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Racist Sandwich Podcast’s Kickstarter Is The Best One To Support Right Now

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

One of food media and culture’s biggest criticisms to date is the lack of diverse discussion of race, gender and class. That’s why Racist Sandwich is the podcast we all need! But it needs outside support to keep going. The independent podcast, hosted by chef and writer Soleil Ho and journalist Zahir Janmohamed, recently capped […]

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What image problem?

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

A little while back, the Huffingpost Post published a piece by Matt Kepnes called “Why I’ll never return to Vietnam” which criticised Vietnam for being nothing more than a land of scam artists and rip-off merchants. 

Whether or not you agree with Kepnes (and for the record, I don’t, but that’s a post for another time), you can’t deny that the article caused quite a stir in Vietnam. Unsurprising for a country where the burgeoning tourism industry is a considerable source of national pride, and more importantly, income. 

It generated around 900 comments on the HuffPo site, many from irate Vietnamese readers, and prompted a flurry of articles and opinion pieces in the Vietnamese press. One of my favourites refers to the Huffington Post as being “mistaken” for a “prominent newspaper”, and then calls Kepnes “a self-proclaimed Dave Matthews Band super fan”. Ouch.

But the most interesting response appeared on the news site for Voice of Vietnam, the state-run national radio station and mouthpiece for the Communist Party.

Entitled “I am a real backpacker”, the article profiles an Australian backpacker named Thomas Johnson “whose back always carries a big bag full of things he bought from different shops in the capital city”. 

Thomas tells the reporter that he finds Hanoi “really comfortable, with a stable work environment and friendly people”. He loves the food, and he’s enjoyed all the places he’s visited, like the ceramics village, the silk village and the flower village. 

“’Wherever I go, I am always tempted by special hand-made products, such as Ao dai (Vietnamese women’s traditional dress), conical hats, ceramics and other handicrafts. That is the reason why my backpack is always heavy with a lot of things,’ he said with a smile.”

So, he’s a young, Australian, male backpacker who just can’t get enough of flowers, silk, handicrafts and women’s dresses. He’s just cramming them all into his “bag full of things”. 

In closing, the article makes it very clear that Thomas, unlike Matt Kepnes, will be coming back to Vietnam:

“The Australian visitor said he would come back to Vietnam as soon as possible to enjoy the hidden charms of the S-shaped country, and his next destination would be Ho Chi Minh City. “I’ve heard a lot about the great leader of Vietnam and wish to visit the city named after him to explore the southern part of Vietnam,” he said.”

Wow, Thomas. A state-owned mouthpiece for the Communist Party could not have said it better themselves.

I’m going to put it out there and suggest that maybe Thomas isn’t, you know, a real person. You see, you can write an article called “I am a real backpacker” but that doesn’t actually make the backpacker real.

But really, who better to respond to criticism that your country is filled with cheats and scam artists than a person you just completely made up? Tourists will surely now be flocking to Vietnam, voted Number 1 most ironic country in southeast Asia.    


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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Where To Get Amazing Vegetarian & Vegan Food In Cusco, Peru

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Want to know where to find the best vegan and vegetarian food in Cusco? We've got you covered.

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How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic

How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic


Food Republic

With affordable prices and delicious eats, there's no going wrong with eating vegetarian in Vietnam.

My Favorite Food Service Returns!

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Maintaining a plant-based diet, and an overall healthy lifestyle, requires effort. I spend a lot of time researching ingredients, knowing where my food comes from and how my actions impact the environment. Simply because I care. That’s why when I found out about Hungryroot a little over a year ago, I was immediately intrigued. Hungryroot is a service that delivers...

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Pork Menudo

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

Pork Menudo is another Filipino “stew” style recipe that incorporates pork meat and liver cubes with potatoes, carrots and tomato sauce. You can also substitute the pork with chicken, and eliminate the liver… and perhaps even add in some chickpeas (garbansos) with your mixed vegetables.   Ingredients: 2 lb. pork belly, cut into cubes 1/2 […]

Vegan Guide to the Maldives

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Ah the Maldives! Possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth with crystal clear waters, wildlife, white sand beaches and sunsets to die for. Heading to the Maldives is often a trip of a lifetime, perhaps for your honeymoon or to celebrate something special, or maybe just for an indulgent trip to paradise. But no […]

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Listen To Food Republic Today: Alex Raij

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn Chef Alex Raij is a boss. She runs three restaurants and a café in New York, co-wrote a cookbook with her husband and chef/partner Ener Montero, and raises her little ones. Raij and Montero’s La […]

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Vegan Eats in Cape Town, South Africa 2017

Vegan Eats in Cape Town, South Africa 2017

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

Cape Town remains a favorite destination of ours. The city attracts visitors for a variety of reasons, but for us it’s the abundance of fresh produce and the wide range of spice and flavor in the cuisine that tempted us back. We previously featured Vegan Eats in Cape Town, South Africa, and decided to offer up more from The Mother City with our Vegan Eats in Cape Town 2017. Previously we featured Addis in Cape, Food Lover’s Market (Newspaper House), Gold Restaurant, Honest Chocolate Cafe, Masala Dosa, The Hungry Herbivore, Orchard on Long, Plant Cafe, and Raw and Roxy. We […]

How to appreciate Vietnam... while you're still here

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

This post first appeared as a column in AsiaLIFE Ho Chi Minh City magazine.

When I arrived in Vietnam, filled with notions of my imminent cultural assimilation and fluency in the native tongue, I looked at most expats who had been here for a while with outright disdain. Why had they moved to Vietnam, I wondered, to socialize only with other foreigners and eat pizza?

I am now that expat. I’m probably eating pizza right now. And it tastes like mozzarella and self-loathing.

While I have all kinds of excellent, convincing excuses for why I’ve become the exact stereotype that I so scorned, if I could have my time again, I’d do it differently. For example, rather than just learning the Vietnamese expression for “I am studying Vietnamese”, I would actually, you know, study Vietnamese.

It’s not that I think my life here is in any way deficient. It’s more that when I meet newly-arrived expats now, I can’t stand being on the other end of those disdainful looks. “You’re looking at your future, Sonny Jim”, I say. And then I take a swig of whiskey to hide the pain.

I have noticed another kind of expat regret too. It’s the one where the expat leaves Vietnam and then posts Facebook status updates from their home country like “Wish I was drinking a cà phê sữa đá right now!!!” or “Missing my motorbike ride to work!!! :(” Exclamation marks are compulsory; sad face emoticons are optional. 

That’s odd, I think to myself. I seem to recall that very same expat, when they were still in Vietnam, whinging about how they couldn’t get a decent coffee in this country, and how their motorbike commute was a daily near-death experience.

And so like the circle of life, and the turning seasons, and karma, and the cosmos, and that Justin Timberlake song “What Goes Around Comes Around”, I, the disdained, get to disdain again. Read my contemptuous lips: I will not become one of those rose-coloured regretters who use too many exclamation marks!!!

I’m not going to achieve this by being down on Vietnam. This column might make me sound mean spirited, but I’m not that mean spirited.

Instead, I decided to email everyone I know who had left the country and ask them, from the perspective afforded by being back in their homeland, what they now missed about Vietnam. I figured this was a way of averting the you-don’t-know-what-you’ve-got-til-it’s-gone syndrome and ensuring I appreciate the best things about Vietnam, while I’m actually still here.

The results are now in from my extremely scientific poll. And the number one most missed thing about Vietnam is the energy: the non-stop action, the excitement, the busy streets. 

My first response to this was “Pffffft! Won’t catch me missing what you’ve charmingly described as energy but which we all know means a chaotic, frazzling free-for-all.” Because I guess I am quite mean spirited.

But this is the exactly the point. In a case of the grass always being greener, when you’re in Vietnam you pine for footpaths you can actually walk on, an empty park to run through, and just some peace and quiet godammit. When you return home and get free access to all those things, it’s actually quite boring. The bustle of Vietnam, the unpredictability, the chaos, it all provides constant stimulation and invigoration. And you’ll miss it when it’s gone.

So now when I’m stuck in traffic, wedged between a bicycle vendor selling bánh rán and a motorbike laden with road-tripping chickens, the sun’s blazing down, and I just want to get home, I try to think to myself, at least it’s not boring. It might be frazzling, but at least it’s dazzling. That’s my new motto.

And the other responses to my survey? What else should I be better appreciating? Well, the spontaneity of social life, the lack of responsibilities and societal expectations, and the bountiful free time; the affordability of going out, the luxury of a housekeeper and the cheap travel opportunities; the storms, the fruit, the geckos, the colour, the flowers, the street food, the markets, and the trà đá.

When you look at it, you actually experience most items on this list in just your average, run-of-the-mill day here. This can mean only one thing: you should appreciate every single day in this country while you still can.

Best Vegetarian Dishes in Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers

Best Vegetarian Dishes in Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers


Vietnamese Food Lovers

If there’s one thing Vietnamese cuisine is known for, it’s the meat. Whether it’s a substantial cơm tấm pork plate for breakfast, a steaming bowl of beef phởfor lunch, or a crispy pork belly and fish bún mắm soup for dinner, meat is used and enjoyed throughout the day. Understandably, this can put off many vegetarians from visiting Vietnam, but they shouldn’t be deterred. There’s an abundance of delicious vegetarian — or “chay” — meals in restaurants and on street corners all across the country, from Hanoi to Hoi An to Saigon. With so much to choose from, however, it’s easy to miss the highlights. So here’s a list of the top 10 meatless meals you can enjoy in Vietnam. Bánh mì chay No trip to Vietnam would be complete without a decent bánh mì — a Viet/French fusion style baguette sandwich. Finding one that isn’t packed full of pork belly and pâté is a challenge, but vegetarian versions are available. A nice veggie option can include tofu, egg or mushrooms, stuffed into a freshly baked baguette with fresh chillies, pickles and herbs and finished with a sprinkling of soy sauce. Phở chay  Traditional phở soup is a meat-based broth often eaten for breakfast, with phở noodles, beef and vegetables. For the vegetarian option look out for the word “chay” and you’ll know

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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Do you know what “Cai Mam” is??

by trangnv91 @ Cai Mam Restaurant

Undergo thousands of years of history, Vietnamese culture already exists and distill the essence of many different cultures, to create a unique culture imbued with national identity. In particular, food culture also becomes a very specific trait of Vietnam. When it comes to food culture in Vietnam, we can't fail to mention "Cai Mam". "Cai Mam" is not only a Continue Reading

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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

10 eating experiences you must have in Colombia

by Amanda O'Brien @ A Luxury Travel Blog

My expectations for food in Colombia were not high. I envisaged quite a bit of meat and a lot of black beans! I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food in Colombia – and it is generally amazing value! I visited Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and La Macarena in my time in Colombia […]

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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, ...

Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam

Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam


RetreaTours

Maybe the title of this post should be "Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Vietnam"...or maybe in the world? I'm not ashamed to admit that I ate here for a majority of my meals while staying in the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An. Let's get to it:I'm talking about Minh Hien (50 Tran Cao Van, map t

Top 5 places to eat vegan in Rishikesh, India

by Ror and Gen @ Vegan Travel

We spent almost 3 weeks in Rishikesh, North India, in September 2017. It’s a great place to be, by the holy river Ganges, surrounded by yoga classes, great restaurants, ashrams and the stunning Himalayan foothills. It’s a vegetarian town too, […]

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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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Vinh Loi Tofu - 100% Vegan Restaurant in Los Angeles

Vinh Loi Tofu - 100% Vegan Restaurant in Los Angeles


Vinh Loi Tofu

Indulge in authentic, flavorful Southeast Asian Cuisine prepared from fresh ingredients and bold spices.

Special Needs - Special Meal | Vietnam Airlines

Special Needs - Special Meal | Vietnam Airlines


Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines offer special meal for meeting every customer needs: Vegetarian Meals, Children meals, Religious meals, Medical meals...

Chicken & Pork Adobo

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

This is popular offering is a national dish of the Philippines. Before serving, it might pay to mention that peppercorns in the sauce, not everyone handles those well. The strong vinegar flavor in the sauce/gravy is counterbalanced by the pepper, soy sauce and garlic. Adobo has many regional variations and Chicken & Pork Adobo is […]

5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

If you want a calming and serene place to grab a bite, then Hum is the best go-to. The name Hum comes from the Buddhist mantra “om mani padme hum” which means “peace comes from within”.  The vegan restaurant first opened in 2012 in a beautiful colonial-style villa. The charming […]

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Spicy Vegetables with Bean Curds and Rice Cracker

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Spicy Vegetables with Bean Curds and Rice Cracker Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 3 pieces soybean curds 1 medium carrot, 1 / 3 onion, 2 cups mint 4 cloves garlic, 1 thumb size ginger, 1 red chili 4 TBSP vegetables oil, 1Continue reading →

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Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

Vegetarian Street Food in Vietnam - Charlie on Travel

Vegetarian Street Food in Vietnam - Charlie on Travel


Charlie on Travel

Yes, there is vegetarian street food in Vietnam! What to know what vegetarian street food in Vietnam is like? My favourite was definitely the sticky rice.

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 ...

The Facts about Vegetarian Pho or Pho Chay - LovingPho.com

The Facts about Vegetarian Pho or Pho Chay - LovingPho.com


LovingPho.com

Vegetarian pho, or pho chay, is in Buddhist temples and other strictly vegetarian restaurants. The true pho chay found in Buddhist temples is conservatively vegetarian, owing to the strict vegetarian cuisine followed by Buddhist practitioners.

Raw vegan retreats in Samana, Dominican Republic

by Edit Horvath @ Vegan Travel

Travelling around the Dominican Republic, searching for the best places where you can eat vegan dishes. I was not expecting to find my best raw experience ever in a remote corner of the Samana area.  Comparing the crowdies of the […]

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Enjoy Vietnamese Traditional Music

by trangnv91 @ Cai Mam Restaurant

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4 luxury resorts in Vietnam where you can experience vegan luxury - A Luxury Travel Blog

4 luxury resorts in Vietnam where you can experience vegan luxury - A Luxury Travel Blog


A Luxury Travel Blog

Vietnam, one of South East Asia’s premier travel destinations has something for everyone; pristine beaches, beautiful temples, culture, history, vibrant cities and breathtaking rural landscapes, not to mention a cuisine that holds it’s own on the world stage. What you may not know is that it’s also a haven for vegans and vegetarians. Every month, …

Israel-Palestine Food Tours Promote Culinary Diplomacy

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Diplomacy comes in many forms — preventative, soft power, Machiavellian coercion — so many kinds you might not even be able to narrow down your favorite means to an end. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman would have you believe that regular basketball games between the U.S. and North Korea would completely mend relations, for example. […]

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Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Hue

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Hue


Hue Grit Tour

I might have lost any ethical standing on the Grit Tour but I still know a few good vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Hue. Check to see if there are any you have yet to try!

Oyster Omelette

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

Malaysian Oyster Omelette is a dish that is also popular in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand for its savory taste. Variations of the dish can also be found in southern regions of China (Chaozhou, Fujian, Guangdong) although the taste and appearance can vary significantly from the original version. The oyster omelette is a Taiwan night market favorite. […]

Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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A Traveler’s Guide to the Con Dao Islands in Vietnam

by Justine @ Travel Lush

When I first heard of the Con Dao Islands in Southern Vietnam I was immediately obsessed. Admittedly, I knew next to nothing about them, but the pictures looked pretty damn amazing. So, without doing all that much research, I booked a spur-of-the-moment flight there just a couple weeks ago. What can I say? I’m a sucker…

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It’s Burger King’s Turn To Modernize

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Restaurant Brands International Inc., owner of Burger King, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Tim Hortons, is throwing its hat into the digital rat race. The company created a chief technology and development officer position and hired Josh Kobza to fill it, according to Bloomberg. Kobza has served as Restaurant Brands’ chief financial officer for the past […]

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Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam


InsideVietnam Blog

Vietnamese food is delicious and scandalously cheap, but just how much should you expect to spend? Violet investigates the cost of food in Vietnam.

Vegan Eats in Turin (Torino) 2017

Vegan Eats in Turin (Torino) 2017

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

When we first visited Turin in 2014 we instantly adored the culture and cuisine; and featured Five Vegan Eats in Turin along with a post on Vegan-Friendly Gelaterias in Turin. Upon our return in April 2017 we renewed our love for this city. While some of the restaurants and shops we previously frequented have closed, overall there are more vegan options in the city now. Turin remains a favorite of ours; it’s authentic, progressive, unpretentious and the people have a genuine passion for their food. Highlights from our trip to Turin include artisanal vegan pastries at Ratatouille and a deftly […]

Vegan Thai Desserts – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Vegan Thai Desserts – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

Having previously featured the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, we have decided to add a brief list of Vegan Thai Desserts from the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. • Phuket Vegetarian Festival: Vegan Street Food (Part II) • Phuket Vegetarian Festival: Vegan Street Food (Part I) • Phuket Vegetarian Festival: When Convenience Stores Go Vegan We’ve included a few of our favorite Khanoms alongside sweet drinks and some unique Hokkien (Chinese) inspired treats. For more details on some of these snacks, take a look at 40 Foods To Try At The Phuket Vegetarian Festival in 2017 from Kip at Messy Vegan Cook. The Phuket […]

Best Places for Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Wonder about the best places for endless entertaining nightlife in HCMC? HCMC’s nightlife means very different things depending where you are or what’s your taste. How about enjoy some live music while having a glass of beer or cocktails in the chilling atmosphere? Check out our 5 recommendations of the […]

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11 famous alleys for food lovers in Sai Gon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Saigon Alleys are food heaven for those who want to discover the authentic cuisine of Sai Gon. Just a short visit to one of these alleys, you will see why locals love to eat in those small alleys. 1. 52 Cao Thắng Alleyway, District 3 51 Cao Thắng Food alleyway has been a popular spot

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Vegetarian Food in Vietnam

Vegetarian Food in Vietnam


Vegetarians Abroad

Vietnamese is one of my favorite cuisines. Going vegetarian in Vietnam takes a bit of effort but your efforts will be rewarded with extreme deliciousness. First up - yes you can eat the sala

San Diego’s Plant Power Fast Food

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

I finally made it to Plant Power Fast Food, after several San Diego trips where I drove right by the restaurant and thought, well, maybe next time. This place was busy on a Saturday afternoon. Every inside seat was taken, but the patio had some empty tables. It’s a cute little garden patio, but since […]

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Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere

A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere


The Next Somewhere

Vietnam is a paradise for herbivores. Our vegetarian guide to Vietnamese food will help you navigate the menus for the most animal-friendly dishes around!

Making a Vegan Haggis Is as Hard as It Sounds

Making a Vegan Haggis Is as Hard as It Sounds

by Phoebe Hurst @ Munchies

The traditional Scottish dish might involve sheep’s innards and suet, but Edinburgh chef Nives Arosio swears her lentil-based version is just as good.

