Browsing Category : Vietnam

STREET FOOD IN CAN THO


CAN THO    1. Sweet & Sour Soup, Braised Catfish (Canh Chua, Cá Kho Tộ) A whole selection of traditional Vietnamese home dishes here at Cẩm Ký restaurant, but we didn’t even bother to look further into the menu when we saw “canh chua & cá kho tộ”. This is by far my favourite Vietnamese dish, very tasty & easy to eat. Don’t…

A TASTE OF HOI AN


  Hoi An   1. Chicken Rice (Cơm Gà) It wasn’t difficult to locate this little restaurant as there was a long queue for this dish. We took a walk & came back just in time before they close. I can say that it’s worth the wait, such a satisfying meal. The chicken was surprisingly tender considering the locals in…

FOOD COMA IN NHA TRANG


Nha Trang Ditch the fancy restaurants & explore the streets for some street food with the locals. If anything you’re far more safe when it comes to being able to see your food being prepared in front of you on the streets vs dishes from restaurants/plazas. I’ve been to Vietnam countless times & not once have I experienced food poisoning with street food.…

EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN NORTH VIETNAM


Hanoi   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.…

SEA SNAILS & SHELLFISH


Sea Snails & Shellfish   Aside from well-known Vietnamese foods like phở & bánh mì there is the amazing selection of beer food (món nhậu). Sea 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…

RUSH HOUR IN HO CHI MINH


We had about half a day in HCM city this time around so it felt a little like rush hour. Though, surprisingly we did manage to “fit” a lot in. I felt the food variety was more limited vs the options available throughout North Vietnam. Slightly more costly, but the dishes taste much more flavoursome in the south than it does…

DINE & WINE IN HA LONG BAY


(1). A Trần Bãi Cháy A Trần Bãi Cháy is a Chinese restaurant, but I can guarantee you that the dishes you’ll find here are very Vietnamese & I mean that in a good way. I had lunch + dinner here & even until now I still find it difficult to pick out one dish that I did not like. However, I do…