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Vietnamese Chicken Soup (With Elbow Macaroni)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

It has been getting coooold lately, cold for Southern California anyways! This is perfect weather for you to cook up some soup. If you haven’t built up the courage to try the bitter melon soup I posted the other week,  Vietnamese chicken soup with elbow macaroni might be a simpler start :). What’s that you […]

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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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Bánh Xèo – Savory Vietnamese Crêpes

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Bánh xèo seems to be designed to be eaten as a family. The batter, filling ingredients, and veggies aren’t complicated to prepare, but they don’t make sense to be bought or made to be eaten by yourself. You don’t just buy 1/4 pound of pork, 8 shrimps, or buy 1/4 head of lettuce. You kind […]

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7 Things to Know About Drinking in Vietnam

7 Things to Know About Drinking in Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Drinking in Vietnam is an amazing experience, but here's a few things you should know before drinking with a Vietnamese person.

8 Must-try Snacks from Vietnam | Unilever Food Solutions

8 Must-try Snacks from Vietnam | Unilever Food Solutions


Unilever Food Solutions

With a whole range of dishes for every palate, here are the top 8 treats you have to try when visiting Vietnam.

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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Vietnamese Papaya & Beef Jerky Salad – Gỏi Đu Đủ Khô Bò

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

This is an easy 3-ingredient papaya salad you can throw together in a few minutes. There’s t the cooking required, just easy prep so you can get to snacking. Green papaya and beef jerky salad is a light appetizer, a great choice for a snack or appetizer. My mom says she used to buy this from food carts in Vietnam. […]

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Meeting the Ceramist Dinh Cong Viet Khoi

by Khue Luu @ Wild Tussah

We will be introducing new handicrafts to Wild Tussah lovers – Vietnamese handmade ceramics! In order to bring you the best and most unique products with a story, we have traveled to the Southern regions of Vietnam, looking for ceramic villages. It’s where the traditions that are hidden from the rest of the world are still kept alive. After months of searching, we finally came across...

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Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it does get better than banh mi.

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Hilton Hanoi Opera appoints new Executive Head Chef

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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Savills Vietnam to launch Industrial services

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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Recipe: Vietnamese New Year square rice cakes in the Instant Pot | Banh Chung

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

This year, I got my banh chung practice in a month early because I was asked to do an interview with Vietnam Television for a Lunar New Year special feature to air around Tet, which is February 16th. After the usual sit-down interview, we shot some B-roll of me making banh chung with Alvin, my […]

Interesting Stories Behind The 130-Year-Old Cha Ca La Vong Restaurant

by Vietnam Track @ Vietnam Track

One of the very special dish of  Vietnam is ‘chả’, something only unique to Vietnam that no one can find

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Beyond the Grand Palace: What to do, eat and drink in Bangkok

Beyond the Grand Palace: What to do, eat and drink in Bangkok

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So much more than just a layover destination, Thailand's capital is brimming with temples and malls, street snacks and watering holes.

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Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From big cities brimming with foodie fun, to landscapes so surreal they will blow your mind, Northern Vietnam sure won't disappoint.

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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Vietnam boasts some stunning settings from which to watch the sun rise and set. From Halong Bay to Mui Ne, let us take you through some of the best.

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7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam

7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam


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Planning your travel to Vietnam? Here's some reasons to eat street food in this wonderful country.

7 Vietnamese Markets in Hanoi You Should Not Miss

by Katie McGrain @ Around the World in KT Days

An exploration of a local market gives you a tiny glimpse into life in Vietnam, and the markets of Hanoi are no exception. Discover the tourist centric Hanoi Night Market, where you will find your typical souvenirs and trinkets. And don’t miss the intimate neighborhood markets where you will experience the vibrant Vietnamese community. Most [...]

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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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Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is famous throughout the world, here in Vietnam it is simply a way of life. The vast majority of the indigenous population eat on the streets every day. In recent years government intervention has resulted in higher hygiene standards and a general improvement in the way the food is presented. Generally speaking […]

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What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam | Intrepid Travel Blog - The Journal

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam | Intrepid Travel Blog - The Journal


Intrepid Travel Blog

You'll need snacks, a sense of adventure, and plenty of hand sanitiser on the overnight train to Hanoi.

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education


An Epic Education

There is so much delicious food in Vietnam for kids. Here I list up some of the best Vietnamese food for picky eaters: fruits, desserts & main dishes.

Dalat Cherry Blossom Season: Feel The Pink!

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietnam Track

Have you ever dreamed about a romantic scenery of Japan, where you can walk back home on a street under

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Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The view didn’t matter. We’d got there, without having to call on the support vehicle. We’d hit kilometre number 60 of the day and the idea of just sitting there while another five flew by was just what I needed to hear...

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How to cross the road in Vietnam

How to cross the road in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why did the Intrepid traveller risk life and limb to cross the road in Vietnam? To get to the good stuff, of course.

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Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One thing that Vietnam has to offer is fruit. This is very nearly the perfect place to grow fruit with the abundant sunlight and moist, tropical air, it’s a fruit growers paradise. All the tropical fruits are found here, and many fruits that are only found in South East Asia as well. There are even […]

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Taste of Tokyo: 13 Japanese snacks you’ve just got to try

Taste of Tokyo: 13 Japanese snacks you’ve just got to try

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Japanese snacks aren't limited to sushi. Break out the chopsticks, we're going on an Urban Adventure.

