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Blockchain Technology In Vietnam: Becoming A Global Leader?

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

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

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MINH SAN VIETNAMESE FOOD is our local go-to asian neighborhood place. Located in a beautiful corner building close to the river near the Government build..

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So Ba In Creative Loafings “Best Of”

by admin @ So Ba Vietnamese Restaurant – East Atlanta Village

We did not really expect it in our first year of being open, but So Ba landed the runner up position or Best Vietnamese restaurant here in Atlanta for the Creative Loafing “Best Of Atlanta” series. Not bad at all considering we had our grand opening just a few months ...

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

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17 Spectacular Things To Do This Anniversary Weekend

17 Spectacular Things To Do This Anniversary Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

We couldn’t be happier to tell you that you’ve made it to the first long weekend of 2018! You better make it an epic one—with so much on over four glorious days, you have no excuse! The possibilities are endless, from festivals to markets and everything in between, there’s no doubt you’ll be well-looked after in this beautiful city of ours. Come on, it’s time to start planning your fun-filled weekend right about now—it’s going to be a big one!

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Waterfront Auckland Anniversary Weekend

The waterfront is making the most of this Anniversary Weekend with activities going all weekend long for the whole family to get amongst! Explore the interactive gallery, design your own boat, kick back and watch the Auckland Anniversary Regatta and so much more—all in one epic waterfront location! You could even jump in on one of the special Anniversary sailings for a weekend you’ll never forget.

Where: New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 27 January—Monday 29 January For more info, click here.

The Art Of Banksy

This is one extraordinary collection of no less than 80 original pieces by one of the most talked-about street artists today. Banksy is the mysterious painter, graffiti artists and social activist who refrains from revealing his identity and does not appear in public, but his work speaks for himself loud and clear. Featuring subversive messages, cynical dark humour and satirical art have been displayed all over the globe, and now you get to see the largest collection of these privately-owned Banksy artworks including some of his most popular works.

Where: Aotea Center, Auckland CBD When: Until 6 Febuary For more info, click here

The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, presenting you with one of Shakespeare’s classics The Merchant of Venice. Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassiano requires one more loan to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia, unaware that when the due date comes to repay the debt, he will be gambling for his life! Full of wit, drama and disguise that Shakespeare has become legend for, this is based on the performance tradition going way back to 1614, performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians around the world.

Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Friday 19 January—Thursday 29 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Zirka Circus

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores! Their new show Send in the Clowns is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance! Whether you’re all about the action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful ballet, there is something for everyone in this stellar show! This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family to love.

Where: Stella Maris Catholic School, Silverdale When: Monday 1 January—Sunday 31 January For more info, click here

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Auckland summer staple Pop Up Globe is back for another stand out season! Regarded as Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will enchant you with side-splitting comedy with a dash of beautiful poetry only Shakespeare could achieve. Fusing Jacobean costumes, lyrical poetry with Maori folklore and language, Pop-up globe introduces this flagship production to you with pride. Transport back 400 years into the past and sit amongst the space the plays they were written, whether its your first time or hundredth, it’ll be a night to remember.

Where: Pop Up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Friday 15 January—Saturday 31 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Auckland International Busker’s Festival

Back for its eighteenth time, vibrant international street performers will be hitting the streets of Auckland! Bringing acrobatics, magic, comedy, dance and unicycles to the masses, this is four days of unmissable street theatre for the whole family! It’s time to empty your piggy bank, pockets and swear jar for a handfuls of loose change because these performers will seriously blow you away with their madness and mayhem!

Where: Auckland Waterfront, Auckland CBD When: Friday 26 January—Monday 29 January For more info, click here

Friday 26 January

Anniversary Weekend Showcase—A HA! Event

Talk about a side-splitting treat! It’s The Classic Comedy Club’s annual showcase to kick off the year, featuring ten hilarious comedians for just 20 bucks—that’s not a joke! It’s a stellar comedy line up of brand new Pro comedians that might just become your fave. You’ll have the pleasure of seeing Jamaine Ross, El Jaguar, Ruby Esther, Finn Nicolas, Josh Davies and so many more doing what they do best—leaving you in stitches!

