and exotic seasonal foods. Alternatively, take inspiration from around the world and make room for something […]

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Our Summer Sawleaf Specials!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

SAWLEAF SUMMER SPECIALS! Pho, banh mi, bun, and beer all in one place? Sawleaf Vietnamese Café at The Market Place is the place to be this summer with great food and amazing offers for everyone to enjoy. Sawleaf Vietnamese Café offers a variety of delicious menu items that are made from the sawleaf, which is the key ingredient in their dishes because it heightens the [...]

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iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop for iPad is Our Favorite New Feature

iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop for iPad is Our Favorite New Feature

by Kelly Soderlund @ TripIt Blog

The iPhone X may be getting a lot of attention right now, but here in the TripIt office, we can’t stop talking about the updates to the iPad. What’s got us so excited? It’s the new iOS 11 drag-and-drop feature. For frequent travelers and multitaskers, we think it’s a game changer. I mean, how cool is this?   iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop iPad users can now drag and drop items from Calendar, Maps, Safari, Contacts and Photos into their TripIt account. Using the iPad’s multitasking mode, travelers can search for a restaurant, hotel or other points of interest—then drag a selected item and drop it into TripIt. Calendar invites, photos, and contacts can also be instantly added to any trip. TripIt’s newly revamped iPad app also includes an updated look and additional functionality designed to make it even easier to navigate the TripIt app. Enhancements include a new editing tool, additional ways to share your travel plans with others, the ability to store travel documents and more features (most of which were previously available on iPhone only). With this iPad update, travelers can: Look Up Travel Plans with Spotlight Search Travelers who want to look up their travel plans can now access current or past trips from Spotlight search. Spotlight search can be used to look up a hotel they visited, or check when their ...

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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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8 Places In Delhi For Exceptional Vietnamese Food

8 Places In Delhi For Exceptional Vietnamese Food


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Banh Mi Hoa Ma – Best Banh Mi In Ho Chi Minh? Crispy Vietnamese Baguette Stall Opens Only Till 10AM

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh] Due to the strong influence from French Colonial times, Banh Mi which is also known as Vietnamese Baguette has then been passed down and evolved. It is now the iconic identity of Vietnam’s local food which can be found on almost every street in Saigon. While I would usually think twice when it comes to street food, Banh Mi Hoa Ma was highly recommended by a friend who loves to travel to Vietnam. It also received many positive reviews online. Many also claimed that this is one of the best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh. A humble shop which lacks in its own space, many of the locals would usually just come here for takeaways. Due to its blooming business, the owner has then expanded (illegally?) their seating space along the roadside. People would then sit on stools and dine on low tables, while breathing in exhaust fumes from motorcycles zoomed by. *cough cough* For first-hand experience dining like a Vietnamese local, this would be the place to visit. Ordering was easy as there were only two items on the menu; Banh Mi Kep Thit & Banh Mi Op La. Banh Mi Kep Thit (VND 30k, SGD$1.80) is the usual kind of Banh Mi which we would find in Singapore. Baguette with Pâté (pork liver) and butter spread, stuffed with pork and chicken ham as well as pickled vegetables, spring onions and chilli. While they are just simple ingredients, the combination of thick cuts of meaty ham and refreshing pickled vegetables turned out to be quite a heartening meal for breakfast. Interesting to note, I found Vietnamese baguette lighter and airier with crispy exterior. So much so I could finish the whole Banh Mi on my own without feeling too full. Another dish served here is...

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Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

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

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

A Guide to San Michele Island

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

The Venetian islands are steeped in history, famously inspiring some of history’s most eminent artistic figures. Located directly across the lagoon from the Fondamente Nuove, San Michele Island is Venice’s cemetery island, formed of two islands now joined and solely occupied by tombs, chapels and cypress trees. Considered a sacred place as opposed to a […]

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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A Brief Walk Through “Little Vietnam” in Mills 50 District

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

Exactly 40 years ago on April 30, 1975, the capital city of South Vietnam, Saigon fell to the forces of the communist North. There was panic in the streets as countless Vietnamese sought refuge at the American embassy, many who had worked along side the US – as soldiers, journalists, hairdressers, and more – during the decades long war. Fearing reprisals from the North, deservedly so, many fled that day airlifted out by helicopters and later, by boat – becoming refugees with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Thus began the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese – all in search of freedom and democracy, and a better future for their children, many of whom ended up in places like Australia, France, and right here in Central Florida. My parents were both Vietnamese refugees. My mom, orphaned at age 12, escaped by a small rickety fishing boat headed out to the unknown wide ocean, leaving her brothers behind, with nothing but her unyielding dream of a new world beyond the Vietnam she had left behind. Eventually reaching Malaysia at a refugee camp, living there for a year before being sponsored to the United States by a kind family in Indiana. She met my father in South Florida where I was born and raised before moving to Orlando 13 years ago. The Vietnamese American community in Orlando has grown through the decades along the Mills 50 District, starting from a small Asian grocery store to a restaurant to more and more. Now, Asian immigrants from other countries have settled in the area and opened up even more restaurants – from Malaysian to Sichuan Chinese and more. I was honored these past few weeks to help lead a guided tour through the “Little Vietnam” area in our Mills 50 District for WMFE for their series on “What is Little Vietnam?“, helping to share stories from the Vietnamese American community, how they came to Central Florida, and what lays ahead for the community after 40 years. WMFE’s What is Little Vietnam? Series Orlando’s Hon Viet DanGroup keeps Vietnamese Culture through Dance Vietnamese vets still fighters forty years after fall of Saigon Family business continues to thrive since first settling in Orlando’s “Little Vietnam” New development changes face of Orlando’s Little Vietnam Chasing traditional medicine in Little Vietnam Central Floridians remember Vietnam War For Vietnamese, heritage endures at places of worship New cultural center reflects diverse Asian community, including Vietnamese Orlando’s Little Vietnam preserves its history to enrich its future Two generations of Vietnamese-Americans, three decades apart The young ones: Vietnamese youth redefine their community Trays of small bites from Vietnamese grocery store Tien Hung Oriental Market – one of the very first markets in the district – many of the businesses along this strip come from the family of Tien Hung. Cecilia Nguyen, also Miss Vietnam Florida 2004, is the owner of the Tien Hung Jewelry Store – she takes cares of customers and is in charge of the store, taking over for her parents.  Wall art at Chewy Boba Company – Quang Vu, a UCF alumni, and his family started Lollicup many years ago and were the first in Orlando to sell boba or bubble tea, a popular drink with roots in Taiwan, where little tapioca pearls are slurped through large straws. Steven Thach Luu mans the register at Chewy Boba Company, where they also sell macarons. One of my favorite dishes, Banh Cuon, a rice crepe noodle dish stuffed with mushrooms and ground pork – velvety smooth – found at Vietnam Cuisine restaurant.  A look above from the meal – banh cuon, bun thit nuong, and bun rieu all at Vietnam Cuisine. Bun Thit nuong cha gio – rice vermicelli noodles with veggies, egg roll, grilled pork and shrimp at Vietnam Cuisine. Bun rieu, a special tomato, pork, and seafood noodle soup at Vietnam Cuisine. In recent years, more restaurants and shops from other Asian countries have sprouted up in the Mills 50 District. Mamak Asian Street Food specializes in Malaysian and pan Asian cuisine. Traditional Eastern medicine shops and acupuncturists dot the corridor in Mills 50 District. Crawfish in garlic, butter shabang sauce, fried shrimp, jambalaya, po boy sandwiches, gumbo – all found at King Cajun Crawfish run by Ha Nguyen. Mrs. Nguyen worked in Louisiana and ran a cajun restaurant there for 15 years before moving to Orlando after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to be closer to her family. Many Vietnamese who immigrated to the US were sent to the gulf coast region and became fishermen and shrimpers, some facing discrimination from the KKK at the time. There is still a large community of Vietnamese Americans in New Orleans today in the neighborhood of Versailles. Brendan Byrne and Matthew Peddie of WMFE 90.7 FM News on location, digging into the crawfish. Chelsea, enjoying her crawfish at King Cajun Crawfish Mrs. Ha Nguyen, the Queen Cajun at King Cajun. Beignets – fried dough with powdered sugar Pho at Viet Garden, one of the oldest Vietnamese restaurants in Orlando Dumplings as recommended by Crystal Chavez The staff of WMFE with some of the personalities in the What is Little Vietnam series.

Recipe: Toasted garlic chili peanuts- Đậu phộng cháy tỏi ớt

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Toasted garlic chili peanuts- Đậu phộng cháy tỏi ớtBy Helen Le Published: December 16, 2017Prep: 10 minsCook: 10 minsReady In: 20 minsYield: 6-8 ServingsToasted garlic chili peanuts is a new and trendy snack in VN, very addicting. It’s a great drinking food, or to serve with rice or porridgeĐậu phộng cháy tỏi là món snack […]

The Yummiest Nha Trang Street Food – Nha Trang What to Eat Tips

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Nha Trang Street Food Guide : Nha Trang is a leading beach city in Vietnam, being well-known for enthralling beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and yummy delicacies with the freshest seafood

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New Asia Market

by AmandaC @ Amanda Cooks Blog » vietnamese food

I am constantly on the look out for specialty markets and specifically Asian and Middle Eastern food. I love walking into a market with shelves filled with products... Read More »

Aussie Christmas vs Vietnamese Christmas..are they similar?

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Have you always had Turkey, Ham and Buche de Noel for Christmas? This festive season, be brave to refresh your taste with our Vietnamese Christmas menu. It has all the Christmas menu’s components of: Quail & Chicken instead of Turkey, Crispy pork instead of Ham, and fresh Prawn salad with Green papaya to replace the fresh...

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

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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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Where to find Vietnamese food in Wellington

Where to find Vietnamese food in Wellington


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First Look: Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50

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

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

Grilled Beef Noodle Salad bowl – bo la lot

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

          Servings 4   Meat:   -2 lbs of ground beef -1/2 lbs of pork belly   Marinade Sauce   -1/4 cup of minced lemon grass -1/8 cup of minced shallot -1/8 cup of minced fresh garlic -1 tablespoon of black...

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Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

I like Danang. Whoever is in charge down there is making a nice city. Compared to Hanoi or Saigon it's a tad sterile, lacking that street-level frenzy and coating of old-world grime. But the traffic flows uncongested for the most...

The Best Vietnam Dishes To Try | Wendy Wu Tours Blog

The Best Vietnam Dishes To Try | Wendy Wu Tours Blog


Wendy Wu Tours Blog

To experience the heart of Vietnam you have to try its foods and here we take you through some of the most well-known and most popular meals

Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

On our travels, we can meekly sit down at an uncrowded table and eat mediocre food. In fact, to us it might register as good food. How would we know? One principle that we espouse on our street food tours...

How Nutrition-Rich Food Help You Achieve Good Health

by Ryan @ MyGreatRecipes

Eating nutritious food not only helps you to accomplish your weight loss goals, but also they offer a plenty of benefits. Nutrient-rich food generally contains loads of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. These food items nourish your body and reduce the risks of suffering from a chronic disease. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! That’s why […]

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First Look – Viet-Nomz Vietnamese Pho & Street Fare

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

First, in full disclosure, the three young men who started Viet-Nomz are old friends of mine from college. But even if I did not know these three foolish friends who decided to take on the food industry, I would wholeheartedly feel the same about Viet-Nomz. Phillip Nguyen, Chris Chen, and Mike Cho began this journey just a few years ago when they started to brainstorm about how to bring their collective love for Vietnamese food together. Phillip, who is of Vietnamese descent, traveled around the world and America, most notably in the Vietnamese enclaves of Southern California as well as the motherland in the streets of Saigon in south Vietnam, to taste and try dishes to bring back to their project in Orlando. With this inspiration, the three friends, each with their own years of experience in the restaurant industry, opened up Viet-Nomz in late June and has hit the ground running ever since. The space is quite hip, with natural wood ambiance. Order at the counter and your dishes will be brought to you. I visited on multiple occasions and enjoyed everything I had, from the plump, fried pork egg rolls to the grilled beef banh mi sandwiches drizzled with spicy “nom nom” sauce, to the delicately nuanced and flavorful bowls of pho, the staple of Vietnamese restaurants every where. In some ways, Viet-Nomz is the Vietnamese version of a ramen-shop, with piping hot bowls of pho beef noodle soup instead of ramen emanating from their open kitchen. There are some updates to the Vietnamese menu here, brought on by the founder’s own upbringings. Chris Chen, who is of Taiwanese descent, brought some of the doughy, steamed white buns that make the famous gua baos in Taiwanese street foods, and married them with Vietnamese banh mi ingredients like pickled daikon and carrots and grilled pork. There are also banh mi tacos on the menu, something that was a favorite on our visits. Everything is made to order, and you can watch as they assemble and grill the dishes for the rice bowls or noodle bowls, and pour soups from the huge vats of pho beef noodle soup that have been simmering for hours and hours that day. For vegetarians, do try their vegetarian pho, one of the most flavorful renditions I’ve ever tried, made through a special combination of bok choy, mushrooms and vegetables that just speaks volumes of “umami”. Instead of Vietnamese coffee made by the drip cannisters, the coffee here is made via an espresso machine with a unique house blend of coffee beans. Must try. The only complaint is the heat from the grills and soup pots that emanates from the open kitchen area – it can get quite uncomfortable, but some say it does bring memories of the hot summers of Vietnam. I hear the heat issues will be remedied soon. Located just outside of Full Sail on Goldenrod and University, they plan on opening late nights on the weekend in the future for the university crowd. Overall, I do recommend nomming down on Viet-Nomz soon,  and bring a friend. Viet-Nomz Vietnamese Pho & Street Fare 7581 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792 Corner of University Blvd & Goldenrod Rd (Across from Winn-Dixie/Tijuana Flats) Phone: +1 407-636-6069 http://vietnomzfl.com/ HOURS Sunday – Thursday 11:00 AM — 10:00 PM Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM — 3:00 AM

NYE Dinner at Yuki Hana Fusion Sushi

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City


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Artist Spotlight: Cindy Duong | Sakura Dragon

by Emeline Beltran @ 626 Night Market Blog

Cindy Duong is a Los Angeles based illustrator and designer with a degree in visual arts from UCSD, as well as an enthusiastic foodie. For three years, Cindy has brought her branded art, Sakura Dragon, to the Night Market for 3 years after hearing about the event from a friend. With no experience as an...

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The Food Trucks are on a Roll

by Matthew Goudge @ G'Day Chef

So just what is a food truck anyway?  Basically a food truck is a specially designed / modified vehicle that ...

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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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The Spicy Chicken Waffle Recipe You Never Knew You loved

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

  The Spicy Chicken Waffle Recipe You Never Knew You loved I have to admit that I’ve never had a waffle before…until seeing all the pictures all over social media. I’m not a big fan of thick batter deep fried chicken so i decided to...

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BONMi for You: Louisiana Flood Relief

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

BONMi For You Program launches with a successful effort to help Louisiana Flood Relief efforts. BATON ROGUE NEEDS HELP A few weeks ago, we decided to do something to help our friends down south in Louisiana. As we all know areas around Baton Rouge were...

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At Maison Marou Saigon, An abundance of amazing artisanal gourmet chocolate made from locally grown cacao

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I got sidetracked with the holiday season being in full swing and left off in the middle of my Vietnam trip. I’d written about my great experience with Back of the Bike food tour, and today, I’m sharing with you the best place in Ho Chi Minh City to get delicious gourmet artisanal chocolates. Maison […]

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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The Food Guy: Vietnamese food fans rave about the pho

The Food Guy: Vietnamese food fans rave about the pho


Charleston Gazette-Mail

Wow, you folks are definitely nuts about your noodles, fanatical about your pho and big fans of your favorite place to get it.

14 Days of Mindfulness – FREE E-Book

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

“Leave your front door and your back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.” – Shunryu Suzuki Mindfulness is a popular topic on my blog because developing mindful habits has completely changed my life! I am thrilled to be sharing my favorite practices with you in my 14 Days […]

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Summer Vegetable: PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

BONMi’s summer vegetable is Portobello Mushroom. Portobellos are a popular item found in both gourmet & small town markets. But this wasn’t always the case. In fact, there was a time farmers couldn’t even give them away. What is a Portobello Mushroom? Portobellos are an extremely large...

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Join TripIt & Make-A-Wish in Sending Families on the Trip of a Lifetime this Holiday Season!

Join TripIt & Make-A-Wish in Sending Families on the Trip of a Lifetime this Holiday Season!

by Angela Feher @ TripIt Blog

Does the holiday season make you want to count your blessings and give back in some way? TripIt has teamed up with Make-A-Wish for the fifth straight year to turn the wishes of sick children into life-changing experiences. And you can help. Every 38 minutes, Make-A-Wish transforms the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses into a reality. Over 75% of these wishes will include travel– cumulatively that is 2.5 billion airline miles and over 50,000 round-trip tickets needed to fulfill this mission. TripIt has raised over six million miles over the past five years partnering with  Make-A-Wish. We want to continue this momentum by collecting two million miles by December 31, 2017. Meet Julia—wish recipient to wish benefactor  Your donated miles will help wishes come true for children and teens such as Julia, 16. She has been fighting a connective tissue disorder, and her wish was to go to Mo’orea to stay in an overwater bungalow with her twin sister, Jamie, and their parents. Julia said, “It let us break away from reality. We weren’t always worried about doctors’ appointments.” What’s even more amazing is that when Julia returned home from her wish, she wanted to pay it forward and raise ...

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Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

I like Danang. Whoever is in charge down there is making a nice city. Compared to Hanoi or Saigon it's a tad sterile, lacking that street-level frenzy and coating of old-world grime. But the traffic flows uncongested for the most...

