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Travel To Dalat: The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend Getaway

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

Dalat is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam—and for good reason. From its gorgeous waterfalls, traditional silk factories, and buzzing night market, to its small batch coffee farms, Dalat makes for an ideal getaway from the major cities. In order to make your great escape a bit easier, Vietcetera popped over to the […]

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Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Nashville - Bachelorette Ideas

by Bostonblondie226 @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning a bachelorette party for Nashville -- probably 8 of us in total -- in April. Does anyone have thoughts on AirBnB vs Hotels? I am...

Leeuwarden, European Capital of Culture 2018

by menachem @ Fodor's Forum

(Jointly with Valletta, Malta) The full program is now online and it looks very exciting, with loads happening in Leeuwarden, but throughout the...

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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2018 Soft Drink Trends

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We talked last year about this year’s alcoholic drink trends, so this month we’re looking at soft drink trends. Don’t underestimate the soft drink market ...

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Parade of Hits: Centre Stage’s annual rock ‘n’ roll show will pay homage to some of music’s greatest keyboardists

by Vincent Harris @ Greenville Journal

For the past seven years, one of the most popular performances on Centre Stage’s schedule has been its annual “Rock ’N’ Roll” show. Every year, the show gathers together some of the best and most beloved songs in rock and pop music history under different themes (’80s songs, for example), puts together a great band […]

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“I wish I could quit my job so I can travel the world and run marathons full time!”- Shamel

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Shamel is definitely not your ordinary traveler…He’s a man with a mission. Read to know more. T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… S: My name is Shamel and I’m from Subang Jaya, Selangor. Currently working in the media industry but I wish I could quit my job so I can travel the world and run marathons full time! T: Where have you been? S: My travels in the past 5 years were mostly being planned around running marathons and this has taken me to some of the […]

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Muslim Travel: 5 Places for Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City

Muslim Travel: 5 Places for Halal Food in Ho Chi Minh City


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Hunt down these halal restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City for Vietnamese food, Malaysian food and more!

A serious rat problem in Paris.

by NYCFoodSnob @ Fodor's Forum

I witnessed this issue over the holidays while visiting Paris. I thought I might post about it sooner, but then I hesitated, knowing how the...

Al Taglio

by Vicolo1 @ Vicolo1

What is “Al Taglio” ? is it pizza ? is it bread ? maybe focaccia ? Pizza Al Taglio is a variety of pizza baked in large rectangular trays, and generally sold in rectangular or square slices. This type of pizza was invented in Rome, Italy, and is common throughout Italy In the most traditional Italian pizza al […]

Winter in Japan: Why You Should Visit The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

“I woke up one day and decided to jump out of a plane…”- Rahayu Azizol

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Check out our next Tripfezroamer, Rahayu Azizol interview with Tripfez… T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… R: Hello! I’m Rahayu Azizol working as a med lab in Kuala Lumpur. I love to meet new people and trying new things. My passion is to challenge myself to go out of my comfort zone and explore remote places. T: Where have you been? R: Mostly I have been around Asia. Neighbouring countries like Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea and Nepal recently. And last year I went to New […]

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Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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Morocco phone/ sim

by princepinkerton @ Fodor's Forum

i purchased an android phone here in Canada with no phone plan,etc, to use exclusively for travel purposes. My next trip is to Morocco and I was...

Sahara Desert Tour/Trek & Marrakech in early Sept.

by artyguy @ Fodor's Forum

A good friend of mine is hosting me in Marrakech for two weeks (early September)and thinking I'd like to check/photograph the Kasbahs, get a glimpse...

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago, I co-hosted an Essential Oils 101 and Mini Oily Guru Workshop, together with my good friend Ruth. Ruth opened her home to seven awesome ladies who wanted to learn a bit more about why we … Continue reading

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

McPork

McPork

by theepowerofgood @ Fast Food – The All of Saigon

When Viet Nam’s first McDonald’s opened in Sai Gon last year; it attracted a bit of international press. Global reactions ranged from disbelief that there wasn’t dozens of them already, to horror that one of the last strongholds against American corporate greed was being crushed beneath the ubiquitous Golden Arches. But really, nothing about the … Continue reading McPork

How to survive gecko-land

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Being a mum of a newborn means long hours of having the baby attached to your chest as she nurses or sleeps (especially if you ...