Where: The Classic Comedy Club, Auckland CBD When: Friday 26 January—Saturday 27 January For more info, click here

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves with live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs bound to fascinate and delight even the harshest bug critics and scaredy cats!

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 26 January, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here

Spookers—Friday Films

Celebrate Auckland with some good ol’ NZ cinema this anniversary weekend! Silo Park is doing exactly that in gloriously spooky fashion with Spookers, the documentary filmed in Auckland and no points for guessing where! This charming documentary was a crowd fave and breakout hit at the 2017 NZIFF, and it’s your time to watch it (if you dare) under the stars! Taking a peek behind the gory curtain of Spookers, the horror theme park we love to hate, shows us the real lives of the actors and close-knit community that works within the spooky attraction. Grab a feed from one of the glorious food trucks including Crepes Creations, Go Go Mexico, Langos, Melt, Toro Churro and Wise Boys Burgers for a perfect night out!

Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter When: Friday 26 January For more info, click here

Saturday 27 January

Moveable Feast Matakana

Make a day of it in Matakana! Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, this scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village! There’s an unreal line-up of fabulous food—where the hardest thing you’ll be doing is choosing your feast—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Where: Matakana Valley, Matakana When: Saturday 27 January, 5pm—9pm For more info, click here. 

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up, roll up to the largest and newest travelling event, The Extravaganza Fair, making its way to Green Bay this weekend! Bringing a whole lot of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers and kids shows! Bringing back some old school nostalgia with sack races, tug of war and musical bean bags, this fair is your childhood dream come to life! Foodie delights include the Steampunk Food Truck, Dickinson’s Gastronomic Emporium, Lucky’s Fresh Juice Joint and Havana Coffee Works—even the names have us excited! Get ready for a full day of jam-packed fun for the whole family!

Where: Craigavon Park, Green Bay When: Saturday 27 January—Monday 29 January, 9am—5pm For more info, click here

New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million

Auckland’s most nail-biting racing event is back for another year. We are—of course—talking about the iconic Karaka Million. Watch top jockeys compete for the million-dollar prizes (no pressure!) as you party in style. Ellerslie Racecourse will be buzzing with live music, mouth-watering food, Champers and a whooole lot of international glam. Don’t snooze when it comes to grabbing tickets—the event is guaranteed to be a sell-out with people queuing up from earlier in the day to get in early!

Where: Ellerslie Racecourse, Ellerslie When: Saturday 27 January, from 3pm For more info, click here

Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival 2018

It’s time to get up close and personal with Auckland’s unique Māori heritage and culture at Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival hitting Auckland’s waterfront! Tāmaki Makaurau is linked to 19 different mana whenua groups, and you’re invited to delve deep into these rich Māori connections in our brilliant city. Enjoy live traditional and contemporary music, kapa haka, crafts and of course, delicious kai! You can even have a go at palling waka, or get out on the harbour on a sailing waka! 

Where: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 27 January—Monday 29 January For more info, click here

Sunday 28 January

Rooftop Summer Series—Tali & Chiccoreli

We’ll admit, there’s nothing much better than the words rooftop, music and FREE sound together. That’s exactly what the Rydges Hotel is serving up for us this weekend! Make sure you round up your troops and RSVP to this free event starring electronic dance vocalist Tali and all-rounder Chiccoreli! You’ll be dancing the arvo away into the night with the prettiest backdrops in the city on the rooftop bar—go on, you have Monday off to recover!

Where: Rydges Auckland, Auckland CBD When: Sunday 28 January, 2pm­—8pm For more info, click here

Ice Cream Sundae

Spend your Sunday… with a sundae (or several)! Auckland’s top ice cream legends are all coming together to be scooping up all of the deliciousness for a whole day! You’ll be in absolute ice cream heaven, but that’s not all—alongside your fave icy delights, you’ll find other desserts, a scrumptious selection of Auckland’s finest food trucks, some ice cream inspired drinks, coffee and super rad tunes from the DJs. Sign. Us. Up!

Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter When: Sunday 28 January, 12pm—6pm For more info, click here

Monday 29 January

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

An Auckland January staple for music lovers spanning all genres, Laneway Festival is back with a sick line up ready to have you jamming the day away!  Moving to the dreamy location of Albert Park for the second year, there’s tons of shade to relax and take in all of the vibes right in the city. This is one full sensory experience not to be missed, with food galore, tunes, and good vibes all around to start your year right. The killer line up includes Aldous Harding, BAYNK, Mac DeMarco, Melodownz and so much more! This is the surefire way to have the most epic long weekend ever!

Where: Albert Park, Auckland CBD When: Monday 29 January, 12pm—11pm For more info, click here.

Mission Bay Arts And Craft Market

Mission Bay’s field will be transformed into a bustling market where you’ll find something for everyone! From handmade gifts, art, clothing, jewellery and a wicked food selection to boot, this is the perfect family day out. There will be more than 180 stalls to check out so get ready to find some awesome goodies. Pack a picnic, spend a couple hours in the sun and sea and hit the markets to make the most of your Monday!

Where: Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay When: Monday 29 January, 10am—4pm For more info, click here.

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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!

Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

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

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New Opening: Hot Hot Asian Eatery

New Opening: Hot Hot Asian Eatery

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Auckland’s heating up, and we aren’t just talking about the weather. New kid on the block Hot Hot Asian Eatery is spicing up the Auckland foodie scene and we couldn’t be more excited.

Found a hop, skip and a jump from Eden Park, the eatery’s fit out is as visually flavoursome as its wicked menu. Brought to us by chef Panawat Chotamungsa, a step inside will have you faced with a vibrant escape surrounded by murals painted by Chotamungsa and his family. In amongst hues of neon greens and pinks, the space is only one component of a soon-to-be crowd favourite.

“We want people to think of Hot Hot as their friendly local,’ says Panawat. “We’ve combined flavours from across Asia to deliver authentic tastes with a twist.”

With a focus on flavour, when faced with the epic menu you’ll no doubt be spoilt for choice. Consisting of shared plates, salads, bahn mi, buns, curry, noodles, rice and even sweet treats there’s no shortage. 

Kick things off with the sweet and sour fried tofu. With tamarind sauce and fried shallot topped with crispy noodle, it’s the perfect starter for what's to follow.

The bangin’ bahn mi rolls are not one to miss. Panawat’s top pick is the signature, jam-packed with pork belly, slaw, pickle, chilli, egg, peanuts and beans pâte its an all in one meal!

Look no further than the hot hot beef curry for an extra spring in your step. Featuring tender beef, sweet potato, peanuts, onion, fried chilli and shallot served alongside light fluffy roti, this bad boy is definitely one for the foodie bucket list. 

Of course, nothing beats a classic done right, the hot hot pad thai features rice noodles, egg, chive bean sprouts tofu, peanuts and tamarind sauce. With prawn, pork belly, chicken and vegetarian options, you’ll be quick to make plans to try them all.

Just when you think things can’t get any better, Hot Hot also serve an extensive range of iced teas and bespoke cocktails. Notably, the Thai-style lemon ice tea has a sweet refreshing twang, just what we need to beat the (hot hot) heat. 

An adventure from the second you walk in, from the fluro fit-out to the flavoursome offering, there’s little to miss when it comes to Hot Hot Asian Eatery. 

For more information about Hot Hot Asian Eatery, including opening hours, click here. 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

Delectable Food While out on the Town in Palm Springs

by admin @ Watercress Vietnamese Bistro Palm Springs

In the center of Downtown Palm Springs, the exquisite sites and places to eat and drink are endless, however there is one place you can go where you can have both.  At Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, the menu and location is what makes it so special. Inside and out the Watercress Bistro has A lot to offer. Located in […]

Schedule for week of 3/7-3/12

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

We had an awesome time at the Truck It Fest yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out! Catch us for lunch this week as we head to Burbank and Downtown LA! We’ve still got a few spots open for lunch, so check our twitter feed for updates on where we’ll be heading. We are out […]

13 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

13 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Heads up, guys. There’s so much to see and do in Auckland this weekend, the hardest part will be deciding where to begin. Get ready to plan wicked times with your best friends/family/SO/dog etc, eating delish food, watching some epic theatre and getting some Shakespeare.

