Eat & Drink

9 Dishes To Try In Hoi An

While Hoi An may be best known for its tailor shops and photogenic Ancient Town, visitors are often surprised at its vibrant food scene, largely a product of its unique history. When Hoi An came into…

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Eating Your Way Through Lunar New Year

For the Vietnamese, one of the joys of Lunar New Year is spending time with family and friends back in their hometowns. And nothing says “comfort” more than the comfort foods associated with Tet. Some of…

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Mekong Delta Kitchen: Bon Bon Salad

Looking down on a map of the Mekong Delta, one of the most notable features is the extensive network of waterways, fanning out like so many long fingers. Not only does it add to the natural…

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The Story Of Vietnamese Chocolate

This time of year, flowers and chocolate are probably in your thoughts. Vietnam grows beautiful flowers (we’re talking 10 roses from Dalat for less than a dollar!) but what about chocolate? While “Vietnam” and “chocolate” are…

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Flattened Rice In The Mekong Delta

It seems as if the whole of Vietnam is gearing up for the Mid-Autumn Festival, this year falling on September 27, 2015. Pop-up shops selling moon cakes can be seen along every busy street and children…

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Celebrating Vietnam’s Mid-autumn Festival

While Tet (New Year) is still the mother of all Vietnamese holidays, the Mid-Autumn Festival (Vietnamese: Tet Trung Thu) is second in popularity – a colorful, exciting festival revolving around children. With its origins in the…

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