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Rustic Vietnamese Cuisine at Di Mai restaurant

Living in modern Saigon filled with towering buildings, sometimes people want to go back to where their memories live. Expat Vietnamese who return to the homeland yearn for familiarity. And Di Mai...

Eating Bánh Xèo (Sizzling Crepe) is a Multisensory Experience

There are few Vietnamese dishes that can evoke as many of our senses as bánh xèo (sizzling cake or sizzling crepe), a bright yellow crepe stuffed with an explosion of protein goodness,...

A Primer to Vietnamese Coffee

Coffee was deeply ingrained in the Vietnamese culture after its introduction to the country by French missionaries in 1857. “To get coffee” in Vietnam is “to talk” or “to discuss”. Once an expensive...

The Proper Way to Enjoy Bánh Xèo as a Vietnamese

Pancakes have been a familiar part of every Vietnamese. For a good few times, this rustic food has lingered many of the expatriate children's hearts. For foreign tourists, this golden crispy cake...

Exploring the notable snack food markets known by only authentic Saigonese on the trip to Vietnam

Saigon street food’s variety and richness in particular and Vietnam altogether fascinate domestic tourists and left a deep impression in most foreign tourists and overseas Vietnamese in their homeland visit. However, the...

How the Vietnamese Diaspora Keeps the Phở Spirit Alive

For more than 20 years, Tuấn Võ arrives at his restaurant at 8 a.m. and gets everything ready before the first guest comes at around 11 a.m. When service ends and all...

The indispensable Mui Ne travelling tips

Vung Tau is always crowded and packed, while the faraway city of Nha Trang is quite time-consuming for many busy tourists. Perhaps that is why Mui Ne is the best choice for...

The Unmissable Food In Saigon!

Saigon - a promised land that cherishes the countless dreams of its people, from the authentic Saigonese to the migrators originated all over the country, whose hearts would not stop lingering at...

Top 5 Southwestern Cakes That Make Your Mouth Water Just By Their Names

The Southwest always brings people a sense of familiarity for its rusticity. This land is naturally endowed with abundant alluvium and luxuriant orchards all year round, and the locals take advantage of...

A Vietnamese Food Adventure – These Dishes Are Not for the Faint-Hearted

Vietnam’s strategic geographical location endows the country with a long coastline, dense forests, plains and mountains that support a wide array of agricultural crops and animal habitats. These blessings from Mother Nature, together...

Vietnam’s Unique Contribution to the Global Pantry

Two main cultural forces influenced the development of Vietnamese cuisine over history. Centuries of Chinese occupation brought in noodles, roast meats and steamed buns, among others. Decades of French colonialization led to...

How To Enjoy Vietnamese Meals With Grace And Confidence

Learning table manners is the first lesson for many Vietnamese children. The country’s standard for consuming food with grace is one of the basic principles for human development. As...

Follow These Steps For The Best Phở Experience

Every bowl of phở offers a multisensory experience. Aromatic spices perfume the savoury complex broth, while tender meat and soft noodle contrast with crunchy fresh herbs and vegetables. If you’re a newbie...

Not Pho Me Please – Vietnam’s 1001 Noodle Soups

Everybody knows phở is the touchstone of Vietnamese cuisine for the uninitiated. But the country offers a myriad of other noodle soups, as diverse and complex as the plot of One Thousand and...

Are You Ready To Try A Fertilized Duck Egg?

Trứng vịt lộn are duck eggs that have been fertilized and incubated for 16 to 19 days. As a result, when you break one open, you’ll be likely...

The Regional Characteristics Of Vietnamese Cuisine That Fascinate International Diners

The North – Mild and lingering The mild, pleasant, and slightly vinegary taste has become a hallmark of the Northern cuisine. Notable dishes that represent the quintessence of said...

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