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The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

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

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


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

Fishing for dreams

by Rhiannon Smith @ Vietnam Today

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime. To the disadvantaged youth of Vietnam, this aphorism could mean the difference between destitution and their dreams. However, naïve tourists are standing in the way. Picture this. You’re sitting outside a [...]

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Budget Food Guide to Vietnam

Budget Food Guide to Vietnam


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

Remembering the Tet Offensive

by Emily Hughes @ Vietnam Today

Emily Hughes investigates how Australians, Americans and Vietnamese remember this defining moment in our shared history.

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Vegan Guide to Taipei

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our vegan guide to Taipei was easy to write as Taipei is heaven for vegans. In fact, we’d go as far to say that there are few cities in Asia where the vegan options are so plentiful, close to each other and downright good. If you haven’t been before, then stick it on your travel […]

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Nam Xanh

by Phan Văn Nhiên @ L'Usine

Established in 2010 – Production and trading of food derived from nature Natural products proudly made in Vietnam by artisans and farmers Creation of a Vietnamese trademark High quality products, healthy and environmental friendly No preservative and chemical additives in […]

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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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Getting Married in Vietnam

by PUAabroad @ PUAAbroad

No, not yet but I’ve had some deep thoughts on the matter in recent months. I don’t watch much TV these days, I prefer to [...]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Triangle Concept

by Phan Văn Nhiên @ L'Usine

Designed and made in Saigon Inspired by old Indochine with a modern twist They use old tales found in old places of Saigon Everything is handmade by 2 young Vietnamese designers who just launched the brand Exclusively made for L’Usine […]

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Sozo Cafe: A Cafe With Heart, But Little Soul (Food)

by Ben @ western food – ABenAbroad

Does Chile Con Carne usually go over rice? Sozo Cafe is a pleasant two-story cafe on Ho Chi Minh City’s Bui Vien Street, right in the middle of the backpacker district and just down the block from Lam Cafe (a wildly different beast). I spend a fair amount of time upstairs, where you don’t have […]

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Media still closely regulated in Vietnam

by Kai Hayes @ Vietnam Today

Downsizing newsrooms, laying off staff and readership evaporating – It’s the now all-familiar struggle that media companies around the world are grappling with. Except, it seems, in Vietnam. According to the government, the country has around “700 licensed media outlets”, and that number is growing fast. The internet is playing a big part in the [...]

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Best Western Food in HCM - PUAAbroad

Best Western Food in HCM - PUAAbroad


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Whether you’re a tourist or expat in Ho Chi Minh there comes a point in your stay in Vietnam when only a burger, pizza or [...]

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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★★★ Alagon Western Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

★★★ Alagon Western Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Alagon Western Hotel offers accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City, just 656 yards from Golden Dragon Water Puppet...

Psycho Asian Comfort Food: Crepe Variations

by Ben @ western food – ABenAbroad

This was not my recipe, but they awakened a fire in my belly…. a fire that can only be quenched by… more crepes (and better cheese). Today let’s cruise through a jungle of crepe variations! One of the single best benefits of having roommates from all corners of the world is a chance to mash […]

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Vegan Green Curry Recipe

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Every time we go to Thailand we make it our mission to eat as much Gaeng Kiew Wan Pak as we can (that’s vegetable green curry if you hadn’t already guessed). It’s a habit we’ve been developing for nearly 20 years of travel to the land of smiles but we can never quite get enough […]

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Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)


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This full breakdown covers the cost of living in Vietnam as an expat and digital nomad Includes food, rent, internet, & why expats love Southeast Asia.

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Saigon Survival: What is VAT in Vietnam?

by Ben @ ABenAbroad

What’s Vietnam’s VAT tax, anyway? Sometimes this country baffles in its opacity (at least for us foreigners… but I suspect it’s difficult for Vietnamese, too, at times), but here’s a little more information about what to expect when the final bill comes, and how to manage your expectations regarding this tax! Everyone must deal with VAT. […]

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Bác Hiền: Tasty Fish Hot Pot in District 1

by Ben @ ABenAbroad

Let me just throw this out there and see if anyone’s picking it up: You’re a big fan of street level food and pop up restaurants, right? You find that eating on a sidewalk in the cool evening breeze, at a metal table and sitting on plastic stools, with the electric buzz of the city […]

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The latest buzz in malaria elimination

by Grace Wilson @ Vietnam Today

The innocuous buzz of a mosquito might be all the warning you get; by the time you notice the itchy bite on the back of your arm, it’s too late. The plasmodium parasite has already been transmitted through the insect’s saliva and now entered your bloodstream. It’s only a matter of days before you are [...]

