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Where To Stay In Barcelona: Our Barcelona Accommodation Guide

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Barcelona is such a vibrant and beautiful city. We loved our time there, from exploring the little historic streets, the amazing architecture and the delicious food. So where to stay in Barcelona to make the most of your trip? Here are…

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Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

While we absolutely love Ho Chi Minh City, and  the hustle and bustle of this packed, hot and sometimes a bit crazy but always vibrant city, it can…

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SUITCASE Magazine | City Guide: Cusco, Peru

by Selene @ fork on the road

Deep in a highland valley in the South American Andes is the city of Cusco, Peru’s most popular travel destination. Once the beating heart of the mighty Incan Empire, today Cusco is a launchpad for tourists to explore the historic villages and relics of the Sacred Valley, most notably the “lost” city of Machu Picchu. But while the area surrounding Cusco offers a dizzying array of cultural excursions, treks and outdoor activities, the city itself is a joy to discover. Designed by the Incas in the shape of a puma, at Cusco’s centre is the splendid Plaza de Armas, around which labyrinths of colourful cobbled streets beckon for exploration. This is a city where ancient Andean history interweaves with colonial culture to create some...

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Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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bookworm cafe - Saigon street food - xpath.co

bookworm cafe - Saigon street food - xpath.co


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Bookworm’s Cafe - 4 Do Quang Dau street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, district 1

Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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The Floating Forest of Long An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Only 100km west of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Lap Floating Forest is an enchanted patch of wetland where cajeput trees rise from the black, swampy waters, creating beguiling corridors through which canoes glide and raised walkways wind.... Continue reading

Our tasty Saigon food tour: Too full to move! - Inspitrip Blog

Our tasty Saigon food tour: Too full to move! - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

After seven years, I came back to Ho Chi Minh City with my wife. Previously we have travelled to other parts of Vietnam and enjoyed the cuisines of Nha Trang and Hanoi as well. Though some things have changed in the period between our visits, Ho...

Best tea houses and tea shops in Berlin

by AwesomeBerlin @ AWESOME BERLIN

AWESOME BERLIN

We all know that the coffee game is strong in Berlin. The third wave craft coffee scene doesn’t stop developing, with newcomers and established cafés opening second, third addresses – and even their own roasteries. Coffee lovers are certainly delighted with the variety of good quality places they can find in Berlin. But what about tea lovers? Indeed, the tea scene is not as big, but there are some tea houses and tea shops that are definitely worth a visit if you are “a tea kind of person”. It does not matter if you like the British tradition or the Japanese tea ceremony. There is always a pleasant tea house waiting for you in Berlin. We selected five of the best tea houses and shops in town. Enjoy!   Tea houses:   Tee Salon Iki: It is definitely the paradise on Earth for herbal tea lovers! At this Greek tea house and shop, you will find a great selection of herbal and rare mountain tea options. We dare say that this is the best place to enjoy tea in Berlin! The seating area is small, but the back room is really cozy. It is a perfect spot to spend an afternoon [...]

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Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe

Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe


Man Vs Globe

Saigon is a city that lives with the constant hum of motorcycles. All day and night a cacophony of horns and revving engines reverberate through the streets as the city’s 7.4…

STREET FOOD THURSDAY

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Spring opening

by alan @ Saigon Summer

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support in our first month of opening. We have met some of the nicest and welcoming people (in all of Sydney), and we are proud to be serving you delicious, fresh and authentic food at affordable prices. If you haven’t tried us, come ... [Read more...]

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Top 10 Best Bangkok Thai Food Restaurants within your budget

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Bangkok – the largest tourist attraction in Thailand – has many different fascinating places to visit. Bangkok’s diversity in cuisine is nearly unparalleled. Offers vary from Asian food like Chinese and Indian, to even European food such as Italian and French. However, once you have arrive at this city, you won’t be satisfied until you […]

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Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

When in Saigon, one of the best things that you can do is satisfying your taste buds. Ho Chi Minh City street food offers you an exciting and…

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Saigon Street Food and Night Market Excursion Tour in Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh tours & activities, fun things to do in Ho Chi Minh | VELTRA

Saigon Street Food and Night Market Excursion Tour in Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh tours & activities, fun things to do in Ho Chi Minh | VELTRA


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Savor the eccentric flavors of Saigon as you sample the best street food, their famous Saigonese coffee and street beer while the sun sets on the horizon.

How to Eat in Saigon

How to Eat in Saigon


2foodtrippers

Saigon is a city filled with motor bikes, coffee and soup. Check out our favorite ways to eat in this exciting Vietnamese city.

Berlin’s Landmarks and their nicknames – Part I

by AwesomeBerlin @ AWESOME BERLIN

AWESOME BERLIN

The German language is known for giving precise names to things. Often, this means having to read through very long words, composed by several names attached to each other that create an unique word, with a single meaning. For the most part, the names don’t sound so appealing and are particularly complex for non-German speakers to understand. Forget about properly pronouncing them! LOL. To make Berlin’s landmarks’ names more attractive, Berliners give them affectionate nicknames, the “Spitznamen”. They are usually nicknames that give a short substitute for their real and unpronounceable names, often highlighting specific aspects of the “object”. By the way, giving nicknames is one of the characteristics of the infamous “Berliner Schnauze” (Berliner snout) or Berlinerisch, the colloquial standard German spoken in Berlin and in the surrounding Brandenburg state. This local “dialect” is considered, in other parts of Germany, to be gruff and full of rough humor. Note: The sight nicknames are often mentioned in travel guides. However, in the everyday life, locals don’t often use them, unless they want to be ironic or to impress tourists with some Berliner “sense of humor”. The exceptions are the “Bierpinsel” in Steglitz, since nobody uses its real name (Turmrestaurant an [...]

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Culinary Cologne: Adventures in German Cuisine

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

I have never eaten a meal that I could accurately describe as ‘life-changing’. In fact, I’m not even sure how a meal could significantly alter your life. I haven’t had…

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Saigon street food:  'There's no future for my son selling food this way'

Saigon street food: 'There's no future for my son selling food this way'


the Guardian

Vietnamese street food is modernising with western tourists using YouTube and local blogs to find the best dishes, but 78% of vendors still work illegally

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

The History of Pho Ba Luu’s Building

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

Located at the edge of Louisville’s Nulu District in the historic Butchertown neighborhood, the building that is now home to our restaurant PHO BA LUU got its start as ABC Welding & Repair, owned by Burkhardt John Zoeller, Sr., who built the odd shaped cinder block building at 1019 East Main Street soon after the […]

15 things you need to know about Cu Chi Tunnels

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Cu Chi Tunnels are among the top 7 most exotic destinations in Southeast Asia and are listed as one of the world’s coolest places by The New York Time. Cu Chi is located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, about 70km from the city. This tunnel is about 200 km long, built for […]

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Anan Saigon Review: Reinventing Vietnamese Cuisine - Vietcetera

Anan Saigon Review: Reinventing Vietnamese Cuisine - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

ANAN Saigon is Chef Peter Cuong Franklin's new restaurant. From Dalat style pizza to local tacos, there’s good reason it’s the hottest new joint in town.

