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Vietnam Alice - The Japan Times

Vietnam Alice - The Japan Times


The Japan Times

Extensive directory of venues — theaters, concert halls, live houses, clubs, museums, galleries — as well as parks and facilities in Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities in Japan.

Vietnam's small (but growing) specialty coffee movement

Vietnam's small (but growing) specialty coffee movement


Thanh Nien Daily

In the past two years or so, a small but dedicated group of people have been trying to change the direction your mind goes in when you hear the word's "Vietnamese coffee"

CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Charlotte Malaval – Freelance Barista

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Why Choose PADI and Rainbow Divers Vietnam for your Scuba Diving Training

by Dante Harker @ Rainbow Divers Vietnam

PADI Scuba Diving credentials are the most sought after in the world for good reason. PADI is the world’s largest and most respective dive training organisation […]

Visiting Cua Van Fishing Village

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

How about traveling Cua Van Fishing Village to immerse in charming natural scenery and simple-minded local people? The romantic image of a fishing village deserves one of unforgettable experiences for on tourists’ journey to discover majestic Halong Bay.

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Sai Sung – A special seafood in Quang Ninh

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Everyone knows that Quang Ninh is famous for its scenery, its people, its culture. But not many people know about a unique food that can only be found there.

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10 Essential Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Know (Beyond Pho)

10 Essential Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Know (Beyond Pho)


SAVEUR

Think you know the best Vietnamese foods? We have the ultimate guide to Vietnamese noodle soups, from crowdpleasing pho to lesser-known bun bo Hue and cao lau.

Embracing My Inner Adrenaline Junkie: Canyoning in Dalat, Vietnam

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

If you've been reading this blog for more than about five minutes, you've probably realized that I'm not a huge adrenaline junkie. In fact many of the more daring activities I tried, like duck-hunting or surfing, I completely failed at all together. But canyoning – an adventure activity that can be summed up as “white-water […]

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Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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5 specialty cakes in Vietnam - Vietnam Street Food Guide

5 specialty cakes in Vietnam - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

There are many kinds of cakes that are made here in Vietnam. These 5 cakes are amongst the most popular, but are by no means the only ones. These cakes are largely used on special occasions like weddings and on Holidays like Tet, but they can be enjoyed anytime of the year. Because of their …

8 beautiful homestays suitable for holidays (P1)

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

The reasonable price, comfortable room and impressive decor are the highlights of these beautiful homestay. Let’s check it out!

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How to get the awesome places to visit in North Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Welcome to Northern Vietnam, we are confident to give you the best trip when coming here. You have just spent 3 days to experience in the famous destinations in Hanoi and Sapa. The north of Vietnam is so great because it offers wonderful opportunities to meet the strange folk in the peak of mountains as […]

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When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Decide when best to travel to Vietnam will give you some confuse because Vietnam is the tropical monsoon climate. That is the reason why you should choose the best time to visit each place in Vietnam, however, there are some months which is suitable for all parts of Vietnam. This article will show you the […]

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Vietnamese Coffee Part II

by Brian Williams @ Vietnam – Brian's Coffee Spot

Welcome to the second of my three-part exploration of traditional Vietnamese coffee. As I explained in Part I, I’ve been exploring the local coffee culture during my time in Vietnam. The Vietnamese are volume coffee drinkers: I’ve not been anywhere … Continue reading

5 Best Streets for Street Food in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Why young people are moving away from coffee farming

by Karyan Ng @ Bean Market

Coffee consumption is on the rise. As India, China and Latin America becomes accustomed to western lifestyles and their spending capacity increases, (specialty) coffee demand increases worldwide. There are several challenges connected to the future of coffee. Arguably, the most well known is that of climate change. Whilst climate change will reduce the amount of […]

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Da Lat Microlot

by mercanta @ Vietnam – Mercanta – The Coffee Hunters

This very special and unusual microlot comes from 34 smallholder Arabica producers living within the Central Highlands of Vietnam. All of these producers live within the Da Lat District of Vietnam’s Lam Dong province and farm on small plots of land ranging from 1,352 to 1,605 metres above sea level.  Mercanta is the only specialty

CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Dr Marco Wellinger – Water for coffee extraction

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Ninh Binh Burned Rice

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Burned rice is made from steamed rice sliced into flat round shapes. After drying, slices of steamed rice are fried in hot oil pan until they turn yellow and crisp.