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No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

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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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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Quoc Huong Fish Sauce

by Phan Văn Nhiên @ L'Usine

Top Brand/ Famous Brand of Fish Sauce in Vietnam Traditional technique of making fish sauce, handle by professional makers in the pure tradition Ingredients are selected by experts and come from organic farms The top of the (quality) food chain Protected […]

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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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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Western Food Restaurants in Dalat Vietnam

Western Food Restaurants in Dalat Vietnam


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If you’re looking for something a little simpler in Dalat city, Some Western restaurants are a great Western-style cafe that serves breakfas, lunch & d

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

Annam Gourmet Market and Elle Style Awards: where fine food meets high fashion

by admin @ Annam Gourmet Market

As one of the main sponsor for the grand event, Annam Gourmet Market is honored to contribute to ESA 2017, referred as the most successful edition of Elle Vietnam. Award ceremony has taken place on 30th June in GEM Center, HCMC with participation of numerous celebrities across the country. The awards this year expands to […]

These Milo Ice Balls In Malaysia Will Change The Way You Look At Milo Forever

by Farzana @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

It’s pretty safe to say that if we can eat milo, we will (we love it that much!). If you’re a hardcore milo lover like us, don’t resort to eating the powder just yet. The new food trend to take over Malaysia is none other than these heavenly tasty milo ice balls. Now, who says you […]

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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Chuong Gio Cafe

by Ben @ ABenAbroad

Welcome to… Chuong Gio Cafe Address: 264A, Lê Văn Sỹ, Phường 14, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh Hours: 9am-10:30pm Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Chuonggiocafe Parking: Limited Motorbike Parking in front, Free Drinks: Coffee, Smoothies, Juices, Yogurt, etc. Food: Ice Cream, maybe pizza? Price Range: 33k-60k Order This: As you like. It’s all pretty standard. Ambience: Settle in for […]

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Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Tib Chay Restaurant: Upscale Central Vietnamese Vegetarian

by Ben @ ABenAbroad

Tib Chay restaurant in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1 is a fine choice for getting your Central Vietnamese vegetarian food fix! Check it out – colorful, flavorful, and reasonably priced. One of the best things (out of many, many best things!) about eating in Vietnam is the incredible variety. While it may be occasionally difficult […]

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The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food in Singapore

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Coconut Crepes with Fresh Mango

by Ben @ ABenAbroad

What’s that? You want more breakfast? Perhaps that Banh Mi Op La just isn’t satisfying you with it’s ultra simple prep. Perhaps you want a sweeter breakfast, something that take a bit of skill – but not too much, because it’s 6:30am/pm/Midnight and you are either just waking up/just home from work/drunk, and, come on, […]

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Vegan Guide to Hanoi

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our Vegan Guide to Hanoi was put together during a trip to the Vietnamese capital in September 2017. Despite having spent many months in Vietnam over the last few years this was our first visit to Hanoi since 2010 and we were blown away by the amount of vegan options in town and the obvious […]

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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

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[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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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

12 Halal Chinese Restaurants In KL For The Ultimate CNY Reunion Dinner

by Cheng Sim @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Hello there, Chinese New Year! You’re back and we know what happens. We see you on our calendar – food, glorious food! This time, we’re ready for your delightful offerings of Chinese classics and contemporary cuisine. Credit: giphy We’re eyeing the chilli crab. We’re craving for Teochew steamed fish. We’re ready to toss up some […]

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

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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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Get Green Vietnam

by Giulietta Avenia @ Vietnam Today

Get Green Vietnam is a project teaching Vietnamese citizens how to live and work sustainably. Giulietta Avenia spoke with three representatives of Get Green Vietnam to discover how this project changed their lives and the way in which they view their world. These are their stories.