Home - Karma Waters

Home - Karma Waters


Karma Waters

Karma Waters changes lives. Donate today and help us help others. Donate Now Charity Help us feed vegan meals to the less privileged and the sick as well as basic necessities to adults and even toys to children. Learn More. Vegan Restaurants We operate two vegan restaurants in Vietnam. Come and enjoy great, healthy, delicious vegan food inContinue reading →

Hello world!

by skiprestaurant @ Dai Bi Chay Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Skip Multisite Network. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mérida

by Jennika Argent @ A Luxury Travel Blog

The biggest celebration in Mexico, the Day of the Dead (Hanal Pixan), takes place between 28th October and 2nd November and is becoming so popular, even London had its very own festival in 2017, sponsored by the popular restaurant chain Wahaca. The festival paid special tribute to victims of the tragic Earthquake in Mexico City […]

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, we share our favourite things to do in Malaysia’s capital city, including the best temples, Chinatown and the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, wasn’t on our original travel itinerary. But we’re so glad we went there! Kuala Lumpur is a city with towering skyscrapers, […]

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Top Picks For Foodies: The Best Vegetarian Food In Nha Trang, Vietnam

Top Picks For Foodies: The Best Vegetarian Food In Nha Trang, Vietnam


Trip101

Beef noodle soup, chicken with rice, grilled pork, and fried squid are but a few of the mouthwatering options of Vietnamese cuisine. Yet, for those who steer clear of eating animals, a Vietnamese vacation can contain a surprising amount of delectable delicacies. Nha Trang is known for its long, broad beaches and its laid-back party vibe, but did you know that the city also has an impressive selection of vegetarian-friendly restaurants and dishes to boot? In between long walks on the beach and day trips to surrounding natural spectacles, Nha Trang’s dining scene will make the vegetarian traveler feel like royalty.

Stir Fried Noodles & Vegetables

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Stir Fried Noodles & Vegetables Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 100g eggless yellow noodles 1⁄2 onion, 1 carrot 2 leaves Chinese Pak Choi/ Cabbage 5 pieces straw mushroom, 5 pieces shitake mushroom 3 pieces wood ear mushroom 3 TBSP vegetables/ olive oilContinue reading →

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Banjari Gosht

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

  Here’s your chance to experience the authentic flavours of Rajasthani spices, infused in juicy mutton pieces, and the recipe is sure to impress and delight your dinner guests! Ingredients 150 mils of cooking oil 600 grams mutton sliced into chunks 200 grams onions 50 grams whole garam masala 80 grams ginger-garlic paste 25 grams red […]

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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This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.
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If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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Vegan Puerto Vallarta: Top Picks

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

When planning a quick getaway to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I was thrilled to learn it’s an easy place for vegetarians and vegans. One of its veg restaurants, Planeta Vegetariano, has been in business since 1995! Here’s where to go if you decide to delve into vegan Puerto Vallarta. Veg Buffets Up a quiet pedestrian street, […]

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Orthorexia Resources

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

What is orthorexia? Orthorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by an obsession with eating healthy. It differs from anorexia in that the focus is on the quality rather than quantity of food eaten. The focus is usually not on losing weight, but on being as healthy as possible. Having orthorexia is not the same […]

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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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Where to Eat True “Pho” in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Just as China has dimsum, Japan has sushi or Italy has spaghetti, Vietnam has pho as the soul and symbol of Vietnamese cuisine and left a deep impression to foreign visitors. Generally, Pho (/fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/), is a nutritious Vietnamese soup made with beef or chicken broth, rice noodles and a […]

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Boulevard Grill HCMC: The Steakhouse With A Heart

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

There’s a new steakhouse in town, Boulevard Grill HCMC. Located in District 3, the restaurant’s philanthropic business model has them cooking up more than just their trademark Australian grass-fed T-bone and wagyu beef jerky. That’s because through the restaurant’s “Dining for Giving” program, Boulevard Grill HCMC are also connecting with non-profit organizations in the city […]

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Vegan in Vietnam - Plantbased Pixie

Vegan in Vietnam - Plantbased Pixie


Plantbased Pixie

Vietnam is a country famous for it’s food, and you can tell. There are street food vendors everywhere, people carrying chopped up fruit, and endless restaurants. You cannot go hungry here. However Vietnam isn’t the easiest for vegans as a lot of dishes are made with fish sauce, but you can get around it without …

Finding Vegetarian Food In Vietnam — Everywhere Please

Finding Vegetarian Food In Vietnam — Everywhere Please


Everywhere Please

How easy is it to find vegetarian food in Vietnam? And can vegetarians eat traditional Vietnamese cuisine? Find out here.

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Darlene’s Prego Log – Week 36

by Darlene @ Powr Cupl

OMG! I can’t believe I finished my 36th week of pregnancy! Just three more weeks and we will be parents! This week I worked out six days in a row and finally switched up my vegan meal plan!

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Dulce Albahaca: Our Favourite Restaurant in Quito, Ecuador

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

A newly-opened vegetarian restaurant in Quito with delicious burgers, colourful salads and a deli of vegetarian and vegan treats. Oh, and the best chocolate cake we've ever tasted.

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Where we ate as Vegetarians in Japan

by Beets of Life @ BEETS OF LIFE

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Blue Lime Phnom Penh – A Tranquil Retreat in the Heart of the City

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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This boutique hotel in Phnom Penh is the perfect retreat from the buzz and hum of the city. For people who want to stay in the city centre but also enjoy a spot of quiet relaxation, Blue Lime Phnom Penh is ideal. As with most cities, many of the hotels in Phnom Penh city centre […]

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Vegan Vietnam - The Plantiful

Vegan Vietnam - The Plantiful


The Plantiful

Vietnam is not only one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to but the vegan food options there are endless and just so delicious!

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

Useful Tips And Suggestions for Going Vegetarian in Saigon

Useful Tips And Suggestions for Going Vegetarian in Saigon


The Christina's Blog

If you're a vegetarian and worried that there will be no diverse food options for you in Saigon, fret no more! Here are our top picks for you to dine in!

Vegan Peach Pie Dumplings

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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These vegan peach pie dumplings are little bites of sweet sunshine, especially when the weather is bleak and dreary in the winter! Disclaimer: This recipe is sponsored by the California Cling Peach Board! I’ve worked with them to make a bunch of other peachy recipes, like my BBQ Peach Tofu and these Hand Pies! Thanks for reading and […]

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Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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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

The Dominican Tree House Village is as cool as it sounds

by Edit Horvath @ Vegan Travel

When I was a kid I loved watching The Swiss family Robinson in the tv. I could really imagine myself as part of the family. I spent time thinking what I would do differently, how I would build my own […]

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Shredded Oyster Mushroom with Mint and Rice Cracker

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Shredded Oyster Mushroom with Mint and Rice Cracker Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 200 gram oyster mushroom 1⁄4 onion 1 cup mint 3 cloves garlic 1⁄2 thumb size ginger 2 TBSP vegetables oil 1 TBSP olive oil (for dressing) 1 TBSP crumbledContinue reading →

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So, you're moving to Hanoi

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

Thanks to this blog, which must successfully create the illusion that I know things about Vietnam, I've received all kinds of emails asking for advice over the last couple of years. Some of them I'm not well-equipped to answer - like, "Will my hair-straightener work in Vietnam?" - but for most I at least try to have a stab at an answer.

The most common type of email I receive is from someone moving to Hanoi, and who is looking for tips or advice on how to make the process easier and less overwhelming. I received an email like this the other day, which reminded me in many ways of the circumstances in which Nathan and I found ourselves in Hanoi. It went like this:

"Naturally, I am both very excited and unbelievably terrified. I know absolutely no Vietnamese, know nobody in the country except the name of my contacts, and am deferring medical school (a very straightforward/safe path) for the unknown despite not being naturally adventurous. I'm not running from anything or a natural free bird, as it were - it's a great opportunity and I want to force myself out of my safety bubble to learn something genuine."

Since this blog's retirement is imminent, I thought I should try to respond to this email here, in a last-ditch bid to be more useful to those who arrive in Hanoi, very excited and unbelievably terrified, in the future.

The email continues:

"I was wondering if you had any general advice about coming to Hanoi. I think my greatest concern is loneliness due to lack of language ability, relative youth (and traveling as a single woman without a partner, family, etc), so if you have any pointers in that realm that would be great. Also, because I have no idea where to live, if you have any advice there too (I've been told to come in a few days early, stay in a hotel, and look for a place from there, but any pre departure information would be appreciated, especially in terms of what I can expect)."

Funnily enough, I think loneliness should be the least of your concerns. Making friends in Hanoi is exceptionally easy. You'll start by knowing only your colleagues, but if you're sociable, you'll very quickly meet their friends too, and before long, friends of their friends. Young, educated Vietnamese people speak English and are eager to practice it, so not speaking Vietnamese is very little impediment to making Vietnamese friends - this is actually one of the reasons it's so easy to just give up on learning the language.

The expat community in Hanoi is small, and easy to infiltrate. There will be many other people just like you, young and single, and, just like you, looking to make friends - and fast. Everyone seems to organically develop friendship groups, but you can proactively boost your acquaintanceship by joining various clubs, sporting groups, attending all kinds of different events, or meeting up with people you know from the internet. For example, Nathan and I met two good friends of ours by joining their table at a trivia night event, and they themselves had only recently met, through a Couchsurfing group. We subsequently invited them to things, they invited us to things, cross-pollinating our friendship groups.

But of all the foreigners I've known in Hanoi, the ones who seem to have had the best time here are those who throw themselves wholeheartedly into their Vietnamese (as opposed to expat) friendship circle. It sounds like an obvious thing to do, but actually it can be hard. Amongst you there might be cultural and socio-economic differences, resulting in fundamentally different world-views; there might be different ideas about social norms and what is and isn't the "done thing"; there might be different ideas of simply what constitutes a good time. I definitely let my terror of potentially awkward social situations limit the kind of experiences I was open to, which I regret, because the Vietnamese friendships I did maintain are just so, so rewarding and wonderful, and who wouldn't want more of that? 

This brings me to the most important piece of advice I have about moving to Hanoi: Seize the opportunities it presents, using both hands, and your teeth too if necessary. This is not necessarily something you can really plan or prepare for, just be ready to recognise when it's happening - maybe when you least expect it - and then always say "yes".

I know engineers who've opened cafes; I know self-sworn singletons who've found lifelong love; I know people who came to teach English as an interim job and discovered that teaching is their passion; I know NGO-workers who sang on stage for the first time - as the star of the show no less; I know people who hated Vietnam during their first year, and now never want to leave.