Tet Celebration

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

Photo Credit: Hemad Nazari Every year as the New Year approaches there is an inclination to view event as a new beginning. A Time to reflect on the year that passed, our accomplishments and our struggles, look toward the future and set goals for the...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Best things to do with kids this summer in Canada

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

When it’s time to plan for a family holiday, Canada definitely crops up as a suitable destination for family time together. Think of all the astounding, picturesque landscapes of magnificent mountains, serene lake shores, valleys, and waterfalls. Yet a doubt creeps in whether your kids will have a wonderful time as you would. There is…

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Saigon Alley – Vietnamese Pho and Banh Mi Restaurant, Considered A Hidden Gem

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

Some worthy restaurants go under the radar, which is kind of a waste. I have visited Saigon Alley occasionally, a Vietnamese casual concept located in Novena Gardens, and thought it was not too bad. The menu is said to be inspired by the traditional recipes from Hanoi, featuring comforting home style Vietnamese delights inspired by the street food of Vietnam. So you can expect familiar Viet street food of Pho ($14), Banh Mi ($7 – $9), Spring Rolls ($8 – $10), and other side dishes. But no, they have not achieved ”Nam Nam” popularity status yet. The interior shouted of modern industrial, graffiti art on the wall, with lights throwing out hues of purple and red at night. Songs played are a mixture of English Top 40s (from a few years ago), and Vietnamese tear-jerkers like Cô Bé Mùa Đông. The servers hummed along, and by the way, they also did a competent job in introducing the dishes. Food wise, the emphasis is on the modern usage of fresh ingredients, and strong flavours like mint, coriander, Thai chilli, fish sauce, and many secret herbs & spices to add depth to the dishes. I suspect that most diners would find the Combination Beef Pho ($14) too light and understated in terms of the broth. But I thought that was refreshing in a different way, and allowed for other ingredients to shine through. Well, there are always chilli and fish sauce to bring out the taste – in typical Singaporean dining fashion. Both times, the server recommended the Spicy Australian Beef Noodles ($14), which would probably be a 2-3/10 in terms of spicy level. This is said to have originated from the central city of Hue, cooked with a 8-hour beef broth, using a round type of rice noodles (similar to the...

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Bowl of Funk: A Little Memoir on Texture

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The range of foods I can process has widened after so long in Vietnam. As a child, I had fairly typical aversions to certain vegetables, none of which have continued into my adult life. For no apparent reason that I...

Where To Go in Hanoi if you want to try Vietnamese/Hanoi/Northern Food

Where To Go in Hanoi if you want to try Vietnamese/Hanoi/Northern Food

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vui lòng kéo xuống dưới để xem Tiếng Việt Well, I made this list for a member in Facebook group asking about “Hanoian restaurants” or “refined Northern/Hanoi home cooking in restaurants”. Below is a list of restaurants I often take my foreign business partners or foodie mates from all around the world when they visit […]

Top Hanoi Street Food You Must Know the Taste

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Hanoi travel often treats you well with happy and full stomach thanks to a wide range of delicious street food in almost every corner. As Hanoi cuisine is diverse and

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Ibiza: Parties, Music & Must See Sites

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

By Rohit Agarwal “Whoah! We’re Going To Ibiza Whoah! Back To The Island Whoah! We’re Going To Ibiza Whoah! We’re Gonna Have A Party Whoah! In The Mediterranean Sea” Just the way it’s mentioned in the Vengaboys hit, Ibiza is one of the most thriving, dynamic party hotspots in the world known for its electronic music…

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Last Minute Holiday Cooking – 5 Sugar Cookies Recipes & Decoration Tips

by Laura Bracket @ MyGreatRecipes

Sugar cookies are one of the first recipes that come to mind when compiling holiday menus. The reason is they are easy to make, delicious, soft, flavorful, perfect for shaping into festive symbols, and ideal for decorating. No wonder these cuties are loved by kids and grown-ups alike. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! From […]

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Reboot the Blog, Recalibrate the Palate

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

A period of neglect. Dormancy. Slackness. Call it what you will. This miniscule corner of the web still has some life. I'd like to make it sputter again from time to time. There are still stories to tell, observations to...

A traveling tip for you: Prague’s Tram 22!

by Shannon Maroney @ Eating Prague Tours

With the chill of winter in the air, what better way to see the Czech capital city (and stay warm) than aboard Prague’s iconic red trams? With 322 miles of track and almost 1,000 trams connecting all corners of the city day and night, there’s many an opportunity for a tram trip! So with all […]

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Where Does Tho Get Cakes in Hanoi?

Where Does Tho Get Cakes in Hanoi?

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Part 2 of this post in Vietnamese can be found here. I will make English post asap. As I stated in my “About Me” page, I’m a hopeless sweet tooth. Although I often receive questions about cakes, I have not really made any “official” post about this lust. (Yes, it is Temptation, Lust). Recently, I […]

The health benefits of Vietnamese food

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Australia has exploded lately in a health and gourmet food craze. Fuelled by Tv shows like Masterchef, MKR and The Biggest Loser. Aussies are now learning to eat healthier foods and enjoy them.What most don’t know however is that there is already a succulent and healthy option for lunch and dinner in restaurants all over...

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7 Crazy Containers to Eat and Drink Out of at the Final 626 Night Market

by Emeline Beltran @ 626 Night Market Blog

What do watermelon shells, boats, and light bulbs all have in common? They’ve all been used as containers for boba milk tea, shaved ice, musubi and more at the 626 Night Market and OC Night Market this season! Check out which vendors are using different items to carry their food and drinks this season: Shrimp...

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Visit Sapa, Ninh Binh, and Hạ Long Bay in Vietnam

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust Sapa, Ninh Binh, and Halong Bay are all popular locations for tourists visiting Vietnam, especially those staying in Hanoi as they are located in the North. Each small city offers a very different culture and view; […]

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A Nomad’s Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam

by Taryn Raine @ Vietnamese Food – the remote yogi

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled." - Mohamed Vietnam was my first taste of Asia, a whole new world to me, and I completely fell in love. In Hanoi, the pace is rushed and there is chaos everywhere, but it is an incredible city to experience culture. Women […]

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Prague’s Best Museums for Art & Culture

by Dalila Ercolani @ Eating Prague Tours

This post was originally published in October, 2016 and was updated in November, 2017. Whether you’re a tourist in town just for a few days, or you’re in Prague for a special event, make sure you get some culture and visit one of the city’s best attractions. In a city as cultural as Prague, there […]

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Recipe: Combo dessert soup- Chè thưng

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Combo dessert soup- Chè thưngBy Helen Le Published: January 10, 2018Prep: 40 minsCook: 60 minsReady In: 1 hr 40 minsChe Thung is a popular Vietnamese sweet soup with coconut milk soup base and various kinds of beans, lotus seeds, and peanuts etc. There is also another dessert called Che Ba Ba, which is very […]

Little Chinatown–Kenner, LA

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Little Chinatown 3800 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA (504) 305-0580 I should probably explain that while I hope my articles will be of interest to as many readers as possible, my choice of restaurants to visit is ultimately based on my … Continue reading

The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog

The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Vietnam has many beautiful landscapes and unique cultures. But just as amazing are the delicious Vietnamese dishes available throughout the country.

Australian Prawns

by Matthew Goudge @ G'Day Chef

Prawns have been a constant seafood favourite of many. They’re available all year round and for that, we can eat ...

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6 Must-Try Czech Foods in Prague

by Amanda Clark @ Eating Prague Tours

When visiting Prague you’re bound to want to seek out the very best Czech cuisine. Whether you’re looking for traditional Czech food or modern interpretations of original Czech recipes there are a few dishes that you should not miss out on. If you’re unfamiliar with Czech cuisine, here’s a rundown of the must-try foods in […]

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12 Ways The World Eats Raw Beef

12 Ways The World Eats Raw Beef

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A surprising number of food cultures feature a dish of seasoned raw beef that’s beautifully plated and served with the barest of accompaniments. From the familiar hand-chopped tartare and razor-thin carpaccio to the fiery hot, barely seared, cheddar-studded and scallion-bedazzled, there’s a preparation to strike every carnivore’s fancy. Feed your inner beast with one of […]

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

Banh Chung in Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Banh Chung in Vietnamese Lunar New Year

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

The legend of “Banh Chung” Chung cake was invented by the 18th Prince of Hung Emperor in the contest of looking for new Emperor. According to the legend, 3,000-4,000 years ago, Prince Lang Lieu, made round and square cakes, the round Day cake symbolizing the sky and the square Chung cake symbolizing the Earth (under […]

The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The wet markets in South East Asia are shrines to food culture. Food is built up into displays, towers and installations to admire, catch the eye and tempt. It's colourful. Limes, chilies, dragon fruits, persimmons and hibiscus flowers project a...

Dumplings – How To’s and Recipes

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

You must have tried dumplings from the store at least once and you probably found them tasty. But wait till you prepare homemade ones! Round, chewy, and packed with your favorite sweet or savory filling – you just won’t be able to stop eating! DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! We find these Asian cuties […]

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

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

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

What is a Fine Dining Restaurant?

What is a Fine Dining Restaurant?

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

An article on Fine Dining Lovers that I find interesting. It shows a different definition of “fine dining” with the one I used to know, kind of “eye-opening” 🙂 What exactly is a fine dining restaurant in 2017 and what will it be beyond that? The world’s best chefs share their views. By Tom Jenkins […]

Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog - Learn, Love, Eat

Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog - Learn, Love, Eat


Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog - recipes made simple

Annie's food blog for an authentic food blog for Vietnamese food blog. the food and recipes on this page are cooked in a lovely home for people of all ages to enjoy.

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Types of Vietnamese Food – Back of the Bike Tours

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

The BONMi Cold Brewed Iced Coffee Pick-Me-Up

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

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Publix debuts “Asian BBQ” Sub sandwich

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

UPDATE: April 7, 2013 I finally got to try the new Asian bbq sandwich from Publix! (Seen above) though not too much to do with a Vietnamese banh mi sub, the sandwich itself was not too bad. I enjoyed the pork but it could be improved with some more hoisin bbq sauce. They should make a spicy option of this sandwich with optional sriracha hot sauce. Overall, not too shabby Publix! ————– As described first by TheDailyCity.com here, Publix has unleashed their newest creation the Asian BBQ Sub sandwich, inspired by the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich. The official post on the new sandwich can be found here: the official Publix post on new Asian BBQ Sub sandwich. The banh mi inspired sandwiches is nothing new, there have been many mainstream restaurants as well as local food trucks such as Big Wheel Food Truck who have put their own touches and homages on the Vietnamese street food dish. Publix is a local Central Florida institution and is well renown for their deli sandwiches. Is this move to an “Asian” inspired sandwich another step towards the bastardization of Vietnamese cuisine, a simple way to cash in on a cultural phenomenon, or just an evolution of American cuisine? The Publix Asian BBQ sandwich features roasted and shredded pork in a sweet chili BBQ sauce, topped with cucumbers, matchstick carrots, and fresh cilantro. If this was a true banh mi, traditionally they would use sweetly pickled cucumbers and carrots and there would be a liver pate and butter spread on a French baguette. I wouldn’t be so bothered by it all if they only spelled “banh mi” correctly on their site (incorrectly as “bahn mi”) or if they could get rid of those signs in Vietnamese that say “no parking” at their Publix store at Shine Avenue and Colonial, in the heart of the Vietnamese district in Mills 50. Signs in Vietnamese – literally “Parking for Publix Customers Only” – I think that would be nice if they changed to “Feel free to park here we love the Vietnamese community and their banh mi sandwiches” So including Publix, there is Banh Mi Nha Trang, Boston Bakery, Yum-Mi Sandwiches, Pho 88, Vietnam Cuisine, Hawkers, among many other local restaurants in the area who currently serve up banh mi. Try them all and let me know what you think!

A Nomad’s Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled." - Mohamed Vietnam was my first taste of Asia, a whole new world to me, and I completely fell in love. In Hanoi, the pace is rushed and there is chaos everywhere, but it is an incredible city to experience culture. Women […]

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Worldwide Feast: 55 Great Global Food Blogs

Worldwide Feast: 55 Great Global Food Blogs


SAVEUR

Here at SAVEUR.com, we spend lots of time reading food blogs — and it's no surprise that we've found smart, gastronomically-inclined bloggers in virtually every country on earth. These writers are committed to celebrating regional recipes, restaurants, techniques, and ingredients; we draw on their sites as culinary guides to everyday life in specific places all over the globe. Keep reading »

Bulla Gastrobar – Winter 2018 Menu

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

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

The best Vietnamese restaurants in Barcelona

The best Vietnamese restaurants in Barcelona


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It is well known that Barcelona is a city that mixes cultures, ethnicities, religions and gastronomies in a single urban space and on the best possible way, with respect and curiosity about the foreigners. The Vietnamese cuisine is one that has been highlighted in recent years within Barcelona becau

A Place Like No Other: Joshua Tree National Park

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

By Scott Moses During a recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park, I stood in the middle of that desert landscape contemplating those matchless rock formations that look like they’ve come straight out of a Dr. Seuss fairy tale or transported to Earth by some otherworldly visitors. The setting sun illumined the rock faces until…

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10 Delicious Things You Can Make with Pesto

by Laura Bracket @ MyGreatRecipes

If you haven’t tried pesto yet, you’re missing out on something truly exquisite! Google confirms this fresh garlicky sauce’s excellence by listing it as one of the 10 most searched food items in 2017! We love this green summery treat tossed in pasta topped with grated Parmesan cheese, but that’s not all pesto can offer. […]

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First Look: Sticky Rice Lao Street Food

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

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

The Balcony

The Balcony

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vietnamese version of this post / Bài viết tiếng Việt Nope, sorry to let you know this post is not a poem, or about the favorite brunch destination on To Ngoc Van or the bar near Hoan Kiem lake 😉 It’s about my favorite cafe’s balcony in Hanoi 🙂 I’m picky in choosing a favorite […]

Bánh Xèo – Savory Vietnamese Crêpes

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Bánh xèo seems to be designed to be eaten as a family. The batter, filling ingredients, and veggies aren’t complicated to prepare, but they don’t make sense to be bought or made to be eaten by yourself. You don’t just buy 1/4 pound of pork, 8 shrimps, or buy 1/4 head of lettuce. You kind […]

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Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup (With Elbow Macaroni)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

It has been getting coooold lately, cold for Southern California anyways! This is perfect weather for you to cook up some soup. If you haven’t built up the courage to try the bitter melon soup I posted the other week,  Vietnamese chicken soup with elbow macaroni might be a simpler start :). What’s that you […]

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Mrs Pho House – Popular Pho Shop Opens Restaurant Serving Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

Fans of Vietnamese food would be thrilled to hear about the opening of Mrs Pho House along Rangoon Road, and you can look forward to dishes like Claypot La La and Gong Gong. Not just PHO. Established since 2014, Mrs Pho has been serving their rendition of hearty beef pho at Beach Road, which is a hot favorite among office executives nearby. This is despite the long waiting time during lunch hours, due to the limited seating capacity. Taking over the location of the defunct Grub Noodle Bar, this ‘house’ is more spacious, and makes it more conducive for bigger group dining. So why Mrs Pho HOUSE? Like inviting you to their house, their staff mentioned that they wanted to provide a comfortable dining environment which serves up various casual home-cook Vietnamese dishes, and not just limited to pho. I cannot help but to agree, as many people’s idea of Vietnamese food is limited to just Pho and Bánh mì. If you are a frequent diner with Mrs Pho, you should be aware of their other signature dish, Mrs Pho Cockles ($10.90) which is stir fried “see-hum” tossed with garlic and pork lard. Over here, the cockles are cooked in a clay pot to provide an enhanced smoky fragrance. Probably due to popularity of cockles, there is now an extended seafood menu. Additions include ‘House’ Crab ($32), Saigon Chili Prawns ($12.90), Long live ‘Gong-Gong’ ($10.90) and Love You Long Time ‘Lala’ ($10.90). The conch, or commonly known as ‘Lala’, was slowly simmered with lemongrass to give a clear subtle sweet broth. The ‘Lala’ was fresh and tender, but I preferred to drink the “zhup” (sauce) more than eating the flesh of the shellfish. The usual starters from Mrs Pho also made their appearance, such as Spring Roll ($6.90), Grilled Beef...

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Reboot the Blog, Recalibrate the Palate

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

A period of neglect. Dormancy. Slackness. Call it what you will. This miniscule corner of the web still has some life. I'd like to make it sputter again from time to time. There are still stories to tell, observations to...

Waffles, LEGO and Pandas

Waffles, LEGO and Pandas

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

This is first post after my break. I have been under pressure and stress recently and I could not keep my inspiration in writing blog. This post is dedicated for Charles, my friend in Montreal, who with his sense of humor, helped me go through my moody days in there, especially after the result of […]

Business Travel Problems and The Apps You Need to Solve Them

Business Travel Problems and The Apps You Need to Solve Them

by Spencer Spellman @ TripIt Blog

Say what you will about technology today, but at least for traveling, mobile technology and apps have helped streamline the travel experience. Mobile travel technology isn’t perfect, but many travel apps have created solutions to problems that plagued travelers for so long. Below, find a few of the most common business travel problems, and the travel apps that solve them. Problem: Expensive, last-minute hotel availability. Solution: HotelTonight.   It’s no secret that last-minute travel is expensive. And hotels are no exception. But enter HotelTonight, which specializes in last-minute hotels (up to 7 days in advance) in many major cities. A recent same-day search in Los Angeles, for example, delivered results for hotels that were 40% to 50% off in some cases. Other features include HT Perks, Hotel Tonight’s loyalty program, which offers extra-discounted rates depending on how much you’ve spent.   Problem: Multiple travel reservations. Solution: TripIt   Long gone are the days of printing out hotel and flight reservations and itineraries. Founded in 2006, TripIt is one of the original travel app solutions, organizing all of your travel plans into one place. What’s more, TripIt Pro includes perks like real-time flight alerts, alternate flights, fare refund notifications, and the ...

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5 Ways Yoga Teachers Can Improve Their Blog Posts

by Anne @ The Yoga Nomads

A good blog post has the ability to change lives. As a writer, if get into the hearts of your readers, you’re halfway there. Effectively solve their problems? You’ve gained a fan for life. The goal of your blog is to build a dedicated following by solving your ideal clients problems upfront and for FREE. […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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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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!

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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Vietnam Cuisine in Mills 50 District

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

Don’t judge a book by its cover – This tiny restaurant has served as home to quite a few different restaurants over the year – I think due to its small space, but this iteration is a winner. It is tiny, just maybe 8 tables, seat maybe 40 in the whole building. Tucked between a nail supply shop and a Vietnamese owned wedding cake shop, just a few doors down from Saigon Market and Tasty Wok, I love Vietnam Cuisine for their banh cuon, velvety smooth rice crepes stuffed with woodeared mushroom and ground pork, pork sausage, Vietnamese sweet fish sauce. pour it over. Known for their take on northern Vietnamese dishes – other than Lac Viet, most other Vietnamese restaurants in town specialize in the southern cuisine of Vietnam. The cha ca thanh long is a popular dish, a type of fish patty with tilapia spiced in turmeric and herb (what herb) =, I think it is a play on a fish becoming a dragon. Also, bun cha ha noi, a rice vermicelli dish with pork meat balls and sweet fish sauce for dipping. It’s like tsukeman Vietnamese noodles – Vietnamese rice spaghetti and pork meatballs ? Also, great pho here with lots of meat cuts and ox tail. Generous portions. On the way out, I get a few banh bao, a type of stuffed pastry stuffed with pork meat, hard boiled egg, Chinese sausage. It’s known as a poor man’s meal and popular street food – you can get full off of just one bao. It was popular in Hong Kong years ago, but I guess owners got smart and cut back on it so their customers wouldn’t get full off of just one pork bun. Get the banh cuon – velvety smooth rice crepes stuffed with woodeared mushroom and ground pork, pork sausage, Vietnamese sweet fish sauce. pour it over. Cha Ca Thanh Long Beef Noodle Soup aka Pho Special Rice plate with egg, grilled pork chop, pork casserole Bun bo hue, with blood pudding Stir fried noodles More Pho Rare to find blood pudding in Bun Bo Hue in Orlando – very authentic! Bun Cha Ha Noi

Check out our Irvine location in 3D!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Have you had the chance to check out our new location in Irvine just yet? If not, take a sneak peak with our 3D space viewer in the link below! 3D Sawleaf Space Travel! Come by and check us out for real as well!

