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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, served alongside a platter...

You’re Be Pleasantly Surprised with Fast Food in Vietnam

Bin is a nine-year-old boy living in Saigon. Like other kids, he is excited about his coming birthday, when he will be showered with presents and play with his friends with limited parental supervision. Last year, his...

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 product only available to...

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 is also an indispensable...

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 limited time-budget often pulls...

Exploring District 2: Where Vietnamese Overseas and Foreigners Choose to Settle Down

During your visit to Vietnam, if there is a feeling of a stranger to Saigon vibe, you can head to District 2, a famous miniature Western city amid Saigon. Though the start when this place becomes...

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 staff have gone,...

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Meet the man who plays Mulan’s kind-hearted cricket, Jun Yu

Mulan is a live action drama film, released by Walt Disney Pictures earlier this year. It...

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