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Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just outside the Old Town in Hanoi sits one of the most important buildings in Vietnam, though you wouldn’t know it from the outside...

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The best pho/Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Saigon is at Pho Le

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You would think it’s easy to find an excellent bowl of pho in Ho Chi Minh City. (It’s not.) You’d think there’d be a pho shop on every corner. (There practically is.) But as many times as I’ve been to Saigon, I had yet to taste a bowl of steaming beef noodle soup that I […]

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Imagine for a moment that it’s 1969: Hendrix is shredding Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock; war rages in Vietnam; a counter-cultural revolution is taking place in the western world, and you’re part of it.

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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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The Improving Business Climate

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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Pho, Vietnam in een kom

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Pho is het nationale gerecht van Vietnam. Achter Pho wordt soms de basis van de bouillon geplaatst. De twee bekendste zijn Pho bo (rundvlees) en Pho ga (kip). Tegenwoordig experimenteren restaurants ook met Pho chay (vegetarisch) en Pho hai san (zeevruchten), maar daar heb ik totaal geen behoefte aan. Pho […]

Cha gio & Nem ran | Loempia’s van rijstpapier

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Gefrituurde loempia’s worden in Vietnam Cha gio en Nem ran (Noord-Vietnam) genoemd. In Céci n’est pas een loempia heb ik de authenticiteit van de Vietnamese loempia (met Chinese tarwebloemvellen) besproken. Loempia’s van rijstpapier zijn de originele Vietnamese loempia. Hoewel het verschil alleen aan de buitenkant zit, bezorgen de vellen een heel […]

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now we were just two friends on an adventure, no barriers, with a foreign, exotic, and endlessly beautiful country as our playground.

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The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam

The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam


Legal Nomads

A gluten free guide to Vietnam, which includes foods that are safe, foods to avoid, & a detailed translation card in Vietnamese written by a celiac.

Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Water spinach- morning glory (Rau Muong) Water spinach is the most common vegetable in Vietnam as the tropical climate creates favorable conditions for its growth and the veggie does not require much care. Water spinach has become an integral ingredient in some Vietnamese cuisines such as sautéed garlic spinach. In the south, morning glory is […]

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How to Order in Phoenix Like You're From Vietnam

How to Order in Phoenix Like You're From Vietnam


Phoenix New Times

It's more than just pho (but that's in here, too). Here's a guide to Vietnamese dishes to try and where to find them.

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Vietnamese Green Mango Salad with Shrimp (Gỏi Xoài)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Vietnamese mango salad (gỏi xoài) is a vibrant dish featuring green mangoes, shrimp, and is highlighted with fresh herbs like mint, thai basil and cilantro. It’s a mouth-watering combination of sweet, sour, salty with lots of contrasts in texture. Disclaimer: this is supposed to be a very simple salad. The one we’re making here has a bit of […]

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Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

by Carolyn Okon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I wasn't sure I was fit enough to do a trip like this. I wondered whether I would be missing out on the cultural aspects (cough, the sites and the food) of Vietnam...

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What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Station attendants march up and down the platform, blowing whistles to alert us to the impending arrival of the 5pm train to Hanoi. Fifteen hours of riding the rails? Here we come.

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5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the most popular restaurants in Vietnam is the buffet. A restaurant where you can go and choose from a variety of food all laid out on different tables. You can eat as much as you want and there is usually quite a lot of food to choose from. There are different buffets, seafood […]

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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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Boiled Peanuts Recipe [Seasoned With Salt]

by Huy @ Vietnamese Appetizers & Snacks – HungryHuy.com

Many Vietnamese people fled their home country after the Vietnam War and ended up in Louisiana. The Vietnamese were exposed to new, local foods resulting in some current mainstays of Vietnamese cuisine, such as Cajun crawfish boil, chicory in Vietnamese coffee and of course, boiled peanuts. These are popularly boiled with just salt, or with Cajun spices, but in this recipe we’re […]

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Vietnamese Egg Rolls Recipe (Chả Giò)

by Huy @ Vietnamese Appetizers & Snacks – HungryHuy.com

My mom is an great cook and a very generous person. Her keen sense of taste and relentless persistence allows her to fine-tune recipes until they’re excellent, and worthy of sharing with others. It was my mom and grandma’s cooking that made their home the gathering point for lunch and dinner multiple times a week. Additionally, she readily […]

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WMC: Valentine Spa Special (1 – 14 Feb 2018)

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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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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20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying

20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying


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You may know PHO but you don't know genuine Viet food until you've tried some of these!

Travel Tips to Moc Chau

by Vietnam Track @ Vietnam Track

Moc Chau, a big plateau in Son La province 180km from Hanoi, has a shared border with Laos of 40.6km.

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6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stay one step ahead of the tourist traps.

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1 City, 9 Ways — Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam for Every Kind of Traveler

by Katie McGrain @ Around the World in KT Days

From the minute you arrive in Hanoi, your senses will explode. The honking horns will fill your ears, while the whizzing motorbikes keep you constantly on your toes. Your mouth and nose will lead you to some of the most delicious corners of the city. It may take a day or so to orient yourself, [...]