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Experiencing Vietnamese Food in Prague

Experiencing Vietnamese Food in Prague


Eating Prague Tours

Prague has a unique history of Vietnamese food with a popular Asian food market, great Vietnamese restaurants and other food specialities from Vietnam

Vietnamese Green Mango Salad with Shrimp (Gỏi Xoài)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Vietnamese mango salad (gỏi xoài) is a vibrant dish featuring green mangoes, shrimp, and is highlighted with fresh herbs like mint, thai basil and cilantro. It’s a mouth-watering combination of sweet, sour, salty with lots of contrasts in texture. Disclaimer: this is supposed to be a very simple salad. The one we’re making here has a bit of […]

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The Brazilian breakfast preferred by Olympic athletes is one you can make at home

The Brazilian breakfast preferred by Olympic athletes is one you can make at home

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Any curious food lover who has spent time in Rio de Janeiro likely returned home with a craving for açai: an Amazon fruit most commonly enjoyed as a smooth, deep indigo frozen beverage with an velveteen sheen. Now it seems Olympic athletes will too. US women’s soccer forward Alex Morgan, diver David Boudia, and Australian… via […]

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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Must-try Che in Hanoi winter

Must-try Che in Hanoi winter

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

cWinter has finally arrived, though it is definitely unusual one this year. Beside favorite grill food, hot “che” – Vietnamese dessert soup or pudding – is always on my list of beloved winter food, and among che stalls in Hanoi, Che Ba Thin is usually in my priority, especially when my sweet thirst calls 😉 […]

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

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

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

Pizzeria Roberti in East Orlando

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

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

Delicious Vietnam #1 – My favourite Vietnamese cookbooks.

Delicious Vietnam #1 – My favourite Vietnamese cookbooks.


Anh's Food Blog

{Sword Lake – Hanoi}For my contribution to Delicious Vietnam – May edition, I have decided towrite about my favourite Viet cookbooks. For a cookbook addict like myself, surprisingly, I don’t …

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Tet in Orlando 2012

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

The Vietnamese Lunar New Year or Tet or Tet Nguyên Dán is upon us here in Orlando again! A time to spend with family, friends, and welcome in the new year. Last weekend St Philp Phan Thanh Minh, the largest Catholic Church in Orlando, hosted their annual Tet Festival at the Central Florida Fairgrounds to bring in the new year of the Dragon. This weekend, the Vietnamese Community of Orlando is hosting their own Tet Festival with a Miss Vietnam of Florida Pageant starting at 1pm on Sunday. Entrance is $5 but I definitely recommend going especially for the food. Here at the festivals, you get a chance to taste different authentic Vietnamese dishes and street food that are usually not available at local Vietnamese restaurants. The prices are a bit steep, especially for the noodle soups, but a lot of the foods here are home-made and go to a good cause usually. Address is 4603 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32808-8158. If you can’t make it out this Sunday, next Sunday on February 5th there is the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year event hosted by the Chinese American Association of Central Florida and the Mills 50 District starting at 11:00 AM – 3:00pm. More details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/136825883100048/   Below are some scenes from last weekend’s Tet Events: Orchids and flowers and plants for sale, welcoming in Spring. Vietnamese high schoolers doing traditional Vietnamese rice hat dance for the festival The Vietnamese rice hat dance Chim cut roti or roasted quail It gets busy here at the Vietnamese New Year Festival! Nem nuong and thit nuong, or meat balls and grilled pork on a stick. A favorite street food item of mine! Banh teo, a kind of Vietnamese fried donut pastry Vietnamese calligraphy. The Vietnamese language was romanized by the French centuries ago, previously things were written in chu nom, a kind of Chinese character system used by the elites. Bun bo hue, the Hue style spicy beef noodle soup Watching the show! Grilled pork Hop vit lon, or balut in the Phillipines, boiled fertilized duck fetus eggs Pate a choux, meat filled pastries, and banh bao, pork and egg filled buns, relics of the French and Chinese influence on Vietnamese cuisine. Bun rieu, a seafood crab tomato noodle soup dish.

[Online Shop] Kitchen La Fleur

[Online Shop] Kitchen La Fleur

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Bài viết Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese version Well, this post is dedicated for ordering food online from small local shops on Facebook as my friends encouraged me in sharing my list and recommendations. I hesitate in writing an English version as I don’t know whether it’s useful or not. Most of expats often order from […]

Nostalgia at Belfast Christmas Market

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

As far as Christmas Markets go, Belfast really isn’t that bad, where it’s found under a fancy backdrop at Belfast City Hall, and when...

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Smithsonian Article on Oklahoma City’s Little Saigon

by Steve @ Vietnamese Food – Steve's Food Blog

The March 2016 issue of the Smithsonian Magazine has a very interesting article on Oklahoma City’s Vietnamese community, with an emphasis on the Vietnamese food served in Oklahoma City’s “Little Saigon.”  The area around Classen Boulevard between N.W. 23rd Street … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Visit Prague this September

by Nathaniel Patton @ Eating Prague Tours

This post was updated on 23.8.17 So you’ve decided to visit Prague in September? The waves of summer tourists will have subsided, and temperatures should be more bearable than those we’ve had in August! Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean a lack of activities in the Czech capital. Here’s a list […]

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Fresh Off The Plate: Lao Cooking With Chef Saengthong

by Holly Nguyen @ 626 Night Market Blog

626 Network Presents Fresh Off The Plate: Lao Cooking With Chef Saengthong Ever made Lao food before? Now’s your chance with Chef Saengthong at Fresh off the Plate! Learn the 101 with this hands-on cooking class, followed by a flavorful dinner of what you made. Bring your grandma or a date for an immersive, extravagant...

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[Reblog] The rules of moped driving

[Reblog] The rules of moped driving

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Originally posted on Hanoi and Beyond:
We were unsure whether to blog about our recent moped rental, mainly for the sake of Jacky and Debs’ peace of mind, however we hope this will actually settle any anxieties. It took as a while to pluck up the courage to approach our landlord, Nguyen, about renting mopeds…

Redemption by Persimmons

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

It’s persimmon season, the time of the year when many Asians swoon at the site of the glowing, orange fruits at markets and on tree limbs. Many people have gifted my parents persimmons but the ones from my neighbor Dan are particularly delicious. I’ve earned lots of bonus points with my folks through Dan’s generosity....

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7 Food Blogs You Should Be Following for Asian Cuisine

7 Food Blogs You Should Be Following for Asian Cuisine


Spoon University

Some eye candy for when you're craving Asian food at 2 am.

Origins of the Restaurant

Origins of the Restaurant

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A long line of establishments preceded the development of the restaurant as we know it today, from ancient ‘thermopolia’, followed by medieval taverns and inns offering food and shelter to travellers. It was only in the 18th century, on the brink of the French Revolution, that modern restaurants came into being, becoming convivial places to […]

PAIRING WINE WITH SEAFOOD by Nathan Outlaw

PAIRING WINE WITH SEAFOOD by Nathan Outlaw

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

I would like to share a piece from the newest book of chef Nathan Outlaw which my sister gave me as present this May. Hopefully you will find it interesting and helpful 🙂 ************************* Damon Little, Sommelier, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw There’s nothing better than discovering a sensational new wine – one that ticks all the […]

Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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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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Best of Saigon

Best of Saigon


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Ten quintessential Saigon foods that everyone’s gotta taste… 1. Cua Lot – Soft Shell Crabs Why: Because I dream about crustaceans smothered in a sweet and tart tamarind sauce ever…

Top food and eating tips for Vietnam | noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo

Top food and eating tips for Vietnam | noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo


noodlies - A Sydney food blog by Thang Ngo

When booking a holiday we research airfares and hotels. But when visiting Vietnam, a little homework on food will make your visit so much more memorable.

Comnam – Sister Restaurant of NamNam Serves Vietnamese Broken Rice

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

The closure of patisserie Canele has paved the way for Comnam, a spinoff of Vietnamese chain Nam Nam Noodle Bar by the Les Amis group. Comnam is focused on serving Vietnamese dish Cơm tấm, where tấm refers to the broken rice grains, while cơm refers to cooked rice. Funny how broken rice which was previously meant for poorer people, and supposedly has lower fiber and nutrients, is making their way to restaurants. But, why not. Food evolves. I know there are many fans of Nam Nam. Their bowls are reasonably priced for the office crowd, but I never really thought they are that worth-while to queue. With that said, I think Chef-owner Nam Quoc Nguyen’s new take would continue to ride on its wave. The rice bowls are wallet-friendly, from $8.50 to $9.90, with GST included and no additional service charge. A Comnam bowl is a filling one, not stingy with ingredients. My Marinated Fried Pork Cutlet ($9.90) comes with chicken ham, steamed egg, tender pork, fungus, pickles with a choice of broken rice or kimchi fried brown rice (that’s weird). I thought the broken rice worked better in the soup version. The Grey Featherback Fish Balls with soft-boiled egg ($7.90) bowl reminded me of Teochew style porridge, where rice is added to soups. The grains being shorter, soaks up the soup and sauces better, and thus each spoonful and bite was quite flavourful. Plus, no MSG. The small plates may also steal some thunder from the mains. Again, all at friendly prices. I say go for the Crispy Squid ($5.50) – think deep fried calamari (I wished it was not so oily though) and Grilled Chicken Salad with roasted peanut ($5.90). Many Singaporeans generally favour noodle dishes in restaurants, going for ramen rather than dons. Similarly more should go...

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Hue Egg Breakfast

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

When I came to Vietnam, I overcame my aversion to breakfast. These days there would be a dietary intolerance or a term to describe the kind of antipathy I felt when I was younger. All those tedious mornings as a...

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

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Tonkin Viet Noodle Bar – Pho and Banh Mi at Orchard Central

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

Tonkin a Vietnamese Noodle Bar has opened at Orchard Central, with another two outlets at Tanjong Pagar 100AM and Clifford Centre. For fans of Viet food, you can venture down to the basement of the mall (next to Maccha House) for spring rolls, green mango salad, pho and banh mi. I wished I had better words to describe the experience, but it was okay. The Beef Combination Noodle Soup ($9.90) had rather light soup base, with consideration addition of fresh herbs and vegetables. Good for those who prefer broth that is not so heavy or robust. We also had a Banh Mi Pate Belly Pork with Vegetable ($6.90), and wished there was more slices of meat. Tonkin would rank somewhere in the middle for taste. Safe choices, nothing exciting, like that lo. But if you would happen to be at OC and need a warm bowl of noodle soup, this would be it. Tonkin Viet Noodle Bar Orchard Central #B1-02, 181 Orchard Road Singapore 238896 Tel: +65 6444 4406 Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm Other outlets: 100AM #03-13 100 Tras Street Singapore 079027 Clifford Centre #B1-01, 24 Raffles Place Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 Other Related Entries Pho Tai (Capitol Piazza) Nam Nam Noodle Bar (Raffles City) Pho Hanh Delights (Joo Chiat) Comnam (Raffles City) Moc Quan (UE Square)

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2016 Guide to Celebrating Vietnamese/Chinese Lunar New Year in Orlando

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

It’s that time of year again! Seems like only yesterday. The local Asian American community here in Orlando will be celebrating the Lunar New Year once again – one of my favorite times of the year, not just for the festivities but also for the great food that goes along with the holiday celebrations. I remember gathering around at home growing up with my uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandma around the family dinner table having a huge feast, praying to our ancestors and the gods of fortune for a lucky and healthy new year. My favorite dishes were the fried egg rolls and roasted duck, Hakka style, filled with Chinese spices, herbs and wild mushrooms. This year the Chinese/Vietnamese Lunar New Year’s Official Date (which changes each year because – surprise – it follows the cycles of the moon) is Monday February 8th, 2016 – but the celebrations begin much earlier and last almost all month. This is the year of the Monkey and those people born in the year of the Monkey are said to be “smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.” Luckily for us here in the Central Florida community, we are home to the largest ethnic enclaves of Asian Americans in the entire state, particularly around the Mills 50 district with shops, restaurants, and markets all getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year Traditions Eating dinner together as a family – people journey from wherever they are, to come home and have dinner. Every year this time marks the largest mass migration of people when workers in the cities travel home to their home villages to visit their families again. Giving/Recieving Red Envelopes – filled with lucky money from elders to the young. Asian culture is big on karma so want to start off the year doing good things for others and hope for good things to happen to you in return later in the year. Universal balance. Clean the house before the new year start the year new, and pay off all your debts Big parades with lots of firecrackers. The loud noise “scares” away any evil spirits so you can start off the new year fresh. On that Monday, February 8th if you have lunch in the Mills 50 area, you will see the Wah Lum Kung Fu Lion Dance team “blessing” each business with their lion dance and fire works. Last year we had lunch at Chuan Lu and they came with fireworks and a dancing Buddha and two lions – quite the festive sight! What to Order – Traditional Chinese Dishes for New Years Eat Noodles – The longer, the better – the noodles represent longevity and long life Dumplings – They are shaped like little gold nuggets, symbols for good fortune and wealth Fish – The word “yu” sounds like “abundance” in Chinese, so your new year will be abundant with good luck – eat whole fish so that your whole year is full of good luck Fried Spring Rolls – The name also sounds like “good fortune” in Chinese, eat it for a lucky new year Oranges are also plentiful during new years because the name and look of the orange is similar to gold. So giving oranges as a gift is also quite common, as it the giver is seen as wishing prosperity on the receivers. Vietnamese Banh Tet – Bánh tét is a Vietnamese savoury but sometimes sweetened cake made primarily from glutinous rice, which is rolled in a banana leaf into a thick, log-like cylindrical shape, with mung bean or mung bean and pork fillings, then boiled. It is a must have traditional food in Vietnamese Lunar New Year. It demonstrates the importance of rice in the Vietnamese culture as well as historical value. During Vietnamese Tét, family members would gather together and enjoy feasting on bánh tét, the central food of this festive Vietnamese holiday to celebrate the coming of spring. Drink Wash it all down with a glass of Baijiu Baijiu – traditional clear grain spirit made from sorghum and wheat The number one drink in the world at about 40-60% alcohol Like Vodka to the Russians, Rum to Puerto Rico, Baijiu is to the Chinese It’s drank at almost all meal gatherings in China. Say Happy New Year! Vietnamese – Chuc Mung Nam Moi Cantonese – Sun Lien Fai Lok or Gung Hay Fat Choi (Literally : Congratulations on your Prosperity – have a prosperous new year) Mandarin – Xin Nian Kuai Le Places to Celebrate: Local Orlando Restaurants: Ming Bistro – Chinese Dim Sum – Great for Families/Friends/Groups 1212 Woodward Street #6, Orlando, FL (407) 898-9672 Chuan Lu Garden – Authentic Sichuan cuisine – for spicy food lovers 1101 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL – (407) 896-8966  http://chuanluyuan.com Tasty Wok – Chinese street food / barbecue and noodles 1246 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL  (407) 896-8988 Chan’s Chinese Cuisine – Dim sum and traditional Chinese cuisine  1901 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL (407) 896-0093 Golden Lotus Chinese – Dim sum and traditional Chinese cuisine 8365 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL (407) 352-3832 Local Markets – Pick up New Year goodies Saigon Market 1232 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, United States (407) 898-6899 Tien Hung Market 1112 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, United States (407) 849-0205 http://tienhungmarket.com/ 1st Oriental SuperMarket 5132 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808, United States (407) 292-3668 http://1storiental.com Phuoc Loc Tho Super Market 2100 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, United States (407) 898-6858 Street Food Festivals/Events Vietnamese New Year Festival by the Vietnamese Catholic Church Saturday January 30 and Sunday January 31 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando Foodie Forum facebook group meet up on that Sunday January 31 at 10:30AM – Try the pork meatballs, sugarcane juice, Vietnamese banh mi, other street foods – http://www.philipminhparish.org/ Vietnamese New Year Festival by the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida Saturday February 6th – Sunday February 7th at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – Street food and also Miss Vietnam of Florida Pageant on Sunday See below for last year’s schedule for an idea of what will go on – Vietnamese Vegetarian Food Festival at Bao An Temple Sunday October 31st –   8am – 2pm (local cultural acts, lots of vegetarian Vietnamese food for sale) and the new years eve celebration is the night of February 7th (they have singers, performers, food for sale) Bao An Buddhist Temple – 5788 North Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818, United States Last year’s flyer below for now – Other temples such as Chua Phap Vu Temple on Dean Road will also have a Vietnamese new year celebration / ceremony on the eve of Lunar New Year – Sunday February 7th, usually around 8pm. Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall – Sunday February 14 at 11am http://www.centralfloridadragonparade.org/

Yum-Mi Sandwiches Orlando serves up some tasty banh mi

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

There’s a new banh mi shop in town, complete with new bar seats and tables and modern lighting. Where Ba Le bakery once sat, a new and trendy sandwich shop now occupies in its place, completely remodeled on the inside and out with a fresh new look. yum-mì sandwiches focuses on bringing a modern twist to the traditional Vietnamese banh mi. The Phans (sisters Linda and Rosa, and brother David) all UCF alumni, came together with a passion for the Vietnamese culture to share their food with the community. Growing up they always talked about having a business together (they come from a family with roots in the restaurant business a la Pho 88 down the street). This common love of food inspired them to create Yum-mi sandwiches. Having upbringings in a Vietnamese family, the Phan’s inspirations came from the traditional flavors  acquired growing up and with an open mind for the cultural diversity surrounding the Orlando area. Most of the prices range from $2.75 to $7.95, very affordable. “It was very exciting for us to come together and see our dreams come to life. The most challenging obstacle was to target the right audience while staying true to our Vietnamese roots. When we were younger, we noticed our friends were always hesitant to go into some of the traditional sub shops. So we wanted to create a place that was more inviting to the young crowd while still satisfying our traditional Vietnamese customers.” explained Linda Phan. “We serve the traditional banh mi dac biet which is different cold cuts served on a French bread spread with pate and top with cucumber, cilantro, pickled daikon and carrots and jalapeños with splash of soy sauce, but also have yum mi specialities like the V.P. which is our version of Vietnamese philly steak n cheese with two fried eggs on top,” Rosa Phan added. Some other must try’s also include the Lost Tofu (made with lemongrass spiced tofu)for the vegetarians out there and their custom fresh fruit boba tea freezers. The bread is baked fresh on the premises each day as well. On a recent visit, I admired the new digs at yum-mi and ordered a VP with the two fried eggs and thit nuong (grilled beef) inside. The sandwich was filling and enjoyable and the eggs over easy oozing yolk onto my banh mi made my lunch divine. My friend had the Ms Piggy with pork belly, lettuce and tomato and noted that although it was a great banh mi, he wished that there was more meat to the sandwich. I think filling is a very important part to the banh mi, as the bread and the meat ratio has to be a respectable amount so that one does not overpower the other. I believe this will improve as time goes on. Overall, it was a fun trip to visit yum-mi and it is definitely a welcomed addition to the new banh mi landscape in Orlando. You can sit inside yum-mi sandwiches at the new bar stool area, watching the cars race by on the concrete paved Mills Avenue. Delicious Vietnamese street food: banh bao, steamed buns filled with pork and hard boiled egg. Mango-lychee freezer boba drink Miss Piggy: The Pork belly, tomatoes, and lettuce banh mi The VP – Vietnamese Philly with two eggs yummi sandwiches are yummy

Road Trips: Crossing the Irish Sea

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

These days we always prefer taking our own car for road trips, simply because we can pack it full before setting off, and now...