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

48 Hours Honolulu: Bishop Museum and Halekulani Le Mer

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

Last week my husband and I decided to spend 48 hours in Honolulu. I had such a blast with Hella Rothwell on New Years Eve 2017, visiting again seemed a good idea. Because apart from changing planes in Honolulu, my husband, believe it or not, has never been to the city. He has never visited […]

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“It was really challenging as we suffered from motion sickness…”-Nabila Asyiqin

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Our next Tripfezroamer is the amazing Nabila Asyiqin! T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… N: I’m Nurul Nabila Asyiqin, a diploma holder in Applied Science. Currently, I’m a fulltime model. I leave out my modeling life when I travel and become a completely different person; more adventurous and I also love backpacking with my friends, or even going solo. T: Where have you been? N: Iran was my 13th country, and still counting. I’ve been to Switzerland, Myanmar, Thai, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, […]

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Feasting at Y Thao Garden Restaurant

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

Sometimes life gives you a difficult decision. And sometimes there is no “right” choice. Case in point: On what felt like basically the hottest day ever in Hue, Vietnam, we were given the choice of eating in a somewhat touristy restaurant with air conditioning or an “off the beaten path” restaurant without. We chose the […]

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

by Amanda and Isaac Toups @ Munchies

Don't be scared of the roux; take it nice and slow, and everything will come out just right.

PSK Christmas Promo

PSK Christmas Promo

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

I can’t recommend enough the use of Essential Oils and how it has helped in the overall wellness of our family. I really started out as a skeptic and even in my oily journey, I really check, double-check things because … Continue reading

Exploring Saigon

Exploring Saigon

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they know and would … Continue reading

South Island Christmas Trip 2018

by wkusz @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! I'm just getting started planning a trip to the South Island over the Christmas/New Year's Holiday (Yes, I know - busiest time but is the...

23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Com tho ga – claypot chicken rice

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

According to the worldwide web, cooking in unglazed pots has been around since Roman times, or 27BC. Cooking rice in claypots is also thousands of ...

Ho Chi Minh Airport - Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Ho Chi Minh Airport - Tan Son Nhat International Airport


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh Airport has two buildings to accommodate domestic and international flights.  The French government built the airport in the 1930s, calling it Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In 1950, the United States foreign aid added a 2,000-metre runway to the airport. Today, it

10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

Hundreds of Food Combinations That Could Potentially Kill You, According to This Chart

Hundreds of Food Combinations That Could Potentially Kill You, According to This Chart

by Nick Baker @ Munchies

In Myanmar, a common poster details a million ways to die (or hate life). An ice cream + cucumber = chest congestion. Pumpkin + prawns = dysentery. Rabbit meat + mushrooms = death.

Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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Banh Mi VS Fast Food: The Economics of a Meal

Banh Mi VS Fast Food: The Economics of a Meal


Vietnamese Food Lovers

International fast food chains have been doing well across the continent but for some reason, they are struggling in Vietnam. What happened?

7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Redemption by Persimmons

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

It’s persimmon season, the time of the year when many Asians swoon at the site of the glowing, orange fruits at markets and on tree limbs. Many people have gifted my parents persimmons but the ones from my neighbor Dan are particularly delicious. I’ve earned lots of bonus points with my folks through Dan’s generosity....

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East West Brewing Co: The Craft Brewery Taking On Big Beer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Five years ago, there were only 2,000 craft breweries up and running in the US. But by the second quarter of 2017, America proved just how hopped up it had become as it surpassed the 5,500 craft brewery mark nationwide. The threat to the “big beer” industry had become a reality. Now, as bigtime, multinational […]

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Hello HCMC !

by Vicolo1 @ Vicolo1

Welcome to Vicolo1 Our kind of food.. Our team can’t wait to meet you all !  

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

English language to bolster Vietnamese economy

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

No longer a small rural town, Da Nang is home to the English Learning Institute. The first high-rise to establish itself in 2006, it now sits amongst Da Nang’s bustling city life. As 2020 nears, the ELI is working with The University of Queensland to improve the English language proficiency of native speaking teachers and

5 Muslim Friendly Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand [2018 Guide]

by natalija @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Bangkok is known as a fun-filled party land and (for most of us who have not been there) may seem the furthest thing from being Halal. However, did you know that there are around 6.3 million Muslims in Thailand and an estimated 265,000 to 1 million Muslims in Bangkok alone? And that’s not to count Muslim visitors coming to the country. And thus Thailand is putting a lot of attention in making the country more Muslim friendly. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a mobile app called ‘Thailand Muslim Friendly’ that allows users to look up Muslim-friendly attractions […]

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Airport - Ho Chi Minh City

Airport - Ho Chi Minh City


My Guide Vietnam

Our guide to Airport - Ho Chi Minh City by our Vietnam local expert - Built by the French during the 1930’s and then expanded into a military airbase by the ...

Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Back To Black With Phuc Van Dang

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story of Phuc Van Dang here

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Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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Train and itinerary advice, Andalusia in mid April

by chubbymamma @ Fodor's Forum

1) We would like to go to Seville as soon as we arrive in Madrid and are trying to time our train reservation relative to our flight. How much time...

Cho Ray hospital’s partnership with western medical institutions

by Ruth McCosker @ UQ in Vietnam

Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City welcomes approximately 2500 Western medical students to complete medical placements each year. The partnership between Cho Ray Hospital and Western medical institutions allows for Vietnamese doctors to not only teach, but to also be taught. Ruth McCosker has that story.

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Love hoisin sauce with pho and in other Asian dishes? Make it yourself! I didn’t think it would be easy, but for the sake of excellent pho and the desire to offer a gluten-free hoisin recipe in The Pho Cookbook, I experimented for about two weeks to come up with an excellent recipe. Now, you...

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

The Best Places to Eat, Drink & Brunch in Wroclaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

If you’re anything like I was, the words ‘Polish Cuisine’ don’t really fill you with excitement. Before my first trip to Poland back in October, the phrase conjured images of…

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Open House Sunday: Four Bedroom Pool Home in Greenhaven

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

Are you looking for an affordable four bedroom pool home in Greenhaven? It seems so many buyers are getting priced out of the market, which makes this new listing is an excellent opportunity for those who are ready to act. It’s not every day you find a home ready to move into and with a […]

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7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon is arguably the best place to explore Vietnam's extraordinary street food scene. The city boasts so many street food outlets that it feels like a gigantic open-air restaurant. This is my guide to 7 of the best streets for street food in Saigon... Continue reading →

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

A small jar of ‘Nam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

A little taste of Vietnam’s rich culture. A small jar of ‘Nam from sjcstudents on Vimeo. Audio sourced from jamendo.com

Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand: On Temples, a Golden Clock Tower, and Dancing Shrimp at the Night Bazaar

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Major attractions like Wat Rong Khun and Baan Dam Museum are located outside of the city, but there are a few lesser known temples you can visit within the city's limits. They aren't as spectacular as the White Temple but they do make for a pleasant few hours of temple hopping without the distraction of crowds.

A year in Review: My Favourite Destinations, Experiences and Blog Posts of 2017

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

I prefaced last year’s roundup with a note that, for the world as a whole, 2016 had been a veritable dumpster fire of a year. We all knew it would…

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Nashville - Bachelorette Ideas

by Bostonblondie226 @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning a bachelorette party for Nashville -- probably 8 of us in total -- in April. Does anyone have thoughts on AirBnB vs Hotels? I am...

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Winter in Japan: Why You Should Visit The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Smashing Day

Smashing Day

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Because it’s the start of the year, I make a long list of resolutions — at least in my mind. To make things simple and doable, I just promised myself I’d like to get back to some sport activities. Today, … Continue reading

Visit Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, and Petite France on a Day Tour from Seoul

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it's a curious place that's unlike anything we've ever visited. There's a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

17 Reasons to Burn Your Veggies

17 Reasons to Burn Your Veggies

by Munchies Staff @ Munchies

Just don't burn your house down.

A Walk Through Wartime Warsaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The narrow, cobbled road beside Warsaw’s Park Ogród Krasińskich used to be one of the city’s busiest streets, although nowadays you wouldn’t be able to tell. The buildings that used to…

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We Love These 5 Halal Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City!

We Love These 5 Halal Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City!


Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Vietnam is becoming more and more a favourite destination amongst Malaysians and international travellers. Its economy is booming, and there are so many interesting places that we can visit or acti…

Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

My parents adore bargains, especially the ones at their local Salvation Army on Wednesdays, when seniors receive a 25 percent discount. On October 12, 2016, they scored a charming set of English Royal Wessex Red Willow dishes for about $22 (discounted from the original $29.50). They bought it with the intention of gifting it to...

