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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…

Ramen vs. Bun Cha

Ramen vs. Bun Cha

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vietnamese article / Bài viết tiếng Việt I always feel guilty about my laziness in writing to share my food journey. Last week, I started thinking about an idea of showing food culture diversity in Hanoi, by a series of Non-Vietnamese dish/restaurant vs. Vietnamese dish/restaurant. I choose them randomly, without idea of comparing, however, two […]

Vietnamese Herb Primer

Vietnamese Herb Primer


Viet World Kitchen

Vietnamese herbs are collectively known as rau thom, literally translated as fragrant leaves. "Rau" generically refers to leafy vegetables and "thom" means fragrant. Note that many of these herbs begin with the word "rau" to denote the full name. In daily conversation, however, it's okay to omit "rau" as people will still know what you're talking about! However, there are a few exceptions, such as rau ram, which you've got say both words for people to understand you. Eating and cooking Viet requires lots of fresh herbs. Some are easily recognizable, others will seem more exotic. Below are short discussion on the different kinds of herbs, how to use them and how to store them. Gardening and seed and plant sources are highlighted in the...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Pickled Herring with Potatoes – Cá Trích Muối xào Khoai Tây

Pickled Herring with Potatoes – Cá Trích Muối xào Khoai Tây

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Well, I was invited to dinner by a good friend, Shay – a chef, and fell in love with this dish, so I asked him the recipe. It is simple and tasty. Pickled herrings here are Vietnamese product, which Shay found in supermarket 🙂 Ingredients: 2 large potatoes 4 pickled herrings Salt Olive oil Onions […]

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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Saltie Is Gone but Their Scuttlebutt Recipe Lives On

by Marian Bull @ Edible Brooklyn

Copies of Saltie's cookbook are already in the triple digits on Amazon. Thankfully Food52 published their beloved Scuttlebutt recipe in 2014.

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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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Our Name Is Farm Promotes Sustainability and Food Access Through Digital Storytelling

by Caroline Choe @ Edible Brooklyn

“No community can be made by shutting people out. We’re here championing the message of inclusiveness.”

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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.

Where to Go in Williamsburg for Traditional Italian-American Food

by Heather Chin @ Edible Brooklyn

Get your red sauce, soppressata and cannoli fixes at these spots.

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Good morning, Vietnam

Good morning, Vietnam


the Guardian

Every morning, thousands of Hanoi citizens start the day with a steaming bowl of 'pho' - the street food at the heart of Vietnam's life and culinary renaissance after years of war and famine. Is this the best soup in the world?

Art, Coffee and Vietnamese Food Coalesce in a Greenpoint Warehouse

Art, Coffee and Vietnamese Food Coalesce in a Greenpoint Warehouse


Edible Brooklyn

Nhà Minh is equal parts coffee shop, restaurant and gallery.

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…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Vietnamese food for dummies

Vietnamese food for dummies


Sioux City Journal

Be at peace with the fish sauce.

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,

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Don't Sound Like a Tool: How to Pronounce Common Vietnamese Dishes

Don't Sound Like a Tool: How to Pronounce Common Vietnamese Dishes


SF Weekly

Don't Sound Like a Tool is SFoodie's series of audio pronunciation guides to sort-of-common-but-not-obvious words we keep encountering on wine lists and menus. No more...

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…

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Nha Minh

Nha Minh Menu 2015

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Pho Glossary and Terms - LovingPho.com

Pho Glossary and Terms - LovingPho.com


LovingPho.com

Glossary and definition of Vietnamese pho and pho related ingredients and terms, including definition of pho bo, pho ga, pho broth, pho garnishes, pho condiments.

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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24 Best Quotes Ever About Food

24 Best Quotes Ever About Food

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A definitive graphic collection of the pithiest, smartest things ever said about cooking and eating. Original graphics by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed. Source: buzzfeed.com Save

From Warsaw to Greenpoint, Polish Cuisine Blends Old and New

by Jackie Summers @ Edible Brooklyn

Twenty-seven years after the fall of communism, a generation of chefs is ready to show the world what Polish cuisine can be.