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Cha ca thac lac in Hau Giang

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Nature has particularly bounteous in the southern province of Hau Giang, providing water loaded with minerals that is home to the most delicious thac lac fish (clown knife fish) compared with other regions in the country. The flesh is fragrant, firm and crisp-skinned.

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Another Successful IDC at Rainbow Divers – Vietnam

by Dante Harker @ Rainbow Divers Vietnam

Successful IDC! We’ve had another amazing IDC at Rainbow Divers. We now have another tired, but happy bunch of successful diving instructors. The dive industry continues […]

3D2N at The Cliff Resort & Residences Phan Thiet at the price of only 2.899.000 VND / person

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

Staying at The Cliff Resort & Residences Phan Thiet with unbeatable rates, you will find that the money spent on the experience is perfectly worth it.

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Yen Mac Fermented Pork Roll

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Nem Chua – a highlight in Ninh Binh cuisine, has been made for such along time. The number of locals in Yen Mac who can make this kind of nem chua is not large because the work requires not only secret formule but also passion for the work.

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Banh Pia – A cake from a land of cultural confluence

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

The confluence of three ethnicities in Soc Trang Province, that of the Kinh, the Hoa and the Khmer, makes it a great place to discover the beauty of different cultures and observe distinct customs.

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Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi


Authentic Food Quest

Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

Emergence of a Coffee Origin: Dalat, Vietnam - Specialty Coffee Association News

Emergence of a Coffee Origin: Dalat, Vietnam - Specialty Coffee Association News


Specialty Coffee Association News

By Will Frith High on the Lang Biang plateau near Dalat in Central Vietnam, Rolan Colieng and Josh Guikema’s picturesque coffee farm lies in the shade of the country’s third highest peak. Josh and Rolan are a couple of the change-makers in this region, with a shared dream that Vietnam’s coffee can come to be …

The Top 5 Specialty Coffee Shops in Hanoi Vietnam (Updated)

by Tim Sutton @ Coffee Geek

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The Top 5 Specialty Coffee Shops in Hanoi Vietnam

The Top 5 Specialty Coffee Shops in Hanoi Vietnam


Coffee Geek

Specialty Coffee is on the verge of booming into the mainstream coffee scene of Hanoi. These 5 Specialty Coffee Shops are worth seeking for a decent brew.

Why Choose PADI and Rainbow Divers Vietnam for Your Divemaster Training?

by Dante Harker @ Rainbow Divers Vietnam

Are you thinking about taking the next step on the PADI ladder and becoming a PADI Divemaster? Are you new to diving but know that you […]

A Coffee Lover's Guide To Ho Chi Minh City

A Coffee Lover's Guide To Ho Chi Minh City


Sprudge

A coffee guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Morning Panel Discussion

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Coffee in Argentina: Uncovering Buenos Aires’ Specialty Scene

by traductora@perfectdailygrind.com @ Perfect Daily Grind

Welcome to Buenos Aires: a magical city that also happens to have a blooming great coffee culture. Wander down the streets and you’ll see ...

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10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnamese food is very distinct, and can be the highlight of a visit. These are 10 essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.

5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Unique cafe in Hanoi: “There is no wifi here, let’s talk like in 1992!”

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

For the time being, it is familiar for a cafe with wifi network. However, there is a small cafe in Hanoi firmly say "no" to wifi with the aim of providing a truly “friend zone”.

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The Caffinet

by Brian Williams @ Vietnam – Brian's Coffee Spot

At last! A coffee shop in Vietnam not recommended by either Bex (Double Skinny Macchiato) or Simon (Fancy A Cuppa). Instead, today’s Coffee Spot, The Caffinet, was recommended by the wonderful folks at Oriberry Coffee (and, in fairness to Bex/Simon, … Continue reading

Brian’s Travel Spot: Vietnam By Train

by Brian Williams @ Vietnam – Brian's Coffee Spot

Welcome to the second instalment of the latest Brian’s Travel Spot, the occasional series in which I attempt to catalogue my travels by means other than the coffee shops I visit. This trip began just over a week ago, when … Continue reading

Vietnam

by mercanta @ Vietnam – Mercanta – The Coffee Hunters

CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Talor Browne – Coffee. I love you, but you’re bringing me down

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Banh uot – the famous delicacy in Dien Khanh, Nha Trang

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

Nha Trang delicacy banh uot Dien Khanh is often missed by visitors, who often only know of the province for its numerous beaches.

