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LETS BRUNCH (SYDNEY)


I love a good brunch spot, who doesn’t. I really do the love the brunch culture we have here in Sydney, so diverse. Listing (in no particular order) a selection of my favourite brunch spots in Sydney, have you been? ① Four Little Foxes, Milperra ② Black Elk Espresso, Carnes Hill ③ Grano, Wetherill Park ④ Harvest Cafe, Bonnyrigg ⑤ Carter & G’s,…

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…

Gianyar Night Market


  A Taste of   I love watching food being prepared in front of me & that’s exactly what this place offers, an experience of the true aspect of local life. The Gianyar Night Market was crowded with small stalls selling everything from food/drinks/desserts to live pets, clothing items, fashion accessories & kids stuff at ridiculously cheap prices. We were only…

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…