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The Democrats Are Losers

The Democrats Are Losers

by Osita Nwanevu @ Slate Articles

About one year ago, an estimated 4.2 million people participated in the Women’s March, which is thought to have been the largest demonstration in American history—several times larger than the massive protests of the Vietnam War Moratorium of 1969. By the end of 2017, thousands of anti-Trump protests across the country brought a total of between 5.2 million and 8 million people to the streets. This past weekend’s marches again brought out hundreds of thousands of participants. These protests are only the most visible manifestations of broad and seething discontent with our president and those advancing his agenda in Washington, discontent that has also encouraged tens of thousands of people to consider running for office and prompted hundreds of thousands of phone calls to Congress last year from those hoping to defeat the repeal of Obamacare, one of the key items on the president’s legislative agenda.

Through all of this, the Democratic Party has exhibited little of the confidence and daring one would expect from a party on the right side of what may well be an unprecedented movement in the history of American politics. Monday was no different. “After several discussions, offers, counteroffers, the Republican leader and I have come to an arrangement,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the ranking Democrat in Washington, announced this morning. “We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement with the commitment that if an agreement isn’t reached by February the 8th, the Senate will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation dealing with DACA.”

So ended, in Schumer’s words, the “Trump shutdown.” This moniker is a not insignificant bit of obfuscation on the Democrats’ part. It is of course true, as Schumer and others have said over and over again, that the Republican Party has the presidency, the House, and the Senate, making the shutdown the first to occur with ostensible one-party control of government. It is also true that moving forward on a funding bill required 60 votes in the Senate that the Republican Party did not have, even with the support of vulnerable shutdown-wary Democrats. The vast majority of Senate Democrats, who did not lend them that support, are responsible for the shutdown. Those Democrats have spent the past three days blaming it on Republican procedural incompetence rather than making a straightforward, honest case to the American people that the shutdown’s true purpose—securing a DACA deal—was worth it. “It’s the president’s and congressional Republicans’ responsibility to govern,” Schumer said in a speech Saturday. “It’s their responsibility to keep the doors open and the lights on around here.” The word for this is cowardice.

Luckily for Democrats, polls repeatedly showed that the American people backed their framing. A Public Policy Polling/Center for American Progress poll released Sunday found that 52 percent of Americans blamed President Trump and Republicans for the shutdown. It also found that 58 percent of Americans wanted to include Dreamers as part of a package deal to reopen the government. Forty-two percent of Americans, the poll says, would have strongly supported this.

The deal Democrats agreed to instead amounted to not much more than they were offered by the Republicans immediately before the shutdown: an extension of government funds until Feb. 8, a six-year extension of the needlessly beleaguered CHIP program, and a pinky promise from Mitch McConnell that a vote on a DACA fix will be held before the latest round of government funding expires. That assurance from McConnell was evidently solid enough to win over Democrats who, exactly a year ago, were moaning endlessly about his theft of Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat. Even assuming clean, pure, and virginal intent on McConnell’s part, it is not at all certain that the House will even take up a DACA fix not attached to a must-pass spending bill. This was, really, the point of the shutdown, which, after just three days of dithering from Democrats and nauseating lectures from Republicans about the harms of “manufactured” crises, is already over.

There may well be another shutdown in the coming weeks. But an opportunity was blown Monday. In 2013, the last shutdown, triggered by Republicans demanding the delayed implementation of Obamacare and spending cuts, lasted over two weeks. Since 1990, shutdowns have lasted, on average, 11 days. What might a competent party have done with that time? The shutdown was perhaps the first action by congressional Democrats that can properly be called “resistance.” In an act more significant than simply voting against nominees or bills in routine procedure, they briefly called government under this deeply, widely, and justifiably reviled administration to a halt. They could have, over the course of two weeks or so, taken a moral stand for a moral immigration policy—pushing until the bitter end for a clean DACA solution and proclaiming, with high rhetoric and theater, that all of our nation’s immigrants are worth fighting for. Substantively, this intransigence might have extracted concessions. Or it might not have. Either way, the Democrats would have both lifted the morale of the DACA enrollees who’ve been kicked around by this process and galvanized an activist base eager to see its representatives match their outrage and energy.

Then again, it’s plausible that a drawn-out showdown would have been purely depressing—treating us to more indignities like Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, perhaps the most outspoken immigration advocate in Congress, conceding funding for the wall in desperation. This is where we’re at. A project that will be either dubious or outright laughable in implementation—publicly called a symbol of pig-headed xenophobia and bigotry by nearly all prominent Democrats at the beginning of this administration—will very probably be funded at the end of all this with their support, if a deal is ultimately passed. The largest changes to the legal immigration system in decades, proposals that would have been called far-right a year ago, have also been put on the table by the Democratic Minority Whip, Dick Durbin, who on Monday called DACA “the civil rights issue of our time.” If that is so, then it is fitting that this civil rights issue, like others past, will likely be resolved with a slimy compromise to be challenged by activists who are none too pleased. “Dems failed to fight & use their leverage to protect immigrant youth,” United We Dream co-founder Cristina Jimenez tweeted. “A false promise to vote on immigration from Rs is not a strategy to win. We won’t be fooled.”