Episode guide | Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia

Episode guide | Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia


Food

In this new series, Luke takes to the streets of Asia to embark on a culinary exploration of its food and culture, as he explores street food throughout Saigon, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Food and Dining Magazine: Saigon Memories

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

Saigon and Louisville are 9,000 miles apart, but Jessica Mach has found a way to merge the two cities. In July, she and partner Stweart Davis opened Pho Ba Luu at 1019 E. Main St., on the edge of the Nulu and Butchertown neighborhoods. Pho Ba Luu’s menu is built around banh mi sandwiches and […]

Where to Eat in Zagreb – The Best Zagreb Restaurants, Cafes and Bars

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering where to eat in Zagreb Croatia? Check out our Zagreb food guide for the best Zagreb restaurants, cafes, bars and markets. We didn’t know much about Croatian food until we spent two months exploring Zagreb cuisine. The same can be said for Zagreb itself, a city that lives in the shadow of Croatia’s sexy coastline with a plethora of over-touristed cities like Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar. Gaining favor in recent years as a European city break destination due to its quaint city center and trendy Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb ...

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Cha Lua: Five Dishes With The Versatile Vietnamese Food

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

Like Vietnamese food? Then cha lua might be the best friend you never knew you had. The specialty sausage is made from lean pork and potato starch, and it’s flavored with garlic, salt and black pepper. Sometimes even a pinch of sugar is added, and it always contains fish sauce. It commonly comes wrapped in […]

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Thrillist: The Best Restaurants in Louisville Right Now

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

Louisville gets a lot of new restaurants, and we love telling you about them. But just because a place is cutting the ribbon, doesn’t mean it’s cutting the mustard, and the ‘Ville certainly has no shortage of tried-and-tested eateries to fall back on. Enter Eat Seeker, a list of our current favorite restaurants in the […]

Where To Eat In Madrid Spain: Madrid Restaurants, Tapas, Cafes, Desserts & Markets

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

If you’re visiting Madrid for the food, you won’t be disappointed. We fell in love with the food in Madrid during our delicious month there. From evenings in small cosy tapas bars to mornings in cafes and exploring markets, Madrid…

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Saigon Street Food: Net-Filter Coffee (Ca Phe Vot) - The Most Unique Cafe in Saigon

Saigon Street Food: Net-Filter Coffee (Ca Phe Vot) - The Most Unique Cafe in Saigon


The Christina's Blog

Coffee lovers, if there is one drink you NEED to try while in Saigon, this net filter coffee (last one remaining in Saigon!) is definitely that drink.

Berlin’s Best Christmas Markets – 2017

by AwesomeBerlin @ AWESOME BERLIN

AWESOME BERLIN

BERLIN BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS GUIDE 2017 is out! From the last weekend in November until right after Christmas the city is “inundated” with some of the most magical and enchanting Christmas markets. In fact, there are more than 60 of those throughout the city. Locals gather together to celebrate and get cozy while drinking mulled wine, beer and eating some of the most yummy German street food. Another favorite activity at Christmas Markets is, of course, shopping for hand made Christmas decorations and trinkets. Several vocal and musical groups provide for a fun entertainment program. Not all Christmas markets are alike, so it is totally worth exploring a few during the season. Some of them are more exclusive and posh. Others are very popular and feel almost like Carnival fairs. Some are located in stunning landmarks like Charlottenburg Palace, Gendarmentmarkt Square or in little old neighborhood/village centers. Others take place on city’s open spaces, old factories and squares. The past couple of years has seen a surge of “specialty” Christmas markets and they range from Greek, Japanese, Vegan, you name it. These, even if fun,  tend to feel less “Christmassy” as the traditional ones, so we decided this year to focus on the ones [...]

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6 Essential Ljubljana Food Experiences

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Check out the six Ljubljana food experiences that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the charming Slovenian capital city.  Our first impression of Slovenia was through a window during an overnight late June bus ride from Bologna, Italy to Zagreb, Croatia. We exited the furnace-like Italian summer heat and found ourselves rolling through cool breezy alpine woods gazing at quaint chalet homes along green, pastoral hills. It wasn’t until we visited two months later that we realized the addictive charms that Slovenia’s polished gem of a capital city, Ljubljana, has to offer. Though most travelers spend ...

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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Best Places to Eat in Saigon

Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Best Places to Eat in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh City is blessed with fantastic restaurants serving a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine. It is this confluence of food cultures that has made Vietnamese food famed around the world, and brings visitors flocking to sample Saigon’s many fabulous

Saigon. Street Food. Night Markets. Sweet things. | The Incidental Tourist

Saigon. Street Food. Night Markets. Sweet things. | The Incidental Tourist


The Incidental Tourist

Vietnam. On my second night I took to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City with Cape Town friends Jelle and Ishay of Food and the Fabulous, who were there at the same time as me. Such a gift that. Under their guidance and in just six hours, we explored street foods, visited a night market,…

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

A Backpacker’s Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Age-worn canary yellow houses, silk lanterns strewn across every passageway bathing the streets in a colourful glow and a bustling waterfront where fishermen unload their hauls of glistening fish to…

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District Môt - Asian Restaurants | top10berlin

District Môt - Asian Restaurants | top10berlin


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Die Vietnamese restaurant District Môt in Rosenthaler Straße serves Berlin-like interpretations of Saigon street food.

Pho Phu Vuong – One Of Ho Chi Minh City’s Best Pho + Pho ‘Dictionary’ For Easy Ordering

by admin @ Overseas – Ho Chi Minh City – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] A trip to Vietnam without having some pho would be a culinary crime. Among all Vietnamese dishes that made their way across the globe, this is arguably the most iconic dish of Vietnamese cuisine. The question is: Where to go for a bowl of pho in the land of hundreds of Pho shops, sometimes only a few meters away from each other? Phở Phú Vương started to be a humble pho stall, and grew to two shops with approximately 200 seats in total. The shop specialises in Southern-style Pho, which differs mainly from its northern counterpart in the sweetness of the broth and the condiments used to accompany your pho bowl. Pho Phu Vuong represents the typical no-frills local eatery where there is no ambience to speak of. However the place is covered in white-tiled walls, brightly lit, reasonably clean and relatively spacious as compared to other eateries in town. You come in, you order, waiters bring the food, you eat, pay and leave. At meal time when customers flow in, you certainly have to share tables with strangers. Service is no means courteous or polite one that the West is accustomed to. There are two main seating areas at this branch on Nguyen Thai Binh street, only one has the air-conditioner to help you combat the heat while slurping the tasty pho. You get to choose your pho with a range of beef cut; there is no English menu so this is a Pho dictionary for easy ordering: Tái = sliced rare beef steak Nạm = sliced beef flank Gầu = flatty flank Gân = beef tendon Vè = crunchy flank Sách = beef tripe Thịt Nhừ = minced beef Đuôi bò = ox tail A small bowl costs 55,000 VND (SGD$3.26), a big bowl...

