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Preparation: Fillet the fish and cut into 2-3cm chunks Ground the fresh turmeric and galangal, squeeze their juices into a bowl, set aside Squeeze the left-over rice and keep the juice aside [ more... ]
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Sweet and sour Dipping Sauce Serves: 8 rolls 4 tablespoons of kumquat juice (‘nước tắc’) 4 tablespoons of sugar 4 teaspoons of nước mắm (fish sauce) [ more... ]
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The Hoa Tuc restaurant is in a complex of eateries housed on the grounds of the former opium refinery. Its name means ‘opium poppy’ and it runs half-day gourmet tours with a cookery class on most mornings. [ more... ]
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Haute cuisine’ in Vietnam translates to ‘imperial Hue’ cuisine. This borrows from the court of Peking and also includes dishes specially concocted to please the Vietnamese emperors. That other French culinary term [ more... ]
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Hello again to all. As we all know, finding the right place to dine in District One is a matter of trial and error. Some places are seriously overpriced. Others aren’t worth trying at any price. Still others don’t offer what we like. [ more... ]
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Saigon was sometimes referred to as ‘The Paris of The East’. This is not a moniker lightly bestowed. As one who has visited the real City Of Lights fourteen times, I can see why. [ more... ]
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In his dictionary of southern Vietnamese, scholar Vuong Hong Sen writes, “Mangrove apple trees have beautiful green leaves. At night, the sight of many fireflies perched upon them is quite lovely. [ more... ]
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What makes an hotel a great hotel? Aside from well-appointed rooms, one would expect courteous and attentive, but unobtrusive, service. [ more... ]
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Bursting with colours, featuring spectacular natural ingredients galore and the original way of serving, Phan Thiet and Muine seafood hot pot (lẩu thả in Vietnamese) is one of the heartiest meals this coastal region has to offer to a hungry visitor. [ more... ]
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When our editor told me to go to ‘ell’ I wondered just what crime I was guilty of. Then I remembered she is not a lady for dropping her ‘aitches’ and I realised that I had been guilty in my misunderstanding of dropping a final ‘e.’ ‘Elle’, French for ‘she’, is about as famous as Perrier or Chanel as a brand name. [ more... ]
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Pasteboard masks have been Hanoi kids’ toys, especially in the occasion of Mid-Autumn celebrations, for ages. But today, just a handful of people ...
In Phan Thiet, bánh hỏi with pig bowels (lòng heo) is synonymous with Phu Long Town, which is the name of the native place of this dish, where it is ...
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