This is the voice of the Democratic Party to come. Leaders like Schumer and Durbin might not realize it, but the people most likely to be the party’s standard-bearers in 2020 clearly do. Every top-tier contender in the Senate—Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren—voted against Monday’s resolution. There’s some hope for the near-future in that. But for now, in the present and a year into the Trump administration, the only thing more astonishing than the man in the White House and the demands he’s made on our national conscience is the fecklessness of the party opposing him.

Vietnamese Papaya & Beef Jerky Salad – Gỏi Đu Đủ Khô Bò

by Huy @ Vietnamese Appetizers & Snacks – HungryHuy.com

This is an easy 3-ingredient papaya salad you can throw together in a few minutes. There’s t the cooking required, just easy prep so you can get to snacking. Green papaya and beef jerky salad is a light appetizer, a great choice for a snack or appetizer. My mom says she used to buy this from food carts in Vietnam. […]

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Vietnamese Bean Dipping Sauce

Vietnamese Bean Dipping Sauce


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Vietnamese Bean Dipping Sauce Recipe : Find lighter and healthier recipes at WebMD.

[Review] – Two Day Trip To Tay Ninh

by Kazuki Nishioka @ Vietnam Track

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year 2018! On January 13th and 14th, we had an exciting and memorable two-day trip

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Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Of course rice is the most popular food by far in Vietnam and is eaten everyday by the majority of the population, so suffice it to say the number of rice dishes in Vietnam are nearly uncountable. However the list below should give you a pretty good idea of the variety and creativity that the […]

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Moc Chau Plum Flowers Season: White Heaven On Earth

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietnam Track

Like a painting with pure white theme, plum flowers in Moc Chau are making many people trembling with excitement. Do

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Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The story of Jimmy Pham, an Intrepid Travel tour guide who went on to found KOTO, a hospitality training center in Hanoi.

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5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

This is not really an easy list to compile, as there are many great restaurants in Saigon. In fact Saigon is famous for it’s restaurant culture and for the excellent selection of top tier restaurants. Saigon is the perfect place for excellent eateries, nestled along the Saigon river and boasting excellent weather all the year […]

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5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

A walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter can quite quickly turn into an impromptu food tour thanks to the narrow alleys and bustling streets jam packed with food vendors, each offering up a dazzling variety of local flavors. And in case you didn’t already know, everything tastes better when it comes from a no-frills, hole in […]

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Vegan Guide to Hanoi

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our Vegan Guide to Hanoi was put together during a trip to the Vietnamese capital in September 2017. Despite having spent many months in Vietnam over the last few years this was our first visit to Hanoi since 2010 and we were blown away by the amount of vegan options in town and the obvious […]

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Back Into the Quagmire

Back Into the Quagmire

by Fred Kaplan @ Slate Articles

As the Trump administration escalates America’s military involvement in Afghanistan and Syria, one wonders what happened to the Donald Trump who decried the former war as a “total disaster” and bellowed over and over “It’s time to come home”—and who pledged to do nothing in the latter war but “bomb the shit out of ISIS.”

Yet Trump is sending more troops to Afghanistan (the longest war in U.S. history) and broadening our mission in Syria (arguably the most complex conflict we’ve ever sleepwalked into).

What happened to Trump is that, however stubborn and overconfident he’s been on most matters he’s sounded off about (health care, climate change, immigration, protectionism), when it comes to the use of military force, he has deferred to his inner circle of generals.

In some ways, this has proved fortunate. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired four-star Marine general, persuaded Trump, at least so far, not to resume the torture of suspected terrorists. Mattis and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, an active-duty three-star Army general, persuaded him—at least so far—not to rip up the Iran nuclear deal. Several senior officers in the Pentagon have briefed Trump, as they had briefed his predecessors, on the extreme risks of bombing North Korea.

But when it comes to Afghanistan (where both generals served time in uniform) and Syria (which involves Iran, which both consider the enemy), Mattis and McMaster are deeply committed to the cause—if not necessarily to winning, then certainly to avoid defeat. And so they did everything they could to convince Trump to pour in more weapons and troops, and Trump at last gave in.

In a televised speech in August, Trump said, “My original instinct was to pull out—and historically, I like following my instincts. But all my life I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.” So, after “many meetings, over many months,” with “my Cabinet and generals,” he decided “to complete our strategy”—not just to refrain from pulling out but to pour in more troops and weapons.

Here was one time where Trump might have been wiser to follow his instincts—or at least to bring in a wider array of advisers, including some who could inform his instincts with facts and figures about all the many past assurances of victory’s imminence. But there were—and still are—no such experts on his team.

The “new strategy” that Trump articulated in the half-hour speech wasn’t so different from previous strategies. Even so, he concluded that, though he’d been dealt a bad hand, “one way or another, these problems will be solved—I’m a problem solver—and, in the end, we will win.”

He didn’t define “win” (nobody has, really, in the 16 years we’ve been fighting this war), but he seemed to suggest that he would do what it takes, and succeed, because he’d solved problems in his prior life as a real-estate tycoon—as if restoring peace and stability to one of the world’s most war-torn countries was on the same order of complexity as wrangling a permit from the New York City Department of Buildings.

President Obama left office with 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, down from a peak of 100,000. Under Trump, the number has risen to 15,000, with another 1,000 set to arrive this spring.