If there are parts of your life here which are difficult - you might feel under-utilised at work, or you might miss home - Hanoi will always offer you another outlet to compensate for it. Take it. I had a friend who was deeply dissatisfied with her job, but started teaching swing dancing in the evenings to find some fulfilment. Last I heard, she was swing-dancing her way around Australia. Nathan and I are ourselves leaving Hanoi on a completely different - nay, better -  trajectory to that which landed us here. One we absolutely never could have predicted, and one that owes a lot to the opportunities which came our way since moving here. Nice one, Hanoi.

This is all very wishy-washy, I know. But for all the practical stuff, such as what to bring, and where to buy things, and how you find flatmates or a place to live, plus information on what clubs or groups you can join, it's all on The New Hanoian website, a Godsend for new arrivals. For events, there's the Hanoi Grapevine.

The only other thing I would add is regarding where to live. Something I've heard newcomers say a lot is how they want to live in a "Vietnamese neighbourhood". I totally get this desire for cultural integration, but actually, I think you'll find pretty much every neighbourhood in Hanoi will be "Vietnamese" enough for you, even the areas popular with expats. We live in a building that houses only foreigners, yet our neighbourhood is... well, you've read about it on this blog. You couldn't mistake it for being anywhere other than Hanoi. 

But what do I know anyway? I'll hand it over to The People. Is there anything you wish you knew before moving to Hanoi? Would you have done things any differently? Or do you just have a solid gold piece of practical advice for new arrivals?

Mine? Well, start a blog. Obviously.

The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City

A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City


TravelPulse

Vegetarians and vegans can find the city also known as Saigon difficult to navigate, but it all becomes much easier after a guided foodie tour…

It's easy to be a vegetarian in Vietnam - or a pescatarian!

It's easy to be a vegetarian in Vietnam - or a pescatarian!


HikeUpYourSkirt

It's easy to be a vegetarian in Vietnam - here's how, plus tips on dishes to order, words to know, and suggestions on what to eat if you're a vegetarian in Vietnam anywhere in the country!

Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Vanilla Cupcakes Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 12 Pieces Ingredients Dry ingredients: 200 gm Karma Waters gluten free cupcake mix 1/3 tsp salt, 100 gm brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder Wet ingredients: 250 ml soymilk/ coconut milk 70ml olive/ vegetable oil 1 TBSP appleContinue reading →

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Will These Biodegradable Bags Make It To The Mainstream?

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

To every hopeful tote-bag-carrying environmentalist, plastic bags’ days are numbered. Bans on bags are slowly sweeping nations and companies alike. And Indonesian-based Avani Eco is dedicated to making biodegradable bags out of yuca root. Avani Eco’s bags solve the problem of plastic harming animals when found in the seas because of its water-soluble properties. Since they’re made entirely of […]

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

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....

Being Vegetarian in Vietnam - Vespa Adventures Travel Blog

Being Vegetarian in Vietnam - Vespa Adventures Travel Blog


Vespa Adventures

Worred you won't be able to eat anything other than rice in Vietnam? Being vegetarian in Vietnam may be easier than you think. Learn about the cuisine here.

Cici: 5 Vegan Eats in Hanoi | Vegan Miam

Cici: 5 Vegan Eats in Hanoi | Vegan Miam


Vegan Miam

Cici is taking us to her hometown to share Five Vegan Eats in Hanoi, Vietnam! Cici was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam and has been vegan

Welcome to Golden Lotus Vegan Newtown

Welcome to Golden Lotus Vegan Newtown


Welcome to Golden Lotus Vegan Newtown

100% Vegan Eatery. Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. Fresh, healthy and delicious. Catering Available!

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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Yam, Pea Sprouts, Tofu & Mushroom Patties

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Yam, Pea Sprouts, Tofu & Mushroom Patties Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Serving Size: 4 People - each person gets 3 patties Ingredients Fresh Purple Yams (300g) 450g Firm Tofu 1 handful of Pea Sprouts 1 handful of Wood Ear Mushrooms 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp VegetableContinue reading →

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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

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

5 Best Photos with Hashtag #HoChiMinhCity

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Let’s see what we have on Instagram with the hashtag #HoChiMinhCity and #Saigon. These following are 5 best photos this week which was taken in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Blogger Julia Doan wrote about her picture: “I love current Saigon for its clash of generations and lifestyle. You can find […]

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Guide To Vegan Vietnamese Food | peta2

Guide To Vegan Vietnamese Food | peta2


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The awesome thing about Vietnamese food is that most of it is already vegan! Because vegan food is so common in the culture, you don't have to sacrifice taste or flavor to stick to your ideals.

Vegan Cauliflower Peanut Butter Tacos

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

  Ever since moving to the US, I have been obsessed with tacos! I love how omnipresent they are in the culinary culture here and they are super versatile too. I always take avocado as a base, and love to use corn tortillas for extra flavor and nutrition. My latest creation is a crusted peanut butter cauliflower taco – although...

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TPP 012: Interview with Isabelle Steichen, Part I

TPP 012: Interview with Isabelle Steichen, Part I

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Today we point the mics directly at one very special guest, who also dupes as your friendly vegan host Isabelle!  Isabelle is a vegan entrepreneur and founder of The Plantiful blog and podcast.  She’s a co-founder of the online meal plan program Buddhalicious and can be seen at speaking engagements and vegan conferences.  Not to mention, she also has a...

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Where to Have Fun in April

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

When: Saturday, 9 April 2016 – from 4 pm to midnight Where: 3A Station – 3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMc Entrance Fee: VND 139,000. ‘Dream Land’ combines an EDM festival with an outdoor flea market and street art market. With over 40 stores, the flea market will have fashion, food and […]

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3 vegetarian dishes PM Modi must try while in Vietnam

3 vegetarian dishes PM Modi must try while in Vietnam


India Today

From Pho Chay to Banh Cam, our Prime Minister must indulge in these delectable offerings while in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Vegan Green Grits

Vegan Green Grits

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

These Vegan Green Grits are inspired by the wonderfully vegan-friendly Sevananda Natural Foods Market Co-op in Atlanta, where they dub their spirulina hued grits ‘Martian Cheeze Grits’. With just a dash of spirulina you can give your grits a pleasant earthiness and a unique color. Spirulina can be nutritious and, in moderation, delicious. Get a bit heavy handed with the spirulina though and it can easily overpower a dish. At Sevananda we love pairing their green grits with freshly prepared biscuits and ‘soysage’. At home we often enjoy these Vegan Green Grits with home-fries, mushrooms, greens or any variety of […]

Amazon, Carbonara, Pizza: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We got down to the nitty gritty this week with the news. Reports of slave labor out of Thailand have sparked further acting to end and prevent it, a huge acquisition in the spirits world made some influences in the stock market and Amazon’s latest venture in expansion has us thinking “where will they end […]

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Ayam Goreng – Fried Chicken

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

Ayam goreng is the name applied to various Indonesian and Malaysian dishes of chicken deep-fried in coconut oil. Ayam goreng literally means “fried chicken” in Indonesian and Malay. This South-east Asian version of fried chicken has no batter coating, and is richer in spices. Marination & Spices Nasi bungkus Padang with Padang style ayam goreng.The spice mixtures vary across regions, but primarily consist of a combination of; ground shallot, garlic, Indian bay leaves, turmeric, lemongrass, tamarind juice, candlenut, galangal, salt […]

Vegan Food Quest in Vegan Life Magazine

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Did you know that as well as writing our blog and vegan travel guides, we also write a regular vegan travel feature in the leading vegan lifestyle magazine in the UK and USA? Since late 2015 we’ve been writing about our vegan travels in Vegan Life Magazine which also happens to be our favourite vegan magazine, ever. […]

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Finding Vegetarian Food In Vietnam

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Is it easy to get vegetarian food in Vietnam? What traditional Vietnamese dishes can vegetarians eat? We put these questions to the test.

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Jeni’s Splendid Idea: Buy Ice Cream, Support “She Should Run”

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

On February 3rd, head into any one of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scoop shops across the country nice and early, and place your breakfast order. That’s right, it’s National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, and Jeni’s is donating 50% of the morning’s sales to She Should Run. The Washington, D.C. not-for-profit organization seeks to encourage a quarter of a million women to run for public […]

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Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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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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Karma Waters and Vegan Vietnam - Veg Travel and Fitness

Karma Waters and Vegan Vietnam - Veg Travel and Fitness


Veg Travel and Fitness

Karma Waters is a tour company operating out of Hoi An,Vietnam. They run a vegan restaurant, give tours and arrange homestays with local people. All the food served at the homestays is vegan. Owners Nguyen Thi Bao Duyen and Paul D. Tarrant are deeply committed to responsible tourism. I came across their company in the …

Eating Vegan at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

Elkhart Lake is that rare place, a tiny and charming Midwest town where a vegan will find plenty to eat. An hour north of Milwaukee, with a population of 965, Elkhart Lake has a long history as a resort town. I spent a few days there in late summer and fell in love with the […]

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Our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Can we all just stop for a minute so we can talk about our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world? You can probably tell it was exciting for us, right? Being anywhere that is the highest, tallest, biggest, hottest, smallest etc in the whole entire world always makes us a […]

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5 Interesting Things To Do in May

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

What: Party on, drink and dance Where: Cargo – 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, HCMC When: Saturday, 7 May 2016 – from 8PM till late Ticket Price: VND 300,000 – 600,000 King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date […]

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I’m Moving to Vietnam!

by Justine @ Travel Lush

The suspense is finally over… I’m moving to Vietnam!!! In exactly one week I’ll be packing my bags, saying goodbye to Beijing and moving to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). I still can’t believe that I’m moving and I definitely can’t believe I’m going back to my beloved Southeast Asia. I’m so, so excited!…

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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

Darlene’s Prego Log – Week 37

by Darlene @ Powr Cupl

My 37th week of pregnancy was a big week! I had my first Mother's Day and I had my first few "false labor" contractions. I also worked out six days in a row and stuck to a healthy vegan meal plan...well, about 90% anyway, haha!