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Backstreet eats: 24 hours with chef Luke Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Backstreet eats: 24 hours with chef Luke Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Chef, author and television star Luke Nguyen leads an insider's tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

Vegan Food Quest in Vegan Life Magazine

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Did you know that as well as writing our blog and vegan travel guides, we also write a regular vegan travel feature in the leading vegan lifestyle magazine in the UK and USA? Since late 2015 we’ve been writing about our vegan travels in Vegan Life Magazine which also happens to be our favourite vegan magazine, ever. […]

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Become Annam’s member to maximize your benefits

by admin @ Annam Gourmet Market

Have you ever wonder: “why your favorite food product is never on sales” or “I’ll buy it later when it’s on sales”? Annam Gourmet Market have an answer for all your question.  In occasion of our flagship store turning one year old, we’re launching loyalty program to officially send our big thanks to all of […]

Vegan Guide to Cebu

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Cebu is a province in the Philippines with 167 islands to explore, including Mactan (where the airport is) and Cebu Island where the bustling Cebu City can be found. Despite most people telling us that finding vegan food in Cebu would be difficult, we managed to survive and our vegan guide to Cebu will show you […]

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Floor Staff

by admin_orn @ Home | The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food & Cuisine

Floor Staff

Orange Lantern Waiter

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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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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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

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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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

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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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

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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10 Street Foods All Travelers Need to Try

10 Street Foods All Travelers Need to Try


Blog | Western Union

Some of the world’s best foods aren’t found in a restaurant.

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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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

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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Top 10 Vegan Eats in Sydney

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Having explored South East Asia for nearly 20 years and lived here for 4 years we have a good understanding of vegan travel in this region. We are currently looking for new countries to visit and Australia is on that list for sure; therefore when Olivia from Great Lost asked could she write about her […]

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Vietnam Cupid Review

by PUAabroad @ PUAAbroad

It’s no secret that online dating is massive all over the world. In smartphone obsessed countries like Vietnam and Thailand dating sites like Vietnam Cupid [...]

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A “western moment” (part 2) –  shopping for western food in Saigon

A “western moment” (part 2) – shopping for western food in Saigon


Eating Saigon!

Well – imagine my surprise when I received an onslaught of mail from Eating Saigon!’s readers telling me my recent blog about Annam Gourmet Market was incomplete!  Such passion in my re…

Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Saigon Charlie’s

by Phan Văn Nhiên @ L'Usine

A 100 year old Le family recipe from Huế in central Vietnam. The chilies are grown by families outside Huế that supplied produce to the Imperial family for 300 years. As Social entrepreneurs they work with them to help them […]

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Vegan Guide to the Maldives

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Ah the Maldives! Possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth with crystal clear waters, wildlife, white sand beaches and sunsets to die for. Heading to the Maldives is often a trip of a lifetime, perhaps for your honeymoon or to celebrate something special, or maybe just for an indulgent trip to paradise. But no […]

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Kitchen Staff

by admin_orn @ Home | The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food & Cuisine

Kitchen Staff

Orange Lantern Chef

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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DOES VIETNAM HAVE AN OBEISITY PROBLEM? | Vietnamese Food Lovers

DOES VIETNAM HAVE AN OBEISITY PROBLEM? | Vietnamese Food Lovers


Vietnamese Food Lovers

Right now Vietnam is straddling two different worlds: at either end of this long and narrow country you have two powerhouse cities while a smattering of smaller cities follow suit. Although Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City get the lion’s share of the press, they make up just 25 percent of the country’s overall population. The vast majority live in rural landscapes, where life is completely different. The realities of these two landscapes—rural towns and metropolises—differ in all aspects, from infrastructure to education to food and diet. While the former two examples affect the quality of life, the latter affects the length of it. As Dr. Nguyen Thi Dan Thanh, a nutritionist at Victoria Healthcare and lecturer at the Medical University wrote to me in an email, “Community-wise, Vietnam currently is in a nutrition transition period, which is characterised by the existence of both the nutrition problems in advanced and advancing economies. On the one hand, malnutrition remains an issue; on the other, obesity and lifestyle-related problems have increased rapidly, which puts weight on government policy.” She concluded, “All in all, more and more people are facing some kind of nutrition-related problems, but the sad thing is that it is hard to find an appropriate resource to help

