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Dai Ichi: 20-Year-Old Japanese – Korean Restaurant in Mississauga You Must Try Now

Sushi was originally a traditional Japanese dish, but today, many diners worldwide have favored this dish. You don't have to go all the...

Steamed Fish with Fermented Soy

Ingredients: 2 whole seabass100gr dry glass noodles50gr minced shallot50gr minced garlic10gr julienned galangal root10gr...

Toronto’s Hidden Gems: Add Some Sweetness to Your Valentine’s Day with Soul Chocolate

As most of us work from home due to public health restrictions, a cup of hot chocolate with some marshmallows is too iconic to be skipped. Started in 2015, Soul...

Welcome the Year of the Ox With a Bountiful Feast

Do you know the Vietnamese expression for celebrating Lunar New Year is “ăn Tết” – literally translated as “eating Tết”? Indeed, food has always played a big part in Lunar New Year,...

What Dishes to Prepare for the Vietnamese Mid-year Festival?

Having lasted for generations, Tết Đoan Ngọ (Mid-year Festival) is a part of Vietnamese culture, which is no less important than the Lunar New Year. As being passed by the ancestors, the...

These Beautiful Pastry Boxes Will Sweeten Your Lunar New Year

January is ending soon, but to those in the Asian diaspora who celebrate Lunar New Year, the festive mood has just begun. Known by many names, Tết in Vietnam, Chunjie in China, Solnal...

A Guide to Non-Big Box Online Grocers in the GTA

As the winter deepens and the stay-home order is in effect, more and more people are looking to buy groceries online. If you’re bored with the usual selection at big box stores like...

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...

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