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Vietnamese Food: 5 Dishes You Can’t Miss - TripIt Blog

Vietnamese Food: 5 Dishes You Can’t Miss - TripIt Blog


TripIt Blog

Pho is awesome, but Vietnamese food has lots more to offer. Here are five dishes you can’t miss when in Vietnam.

In the Hanukkah Kitchen with Brooklyn’s Syrian-Jewish Community

by Brianna Plaza @ Edible Brooklyn

Food traditions are a link to the past, and for New York’s Syrian-Jewish families, it’s a reflection on their long journey to Brooklyn.

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8 types of special sauces in Vietnam

8 types of special sauces in Vietnam


Tho Loves Food

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Vietnam has many kinds of sauces (mắm) which are made from different natural ingredients. Here are a few of the most popular:   1. Mam Tom (Shrimp Paste Sauce) Mam Tom…

Essential Vietnamese Words And Phrases for Travelers to Vietnam - The Christina's Blog

Essential Vietnamese Words And Phrases for Travelers to Vietnam - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

It's always great to study a little bit of language before you travel to another country. Here are some essential Vietnamese words and phrases for you.

Jeong Kwan, the Philosopher Chef

Jeong Kwan, the Philosopher Chef

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Recently, I have read several articles about this nun after she is featured in “Chef’s Table”, but none of them can compare with great piece of Jeff Gordiner I read in 2015. I would like to share it with you today. Vietnam also has temple cuisine which I tried a lot, however I haven’t met […]

Foodies and Dating

Foodies and Dating

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We decided to gather articles about dating people who love to cook/bake/eat. This list is our note and also for everyone who is single (or not!) 😉 Hopefully you can find something useful/funny/inspiring. Hehe (⌒.−)=★ REMINDER: NO JUDGING! Foodie Pride 21 Things You Should Know About Dating A Woman Who […]

The Balcony

The Balcony

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vietnamese version of this post / Bài viết tiếng Việt Nope, sorry to let you know this post is not a poem, or about the favorite brunch destination on To Ngoc Van or the bar near Hoan Kiem lake 😉 It’s about my favorite cafe’s balcony in Hanoi 🙂 I’m picky in choosing a favorite […]

New Cookbook ‘Bollywood Kitchen’ Pairs Indian Cuisine and Celluloid in Technicolor Pages

by Jasleena Grewal @ Edible Brooklyn

When people found out author Sri Rao had worked in Bollywood, they asked him for film recommendations and about Indian food simultaneously.

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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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Where to Eat Chinese Food on Christmas in Brooklyn

by Ariel Kanter @ Edible Brooklyn

Get a big group together and make a reservation at Mile End, Kings County Imperial or others now. (In other words, the more people at the table, the more you can order.)

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{Montreal} Smoked Meat at Snowdon Deli

{Montreal} Smoked Meat at Snowdon Deli

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vietnamese post/Bài viết tiếng Việt Well, this post should be finished in March but because of my health, I cannot. Luckily, I can finish it before “the day” Snowdon Deli was the first restaurant I visited in the trip. Actually, I was afraid that I would be lost so nearby places were priority choice in […]

Survival Vietnamese: Ordering food

Survival Vietnamese: Ordering food


selinamusings

To continue my series of posts on Survival Vietnamese, I decided to dedicate a post to ordering food. Besides knowing numbers in Vietnamese, knowing how to order food and ask for the bill is pretty…

Where Does Tho Get Cakes in Hanoi?

Where Does Tho Get Cakes in Hanoi?

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Part 2 of this post in Vietnamese can be found here. I will make English post asap. As I stated in my “About Me” page, I’m a hopeless sweet tooth. Although I often receive questions about cakes, I have not really made any “official” post about this lust. (Yes, it is Temptation, Lust). Recently, I […]

What’s the Deal With All the Bo Bun in Paris?

What’s the Deal With All the Bo Bun in Paris?