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi


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The Saigon Street Food Scene is known for moving in fads or trends. It doesn't neccesarily even have to be traditional Vietnamese street food that you will find on the street these days.

Restaurant Story, London Bridge

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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The purpose of my trip to London is ostensibly to have my yearly dental check up. That I am able to breakfast, lunch and dinner with old friends is a bonus. And treating myself to Dinings, Yashin, La Fromagerie, Rose Bakery and ‘white hot‘ Restaurant Story is – who am I kidding? It’s the best....

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A Taste of Irish Luxury: Dublin City Guide

by Selene @ fork on the road

While it may not be considered a go-to luxury destination like Monaco or the Maldives, over the past decade Dublin has been steadily carving out a reputation for quality restaurants, boutique hotels and sleek bars. It’s not hard to see why: with its world-class pubs and theatres and elegant Georgian architecture, Dublin will please even the most discerning traveller. A famously compact city, the best way to discover the Irish capital is simply by walking – but once you’ve done that, where are the best places to stay, eat and drink? Here’s your essential luxury guide to Dublin. EAT The Garden Room The newly opened restaurant, The Garden Room, looks set to become another stellar addition to the Irish fine dining scene. Though the...

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Anna Durkes, Italian Ice Cream, Kreuzberg

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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Anna Durkes in Kreuzberg makes gelato.  It’s smoother than your average Berlin kugel and creamier, its richness coats the mouth like butter. The shop isn’t your average eis laden. With an island of cream painted metal furniture looking like oversized stick insects in repose at its center.  On one side is a pale blue wall...

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Luke Nguyen's food pho thought

Luke Nguyen's food pho thought


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From banh mi to rooftop bars, the chef and TV presenter offers his tips for eating in Ho Chi Minh City.

Where To Eat Vegan Food In New York City

by Selene @ fork on the road

In recent years, even the most ardent meat-lovers would find it hard to ignore the rise of veganism. The most recent research estimates that six percent of Americans now follow a vegan diet — a staggering increase of 600% in just three years. While the idea that vegans just eat salad prevails among some, the notion that you can eat healthily and deliciously without animal products is catching on. The Big Apple is a great place to discover how versatile a vegan diet can be. So where should you eat vegan food in New York City? Just about anywhere! From the lingering long lines outside the excellent vegan restaurant By Chloe to the prevalence of vegan options on traditional menus, it’s clear that NYC...

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Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Berlin for free – part I

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AWESOME BERLIN

It is a fact: Berlin is still one of the top budget destinations in Europe. The German capital has a lot to offer with its touching history, diverse neighborhoods, affordable food and accommodation options. Not to mention the infinite nightlife choices. Although prices have consistently risen in the last years (especially for the locals), Berlin has a plethora of activities and attractions that are totally free of charge! So it was only natural that we dedicated some time to give you tips for enjoying Berlin for free!  In fact, there are so many free-of-charge activities that we decided to publish this article in two parts! Make sure to read them both before deciding where to spend your time! Find “Berlin for free – part II” here! Most of the places are more enjoyable in the warmer seasons, when people spend their spare time in the parks and lakes all over the city and take advantage of the late sunsets. However, in the colder months, Berlin offers plenty of nice indoor activities as well. The first and most basic thing you will need is to maintain high levels of nutrients in your body (also known as getting food). And in Berlin you [...]

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


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Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

Zsa Zsa & Loui, Sandwiches, Neukölln

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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If you want to find Berlin’s young entrepreneurs, you need to turn your attention to Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Two areas where you will find them cutting their teeth. (Probably as a result of a combination of cheap rents and a melting pot of young people hungry to try anything new.) Take Zsa Zsa and Loui,...

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The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

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[Ho Chi Minh City] A store which piqued my interest while I was researching for Vietnamese street food was The Lunch Lady, which came up as one of the common search results. Many bestowed her with the title of “legendary” street food vendor in Ho Chi Minh. The Lunch Lady (known as Nguyen Thi Thanh) propelled to fame after being featured on No Reservations. It is a food and travel programme hosted by American chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdian. The store has since then been patronized by many other food influencers from various countries and garnered them a wide following of international visitor ship. (I looked around and noticed a few more tables with foreigners. Her specialty is noodle soup and interestingly, she has a daily rotating menu which serves only one type of noodle soup every day. Seven days in a week, she can whip up seven kinds of noodle soup such as Bun Thai, Bun Mam and Banh Canh Cua. Totally unheard of to me, and the most common Pho is not even on her menu. I wondered would the idea work in SG if I sell Bak Chor Mee Soup on Mondays, Wanton Mee Soup on Tuesdays, Hae Mee Soup on Wednesdays and etc. The amount of logistics and ingredients to buy! I visited the store on a Friday, and the noodle soup of the day was Bun Bo Hue, which translates to Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (VND 40k, SGD$2.40). The bowl of noodle soup felt visually intimidating at first with its bright orange hue, which resembled chilli oil from Mala pot. However, I took my first mouthful but it was nothing like that. I didn’t even found it spicy. A case of being hit with confusion while trying to adapt to the foreign palate....

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Cam Lập Trilogy: Part 1 – The Journey Begins

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

So, we’ve all pondered those rhetorical questions, “What would you want to do if the doctor told you that you only had a few days left on the planet and you could do anything you wanted? How would you want to spend your last 72 hours?” Well, for me that’s an easy one. Easy because [Read on ...]

The Insider’s Hanoi

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The Insider’s Hanoi starts off sampling the local Café culture at our Italian style Café in the heart of the...

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Goodbye Berlin

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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All posts about Barcelona have been moved to: www.foodieinbarcelona.com I’ve moved to Barcelona. Most of you probably already know that. Here you will find archives on my adventures in Berlin spanning three years. Berlin was a wonderful home to me and this website was the best part. I met my three best friends through it. And...