Fewer Americans have died there in the past few years, because they are serving more as advisers than as soldiers engaging in combat. But advisers get trapped in firefights, and, more to the point, the Afghan soldiers they’re advising haven’t made much progress in the fight. A case in point is the Taliban’s 14-hour siege this week of the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul, killing 22 people. On another front, American pilots have stepped up the bombing of opium fields—a source of income for the Taliban—but the production of poppy last year nearly doubled.

In short, there is no end to the war in sight.

Syria is a different story, but no more hopeful. Early in his term, Trump eased up on the restrictions that Obama had placed on bombing in civilian areas, instead letting the commanders in the field set the rules of engagement. This may have accelerated the defeat of ISIS in the field and the collapse of its caliphate, but it has so far had little impact on the jihadis’ activities worldwide—and it has intensified the underlying conflicts in Syria.

The key fact about these conflicts is this: The United States is the only combatant in the country that views ISIS as the main threat and the destruction of ISIS as the main mission. All the other countries and factions view the threat of ISIS as secondary at best. Their main threats stem, instead, from long-simmering sectarian rivalries (mainly Sunni versus Shia) or territorial disputes (leftovers from the arbitrary borders set by European colonialists at the end of World War I). As a result, the local powers have played the United States, promising or pretending to join the fight against ISIS as long as we’ve helped them go after their main threats—i.e., as long as we help them pursue their vital interests. The problem is that the interests of some of these actors conflict with the interests of others. We can’t help them all without alienating some. As ISIS nears defeat, these deeper conflicts, which we’ve tried to finesse or submerge, rise uncomfortably to the fore.

And so we now stand by as Turkey, our NATO ally, wages a brutal fight against the Syrian Kurds, who have been our most reliable ally in the war on ISIS—a war, by the way, that isn’t entirely over. The U.S. commanders on the ground, who have been given such wide authority since Trump came to office, openly praise the Kurds. Meanwhile, White House officials, who are trying to patch relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have noted that Turkey is our “ally” while the Kurds are merely our “partner” in a narrow combat operation, and allies trump partners. The Pentagon, which relies on Turkish air bases for NATO and counter-ISIS operations but has also been aiding the Kurds, released a statement trying to straddle both positions.

These tensions were bound to erupt as the fight against ISIS wound down. The Obama administration was taking steps (who knows how effective they would have been?) to anticipate the imbroglio. The Trump administration never did, in part because the top officials never set the priorities of a political-military strategy—in other words, never worked out a position on what the United States wanted to accomplish in Syria

And now the administration is digging in deeper. In a speech last week at Stanford University, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States “must maintain a military presence” in Syria in order to accomplish five goals: an “enduring defeat” of ISIS and al-Qaida, the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad through a “UN-led political process,” the diminishing of Iranian influence; the return of Syrian refugees; and the removal of all weapons of mass destruction.

These are all worthy goals, but it’s not at all clear how a U.S. military presence can accomplish them. Probably they can’t be accomplished without this presence, but the presence has to be tied to a strategy—and a strategy requires more than the mere recitation of worthy goals. It also requires the articulation of interests, the amassing of resources, the planning and execution of a policy—and, given that we have little leverage in Syria, it also requires compromise and coordination with other countries and militias. But which ones? Can we do all this without help from some combination of Russia, Iran, Turkey, the Kurds, and some indigenous forces within Syria—or perhaps all of them?

The problem is that the answer might be no. During the Obama administration, Secretary of State John Kerry assembled a diplomatic conference in Vienna comprised of 21 countries with an interest in the conflict. But they couldn’t get beyond a list of vague of principles, and, since then, the fissures have widened, our leverage has weakened, Assad’s grip on power has tightened, and the Iranian-backed militias that support him aren’t leaving anytime soon. Not even the WMDs are gone. In April, Trump fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase to punish Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people. Trump (and some others) thought that did the trick. But just this week, Assad reportedly unleashed chemicals again.

We’ve seen this movie before. We send troops or drop bombs for what some think (and, in some cases, what might actually be) a good cause; the problem only worsens, so we send or drop more, devise a new strategy, then another new strategy (which, after a while, resembles one of the old strategies), and then just stay there, spiraling the violence upward, achieving occasional tactical triumphs but no strategic breakthroughs.

This is where Trump is at with these endless wars that he wanted no part of and berated his predecessor for dropping in his lap. But neither he nor his advisers have the slightest idea how to break through the stasis or pull out without exacerbating the chaos. Not to draw comparisons with Vietnam, which was a far deadlier and more thoroughly senseless war, but Trump is finding himself bogged down in the very definition of a quagmire.

Bien Hoa Ceramics – Clay of thoughts

by Wild Tussah @ Wild Tussah

As the pottery-making tradition in Bien Hoa, Vietnam is so beautiful and unique, we’d love to bring you another insightful view from a local ceramist‘s perspective. His name is Dinh Cong Viet Khoi – a ceramics lover and professor. He has been making ceramics and teaching this skill to thousands of people, for almost 20 years. Here are his own thoughts, translated by Wild Tussah....

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Banh Mi in Saigon

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

I just returned from an intensive eating vacation that meandered through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. One of the highlights, without a doubt, were the delicious banh mi sandwiches we ate in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). To call them simply Vietnamese subs would be an insult. They begin with the greatest French bread – much […]

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The 10 Most Delightful Popular Vietnamese Desserts to Indulge In

The 10 Most Delightful Popular Vietnamese Desserts to Indulge In


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Vietnam has an endless list of desserts. Here are the favorites Chè, Banh and other delicious popular Vietnamese desserts and where to have them in Vietnam.