Eater

Plus, four of the best versions to try

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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Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat


Orange County Register

The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a s…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Foodies, “you make the world around you”

Foodies, “you make the world around you”

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A post from Shahar Lubin, a good person I know in Hanoi 🙂 I agree with him so I would like to share this post to foodies or non-foodies around me. I’ve been thinking of how to put this into words right, but I’m sorry this might still come off slightly as a rant. Please […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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The Magic Pricing Formula

The Magic Pricing Formula

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Originally posted on The Bakery Business Perspective:
One of the most common business-related questions I see regarding starting a new bakery is how to price your products and services. If you can legally charge for food in your area with your current setup (for example, some states restrict home bakeries), the answer is a simple…

[Animation] Junk

[Animation] Junk

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A tale of an obsession with junk food that may prove hard to swallow. Director and Writer: Kirk Hendry Star: Barry Clayton (voice)

Chopsticks Alley Publication

Chopsticks Alley Publication


Chopsticks Alley Publication

Chopsticks Alley seeks to unite and empower Vietnamese Americans with a special emphasis on emerging young leaders and cultural trends.

A Visual Guide to Eating Sushi in Japan

A Visual Guide to Eating Sushi in Japan

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

In Japan, sushi is more than a delicious meal—it’s a revered art form. If your definition of the delicacy is California rolls with soy sauce and “wasabi” (a.k.a. horseradish and food dye), take a look at this visual guide below, from Japanese hotel Swissotel Nankai in Osaka. The helpful infographic was created for guests unfamiliar […]

Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine

Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine


Houston Press

It was only a matter of time before we hit Vietnamese food. The cuisine has become one of Houston's favorite over the last few decades -- coinciding with the large influx of Vietnamese immigrants that began following the Vietnam War -- with dishes such as pho now rivaling cheese enchiladas...

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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Origins of the Restaurant

Origins of the Restaurant

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A long line of establishments preceded the development of the restaurant as we know it today, from ancient ‘thermopolia’, followed by medieval taverns and inns offering food and shelter to travellers. It was only in the 18th century, on the brink of the French Revolution, that modern restaurants came into being, becoming convivial places to […]

16 Vietnamese Restaurants Obsessed With Puns

16 Vietnamese Restaurants Obsessed With Puns


BuzzFeed

This trend in L.A. restaurant names is getting Hannoi-ing.

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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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…

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.

Must-try Che in Hanoi winter

Must-try Che in Hanoi winter

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

cWinter has finally arrived, though it is definitely unusual one this year. Beside favorite grill food, hot “che” – Vietnamese dessert soup or pudding – is always on my list of beloved winter food, and among che stalls in Hanoi, Che Ba Thin is usually in my priority, especially when my sweet thirst calls 😉 […]

This Brooklyn Incubator Kitchen Has Gone National

by Bridget Shirvell @ Edible Brooklyn

Pilotworks, a local incubator kitchen in the former Brooklyn Foodworks space, has found success in a holistic approach to food entrepreneurship. Now they're getting ready to expand.

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


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“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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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Weekend Runaway : Hello Hai Phong!

Weekend Runaway : Hello Hai Phong!

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hai Phong is the third largest city of Vietnam and a major port city in northeastern of the country. It is also known as The City of Royal Poinciana (Thanh pho Hoa Phuong Do in Vietnamese), which blossom vividly in summer, like glorious flame. Hai Phong people is famous for […]

Watch All of the Food Loves Tech 2017 Panel Discussions and Kitchen Demos

by The Editors @ Edible Brooklyn

Plus mark your calendars for 2018.

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

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

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Five Links on Friday – 21 October 2016

by Phil Lees @ The Last Appetite

Close up of @atticamelbourne's Smashed Avo on Toast. Photo by the incredible @colinpagephoto A photo posted by Ben Shewry (@benshewry) on Oct 18, 2016 at 5:23pm PDT There’s something in this article about how “dirty” food is for the rich and stupid that needs expanding on: how it builds cultural capital to eat trashy food […]

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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6 Instagram Accounts We’re Following

by The Editors @ Edible Brooklyn

From local knife makers to up-and-coming food photographers, our editors share some of their favorite Instagram accounts.

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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…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Cơm Bình Dân - A Typical Vietnamese Street Food Meal

Cơm Bình Dân - A Typical Vietnamese Street Food Meal


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Cơm Bình Dân is a Vietnamese street food meal of rice and pre-made side dishes. It's known as a workman's meal as it's cheap and filling.

