Food & Drinks

  • Jul21

    5 Must-Try Foods in HCMC

    By Linh Thai

    Being such a vibrant metropolitan city, it’s no surprise that Ho Chi Minh City offer all sorts of exciting flavours from all around the country, from universal staples such as phở and sidewalk coffee to regional specialties such as Hue-style beef noodles. That of course doesn’t mean the city comes up short when it comes […]

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  • Jul13

    Highlights of Hue: The Foodie Edition

    By Linh Thai

    The continuation of our last feature on Hue, also known as the town of poets. Or in this case here, the town of awesome food. Read on for a list of 5 must-try dishes and where to find it. Baby Clams Rice Out of a seemingly endless variety of dishes, baby clams rice or cơm hến […]

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  • Jun12

    One-day Menu for a Gastronomic Adventure in Hanoi (Part I)

    By Linh Thai

    Brace yourself for epic meal time – you have been warned. As always, a food tour is best done while traveling in a group, so grab your best mates and order away! Breakfast Hanoians never go heavy on the palate in the morning. Kick start the day with something warm and mellow like the classic phở and numerous […]

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  • Jun12

    One-day Menu for a Gastronomic Adventure in Hanoi (Part II)

    By Linh Thai

    The sequel of our previous article on the must-try food and where to find it, while in the foodies’ heaven that is Hanoi.  Afternoon snack Afternoon time is when the temperature peaks, which calls for a pick-me-up in the form of chilled desserts. For the sweet tooth, take your pick from fruit cocktail in Tố Tịch […]

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  • Jul13

    A Guide to Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam

    By Linh Thai

    The lunar calendar still dictates the cultural and spiritual lives of many in Vietnam, so it’s little wonder why the Moon is celebrated in the nation’s second biggest festival after the New Year – the Mid-Autumn Festival or Trung Thu in Vietnamese. Background Held annually on the 15th of the eight month in Lunar calendar, […]

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  • May31

    Your noodle manual: Phở, bún, miến & more (Part I)

    By Linh Thai

    The world famous, the underrated and the local’s favourites. A starter’s guide to enjoy the amazing variability of noodle dishes in Vietnam. Phở alone refers to flat rice noodles, and lends itself to only two dishes beef and chicken phở. Though it is said to originate from the Northern capital Hanoi, this famous dish is widely […]

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  • Jan01

    Your Noodle Manual: Phở, Bún, Miến & More (Part II)

    By Linh Thai

    A continuation of our previous introduction on noodle dishes in Vietnam, currently stopped at the búns. Caution: Do not read at night.  Bún cá (fish noodles) & bún chả cá (fish cake noodles): These are two fish-centric variants, often the specialty of coastal towns. Though different regions might have vastly different versions, most contain fried fish […]

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  • Jun01

    Eat like a local – 5 tips to enjoy local delicacies in Vietnam

    By Linh Thai

    Some words of advice on not what to try, but how to go about trying Vietnamese dishes and enjoy the experience like a true blue local. Know the norms. It helps to have small change ready, and payment is usually made after finishing the food (don’t see the locals not paying beforehand and get confused), and in well-known […]

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  • Jun21

    Coffee in Vietnam: 5 things to know

    By Linh Thai

    What else can be better than jump-starting your nervous system with the legendary Vietnamese black coffee? Knowing it well enough to enjoy the best variations, in the best place, with the best company of course. The cult(ure): Traditionally speaking, freshly brewed coffee is never meant to be drunk on-the-go in Vietnam. Since a drip filter […]

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  • Jun20

    Coffee variations to try in Vietnam

    By Linh Thai

    In a country proud to be the world’s second largest coffee exporter, there is bound to be some sort of creative concoction, crafted by caffeine aficionados for their fellow addicts. Case in point: egg coffee (cà phê trứng), which is basically raw egg and fresh milk, whipped and combined with coffee. Invented in the 40s […]

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