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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Vietnamese choose fresh fruit over other snacks

Vietnamese choose fresh fruit over other snacks


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Fresh fruit tops the list of most popular snacks in Viet Nam, as thecountry ranked second after the Philippines in Southeast Asia in listingfreshness as the most important quality for snacks, according to areport from Nielson, an international global information and insightscompany.

Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s one thing above all that stands out as synonymous with Vietnam, and that’s the burgeoning coffee culture that has taken hold.

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A day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide

A day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our guide to getting the most out of your time in Vietnam’s bustling capital city.

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5 Best Streets for Street Food in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is so good, it’s made it’s way across the whole world. There isn’t a city you can go to in the world where you won’t find a local take on the ubiquitous pho, or traditional spring rolls. Vietnam’s southern city, Saigon, is home to some of the country’s most delicious street eats; […]

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Foreigners’ Right to Buy Housing in Vietnam

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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Vietnamese Cafe in Pilsen Offers All-Day Dining, Drinking

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Many Vietnamese restaurants in Chicago are on Argyle Street in the Uptown neighborhood, but Cà Phê Dá in Pilsen offers Vietnamese food served at a slightly higher level. The owners of Haisous on 18th Street opened the tiny coffee shop next door, where the pastries and sandwiches are truly remarkable.

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Sofitel Saigon Plaza Announces New Executive Chef Appointment

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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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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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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Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

by Phil Lees @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Unlike the humble cricket, spiders aren't a common snack anywhere but have become associated with Cambodian (Khmer) food because of their media value. So, should you eat them?

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Pork Belly Recipe for Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Sandwiches)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

At Vietnamese sandwich shops, you’ll find a dizzying number of meat options like grilled chicken, grilled beef, sardines, and even some Chinese influenced options like xíu mại. However, with Vietnamese sandwiches, pork seems to be king–you’ll always see pork options like chả lụa (meat loaf), thịt nướng (grilled pork), nem nướng (ground & grilled pork), bì […]

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10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef. While many cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer plenty of fine-dining venues and five-star

Kibbeh recipe: the best place to get İçli Köfte in Istanbul

Kibbeh recipe: the best place to get İçli Köfte in Istanbul

by Caglar Gokgun @ Intrepid Travel Blog

İçli Köfte, or kibbeh as it's called in Arabic, is a traditional Turkish snack. People who visit Turkey don't know it exists. People who leave Turkey never forget it.

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Banana- King of Vietnamese Street Desserts

by Khue Luu @ Wild Tussah

Banana is a nutritious tropical fruit with a lot of health benefits, therefore the Vietnamese incorporate them into a lot of recipes. Here’s a list of some very popular desserts that are made from bananas, that people often enjoy in Vietnam. Bánh Chuối Nướng (Baked Banana Cake) Price: 10,000 VND/cake (~0.45 USD) This banana cake is super delicious! Not only does it produce a wonderful...

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5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the great things about Saigon is that it’s got lots of great places to drink beer. Drinking beer is almost as much a part of the culture here as drinking coffee. In fact you could almost say that the woman here like drinking coffee and then men like drinking beer. It really is […]

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Three Things To Learn From 7-Eleven's Launch In Vietnam - Vietcetera

Three Things To Learn From 7-Eleven's Launch In Vietnam - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Convenience stores managed to achieve stability in their market share of overall out-of-dining visits in Vietnam and 7-Eleven is a perfect example.

Goi ga | Kipsalade

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Goi ga is een heerlijke kipsalade die typisch Vietnamees is. Door de pittige en peperige smaak van de Vietnamese koriander Rau ram en de gemberdressing krijgt dit gerecht zijn authentieke smaak met een frisse en tropische geur. Niet iedereen houdt van Rau ram, die kunnen voor sommige smaakpapillen ietwat vissig […]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe (Gỏi cuốn)

by Huy @ Vietnamese Appetizers & Snacks – HungryHuy.com

This traditional Vietnamese Spring Roll recipe (gỏi cuốn) is a fresh and healthy recipe, full of veggies, lean meat, and shrimp so you can chow down with less guilt :). Made from just rice and water, the rice paper (bánh tráng) could be easily used for lots of other things. At one Vietnamese market, over five brands of this stuff. […]

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8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The best beaches in Vietnam – all turquoise waters and white-sand wonders – are destinations you don't want to miss. Here are a few of our favorites.

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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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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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‘Hẻm’- Saigon Alleyways

by Khue Luu @ Wild Tussah

Besides the delicate cuisine, the tangled network of narrow and super-narrow alleys is one of the things we’ve most enjoyed in Vietnam, especially in the country’s biggest city, Saigon. That’s where you’ll be able to take an exploration trip for free, and discover the authentic local lifestyle for yourself; a hands-on experience that no tour could ever offer. What will you find in ‘hẻm’? For...