Here's 14 awesome things to do this weekend in Auckland.  

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The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, and this weekend they're rocking The Merchant of Venice. Full of wit, drama and disguise, it's a Shakespearean classic, and it's performed in a replica of the 1614 Globe Theatre. It'll be performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians from around the world.

Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Friday 19 January—Thursday 29 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Sawmill, Snacks and Sounds Takapuna

Burger Burger’s bringing all of the live tunes, refreshing beers and deliciousness to Taka all summer long, and you’re all invited. Joined by the good people at Sawmill Brewery, you’ll be treated to their thirst-quenching pilsners, Crystal Lager, XPA and Hoppy Hibiscus Gose. There'll be live music all weekend long, too. Bring it on. 

Where: Forteith and Hurstmere, Takapuna When: Every weekend until January 28 For more info, click here

Zirka Circus

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores. Their new show, Send in the Clowns, is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance. This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family.

Where: Stella Maris Catholic School, Silverdale When: Monday 1 January—Sunday 31 January For more info, click here

Friday 19 January

I Am Not Your Negro—Friday Films

Head to Silo Park for a perfect way to bring in the weekend. Round up the troops for a night of food trucks galore, drinks flowing from the Silo Bar, and a great movie! They’re bringing you one of the most loved and acclaimed films from 2017’s NZIFF, I Am Not Your Negro. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary takes inspiration from James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript and recounts the lives of his close friends and civil rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evans. The delish food trucks include Fritz’s Wieners, House of Dumplings, Philppe’s Poutine. Niiiice. 

Where: Silo Park, Auckland CBD When: Friday 19 January, 4:30pm—11:30pm For more info, click here.

Classical Weekend: Auckland Live Summer in the Square

This is the perfect symphony for a chill Friday hang, with a range of musical talent and classical experiences for some orchestral bliss! Be serenaded by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Achievers, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and New Zealand Opera. You can even sneak a peek inside the Auckland Town Hall Organ. 

Where: Aotea Square, Auckland CBD When: Friday 19 January—Saturday 20 January, 12:30pm—4:30pm For more info, click here

Movies in Parks: La La Land

Did you miss one of the biggest movies of 2017? Not to worry—watch this all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy back on the big screen and under the stars! Following a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, La La Land swooped up six Academy Award wins in 2017. Get to Mairangi Bay Park early to snag a fab viewing spot. The event kicks off at 7pm. 

Where: Mairangi Bay Park, Mairangi When: Friday 19 January, 5pm—10pm For more info, click here

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults-only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves, plus live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs. It's bound to delight even the harshest bug critic. 

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 19 January, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here.

Saturday 20 January

Moveable Feast Matakana

Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, this scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village. There’s an unreal line-up too—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Where: Matakana Valley, Matakana When: Saturday 20 January, 5pm—9pm For more info, click here

Fat Freddy’s Drop

This is one of the first times you’ll see these Kiwi legends since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in 2017! You’ll have a chance to see Fat Freddy’s Drop live in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Maria Estate, where you’ll experience brand new songs off the upcoming album, as well as our fave summer classics we can’t get enough of. Special guests include Ladi6 and Salmonella Dub!

Where: Villa Maria Estate, Mangere When: Saturday 20 January, 5pm For more info, click here

House of Vans

It’s been just announced that House of Vans is hitting our shores! This is one of the biggest skating events, making its home in Shed 10 for a day packed full of skate-based events. This day-long community event, spread over two sessions, is absolutely FREE—you’ll find skating by the Vans team, a skate-inspired marketplace, live grip tape application, DJs after hours and even tattooing (if you’re feeling adventurous). After 4pm the event transforms into an epic R18 party with some sick international bands.

Where: Shed 10, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 20 January, 10am—10pm For more info, click here.

Auckland Live Summer in the Square: Grand Opening

The Barbarians, celebrated freedom-fighters from Wellington’s theatre scene, have got hold of the keys to one of Auckland’s most beloved venues—The Civic. This is a tour-de-force celebration of the world of performing arts, featuring a host of local collaborators. It's gonna be one hell of an immersive and interactive show where you’ll be walking through the theatre and getting up to no good.