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Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl

How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl


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5 Charming Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

In fact Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its excellent selection of top tier restaurants, from Western fusion or Asian food to the authentic Vietnamese cuisine. But there’s nowhere better to enjoy yourself in the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine than in Ho Chi Minh City. The following guide features […]

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PHỞ (Vietnamese Traditional Thin Flat Noodles)

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print PHỞ (Vietnamese Traditional Thin Flat Noodles) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 1 Person Ingredients 100g rice noodles (dry thin flat style) 1 slice tofu 500 ml sterilized water 5 pieces straw mushroom 5 pieces shitake mushroom 3 pieces wood ear mushroom 2 TBSP vegetables/ oliveContinue reading →

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How to Make Backpacking Food Not Suck.

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

Need some camping food tips? Grab these inexpensive items and make backpacking food actually good. When you’re backpacking for days at a time, you’re burning calories and expending energy – so you need a good meal at the end of the day. Plus, when the sun sets and you’re starting to get chilly, a Clif bar won’t exactly hit the...

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Seven reasons to book a tour in 2018’s top travel destination: Israel

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

Anyone who reads this site or follows me on Instagram knows I’m not very religious – I put more eggs in the science basket than anything else. But I also LOVE history and the connection between the past and modern society, which is why Israel is such an appealing travel destination for me. It’s popped up on all kinds of...

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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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Tofu and Mushroom with Red Rice

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Tofu and Mushroom with Red Rice Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 5 pieces (sticks) soybean curds 10 pieces straw mushroom 5 pieces shitake mushroom 5 pieces wood ear mushroom 2 TBSP vegetable cooking oil 5 gloves garlic ½ thumb ginger ½ handfulContinue reading →

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TPP 013: Interview with Christophe Caron

TPP 013: Interview with Christophe Caron

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

What do you do next after obtaining an Economics degree in Spain and then stumble into a budding career as a male model?  Open up a French vegan restaurant in New York City, of course.  Such is the tale of Christophe Caron, who takes us behind the scenes of his family’s exquisite French vegan restaurant – Delice & Sarrasin.  Delice &...

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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

Cooking class at Petra Kitchen, Jordan

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

Most cooking schools aren’t great places for vegetarians and vegans, unless they’re promoting a veg-specific class. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from Petra Kitchen in Petra, Jordan. But when I attended class on a weekday night, I found we were making plenty of veg dishes, and it was easy to opt out of […]

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Beef Rendang

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

  One of Indonesia’s renowned and universally popular beef dishes is beef rendang, a slow-cooked dry curry deeply spiced with ginger and turmeric, kaffir lime and chilis. You’ll also find chicken, vegetable, and seafood rendang as well. It is also very popular in nearby Malaysia. When prepared in Malaysian style, there are sweet, sour, and savory […]

Vegan Eats in Guadalajara, Mexico

Vegan Eats in Guadalajara, Mexico

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

After a week in Mexico’s vibrant second city of Guadalajara, we found it difficult to leave behind the beautiful and bountiful Tapatío culture and cuisine. These vegan eats in Guadalajara were just a few of the highlights from our recent trip to a city that’s remarkably easy to see by foot and by Uber. Combine the rich local cuisine with a temperate climate, a weak currency and an overall dearth of tourists and you have one of our favorite destinations in North America. Consider skipping the coast and heading inland to Guadalajara for a truly local experience of Mexican cuisine […]

5 Places to Enjoy Coffee Time in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

My favorite thing to do in a day is having coffee. I drink coffee before going to work and while taking a break at the office. During my free time, I go to my favorite coffee shop to read a book or write a journal. I go alone or meet with a friend but […]

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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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Snow Monkey: New Vegan Ice Cream!

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

I’m a sucker for vegan ice cream, and am sometimes mocked in my own household for going through cartons so quickly. So when the good people at Snow Monkey offered to send me samples of their new plant-based ice cream, I said how soon will that refrigerated delivery truck be here? Soon the truck pulled […]

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Siem Reap Vegan Villa

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Back in January 2014, we gave up our lives in the UK and set off on an indefinite vegan travel adventure which without a doubt, turned out to be awesome. We visited multiple countries in Asia and then seemed to get happily stuck in Cambodia, where we set up Siem Reap Vegan Villa. We love to […]

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My Life in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)… So Far

by Justine @ Travel Lush

As I write this I’m sitting in my cozy apartment in downtown Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). Aaron and I rented this place for a month while we do a little traveling, get acquainted with the city, and look for a more permanent home. Every morning I brew buttery Vietnamese coffee in my French…

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11 Stories That Will Inspire Your Next Culinary Trip To LA

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Los Angeles is hot hot hot, both in temperature, attractiveness and food scene. Add phenomenal hiking, buzzing concert venues, outstanding hotel and accommodation options — we’re looking at you, Airbnb — and recreational pot (there, we said it) and you’re set for the kind of good time that keeps you coming back again and again. […]

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TPP 010: Interview with Jeanette and Alex of Planted in Miami

TPP 010: Interview with Jeanette and Alex of Planted in Miami

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

In episode 10 of The Plantiful Podcast we are sharing our conversation with Jeanette and Alex from Planted in Miami. Usually hosts on their own podcast, today we flip the mics and ask them all about their vegan journey and path toward quitting their corporate jobs and becoming full-time entrepreneurs – their veganism and entrepreneurial pursuits, as they explain, are...

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Where to Enjoy Japanese Cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Wherever you are in the world, Japan always has this pull on you. A pull that may often be explained by its unique history and culture. But sometimes there’s this pull that leans more on the gastronomic side. Japan has always been known for its part cuisine and part work […]

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Saigon Vegetarian

Saigon Vegetarian


Saigon Vegetarian

A vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City shares his veggie experience

Christmas Pudding

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to make my own Christmas pudding at the Waitrose cookery school with John Lewis. Believe it or not I’ve actually never made one before. But as it’s the first Sunday of advent I thought I’d be generous and share the recipe with you, including a vegan option. Enjoy! Makes: […]

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For hire: one blogger, with some wear and tear

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

This post first appeared in AsiaLife HCMC.

Many expats worry about how their time spent overseas will affect their employability when they return home. Fear not! The skills you’ve learned in Vietnam are totally transferable. You just need to position them in the right way. 

“I have advanced and adaptable communication skills”

What this means is you can act out, charades-style, complex medical afflictions for the pharmacist (“Two words, four syllables… That’s right: vaginal thrush!”), and, using absolutely no words, acquire exactly the counterfeit medications you need. Indeed, your non-verbal skills are so advanced that you can convey entire sentences just using your eyes. It only takes one narrow-eyed glare to say, “If this pirated DVD copy of Game of Thrones is not of superior quality, mark my words, I will be right back here to have your guts for garters.”

“I have demonstrated experience in following complex procedures, and applying specific policies and guidelines”

Do you know the correct, Vietnamese-approved order in which to add the raw ingredients to your hotpot? Yes? Really? You’re not tempted to add the noodles too soon? Well, there is no more complex procedure than that. You’re a total pro.

“I have experience in research and analysis across a broad range of fields”

Well, you might not leave Vietnam an expert in its history or language or culture, but I bet if I asked you for the nearest store that sells cheese, or where to go for the cheapest beer in a 100-metre radius, you would be all over that shit. You are an expert: you’re an expat expert. And that doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of strategic research and analysis to find the closest cheese and cheapest beer.

“I am financially adept and have considerable experience in profit-and-loss calculations and business negotiations”

Finances? Pffft, piece of cake! To be more precise, piece of cake you got for half-price because you found a baby rat in it. Score! Your entire life is a profit-and-loss calculation. Sure, it’s running at a pretty constant loss of about 40 percent because of your poor bargaining techniques and enormous nose, but there’s a gecko living in your kitchen who you’ve named “Gordon Gecko” which is totally the kind of reference that only a hard-hitting business mogul like yourself would get.

“I can interpret and analyse complex and ambiguous situations, generating appropriate recommendations and solutions”

You sure can. For example, when your neighbour asks you “Do you have children yet?” you employ in depth analysis to understand this to mean: “You will surely die ALONE and BARREN.” Your solution is to rub your belly and pretend you’re pregnant when really you’ve just eaten too much of that chè with the rainbow jelly in it.

“I thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment”

Umm, every time you use your hairdryer, blue sparks come flying out at you from the wall socket. I think you can handle working in a “dynamic” office.

“Challenging situations bring out the best in me”

For you, a challenging situation is like a shot of rice wine made from rotting goat’s penis: it MAKES YOU STRONG. Sure, it could also make you vomit into your handbag all the way to the Family Medical Practice, but whatever, that’s still not the worst in you, is it.

“I have advanced problem-solving skills”

It only took you twelve months to work out which type of Vinamilk is the one with no sugar. You are basically an ace code-cracker.

“I operate to the highest levels of personal integrity and ethical standards”

You wipe your chopsticks with a napkin before you use them. That totally counts.


And just like that, your time in Vietnam reaps dividends. If you need a reference, just send them to me. No-one’s going to call a referee in Vietnam anyway.

Cambodia and Vietnam For Vegans! - Vegan Travel Blog on VeganTravel.com

Cambodia and Vietnam For Vegans! - Vegan Travel Blog on VeganTravel.com


Vegan Travel

Vegan food abounds in Southeast Asia! Follow along as Rebecca and Francis share their top vegan dishes from a recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.