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Bún Bò Huế Recipe – Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Bún bò Huế is a hidden Vietnamese gem that has yet to “make it” in mainstream American cuisine. It’s a rich and spicy soup with deep layers of flavor. This Central Vietnamese soup is paired with tender slices of beef and pork, then topped with lots of fresh herbs. Phở has made its way in and has grown popular quickly, so why […]

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Vietnam - Snacks and candy - The British Business Group Viet Nam

Vietnam - Snacks and candy - The British Business Group Viet Nam


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Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

It’s the go-to lunch for many Hanoians, worth braving the stifling humidity, the hazardous road crossing, and definitely worth fighting for space on a little plastic stool. Bun Cha has become synonymous with Hanoi gastronomy culture, even more so since former U.S. President Barrack Obama was famously pictured chowing down on a bowl of his […]

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What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was only at the age of 34 that a combination of good timing and an emerging curiosity about where he was born and spent the first year and a half of his life, led us on a trip to Vietnam.

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Vegan Guide to Vietnam - The VEGAN FOOD QUEST

Vegan Guide to Vietnam - The VEGAN FOOD QUEST


Vegan Food Quest

Our vegan guide to Vietnam was compiled during our 2 months exploring parts of this wonderful country which has plentiful vegan options....

Vietnamese School Snacks - Vietnam Track

Vietnamese School Snacks - Vietnam Track


Vietnam Track

       You may have known, and even tasted some popular Vietnamese cuisines like Pho, Banh Xeo, Bun Cha, Hu tieu, etc.

All you corn eat: our guide to the best Mexican street foods

All you corn eat: our guide to the best Mexican street foods

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Brought to you from the smoky markets, carts and cantinas of Mexico, here are our favourite street-side snacks.

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Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A how to, and how not to.

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8 Essential Asian Street Food Dishes Worth Getting to Know

8 Essential Asian Street Food Dishes Worth Getting to Know


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Street Food Asia by chef Luke Nguyen shows the best snacks to get in Saigon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe (Bò Bía Recipe)

by Huy @ Vietnamese Appetizers & Snacks – HungryHuy.com

What Is Bò Bía? The name bò bía is likely a Vietnamese adaptation of the Chinese roll “popiah.” These two foods are quite different though. It’s plausible to think bò bía was adapted by the Vietnamese and ingredients were substituted with what was available. The first noticeable change is the Vietnamese use a rice paper wrapper instead of […]

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Bánh Xèo – Savory Vietnamese Crêpes

by Huy @ Vietnamese Appetizers & Snacks – HungryHuy.com

Bánh xèo seems to be designed to be eaten as a family. The batter, filling ingredients, and veggies aren’t complicated to prepare, but they don’t make sense to be bought or made to be eaten by yourself. You don’t just buy 1/4 pound of pork, 8 shrimps, or buy 1/4 head of lettuce. You kind […]

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Bún Thang – Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Chicken, Pork, & Egg

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

What Is Bún Thang? My knowledge of the Vietnamese language is about on par with my grandma’s English, so this gives us lots of opportunities to learn from each other. She watches Viet news and Korean dramas which have a surprising amount of English in them. The latest term I explained to her was “poker face” hah! […]

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue 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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The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

What to buy from Lotte Mart Hanoi at Lotte Center? Here are 15 food-related items. | Spring Tomorrow

What to buy from Lotte Mart Hanoi at Lotte Center? Here are 15 food-related items. | Spring Tomorrow


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Love exploring supermarkets when travelling abroad? Check out my list of 15 things to buy from Lotte Mart Hanoi if you're heading to Vietnam soon.

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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Oishi Friends July 2017

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  Oishi Snacktacular Sa #OishiSnacktacular 2017, mahuhuli at makakain mo na ang mga favorite snacks mo sa Snack Catcher. Alamin ang iba pang mga games and surprises sa Oishi Snacktacular 2017 on July 28 to 30 at 2L Carousel Court, Festival Mall. #OishiOWow Click here for more details.

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Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

The Art of Marinating Lotus Tea at the West Lake

by Linh Dang @ Vietnam Track

  If the land of East Asia is famous for tea ceremony around the world, there is also a tea

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LittleMousyCanCook

by noreply@blogger.com (Nhung Duong) @ Vietnamese traditional food blog

As a truly food lover, I have an intense passion for cooking. My aspiration is to bring cooking lovers together to share experience, recipe and valuable techniques. Food is not about a physical thing but it relates to the spiritual world where we seek for absolute satisfaction and enjoyment. For me, to cook a delicious dish is to conquer a summit of achievement and perfection.


Little Mousy Can Cook is where I introduce you my favorite dishes from all over the world, especially Vietnamese cuisine, together with some techniques that I have learned and collected from experience and other sources. This page may also act as a guide book for any foreigners who wish to visit interesting places and enjoy Vietnamese specialties. Hope you like and support me by giving comments for my every post. Thanks in advance!

[Event] – Climb Black Virgin Mountain In Tay Ninh (13-14 Jan)

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietnam Track

Hello everyone, welcome to our third travel! This time, we’re going to climb the highest mountain in Southern Vietnam –

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Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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Obscure characters become snacks in Doraemon-crazy Vietnam

Obscure characters become snacks in Doraemon-crazy Vietnam


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Japanese netizens are puzzled by Vietnamese convenience stores using increasingly minor characters from Doraemon for their popular steamed buns.

8 Street Snacks You Need to Eat in Hanoi

8 Street Snacks You Need to Eat in Hanoi


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Eating the street food in Hanoi is where you want to spend you time. These 7 dishes are the perfect things to eat when you need a little pick me up!