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Strange Eats: Chicken Ovaries

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

Sometimes you find yourself walking around the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) late at night trying to find a restaurant that tourists wouldn’t go to. What we found was Le La Quan, a place so local that the people who worked in the restaurant barely spoke a word of English and the […]

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Living on the Edge: Cycling Bolivia’s Death Road

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

As soon as the liquid hit my lips it felt as though my whole mouth was on fire. Within seconds my eyes were streaming. “Don’t worry, It’ll give you courage!”…

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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How a Sacramento Realtor Had to Sell the Same Home Seven Times

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

No Sacramento Realtor in her right mind sets out to sell the same home seven times. Especially not over the course of the last 5 years. But that’s exactly what happened with this particular home in Sacramento. Yup, I had to sell the same home seven times. The first escrow happened in 2012, and it […]

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnamese students look to study abroad

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

After completing their education, many Vietnamese students hope to pursue further study abroad to improve their job prospects and foreign language skills in the increasingly global market. Australia is currently the leading study destination for Vietnamese students. Correspondingly, education-related travel services are Australia’s single largest export to Vietnam, accounting for $872 million in 2013. Each year

A Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

After being lost from the tourist map for decades due to the ravages of war, Hanoi has become a mainstay on the majority of backpacker’s trips around South East Asia.…

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Sound Bites: Chris Stalcup & Matt Woods, Amber Ikeman, The Return

by Vincent Harris @ Greenville Journal

Songwriters Series w/ Chris Stalcup & Matt Woods Wednesday, Jan. 24 Gottrocks 200 Eisenhower Drive, Greenville 9 p.m. $5 On his most recent album with his band, The Grange, called “Downhearted Fools,” Georgia’s Chris Stalcup sits comfortably on the line between rock and country. Like the Drive-By Truckers or Son Volt before him, Stalcup can […]

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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

“After that incident, every time I travel abroad I will make sure to…”-Khaidhir Baihaqi

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Find out what inspires Khaidhir Baihaqi to travel. T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… K: My name is Khaidhir Baihaqi Bin Azeman, from Temerloh, Pahang and I’m an Executive at a local bank. I’m adventurous and love to try new things in life and of course, traveling is on top of the list. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @Kay_Bai  T: Where have you been? K: I just came back from Kathmandu for Annapurna Base Camp hiking trip with friend. I’ve been to 11 countries; Thailand, […]

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Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho Recipe — Pressure Cooker and Multicooker Edition!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  Do you cook during the holidays with leftovers in mind? I do. There’s so much involved in pulling off a holiday meal to feed a crowd that I love to bank my efforts by repurposing ingredients and using up scraps. Many Americans make soup from the leftover turkey carcass and vegetable, but what about...

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Best of Saigon

Best of Saigon


Gastronomy

Ten quintessential Saigon foods that everyone’s gotta taste… 1. Cua Lot – Soft Shell Crabs Why: Because I dream about crustaceans smothered in a sweet and tart tamarind sauce ever…

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

The Shelter Collection

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

The Shelter Collection was founded in 2004 by Danish national Ole Riis in collaboration with the Danish Vietnamese Association. Father of two adopted Vietnamese children, ...

2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Looking for last-minute ideas for a favorite cook? That may entail gifting yourself (!), a friend, or family member. This year, I found myself obsessing about certain kitchen tools and cooking appliances. Maybe it was an escape from the political roller coaster that we’ve all been on — no matter what your affiliation or inclination...

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Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Food Trip: Kingscross

Food Trip: Kingscross

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago when I brought my son to American Eye Center in Crescent Plaza for check up, we saw that a new restaurant just opened, Kingscross. Honestly, we’ve been really sad that NYDC has closed in this … Continue reading

Winter in Japan: Why You Should Visit The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Format for Showing Time of Posts

by Heimdall @ Fodor's Forum

Your time format is very confusing, making me think the last post on a thread was over 12 hours ago. An example is where the date/time of the last...

Living in Green Heaven

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

Hoi An might be one of the coolest little towns in the world. It reminded me of the water towns not far from Shanghai, except with a modern touch that seems to blend seamlessly with the old. And like any cool little town worth its salt, Hoi An has a couple of dishes that claim […]

Homestay at Dalat

Homestay at Dalat

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

For our latest stay in Dalat, we decided to again book through Airbnb. We had a good experience with Cozy House a couple of years ago and wanted to stay there again but it was already fully booked for the … Continue reading

McDonald's opens first location in Vietnam; Big Macs but no McPho?

McDonald's opens first location in Vietnam; Big Macs but no McPho?


latimes.com

The Big Mac has arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, marking the opening of the first McDonald's location in Vietnam. The Golden Arches restaurant will also be Vietnam's first drive-through. 

FUH - Vietnamese Fast Casual

FUH - Vietnamese Fast Casual


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FuhChicago Vietnamese fast casual joint with a focus on pho

Orvieto vs Cortona?

by Patti_lovestravel @ Fodor's Forum

If you had to had to choose between Orvieto vs Cortona, which would you select? I am hoping to squeeze in time to see both if we find we are moving...

Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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Saigon street food:  'There's no future for my son selling food this way'

Saigon street food: 'There's no future for my son selling food this way'


the Guardian

Vietnamese street food is modernising with western tourists using YouTube and local blogs to find the best dishes, but 78% of vendors still work illegally

Strange Fruits: Dragon Fruit

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

If you saw something like this growing in the wild would your first thought be to eat it? Mine wouldn’t be, but I would regret that decision because this here is a dragon fruit. Originally from the Americas, the dragon fruit has somehow become a fruit much more associated with Southeast Asia. And while it […]

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Orvieto vs Cortona?

by Patti_lovestravel @ Fodor's Forum

If you had to had to choose between Orvieto vs Cortona, which would you select? I am hoping to squeeze in time to see both if we find we are moving...

Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Exploring Wroclaw’s Beautiful Christmas Market

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The well-wrapped crowds move together under the flickering pinpricks of a thousand glowing fairy lights. A chorus of carols blends perfectly with a rattling of sleigh bells and the excited…

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Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story about Marcus Loke here

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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The Change has Begun

by Vicolo1 @ Vicolo1

The First Pay it forward ticket has been redeemed at 5:30pm on Friday, the 27th of November 2015 ! We were touched by the look on the smiling face of Our new friend, who ran to bring another friend right away ! In the following days, We will begin placing the many tickets that were […]

Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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My Wings at My Banh Mi

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

I have a confession to make: I don’t understand why people love banh mis so much. Maybe it’s because they are one of the only options out there where people can eat Asian food and sandwiches at the same time. Thus, when I took a stroll over to My Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly […]

Beauty and the bleach

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

Motionless on the footpath of a chaotic street in Vietnam, a girl stared up at a billboard. An image of elegance, the photo was of a woman frozen in a moment of pure joy. As the girl slipped on gloves that ran up to her shoulders, lifted the hood of her jumper and fastened her

Pour One Out: Macaulay Culkin’s Band The Pizza Underground Has Disbanded

Pour One Out: Macaulay Culkin’s Band The Pizza Underground Has Disbanded

by Mayukh Sen @ Munchies

How can I possibly cope with this news?

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

5 Unconventional Activities for Your Next Family Holiday in Taiwan

by Jennifer Noviana @ TripZilla Magazine

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Beef Jerky Papaya Salad (Goi Kho Bo) in Ho Chi Minh City

Beef Jerky Papaya Salad (Goi Kho Bo) in Ho Chi Minh City


The Christina's Blog

Ever tried Som Tam in Thailand? Well, Vietnam has a better version - Goi Kho Bo. Read on to find out more about this dish and where to find it in Saigon!

Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City

Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City


DanielFoodDiary.com

Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] Saigon (former name of HCMC) continues to welcome new dining establishment and Secret House is one on the radar for many foodies. Within a few months of opening, it has been favourably reviewed and loved. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The owner has a restaurant portfolio that is well loved, namely Mountain Retreat and Secret Garden. These are restaurants frequented by both locals and tourists looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a comfortable and rural setting, They all serve Vietnamese home cooked food, and are packed be it weekday or weekend, which says something about the quality of the restaurants they operate. Secret House is by no means different. You can expect nothing less from the artistic minds behind this restaurant. The main appeal lies in its rural decoration, where an inner courtyard has been smartly and creatively turned into an herb garden. Dark wooden furniture and old-school style tableware also add rustic charm to the dining experience. The menu is extensive, aiming for every day staples of Vietnamese cuisine. Photos are included along with English translation which makes for easy ordering. The dishes are of small portion thus great for sharing, suitable for those with a hankering for every flavour. One can start off with Guava Salad with Dried Baby Shrimp (85,000VND, SGD$5.09) that serves as a good palate cleanser. The guava provided a difference in texture as well as light sweetness to the mix without being overpowering. The right amount of bite for each piece of Deep Fried Sticky Rice (95,000VND, SGD$5.69) topped with sliced mushroom, dried pork floss and minced pork, dipped in chili sauce made another delightful appetizer. On almost every occasion that I have eaten there, this is a dish I order without fail: Fried... Continue Reading

Eat Meat for Stronger Bones

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

A recent joint Australian-Vietnamese study found that people who eat meat have stronger bones, and who are we to question the Australians and Vietnamese? According to the study, “vegetarians had bones five percent less dense than meat-eaters.” It was even worse for vegans. I don’t know about anyone else, but that five percent really comes […]

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Ready, Set, Go: Creating marketing fuel for your business development and sales engine

Ready, Set, Go: Creating marketing fuel for your business development and sales engine

by Guest Contributor @ Greenville Journal

By William Russell Managing partner, The Marketing Beacon Your sales and business-development engine is a machine with great potential, but it requires proper marketing fuel to run well. An engine without fuel is just a big block of metal that does nothing. That engine is designed to perform at its highest level, which means not […]

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

A serious rat problem in Paris.

by NYCFoodSnob @ Fodor's Forum

I witnessed this issue over the holidays while visiting Paris. I thought I might post about it sooner, but then I hesitated, knowing how the...