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

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[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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Meeting Vietnam’s first female rapper

by Zinzan Clements @ Vietnam Today

  Australia has Iggy Azalea, Vietnam has Subio, the country’s first female rapper. Suboi credits Eminem for helping her learn English and she makes her American debut this month. Zinzan Clements had the chance to have quick chat with Suboi via Skype.    

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

UQ graduate works to prevent HIV spreading in Vietnam

by Samantha WrayMcCann @ Vietnam Today

Community development organisations play a critical role in both the local and international social, cultural, economic and political systems. Development organisations target sections of communities in an effort to enhance the lives that people lead through promoting justice, reducing poverty, improving health and building environments that are safe and secure for people to live and [...]

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Mid-Autumn Enchantment, the sincere gift of appreciation

by admin @ Annam Gourmet Market

Moon cake represents the fullness of life, reunion and togetherness. That’s the true meaning of Mid- Autumn festival. However, for us - Annam Gourmet Market, moon cake's meaning is more beyond. It's a sincere gift of appreciation to thank and celebrate the passed haft year. Yet as each year comes and passes, mooncake is gradually losing its attraction from food lovers.

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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Where to Eat & Drink in Dalat

Where to Eat & Drink in Dalat


Vietnam Coracle

My guide to where to eat & drink in the former French colonial hill station of Dalat, high up in the Annamite Mountains. Continue reading →

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Food and drink | About Vietnam

Food and drink | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Internationally speaking, Thai food may be the most heralded of all the Southeast Asian cuisines, but true connoisseurs would go for Vietnamese every time...

WESTERN FAST FOOD - Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

WESTERN FAST FOOD - Halong Bay Heritage Marathon


Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

If you’re concern about not having access to western food, particularly fast food, you can rest assure that it won’t be a problem in Vietnam. Since the normalization of relations between the US and Vietnam during the mid 1990s, we have seen a proliferation of western fast food chains propping up in Vietnam. It isn’t... View Article

Celebrating Women in Vietnam

by Emily Hughes @ Vietnam Today

This year marks twenty years since the Vietnamese Women’s Museum opened its doors to the public and it stands as a testament to the gains made by the Women’s Union and continues their ongoing fight for gender equality. Located in Hanoi’s old quarter, the museum is surrounded by French-style buildings and foreign embassies. However, the [...]

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How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam


Travel Happy

If you're wondering "How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam?", see our guide to the prices of Vietnam food, booze, accommodation, travelling and activities

Eating Gluten Free and Other Food Restrictions in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Eating Gluten Free and Other Food Restrictions in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

How to eat gluten free in Vietnam, how to avoid dairy and peanuts in Vietnam, and how to eat vegetarian food in Vietnam,

Restaurants with western and local cuisines in Ho Chi Minh city - Pullman Saigon Centre

Restaurants with western and local cuisines in Ho Chi Minh city - Pullman Saigon Centre


Pullman Saigon Centre

Western restaurant with skyline view, Buffet restaurant with mixed cuisine, Best Burger with pop-up burger bar in Ho Chi Minh city

What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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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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Promotion 4

by admin_orn @ Home | The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food & Cuisine

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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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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

Autumn Colors of Australia arrived at our Saigon Centre store

by admin @ Annam Gourmet Market

On 9th November at Annam Gourmet Market Saigon Centre store, our V.I.P guests had a colorful experience of the taste from Australia, not only the food but also the wine. Autumn Colors of Australia party is inspired by Hot air balloon festival happened every year in Australia. Not only the theme, the food and the […]

Tinder in Vietnam

by PUAabroad @ PUAAbroad

Tinder has exploded in Saigon and Vietnam and there are thousands of women now using the app here. Other apps like Badoo and Vietnam Cupid [...]