Mad Society – Movember Night event

Mad Society – Movember Night event

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Bài viết tiếng Việt / Vietnamese post Mad Society is a new restaurant-lounge-bar place in West Lake, which I have heard long time before this visit. My curiosity has increased after missing an event of Twinnings tea here, and especially after trying gin drinks at Mad Botanist, its sister bar in Old Quarter. Luckily, a […]

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

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


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

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Where To Go in Hanoi if you want to try Vietnamese/Hanoi/Northern Food

Where To Go in Hanoi if you want to try Vietnamese/Hanoi/Northern Food

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Vui lòng kéo xuống dưới để xem Tiếng Việt Well, I made this list for a member in Facebook group asking about “Hanoian restaurants” or “refined Northern/Hanoi home cooking in restaurants”. Below is a list of restaurants I often take my foreign business partners or foodie mates from all around the world when they visit […]

12 Ways The World Eats Raw Beef

12 Ways The World Eats Raw Beef

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

A surprising number of food cultures feature a dish of seasoned raw beef that’s beautifully plated and served with the barest of accompaniments. From the familiar hand-chopped tartare and razor-thin carpaccio to the fiery hot, barely seared, cheddar-studded and scallion-bedazzled, there’s a preparation to strike every carnivore’s fancy. Feed your inner beast with one of […]

From Banh Mi to Banh Xeo: An Abbreviated Vietnamese Food Guide

From Banh Mi to Banh Xeo: An Abbreviated Vietnamese Food Guide


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Although I'm not Vietnamese, I grew up eating at plenty of the Vietnamese restaurants that surrounded my Houston neighborhood. But more than 20 years later, I

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

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

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15+ Of The Funniest Menu Translation Fails Ever

15+ Of The Funniest Menu Translation Fails Ever


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Presentation is part of a dish's appeal, and the menu is part of the presentation. This makes the English translation of food descriptions important; if I see an item described as “human” chicken, I'm not going to order it no matter how delicious it is.

Five links on Friday – 8 July 2016

by Phil Lees @ The Last Appetite

I think it's quite telling that the OFM now ask for 'best instagram feed', replacing 'best blog'. Longform is dead? https://t.co/ZZADSZQxHs — hollowlegs (@hollowlegs) June 15, 2016 Food blogging is dead (again), so it’s probably as good a time as any to give up the ghost and put on the flesh. My dream book idea […]

Supper Club Babetown Uses Food to Build Queer Community

by Leah Kirts @ Edible Brooklyn

“I don't think that great food is coming from anxious, terrified hands," says the founder, Alex Koones. "Good food comes from happy hands.”

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Move Over Pho! Bun Bo Hue Is The Vietnamese Soup You Need To Know About. - Food Republic

Move Over Pho! Bun Bo Hue Is The Vietnamese Soup You Need To Know About. - Food Republic


Food Republic

The central Vietnamese city of Hue, once the capital of Vietnam and still known as the Imperial City, has a distinctive cuisine full of diminutive rolls, savory pancakes, dumplings, skewers and other snacky bites. Standing in contrast is the mighty Bun Bo Hue, a soup that starts with pork and beef bones, gets a kick from lemongrass, annatto and shrimp paste, and finishes the job with a tangle of herbs, a squeeze of lime and a few delicious add-ons like sliced brisket, crab balls and, in some cases, cubes of congealed pig’s blood. We dove deep into the dish's history, and found a recipe from of all places, Brooklyn.

PAIRING WINE WITH SEAFOOD by Nathan Outlaw

PAIRING WINE WITH SEAFOOD by Nathan Outlaw

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

I would like to share a piece from the newest book of chef Nathan Outlaw which my sister gave me as present this May. Hopefully you will find it interesting and helpful 🙂 ************************* Damon Little, Sommelier, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw There’s nothing better than discovering a sensational new wine – one that ticks all the […]

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banh mi | Definition of banh mi in English by Oxford Dictionaries

banh mi | Definition of banh mi in English by Oxford Dictionaries


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Definition of banh mi - (in Vietnamese cuisine) a sandwich consisting of a baguette (traditionally baked with both rice and wheat flour) filled with a var

The Brazilian breakfast preferred by Olympic athletes is one you can make at home