Where: The Civic, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 20 January—Sunday 21 January For more info, click here.

Sunday 21 January

Absolut Summer

Sunday sessions done right! Experience the Absolut Summer Pop-Up at Regatta, featuring Rob Martyn with Kareem LIVE, in a lush resort-style beach bar full of palm trees and greenery! Come in off the beach, sip on some Absolut cocktails and catch the last rays of the weekend. There’s premium Absolut cocktails, the Dinghy bar, VIP Platinum and Gold Cabana experiences to take that drinking sesh to the next level.

Where: Regatta Bar and Eatery, Takapuna When: Sunday 21 January, 2pm—7pm For more info, click here

Vegan Street Food Fair

Calling all vegan food lovers! One of our fave health hubs, Wise Cicada, is transforming into the ultimate vegan foodie experience this weekend. The menu stars delish dishes like Indonesian Mee Goreng, Persian Gormeh Sabzi, Indian puffed rice, Mexican chimichangas and even an organic vegan smoothie bowl bar! There’s live music from midday too. 

Where: Wise Cicada, Newmarket When: Sunday 21 January, 11am—3pm For more info, click here.

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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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.

Sydney Summer 2017 – Special Menu

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Enjoy an Authentic Vietnamese Fresh & Tasty & Healthy Cuisine.  

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Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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Schedule for week of 3/7-3/12

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

We had an awesome time at the Truck It Fest yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out! Catch us for lunch this week as we head to Burbank and Downtown LA! We’ve still got a few spots open for lunch, so check our twitter feed for updates on where we’ll be heading. We are out […]

Get Blitzed With This Epic New Food Truck!

Get Blitzed With This Epic New Food Truck!

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Bold beautiful and ultra-grammable smoothie bowls have hit Ponsonby Central! 

Found in The Lane, new kid on the block Blitzd is the new 'gram worthy food truck set to drive Ponsonby wild. Brought to us by passionate foodie Maddie Brogan, Blitz is changing the world one loaded smoothie at a time.

“Blitzd takes you on a healthy, refreshing and energised buzz,” says Maddie. “Our menu is healthy, but doesn’t compromise on taste.”

 A quick glance at the quirky menu will have you spoilt for choice. Available as both smoothie and bowls, our top pick is the Smurfs Up—a magical blend of blue majik, banana, pineapple and lime—this bad boy will no doubt soon be trending.

Almost too gorgeous to slurp is the Pink Panther, featuring pitaya, banana, strawberries and dates, it’s the guilt-free sweet treat we didn’t know we needed.

For those still on the ‘new year new me’ buzz, Green Is The New Black is for you. Jam-packed with the goodness of coconut, spinach, banana, dates, spirulina and lemon nutrition never tasted so good. 

If you’re looking to cool off after soaking up some stellar summer rays, look no further than the Daisy Duke, starring mango this gem is practically summer in a bowl. 

With a whole lot of delicious, a dash of healthy and a sprinkle of love, say hello to your new summer hotspot! Let’s get blitzed! 

The Deets:

What: Blitzd

Where: The Lane, Ponsonby Central

When: 9am – 3pm Monday to Saturday

Why: Do it for the gram! 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

Schedule for week of 3/14-3/20

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

Thanks to everyone who came out to the GET FED event at the Federal Bar this past weekend! This will be a monthly event held every second Saturday of the month, so be on the look out for next month’s line up of food trucks! Catch us for lunch this week as we hit up […]

Le’s Pho Offers A Delectable, Affordable Vietnamese Lunch

Le’s Pho Offers A Delectable, Affordable Vietnamese Lunch


Cincinnati Refined

Downtowners who are fans of Vietnamese cuisine should do themselves a favor and hit up Le’s Pho for lunch sometime.

Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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BBC Good Food

Fresh salads, rice dishes and noodle soups are the order of the day when it comes to the vibrant cuisine of Southeast Asia.