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10 Facts You Should Know About Port

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

The Douro Valley’s stunning landscape of undulating hills, vine-covered slopes and meandering waterways are reason enough to visit. However, the region is more than just a pretty face; it’s the epicenter of Port wine production. Whether you’re a keen connoisseur or an enthusiastic novice, these 10 essential facts about Port will help you make the […]

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Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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Foodies, “you make the world around you”

Foodies, “you make the world around you”

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A post from Shahar Lubin, a good person I know in Hanoi 🙂 I agree with him so I would like to share this post to foodies or non-foodies around me. I’ve been thinking of how to put this into words right, but I’m sorry this might still come off slightly as a rant. Please […]

Bowl of Funk: A Little Memoir on Texture

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The range of foods I can process has widened after so long in Vietnam. As a child, I had fairly typical aversions to certain vegetables, none of which have continued into my adult life. For no apparent reason that I...

The Otaru Snow Light Festival (Hokkaido)

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

We travelled to the Otaru Snow Light Festival (aka the “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival”) during a visit to Hokkaido, where it was somewhat of...

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Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

  Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup Recipe Servings: 8 bowls. Please note if you want to make less make sure you just use less for meat toppings but the broth ingredients if it’s less bone it won’t be good. Broth Ingredients: -1 lbs of oxtail...

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10 Top Vendors to Watch at 626 Night Market June 30-July 2, 2017

by Holly Nguyen @ 626 Night Market Blog

After opening the 2017 season with two successful OC Night Market events in Costa Mesa, 626 Night Market is BACK! Here are a few highlighted vendors but don’t forget to check the full vendor directory to plan your trip! 1. Sweet n’ Hollow Chimney Cone with Ice Cream @sweetnhollow Sweet n’ Hollow is the first...

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Cafe Beignet–New Orleans, LA

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Cafe Beignet 600 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA No phone listed My journey here started with a desire to go to Cafe du Monde, but finding that the lines to get in were almost impossible (or at least would significantly … Continue reading

Ramen vs. Bun Cha

Ramen vs. Bun Cha

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vietnamese article / Bài viết tiếng Việt I always feel guilty about my laziness in writing to share my food journey. Last week, I started thinking about an idea of showing food culture diversity in Hanoi, by a series of Non-Vietnamese dish/restaurant vs. Vietnamese dish/restaurant. I choose them randomly, without idea of comparing, however, two […]

Foodies and Dating

Foodies and Dating

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We decided to gather articles about dating people who love to cook/bake/eat. This list is our note and also for everyone who is single (or not!) 😉 Hopefully you can find something useful/funny/inspiring. Hehe (⌒.−)=★ REMINDER: NO JUDGING! Foodie Pride 21 Things You Should Know About Dating A Woman Who […]

The Best Emoji’s To Use in LA

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

By Kayla Webb Sometimes words are hard, writing captions to post under pictures just seems tedious, and the time spent typing out a text just takes too long.  Thankfully: emojis.  Also thankfully, Los Angeles, the city of sunshine, stars, and endless fun, is the perfect place to use every possible emoji. There are hotspots in Los…

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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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Vietnam – South Korea Culture and Food Festival 2017 from 27th to 29th October

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

From 27th to 29th October, the Vietnam – South Korea Culture and Food Festival 2017 will be held at the square in front of My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi, free entrance.

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The Un-Pho-Gettable Origins of Vietnams Signature Dish

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Every country has a special dish that they can be really proud, of something that reflects their cultural roots, for Japan it’s Sushi, USA has burgers or Chicken Waffles, Australia has Lamingtons, Meat Pies and for Vietnam that dish is Pho. What’s great about good food is that it can be universally satisfying regardless of...

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Our 12 Very Best Pork Chops Recipes

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

Pork chops are one of those versatile dishes that taste great every time – oven-roasted, grilled, pan-fried, slow-cooked, or breaded. However, having a great pork chops recipe is not enough. Beginner cooks often end up with an overcooked or rubbery final product. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Luckily, with a few precautionary steps, everyone […]

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Our New Interactive Airport Maps Take the Hassle Out of Getting to Your Gate

Our New Interactive Airport Maps Take the Hassle Out of Getting to Your Gate

by Jess Skelton @ TripIt Blog

Who hasn’t rushed through the airport trying to find the quickest way to their gate, a place to grab a bite or an outlet to charge up devices before boarding? Well, our new interactive airport maps are here to give you peace of mind. What Can Interactive Airport Maps Help Me With? TripIt Pro’s new interactive airport maps give you everything you need to navigate your way around the airport, including: Estimated walking times between any two points in the airport, including your gate Step-by-step walking instructions to your destination Charging stations Restaurants and cafes Nearby amenities and shops Information on shops, restaurants and more, including a description of the services, the location, hours of operation and more details     Where Do I Find This Feature in the App? Within the flight details screen of the TripIt mobile app, in the airports section, you’ll see airport maps for your departure, layover and arrival airports. Select your current airport to see an interactive map of the airport. You can easily search within the map to locate gates, restaurants, charging stations, ATMs, shops and more. The new interactive airport maps are available for 51 airports worldwide and are available to TripIt Pro users using iOS or Android devices. Download TripIt today in the App Store or get it on Google Play.

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Orange County Brewers Bring Crafts to Downtown Orlando

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Weekend Runaway : Hello Hai Phong!

Weekend Runaway : Hello Hai Phong!

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hai Phong is the third largest city of Vietnam and a major port city in northeastern of the country. It is also known as The City of Royal Poinciana (Thanh pho Hoa Phuong Do in Vietnamese), which blossom vividly in summer, like glorious flame. Hai Phong people is famous for […]

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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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Pork Belly Recipe for Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Sandwiches)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

At Vietnamese sandwich shops, you’ll find a dizzying number of meat options like grilled chicken, grilled beef, sardines, and even some Chinese influenced options like xíu mại. However, with Vietnamese sandwiches, pork seems to be king–you’ll always see pork options like chả lụa (meat loaf), thịt nướng (grilled pork), nem nướng (ground & grilled pork), bì […]

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Pumpkin & cream cheese muffins

by Jason Galletti @ G'Day Chef

Pumpkin & cream cheese muffins, The delicious combination of pumpkin, cream cheese and blueberries make these muffins a success! Pumpkin ...

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Brian Berger Franchise Show Podcast

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

Our COO Brian Berger was interviewed on the Small Business and Franchise Show podcast by Gary Occhiogrosso. Listen in as Brian discusses how he and partners founded BONMi and how they’ve developed their franchise model. BONMi has received fantastic recognition in 2016 from Fast Casual...

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3 Vegan Breakfast Staples

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

"All happiness begins on a leisurely breakfast." - John Gunther If there is one meal I absolutely cannot miss in a day, it is breakfast. You can keep lunch, dinner, supper, etc. I need all the breakfasts and brunches I can handle. Breakfast has all of my favorite things. There is deliciously crafted coffee that wake […]

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Saigon Noodle and Grill – Vietnamese cuisine

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

Saigon Noodle and Grill recently opened in the same location where Pho Pasteur has been for quite a few years, in the plaza on the southwest corner of Lake Underhill road and Goldenrod road. I had visited Pho Pasteur a few years ago and thought it to be okay but not that memorable. The new Saigon Noodle and Grill is a big change from the previous Vietnamese incarnations in this place. Gone are the murals of Vietnamese jungles and rivers, replaced by a more placid light green wall color. The menu, still undergoing changes, has some of the faithful Vietnamese dishes like bun thit nuong (rice vermicelli noodles with grilled pork), com dac biet (rice platter with grilled meat, pork casserole, tomato, etc.), and of course pho, the Vietnamese national dish of beef and rice noodles in soup. Vietnamese food holds a special place in my heart, and I often find Vietnamese restaurant renditions of some dishes to be lacking at times, especially those who try to take short cuts or use less quality ingredients. The pho here is quite exceptional and filled with cuts of meat. The broth is as good or even better than the ones found in the Mills 50 area where competition runs high. I would say the pho here ranks among my favorite pho in Orlando. Service is also quite nice, run by Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen, long time restauranteurs and owners of Saigon Noodle and Grill. They are very friendly and gracious every time I’ve visited, and were accordingly accommodating to their other guests as well. For those living on the east side of Orlando, this is the best bet for some great Vietnamese food. Even if it were downtown, it would probably do well and best even some of the longstanding Vietnamese restaurants in the Mills 50 area. Below are photos from a recent visit:  Cafe sua da – Vietnamese iced coffee – a bit strong, so you may need some water to help lighten it up   Delicious fried Vietnamese spring rolls – cha gio A savory bowl of pho Com Suon – Rice with pork chops Goi cuon – summer rolls made with translucent rice paper Com dac biet

Thang Long – Stylish Vietnamese Restaurant Near Bangkok’s Wireless Road

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Bangkok, Thailand] Many of Bangkok’s restaurants score in terms of style. The same could be said for Thang Long (which is the former name for Hanoi in Vietnam). Thang Long is located at the Bangkok Wireless Road Neighbourhood, along Soi Lang Suan. While this seems like a quieter stretch of road away from the usual buzz, its hip neighbours include Asia’s Best Restaurant Gaggan (5 min walk down the road) and Wine Bridge Plus (just opposite). Refer to map below Dark wooden furnishing, water features, an outdoor seating area like a bar by the beach and loungy music would appeal to the chic and stylish crowd in Bangkok. The modern Vietnamese restaurant serves food tapas style, so expect dishes from the predictable such as pho, Viet spring rolls and vermicelli, to steam ravioli and deep fried frog legs (!). Its menu was rather confusing though, despite being artistically photographed. The food photos were on one side, while prices were printed in sections somewhere in the menu. Not intuitive enough. We had some of the standards, and liked the Minced Shrimp on Sugar Cane (215 baht) – plump in freshness, and sweetness coming through towards last few bites. The Spring Rolls came with avocado and crab stick (115 baht), which might have worked better if they had worked in if there were more of these two ingredients to make a distinctive difference to the usual. Service was at least prompt, but not the usual Thai-style earnestly. Well, I would remember Thang Long more for its décor than its food, and I don’t mean it that bad a way. Thang Long 82/5 Soi Lang Suan, Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok, Thailand (Long walk from Chidlom BTS. A cab could be easier) ซอย หลังสวน เพลินจิต Tel: 02 251 3504, 02 251 4491 Opening Hours:...

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Tips for Cooking Vietnamese Food

Tips for Cooking Vietnamese Food


Viet World Kitchen

You can't cook well without advice from someone who's been around the block several times. I'm talking grandparents, parents, aunties and uncles. Though my mom and dad both have plenty to say on Vietnamese food and traditions, this section is dedicated to my mama who's our family's kitchen maven. (That's her photo above!) Check the "Cooking Tips and Tools" section for more! lengthier blog postings. And, use the comment function below to add your own kitchen wisdom to this list that I've started. Freezing cha gio (fried imperial rolls) Make a double or triple batch of the Vietnamese classic, cha gio, and freeze them for another day. The technique I learned from my mom is to fry them until they're set but not fully or...

The Seven Best Vietnamese Restaurants in St. Louis

The Seven Best Vietnamese Restaurants in St. Louis


Riverfront Times

Editor's note: It has come to our attention that some of the language in the recommendations below was excerpted from previous Riverfront Times' articles without...

The Winter Crossing to Hokkaido

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

We travelled from Honshu to Hokkaido by train during what we expected to be the busiest time of the year. We were travelling for...

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Eat Like a Local: San Jose's Vietnamese Food - Utrip Travel Planning Blog

Eat Like a Local: San Jose's Vietnamese Food - Utrip Travel Planning Blog


Utrip Travel Planning Blog

With the largest Vietnamese population outside the home country itself, San Jose is definitely the place to soak up Vietnamese culture. The heart of this population is informally dubbed “Little Saigon” (a reference to the former capital of Vietnam that became part of Ho Chi Minh City) and is located primarily southeast of downtown, offering…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Takaragawa Onsen: A Japanese Dream

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

The one experience not to be missed in Japan, for me, is the traditional ryokan experience, which is more than just your typical hotel...

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Types of Vietnamese Food – Back of the Bike Tours

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

Germany Travel Tips

Germany Travel Tips

by Spencer Spellman @ TripIt Blog

It’s officially the start of fall—and the start of fall means one of the largest international events in the world, Oktoberfest. Kicking off in mid-September, Oktoberfest’s headlining event is in Munich, considered the world’s largest fair. However, other Oktoberfest celebrations take place throughout Germany, and beyond. So be it your first Oktoberfest, or planning a future trip to Germany, check out a few of my Germany travel tips below.   Travel with cash. If you’ve never been to Germany, then you may be surprised to discover how dependent it is on cash transactions. You aren’t going to be swiping your card or using Apple Pay like you may have in other European countries. But unless you have a bank that doesn’t charge fees or inflated rates, I’d recommend just getting cash out of a bank ATM upon arriving to Germany. However, don’t just carry all of that cash around your entire trip. Take advantage of your hotel room’s safe-deposit box (if it has one).   Tip 5 – 10 percent. Tipping in Europe isn’t like it is in America. A 15 – 20 percent tip, for example, is exorbitant. And Germany is no exception. Tipping is expected, but 5 – ...

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White Cap–Gulfport, MS

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

White Cap Seafood Restaurant 560 Beach Dr. Gulfport, MS (228) 604-4444 It is common knowledge that there are a large number of tourist traps when you look for seafood restaurants located on the beach, but on the Mississippi Gulf Coast … Continue reading

Melbourne – Food, Art and Tours

by Matthew Goudge @ G'Day Chef

It is no secret that Melbourne is held in high regard on the world stage for its dynamic food and ...

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Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

9 Of Our Top Foods At OC Night Market May 2017

by Holly Nguyen @ 626 Night Market Blog

The first Night Market event of the year was a smashing success, drawing a diverse record crowd over the 3-day weekend at OC Night Market in Costa Mesa, CA on May 19-21. The attendee count was a record for OC Night Market in our 4 years at this venue! Many veteran vendors came back to serve...

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Vietnamese Food: 5 Dishes You Can’t Miss - TripIt Blog

Vietnamese Food: 5 Dishes You Can’t Miss - TripIt Blog


TripIt Blog

Pho is awesome, but Vietnamese food has lots more to offer. Here are five dishes you can’t miss when in Vietnam.

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

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

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

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

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

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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2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Looking for last-minute ideas for a favorite cook? That may entail gifting yourself (!), a friend, or family member. This year, I found myself obsessing about certain kitchen tools and cooking appliances. Maybe it was an escape from the political roller coaster that we’ve all been on — no matter what your affiliation or inclination...

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From Hanoi to Hội An: A Guide to Vietnamese Food - Insight Vacations

From Hanoi to Hội An: A Guide to Vietnamese Food - Insight Vacations


Insight Vacations

Explore dishes that range from the French-inspired Banh Mi to the ever-famous Pho, in this Guide to Vietnamese Food that will doubtless leave you hungry.

Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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

by fred wilson @ Types of Vietnamese Food – Back of the Bike Tours

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

Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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Places Locals Have on Their A List for Czech Food

by Irena Micková @ Eating Prague Tours

This post was originally published on September 9, 2014 and was updated on October 21, 2016. When you visit Prague, or the Czech Republic, two things are musts: you need to eat good food and drink good beer. But (there always is a but…) you need to make sure that when you eat and drink […]

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Pho Tai – This Vietnamese Restaurant From Paris Has Good Pho

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

The first thing I noticed about Pho Tai at Capitol Piazza was its people – the owners and some of the kitchen staff (I peeked through an opening) looked well, pioneer generation. Sorry for generalising, as I was quite used to the Singapore-husband Vietnamese-wife combination seen in local restaurants. Turned out this family-owned Vietnamese restaurant had its origins from Paris. The Vietnam-born Chinese family moved to Paris during the 70s to find safety during times of war, and subsequently started Pho Tai in the city of romance. When asked if there is a difference between their Viet pho and a Parisian-influenced one, the owner said that noodles sold in Vietnam may not contain as much meat and herbs, and relied more heavily on the noodles. Also, the soup bases in Vietnam may not be as rich. To make their soup richer, premium ingredients such as beef meat, bones, and herbs are boiled for hours fresh every day. Neither industrial beef stock nor any powdered “pho” mix were used, which the owner commented that some restaurants in Singapore do use unfortunately. The signature items include Beef Steak Slices and Combination Pho ($9.90), Steamed Rice Pancake Rolls ‘Banh Cuon’ ($7.80), Fresh Spring Rolls ($4.80). Marinated Beef Vermicelli ‘Bo Bun’ ($12.80), Red beans with Coconut Milk ($6.00) and Banana and Coconut Milk ($4.30). FYI, the dessert is warm. This is one of the few Pho in Singapore that I thoroughly enjoyed – the soup looking light and clear, yet flavourful, not the type that would make you quench in thrist. Beef slices and tendon were tender, though my friend wished there were some balls of sort. Pho Tai added that they did not use beef balls because they try to minimise the usage of any kind of process food in their dishes. We...