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WHAS 11: Pho Ba Luu to Bring Vietnamese Street Food to Butchertown

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The city is known for its love for bourbon and diverse food culture. Pho Ba Luu, a new Vietnamese street food restaurant, is sure to add their own flavor while attracting foodies from all over. According to the Courier-Journal, Pho Ba Luu will open on East Main Street this summer. It […]

Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Travelers should never have to ask the question of “what to eat in Saigon” because this is a true street food paradise! Ready for the second adventure to…

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

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Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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Broken Sidewalk: Traditional Vietnamese

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

When you walk into the completed Pho Ba Luu restaurant later this year, you’ll notice a fresh combination of old and new architecture. The Vietnamese restaurant, the vision of Stewart Davis and his fiancée Jessica, will occupy a prominent East Main Street site inside a former mechanic’s shop that’s under renovation as part of developer […]

Saigon Street Eat - Authentic Vietnamese Street Food in Sacramento

Saigon Street Eat - Authentic Vietnamese Street Food in Sacramento


Saigon Street Eat

Saigon Street Eat - authentic Vietnamese street foods of Saigon, like Pho, Banh Mi, Rice Paper Rolls & more. Wine & beer selection. Vegetarian-friendly.

CAFE AM NEUENSEE

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Nấp Saigon – Instagrammable Cafe with Airbnb Accommodation, At Ho Chi Minh City

Nấp Saigon – Instagrammable Cafe with Airbnb Accommodation, At Ho Chi Minh City


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Newest In Singapore, Best Around The World | "They all ate & were satisfied" | Daniel Ang

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

Join the exhilarating streets of Saigon on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter while stopping at some of the best food stops & local nightlife hot spots. This is the quintessential night tour in Saigon.

SUITCASE Magazine | City Guide: Arequipa, Peru

by Selene @ fork on the road

Shadowed by three dramatic volcanoes, Arequipa’s setting is about as glorious as you can get. Much smaller than Lima and far less touristy than Cusco, Peru’s second-largest city has just as much cultural significance – and arguably  considerably more beauty. Arequipa’s centre gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2000, and the city’s vistas, with the El Misti volcano looming behind, are magnificent. The iconic white baroque buildings are made from local white volcanic sillar rock and give the centre a grand and markedly European flavour. The city played a key role in Peru’s gastronomic renaissance and today is home to some of the country’s best restaurants, where you are encouraged to try national favourites such as alpaca and guinea pig, as well as the vast array of potato dishes....

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Hello world!

by Susan Lee @ Saigon Street Eat

Welcome to Kriesi.at Theme Demos Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Streets & Eats of Hue

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This is an all you can eat & free flow drink tour, so come with an appetite!

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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LODE & STIJN RESTAURANT

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CAFÉ NÖ WINE BAR & RESTAURANT

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

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[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Cafe Culture on Con Son Island

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Vietnam has a rich & thriving cafe culture - probably among the most active, dynamic, and independent cafe scenes in the world. And now, the cult of coffee has reached the remote, utterly beautiful island of Con Son, in the Con Dao Archipelago.... Continue reading

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


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Saigon is arguably the best place to explore Vietnam's extraordinary street food scene. The city boasts so many street food outlets that it feels like a gigantic open-air restaurant. This is my guide to 7 of the best streets for street food in Saigon... Continue reading →

The world's best places for street food named

The world's best places for street food named


Traveller

Five leading Australian chefs take us on an expert tour of the world's best spots for street food.

Glass, Contemporary Food, Charlottenburg

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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Pinch me. I had a meal last night, a meal I would not have expected to find in Berlin for a while yet to come.  And I had it in Charlottenburg. I was invited to the evening by Gal Ben Moshe‘s PR agent, Regine.  I know Regine personally, her portfolio of clients is enviable –...

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Courier Journal: Vietnamese Pho Ba Luu opens in Butchertown

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

With a focus on core Vietnamese specialties, Pho Ba Luu is packing the house shortly after its mid-September opening. The Butchertown restaurant, 1019 E. Main St., serves Saigon street food favorite banh mi sandwiches; northern Vietnam staple pho, a noodle dish in a flavorful broth; spring rolls and fried rolls; noodle bowls and rice bowls; […]

Best German Food in Berlin

by AwesomeBerlin @ AWESOME BERLIN

AWESOME BERLIN

Best German Food (savory) and the Berliner restaurants to try them. On this article about traditional German Food and restaurants in Berlin, we will cover some of the most iconic “German/Austrian dishes” and the best restaurants to get them. Mind you, “German food” has evolved and changed over time. Berlin’s multi-cultural makeup ads a complete new twist to it. In this article we will only focus on what is regarded as “old school” and traditional Germanic food items. We also wrote an article about typical Berliner foods, in case you are interested. Let’s start by explaining what the dishes are. Below each dish you will find at least one suggestion of a good restaurant to get them. We hope you enjoy them and as always, please feel free to write us with your favorites. We promise to try them!   Schnitzel – The most famous version (and our favorite) is the Wiener Schnitzel Wiener Schnitzel is a dish consisting of a thin slice of veal (or sometimes pork) that is breaded, fried, and garnished. Best restaurants for Wiener Schnitzel in Berlin: Alpenstück (Mitte), Engelbecken (Charlottenburg), Einstein Unter den Linden (Mitte), Jolesch (Kreuzberg), Gasthaus Alt Wien (Prenzlauer Berg).  Photo from Jolesch’s [...]

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Tattoos in Ho Chi Minh City: Five Of The Best Shops

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

We’re often asked where to go for the best tattoos in Ho Chi Minh City. That’s because the popularity of tattoos has exploded both internationally and here in Saigon. In the States, around forty percent of millennials have one. And Vietnam isn’t far behind—especially now, as HCMC’s tattoo scene is flourishing. Driving the evolution of […]

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Tomato Chickpea Salad with Celery

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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I’ve gotten into a good habit of late. After I drop Layla off at school, I come home and make lunch or however much of lunch can be made ahead of time. A recent favourite is Camargue rice with black beans loosely based on this Bon Appetit recipe. Another is a mung bean noodle salad...

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Life on the Line: How to Visit Hanoi’s ‘Train Street’

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Clothes are hurriedly unpegged from the clotheslines spanning the width of the street, children are ushered indoors and mopeds are wheeled to the relative safety of doorways. In just a…

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Saigon Street Food by Motorbike

Saigon Street Food by Motorbike


Khiri Travel

An evening tour of Saigon by motorbike to enjoy a sampling of Vietnamese street food in Ho Chi Minh City.