Schedule for week of 2/7-2/13

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

We want to thank everyone for coming out to our anniversary party on Saturday! It’s been an incredible year and we appreciate all of the support we’ve received! Catch us for lunch this week as we hit up Burbank, Hollywood, and the new West Side lot in Culver City! We’re taking Tuesday and Wednesday off […]

A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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The health benefits of Vietnamese food

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Australia has exploded lately in a health and gourmet food craze. Fuelled by Tv shows like Masterchef, MKR and The Biggest Loser. Aussies are now learning to eat healthier foods and enjoy them.What most don’t know however is that there is already a succulent and healthy option for lunch and dinner in restaurants all over...

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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The Best Health Food Trends Of 2018

The Best Health Food Trends Of 2018

by Georgia Jayne Young @ The A List | The Urban List

Last year featured a delicious array of health food trends, but it’s time to say goodbye to 2017...and with it the poke bowls, activated charcoal lattes, smashed avo toast, blue smoothies and fermented everything.

It's 2018 now, and we're making way for a whole new range of health fads. Bring on the mushroom lattes!

Adaptogens

With the fast-paced lives we all seem to lead, most of us need a little stress relief from time to time. And that’s why we're predicting adaptogenic herbs like ginseng, holy basil, ashwagandha and licorice root are going to be on-trend in 2018. Adaptogens work to lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone) and recharge your adrenals. Yes please!

Collagen

If you’re not yet on the collagen buzz, you probably will be soon—it feels like collagen powders are becoming more and more popular every week. Simply pop a spoonful into your morning smoothie and see thicker hair, stronger nails, better skin and even improved immunity.

Functional Mushrooms

It’s time to say goodbye to your turmeric/charcoal/beetroot latte and say hello to 2018’s new trend: the mushroom latte. Functional mushrooms such as Chaga, Lion’s Mane and Reishi are known to have an abundance of benefits—warding off a common cold, promoting thick shiny hair, increased concentration and high energy levels. Get on it. 

Plant-Based Diets

It’s no secret that going vegan has become a huge trend in the last few years, with the number of vegans raised by 360% in the last decade. And that number is only going up. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that we're going to see a major plant-based food trend in 2018. Think pulled jackfruit and other plant-based meat replacements hitting the shelves.

Intermittent Fasting

Yup, the intermittent fasting trend is here to stay, and it’s all about when you eat, not what you eat. Basically, you go without food for around 16 hours and then have a period of eight hours where you eat your entire day’s worth of food in order to lose body fat. We are going to sit this one out and stick to our 16 hour eating period...and 8 hour fasting period.

Middle Eastern

We've definitely loved the Hawaiian poke bowls that went off in 2017, but we're super excited about 2018's Middle Eastern food trend. I mean, who can resist halloumi, falafel, hummus, dates and pomegranates?

Root-To-Stem

Move over, ‘nose-to-tail’, root-to-stem is here to join the plant-based party! We're looking forward to seeing this trend take off, with inventive ways to eat your potato skins, broccoli stalks, carrot tops and everything you usually chuck out when preparing your veggies.

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10 Wellness Trends You’ll Be Seeing In 2018

10 Wellness Trends You’ll Be Seeing In 2018

by Rosie Gregory @ The A List | The Urban List

Wellness—no longer a term reserved for the alternative health crew or fitness fanatics. In 2018 wellness is all about accessibility, longevity, future proofing your health and taking genuine care of yourself, holistically. As much for the high-powered CEO as the time pushed mum, these trends indicate a shift towards choosing to nourish the mind, body and spirit to increase energy, revitalise stressed out bodies, hack productivity and move towards a more effective society.

Here are 10 of the wellness trends that will be bringing you to all new levels of healthy and well in the year ahead. 

High Tech Plant Food

As plant-based diets become increasingly mainstream, the tech world is responding by bringing their scientific swagger to upgrade, manipulate and advance our veggie ingredients. Whether you're vegan, plant-based or just trying to lift your leafy green intake, this tech isn’t just changing the game, it's creating a whole new frontier, with production techniques set to revolutionise our fresh produce.

From new varieties of nut mylks and non-dairy indulgences (move over smashed avo on toast, avocado ice-cream is coming), to sashimi grade “not tuna” made from tomatoes and “bleeding” vegan burgers. Eating your 2&5 has never been more exciting.