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Savory Brunch Recipes We Love

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

We’re looking forward to New Year’s and a big, lazy brunch the morning after watching the ball drop. After all of the cakes and cookies, we need a break from the sweet and are keeping things savory. Check out our favorite savory brunch recipes. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Huevos Rancheros This breakfast loaded […]

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Sydney Summer 2017 – Special Menu

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Enjoy an Authentic Vietnamese Fresh & Tasty & Healthy Cuisine.  

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Vietnamese Chicken & Prawn Rice paper rolls

by Jason Galletti @ Vietnamese food – G'Day Chef

Rice paper rolls are sheets are thin roasted rice flour rolled with various ingredients including; meat, seafood, vegetables, tofu and ...

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BONMi: A Peek Into What Inspires Us (with music)

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

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Everything You Need to Know about New Nordic Cuisine

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

From to reindeer moss to smoked ox marrow and sea buckthorn, Scandinavia’s top chefs are leading the charge in 21st century cooking as they continue to push the boundaries of culinary creativity and shake up the world of fine dining. The movement stems from the New Nordic Food Manifesto, put together in the mid 2000s […]

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Pho Phu Vuong – One Of Ho Chi Minh City’s Best Pho + Pho ‘Dictionary’ For Easy Ordering

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] A trip to Vietnam without having some pho would be a culinary crime. Among all Vietnamese dishes that made their way across the globe, this is arguably the most iconic dish of Vietnamese cuisine. The question is: Where to go for a bowl of pho in the land of hundreds of Pho shops, sometimes only a few meters away from each other? Phở Phú Vương started to be a humble pho stall, and grew to two shops with approximately 200 seats in total. The shop specialises in Southern-style Pho, which differs mainly from its northern counterpart in the sweetness of the broth and the condiments used to accompany your pho bowl. Pho Phu Vuong represents the typical no-frills local eatery where there is no ambience to speak of. However the place is covered in white-tiled walls, brightly lit, reasonably clean and relatively spacious as compared to other eateries in town. You come in, you order, waiters bring the food, you eat, pay and leave. At meal time when customers flow in, you certainly have to share tables with strangers. Service is no means courteous or polite one that the West is accustomed to. There are two main seating areas at this branch on Nguyen Thai Binh street, only one has the air-conditioner to help you combat the heat while slurping the tasty pho. You get to choose your pho with a range of beef cut; there is no English menu so this is a Pho dictionary for easy ordering: Tái = sliced rare beef steak Nạm = sliced beef flank Gầu = flatty flank Gân = beef tendon Vè = crunchy flank Sách = beef tripe Thịt Nhừ = minced beef Đuôi bò = ox tail A small bowl costs 55,000 VND (SGD$3.26), a big bowl...

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How to Find an Authentic Pho in Sydney

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Today, you don’t have to pack your bags and travel all the way to Viet Nam just to satisfy your craving for pho. Vietnamese restaurants serving this mouth-watering dish can be found in different corners of the world, Australia included. However, over the last few years, restaurants have created their own versions of Pho. As...

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Yoga Moves for a Lifted Butt

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

Behind every successful woman is the butt she got moving to get her there. Alright... who doesn't want a nice butt? *crickets* To my amusement, one of the top questions I get asked in regards to fitness is how to get a nice butt. While having a big butt is currently in style and looks […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Bon Voi in Chester

by AmandaC @ Amanda Cooks Blog » vietnamese food

We were excited to hear of a Vietnamese restaurant in Chester opening above one of our favorite places L & E and stopped by to try it out... Read More »

Yappy Hour at K Restaurant + Wine Bar

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Easy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

  Easy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe Ingredients 2 servings: Fish -10 slides of tuna sashimi grade A -Sauce ingredients: -2 tablespoon of soy sauce -1 tablespoon of sesame oil -2 teaspoon of mirin -1 teaspoon of roasted sesame (if you don’t have roasted one...

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Five Creole Dishes You Must Try in New Orleans

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

Big flavors, bold combinations and generous helpings of hearty fare, New Orleans is almost as famous for its food as it is for its jazz music. Whether it’s oysters Rockefeller or good old gumbo, no cuisine is more closely associated with The Big Easy than Creole. The name Creole comes from the term coined to […]

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The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] A store which piqued my interest while I was researching for Vietnamese street food was The Lunch Lady, which came up as one of the common search results. Many bestowed her with the title of “legendary” street food vendor in Ho Chi Minh. The Lunch Lady (known as Nguyen Thi Thanh) propelled to fame after being featured on No Reservations. It is a food and travel programme hosted by American chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdian. The store has since then been patronized by many other food influencers from various countries and garnered them a wide following of international visitor ship. (I looked around and noticed a few more tables with foreigners. Her specialty is noodle soup and interestingly, she has a daily rotating menu which serves only one type of noodle soup every day. Seven days in a week, she can whip up seven kinds of noodle soup such as Bun Thai, Bun Mam and Banh Canh Cua. Totally unheard of to me, and the most common Pho is not even on her menu. I wondered would the idea work in SG if I sell Bak Chor Mee Soup on Mondays, Wanton Mee Soup on Tuesdays, Hae Mee Soup on Wednesdays and etc. The amount of logistics and ingredients to buy! I visited the store on a Friday, and the noodle soup of the day was Bun Bo Hue, which translates to Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (VND 40k, SGD$2.40). The bowl of noodle soup felt visually intimidating at first with its bright orange hue, which resembled chilli oil from Mala pot. However, I took my first mouthful but it was nothing like that. I didn’t even found it spicy. A case of being hit with confusion while trying to adapt to the foreign palate....

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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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Lucky Palace–Bossier City, LA

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Lucky Palace 750 Diamond Jacks Blvd. Bossier City, LA (318) 752-1888 Although Lucky Palace is thought by some to have the best Chinese food in the Shreveport area, and even described as having Chinese food “like Dallas,” it is quite … Continue reading

Pho.Vn – Flavourful Pho Broth With No MSG Added, A Gem For CBD Workers

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

The jovial ladies over at A Juicery highly recommended their neighbours next door. ”Best pho ever. And you must have their spring rolls.” They also let me know a little secret that the chef behind Pho.Vn used to be from the popular Mrs Pho, though this piece of information goes unverified. Pho.Vn is a fuss-free casual Vietnamese restaurant that specialise both the popular streets food of the Southern and Northern parts of Vietnam. Some of its specialty includes Special Beef Combo Pho ($9.90), Nam Vang Noodle ($9.90), Broken Rice with Pork Chop and Steamed Ham ($8.90), Stir-fry Cockles with garlic ($6.90), and Fried or Fresh Spring Rolls ($3.90). The dessert of Green Bean Paste ($3.90) is also popular, and sometimes sells out early. The chef is said to be very particular with the freshness of the ingredient, such that she will go to the market to buy all the fresh beef instead frozen meats from suppliers. All the soup bases are cooked for 6 to 8 hours, with “strictly no MSG added”. For starters, I had the Fresh Spring Rolls ($3.90 for 2 pieces) and Fried Chicken Wings with Fish Sauce ($3.90 for 2 pieces). The former was described by my dining partner as ”very ordinary”, though I enjoyed the freshness and crunch. The Fried Chicken Wings were calorie-worthy, deliciously marinated and juicy. Borrowing a tagline, those were finger-licking good. As for the greatest surprise, it had to be the Special Beef Combo Pho’s soup ($8.90). While it looked deceptively light, the savoury broth was packed with flavours and I just couldn’t help slurping spoon by spoon. So good that the sauces seemed unnecessary. The Pho Noodles used were slippery smooth, fresh-tasting with a good bite. Prices are considered inexpensive, and I am glad to have found a worthy Pho...

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7 Barcelona Restaurants from Traditional to Modern

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

By Jessica Fishman QUIMET Y QUIMET Quimet y Quimet: This is a very popular tapas bar but for good reason. The tapas is extraordinary and locals and tourists alike recognize the delicious quality and authentic atmosphere. This is not a sit down restaurant, it’s a traditional Catalan tapas bar, so diners choose from a delectable selection…

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5 Foods to Share w/ Your Sqaud at the Last OC Night Market this Weekend: August 25-27

by six26team @ 626 Night Market Blog

By Ugne Hwang OC Night Market is coming back for one last time this season with a more spacious layout and even more food, merchandise, art, and craft vendors. Since the vendor directory is already up on ocnightmarket.com, it’s time to plan this weekend’s eats. I’ll be attacking the Night Market with my squad cause...

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Saigon Lotus – Satisfying Vietnamese Pho at Marina’s Square Dining Edition

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

Seems like Vietnamese cuisine in creeping into popularity in Singapore, with Nam Nam Noodle Bar and shops at Joo Chiat such as Long Phung leading the pack. Need more pho? In a manner of months, more and more small outlets such as Saigon Lotus (Marina Square), Wrap & Roll (The Star & Ion Orchard), So Pho (JEM), Sen Bar & Restaurant (Geylang Road), Pho Hanoi (Serangoon North Ave 1), Saigon Vietnamese Delicacy (Geylang Road) are sprouting all over the island. I needed dinner at Marina Square’s Dining Edition, and was ‘attracted’ to a gaudy orange, yellow, red, and yellow colour-schemed Saigon Lotus, opened by a Vietnamese-Australian owner who has been in Singapore for 4 years. (Okay, another reason why I chose there was because the other restaurants were crowded and this was empty.) Compared with some of the more contemporary snazzier looking counterparts, Saigon Lotus’s décor, menu and waitresses’ uniform all had this rather olden back-to-the-past take, and does feel I am transported back to Ho Chi Minh city. The set meal of 1 entrée, a bowl of noodles and drink at $18.30 nett is rather wallet-friendly considering this is within a shopping mall. Traditional Vietnamese drip coffee, yes! I was not expecting much due to some previous disappointments at local Vietnamese restaurants, but Saigon Lotus’s Sliced Beef Pho was a generous portion of gratifying comforting bowl of soup noodles that could almost match up to those I tried at Vietnam. The beef remained tender and not over-cooked, and the broth was light and satisfying with an authentic touch. The pho is not the best, but good enough for me when I am not fussy. Other than pho, Saigon Lotus sells a range of other types of home-style noodles that may not be as commonly known here such as the...

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Seven Spectacular Moorish Palaces in Andalusia

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

Andalusia is home to Spain’s most famous royal palace, Alhambra, but it’s also the site of many other spectacular and majestic royal buildings. Many of these magnificent monuments are the work of the Moors, who arrived in this region from North Africa in the 8th century. These descendants of the Berber and Arab tribes ruled […]

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10 of the Most Anticipated Vendors for OC June 16-18, 2017

by Holly Nguyen @ 626 Night Market Blog

Who’s down for round 2? If you missed out on certain items last event, June 16-18 is your chance to get the one that got away! We also have many completely new vendors. Check out the most anticipated vendors for the weekend! 1. Mess Hall Canteen Drunken Sailor Ramen @messhallcanteen This will be Mess Hall...

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BONMi for You: Louisiana Flood Relief

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

BONMi For You Program launches with a successful effort to help Louisiana Flood Relief efforts. BATON ROGUE NEEDS HELP A few weeks ago, we decided to do something to help our friends down south in Louisiana. As we all know areas around Baton Rouge were...

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When to Visit Prague

by Auburn Scallon @ Eating Prague Tours

There really isn’t a bad time to visit the Czech capital. Winter holidays are festive, spring breathes new life into the city, summer offers options galore for outdoor fun, and autumn boasts festivals and historic events. But there are certain times of year that give visitors an extra glimpse into the life and culture of […]

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Christmas in Southern New Mexico–Tularosa, NM

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

For those who might be in the Alamogordo or Ruidoso area at Christmas, one way to experience a traditional New Mexico Christmas is to see the luminarias at the Catholic Church in Tularosa, a historic town about ten miles north … Continue reading

Vietnamese Food: 30 meals in 30 days - The Yoga Nomads

Vietnamese Food: 30 meals in 30 days - The Yoga Nomads


The Yoga Nomads

Vietnamese food... I documented one meal every day for 30 days straight while traveling through Vietnam. WARNING: don't read on an empty stomach ;)

8 Unique Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

It’s the perfect time of the year to remember to be a little sweeter. Whether it’s dropping off dinner for a neighbor or bringing in a treat for your coworkers, let’s be sweet more often. We’ve partnered with the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission to bring you some sweet inspiration. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Not only […]

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Celebrating the season at IKEA’s annual Swedish Julbord buffet

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Christmas in Northern Ireland

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

We have spent the past 4 years documenting the various cultures of Asia, yet to date we haven’t shared much about the other side...

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Pho and Baguette Grand Opening

by johna @ Pho and Baguette

Our Grand Opening – May 20th 2015 The Pho and Baguette Grand Opening was a smash. Thanks to all our fans for showing up and enjoying an afternoon of food tasting and socializing. Our regulars know that we’ve been at our current location since early 2015. We decided to make it official and share our […]

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

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Vietnamese grilled pork shrimp egg rolls rice vermicelli salad bowl recipe -Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio Tom

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

    Ingredients: Servings 3 Meat ingredients: 1 lbs of pork belly 1 lbs of shrimp Egg rolls: 4 cut egg rolls (I will make a separated entry on how to make homemade eggrolls, in the mean time you can buy eggrolls at Asian market...

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Home Cooked: Vietnam | Asian Food Channel

Home Cooked: Vietnam | Asian Food Channel


Asian Food Channel

There’s more to Vietnamese cuisine that a bowl of Pho noodle soup. Discover the simple joys of Vietnamese cooking with Food Hero top pick Helen Le. From easy recipes such as Fresh Spring Roll to fuss-free desserts such as Banana with Coconut Milk, these dishes are not only satisfying but also warm your heart.

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

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

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

BONMi Outdoor Seating is Pet Friendly

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

We have Pet Friendly Outdoor Seating Every Dog has its Day BONMi’s relaxing outdoor space across from Lincoln Center is Pet Friendly and the perfect place to enjoy some Vietnamese inspired food and a shady resting spot (and cool water) for your dog. Vote Passed...

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$2 Beer Fridays & Saturdays starting this week!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Catch our happy hour all summer! $2 Beers all day Friday’s and Saturday’s! Make it a pho and beer night on the weekends. Happy hour only valid at our Irvine Market Place location! Address: 13786-C Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 92602 Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM We’ll see you there! ______________ For more info about Sawleaf Cafe Follow us [...]

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Blu Basil–Lafayette, LA

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Blu Basil 5451 Johnston St. Lafayette, LA (337) 456-1120 Although I know Lafayette is the center of Cajun food, music and culture, this is certainly not the only type of food worth exploring in the area. I had read many … Continue reading

Making Jams, Jellies and Sweet Preserves (1)

Making Jams, Jellies and Sweet Preserves (1)

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Autumn is coming and I feel it’s great season for making jam! 😀 The Thane Prince’s cookbook was recommended by a foodie friend to me last winter. This chapter is purely about making jams, jellies and sweet preserves, from choosing ingredients, equipment, cooking the jam, to potting, labeling and storing. 🙂 Making Jams, Jellies and […]

Da Nang Quan Review: Central Vietnamese Food in Oakland

Da Nang Quan Review: Central Vietnamese Food in Oakland


Bites & Bourbon

My entire life I've been fortunate to have access to the most amazing home cooked Vietnamese food made by my mom. There's nothing like a steamy hot bowl of bun bo hue, a spicy lemongrass beef noodle soup with beef shank, pork roll, congealed pork blood, and pork leg/feet. There's no other bun bo hue

Pho 16 – Vietnamese in West Palm Beach, FL

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

I traveled to my hometown on a recent weekend. My family usually cooks dinner and Vietnamese food so it’s rare for us to go out, especially to a Vietnamese restaurant in West Palm Beach. Some family came into town to visit and we decided it’d just be easier to head out to Pho 16, a new Vietnamese restaurant that we all wanted to try. We all know how parents can get, especially Asian parents, when it comes to judging and critiquing others, so I was well prepared to hear about all the little dislikes about this place or how it’s just not good as home made. Located in a little plaza off of Military Trail and Community Dr, slightly hidden, Pho 16 would be easy to miss. Inside, the place reminds me of a cafeteria restaurant that you could find off the roads in Vietnam. The menu is simple, full of noodle soups, noodle bowls, and rice platters that those of us in Orlando have become familiar with. For starters, we order the cha gio, or fried spring rolls. Stuffed with pork, wood eared mushrooms, and served with a fish sauce dipping sauce, the cha gio is pretty good and tastes like it was home made. We also ordered the bo la lot, grilled beef wrapped in wild betel leaves. Betel leaves are high in antioxidants and have been used in Asia for medicinal healing, stimulants, and even breath fresheners. In Vietnamese there is a saying that “the betel begins the conversation”, referring to the practice of people chewing betel in formal occasions or “to break the ice” in awkward situations. When grilled, the leaves give a peppery, minty flavor to the beef which I thought was quite nice. My order was the bun thit nuong cha gio, rice noodles with grilled pork and egg rolls in one of the largest bowls I’ve ever had. It was very filling and very satisfying, and overall a great value for the quantity of food. Bun thit nuong cha gio, rice noodles with grilled pork and egg rolls My sister ordered the banh canh, a kind of Vietnamese thick noodle similar to Japanese udon, in a seafood broth base, that sadly was a bit bland. “Nothing like mama’s banh canh,” she muttered underneath her breath. Banh Canh Hu Tieu Most of the table ordered the signature pho, which I had a taste of and thought, not as good as home made but pretty good for Vietnamese restaurant pho…definitely as good as some found here in Orlando, that’s for sure. Overall, a very satisfying place to get your Vietnamese fix on while in West Palm Beach. The prices are decent and the quality is not bad…will definitely return.

Must-try Sapa Street Food for Memorable Vietnam Food Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Sapa Street Food is on the list of discovery things for adventurers traveling to the North of Vietnam. Sapa is so lovely and scenic that enchants photographers, nature lovers, adventurers,

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Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants

Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants


Houston Press

Cultural diversity shines in Houston, especially in the food scene. One genre that is very well represented is Vietnamese cuisine. Readers ask all the time which restaurant serves the best Vietnamese food, but it's a question that can't easily be justified with one answer. Restaurants can be known for great...

Celebrate National Vegetarian Awareness Month at BONMi

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

Celebrate October National Vegetarian Awareness Month at BONMi At BONMi Meat and Meatless is Magnificent! BONMi in October marks the beginning of warm sweaters and crisp apples, sweet-toothed goblins and a rainbow of crunchy leaves. But October is more than pumpkin treats, it is a...