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Dalat Vietnam: The French-Inspired City of Eternal Spring

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

Deep in Vietnam's Central Highlands, Dalat is a  former French hill station that sits high up in the mountains at around 5,000 feet above sea level. Popular with domestic tourists, Dalat is a honeymoon destination nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” on account of its consistent temperature of around 50-70 degrees. And the mountain air was […]

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Nudibranch – The Jewels of Vietnam Diving

by Dante Harker @ Rainbow Divers Vietnam

Learn more with our PADI Nudibranch Speciality Course Here in Vietnam we extremely fortunate to have such an array of beautiful nudibranch species at our dive […]

Interview: Specialty Coffee in Thailand and Vietnam

by Karyan Ng @ Bean Market

Miguel Meza’s coffee journey started at the age of 13 and today he operates Paradise Coffee Roasters and Isla Custom Coffees. With a history of being a barista, roaster and green coffee buyer, Meza moved on to coffee processing and improving coffee quality in Hawaii. He is currently working with specialty coffee producers in Thailand […]

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CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Rob Berghmans – Integrating the EK43 into Caffeination

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Vietnam Coffee Republic

by Brian Williams @ Vietnam – Brian's Coffee Spot

Vietnam Coffee Republic is part of a small, but growing band of speciality coffee shops in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Like the nearby The Workshop Coffee and Shin Coffee, Vietnam Coffee Republic is a roaster as well … Continue reading

Vietnam Diving All Year Round with Rainbow Divers

by Dante Harker @ Rainbow Divers Vietnam

Are you planning your trip to Vietnam and want to explore the mesmerising underwater world which surrounds this incredible country? Are you wondering when is the […]

Interview: Specialty Coffee in Thailand and Vietnam - Bean Market

Interview: Specialty Coffee in Thailand and Vietnam - Bean Market


Bean Market

We chat to specialty coffee roaster and exporter Miguel Meza about the potential of specialty coffee production in Thailand and Vietnam.

Find a Doctor - World Class Healthcare in Vietnam

Find a Doctor - World Class Healthcare in Vietnam


FV Hospital

With the goal of providing international quality healthcare, FV Hospital is staffed by a full-time team of French, Belgian, American, Korean and overs

Vietnam Shopping - Where to Shop and What to Buy in Vietnam

Vietnam Shopping - Where to Shop and What to Buy in Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

Many tourists can’t help but throw themselves head-first into shopping while in Vietnam. Why? Probably the variety of quality goods and the tempting prices have a lot to do with it. Many low-budget travelers considered Vietnam a heavenly place because in many shopping situations they can bargain the

What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

As an old French Hill station in the past, Sapa is now a beautiful and peaceful town in Lao Cai Province, Northwest Vietnam. Close to the Chinese border, the town has its name reputable for its unique weather, breathtaking natural beauty, and the wide variety of hill-tribes locals (Red Dao, Tay, Hmong, Xa Pho, and […]

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Vietnamese Coffee Part III

by Brian Williams @ Vietnam – Brian's Coffee Spot

Welcome to the third and final part of my exploration of traditional Vietnamese coffee following my recent visit to Vietnam. Part I covered my introduction to Vietnamese coffee and the traditional cà phê phin, a cup-top metal filter. I explained … Continue reading

PADI Specialities Con Dao Vietnam

PADI Specialities Con Dao Vietnam


Dive Con Dao

PADI Specialities Con Dao Vietnam

Plan your travel on the New Year Holiday 2018 based on financial capacity

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

After a long year of hard-working, the New Year Holiday is the time for you to relax and reward yourself an interesting holiday. However, not all people have financially qualified to travel on the bustling and expensive New Year Holiday.

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Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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6 Things to Do This Winter in Northern Vietnam

6 Things to Do This Winter in Northern Vietnam


TripZilla

Escape the heat from December to March in Northern Vietnam.

March Coffee

by Brian Williams @ Brian's Coffee Spot

March Coffee is a relatively new name in Exeter’s small but growing speciality coffee scene, opening, appropriately enough, on 1st March 2017. All we really need is for the owner to be called David, but alas, he’s called John, a … Continue reading

Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Hue, Vietnam: speciality food, blind massage and Citedal

Hue, Vietnam: speciality food, blind massage and Citedal


____Veggie Travelling Teacher

The next day at 4am, I woke up early to catch a bus to Hue. I hadn’t booked a place to sleep but just stayed at the hostel where I got dropped off. After showering and organising washing, I e…

Check-in 4 Saigon plazas to have nice pictures in Christmas

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

In addition to the churches, the plazas insaigon also have a great decoration in Christmas. Let’s check in these places to have beautiful photos right now.

