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For some time now, I have been aware that the Windsor Plaza Hotel has a team of formidable chefs. I have dined in their Cantonese restaurant [ more... ]
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There is an awful lot of coffee in Vietnam. There has been for some time now. In a good year, the country comes in second, after Brazil, in countries exporting the crop. [ more... ]
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At lunchtime on the 17th of December, 2013 at the Ngan Dinh Cantonese Restaurant of the Windsor Plaza Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown, [ more... ]
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Swiss’ is a byword for top quality for watches, banking and chocolate. This quality assurance extends to the hospitality industry; the Swiss being pioneers in the modern form of this industry. [ more... ]
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As with many foreign residents, it is not often I leave my comfort zone of Districts One and Three in HCMC, but the other night, an invitation to sample what is billed as Saigon's largest buffet [ more... ]
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Many times in the past, I have written of unique dining experiences in Ho Chi Minh City. Many of my accounts dealt with out-of-the way places to get good Vietnamese food at low or moderate prices. [ more... ]
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In my native land, Quang Tri Province, Central Vietnam, when a lunar year draws to an end, it is the time every household begins to turn the soil in their garden and strew mustard seeds. [ more... ]
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Ingredients: (Serves six) Shrimp: 500g Minced pork: 500g Jicama (or also Yam Bean): 700g Taro: 300g; A carrot [ more... ]
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Before the eighteenth century and for millennia the southern part of Vietnam was home to Indian influenced civilisations - Funan, Chenla, Champa and Kambuja. [ more... ]
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Vung Tau is a city that not only offers many delicious foods, but also blends flavours from North, Central and South Vietnam. This is due to its bustling seaports and a mix of residents from many other provinces. [ more... ]
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Silkworm cocoon cultivation at Co Chat Village, Phuong Dinh Commune, Truc Ninh District of Nam Dinh Province has long been praised in folk songs for ...
A short while ago, I was asked if the Vietnamese fondness for eating snails were a consequence of the former French presence here.
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