Browsing Category : Vietnam

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


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. Unfortunately, most…

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…

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…