Nấp Saigon – Instagrammable Cafe with Airbnb Accommodation, At Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Overseas – Ho Chi Minh City – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Min City] One of the most frequently asked questions I encountered during my last trip to Vietnam was, “Is Airbnb available in Ho Chi Minh City?” Apart from Airbnb, both Grab and Uber services were also readily available with in-built translation services. All these make traveling in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) much more convenient, especially when transport and communication can be a problem. Nấp which means both “hidden” in Vietnamese and the literal meaning of “sleep” in English, is one example of both an Airbnb and a cafe under the same roof. It was a pity that I didn’t stay in this Airbnb for this trip as I wasn’t aware that there was accommodation upstair. This was until I saw a security guard at the Instagrammable door, with multiple #ootd photos uploaded on social media. Initially, I was still wondering if there was a need for a security personnel at a café. The seating area inside was quite limited: a communal table, 2 small tables and a small garden with benches in the backyard. Even though there was no physical menu but a single huge chalkboard at the cashier, the description was written in English and the service crew was able to converse well. I decided to order their Egg Coffee (VND 60k, SGD$3.60) which sounded quirky but uniquely found in Vietnam. Instead of the milk foam that we are familiar with for lattes, think thick, beaten egg white set on top of Vietnamese black coffee. While the Vietnamese black coffee is rich and intense, the egg white is (overly) sweetened with an interesting texture similar to a thicker version of LiHo’s cheese toppings. For a non-caffeinated version, Egg Chocolate (VND 60k, SGD$3.60) is also available. The menu mainly consisted of drinks with a small and...

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The Essential Luxury Guide To Dublin

by Selene @ fork on the road

While it may not be considered a go-to luxury destination like Monaco or the Maldives, over the past decade Dublin has been steadily carving out a reputation for quality restaurants, boutique hotels and sleek bars. It’s not hard to see why: with its world-class pubs and theatres and elegant Georgian architecture, Dublin will please even the most discerning traveller. A famously compact city, the best way to discover the Irish capital is simply by walking – but once you’ve done that, where are the best places to stay, eat and drink? Here’s your essential luxury guide to Dublin. STAY The Merrion If you’re looking for unadulterated luxury, there’s only one choice. Located in the heart of Dublin’s centre, The Merrion Hotel is the city’s...

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Du Bonheur, Patisserie, Mitte

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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Few sweet pastries have the ability to dispense with my good grasp of self-control – except for Canelés.  The outside made up of a maximum caramelized, crunchy, sticky surface.  And the inside, solid custard, flecked with black vanilla seeds, yielding.  It’s a creme caramel you can hold in your hand, improved by texture, beveled edges,...

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STREET ART WALK ALONG DIRCKENSTRASSE

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ALIVE Magazine: Eat Your Way Through The Midwest At These 10 Chef-Driven Fast-Casual Restaurants

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

Step aside, Qdoba. Clear out, Panera. The big dogs, the culinary masters, are coming through, and they’re bringing with them a whole new age of fast-casual dining. Fast-casual restaurants have been enjoying an upswing in popularity as diners seek speedy options without compromising more discerning palettes, and chefs across America are getting in on the […]

Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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The Coffee House

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

The Coffee House 14B1 Ngô Tất Tố, Phường 19 Bình Thạnh District 02871 087 088 www.thecoffeehouse.com ********************** OK, so I was ready to strangle someone at my apartment house. Today’s plan was to relax, enjoy my jet-lag in the quiet air-conditioned comfort of our new apartment here in Saigon; update some Eating Saigon! posts; and [Read on ...]

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

THAILAND: The Global Street Food Dish that is Pad Thai (Recipe)

by Jakob Polaco @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Pad Thai is a street food item that everyone has pretty much heard of at this point. It is a global dish, and one which can taste completely different depending on where it was served.

The Vegan Guide To Staying Healthy On The Road

by Selene @ fork on the road

For backpackers, tourists, or anyone who travels for work, trying exotic new cuisines is one of the best things about travelling. Who wouldn’t be excited to try authentic empanadas in Mexico, steaming-hot street food in Vietnam, or a plate of fresh gnocchi in Italy? But if you don’t eat meat, fish, dairy or eggs, things can be more difficult. Though the vegan movement is growing quickly, in many countries meals still centre around animal products, and the very concept of veganism can be met with bewilderment. I’ve spent the past 15 months travelling through Latin America, Southeast Asia and Australasia, and have written extensively about my search for veggie-friendly food in each country I visit. During my travels I made the switch from vegetarianism...

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SUPERFOODS & ORGANIC LIQUIDS

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10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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AUTHENTIC KOREAN FOOD ARIRANG

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Celebrating Vietnam’s Lunar New Year – 2018

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once again, Hai and I are in Saigon preparing for the main festivity of this year, or any year … TET, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year! The Year of the Dog I thought it would be fun to look back & remember our preparations last year for the Tet Holiday. *************************************** TET – 2017 (re-post) [Read on ...]

SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

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The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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The Stories Behind the Lovely Vietnamese Coffee Shops in Da Lat

by Salt @ The Christina's Blog

If you are tired of the rushed rhythm of big cities, pay Da Lat a visit. You will feel as if you’re back home. People here have a clear sincerity in their eyes and speak honest words. These personalities spend time in the city’s coffee shops, becoming as much a part of the environment as […]

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Nithan thai Restaurant

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Iconic Montreal Restaurants That You Cannot Miss

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Check out the iconic Montreal restaurants that are too good to miss during your next visit to Canada’s most epicurean city. We admit it. We adore Montreal. We’ve visited the French Canadian city five times in the past ten years including a recent month-long stay. And guess what? We can’t wait for our next visit so that we can enjoy more of the city’s culture, outdoor life and food. Especially the food. Montreal is a city that has it all when it comes to food – with bustling local markets filled with ...

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Reactie op Dit zijn de populairste cafés in Alkmaar door Maak nu jouw gratis account op hét online platform van Alkmaar

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[…] waar niet alleen wordt gelezen, maar ook enthousiast wordt gestemd op diverse onderwerpen. Van de leukste cafés en fijnste terrassen tot de lekkerste haring tot beste burgers van […]

Angkor Zipline + Foodie Night Combo Tour

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Angkor Zipline and After Dark Foodie Adventure Combo - Silver Zipline After Dark Combo $125 07.30 – 13.00 Zipline and...

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Paletas, Popsicles, Around Berlin

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

Read ‘Paletas, Popsicles, Around Berlin’ on the Foodie in Berlin website.

In London, I spent a good three hours flipping hungrily through the food books that have been published in my absence. While looking through one called “A delicious life – New Food Entrepreneurs” – I came across Paletas, Zeit für Brot, and ART Sucre.  Right there in black and white and in hard cover.  Berlin shops sharing...