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

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

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Good Places to Live in Ho Chi Minh

by PUAabroad @ PUAAbroad

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon can be a confusing place, especially when looking for an apartment. I’ve written before about finding accommodation in Vietnam [...]

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Our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Can we all just stop for a minute so we can talk about our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world? You can probably tell it was exciting for us, right? Being anywhere that is the highest, tallest, biggest, hottest, smallest etc in the whole entire world always makes us a […]

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

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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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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Places to eat in Da Lat, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Da Lat, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


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An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Da Lat, Vietnam.

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

The Pho-nomenal growth of Vietnam’s food scene

by Giulietta Avenia @ Vietnam Today

The streets of Ho Chi Minh City are vastly different to what they once were. Before, banh mi stalls littered the streets and diners sat on stools by the side of the road. Now, restaurants owned by non-Vietnamese people serving non-Vietnamese cuisine are becoming more popular with the locals and tourists alike. Hong Cao, a [...]

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Airbnb vs Hotel in Vietnam

by PUAabroad @ PUAAbroad

Airbnb is huge and continues to grow at a massive rate. It’s particularly big in Asia in countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, probably due [...]

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Siem Reap Vegan Villa

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Back in January 2014, we gave up our lives in the UK and set off on an indefinite vegan travel adventure which without a doubt, turned out to be awesome. We visited multiple countries in Asia and then seemed to get happily stuck in Cambodia, where we set up Siem Reap Vegan Villa. We love to […]

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DINING ETIQUETTE (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)-VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS TOUR 

DINING ETIQUETTE (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)-VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS TOUR 


Travel Sense Asia

Have you know about Vietnam dinning etiquette? Let’s get useful tips and experience the best meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) through Vietnam highlight tour.

When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Hands-on Learning with UQ’s Vietnam Today

by Liss Fenwick @ Vietnam Today

Liss Fenwick reports on a new style of teaching with University of Queensland lecturer Bruce Woolley and 10 students who are learning to be foreign correspondents in Vietnam. Reporter & Producer: Liss Fenwick

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

​The best places to order to fulfil your Vietnamese dish cravings

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There’s nothing quite as soothing as a steaming bowl of pho – with slippery rice noodles, beef broth and vegetables – to really satisfy those pesky […]

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7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

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6 Yummy Halal Food You Should Try at RIUH Malaysia This Weekend

by Nasreen Nasir @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

If there is one thing that Malaysians are crazy for, it’s definitely the weekend festivals! If you don’t already know, there’s a bazaar happening this weekend in Bangsar. Hop over to RIUH, a community-driven bazaar famous for hosting a variety of pop-up stores, creative workshop, live performances and of course, good food! Credit: Giphy This […]

Tokyo’s Top 8 Shopping Spots That’s Perfect For Every Shopaholic (Muslim-Friendly Food Nearby!)

by Nuratiqah Madom @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Travelling is not complete until some damage is done to your wallet. Duh, we’re talking about shopping! In that glorious moment, you won’t only think about yourself but about all the friends and family members who are eagerly waiting for you to come home with their souvenirs 🛍 Credit: Giphy But that’s the joy in shopping […]

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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Promotion 2

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How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

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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10 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh For Your Gastronomic Adventure

10 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh For Your Gastronomic Adventure


Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Ho Chi Minh is known for many things: the Vietnam Independence movement, bike-congested streets, historical attractions and most importantly, the freshness of their local delicacies. We don’t know about you but our food checklist is filled to the brim with goi cuon (fresh spring rolls), bun bo hue (spicy rice vermicelli soup) and their national dish, pho (chicken or beef noodle soup). The prime hotspot for halal foodscape in Ho Chi Minh would be District 1 where these little gems are scattered around the Saigon Central Mosque, Ben Thanh Market and Nancy Mosque. If you’re caught in the city’s hustle

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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Nha Trang Restaurants - Where and What to Eat in Nha Trang

Nha Trang Restaurants - Where and What to Eat in Nha Trang


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Nha Trang restaurants offer a variety of delicacies for travellers worldwide, though no trip to this coastal town is complete without sampling its star cuisine. With local fishing villages supplying freshly-caught giant prawns, squid, urchins, crabs, jellyfish, and shellfish of all shapes and sizes, seafood cravings