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Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Before visiting Sapa, you should find where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam in order to choose the best accommodation for your trip. There are some types of accommodations in Sapa like Hotel, Resort, homestay, so it is easy to match your demand. Sapa is the small town in North Vietnam. In 1922, the French settled […]

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Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide

Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide


Bites & Bourbon

I've been to Southern Vietnam with family as a kid and I hated it. I found myself bored to death and glued to my Gameboy Original playing Tetris. Back then, I wasn't at an age to understand or embrace my roots. Things change with age, of course, and now I'm curious about the culture more than ever.

SCA Lectures Podcast #13: Building a Roasting Plant

by SCA Staff @ Specialty Coffee Association News

In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Andi Trindle, Director of Coffee at Philz Coffee (and member of the Coffee Roasters Guild Unification Committee) moderates a panel of coffee roasting professionals discussing the process of managing the building of a roasting plant. Learn how to manage the design, build …

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A poetic and romantic place for the trip at the end of the year 2017

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

Pleiku, on these days, have enough pink grass, wildflowers and beautiful highly blue sky.

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5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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Panther Coffee, Coconut Grove

by Brian Williams @ Brian's Coffee Spot

When I first came to Miami this time last year, one name was on everyone’s lips when it came to speciality coffee: Panther Coffee. From its home in Wynwood, where all the coffee’s roasted on-site, it had grown to a … Continue reading

What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to the perfect geographical location, Vietnam has inherited many wonderful landscapes from Mother Nature and absorbed the essence of neighboring cultures. This makes people wonder what to see in North Vietnam. Because I have spent almost all of my life here, I can confidently say that I know this area inside out. My friends […]

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CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Emma Sage – World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Hu tieu, a Vietnamese dish spiced with prosperity and climate change

Hu tieu, a Vietnamese dish spiced with prosperity and climate change


the Guardian

As climate change encroaches on the Mekong Delta, is Vietnam becoming a victim of our appetites?

6 Reasons to Visit Hue, Vietnam

6 Reasons to Visit Hue, Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

If Hue isn't on your itinerary yet, add it now! This city is totally underrated, and here's why.

Falling Hard for Saigon

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

They say Vietnam is a love it or hate it country- and its largest city, Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City, depending on whom you ask), is a city that falls into the same dichotomy. Well after a month in Vietnam, and nearly two weeks spent in Saigon alone, I firmly fall onto the “love” […]

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A DIY Trip Down to the Mekong Delta

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

Across Saigon, you'll see ads for Mekong Delta tours splashed across shop-fronts, especially in the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker district. And after hiring a guide for the Cu Chi Tunnels, canyoning and motorbiking, I decided to venture to Vietnam's “rice basket” on my own- no more hand-holding. Because who needs a $10 guided tour when you […]

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Quang noodle, so good speciality! - Vietnamese Style

Quang noodle, so good speciality! - Vietnamese Style


Vietnamese Style

Knowing Vietnamese noodles can be extremely helpful, as “pho” is to Hanoi and beef rice noodles is to Hue, Quang noodles is very popular in Quang Nam and Da Nang.

Lam Dong Microlot

by mercanta @ Vietnam – Mercanta – The Coffee Hunters

This very special and unusual microlot comes from 38 smallholder Arabica producers living within the Central Highlands of Vietnam, all of whom farm on terrain located at 1,400 metres above sea level, which helps contribute to this coffee’s exceptional cup. Mercanta is the only specialty importer able to offer this high quality, specialty microlot and

SCA Sustainability Webinar: The Profitability of Coffee Farming

by Kim Elena Ionescu @ Specialty Coffee Association News

Join us on Tuesday, January 30th, at 8:00am PST / 4:00pm GMT for a special webinar on coffee farm profitability hosted by the SCA Sustainability Center. A panel of industry leaders will use the literature review released by the SCA at the end of 2017 as a departure point to tackle difficult questions related to …

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Motorcycling Across Vietnam: Part 1

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

When a Dutch stranger asks you if you'd like to drive across Vietnam on a motorcycle with him, what is the correct answer? Well for me, it was yes, see you tomorrow at nine a.m. Our Easy Riders tour of Vietnam began in the lovely, mountain-nestled city of Dalat. Our Vietnamese guides and drivers were […]

