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When talking of food there is definitely a French connection in Vietnam. Witness the baguettes for sale on street corners at breakfast time. It may not be in the DNA, as the modern idiom goes, but it is certainly in the language. [ more... ]
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Mua Dining & Café has recently opened its doors in Ho Chi Minh City. Its name, Mùa, in Vietnamese, means ‘season’ and its philosophy is to serve fresh food in season from the three main regions of Vietnam, North, Central and South. [ more... ]
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For many, 5 p.m. certainly marks the end of a working day and time for rest and relaxation. However, this may not be true in dynamic business life, it’s the time to move from behind the desk to the business dinning table, to network, socialise and catalyse deals. [ more... ]
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On my way to work in Ho Chi Minh City I often pass by a restaurant housed in a tall building opposite the Reunification Palace. There is always a lively scene of diners munching away in a courtyard. [ more... ]
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The dark brown wooden tables and chairs, the wooden floor and ceiling, the yellow lights: all of it painted a classy but cozy picture of a Vietnamese restaurant in a private corner of downtown Hanoi. [ more... ]
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Azenh in the Old Quarter, Hanoi’s hub for street gourmets, at 31 Lò Sũ Street, Hanoi, offers Vietnamese street food, _including snacks and savoury pastry, that lures diners to Phố Cổ (the Old Quarter). [ more... ]
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In the last few years, I have written about good Vietnamese restaurants and cafes that expatriates would be likely to go for and Western-style restaurants for expatriates who felt a longing for the familiar. [ more... ]
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There can be nothing more infinite than Vietnamese cuisine. This sentence may seem nonsensical but I have been living here for fourteen years and I am still coming across new dishes and even new methods of preparing and presenting them. [ more... ]
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One day, novelist Nguyen Quang Sang came to Bac Lieu Province in the Mekong Delta and invited me for a meal. I went to see him, taking with me a jar of fermented fish (mắm), made in Vinh Hung, as a rustic present for a guest from the big city. [ more... ]
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Pasha Turkish and Mediterranean Restaurant, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City [ more... ]
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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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