VEGAN EUROTRIP – Where to eat in Budapest

by Kayleigh @ Vegan Travel

After falling in love with Prague and its delicious vegan bites,  the second stop of our crazy quest landed us in Budapest. It started a little rocky but we were soon surprised and went from hangry to elated… I don’t […]

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Cauliflower, Broccoli, Swiss Chard & Tofu Soup

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Pumpkin soup Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 6 People Ingredients 1 pack of Cauliflower (30g) 1 pack of Swiss Chard (30g) 1 small size of Broccoli 150g Firm Tofu 4 cups of Water 1 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp Vegetable Stock Powder 1 tsp LemonContinue reading →

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Pumpkin soup

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Pumpkin soup Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 200g Pumpkin 50g Yellow Lentils 1 tbsp Olive Oil (optional) 1/2 tsp Salt (optional if you like salt-free dishes) 1/2 tsp Vegetable Stock Powder (or you can use your own Vegetable Stock liquid, if youContinue reading →

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Top 10 Vegan Eats in Sydney

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Having explored South East Asia for nearly 20 years and lived here for 4 years we have a good understanding of vegan travel in this region. We are currently looking for new countries to visit and Australia is on that list for sure; therefore when Olivia from Great Lost asked could she write about her […]

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Vietnam's Embarrassment Exclusion Zone

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

 This post was originally published in AsiaLIFE HCMC

I have written before in these pages about the comedic stylings of the Vietnamese, and their favourite subject (me). Vietnamese people seem to find me quite hilarious when I do pretty much anything (say, for example, some crazy activity like buying bananas from the market! ROFL!), but sometimes I find myself in a position where even I am prepared to admit that I must look totally ludicrous.

For example, while cycling through the city the other afternoon I decided that I absolutely had to have a helium-filled balloon shaped like a zebra with multi-coloured stripes. As I tethered that disco zebra to my handlebars, I looked right into his eyes and said, “Wait till they get a load of you.”

A foreigner, on a bicycle, with a balloon! Surely that’s worth pointing and laughing at, right? God knows, if I took that zebra on a spin through the streets of Sydney we’d get a few laughs. 

But did I get so much as a double take? No. As far as everyone around me was concerned, this long-nosed, zebra-toting cyclist was the most normal thing in the world, warranting no special attention whatsoever. I felt strangely miffed. “Laugh at me!!” I wanted to scream. “Why won’t you laugh at me NOW?!!”

Then I realised that for the two years I’ve been living in Vietnam I’ve failed to fully exploit this country’s Embarrassment Exclusion Zone.

I’ve dwelled so much on why it’s apparently so ridiculously hilarious when I try to carry out an everyday task like buying bananas, that I’ve neglected to take advantage of the reverse phenomenon: the ridiculous will actually go unnoticed.

Why on earth aren’t I wearing my pyjamas in the street? Why aren’t I hanging out with the old ladies in the park performing provocative pelvic exercises and slapping myself in the face right now? This is the one time in my life when I can grind my groin into the side of a park bench and not be arrested for indecent behaviour, so why am I still here writing this column?

If you’re a man, you should go, right now, and buy yourself a bright pink motorbike helmet decorated with cartoon unicorns and the words “sweet dreamtime for my special pony”, because this is perfectly acceptable headwear for a man in Vietnam. You can finally express your inner special pony without fear of mockery. This is your time.

If you’re a lady, you should also head to the shops. When you’re there, buy yourself a completely sheer, 100 percent see-through blouse. You won’t have any trouble finding one. And then wear a black bra underneath it, and nothing else. Oh, except for tiny little denim shorts. No-one will bat an eyelid. You could re-enact scenes from “Pretty Woman” with wild abandon and even then no-one would ask you for your hourly rate.

Don’t lift up your transparent blouse to expose your belly though. That’s just for men, silly.

And we should all be singing in public. Loudly. All the time. In taxis, while queuing at the supermarket, in the office, and especially in a café where the waitresses are all singing too. Go on, harmonise with them!

I tested out the Vietnamese indifference to public singing after the zebra incident. I cycled down the street while singing “Rock Lobster” by The B-52’s at the top of my lungs. Nothing. Not a single reaction. Not even when I did the bit about the catfish.

After this you should be fitting right into Vietnam. Locals will praise you for your assimilation and you’ll never be laughed at again. Until you try to buy bananas.

Jalus Vegan Kitchen, Hanoi, Vietnam

Jalus Vegan Kitchen, Hanoi, Vietnam

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

Jalus Vegan Kitchen & Cafe is a curious little vegan restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the Hanoi Old Quarter on the second floor of a building with a narrow entrance; their menu typically consists of raw foods, western dishes, smoothies and fashionable desserts (avocado chocolate mousse, raw balls) we normally wouldn’t get too excited about. But as luck would have it, we were visiting Vietnam over National Day – the celebration of Vietnam’s independence from France, marked on September 2nd each year. And for this celebration Jalus Vegan Kitchen & Cafe had a special National Day Vietnamese menu featuring […]

Nomsly Meal Delivery For Kids Opens Up A World Of Flavor

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Boston-based Nomsly is redefining meal delivery for kids. While many grocery and meal kit delivery services include options for kids’ meals, Nomsly is the first focused entirely on childhood nutrition from start to finish. Business has been great for the community, too: Ingredients are sourced in part from the urban farm at reVision House family shelter, […]

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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

Being Vegetarian in Vietnam - Vespa Adventures Travel Blog

Being Vegetarian in Vietnam - Vespa Adventures Travel Blog


Vespa Adventures

Worred you won't be able to eat anything other than rice in Vietnam? Being vegetarian in Vietnam may be easier than you think. Learn about the cuisine here.

Vegan Vegetarian Vietnam - BEETS OF LIFE

Vegan Vegetarian Vietnam - BEETS OF LIFE


BEETS OF LIFE

If you are looking for vietnamese vegetarian food (or vegan food) look no further. Here is our list of the restaurants serving vegetarian food in Vietnam

Gochujang Glazed Tempeh

Gochujang Glazed Tempeh

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

This vegan Gochujang Glazed Tempeh is a robust and assertive dish that can be served over rice or noodles as easily as it can be slathered on a bun or a tortilla. The quick and simple marinade is built on the fermented foundation of gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste) but lent a helping hand from a generous amount of sugar to provide balance and caramelization. For Gochujang, we use Haechandle Gochujang Hot Pepper Paste (Very Hot). Each gochujang will have varying levels of spiciness so we recommend that you taste your marinade and make the appropriate adjustments to suit your […]

Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Chiang Mai is a hot spot for vegetarian and vegan food. In this vegetarian and vegan food guide, I share all my favourite places to eat in Chiang Mai. Expect Thai curries, pad Thai, Burmese tea leaf salads and more smoothies than you can shake a bamboo straw at. When our flight to Bali was cancelled […]

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Sushi Newbies: Here’s our Sushi 101 Guide

by admin @ Veggie Vietnam

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Oman vegan travelling from Muscat to Wadis

by Suzy Jones @ Vegan Travel

We took Oman Air from Kathmandu to Muscat, and while the flight is only 4.5hours, we had to wait for 1.5hours in the airport! The food was ok with pasta in tomato sauce, bean salad and fruit. Oman is extremely […]

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Slow-cooked Mandarin Beef

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

If you are looking for a healthy beef recipe, this is a classic “slow cooker” beef dish that also tastes great! Slow cooking recipes are both easy to make and still enable you to get your essential vitamins and minerals from red meat without going overboard it on calories or fat.   Ingredients 1 pound […]

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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What does it mean to be an “Adventurer?”

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

What makes an adventurer? How do you become an adventurer? December 2016, Phong Nha Lake House, Central Vietnam: My boyfriend and I had just returned from a two-day caving adventure and were sitting at the bar of our hotel, thinking about what to have for dinner and bemoaning how sore we were. We had just finished a trek into Phong...

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Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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Siningang Na Baboy Sa Sampalok

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

Pork Sinigang or Sinigang na Baboy is a sour soup that is part of the cuisine of the Philippines. The soup dish uses pork as the main ingredient, although beef, shrimp, fish and chicken can be used. (if chicken is used, the recipe is known as sinampalukang manok). Bony portion of pork known as “buto-buto” […]

Homemade, bio vegan dishes in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

by Edit Horvath @ Vegan Travel

I love eating. For me trying new dishes, new flavour combinations and local cuisine have always been part of travelling. After turning to be vegetarian, my options became less and turning to vegan even less. If you just want to […]

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Vegan Breakfast Burritos

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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The older I get, the more I crave foods that I connect with nostalgia for some reason. I’m not even that old but it’s still something that draws me to the kitchen. My tastebuds crave these foods I had when I was younger, and they weren’t even really associated with good or fond memories, just […]

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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

Romanian Ice Hotel to celebrate my 30th birthday

by Suzy Jones @ Vegan Travel

To celebrate my 30th birthday I knew I had to something special, and the Romanian Ice Hotel perfectly fitted my idea. I went with my sister and used the company Untravelled Paths who were amazing, they were very quick at responding […]

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Vegan Khao Pad (Thai Fried Rice)

Vegan Khao Pad (Thai Fried Rice)

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

Our Vegan Khao Pad and Vegan Nam Pla Prik are really simple recipes inspired by our travels to Thailand and our passion for Thai cuisine. This straightforward vegan Thai fried rice (Vegan Khao Pad) can easily be adapted to suit your tastes and is ultimately a satisfying dish to prepare and eat. When served with Vegan Nam Pla Prik, some slices of fresh cucumber and wedges of lime, there’s a simplicity and balance that makes this one of our favorite meals. Khao Pad is a classic dish from the Chinese Thai community and has become a staple in the restaurants […]

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

by Sue 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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Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi

Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi


My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

Finding Hanoi vegetarian food is tough when you're new in the city. Here's your guide to street food stalls and restaurants for vegetarians in Hanoi!