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10 Best Foods in Quy Nhon and Where to Find Them

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Last January, my friend invited me to visit her hometown in Quy Nhon. According to her words, she was born and raised in a peaceful coastal city in Binh Dinh province, where she would walk the unspoiled beaches every day in a beautiful dress, and drink a cocktail at a beach bar. This is exactly […]

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Hàn Phố – Mì Quảng at its Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Hàn Phố 14/40d Kỳ Đồng Street P.9, Q.3 08.22470550 0913106700 ******************************** SETTING: It’s a new year (2018 Western calendar). It’s Hai’s birthday (he won’t let me give you his exact age, but he’s not in his 30’s anymore). It’s just 24 hours into our return to Saigon after many months away.  And now, it’s time [Read on ...]

5 Fun Places to Eat in Nashville

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Nashville is a necessary stop on any U.S. road trip that spans the country from coast to coast. Dubbed Music City, Tennessee’s capital offers musical attractions like Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a seemingly endless number of local clubs. When visiting the city, in addition to music, you’ll also find a full range of IHG hotels in Nashville at all price points plus lots of great food ranging from Southern comfort food to cutting-edge cuisine. Due to the city’s location, most places to eat in Nashville serve their food with sides ...

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Jung Grün & Blau, Private Kitchen, Moabit

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

Read ‘Jung Grün & Blau, Private Kitchen, Moabit’ on the Foodie in Berlin website.

Do you remember what you were doing when you were 19? I vaguely recall watching too much TV, missing days at a time of University and harrumphing when the world didn’t lay down, prostrate and purring, at my feet. I only bring it up because this weekend a teenager accompanied by a newly minted twenty...

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Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

Chicago Williams, BBQ, Mitte

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

Read ‘Chicago Williams, BBQ, Mitte’ on the Foodie in Berlin website.

While I would argue that America’s soft power has taken some considerable hits over the last decade, its food culture is thriving abroad.  It crops up in the most unlikely places- like on Hannoversche Strasse.  A street that even a die-hard Mitte resident will struggle to locate.  There on the former site of BarCelona next to the...

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10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City

10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

With vendors selling specialty dishes daily on every street corner, you don’t stay hungry for long in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

Insider Louisville: Sneak Peek – Pho Ba Luu prepares for opening day today

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

Pho Ba Luu picked a great week to open. The weather is temperate, and people can feel the full effect of the restaurant as wind and people flow in and out of its opened garage doors. The new restaurant is a Vietnamese concept, with classic dishes such as pho, banh mi sandwiches, spring rolls and […]

Eating Saigon!

Eating Saigon!


Eating Saigon!

Saigon Street Food Adventures

9 street food in Bangkok that tie your heart to the land!

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

  Southeast Asian countries are street food heaven. They have food like sticky rice (xôi) in Vietnam, green tea salad in Myanmar, deep-fried banana in Philippines, etc. However, don’t sleep on Thailand, especially Bangkok! Its richness and variety of street food is almost unparalleled, and absolutely worth the trip! Here’s our list of best street […]

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

CAFE KRAFT

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Historic Luxury, Northern Charm: Inside Swinton Park Hotel, Yorkshire

by Selene @ fork on the road

Deep in the North Yorkshire dales, set in 250 acres of forested parkland bordering the moors, is the Swinton Park Estate. As you drive through wrought-iron gates and catch a first glimpse of this striking ancestral home, complete with ivy-clad turrets and Gothic battlements, it’s easy to imagine you’ve stepped back in time. The building work for this handsome manor house began in the 1600s, although it wasn’t until the Cunliffe-Lister family bought the property in 1882 that Swinton Park began to take the castellated form you see today. Swinton Park opened as a luxury hotel in 2001, and since then it’s been busy carving out a name for itself as Yorkshire’s top country hotel. After extensive renovations, including a new restaurant and spa, how...

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La Soupe Populaire, German Food, Prenzlauerberg

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

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Tim Raue’s newest venture is at the Bötzow Brewery.  Championing German food (yes – apparently it’s possible) in the original space of the former brewery. Two of us sit perched up high on leggy metal work.  Surrounded by Futuring, an exhibition by Eva & Adele (who were described to me as Berlin’s answer to Gilbert...

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A Guide To Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Part 1): Temples and Pagodas

A Guide To Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Part 1): Temples and Pagodas

by Ngan Hoang @ xpath.co

Let’s go temple-hopping! Since Vietnamese culture, like most of its Asian neighbors, have strong ties with its religion, you will observe that their architecture is greatly influenced by…

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A Guide To Kuala Lumpur Malaysia: Eat, See, Do, Stay + Essentials

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Kuala Lumpur has a beautiful mix of modern and traditional. Here you will find street food and temples alongside luxury hotels and massive shopping malls. Being so multi-cultural, in Kuala Lumpur, you will experience the different cultures of Malay, Chinese and…

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Núi Dinh Mountain & Springs

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Some 90 minutes from Saigon, Núi Dinh Mountain is an unexpected swell of high ground rising above flat floodplains. The mountain offers a peaceful retreat into trees & streams on its rocky slopes, upon which perch dozens of temples & pagodas.... Continue reading

How Much Czech Food Did We Eat on Our Epic Prague Food Tour?

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

We spent a full day eating our way around the Czech Republic’s glorious capital city on an epic Prague food tour. Was it fun? You bet. But how much Czech food did we eat? A weekend was not enough time for us to explore the charming city Prague. As slow travelers, we like to spend a month in each city that we visit. Prague is no exception to this rule. In an ideal world, we’d hang out at Prague cafes, wander aimlessly along the city’s ancient cobblestone streets and leisurely gaze ...

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La Lucha Berlin Modern Mexican Restaurant

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The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City

A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City


TravelPulse

Vegetarians and vegans can find the city also known as Saigon difficult to navigate, but it all becomes much easier after a guided foodie tour…

GERMAN UNITY DAY STREET FAIR

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Where To Eat In Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food, Cafes, Restaurants, Desserts + Drinks

Where To Eat In Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food, Cafes, Restaurants, Desserts + Drinks


Almost Landing

Ho Chi Minh City is bursting with motorbikes, people and the most amazing food. After two trips here are our picks for where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City.

Food Republic | How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam

by Selene @ fork on the road

After 16 months on the road, Vietnam was the last stop of my vegetarian food journey. Luckily it was also one of the best. While nothing beats Bali as the ultimate vegetarian destination, the veggie food in Vietnam is amazing. The local cuisine is packed with fresh vegetables, just-picked herbs, succulent tofu and a subtle colonial French influence, and the prices are staggeringly low. Here’s how to eat veggie in Vietnam. Read the full article over on Food Republic.

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Distrikt Môt Saigon Street Food - AWESOME BERLIN

Distrikt Môt Saigon Street Food - AWESOME BERLIN


AWESOME BERLIN

Street food" is the promise of DISTRIKT MÔT SAIGON STREET FOOD. And boy, do they deliver! From the extensive street food menu. They make you feel as if y...

