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Banh Gio: Hanoi’s Winter Snack

As the New Year is always anticipated throughout the world because of its festive mood and hope for a fresh beginning, it is even more so in Vietnam because of a particular food which is only available around this time – banh gio, a rice snack which is very affordable yet exceptionally delicious. Banh gio […]

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Rice Paper Cakes: My Long Delicacy

My Long in Ben Tre Province, Southern Vietnam is known for its rice paper cake because of its meaty, fragrant and simply delicious taste. Roasted over hot coal, the local delicacy is a favourite among locals and tourists alike with also three kinds to choose from, depending on one’s preference. Rice paper cake is made […]

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Falafel: Saigon Style

Falafel is one of the most famous street foods in the United States made from beans and vegetables and stuffed between sandwiches. Today, the popular American dish can be experienced in Vietnam thanks to the curiosity and determination of the local yoga instructor Sophia Pham. Pham encountered Falafel when she went to the United States […]

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10 Must-Try Dishes in Hanoi

When you’re in Hanoi, these are ten dishes you should never miss to make your trip complete: Banh Cuon. Banh Cuon or rice noodle roll is basically steamed fermented rice batter spread out into a thin, wide sheet and stuffed with seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear and minced shallots. It is best served with […]


Tet: Vietnamese Cultural Identity

Tet Nguyen Dan, or most commonly called Tet, is the most esteemed and anticipated celebration in Vietnam. Also known as the Vietnamese New Year, this is the time when Vietnamese people show their utmost remembrance and respect to their ancestors. It also serves as a grand homecoming and reunion for families to both relax and […]

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The Different Tastes of Vietnam

While Vietnam is rich in history and culture, it also has an interesting cuisine, probably one of the best in the world. It takes pride in its fresh, healthy ingredients and varied, deep flavours. There are restaurants, markets, street vendors and food stalls in almost, if not all, corners of every city, undeniable proof that […]