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Kirin Court–Richardson, TX

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Kirin Court 221 W. Polk St. Richardson, TX (214) 575-8888 Kirin Court is known mainly for its dim sum, and the fact that it is available any time the restaurant is open (when I went in the evening there were … Continue reading

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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A Berry Delicious Way to Prevent Heart Disease in Men

by Jane Duncan @ MyGreatRecipes

The world’s most popular superfoods – think wild salmon (rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids), broccoli rabe (containing a host of antioxidant vitamins and bone-building Vitamin K), and cinnamon (a powerful inflammation buster) are beneficial to all people, since they aid in reducing our risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and some types […]

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Best Tips for Frequent Travel with Pets

Best Tips for Frequent Travel with Pets

by Spencer Spellman @ TripIt Blog

Traveling with pets is easier said than done. Knowing all the airline pet policies, finding pet-friendly hotels, and having everything your pet needs on hand can make for a stressful travel experience. So today I share some of the best tips for frequent travel with pets. Know which pets you can fly with on which airlines While there are mandates on how and which types of animals can fly, airlines have their own individual policies. United, for example, allows domesticated cats, small dogs, rabbits and birds to travel accompanied in the cabin on most flights within the U.S. Others only allow certain cats and dogs, while still other airlines forbid pet travel in the cabin. Do the research, and make sure to book well ahead of time, even calling the airline to have the latest information on hand to prepare for your trip. Know the pet laws of new destinations you visit In addition to knowing airline policies, it’s equally important to know the policies of the destinations you’re visiting, especially if it’s a new country. In some destinations, pets are subject to quarantine, while special permits and documents (beyond just a health certificate) are often required, too. Furthermore, know ...

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Yoga without a Mat – 15 minute practice

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirits fly." - Van Morrison Have you ever found yourself kayaking out to a beach in the middle of nowhere and find yourself thinking, man, I wish I had my yoga mat? Okay, maybe not that specific... but if you're a yogi, then you have […]

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BONMi @ Whole Foods Market Paramus Grand Opening

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

Paramus, New Jersey (1/9/17) – New York’s award winning Vietnamese inspired fast casual restaurant BONMi is opening January 17th within Whole Foods Market at 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ 07652. In a continuation of the collaboration forged between BONMi and Whole Foods Market, BONMi...

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Vegan Breakfast Burritos

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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The older I get, the more I crave foods that I connect with nostalgia for some reason. I’m not even that old but it’s still something that draws me to the kitchen. My tastebuds crave these foods I had when I was younger, and they weren’t even really associated with good or fond memories, just […]

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The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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

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

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

A Visual Guide to Eating Sushi in Japan

A Visual Guide to Eating Sushi in Japan

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

In Japan, sushi is more than a delicious meal—it’s a revered art form. If your definition of the delicacy is California rolls with soy sauce and “wasabi” (a.k.a. horseradish and food dye), take a look at this visual guide below, from Japanese hotel Swissotel Nankai in Osaka. The helpful infographic was created for guests unfamiliar […]

Tips and Tricks to Make Perfect Spaghetti Squash Plus 7 Delicious Recipes

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

Move away regular spaghetti and make place for spaghetti squash! Spaghetti squash certainly looks great and if you search the web, you will find tons of recipes and pictures to support that theory. The vegan & gluten-free communities swear that this plant-based spaghetti beats regular pasta anytime. But is it so? If you are about […]

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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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2018 Orlando Food Predictions You Want to Know

by C Major @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Viet Garden in Mills 50 District

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

I may have written off this place as just your typical run of the mill, if not tired, Vietnamese restaurant, having not visited in maybe 10 years since my days in college. Maybe it’s because I had a secret bias against restaurants that serve dual cuisines – you know, like those dual Chinese / Sushi take out places you see around town. Often times when restaurants end up dividing attention among more than one cuisine, they end up neglecting one or the other or both cuisines, resulting in substandard fare. I have to apologize to Viet Garden (which tauts its Vietnamese and Thai cuisine) for it does Vietnamese cuisine quite well. The restaurant is one of the oldest Vietnamese restaurants in the Mills 50 District but definitely deserves another look. I particularly was surprised and delighted to see the breadth and depth of the Vietnamese cuisines offered, in addition to your typical dishes, they had quite a few unique and seldom seen noodle soups and home style Vietnamese family plates that are hard to find elsewhere. I ordered their dumplings, which aren’t really Vietnamese, but excellent nonetheless – home made with plenty of delicious pork filling and a nice dumpling skin that had the right amount of chewiness to it. I ordered the special rice platter for my main and really enjoyed the thit nuong, or grilled Vietnamese pork, as well as the crispy tofu shrimp skin that came along with the plate. Overall, definitely would return. My dining companions from WMFE would agree. Dumplings – quite fabulous, home made dumplings Fried Spring Rolls The Pho – Beef Noodle Soup Special Rice plate  Bun Dac Biet

All about Anh Tuyet Culinary Artist – The Traditional Hanoi Cuisine Conservationist

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Being the owner of the restaurant Anh Tuyet at 25 Ma May Street, in Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam; the culinary artist Anh Tuyet is a familiar name for those who

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Recipe: BUTTER BEEF – Bò Lăn Bơ

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: BUTTER BEEF - Bò Lăn BơBy Helen Le Published: December 11, 2017Prep: 20 minsCook: 10 minsReady In: 30 minsYield: 1 (1-2 Servings)Butter beef seems to be widely known among the overseas Vietnamese but is not a popular dish in Vietnam. However, it's a worth-trying appetizer with easy-to-find ingredients. Let give it a try!Bò lăn […]

Top Tasty Vietnamese Food Blogs - Rickshaw Travel

Top Tasty Vietnamese Food Blogs - Rickshaw Travel


Rickshaw Travel

Food is one of the very best things about Vietnam – exotic, fresh, spicy and light. We've put together our favourite foodie blogs to inspire your cooking!

Australian Garlic

by Matthew Goudge @ G'Day Chef

Garlic belongs to the Allium plant family – the same family as onions, shallots and leeks.  Garlic resembles onion in ...

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Popcorn Chicken Recipe

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

  Pop Corn Chicken recipe Ingredients: – Chicken thighs – Fish sauce -Minced garlic -Minced shallot -Pepper -Sugar. – Bread flour, eggs, and bread crumps. Steps: – Combine Fish Sauce, Garlic, shallots, pepper and sugar into a bag. – Cut chicken into small pieces –...

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Kids eat FREE Thursdays ALL SUMMER!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

We've just introduced our "Just for kid's menu" and to celebrate, Kids (under 10) will eat FREE on Thursdays for the whole summer! Each kids meal comes with an apple juice box! Offer ends when summer does (September 22nd) so don't miss this offer!  

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Recipe: Grilled pork sandwich -Bánh mì thịt nướng

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Grilled pork sandwich - Bánh mì thịt nướng By Helen Le Published: December 30, 2017Prep: 20 minsCook: 30 minsReady In: 50 minsYield: 3-5 (3 Servings)"Banh mi thit nuong" which is Vietnamese sandwich with grilled pork, is the special version of "banh mi". This is one of the most popular breakfast in Vietnam. Bánh mì […]

Simple Grilled Pork Chop Rice Plate with Eggs Recipe

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

  Simple Grilled Pork Chop Rice Plate with Eggs Recipe  Servings: 4 people Ingredients: Meat: 4 pieces of pork steak Marinade ingredients:  -1/3 cup of condense milk -1/2 cup of butter milk -3/4 cup of soy sauce -3 teaspoon of chopped garlic (powder is fine)...

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Must Eat Food in Hoi An – Tips on Hoi An Cuisine

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Discover some of must eat food in Hoi An and know why the local cuisine is one of reasons for people travel to Hoi An
There is a saying that

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Sawleaf | Modern Vietnamese Food

Sawleaf | Modern Vietnamese Food


Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

We serve modern Vietnamese food using traditional family recipes, including pho and banh mi. Our food is healthy, delicious and served fast.

Emeril's Favorite Vietnamese Food

Emeril's Favorite Vietnamese Food


Bravo TV Official Site

Bravotv.com: First of all, what has it been like having Top Chef in your adopted home city?Emeril Lagasse: Having Top Chef in New Orleans this season has been pretty great. I’m proud to showcase what makes New Orleans so special. Highlighting our city, its people, and most importantly our unique cuisine has been fun to watch, and I think that everyone has really gotten into it. 

Blog - Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant - Crows Nest

Blog - Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant - Crows Nest


I Love Pho

It’s our pleasure at I Love Pho to bring you honest and authentic Vietnamese cuisines. Our inspiration is to serve authentic dishes that are healthy and tasty to the palette.

Marquee Weddings

by Jason Galletti @ G'Day Chef

Marquee Weddings The best, most extravagant marquee weddings do not need to be held in a large even hall or ...

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Valentine’s Day: The Perfect Reason to Visit Niagara Falls

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

Choosing gifts for your significant other on any holiday can be difficult, but Valentine’s Day is likely the one that causes the most stress and indecision. Flowers and chocolates feel mundane, a dinner out can be a nightmare if you haven’t booked a table well in advance, and a gift card just feels impersonal. So…

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Saigon Street Food for Your Successful Vietnam Culinary Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has long been a food paradise featured with various yummy dishes on almost every street and alley. This destination always appeal to the foodies who

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Best Women’s Shoes for Summer Travel

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." - Marilyn Monroe There were a few things that I researched far and wide before starting my adventures around the world. I truly wanted to find the perfect backpack (which was no small task) and the perfect shoes for my year abroad. Hours […]

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Jewellery Shopping in Bangkok

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

This is quite probably the least likely post for me to share, given my deep hatred for shopping, but being a married man and...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Why Running During Work Travel is Good for Business

Why Running During Work Travel is Good for Business

by Deborah Zanke @ TripIt Blog

As rewarding as regular business travel can be, it comes with challenges. There is the psychological stress of being away from home and loved ones and the physical impact of jet lag and too many meals in restaurants. One of the best ways to combat these routine stresses is to keep up with exercise. In my opinion, running is the easiest, most effective activity for road warriors for several reasons. In other words, running during work travel is actually good for business. Running is Energizing Fitting a run in first thing in the morning gets your blood pumping and helps you to acclimatize to a different time zone. It’s an uncomplicated exercise that doesn’t require you to think about what you’re doing. In my experience, It’s one of the best ways to clear the mind, allowing me to face the day with a calm focus. Minimal Equipment Maybe your hotel will have a fitness center and maybe it won’t. Sure, you can get a one-day pass for a gym nearby, but then you’ll have to travel there, change clothes, and wrangle for the machine you want. With running, all you need is a pair of running shoes and basic workout wear. ...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Best traditional Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip Blog

Best traditional Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

One of the best ways to get a real taste of Vietnam is going to the best Vietnamese restaurants in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

First Look: Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50

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

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

Monthly Update: Saigon – January 2016

by Jimmy @

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

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

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

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

It’s Vietnamese Women’s Day and we are celebrating at BONMi!

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

October 20th is Vietnamese Women’s Day at BONMi! It’s Vietnamese Women’s Day. Women are Awesome! Let’s Eat at BONMi! In Vietnam, Women’s Day is celebrated with aplomb befitting of the wonderful women of the country and we’re celebrating at BONMi. Like an equal opportunity Valentine’s...

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year Tet – St. Philippe Phan van Minh Catholic Church at the Fairgrounds 2013

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

The Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tet or Tet Nguyên Dán, is one of my favorite times of the year. This is the time when friends and family from throughout the Central Florida community come out and enjoy local cultural performances put on by fellow members of the community as well as more famous Vietnamese singers and performers, and also enjoy the wonderful home made Vietnamese food that you would normally not find at the local restaurants. As the Vietnamese New Year is based on the Lunar new year calendar, similar to the Chinese New Year, the actual date changes each year depending on the moon cycles. This year it falls on the night of Sunday February 10th and is the start of the year of the Snake. To avoid stepping on each others’ toes, the local Vietnamese community organizations, temples, and churches try to sparse out their festivities so that they would be on different dates. On Sunday February 10 Asia Trend Magazine and Mills 50 District will host the annual Orlando Dragon Parade for the 2013 Lunar New Year Festival. Celebrate the Year of Snake with Dragon and Lion Dances, Martial Arts, Japanese Taiko, Acrobatic Performances, Cultural Dances, Arts and Crafts and Exotic Asian Food On Saturday – Sunday February 16-17, the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida (Cong Dong) is hosting their annual event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The Sunday event includes the Miss Vietnam of Florida pageant. Also on Sunday February 17, CAACF Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration 2013 takes place at Koy Wan buffet at 5:30pm. For more info visit http://asiatrendmagazine.com/AT_events.html This past weekend, St. Philippe Phan van Minh Catholic Church hosted their Vietnamese lunar new year festivities at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. I took a visit and captured some photos of the scenes at the fairgrounds. The proceeds of the sales went to the church organization in supporting its works in the community. Volunteers making banh mi Vietnamese sub sandwiches A bowl of the spicy bun bo hue, the other beef noodle soup in Vietnam, stemming from the central region of Hue. An elderly woman pours some “chao” or rice porridge/ congee into a bowl. Traditionally a breakfast item or a cure for a cold day in Vietnam Ingredients for hu tieu noodle soup, including quail eggs Che Ba Mau, a type of dessert with beans and sweets A gentleman places sugarcane sticks into the machine, crushing the juices out to make sugarcane drink. A lady sells the delicacy hop vit lon, or fermented duck fetus eggs, also known as balut in the Phillipines. Nem nuong, Vietnamese grilled pork patties Ca ri de, curried goat Preparing Mi Quang, a Vietnamese noodle dish that originated from Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam, made with rice noodles tinted yellow with the use of turmeric. Mi Quang, made with rice noodles tinted yellow with the use of turmeric. Pho Hoa restaurant prepares Pho for sale Cha Lua, Vietnamese pork deli meats, used in preparation of banh cuon Bánh cu?n is a rice noodle roll made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed fermented rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and minced shallots, served with cha lua Bun rieu seafood noodle soup with fried tofu Bun Moc – Vietnamese Pork and Mushroom Noodle Soup Friends enjoying the festival Youth performing a rendition of “Gangnam Style” on the main stage

Vietnamese Banana, Coconut & Tapioca Dessert (Chè Chuối)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Chè chuối is a warm, Vietnamese pudding-like dessert featuring bananas and rich coconut cream. You can easily make this at home in less than an hour! Chè in Vietnamese, refers to sweet desserts which are liquid such as drinks, pudding, or even types of ‘soup.’ So chè chuối you could say is a type of pudding, made of coconut […]

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Easy Pace France – A Featured Staff Review

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

Though I had been to Paris before, I had not seen much more of the country. I decided to take the Easy Pace experience to France as it gave me greater flexibility to do what I really wanted to do in the capital, while still seeing other parts of France. I still got to see […]

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{Montreal} Smoked Meat at Snowdon Deli

{Montreal} Smoked Meat at Snowdon Deli

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vietnamese post/Bài viết tiếng Việt Well, this post should be finished in March but because of my health, I cannot. Luckily, I can finish it before “the day” Snowdon Deli was the first restaurant I visited in the trip. Actually, I was afraid that I would be lost so nearby places were priority choice in […]

Japanese Miso Ramen Recipe

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

Japanese Miso Ramen Recipe Steam cook the pork bone   Pressure cook the bone in another pot with new water for 45 mins   Now this is what it look like after 45 mins: Add chicken broth Fill more water, add mushroom, kelp, ginger, onions...

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A Guide to Vietnamese Spices and Their Usage You Should Know

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese Spices are put into food to make it flavorful and fragrant which have been passed from generation to generation. Sometimes, the secrets of the delicious Vietnamese food lie on

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34 Unique Things to do in Prague as Told by Locals

by Shannon Maroney @ Eating Prague Tours

This post was originally published in October, 2016 and was updated in November, 2017. From parks to pubs, tours to theaters, markets to music and more, we’ve got the insiders’ scoop on the best Prague to-dos straight from those in the know. We asked 30 influential locals to share their favorite things to do in […]

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Dish Spotlight: 7 Courses of Beef

by Kristie Hang @ vietnamese food – 626 Night Market Blog

Hi! This is Kristie from the 626 Foodettes and this is my first Dish Spotlight post for the 626 Night Market. Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming posts from my partner Clarissa and myself here on the 626 Night Market blog! When people think of Vietnamese food, the first thing to come to mind is usually...

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The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

Meet Lindsay Nova: Traveling Yoga Teacher and Spiritual Badass

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

Interview with Lindsay Nova, a one-woman spiritual circus Today, I have the greatest pleasure to introduce you all to a badass gal who is making her way around the globe as a digital nomad and yoga teacher. Lindsay Nova is a beautiful soul who is working hard to spread her teachings, positive vibes, and dreams with […]

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The best pho/Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Saigon is at Pho Le

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You would think it’s easy to find an excellent bowl of pho in Ho Chi Minh City. (It’s not.) You’d think there’d be a pho shop on every corner. (There practically is.) But as many times as I’ve been to Saigon, I had yet to taste a bowl of steaming beef noodle soup that I […]

BONMi now has a vegan friendly Kids menu (for kids)

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

If you haven’t guessed it by now, let us tell you – we love the colors and flavors of Vietnamese food. It influences us in every which way when we develop our menu items. We also understand that some of the textures and spices might...