New! Bite Club, Street Food Party on the Spree

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

Read ‘New! Bite Club, Street Food Party on the Spree’ on the Foodie in Berlin website.

The upcoming Bite Club Berlin has prompted me to do something I’ve yet to do on Foodie in Berlin – write about something I haven’t been to yet.  But I have a feeling… “The way you know about a good melon.” It’s logical really, think what a success Street Food Thursdays at Markthalle Neun has...

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Courier Journal

by pho_admin_lu @ Pho Ba Lu

Nancy Miller, Special to the Courier-Journal Published 10:51 a.m. ET March 7, 2017 | Updated 10:56 a.m. ET March 7, 2017 Jessica Mach’s mother may still live in Vietnam, but the maternal influence on the Pho Ba Luu menu is paramount. “Most of our recipes come from her,” said Mach, the restaurant’s chef and managing […]

36 Hours of Street Food in Saigon | The Brick Kitchen

36 Hours of Street Food in Saigon | The Brick Kitchen


The Brick Kitchen

Saigon is a city of contrasts. Rickety plastic stools perch on every street corner as locals slurp noodle soup, while high rise sky scrapers and international designer brands cluster in the city centre. The motor bike traffic  is a thick tide of constant blaring horns, and though no road rules or street signs are obeyed,...Read More »

District Môt, Saigon Street Food, Mitte - Foodie in Berlin

District Môt, Saigon Street Food, Mitte - Foodie in Berlin


Foodie in Berlin

So District Môt.  On the former site of Chi Sing and from the people who brought us Si An Trà Café and Chén Chè Tea House.  The design is like being whacked in the face with a bag of obvious.   It’s street food – so the whole place is meant to emulate that.  I’ve...Read More »

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

MINH SAN VIETNAMESE FOOD

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Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

If you need me, I’ll be reconnecting with nature on the Green Mountain Trail.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

Today I’m heading into the Overberg to join the Green Mountain Trail for a four-day hiking trail around the Green Mountain in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, in search of the little things and to reconnect with nature. Traversing a tapestry of fynbos and fruit farms this slackpack trail offers fine food and…

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BOSGAURUS – “Keeping Hope Awake”

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BOSGAURUS Saigon Pearl 92 Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Q. Bình Thạnh +84 901426877 **************************** So, it might seem that Eating Saigon!, in addition to revealing some of the best street food eating adventures in Saigon, devotes an inordinate amount of time and space discussing coffee and cafes. But, there’s a very good reason – “When in [Read on ...]

Tasty Saigon Street Food at Ănăn - Explore Utrecht

Tasty Saigon Street Food at Ănăn - Explore Utrecht


Explore Utrecht

Where better to taste Asian street food than at a bustling market in Saigon? I walk onto a terrace w

Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Top 10 most common scams in Pattaya

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Pattaya is known for being one of the most famous resort towns in Thailand. When talking about Pattaya, one cannot avoid talking about its charming endless beaches, its sleepless night streets, and the sexy ladies of the walking streets. However, these scams below can totally ruin your experience while in the pearl of Pattaya Bay. […]

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

Touring Saigon's Street Food: How To Love Ho Chi Minh City | fork on the road

Touring Saigon's Street Food: How To Love Ho Chi Minh City | fork on the road


fork on the road

I didn’t expect to love Ho Chi Minh City as much as I did. More than any other place, Vietnam seems to divide travellers and tourists: they either really love it, or really don’t, and Ho Chi Minh City is often at the forefront of that. Because of this polarisation, I entered the city thinking I probably wouldn’t love it instantly, but perhaps it would grow on me. I was totally wrong. I LOVE Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon, as everyone still calls it. Forget about it growing on me, it took about five minutes to realise this city was right up our street. On our first night Tom and I arrived late and were tired. We popped out for “just one beer”...

Ruman in Amman, Jordan

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

Read ‘Ruman in Amman, Jordan’ on the Foodie in Berlin website.

I missed the memo that it was Ramadan, (or I ignored it more likely). So for the past month we’ve been firmly planted at my father’s home in Ruman, Jordan (Ruman means pomegranate in Arabic, lovely, isn’t it?).  The kids and I have been living on our pomegranate hill, which is planted not with pomegranates...

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Saigon StreetFood Cafe ⋆ UIT072

Saigon StreetFood Cafe ⋆ UIT072


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Iedereen die in Azië is geweest kan het beamen: Streetfood is het allerlekkerst om te eten. Het concept van Saigon StreetFood Cafe is hierop gebouwd.

Things to do in Hanoi in 3 days

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, is the city of antiquity and tranquility. Unlike the hustling Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is more nostalgic with traditional and historical features at every corner of the city. The commute within Hanoi is fairly easy, you can choose among taxis, motorbikes, bicycles, or even a “xe om” – […]

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Overseas – Ho Chi Minh City – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh City] Saigon (former name of HCMC) continues to welcome new dining establishment and Secret House is one on the radar for many foodies. Within a few months of opening, it has been favourably reviewed and loved. The owner has a restaurant portfolio that is well loved, namely Mountain Retreat and Secret Garden. These are restaurants frequented by both locals and tourists looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a comfortable and rural setting, They all serve Vietnamese home cooked food, and are packed be it weekday or weekend, which says something about the quality of the restaurants they operate. Secret House is by no means different. You can expect nothing less from the artistic minds behind this restaurant. The main appeal lies in its rural decoration, where an inner courtyard has been smartly and creatively turned into an herb garden. Dark wooden furniture and old-school style tableware also add rustic charm to the dining experience. The menu is extensive, aiming for every day staples of Vietnamese cuisine. Photos are included along with English translation which makes for easy ordering. The dishes are of small portion thus great for sharing, suitable for those with a hankering for every flavour. One can start off with Guava Salad with Dried Baby Shrimp (85,000VND, SGD$5.09) that serves as a good palate cleanser. The guava provided a difference in texture as well as light sweetness to the mix without being overpowering. The right amount of bite for each piece of Deep Fried Sticky Rice (95,000VND, SGD$5.69) topped with sliced mushroom, dried pork floss and minced pork, dipped in chili sauce made another delightful appetizer. On almost every occasion that I have eaten there, this is a dish I order without fail: Fried Baby Squid with Fish Sauce (85,000VND, SGD$5.09). It left a deep...

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Saigon Food Tour

Saigon Food Tour


Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

The best Saigon street food tour for an authentic  gastronomic experience beyond Phở. Eat your way through Saigon's tastiest food on the back of a scooter.

Barcellos Salon Sucré, Pastries, Kreuzberg

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

Read ‘Barcellos Salon Sucré, Pastries, Kreuzberg’ on the Foodie in Berlin website.