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

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

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The Square restaurant - Novotel Saigon Centre

The Square restaurant - Novotel Saigon Centre


Novotel Saigon Centre

With a touch of fresh modern décor, a lovely spot for Kid Corner, The Square offers friendly service for every guest. Its remarkable open kitchen features exquisite Asian and Western cuisine every day. The Square international buffet restaurant serves the best of Asian and Western cuisine which is full of flavours and with healthy, balanced …

McDonald's opens first branch in Vietnam

McDonald's opens first branch in Vietnam


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Fast-food chain joins KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut and Burger King as communist country embraces foreign brands

Living in Ho Chi Minh City

Living in Ho Chi Minh City


RMIT University Vietnam

Vietnam is a bold, dynamic canvas on which a vibrant image is rapidly emerging; an image that is unique in the world and full of contradictions and surprises. This vision of change is reflected in every facet of the nation, but Ho Chi Minh City is at the apex.

Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Muslim Travel: 5 Places for Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City

Muslim Travel: 5 Places for Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City


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Hunt down these halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City for Vietnamese food, Malaysian food and more!

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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Vegan Guide to Kampot

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

If you’re heading to Cambodia then Kampot should definitely be on your list of places to visit. This sleepy riverside town has a great relaxed vibe, some excellent coffee shops, some of the world’s best pepper and a good number of places to eat vegan food. Here’s our Vegan Guide to Kampot to help you […]

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The Pho-nomenal growth of Vietnam's food scene - Vietnam Today

The Pho-nomenal growth of Vietnam's food scene - Vietnam Today


Vietnam Today

The streets of Ho Chi Minh City are vastly different to what they once were. Before, banh mi stalls littered the streets and diners sat on stools by the side of the road. Now, restaurants owned by non-Vietnamese people serving non-Vietnamese cuisine are becoming more popular with the locals and tourists alike. Hong Cao, aRead More

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“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...

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

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[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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Stone Hill Cocoa Products

by Phan Văn Nhiên @ L'Usine

All Natural Cocoa Products Stone Hill is a collection of cocoa and cocoa-related products that originates from Vietnam. Our cocoa-based products are made from cocoas that we grow ourselves in Stone Hill Farm, located in Dong Nai province. The cocoas […]

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Vegan Guide to Saigon - Vegan Food Quest

Vegan Guide to Saigon - Vegan Food Quest


Vegan Food Quest

Here is our vegan guide to Saigon with the favourite places from our last visit to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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

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

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

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Western Food Restaurants in Dalat Vietnam

Western Food Restaurants in Dalat Vietnam


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If you’re looking for something a little simpler in Dalat city, Some Western restaurants are a great Western-style cafe that serves breakfas, lunch & d

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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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Mooncake avant premiere: Traditional taste. Modern touch

by admin @ Annam Gourmet Market

Tuesday August 1st, Annam Gourmet Market brought the 1st show case of moon cake in collaboration with Moon & Sun in GEM center, District 1. The event gathered guests in a cosy, traditional atmosphere with music performances, moon cake tasting and fine food. This is the first step of Annam this year with co-branded moon […]

5 Day Southern Vietnam Motorbike Loop

by Ben @ ABenAbroad

This loop has got a little bit of all the aspects that makes South Central Vietnam special: you’ll experience everything from highways to dirt roads, deep country to busy cities, highlands to beaches, and unbelievable heat to honest-to-god chilly breezes. Hop on and join us for our five day Southern Vietnam Motorbike Loop through Nam Cat Tien, Da […]

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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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Best Western Food in HCM

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Whether you’re a tourist or expat in Ho Chi Minh there comes a point in your stay in Vietnam when only a burger, pizza or [...]

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

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[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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Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]

The Rhythm of Life in Ho Chi Minh City

by Ben @ ABenAbroad

It’s easy to fall into the rhythm of life in Ho Chi Minh City, if only because it’s so all-pervasive. You can’t argue with the weather, whether it’s hot or cool. You can’t argue that Markets shouldn’t happen in the morning, because all that food has to get into a refrigerator or cooked as soon […]

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