Category Archives: Food

The Hunger Pains…

The whole Western world has gone food crazy. These days we seem to spend more time talking about it than we do eating it. And more than eating and talking about it, we love watching it even more. With Masterchef … Continue reading

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Hanoi’s Top Squats

Growing up in Hong Kong there weren’t many public toilets. There were, however, a lot of McDonald’s. My brother and I were taught from an early age that if you had to go, find a Mac’ds – they were ubiquitous. … Continue reading

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Street Food Saga – Hoi An Edition – Local Legends

Cao lầu is a local dish unique to Hoi An. Made of a fat soba type noodle and severed with crispy pork, lettuce, bean sprout and special sauce. I know sounds pretty basic, right? but there’s genius in this dish … Continue reading

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How to roast coffee in a pizza oven

Sometime ago we started roasting coffee beans ourselves in the Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – Downtown. Why? You ask. Well Vietnam just happens to be one of the largest producers of coffee in the world and we thought we may as … Continue reading

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The Street Food Saga – BBQ?

Having a BBQ may not have the same historical significance as some of the other dishes but cooking your meat and vegetables on a small cooker with burning oil splattering everywhere makes for an interesting evening. It might not be … Continue reading

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The Street Food Saga – Banh My

Those of you who have enjoyed Vietnamese sandwiches abroad are familiar with the Bánh Mỳ Patê. With origins from the French colonial period—these are fresh baguettes filled with a slab of county style pork pate. While purists stick to the … Continue reading

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The Street Food Saga – Pho

Phở is one dish that defines the culinary culture of this remarkable city. This simple dish of noodles and either beef or chicken is forever popular with locals and foreigners alike and can be found throughout the city. The soup … Continue reading

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The Street Food Saga – Salads

NOM – SALAD Vietnamese salads are wonderful for their super fresh ingredients. Exotic when compared to standard leafy greens, some Vietnamese standards star key ingredients such as banana flower, lotus stem and green papaya.

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The Street Food Saga – In The Beginning…

Eating on the streets of Hanoi is a truly rewarding experience. Not only will your taste buds be jumping with joy but this pastime is archetypal of the city’s culture and the daily lives of the people. Sit down at any … Continue reading

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Mouth Watering Delicacies you may wish to forget

Following an interview a few days ago by VN Express online publication. They asked me about strange foods I have eaten in Vietnam. I explained that I loved Snake meat and that it tastes better then some chicken. That the … Continue reading

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A magic sunset on an awesome Ha Long Bay and Castaways Island tour. The people maketh the good times!
Ha Long Bay and Castaways Island Tour
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Crazy fun in Ha Long Bay!!!!! — at Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Never a dull moment @ HBH!!!
The Buffalo Run
The Buffalo Run
This photo was taken in the World's Largest Dry Cave. The same area is home to the Worlds Largest Cave, Son Doong Cave.