Browsing Category : Hanoi

EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN NORTH VIETNAM


  There’s really no other way to discover the heart of a country than to embrace its culture by eating like a local. I mean how else are you really going to experience ‘different’ if you don’t try to ‘blend in’. No matter how many times I’ve been to North Vietnam, my taste buds are reawakened each time I visit. I…

SNAILS & SHELLFISH


  Snails & Shellfish     Aside from well-known Vietnamese foods like phở & bánh mì there is the amazing selection of beer food (món nhậu). Snails & shellfish (ốc) has got to be the most common/popular type of beer food in Vietnam I reckon. The texture will vary from chewy-rubbery, gooey, slimy, or even crunchy which may disinterest you at…

BUT FIRST, COFFEE


  Coconut & Condensed Milk   The coconut & condensed milk iced coffee (aka bạc xĩu) is very popular in Northern Vietnam & I can see why. I’m not really a coffee or coconut cream person, but I’d have this drink any day & everyday. The combination of coffee, coconut & condensed milk goes so well together. It wasn’t too strong or…