The Brazilian breakfast preferred by Olympic athletes is one you can make at home

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Any curious food lover who has spent time in Rio de Janeiro likely returned home with a craving for açai: an Amazon fruit most commonly enjoyed as a smooth, deep indigo frozen beverage with an velveteen sheen. Now it seems Olympic athletes will too. US women’s soccer forward Alex Morgan, diver David Boudia, and Australian… via […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Five links on Friday – 15 July 2016

by Phil Lees @ The Last Appetite

I thought food writing would get better but here we are. — Subtle Cheddar (@shitfoodblogger) May 23, 2016 Inside the underground economy propping up New York’s food carts Continuing my weekly coverage of food from the bogs, here’s how juice companies perpetuate the myth that cranberry juice prevents urinary tract infection. The history of food […]

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…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Vietnamese soup (pho)

Vietnamese soup (pho)


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Pho (pronounced "fahr") is a light, fragrant soup eaten for breakfast and all through the day. It is one of the Vietnamese’s most loved dishes. Pho is comfort food for chef Luke Nguyen, who demonstrates how to make pho in Hanoi. You might also like this vegan-friendly version.

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…

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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Keep the Holidays Going With These Traditional Orthodox Christmas Dishes

by Karen Resta @ Edible Brooklyn

These are some of the traditional Greek and Egyptian foods used to celebrate the holiday—and where to find them.

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Vietnamese First Foodie’s Favorite Meals

Vietnamese First Foodie’s Favorite Meals

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

As a frequent reader of VnExpress English version, I’m excited to see their Series of Vietnamese First Foodie’s Favorite Meals, because it’s about favorite Vietnamese author. Vu Bang is my idol in food writing, not only about his knowledge and perspective, but also his style. In my food book collection, his 3 books are little […]

Indie Food Magazine ‘Put A Egg On It’ Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

by Alicia Kennedy @ Edible Brooklyn

The iconic Brooklyn magazine began before the boom of indie food publications—and is outlasting it.

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Banh Chung in Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Banh Chung in Vietnamese Lunar New Year

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

The legend of “Banh Chung” Chung cake was invented by the 18th Prince of Hung Emperor in the contest of looking for new Emperor. According to the legend, 3,000-4,000 years ago, Prince Lang Lieu, made round and square cakes, the round Day cake symbolizing the sky and the square Chung cake symbolizing the Earth (under […]

[Online Shop] Kitchen La Fleur

[Online Shop] Kitchen La Fleur

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Bài viết Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese version Well, this post is dedicated for ordering food online from small local shops on Facebook as my friends encouraged me in sharing my list and recommendations. I hesitate in writing an English version as I don’t know whether it’s useful or not. Most of expats often order from […]

The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam

The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam


Legal Nomads

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

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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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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Making Jams, Jellies and Sweet Preserves (1)

Making Jams, Jellies and Sweet Preserves (1)

by Tho Loves Food @ Tho Loves Food

Autumn is coming and I feel it’s great season for making jam! 😀 The Thane Prince’s cookbook was recommended by a foodie friend to me last winter. This chapter is purely about making jams, jellies and sweet preserves, from choosing ingredients, equipment, cooking the jam, to potting, labeling and storing. 🙂 Making Jams, Jellies and […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Kibbitzing and Noshing at Schmaltzy, an Evening of Five Stories and Dishes

by Sarah Zorn @ Edible Brooklyn

"It’s kind of like The Moth, but with pastrami egg rolls," the Jewish Food Society says.

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Five links on Friday – 16 September 2016

by Phil Lees @ The Last Appetite

Is nothing sacred? A table at Noma played Pokemon Go for their entire meal. https://t.co/fsvcAipgsD pic.twitter.com/cf0qfBYgA8 — Food & Wine (@foodandwine) July 20, 2016 I’ve never really been tempted back into the food industry after doing the low-level hard work at its edges. Nick Paumgarten’s review of Damon Baehrel’s home restaurant tempts me. He’s cooking […]

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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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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Parm Italian Restaurant at Barclays Knows Its Place

by Zachary Lazar @ Edible Brooklyn

The restaurant embraces a craving you might not have known you had, a desire for old-school red sauce Italian-American food.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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