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Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)

Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)

Banh mi means ‘bread’ in Vietnamese, but the term is also commonly used to refer to the uniquely Vietnamese style of sandwich that is sold all over Vietnam, and has…

Vietnamese fried rice

Vietnamese fried rice

Fried rice is staple of the cuisines of many Asian countries and each country cooks its own unique way and Vietnam is no different. The Vietnamese fried rice pictured above…

Vietnamese chicken and rice

Vietnamese chicken and rice

Vietnamese chicken and rice, or ‘com ga’ in Vietnamese, is a popular dish which is served a variety of different styles although the basic cooking technique is the same with…

Xuan Trang Restaurant, Hue

Xuan Trang Restaurant, Hue

Xuan Trang Restaurant is a long running restaurant in a popular part of Hue in Vietnam which serves both traditional Vietnamese food as well as international food. If you order…

Ben Thanh Street Food Market, Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Street Food Market, Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Street Food Market is a food court near Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City. The name ‘Ben Thanh Street Food Market’ is a bit misleading as…

Quan Hanh Restaurant, Hue

Quan Hanh Restaurant, Hue

Quan Hanh is a popular restaurant in the centre of Hue serving local style Vietnamese food. Quan Hanh restaurant is highly recommended as a place to eat classic Vietnamese dishes…

Vietnamese steak and eggs

Vietnamese steak and eggs

Steak and eggs cooked together in a skillet is popular dish in Vietnam. The Vietnam call¬† the dish bo ne which means shaken beef, which refers to the shaking of…

Coffee in Vietnam

Coffee in Vietnam

Coffee is a big deal in Vietnam. Vietnamese people drink lots of it and they grow lots of it: Vietnam is the world’s second largest exporter of coffee and its…

Thailand Life

Thailand Life

The importance of the concept of ‘Thainess’, and the difficulties and contradictions in defining that term, are key to understanding Thai culture and as a background to understanding how contemporary…

French influence on Vietnam

French influence on Vietnam

The 400th Anniversary of French involvement in Vietnam is fast approaching; Jesuit Priest and early missionary¬†Alexandre de Rhodes arrived in Vietnam in 1620 setting in motion of course of events…

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