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Steps Towards Specialty in Vietnam, Coffee’s 2nd Biggest Producer

Steps Towards Specialty in Vietnam, Coffee’s 2nd Biggest Producer


Perfect Daily Grind

Have you had a specialty coffee from Vietnam? No? You’re not the only one. For many, specialty coffee and Vietnam are mutually exclusive ideas. Yet specialty is creeping into this country, slowly but surely. And several organisations are helping it along. SEE ALSO: How to Make Sweet Vietnamese Coffee Coffee beans, seeds of change

Motorcycling Across Vietnam: Part 2

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

I awoke on our second day of our Vietnam Easy Riders tour a bit weary from our late-night karaoke but ready for the  road ahead. Our second day of the trip would take us from the pine-covered hills of the Central Highlands to the seaside city of Mui Ne. Noodles for Breakfast As a westerner it […]

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CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Stephen Morrissey – I’m a World Barista Champion and I don’t want to pay for your coffee

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Why transparency in specialty coffee?

by Karyan Ng @ Bean Market

Simply, to encourage a sustainable coffee supply. Now, let’s dig deeper. There is a real danger that coffee production will come to a halt, because more often than not producers are paid (at best) – only enough to cover production costs (via Tim Wendelboe). So, they are abandoning coffee in favour of other cash crops. […]

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Vietnam – essential eats

Vietnam – essential eats

by Bivlar @ Vietnam – tummy says yum

A lot has been said about how good Vietnamese cuisine is. However, other than the occasional Pho, I haven’t had the chance to visit or eat at a Vietnamese restaurant. It also doesn’t help that it’s nowhere near as popular as Thai or Malaysian; an injustice that needs to be addressed asap based on what … Continue reading Vietnam – essential eats

Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

It is likely that building a strong family bond and exploring new lands will be two of the most popular resolutions in 2018, as strengthening the family relationship and discovering new cultures will significantly change the life of each person. So, obviously, a wonderful family trip to Vietnam will be a stone killing two birds […]

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Fine Chocolate Meets Specialty Coffee: A New Kind of “Hot Cocoa”

by traductora@perfectdailygrind.com @ Perfect Daily Grind

Chocolate deserves to be more than just an addition to a mocha or cappuccino. With its diverse notes and aromas (not to mention the ...

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In July 2016 Azelis opened offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to cater to the CASE, Agriculture, Textiles, Chemicals, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, Personal Care and industrial formulations industries.

Lac Duong Microlot

by mercanta @ Vietnam – Mercanta – The Coffee Hunters

This very special and unusual microlot comes from 28 smallholder Arabica producers living within the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Mercanta is the only specialty importer able to offer this high quality, specialty microlot and one of the few (if not only) offering coffees of this quality from Vietnam. Vietnam is a new origin for us, and

Focus on Brazil

by Karyan Ng @ Bean Market

In the specialty coffee world, Brazil is often misunderstood as focussing on quantity (rather than quality) and mechanised coffee picking. This article talks about the two instances that have “painted” Brazil with such a character and takes a peek into Brazil’s specialty coffee climate. Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee growers The first reason why Brazil […]

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The eatery of grilled fermented pork roll and Hue cakes in Saigon

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

If you have the opportunity to go to the area behind Ban Co market (the alley 51 Cao Thang, District 03) in the early afternoon, you can see many attractive eateries. There is a small parking space for customer to feel free when wandering to find the favorite dishes. Among them, the most outstanding one is the eatery of Hue cakes in fornt of the house No. 51/75.

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CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Afternoon Panel Discussion

by Kimberley Bates @ Specialty Coffee Association News

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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And Then Everything Changed in Vietnam

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

If anything, at the end of this Asia trip I will be able to say that this continent has changed me. I'm not certain of much at present, but I know that I will be a different person when I leave Asia than when I arrived- hopefully a slightly older, more balanced, more confident, more […]

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8 beautiful homestays suitable for holidays (P2)

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

If you still dream about the pretty beautiful and strange homestay in Da Lat, when coming to Moc Chau for flower seeing, do not ignore Bo House. That is really beautiful.

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Gia Vien tiny shrimp sauce

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

As a plain district. Gia Vien's locals have long been fond of making " mam tep ", which is processed from tiny shrimp.