Vegan Guide to Taipei

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our vegan guide to Taipei was easy to write as Taipei is heaven for vegans. In fact, we’d go as far to say that there are few cities in Asia where the vegan options are so plentiful, close to each other and downright good. If you haven’t been before, then stick it on your travel […]

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Vegan Green Curry Recipe

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Every time we go to Thailand we make it our mission to eat as much Gaeng Kiew Wan Pak as we can (that’s vegetable green curry if you hadn’t already guessed). It’s a habit we’ve been developing for nearly 20 years of travel to the land of smiles but we can never quite get enough […]

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Fear and self-loathing in expat land

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In


This post first appeared on Crikey, and features a couple of observations from previous blog posts. Sorry for the rehash - I hope to post properly soon!
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To the Vietnamese who live around me, it’s clear where I fit in here: I don’t. The differences between us are as plain as the enormous nose on my big fat face.
In Vietnam, I am, and always will be, a Tây.
I can hear the call of “Tây-Tây-Tây-Tây-Tây” in any market as vendors announce my presence to each other, making it pretty much synonymous with the sound effect “ker-CHING!”
I’m not offended one bit by this label. Not even when I had new passport photos taken and the shop filled in the “Mr/Ms_________” section on the little receipt with “Ms Tây”, and filed it away under T.
Because I am a Tây. Even if they would let me, I would never try to pretend to the Vietnamese that I’m just like them.
However, before I moved here, I envisioned making for myself a perfectly authentic, local Vietnamese life. I was sure I would assimilate beautifully. I was very much the kind of person who would travel to Asia and scoff at tourists eating pizza. “What’s the point of even coming overseas if you’re just doing what you do at home, eh?” I would say, indignant and unbearable.
Now, my favourite café in Hanoi is run by a Melbournian and serves soy chai lattes. I like Vietnamese coffee very much, and drink it often. But you know what I like more? Soy chai lattes.
I don’t care any more about my street cred or my authenticity, or being pleased with myself for being the only foreigner in a local coffee shop. That soy chai latte doesn’t lessen the Vietnam-ness of my life here; in fact, it makes it better, offering me enough comforting familiarity to better enjoy the rest of my very Hanoian day.
When visitors from Australia ask me to take them to my favourite cafe in Hanoi, I know better than to take them to this place, my real favourite café. The one and only visitor I’ve taken there looked around and said, “Hmm, there sure are a lot of foreigners in here”, and there was judgement in them there italics.
To me, this is like going to a Chinese restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown and complaining, “Hmm, there sure are a lot of Chinese people in here”.
The formation of communities with shared ethnicities and cultures is the most natural thing in the world. Liberal-minded, politically correct, cultural relativists like myself love them for bringing “diversity” and “colour” to our neighbourhoods. Yet those of us who move overseas seem to think we’re above needing the familiarity of such communities ourselves. We’re sure we’ll just slot right in to our new home because we’re so open-minded and adaptable.
No, we won’t become your typical "expat". Now, there’s another word with its own synonymous sound effect: one of retching.
“Expat” conjures up two stereotypes, both of them unseemly: one clad in white linen, drinking gins and tonic, and oppressing the natives; the other sunburnt, overweight, subsisting entirely on baked beans and whinging about the locals. Both images emphasise that the expat is stubbornly, wilfully, unassimilated.
It’s a word with such awful colonial overtones. All at once it projects cultural superiority and barbarism. And for a word which is supposed to be all about someone moving to a new and different country, all it does it emphasise where they’ve come from: it seems you’re only an expat if you’re from the developed world, otherwise, let’s face it, you’re an immigrant.
It’s because of these connotations that people, like me, try to dodge the dreaded expat label. But despite my best intentions, I have become just another expat. I might not have a white linen suit, but I’m still a Tây who hangs out with other Tâys and does your typical Tây things.
So every one of my soy chai lattes could taste just like self-loathing, or I could just get over myself and own it: I’m an expat. I’ll still say it with teeth gritted against all those historical connotations, but I’ll say it: I am an expat.

Vegan Guide to Cebu

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Cebu is a province in the Philippines with 167 islands to explore, including Mactan (where the airport is) and Cebu Island where the bustling Cebu City can be found. Despite most people telling us that finding vegan food in Cebu would be difficult, we managed to survive and our vegan guide to Cebu will show you […]

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Eating Gluten Free and Other Food Restrictions in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Eating Gluten Free and Other Food Restrictions in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

How to eat gluten free in Vietnam, how to avoid dairy and peanuts in Vietnam, and how to eat vegetarian food in Vietnam,

12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it

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City Winery Heads To Puerto Rico For Hurricane Relief: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s nothing like enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail while also giving back to communities and supporting causes that are important to you. Find some options in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and more below! Then mark you calendar for the indoor block party that is the Meatpacking District’s annual Open Market. Brooklyn’s Leyanda continues […]

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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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New Compression Sock Looks from Lily Trotters

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

I come from a sock-loving family. For us, socks are the natural present for any occasion – from birthday to anniversaries to Halloween. Got a promotion? Congratulations, have some socks! But we’re not talking eight-packs of gray sweat socks here. We like socks with stripes, polka dots, glitter, bats, bright colors  — you know, personality. […]

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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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VIETNAM TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS: Adventure & Vegan Food! | The Conscientious Eater

VIETNAM TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS: Adventure & Vegan Food! | The Conscientious Eater


The Conscientious Eater

I came back from our trip to Vietnam saying, “I think that was one of the best vacations of my life!” And that’s saying a lot. I don’t even know where to start with this recap. Brett couldn’t have planned our vacation better and God couldn’t have blessed us more with amazing weather, health, activities... Read More »

Sensory Deprivation at Seattle’s Urban Float

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

When you’re naked, enclosed in a completely dark pod and wearing ear plugs, inside a dark room, it’s best not to think about what happens if there’s an earthquake. Or a fire. Or if you have a heart attack. For an activity that boasts stress relief as a major benefit, floating has a million and […]

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Where to Eat & Drink in Dalat

Where to Eat & Drink in Dalat


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My guide to where to eat & drink in the former French colonial hill station of Dalat, high up in the Annamite Mountains. Continue reading →

Eat at KaTi Thai in Portland

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

KaTi Thai has filled the hole in my heart that Vege Thai left when it closed a few years ago. Sure, any Thai restaurant can make you a veg version of most of their entrees. But are you sure they left out the shrimp paste and the fish sauce? I never am. Not only am […]

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Shoyu Ramen

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

Shoyu Ramen is special because of its complex pork-and-chicken-based broth that gets extra depth of flavor from kombu (seaweed) and shoyu (Japanese soy sauce). Ramen is a Japanese soup dish consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth. It is often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, menma, and green onions. Nearly […]

Making Smoothies with Your Super Foods

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

It’s a jolly day when a company sends me a box full of mysterious super food mixes to try. Time to get out the blender! California-based Your Super Foods makes vegan, organic mixes that you can add to your smoothies, oatmeal or yogurt. They concoct seven formulations, depending on what you want to get out […]

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Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide - Vietcetera

Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

We’ve compiled a list of the some of the best vegetarian food in Vietnam and five of the top vegetarian restaurants in the country.

How To Make Foolproof Parisian Gnocchi

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Brown your butter and pick your herb (we suggest sage or parsley), because it’s time to make pillowy gnocchi! Our friends at ChefSteps wrote in this week with this French twist on gnocchi. Instead of employing the traditional potato, this recipe calls for a pâte à choux — the same dough used to make éclairs […]

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12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon | Insider Travel Tips | Innoviet Travel

12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon | Insider Travel Tips | Innoviet Travel


Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is. Saigon is one of the ten veggie & vegan-friendly destinations.

Goodbye

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

Well, this is it. We have only a couple of days left in Hanoi.

Thank you to everyone who has followed The City That Never Sleeps In, and especially those who commented, or sent me emails, or approached me while I was taking the rubbish out, to say they enjoyed reading it. Keeping this blog has been one of the highlights from my time here.

I wrote this final post as a column for AsiaLife, but I’ve changed it slightly to reflect my changed feelings since I submitted it for publication. At that time I was a little nostalgic and dewy-eyed about leaving, but now, I’m just excited about the future. We leave Hanoi for a long holiday in Thailand, and then a new, quiet, life in Canberra - if there’s a city less like Hanoi in the world, I don’t know it. And for us, right now, that’s a good thing.

We’re leaving with some extra baggage too: our Uncle Ho portrait, our wedding ao dais, and a baby on the way (carry-on baggage). As we are told, constantly, the baby will be a Golden Dragon, a particularly lucky and lucrative kind of baby, of which there will be many, judging by the number of pregnant women waddling around in the Hanoi heat at the moment. It’s an incomparable farewell gift from our host nation, the endowment of lunar good fortune on our new family.

Thank you, Vietnam. But we know it’s time for us to leave. 

As I have mentioned before, because you know, it's on my mind day and night, the house over the road from us was knocked down. In the middle of the night. Using jackhammers. They’ve posted an artist’s image of the government office they’re building in its place, and it speaks a thousand words. Most of them swear words.

When Nathan and I saw that image of towering steel and glass, and landscaped gardens featuring strange 2D palm trees, we both just knew: we wouldn’t stick around to see those palm trees in 3D.

The thought of ceaseless jackhammering filled us with overwhelming dread. We knew it would be the straw that broke the camel’s back, if living in Vietnam was a camel.

Over the past couple of months, the cracks had already started to show. The honking seemed louder and more unnecessary; the pollution became unbearable; fruit vendors took on Machiavellian qualities; children stopped being cute, just loud.

But nothing about Vietnam had changed, only us.

After two-and-a-half years of enthusiastic ardour for Vietnam, I was cruising for a bruising. Maybe it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, because I’d always said we should leave before three years is up, but I think it’s more just the expiry of the statute of limitations on Keeping Your Shit Together.

Living as an expat in Vietnam isn’t hard, but it isn’t always easy.  While, yes, you can drink out of coconuts and get cheap pedicures, it’s also loud, crowded and polluted. And some vegetables are grown in human poo.

It always has been that way, and I’ve always known that. But to thoroughly enjoy Vietnam’s many, many upsides, I’ve had to not let the downsides get to me. And I’ve done this through a constant practice of Keeping My Shit Together: focusing on the positive, being curious rather than judgemental, being dazzled, not frazzled.