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New Meatless Dishes for the New Year

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

Step up your vegetarian recipe game with these flavorful meatless dishes that will win over your tastebuds this new year.   DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS!   Zucchini Pancakes Serve these pancakes for breakfast or with a scoop of yogurt for a mid-afternoon snack. This recipe comes from 8fit, be sure to check out their […]

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Bún Thang – Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Chicken, Pork, & Egg

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

What Is Bún Thang? My knowledge of the Vietnamese language is about on par with my grandma’s English, so this gives us lots of opportunities to learn from each other. She watches Viet news and Korean dramas which have a surprising amount of English in them. The latest term I explained to her was “poker face” hah! […]

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Homemade Ketchup Recipe of David Leite

Homemade Ketchup Recipe of David Leite

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Gently adapted from Jeffrey Steingarten | The Man Who Ate Everything | Vintage, 1998 What I love about this homemade ketchup recipe made with fresh tomatoes is that it tates like ketchup. There’s nothing worse than the ketchup that now pass for “housemade ketchup” in so many restaurants that tastes either like tarted-up tomato sauce […]

Saigon Flavors – Oviedo, FL

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

Saigon Flavors opened not almost a year ago and has already won Best Vietnamese in the Critic’s choice in this year’s Orlando Sentinel Foodies Awards. That is quite the accomplishment for the “new kid on the block”, and indeed quite the achievement being located so far from the Mills-50 district area where the majority of Vietnamese restaurants are clustered. Goi cuon / summer rolls with shrimp and pork Saigon Flavors is located in Oviedo, Florida right off of Aloma Avenue and SR-417 just east of Tuscawilla Road. Although the restaurant is new, the owner Charlie Tang has a long history in the Vietnamese restaurant business, having previously owned Viet Garden on Colonial Drive near Mills Avenue in the “Viet Town” area. He is very much active in Saigon Flavors, manning the front desk and checking up on guests quite regularly during meals. I enjoyed Saigon Flavors on quite a few occasions and though the flavors are a bit toned down from what I am accustomed to, I do understand as the clientele is a bit more “American” and have differing tastes. I’ll take what I can get out here I suppose. Bun thit nuong cha gio / Rice Vermicelli Noodle bowl with spring rolls and grilled pork My favorite item on the menu are their goi cuon / summer roll appetizers ($3.50) filled with shrimp, pork, vermicelli rice noodles, and herbs wrapped in rice paper and served with a hoisin/peanut butter dipping sauce. The bun thit nuong cha gio (rice vermicelli noodles with grilled pork and egg roll) are also fantastic. I did notice however that the cha gio / fried egg roll had much more vegetable filling than I am accustomed to in a Vietnamese egg roll which I did not like. It was tasty though even without alot of meat. The quintessential Vietnamese dish “Pho”, beef noodle soup, is decent here as well, although it did seem to need a tad bit more flavor. Maybe the soup needed to simmer for a little longer. Pho noodle soup! The service here is decent, much more accommodating than the usual brusque attention that you would get downtown. The decor here is a bit of a fusion of modern and traditional Vietnamese, with tall wooded pillars, colorful walls, and some murals of temples and Vietnamese markets. chicken fried rice~ Overall, Saigon Flavors definitely was not a disappointment and is a welcome addition to the growing offerings in the Oviedo area. I hope it will achieve continued success, but also hope that it can continue to stick to the traditional Vietnamese cuisine and keep bringing the “saigon flavors”. Note: Saigon Flavors is closed Mondays. .

Bao & Noodle–New Orleans, LA

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Bao & Noodle 2700 Chartres St. New Orleans, LA (504) 272-0004 In researching New Orleans restaurants I got the idea from some people that it is rather silly to eat Chinese food here since it is best to experience the … Continue reading

Mi Kho: The best vietnamese noodles you never had · i am a food blog

Mi Kho: The best vietnamese noodles you never had · i am a food blog


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Saucy, sweet, and savory, these dry mixed Vietnamese noodles are loaded with shrimp, sausage, and all the good stuff!

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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New York’s Best Rooftop Bars & Lounges

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

By Ahmed Bhuiyan As the jackets get put away and the day gets longer people flock to beautiful rooftop bars and lounges to sip on designer cocktails or for a swanky Sunday brunch. In New York City, this is a tradition. New Yorkers roll up to lounges for awe-inspiring views of the Manhattan Skyline, people watching, celebrity…

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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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Celebrate National Vegetarian Awareness Month at BONMi

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

Celebrate October National Vegetarian Awareness Month at BONMi At BONMi Meat and Meatless is Magnificent! BONMi in October marks the beginning of warm sweaters and crisp apples, sweet-toothed goblins and a rainbow of crunchy leaves. But October is more than pumpkin treats, it is a...

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Grand Opening: Bengees Ice Cream Starts Scooping in Echo Park

by Holly Nguyen @ 626 Night Market Blog

The vegan frozen dessert favorite opens a second location on Sunset Boulevard at their grand opening on Saturday, January 20th You might have seen photos of Bengees Ice Cream Stuffed Cronuts and Toasted Marshmallow Fluff cropping up in your Instagram feed or even bought scoops in quirky flavors from their adorable canopy turned ice cream...

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What Da Lat Street Food to Eat for Your Vietnam Food Discovery

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Da Lat Street Food is one of the most wanted things for people traveling to this beautiful city on a Vietnam food vacation. Da Lat is one of the ideal

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Keep Everyone In-The-Know While On-The-Go with TripIt iOS 11

Keep Everyone In-The-Know While On-The-Go with TripIt iOS 11

by Kelly Soderlund @ TripIt Blog

It’s happened to nearly everyone who has ever taken an airplane: you’re en route to your destination when your arrival time or your gate changes. Anxiety ensues—yes, you told your mom what time your flight was supposed to land, but did you remember to tell her the flight number? Does she know how to check the flight status online? With TripIt’s new iOS 11 updates, you can now share your entire trip without leaving iMessages, and if the recipient has the TripIt app, the shared trip content will automatically update with the most current information. That means any changes you make to the info you shared in TripIt—whether that’s a cancellation, delay or gate change—will update in the message as well. Now mom (or dad, or your co-worker) can see the arrival time of your flight, and whether it is on time or delayed.   How the TripIt App for iMessage Works TripIt for iMessage makes sharing travel plans as easy as sending a text: Send all or part of your travel plans through iMessage with other users. If plans change or if an element is added, TripIt refreshes those plans—ensuring everyone in the conversation has the latest information. When TripIt ...

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Vietnamese Spices and Herbs to Know While Cooking The Local Food

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese spices and herbs are important things when you want to cook the real Vietnamese food. Come to Vietnam, foreign tourists are not only impressed by a small country with

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A Christmas Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Traveler

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

From noise cancelling headphones that are the savior of long-haul flights to the pen that is (almost) impossible to lose, the latest tech innovations are a match made in traveler heaven. Globetrotters in the know understand that efficient and cleverly designed gadgets can help guarantee a journey is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Whether […]

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The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The wet markets in South East Asia are shrines to food culture. Food is built up into displays, towers and installations to admire, catch the eye and tempt. It's colourful. Limes, chilies, dragon fruits, persimmons and hibiscus flowers project a...

First Look: Metro Diner at UCF – University Blvd

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

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

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


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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.

A Foodie’s Adventure in DC

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

By Jessica Fishman D.C. has an incredible food scene but if you’re planning on staying in Penn Quarter or Capitol Hill, you might miss out on some of the best dining in the city. Throughout my two-week stay in DC, I explored the many neighborhoods and even some of the suburbs on a search for…

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Vietnamese Papaya & Beef Jerky Salad – Gỏi Đu Đủ Khô Bò

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

This is an easy 3-ingredient papaya salad you can throw together in a few minutes. There’s t the cooking required, just easy prep so you can get to snacking. Green papaya and beef jerky salad is a light appetizer, a great choice for a snack or appetizer. My mom says she used to buy this from food carts in Vietnam. […]

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To Cilantro or Not to Cilantro: A BONMi Question

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

Cilantro is the perfect example of culinary balance. …and of personal taste. While many people love its burst of fragrance and flavor some simply do not. Our Chef Buddy says “50% of humans find cilantro tastes like soap but for those who love the flavor,...

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Banh Xeo 46A – Huge Vietnamese Savoury Crepe. Some Say Best in Ho Chi Minh

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh] When it comes to Vietnamese food, my knowledge has been quite limited to Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette) and Pho (Beef Noodle Soup). Hence, it thrills me to be able to gain more insights about local Vietnamese cuisine during my recent trip to Ho Chi Minh. Banh Xeo 46A, otherwise known as Banh Xeo Dinh Cong Trang (or literally the Banh Xeo store located on Dinh Cong Trang Street), specializes in serving huge Vietnamese sizzling crepe cake that comes with pork belly, shrimps and bean sprouts. The crepe looked like a huge “mee jiam kueh” (pancake) which came with generous amount of savoury ingredients. Did a google search, and this happened to be one the famous Banh Xeo in Ho Chi Minh. The Banh Xeo (VND 80k, SGD $4.80) was served together with tons of greens, and I was initially sceptical on how healthy the combination would taste. Despite the language barrier, the friendly staff then patiently guided me on the “correct way” to consume Banh Xeo. Using leafy greens as base, you would wrap the crepe together with some shrimp, pork belly, bean sprouts and mint leaves, then dip into the fish sauce chilli before consuming. The chewy texture of the crepe felt similar to some Korean Pancake but thinner, and had refreshing crunch from the bean sprouts. While they specialize in Banh Xeo, the shop also serves up a comprehensive menu of Vietnamese dishes such as Rice Vermicelli dishes, Seafood fritters and Barbequed Meat. Not forgetting iconic Vietnam side dishes such as Goi Cuon (Fresh Summer Roll) and Cha Gio (Fried Spring Roll) paired with fish sauce. (VND 75k, SGD $4.50 for 5pcs) These two side dishes are so common that it is almost available at every food stall. I tried from different places and found...

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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[Animation] Junk

[Animation] Junk

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A tale of an obsession with junk food that may prove hard to swallow. Director and Writer: Kirk Hendry Star: Barry Clayton (voice)

Cooking for the Prime Minister of New Zealand

by PA @ Danang Cuisine

  Recently, I had the honor of serving Vietnamese food at my Nén Restaurant to H.E Ms Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand during the #APEC2017 week in Da Nang. She is the world’s youngest female head of government, having taken office at age 37. As I am also working in an extremely […]

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

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Banh Mi: The Rise of the Vietnamese Sandwich

by eatgooddogood @ vietnamese food – BONMi Blog

PLEASE NOTE: SINCE THIS ARTICLE AS PUBLISHED IN JULY 2015, BONMi’s has grown to 3 locations in NYC with more on the way! By: Andrew Lam Since the Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, Vietnamese have shared much of their culture with the larger world....

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Tips for Planning and Executing a Safe, Fun, and Sober Vacation

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

For those in addiction recovery, developing a healthy daily routine is paramount. Learning how to stick to that routine is a way to reduce stress and avoid the temptations that lead to unhealthy choices. Traveling can disrupt this routine, so the thought of taking a vacation can be a bit frightening to people on a…

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Unicorn Buns To Honeycomb Slushes: What You Need To Eat At 626 Night Market This Weekend by Kristie Hang

by six26team @ 626 Night Market Blog

The second of four 626 Night Markets of the year will be returning to the Santa Anita Park July 21 to 23 for another anticipated record-breaking event. The three-day night market has well surpassed 100,000 attendees this year. To put that in perspective, that means each 626 Night Market easily has more attendees than the...

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It’s Vietnamese Women’s Day and we are celebrating at BONMi!

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

October 20th is Vietnamese Women’s Day at BONMi! It’s Vietnamese Women’s Day. Women are Awesome! Let’s Eat at BONMi! In Vietnam, Women’s Day is celebrated with aplomb befitting of the wonderful women of the country and we’re celebrating at BONMi. Like an equal opportunity Valentine’s...

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Pho Vinh – Vietnamese – Orlando

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

Pho Vinh – Vietnamese – Orlando One of the newest contenders to throw their hat into the Vietnamese restaurant ring: Pho Vinh. Coming onto the scene with strong traditional Vietnamese offerings, Pho Vinh is a restaurant where attention must be paid. Sitting in the remodeled building that once housed 4-5-9 Chinese restaurant on Primrose, the decor is elegant and simple, with pink orchid decor and paintings of Vietnamese women and children along the walls ( a la Lac Viet nearby). Right next door is Pho Hoa who also provides decent Vietnamese fare for our area. It’s a shame that not more people know about these two restaurants, despite being only a few blocks away from the busy Mills Avenue / Colonial Dr corridor. Among the many dishes I have tried on various visits here with friends and loved ones, a few things stood out for me. The flavor of the Pho here at Vinh is deep and tasty, and the meat is plentiful. The thit nuong (grilled pork) is exceptional, where I once thought that all the Vietnamese restaurants used the same meat or recipe, the grilled pork here is actually quite delicious. The service isn’t too bad here either as the waiters on all occasions have been considerate and thoughtful during our meals, bucking the trend of brutish service at our local establishments. Overall, Pho Vinh is a pleasant surprise and welcome addition to the Orlando food scene. Banh Xeo – A Vietnamese crepe/pancake dish stuffed with shrimp and pork Banh Xeo – A Vietnamese crepe/pancake dish stuffed with shrimp and pork (make sure you dip it in the fish sauce provided)  I like to wrap my egg rolls in lettuce and dip it in the sauce yummy  ( it makes me feel like its healthier that way ) Bun Bo Hue – a mildly spicy noodle soup from the city of Hue     Com Thit Nuong – Rice platter with grilled pork 

Creme Brûlée Recipe

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

            Crème Brulee Recipe Ingredients: -3 eggs york -2 cup of heavy cream -2 tablespoon of sugar -2 teaspoon of greentea powder -1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract Instruction: Whisk eggs and sugar Cook the cream until it’s almost boiling. Add green...

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Why You Need to Visit Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hellenic ruins of the Valley of The Temples stand on a cool and breezy hilltop looking out across the Ionian Sea. Throughout history, Sicily has been subjected to frequent invasion. The Greeks were swiftly followed by the Romans, the Byzantines, and then the Moors, but it’s the Greeks that […]

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Poche’s–Breaux Bridge, LA

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Poché’s 3015 Main Highway Breaux Bridge, LA (337) 332-2108 Poche’s has become one of the best known places to get Cajun food, having been featured on Globe Trekker as well as countless travel books and guides. Located a few miles … Continue reading

How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Free Pho Sate Add-on! A bolder take on pho

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Introducing Pho Sate (Fuh SAH-tay) We are now serving Pho Sate. It’s a free add-on that transforms the flavors in your bowl of beef or chicken pho! We add our Vietnamese-Style sate chile sauce which is made from spicy sesame oil and a punch of umami spices and aromas to give you a bold pho experience! [...]

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The Magic Pricing Formula

The Magic Pricing Formula

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Originally posted on The Bakery Business Perspective:
One of the most common business-related questions I see regarding starting a new bakery is how to price your products and services. If you can legally charge for food in your area with your current setup (for example, some states restrict home bakeries), the answer is a simple…

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

by Angela Feher @ TripIt Blog

Ever wonder what makes the happiest flyers? After examining more than 575,000 flight ratings from 2016 and 2017, we found that where travelers are from, which airports they visit, and their generation, had an impact on how happy they were with their flights. Here’s what we found: Travelers with Regular Access to Vitamin D Have the Best Flights Travelers living in Honolulu topped the charts as the happiest flyers in the nation, followed by Phoenix, another sun-filled city. However, those from southern cities like Nashville, Tampa, Baltimore, Orlando, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale also held strong, capturing several of the top 25 slots. Happiest Hometown Rank City 1 Honolulu, HI 2 Phoenix, AZ 3 Nashville, TN 4 Saint Louis, MO 5 Tampa, FL 6 Milwaukee, WI 7 Kansas City, MO 8 Baltimore, MD 9 Orlando, FL 10 Albuquerque, NM 11 Scottsdale, AZ 12 Tucson, AZ 13 Atlanta, GA 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL 15 Indianapolis, IN 16 Louisville, KY 17 San Antonio, TX 18 Sacramento, CA 19 Austin, TX 20 Las Vegas, NV 21 San Diego, CA 22 Denver, CO 23 Pittsburgh, PA 24 Dallas, TX 25 Seattle, WA   Don’t Go Big to Go Home: Alternate Airports Put Travelers in a ...

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

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


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

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Christmas Greetings from I Love Pho

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

As one of the popular Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney that serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine, our goal is to bring the best Vietnamese food experiences to our customers. We are committed to proving you with an exceptional Vietnamese food that is fresh, healthy, authentic and GLUTEN FREE. 2016 has been a fantastic year and we look...

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Vietnamese Food – 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Have to Try | MyGreatRecipes

Vietnamese Food – 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Have to Try | MyGreatRecipes


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If there is one word that perfectly summarizes Vietnamese food, that’s ‘flavorful’. Vietnamese cuisine represents a perfect combination of sweet, savory, sour, and hot flavors, achieved by combining a plethora of fresh herbs & spices (Vietnamese mint, cilantro, lemongrass ginger, coriander, Saigon cinnamon, tamarind, chili, lime, and Thai basil leaves); sauces, especially fish sauce in …

39 Awesome Foodie Shots of the 2015 Vietnamese New Year Festival in Orlando hosted by the Vietnamese Catholic Church

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

This past weekend, the Vietnamese Catholic Church of Orlando, St Philip Phan van minh hosted their annual Vietnamese New Year Festival at the Central Florida Fairgrounds for 2015 – the year of the goat/sheep. The actual Lunar New Year is not till Thursday February 19th this year so there are still lots of great events to come. (See Guide to Celebrating Chinese/Vietnamese New Year Festivals in Orlando Post for the lowdown). Here are 39 photos showing why the Vietnamese New Year Festival rocks: Shout out to the Orlando Foodie Forum on facebook for coming out to the event!

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[Closed] Pho Hanh Delights – More Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine at Joo Chiat

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

Down a few shops from Joo Chiat’s popular Vietnamese restaurant Long Phung is Pho Hanh Delights. The new restaurant was visibly empty, without much décor to speak out, but I wanted to give it a try. Time to support the underdogs, even though half my heart says “Why not just go Long Phung?” Pho Hanh Delights used to be Vietnam Food Hanh Delights at Telok Blangah Food Centre, forced to close due to high rentals. Lady boss cum chef Nguyen Thi Hanh honed her cooking skills in her family’s restaurant in Vietnam, subsequently moved over after marrying a Singaporean husband. The décor did look sad, with pale-looking food pictures (probably shot with a handphone) colour-photocopied and pasted along the walls. Menu was in a black plastic folder. Not the type of place to come if you are on a first date (or even subsequent dates). This may be a hang-out-with-buddies place. With that said, the food actually fared much better than expected. Moral of story: Don’t judge a restaurant by its appearance. The traditional Vietnamese Beef Combo Pho ($7.50) was such an uplifting take after trying so much commercial ones. (Some placed have completely butchered pho.) Sure, the taste and presentation might not as polished as known restaurants outside. But the stock was light yet full-flavoured. Reasonably priced and included with generous portions of beef slices, brisket and balls. Having this on a rainy day may be your best alternative for comfort pho. Again, while the stir-fried Kang Kong ($5.00) didn’t look too appealing when presented, the shoots were crunchy, seasoning particularly fragrant and tasty (may be salty for some). What I noticed that when every dish came, there was a different accompanying sauce, which helped enhance the flavours. Chicken wings which came with a saucer of salt, pepper and...