5 Unconventional Activities for Your Next Family Holiday in Taiwan

by Jennifer Noviana @ TripZilla Magazine

Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Furman researchers develop plausible recipe for early life on Earth

by Andrew Moore @ Greenville Journal

The newly published study demonstrates how key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on Earth some four billion years ago.

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Thai in ‘Nam at Tuk Tuk

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

The historical interrelationships of Southeast Asian countries is fascinating, especially for those in the Indochina parts. Amazingly, they have each maintained such strong individual cultures and that is no more apparent than in the food. You see, after some time in Vietnam a few of us were tired of Vietnamese food. So, obviously we wanted […]

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Budget Travellers or Cheapskates?

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

This is probably a bit contentious but today I am going to write about the plethora of stories that are cropping up on social media ...

The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Are Medellín’s Christmas lights the Best in the World?

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The Porce River isn’t a particularly attractive thing; murky brown water filling a concrete half-pipe, flowing through the centre of Medellín and cutting the city in two. However, for one month…

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8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnamese Fast Food at Pho 24

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

Fast food is an amazing thing. And what’s more amazing is that soup is kind of the original fast food. Sure, it has to be prepared way in advance, but once that is done a meal is just a scoop away. Pho 24 has elevated the combination of fast food and soup to an art. […]

SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Petrasch named VP of HR at BMW Manufacturing Co.

Petrasch named VP of HR at BMW Manufacturing Co.

by Trevor Anderson @ Greenville Journal

Spartanburg County-based BMW Manufacturing Co. announced Tuesday, Jan. 23, Christine Petrasch has been named vice president of human resources. Petrasch succeeds Johannes Trauth, who has returned to Germany to serve as the head of HR services. The company said Petrasch earned a master’s degree in computer science and started her career as an IT consultant […]

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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Tips to Visit Pearl Harbor and Michel’s at the Colony Surf

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

The driving force behind our 48 hours in Honolulu adventure was to visit Pearl Harbor. Followed, of course, by a quiet dinner at Michel’s at Colony Surf. That was our last half of the 48 hours in Honolulu trip. The first 24 hours was a trip to the Bishop Museum to see royal artifacts and […]

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Simple Butter Chicken

Simple Butter Chicken

by Matty Matheson @ Munchies

Matty Matheson shares his fool-proof, simple, and perfect recipe for butter chicken.

Anybody can/want to help me double check Schengen math?

by travellover3 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello all and thank you so much in advance to whoever ventures here. Thanks to the wonderful help of this forum I am almost finished with my...

“I have been to 34 countries at the age of 23…”-Lutfi

by fatinfarhana @ Tripfez, Muslim Travel Blog

Find out what inspires Lutfi to travel the world. T: A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so… L: I am Lutfi, a graduate of University of Edinburgh in Biotechnology. I am currently working as a medical sales rep in Malaysia. I am a solo tripster and history lover. I travel because I want to learn the history of the world. Every city has a story to tell. I have been to 34 countries at the age of 23 which is the greatest achievement in my life apart […]

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Bartenders You Should Know: Zachary Calfee, Roost

by Ariel Turner @ Greenville Journal

Bartenders You Should Know: Zachary Calfee, Roost Chances are, if you order a whiskey cocktail at the Roost bar, bartender Zachary Calfee will convince you to give James E. Pepper whiskey a shot. And he’ll sell it to you in his signature high-energy, rapid-fire manner that will convince you of both its historic importance to […]

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Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

We ended 2017 with a road trip to Dalat to celebrate the start of the year 2018. Kinda weird writing that sentence. So anyhoo, it’s not our first trip to Dalat but we’ve always been clueless as to where we … Continue reading

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

Korean Food Guide: 44 Things to Eat in Seoul, South Korea and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

As delicious and universally appealing as Korean barbecue is, I've learned that there's so much more to the cuisine than just bulgogi and galbi. Things like ganjang gejang, jokbal, and naengmyeonaren't as well known outside of Korea but they are dishes well worth flying for.