Top 5 Vietnamese Designers’ Fashion Boutiques In Saigon

by Khue Luu @ Wild Tussah

Here’s a list of some of our favorite Vietnamese designers’ fashion boutiques in Saigon. We hope this can help you find your way around when shopping for high-quality clothing from local Vietnamese shops. Magonn Location: 41 Hai Ba Trung street, District 1 Price: 40 – 200 USD Magoon is a shopping treasure trove for fashion lovers to explore while looking for fashionable pieces that channel...

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Vietnam Track Looking For Local Supporters

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietnam Track

[English below] Là một người con sinh sống trên mảnh đất Việt Nam đã nhiều năm, bạn đã đi và

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Novelty Snacks of Vietnam - Battered Suitcases

Novelty Snacks of Vietnam - Battered Suitcases


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The lotus is better not in your mouth. Novelty Snack: Street Doughnut Description: A very sweet and chewy doughnut doused in large grain sugar. Tastes Like: A hamburger bun deep fried and covered in too much sugar. Verdict: Thumbs up! (But I couldn’t finish it.)   Novelty Snack: Ostar Korean Kimchi Potato Chips Description: Kimchi …

All Things You Need To Know About Cao Bang

by Linh Dang @ Vietnam Track

Today, Vietnam Track Team will introduce you a well-known attractive travel destination – a place far away from hustle metropolitan

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Vietnamese Rice Paper Snacks – Are You Sure You Know The Differences?

Vietnamese Rice Paper Snacks – Are You Sure You Know The Differences?


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Can't tell the difference between all the types of Vietnamese rice paper snacks? Then this article is for you! Bonus: Addresses to the best stalls included!

Vietnamese Banana, Coconut & Tapioca Dessert (Chè Chuối)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Chè chuối is a warm, Vietnamese pudding-like dessert featuring bananas and rich coconut cream. You can easily make this at home in less than an hour! Chè in Vietnamese, refers to sweet desserts which are liquid such as drinks, pudding, or even types of ‘soup.’ So chè chuối you could say is a type of pudding, made of coconut […]

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6 Must-Try Dishes When in Vietnam & Cambodia | World Expeditions

6 Must-Try Dishes When in Vietnam & Cambodia | World Expeditions


World Expeditions

When on a cycling holiday in Cambodia and Vietnam, these are the 6 Asian snacks you certainly must try. What to think of BBQ bananas, frogs and spiders...?

Banh mi | Vietnamese broodjes

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Banh mi is letterlijk vertaald ‘brood’ en in Vietnam wordt voornamelijk stokbrood of pistolet gemaakt. Het brood in Vietnam is subliem want geleerd van de Franse kolonisators en Fransen zijn meesters in het bakken van ‘baguettes’. Hoewel geïntroduceerd door de Fransen, kan Banh mi niet Vietnameser zijn. Als je bij […]

Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam

Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam


Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Introduction to eating in Vietnam. Includes popular local Vietnamese dishes and my own personal favourites. My top 10 Vietnamese Food. Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Located on the south central coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is a paradise of city and sea, the absolute best of both worlds.

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Thang Co – Unique Food In Sapa

by Trang Nguyen @ Vietnam Track

Located in Vietnam’s northwestern remote mountains, Sapa is famous for not only its stunning hidden landscapes but its wide variety

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Young & Hungry: Vietnamese Snacks on Argyle

Young & Hungry: Vietnamese Snacks on Argyle


Steve Dolinsky

Today I'm turning over this space to all-star intern Samantha Rollins, a student at Northwestern. Her mission: to seek affordable, delicious eats, without

HSBC Bank: Credit card payment with Payoo

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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Banh canh cha ca | Udonnoedelsoep met viskoek

by Kim Le Cao @ Pho Vietnam

Deze noedelsoep maakt gebruik van Japanse udonnoedels. Er zijn talrijke varianten van Banh Canh doordat je eindeloos kunt variëren met de bouillon en vleessoorten. Japanse udonnoedels zijn gemaakt van tarwebloem, de Vietnamese noedels zijn gemaakt van tapioca- en rijstmeel. Het maakt niet uit of je de Japanse of Vietnamese variant […]

5 Street snacks in Sai gon - Vietnam Street Food Guide

5 Street snacks in Sai gon - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

In Saigon there are many type of snacks that you can eat, but these snacks are some of the tastiest and most popular. They can be bought nearly anywhere in the city where street food is sold, and they will always go down easy with some Vietnamese ice tea or a caffe sua da. So …

Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic

23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic


Bacon is Magic - The Best Food Around the World

Celebrate Vietnamese Tet with Food! Here are 23 Vietnamese foods you should try during Tet, the most important holiday in Vietnam.

Gastronomic experience with Michelin Star Chef Maxime Lebrun

by Super Admin @ The British Business Group Viet Nam

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History Of The Vietnamese Costume ‘Áo Dài’

by Wild Tussah @ Wild Tussah

“Áo Dài’ (pronounced ‘ow yai’) is the traditional costume of Vietnam, and has been developed over the country’s long historical past. ‘Áo Dài’ in the 18th-19th century The Vietnamese Ao Dai history began in 1744, when Southern Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat decreed a front-buttoned gown and trouser to be worn in his reign. The garment borrowed the general style of the Cham people, who were...

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