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Why young people don’t want to be coffee farmers

by Karyan Ng @ Bean Market

As a follow up to the post on ‘Why young people are moving away from coffee farming’, I asked a young barista involved in Vietnam’s specialty coffee scene about its ability to attract and retain young people in the industry. He highlighted that young people don’t want to be coffee farmers. Here’s why “So, the perception of farmers […]

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Mang Lin

by mercanta @ Vietnam – Mercanta – The Coffee Hunters

This very special and unusual microlot comes from 29 smallholder Arabica producers living within the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Mercanta is the only specialty importer able to offer this high quality, specialty microlot and one of the few (if not only) offering coffees of this quality from Vietnam. Vietnam is a new origin for us,

10 Iconic Dishes To Hunt For In Hue, Vietnam - Food Republic

10 Iconic Dishes To Hunt For In Hue, Vietnam - Food Republic


Food Republic

With such a rich history, Hue claims home to several distinctive dishes — from delicate creations created to please the appetites of Nguyen feudal lords, emperors (and their hundreds of wives) — to sausages with complex, explosive and satisfying flavors. Here are the dishes our contributor saw, and ate again and again, on a recent visit to Hue.

White Rose Dumplings in Vietnam

White Rose Dumplings in Vietnam


2foodtrippers

White Rose Dumplings are a local specialty in Vietnam. Watch our video to learn about these unique dumplings made with white rice paper, shrimp and pork.

2 famous eateries in Da Lat with Lau ga la e

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

If you want to enjoy Da Lat’s Lau ga la e in Tao Ngo or 668 eatery, you should com there before 6 p.m to ensure that they do not run out of tables.

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5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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How to Improve Your Coffee Quality in Harvesting & Sorting

by traductora@perfectdailygrind.com @ Perfect Daily Grind

For exceptional specialty coffee, sorting during harvesting and processing is of the utmost importance. Even a few low-quality or defective beans can reduce the ...

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving for Your Try Dive. Choose Rainbow Divers and Learn with a PADI Pro

by Dante Harker @ Rainbow Divers Vietnam

Are you thinking about trying diving during your trip to Vietnam? Are you confused by the different terminology and names for different beginner programs? Are trying […]

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

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


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

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

Saigon Free Day Tours

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

Every year, Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, receives thousands of tourists around the country and from all over the world. Therefore, there are quite a few tours for different services and prices in Ho Chi Minh City available for travellers to choose. With Saigon Free Day Tours, you can explore the whole city without charging any fee to the guide.

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Cu Chi – the Best Place for Ho Chi Minh Tunnels Tour

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

If you take a Ho Chi Minh tunnels tour, the must-going place is Cu Chi tunnel – one of the greatest works constructed by the Vietnamese. Cu Chi tunnel system serves as the living and hiding place for the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. Visitors reaching there can not only experience the great tunnels but […]

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The tea shop in Ben Thanh Market with the history of nearly 105 years

by upbai @ Vietnamese Style

In the busy Ben Thanh Market area, curious foreign tourists often drop by an old and shabby house which has been known as the oldest and most famous tea store in the city in the early 20th century, with a history of nearly 105 years.

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5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

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

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A Very Tasty Guide to Vietnamese Food

by Ashley Fleckenstein @ Vietnam | Ashley Abroad

This post could as easily be called, “An Ode to Vietnamese Food”, as my love for Vietnam's cuisine knows few bounds. Admittedly, I'm not that well-versed in Vietnamese cuisine. While I spent a month in Vietnam indulging in every speciality I could find I a. have never lived with a Vietnamese family and b. I […]

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Brian’s Travel Spot: Flying Business Class with Vietnam Airlines

by Brian Williams @ Vietnam – Brian's Coffee Spot

Welcome to another instalment of Brian’s Travel Spot. This is part of my series on Vietnam, which started with my flight over, and which, logically enough, would conclude with this, my flight back However, I’ve long since given up on … Continue reading

5 ideal destinations near Saigon for New Year Holiday 2018

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

About 100km from Saigon, Tan Lap floating village, Con Phung or Long Hai beach will surely be good choices for short holiday.

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VIETNAM FRIED SRING ROLL: BEST VIETNAMESE CUISINE

VIETNAM FRIED SRING ROLL: BEST VIETNAMESE CUISINE


Travel Sense Asia

Fried spring rolls have considered as a speciality of Vietnamese Cuisine. Read more!

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