Keeping Your Shit Together is an active process, and over time, it’s tiring. Once you begin to falter, it easily spirals into Losing Your Shit. You don’t look at your beer and think, glory be to God for cheap beer; you think, this beer is probably laced with formaldehyde. You give the stink eye to children with those squeaky shoes. You see a dog and you say to it, “They’re going to eat you”.  You look at an artist’s image for a new building and you don’t feel impressed by Vietnam’s unstoppable march towards modernisation, you just think, that building is going to be the end of me. And then you tread on a used sanitary napkin and that pretty much seals the deal.

One of the hardest things about being an expat in Vietnam is listening to the whinging of embittered expats - who’ve Lost Their Shit - who act as if they’re serving time here against their will. Their bad juju is catching, kryptonite to anyone fiercely, and rightly, Keeping Their Shit Together.

I don’t want to be one of them. I’m going to accept that in this break-up, it’s not Vietnam, it’s me, and I’m going to get out of here before I bring anyone else down with me.

I leave Vietnam with no regrets. I loved living here; it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. It has given me so much - so many memories, and opportunities, and friends and life lessons - and asked for not much more in return than just Keeping My Shit Together. I definitely did better out of that deal.

But now, I’m just ready to go home. 

Thank you to you all. Try to Keep Your Shit Together,
Tabitha x

About Us

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New Year’s Resolution to Eat More Plants? I’ve got you covered

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Instead of going on a drastic restrictive diet this January, I would encourage you instead to focus on adopting healthy habits that can be maintained long-term. A great way to do this is eating more plants. Now I’m not saying you have to go vegan (but if you’re doing Veganuary please check out my post […]

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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Yogyakarta travel guide, I share the five best things to do in Yogyakarta, the best vegetarian restaurants in the city and the best hotels in Yogyakarta. This Yogyakarta travel guide focuses on local culture, vegetarian food and green accommodation, to bring you the best green and local travel advice about the city. Yogyakarta – pronounced Jogjakarta – […]

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Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?

Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?


A Visit in Saigon

Very easy. You may be surprised but Saigon is a good city for Vegetarians. It is much more vegetarian friendly than Bangkok in Thailand. By the way, I am a Vegetarian myself, you can visit my Vegetarian page. The word in Vietnamese for Vegetarian is “Chay”. Món Chay is “Vegetarian food”. Look at the following picture. … Continue reading How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) ? →

Quality Ingredients are Key at Bamboo

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Cruising the Columbia River Vegan-Style, with UnCruise

by Teresa Bergen @ Veg Travel and Fitness

UnCruise Adventures has an excellent reputation for personalized small ship cruising. But I still wasn’t prepared for how well they’d treat a vegan. On my seven-day journey down the Columbia and Snake rivers, Chef Ian Charles and the whole dining staff made sure that every vegan meal was beautiful and delicious, not just an afterthought. […]

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Herbs, Chicken & Parmesan

by ARAdmin @ Asian Recipes

This Herbed Chicken Parmesan recipe is a family favorite, and provides the ultimate family meal, being both flavorful, and relatively inexpensive. Ingredients 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten 1 pound chicken breasts 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 cups jarred tomato-basil […]

Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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This Chickpea Pasta Salad is reminiscent of the tuna pasta salads my mom used to make for me to bring to lunch. Tender, chewy noodles, the occasional crunch from some veggies, flaked chickpeas to mimic flaked tuna, and of course, a creamy and tangy sauce to marry all the flavours together. It’s so simple yet […]

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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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On the road in Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

This post was first published on Crikey

The Vietnamese spend so much time on their motorbikes I expect that eventually they will evolve into two-wheeled centaurs.

If you pitted a 40-kilogram, stiletto-wearing Vietnamese girl against a burly Aussie bikie in a test of motorcycling skill, I know who my money would be on. But I’m not going to say it, in case I get shot.

But say the test of motorcycling skill was being held out of town, and you had to take a long, bumpy bus ride with the contestants to get there, for the love of God, sit next to the bikie.

The Vietnamese ride through the market, never getting off their bikes even as they prod the produce and haggle over the price of pomelos. They’ll swathe their steeds in swinging bags of meat and fruit and eggs, then drive to a roadside food stall where, like a lo-fi drive-thru, a bread roll with pâté, or a little crème caramel, can be bagged up and hooked over their handlebars, without them ever having to leave their seat.

On their motorbikes they can smoke, and send text messages, and carry a brimming bowl of noodle soup one-handed. Probably all at the same time. Children do their homework riding pillion, and toddlers fall asleep while standing up, wedged between their parents’ legs, their head resting on the handlebars.

But because the Vietnamese pretty much drive out of the birth canal on two wheels, they miss out on a formative experience we take for granted: adapting to four-wheeled transport. As a result, no long-haul bus ride in Vietnam is complete without at least half the passengers vomiting into plastic bags, tying those bags up, then flinging them out the window throughout the entirety of the journey. It’s a case of projectile vomit turned vomit projectiles.

These little exploding parcels of spew litter the highways of Vietnam. So, say you are going to watch this test of motorcycling skill on a motorbike that’s travelling behind the contestants’ bus, then keep a wide, wide berth. Unless you want to receive a high-speed bag o’ vom in your face.

Just as the Vietnamese are, on the whole, inexperienced car passengers, they’re also inexperienced car drivers. This is changing at an incredible rate, with growing wealth resulting in more and more Vietnamese people buying their first car, and taking their first driving lesson.

Hanoi is not the ideal place to earn your driving stripes. The streets are narrow, and already filled almost to capacity with motorbikes. The learner drivers of Hanoi travel at a trepidatious crawl, as if they too are transporting brimming bowls of noodle soup, and maybe they are. They go at speeds so slow that I can easily overtake them on my bicycle at little more than a dawdle.

Taxi drivers are often learners themselves, shuddering along in third gear at speeds that barely make the speedometer twitch. Once, late at night, I’m pretty sure Nathan and I were the inaugural customers of one taxi driver. With his emergency lights and high beams on, we crawled along the deserted street for a few blocks. Then the windows all fogged up; the driver panicked, mounted the curb, and said “Okay!” as if we’d just arrived at our destination, and everything was completely under control.

The all-too-experienced motorcyclists take advantage of the lumbering learners, swarming around them in all directions at intersections, as if the car is merely a fixed obstacle, which can be avoided like a traffic cone.

But there are more cars on the road every day, the result of a furious upward mobility that will, eventually, lead to a traffic standstill when simply no more cars can fit. Vomit missiles will become a thing of the past, and so will all the learner drivers, but no-one will be going anywhere.

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Best Vegan Cooking Class in Vietnam? Learning to Cooking Vegan Vietnamese Food!

Best Vegan Cooking Class in Vietnam? Learning to Cooking Vegan Vietnamese Food!


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While in Ho Chi Minh City we took a vegan Vietnamese cooking class and had an absolute blast learning the local produce, cuisine, and cooing techniques

TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

Green mango salad with seafood

by trangnv91 @ Cai Mam Restaurant

Hello Everyone! Today, Cai Mam Restaurant will guide you how to make Green mango salad with seafood It just takes you about 25 minutes to make an vegetarian dish. Why don't try it once? Ingredient: One green mango or sliced one. A half of a carrot. 2 cloves of garlic + 1 chili ( spicy one without seed) A half of lemon. 100 Continue Reading

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Vegetarian Guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam: Everything You Need to Know • Travel Lush

Vegetarian Guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam: Everything You Need to Know • Travel Lush


Travel Lush

A complete vegetarian guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam, including vegetarian restaurants, helpful phrases and common vegetarian-friendly Vietnamese dishes.

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

LVX Spring Summer 2017 Review & Giveaway (2 Winners)

LVX Spring Summer 2017 Review & Giveaway (2 Winners)

by vegan miam @ Vegan Miam

Over Easter we traveled to Italy and featured one of our favorite cities in our Vegan Eats in Turin 2017. During this time, we also brought along the lovely new LVX Spring Summer 2017 collection. The LVX Spring Summer 2017 collection taps this season’s hottest color with three unique shades of pink. The Spring Summer collection is balanced out with complementing shades in pastel, earthy and rich tones. From the LVX Spring Summer 2017 collection, it’s the timeless and utilitarian Argonne, a vivid military green, that matched the mood of the Spring produce at the markets that became a firm […]

Explore Budapest

by Vishal Jhaveri @ Vegan Travel

While earliest settlements date back to the Old Stone Age, continuous civil development of Budapest occurred after a conquest by the Roman Empire around 100 CE. What came into existence were campsites around Danube River, which the Roman Empire called […]

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5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - My Amazing Vietnam

5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - My Amazing Vietnam


My Amazing Vietnam

5 best places for Vegetarian food in Ho Chi Minh City.

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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USA: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

by MiLisa @ Vegan Travel

To celebrate the ringing in of 2018, my companion and I traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Neither of us had been to the ocean town, but were looking forward to warmer temps and break from  snowy weather. The city […]

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Vegan Guide to Kampot

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

If you’re heading to Cambodia then Kampot should definitely be on your list of places to visit. This sleepy riverside town has a great relaxed vibe, some excellent coffee shops, some of the world’s best pepper and a good number of places to eat vegan food. Here’s our Vegan Guide to Kampot to help you […]

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Home - Cai Mam Restaurant - Restaurant in Hanoi

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Cai Mam Restaurant offers authentic traditional Vietnamese and Vegetarian food made with fresh, local ingredients, and prepared in a clean kitchen

Dubai all-inclusive holiday vegan tips and skydiving

by Suzy Jones @ Vegan Travel

Dubai is the last part of my trip from India to Nepal to Oman to Dubai, we went to the Dubai Mall and this place is massive. While there we got lunch at a falafel place called Karam Express, and […]

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