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How to Travel with a Yoga Mat

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

"If you practice yoga once a week, you will change your mind. If you practice yoga twice a week, you will change your body. If you practice yoga daily, you will change your life." Whether you're a traveling nomad like me or a yogi looking to continue practice on an extended vacation, learning how to […]

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To Cilantro or Not to Cilantro: A BONMi Question

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

Cilantro is the perfect example of culinary balance. …and of personal taste. While many people love its burst of fragrance and flavor some simply do not. Our Chef Buddy says “50% of humans find cilantro tastes like soap but for those who love the flavor,...

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue… Seeking Romance in Prague Is Easy to Do!

by Shannon Maroney @ Eating Prague Tours

Fairytale landscapes, romantic streets, charming suites, candlelit dinners and classical music are synonymous with the Czech capital. In other words, Prague is the perfect place to woo your sweetheart! From hotels, restaurants and other places, we’ve crafted our top romantic recommendations for you and your láska (aka: significant other) in the lovely Golden City. Your […]

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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)


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

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Mad Society – Movember Night event

Mad Society – Movember Night event

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Bài viết tiếng Việt / Vietnamese post Mad Society is a new restaurant-lounge-bar place in West Lake, which I have heard long time before this visit. My curiosity has increased after missing an event of Twinnings tea here, and especially after trying gin drinks at Mad Botanist, its sister bar in Old Quarter. Luckily, a […]

Pho 88 Vietnamese Noodle Shop – Mills 50 District

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

Pho 88 Vietnamese Noodle Shop – Mills 50 District [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsSiA-JHm0U] Anthony Bourdain: Search for Pho in Vietnam – Food Porn It is an age-old remedy passed down from generation to generation: a nice large steaming bowl of pho after a night out to cure a cursed condition: “the hangover”. Its common wisdom that the soup – simmered over hours with ox tail, Saigon cinnamon, star anise, charred ginger, charred onions and garlic cloves – is a elixir to make those alcohol-induced headaches go away with each slurp of the rice noodles. Its a tender dish, it sooths and washes out all the bad demons of the previous night with every spoonful. I don’t know why we keep coming back to Pho 88, located on the left side of Mills Ave just north of Colonial Drive; there are plenty of other Vietnamese restaurants to pick and choose from out there in the Mills 50 District to satisfy our pho fix. Maybe its the big open spaces in their dining room that gives us room to breathe and slurp freely as we scour our bowls (offered in regular, large, or xe lua – super sized- size). It isn’t the service, as most Vietnamese places aren’t known for the greatest friendliest service and the waiters at Pho 88 are no different, each of them no-nonsense, straight to the point types. What we enjoy at Pho 88 is the low prices (seriously where else can you get such a huge meal for $7.50? ) the quality (Pho is the namesake of the place, and you better make it good) and the lightning speed of the food delivery to the table (literally less than 5 minutes from order time). Pho at Pho 88 is a cut above the rest. Their noodles are slender and tasty, their broth is layered with flavors from the spices and beef that have been simmering for hours, and the meats are pretty good. In Vietnam, you take a small sauce tray and put hoisin and chili sauce in it and then dip your meats in the sauces to taste. Their pho, although still no match for my mother’s, is a close contender. For appetizers, on this occasion, we chose the cha gio or vietnamese fried spring rolls. I like to wrap my spring rolls in lettuce before dipping it into the fish sauce, providing it a soft texture to contrast with the crunchy crisp of the egg roll shells. In addition to Pho at Pho 88, they serve delicious Vietnamese subs known as banh mi. It tastes really good and I recommend it here if you are extra hungry. In the phillipines, they are known to dip the french breads into pho to soften it before chowing down on the delectable banh mi. They have a wide range of offerings too from meat balls to eggs to the traditional dac biet with all the special deli meats. If you’re not in the mood for pho or banh mi, try some of their delicious rice plates with pork chops and egg, or other noodle soup specialties. Tasty Chomps Rating 4.5 out of 5 Tasty Chomps!!!! Graffiti art on the southern wall, always different and beautiful. A glass of iced Vietnamese lime-ade (nuoc da chanh), sweet and crisp Garnishes for the soup, basils, bean sprouts, mint, slices of lime, jalapenos Various meat cuts in the soup including flank steak, beef tripe, tendon, etc. dip sauces : sirarcha chili sauce and hoisin bbq sauce Pho – must be eaten hot immediately or the flavors will disappear! Crispy Spring Rolls aka cha gio Inside the cha gio is vermicelli noodles, wood eared mushroom, pork, carrots Wrap it up. Banh mi is found here at Pho 88 Take a bite.

Nouc Cham Vietnamese dipping Sauce

by Jason Galletti @ Vietnamese food – G'Day Chef

This is a popular Vietnamese dipping sauce that compliments rice paper rolls, salads, beef, rice, chicken and many other dishes, ...

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Celebrating Tet in Saigon

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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 Best of Northern Ireland

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

Northern Ireland is a country foremost famous for alcoholics, terrorists and a sinking ship, and admittedly my home country does have a slightly depressing...

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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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Top 7 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese Restaurants (2017)

Top 7 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese Restaurants (2017)


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Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] Saigon (former name of HCMC) continues to welcome new dining establishment and Secret House is one on the radar for many foodies. Within a few months of opening, it has been favourably reviewed and loved. The owner has a restaurant portfolio that is well loved, namely Mountain Retreat and Secret Garden. These are restaurants frequented by both locals and tourists looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a comfortable and rural setting, They all serve Vietnamese home cooked food, and are packed be it weekday or weekend, which says something about the quality of the restaurants they operate. Secret House is by no means different. You can expect nothing less from the artistic minds behind this restaurant. The main appeal lies in its rural decoration, where an inner courtyard has been smartly and creatively turned into an herb garden. Dark wooden furniture and old-school style tableware also add rustic charm to the dining experience. The menu is extensive, aiming for every day staples of Vietnamese cuisine. Photos are included along with English translation which makes for easy ordering. The dishes are of small portion thus great for sharing, suitable for those with a hankering for every flavour. One can start off with Guava Salad with Dried Baby Shrimp (85,000VND, SGD$5.09) that serves as a good palate cleanser. The guava provided a difference in texture as well as light sweetness to the mix without being overpowering. The right amount of bite for each piece of Deep Fried Sticky Rice (95,000VND, SGD$5.69) topped with sliced mushroom, dried pork floss and minced pork, dipped in chili sauce made another delightful appetizer. On almost every occasion that I have eaten there, this is a dish I order without fail: Fried Baby Squid with Fish Sauce (85,000VND, SGD$5.09). It left a deep...

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Pho Vietnamese Restaurant review from Hello Cuppies!

Pho Vietnamese Restaurant review from Hello Cuppies!


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Pho Vietnamese Restaurant, Reading - Blog review from lifestyle blogger Natalie. Family friendly restaurant with lots of vegan and gluten free choices. #rdguk

by Yasmine El Tabib @ Utrip Travel Planning Blog

Studies show couples who travel together enjoy greater intimacy and are more likely to form lasting bonds. And, if you’re looking for inspiration for your next romantic getaway, the intuitive online travel planner Utrip can help map it out. Launched in 2012 as a way to give globetrotters insights into cities around the world, Utrip marries the direct knowledge…

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Travelers

7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Travelers

by Laura Longwell @ TripIt Blog

Business travel can have its high points and its low points, but regular travelers learn that there are ways to make even tough situations significantly better.  These are the seven habits of highly effective business travelers.    1. Pack Like a Pro Road warriors don’t start from scratch every time they have to pack for a trip.  Instead, they keep a suitcase at the ready with basics already packed along with toiletries like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and even makeup.  These pro travelers keep a packing list on hand and know exactly what items they need to snag before heading out of town.  And they always carry on in case they need to switch flights at the last minute.  2.  Leverage the Power of Technology Pro travelers leverage technology to its maximum benefit.  They use apps like TripIt Pro to alert them to flight changes or delays, Waze to shave time of their drives, and Lounge Buddy to find VIP lounges in airports.  They use the Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and CLEAR programs to speed their way through lines.  By using the right tools, they take some of the stress and discomfort out of travel.    3. Check-in Early, or Late Experienced travelers know that there is a timing and a rhythm to travel.  They capitalize on the natural flow and use it to their advantage.  They are ...

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OC Weekly Sawleaf Feature!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

PHO the Masses! Several weeks ago we were mentioned in a great article in the OC Weekly. It touches on our key vision in starting this concept. We wanted to create a brand that would be able share Vietnamese food and culture to a broad audience. By using quality fresh ingredients, a fast casual dining [...]

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BONMi Iced Coffee to help Louisiana Flood Relief

by eatgooddogood @ BONMi Blog

BONMi Vietnamese Iced Coffee to help Louisiana Flood Relief. We’ve paired our Cold Brew Vietnamese Iced Coffee with your warm heart to help Louisiana Flood Relief. For the entire month of October, BONMi will be donating 25¢ for every bottle sold of all our famous...

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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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Bún Bò Huế Recipe – Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Bún bò Huế is a hidden Vietnamese gem that has yet to “make it” in mainstream American cuisine. It’s a rich and spicy soup with deep layers of flavor. This Central Vietnamese soup is paired with tender slices of beef and pork, then topped with lots of fresh herbs. Phở has made its way in and has grown popular quickly, so why […]

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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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A Literary Guide to the Lake District

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

From the heights of Scafell Pike to rolling farmlands, verdant meadows, shimmering lakes and charming hillside villages, the Lake District offers creative inspiration in spades. A region that has inspired numerous poets and writers, from the Romantic poets to children’s author, Beatrix Potter, the Lakes and the surrounding Cumbria countryside has a rich and storied […]

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Vietnamese First Foodie’s Favorite Meals

Vietnamese First Foodie’s Favorite Meals

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

As a frequent reader of VnExpress English version, I’m excited to see their Series of Vietnamese First Foodie’s Favorite Meals, because it’s about favorite Vietnamese author. Vu Bang is my idol in food writing, not only about his knowledge and perspective, but also his style. In my food book collection, his 3 books are little […]

Game meats in Australia

by Jason Galletti @ G'Day Chef

Game meats, the hunting of animals for food in Australia dates back thousands of years with the Aboriginals. In their ...

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

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

The joy of Vietnamese food - InsideVietnam Blog

The joy of Vietnamese food - InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

Love the sound of Vietnamese food? Our travel blogger friends give you their top tips and recommendations on the best dishes across Vietnam.

24 Best Quotes Ever About Food

24 Best Quotes Ever About Food

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A definitive graphic collection of the pithiest, smartest things ever said about cooking and eating. Original graphics by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed. Source: buzzfeed.com Save

5 Places in Prague for Quirky After-Dark Fun

by Adam Groffman @ Eating Prague Tours

Clubs and pubs not your thing? These nighttime outings give visitors a peek into what the locals are doing after dark as well as a taste of Prague’s quirkier cultural offerings. The Best of Prague at Night Royal Café Theatre This newly opened Vinohrady theater was recently restored to all of its original 1920s glamour, […]

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Jeong Kwan, the Philosopher Chef

Jeong Kwan, the Philosopher Chef

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Recently, I have read several articles about this nun after she is featured in “Chef’s Table”, but none of them can compare with great piece of Jeff Gordiner I read in 2015. I would like to share it with you today. Vietnam also has temple cuisine which I tried a lot, however I haven’t met […]

Jacques-Imo’s–New Orleans, LA

by Steve @ Steve's Food Blog

Jacques-Imo’s Cafe 8324 Oak St. New Orleans, LA (504) 861-0886 It is probably appropriate to have a night view of Jacques-Imo’s in New Orleans since it is only open after 5:00 P.M., and the atmosphere of this quirky and fun … Continue reading

Exploring Hanoi Street Food - Vietnam Food Travel Blog

Exploring Hanoi Street Food - Vietnam Food Travel Blog


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I posed the challenge of finding us unique eats to Buffalo Tours when we signed up for their Hanoi street food tour in the Old Quarter.

Recipe: Pickled Mustard Greens – Dưa Cải Chua

by Helen Le @ Danang Cuisine

Recipe: Pickled Mustard Greens - Dưa Cải ChuaBy Helen Le Published: November 26, 2017Prep: 20 minsCook: 10 minsReady In: 72 hrs 30 minsYield: 8-10 ServingsThis simple pickle will help you digest all the heavy food you’ll consume during these upcoming festive days. Picked mustard greens (dua cai chua) with its lovely crunchiness and tartness is […]

Hue Egg Breakfast

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

When I came to Vietnam, I overcame my aversion to breakfast. These days there would be a dietary intolerance or a term to describe the kind of antipathy I felt when I was younger. All those tedious mornings as a...

Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

On our travels, we can meekly sit down at an uncrowded table and eat mediocre food. In fact, to us it might register as good food. How would we know? One principle that we espouse on our street food tours...

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

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

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

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


Orange County Register

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

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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2017 Summer Event Dates

by six26team @ 626 Night Market Blog

626 and OC Night Market are back! Presenting LET’S PLAY Summer 2017, with hundreds of food, merchandise, arts, crafts, and entertainment attractions for one of the biggest food festivals of the year and in the U.S. Welcome back old favorites and a lineup of brand new vendors to satisfy your palate, shop our merchandise, browse...

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Pork Belly Chasu Pork Sliders Recipe

by Anh tran @ Annie's Vietnamese Food Blog – recipes made simple

          Pork Belly Chasu Pork Sliders Recipe Ingredients -2 lbs or pork belly -1/2 cup of soy sauce -2 tablespoon of sugar -1 tablespoon of mirin -1 tablespoon of sake -2 cup of water -shallots, garlic, ginger. Instructions: 1. Slide garlic,...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Holiday Specials at BRIO Tuscan Grille

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

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

Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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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...

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

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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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The Ultimate Svíčková Recipe: Braised Beef with Bread Dumplings

by Jan Macuch @ Eating Prague Tours

Sirloin beef in cream sauce is considered the queen of Czech sauce-based dishes, the Czech name for which is svíčková (pronounced sveech-covah). For Czech families, this is a classic Sunday family lunch dish, since it is best when the meat is prepared and marinated a day in advance. If you claim you can cook, the […]

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Outback Steakhouse opens at new location in Oviedo

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

Outback Steakhouse, the Tampa-based Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant chain, has recently moved from its original Oviedo spot down the street to a new location just across the way from Sushi Pop. It was previously the location for Bojangles Fried Chicken. One of their newest dishes is: Big Aussie Bloom NEW Address: 215 W Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765 Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM for more info, visit: https://www.outback.com/locations/fl/oviedo

Banh Mi Nha Trang – Banh mi sandwiches – Orlando

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

A few months ago, as part of the epic Orlando Weekly Banh Mi Battle, I got the chance to visit Banh Mi Nha Trang to pick up some new banh mi from their shop for the first time to enter them into the competition. Although they did not win 1st place (the honors went, to the deserving Boston Bakery across the street), Banh Mi Nha Trang which just opened a few days prior placed 2nd for best banh mi in Orlando.  It is a bit hard to find Banh Mi Nha Trang as it is tucked away in a courtyard on Colonial Drive just to the east of the intersection with Mills Avenue. I like to tell people its in the strip between Lollicup (now renamed Chewy Boba Company) and Saigon Market with the big yellow flag on the flag pole. You have to park in the rear and walk through to the courtyard to reach Banh Mi Nha Trang. Its an unassuming hole in the wall of a place to say the least, but its these holes in the wall that most often have the most heart in their food.  The place is a mom and pop type joint, run by a lovable, friendly and always smiling Vietnamese lady. Her English is not good at all yet but you can pretty much order the same banh mi you can as the other banh mi joints. They also sell home made nem chua pickled meat and cha lua pork roll meats. They specialize in banh mi Nha trang, a banh mi from the south central coastal region of Vietnam and topped with a special garlic fish sauce and peppery goodness. The sandwich is full of various cuts of Vietnamese deli meats like cha lua pork roll, cha siu roast pork, and pickled carrots and daikon veggies. The bread is also different from the other banh mi places as it is a bit softer and more chewy. The banh mi dac biet Nha Trang is $2.50 (the cheapest price you’ll find for banh mi in Orlando) and if you buy 5 you get 1 free.  Tips: its cash only for the moment so remember to bring some when you go. The Banh Mi Nha Trang Dac Biet – a great sandwich for $2.50~ Scenes from the Orlando Weekly’s Banh Mi battle

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Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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Seven Days of Silence: My Vipassana Experience

by Taryn Raine @ the remote yogi

In October 2017, I had one of the longest weeks of my entire life. There was nothing particularly traumatic about it or anything, it was just long. It felt like time was stopped and each tick of the clock felt like an eternity. At times, I felt like I was surely losing my mind. I’m […]

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Moc Quan – Authentic Tasting Pho & Banh Mi

by admin @ Food – Vietnamese – DanielFoodDiary.com

There are many pho-tastic Vietnamese shops sprouting out in Singapore, as though it is the next fad after Japanese ramen. Few Vietnamese restaurants seem to be as dedicated as Moc Quan though, where baguettes for the banh mi are baked fresh daily, and owner Jeff Koh hand-carries fresh ingredients (about 100kg every 2 weeks) from Vietnam to Singapore. Which is why they close for a day or two occasionally each month. Correct me if I am wrong, many Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore are overly-commercialised losing its authenticity, while the authentic ones lack the comforting ambience. Moc Quan, somehow manages to strike a balance between the two. ‘Moc’ means simple, ‘Quan’ means restaurant, so Moc Quan just means simple restaurant. Jeff designed Moc Quan to be a Vietnamese ‘Zi Char’ type of place, and therefore items such as Thit Kho ($7) – pork cooked with tangy spicy caramel sauce in claypot, Luoi Vit ($7) – duck tongue braised in garlic basil sauce and Dau Hu Chien Xa ($5) – deep fried tofu with garlic and lemon grass are available. There was a weird slight pungent smell when the braised pork arrived, a tad oily, but put the meat into the mouth and you would forgive all of these. It actually reminded me of street food in Ho Chi Minh, like those served around Ben Thanh Market. Their Mixed Beef Pho ($9.50) was superb, generous in vegetables, herbs, meat and meat balls, in a light yet tasty broth cooked with beef bones, brisket and spices. A tad oily with MSG though, but I am willing to overlook that. The best item was indeed the Banh Mi. I had the Bo Bit Tet ($6.50) which came with marinated sliced beef and egg. The baguette was crisp on the outside, with a fluffy chewy...

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10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City

10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City


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Vietnam is an Asian paradise for delicious food that is astoundingly cheap. Also, as compared to food in the neighbouring countries, Vietnamese food is a lot healthier (think soups, salads, wraps, etc). I actually lost two

A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere

A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere


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Vietnam is a paradise for herbivores. Our vegetarian guide to Vietnamese food will help you navigate the menus for the most animal-friendly dishes around!

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