SucreéBarcellos Salon Sucré is open 4 days a week, from Thursday to Sunday.  On those days, Eric Muller wakes up at 3 a.m. and works 14 hour days. When I visit on Saturday, he is scooting around frenetically.  Having baked most of the pastries on display earlier that day, he is now in serving a steady...

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

Banh Mi Hoa Ma – Best Banh Mi In Ho Chi Minh? Crispy Vietnamese Baguette Stall Opens Only Till 10AM

by admin @ Overseas – Ho Chi Minh City – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh] Due to the strong influence from French Colonial times, Banh Mi which is also known as Vietnamese Baguette has then been passed down and evolved. It is now the iconic identity of Vietnam’s local food which can be found on almost every street in Saigon. While I would usually think twice when it comes to street food, Banh Mi Hoa Ma was highly recommended by a friend who loves to travel to Vietnam. It also received many positive reviews online. Many also claimed that this is one of the best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh. A humble shop which lacks in its own space, many of the locals would usually just come here for takeaways. Due to its blooming business, the owner has then expanded (illegally?) their seating space along the roadside. People would then sit on stools and dine on low tables, while breathing in exhaust fumes from motorcycles zoomed by. *cough cough* For first-hand experience dining like a Vietnamese local, this would be the place to visit. Ordering was easy as there were only two items on the menu; Banh Mi Kep Thit & Banh Mi Op La. Banh Mi Kep Thit (VND 30k, SGD$1.80) is the usual kind of Banh Mi which we would find in Singapore. Baguette with Pâté (pork liver) and butter spread, stuffed with pork and chicken ham as well as pickled vegetables, spring onions and chilli. While they are just simple ingredients, the combination of thick cuts of meaty ham and refreshing pickled vegetables turned out to be quite a heartening meal for breakfast. Interesting to note, I found Vietnamese baguette lighter and airier with crispy exterior. So much so I could finish the whole Banh Mi on my own without feeling too full. Another dish served here is...

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Taiwanese Food Guide: 57 Things to Eat in Taiwan and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

We spent a full two weeks eating our way through Taiwan and it's many night markets. We visited Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien, Tamsui, Jiufen, and Taipei. We tried as many dishes as we could and in the process reconfirmed what we had gotten a taste of almost four years ago – Taiwan is a magnetic country with a rich, vibrant, and storied food culture.

6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Saigon is a safe heaven for vegetarians. Traveling on a special diet may be challenging in some countries, but not in Vietnam as food here are generally lavished…

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

My favorite Restaurants in Berlin right now

by AwesomeBerlin @ AWESOME BERLIN

AWESOME BERLIN

First, a disclaimer: This is a list of my favorite restaurants in Berlin right now. I am sure there are a million other great restaurants that are worth a visit. My goal with this article is to give you a shortlist of where I like to eat these days. These restaurants have proven to deliver delicious food and satisfying experience, CONSISTENTLY. Yes, chefs and staff may have bad days, but I guarantee that these places have way more amazing days than otherwise. You may be disappointed, as I am not going to tell you about the *newest* restaurants in Berlin. Most of the places I am recommending have been around for a while. I catch myself going back and that, I think, is a good sign. I want to personally give you solid options that I truly love and are here to stay (I certainly hope so).  Take it as a recommendation between friends. I have also mostly selected restaurants that are not going to break your bank. They range from my trusted Turkish joint, where you can eat for 10 bucks to my favorite mid-range restaurants, where you can get an amazing dinner for around 60-70 Euros. If you [...]

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Lava, Delicatessen in Neukölln

by Suzy @ Foodie in Berlin

Read ‘Lava, Delicatessen in Neukölln’ on the Foodie in Berlin website.

The storefront that precedes Lavanderia Vecchia is now home to Lava. A deli with mossy green walls and checkered tiles on the floor. A lone ham and 4 long salamis greet me when I come in. Doilies are pinned to the furniture at random intervals while barren wrought iron candle holders decorate the wall. The...

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Banh Xeo 46A – Huge Vietnamese Savoury Crepe. Some Say Best in Ho Chi Minh

by admin @ Overseas – Ho Chi Minh City – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Ho Chi Minh] When it comes to Vietnamese food, my knowledge has been quite limited to Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette) and Pho (Beef Noodle Soup). Hence, it thrills me to be able to gain more insights about local Vietnamese cuisine during my recent trip to Ho Chi Minh. Banh Xeo 46A, otherwise known as Banh Xeo Dinh Cong Trang (or literally the Banh Xeo store located on Dinh Cong Trang Street), specializes in serving huge Vietnamese sizzling crepe cake that comes with pork belly, shrimps and bean sprouts. The crepe looked like a huge “mee jiam kueh” (pancake) which came with generous amount of savoury ingredients. Did a google search, and this happened to be one the famous Banh Xeo in Ho Chi Minh. The Banh Xeo (VND 80k, SGD $4.80) was served together with tons of greens, and I was initially sceptical on how healthy the combination would taste. Despite the language barrier, the friendly staff then patiently guided me on the “correct way” to consume Banh Xeo. Using leafy greens as base, you would wrap the crepe together with some shrimp, pork belly, bean sprouts and mint leaves, then dip into the fish sauce chilli before consuming. The chewy texture of the crepe felt similar to some Korean Pancake but thinner, and had refreshing crunch from the bean sprouts. While they specialize in Banh Xeo, the shop also serves up a comprehensive menu of Vietnamese dishes such as Rice Vermicelli dishes, Seafood fritters and Barbequed Meat. Not forgetting iconic Vietnam side dishes such as Goi Cuon (Fresh Summer Roll) and Cha Gio (Fried Spring Roll) paired with fish sauce. (VND 75k, SGD $4.50 for 5pcs) These two side dishes are so common that it is almost available at every food stall. I tried from different places and found...

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Hanoi After Dark

by Ton Bao @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Hanoi After dark start at our stylish local Café with a cocktail and a delicious snack from one of the...

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10 African Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow. 

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

Photographers posting their pics out of the bright continent are dispelling myths and breaking down misconceptions as they fill their accounts with inspiring images and stories from previously, mostly inaccessible areas. From colourful street fashion, wide landscapes and glimpses into everyday life in vibrant cities and remote villages, we are being shown that Africa offers…

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CƠM TẤM 43 – Old Saigon Charm

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

CƠM TẤM 43 43 Nguyễn Văn Lạc Bình Thạnh District 0120 855 0155 *********************** A simple, classic Saigon street eatery – that’s what Hai and I were looking for this morning as we left our apartment beside “our” canal (the Thi Nghe Canal in Bình Thạnh District). And happily, we quickly found it … Cơm Tấm 43 [Read on ...]

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