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

Locally Sandwiching at Banh Mi Huynh Hoa

by The Unvegan @ Vietnam – The Unvegan

Look, I’ve already confessed to not being the biggest banh mi guy, but that doesn’t mean I was not eager to find the most badass banh mi that Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) had to offer. Therefore, I knew I had to make my way to Banh Mi Huynh Hoa. The internet informed me […]

Watch Matty Matheson Make Super Simple Butter Chicken

Watch Matty Matheson Make Super Simple Butter Chicken

by Munchies Staff @ Munchies

Chicken so tender it tastes like "little fluffy pillows."

Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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Format for Showing Time of Posts

by Heimdall @ Fodor's Forum

Your time format is very confusing, making me think the last post on a thread was over 12 hours ago. An example is where the date/time of the last...

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Sharing with you this year’s English Mass schedule for Christmas and NY. If you need the full document with the map, please email hellosaigoncity@gmail.com. Have a meaningful Christmas everyone!

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

5 Unconventional Activities for Your Next Family Holiday in Taiwan

by Jennifer Noviana @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Incorporating the ‘Glowing Rectangles’

Incorporating the ‘Glowing Rectangles’

by Guest Contributor @ Greenville Journal

By Chris Manley CEO, Engenius I’ve got a good friend who refers to digital devices as glowing rectangles. It’s an interesting way to think about it. Whether you’re holding a phone or tablet, staring at a laptop or a widescreen monitor, all of these are, in essence, glowing rectangles. Take a moment and think back […]

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Anybody can/want to help me double check Schengen math?

by travellover3 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello all and thank you so much in advance to whoever ventures here. Thanks to the wonderful help of this forum I am almost finished with my...

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnam Food And Beverage Market Research Insights - Vietcetera

Vietnam Food And Beverage Market Research Insights - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

This article pictures the vietnamese food and beverage sector. From Saigon to Hanoi, main cities can see an evolution of their inhabitants consumtion.

Carl Jr’s: fastfood in Saigon

Carl Jr’s: fastfood in Saigon


eatingmodern

I didn’t know this fast food brand before I came to Vietnam. I have been to the USA a few times, but I had never seen it (fell in love with U Burger in Boston).   So once I was exploring…

Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Wat Rong Khun may the most popular but it isn't Chiang Rai's only draw. There are two other attractions close to the city that are worthy of your itinerary – Baan Dam Museum, aka Black House, and Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. You can visit all three in half a day.

A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Tucson Weekly: The Best of Tucson, News, and Everything That Matters

Tucson Weekly: The Best of Tucson, News, and Everything That Matters


Tucson Weekly

Founded in 1984, the Tucson Weekly is the Tucson news source that matters. Politics, culture, arts, music, food and everything else that makes our city great in print and online.

Colliers International announces new downtown Spartanburg office, hires Montgomery

Colliers International announces new downtown Spartanburg office, hires Montgomery

by Trevor Anderson @ Greenville Journal

A top-flight commercial real estate firm will bolster its presence in Spartanburg. Colliers International’s South Carolina brokerage has leased 2,000 square feet at 145 W. Main St. in downtown Spartanburg, on the top floor of the three-story former Carolina Gallery building now home to Bond Street Wines. The space overlooking Morgan Square will serve as […]

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Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

The price of Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Young people in Vietnam are becoming increasingly sexually liberated, as experts raise concerns for the sexual health of their youth. Referred to as Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’, views on tradition, marriage and sexuality are being rejected by younger generations. Research from the Ministry of Education and Training found that half of Vietnamese minors admitted to being

Leeuwarden, European Capital of Culture 2018

by menachem @ Fodor's Forum

(Jointly with Valletta, Malta) The full program is now online and it looks very exciting, with loads happening in Leeuwarden, but throughout the...

Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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Tips for Buying a Paddle Board in Kona, Hawaii

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

Buying a paddle board in Kona, Hawaii, was a bit more involved than I initially imagined. The first thing I learned was a person should really demo the paddle board first. Don’t just pick the prettiest and least expensive paddle board in the store because you might regret it later. Everybody is different when it […]

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Fat or famished: striking a nutritional balance in Vietnam

by Thea Halpin @ UQ in Vietnam

Despite the growing wealth in Vietnam the nation is experiencing a double burden of poor child nutrition. While some children suffer from malnutrition, obesity levels are also rising rapidly. Thea Halpin looks into why Vietnam is struggling to strike a nutritional balance.    

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

Train and itinerary advice, Andalusia in mid April

by chubbymamma @ Fodor's Forum

1) We would like to go to Seville as soon as we arrive in Madrid and are trying to time our train reservation relative to our flight. How much time...

Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Despite misconceptions, Vietnam is a country with exemplary vegetarian cuisine. There’s a long history of vegetarian food in Vietnam with its roots firmly planted in Buddhist ideologies. The key to understanding the Vietnamese vegetarian food scene is knowing what to look for and where to go in order to find it. Although plenty of standard […]

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5 Signs Your Training Efforts Are Failing

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We have again gone full circle… a new year has started… what does 2018 hold for you? Is this going to be the year you ...

Researchers fight to eliminate malaria from Vietnam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

John Bryant has this radio report on the growing efforts to wipe out the threat of malaria across Vietnam.

Royal Saigon Restaurant

Royal Saigon Restaurant


Royal Saigon Restaurant

Be our guest, remain as a friend.

Very Ngon Homewares

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

When Lise Nguyen-Owen came to Vietnam in 2008 to volunteer at a non-governmental organisation, she noticed a disturbing dearth of tea towels. Then she discovered ...

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Blockchain Technology In Vietnam: Becoming A Global Leader?

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Vietnam is still best known for its agricultural output, but it’s a nation in transition. In fact, it’s currently one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and its rapidly diversifying economy has surpassed Thailand’s and Malaysia’s. Foreign capital investment hit US $24.4 billion in 2016, and factory production is shifting from traditional export goods […]

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South Island Christmas Trip 2018

by wkusz @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! I'm just getting started planning a trip to the South Island over the Christmas/New Year's Holiday (Yes, I know - busiest time but is the...

Vietnamese Pho Chain Takes on U.S. Competition

Vietnamese Pho Chain Takes on U.S. Competition


NPR.org

As KFC and other U.S. fast-food chains spread in Vietnam, a local entrepreneur is trying to blunt the Americans' corporate invasion. Ly Qui Trung has expanded his noodle chain to more than 50 stores in Vietnam and overseas.

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

Fluor named to Fortune magazine’s ‘Most Admired’ list for 18th consecutive year

Fluor named to Fortune magazine’s ‘Most Admired’ list for 18th consecutive year

by Trevor Anderson @ Greenville Journal

Texas-based Fluor Corp. announced Monday, Jan. 22, it has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies list. Fluor has appeared on the list every year since 2000. “Fluor’s 60,000 global employees embody our core values of safety, integrity, teamwork, and excellence on a daily basis,” said David Seaton, chairman and CEO of […]

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Photo Diary: Snapshots of People in Vietnam

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Vietnam is infinitely photogenic. From the serene beaches of Phu Quoc to the monumental limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the decaying facades of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the lantern strewn streets…

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Effective, or Just Efficient? The key for business leaders is to focus on balancing both

Effective, or Just Efficient? The key for business leaders is to focus on balancing both

by Guest Contributor @ Greenville Journal

By Tim Joiner Founder and CEO, 3Fold I’ve always been one of the busiest people I know. There are always more things on my to-do list than hours in the day, and it’s been that way since I was a teenager. I often pride myself on being “productive,” also known as being busy, overscheduled, and […]

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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Western Fastfood in Ho Chi Minh City

Western Fastfood in Ho Chi Minh City


Hello Saigon!

When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, I urge you to try Vietnamese cuisine! To get you started, you can see my list in 2012 which yes, I have to update. Vietnamese food is just so good, I tell yah! Here&…

A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe

Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe


Man Vs Globe

Saigon is a city that lives with the constant hum of motorcycles. All day and night a cacophony of horns and revving engines reverberate through the streets as the city’s 7.4…

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Solo Travel

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Peace and quiet can be hard to come by in Hanoi’s old quarter. The square kilometre of sooty streets and tangled telephone wires is a constant cacophony of rasping scooter engines,…

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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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Sahara Desert Tour/Trek & Marrakech in early Sept.

by artyguy @ Fodor's Forum

A good friend of mine is hosting me in Marrakech for two weeks (early September)and thinking I'd like to check/photograph the Kasbahs, get a glimpse...

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Morocco phone/ sim

by princepinkerton @ Fodor's Forum

i purchased an android phone here in Canada with no phone plan,etc, to use exclusively for travel purposes. My next trip is to Morocco and I was...

'Call Me by Your Name' Opens at Loft Today

by @ Tucson Weekly


One of 2017’s better love stories, this sumptuously filmed romance set in Italy is a thing of beauty to look at. Lush settings, stunning locations, and two admittedly quite adorable leads in Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet contribute to a sweet, and heartbreaking, story by Andre Aciman (who wrote the novel), with a screenplay by James Ivory.…

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