Super Powders And The Rise Of Collagen

The convenience backed trend that began to emerge in 2017 will be fully flourishing in 2018, with super powders making holistic health more accessible than ever before. The real MVP (that’s Most Valuable Powder) will be collagen—one of the cleanest sources of protein, that not only fights back against wrinkles and boosts skin and hair health, but also assists in gut healing.

From collagen peptide to gelatin and bone broths, collagen products are sweeping the popularity ranks.  For Australian made and owned brand, Nutra Organics, the expanding knowledge of the health benefits of collagen and gelatin supplements has seen sales triple just within the past five months.

Closely following are adaptogens, helping to boost mental stamina, soothe stress and balance hormones, these ancient herbs will be gaining widespread acceptance making them the new pantry staples. From energy boosting maca, to adaptogenic ashwagandha and antioxidant loaded cacao, there’s no shortage of use for them—whizz them into your smoothies, add to your pancake mix, sprinkle on your porridge, but expect to see super powders everywhere!  

Moringa

If you were a big fan of the turmeric and anti-inflammation trend of 2017, then you will be obsessed with Moringa. This natural leaf powder supplement, derived from a small tree found in India, Pakistan and Nepal, has been used for generations in eastern cultures as a traditional remedy and is set to become the biggest superfood of 2018 thanks to its highly powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and tissue protective properties.

The bright green powder is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with protein, iron, Vitamin A, E, C and calcium, which is touted to help fight free-radicals, lower inflammation and protect the liver. 

Digital Detox

Taking time to unplug and disconnect from the technological world will rise in priority in 2018. With smartphone addiction becoming a reality and IRL connections shifting up the popularity ranks, expect to see a move in trends to get you to put down the tech and disconnect from the Wi-Fi.

Ironically created to help connect us, technology obsession is now leading to increased stress, anxiety and isolation from constantly being powered up and attached. Digi-detox weekends, switching on the OOO and heading offline for timed periods will become a new norm. A welcome sigh of relief is expected from insta-boyfriends everywhere who can finally eat their food while it's hot. 

Self-Care Everyday

It’s time to upgrade from #SelfCareSunday—2018 is all about embracing self-care rituals every day, as we begin to understand that through actively taking care of ourselves, we are better equipped to support our families, friends, colleagues and community. Despite its rep to be all about face masks, this marks a shift to understand that “me-time” isn’t selfish, or a luxury, but a necessity.

Self-care will evolve this year to incorporate healthy everyday rituals that help to keep our minds and body’s balanced, energised and revitalized. First step? Get clearing that schedule and unapologetically unplug.

Digital Fitness

Not satisfied with just taking over our schedules and wardrobes (praise the #athleisure trend), fitness will now be taking over your home with the digital fitness scene and streaming services set to explode in 2018 and beyond. With better technology, access to world-class trainers, and the digital capture of that feeling of being in your fave workout class, all without leaving the comfort of your living room, the fitness business is now globally scaling to reach more people than ever before.

From top international studios offering their own individual streaming services of classes and sessions, to streaming platforms offering an array of workout formats and even live sessions you can tune into, excuses of “you can’t get there” soon fly out the window. 

Biohacking

No longer just reserved for the tech crew, we are taking to hacking to a whole new level—to our health. To counteract our, at times, less than optimal healthy lifestyles, biohacking is the way forward to provoke better health.

From the standards of bulletproof coffee spiked with MCT oil, intermittent fasting, ketogenic and paleo diets, expect to see new waves of biohacking with cycle syncing (tracking and hacking your menstrual cycle) and nootropics (supplements that reduce brain fog and stress levels) emerging onto the hacker scene. It’s all about adapting and optimising biology to work better, not harder, for you. 

Infra-Red Saunas

While not a new invention, one gaining serious cache in 2018 will be the rise of infra-red saunas. Unlike a traditional sauna, the infra-red variety use infra-red wavelengths to heat the body on a cellular level, rather than blasting warm or steamy air into the space around you.

From athletic recovery, relief of muscular aches and reduced joint pain, to detoxification and relaxation, the holistic, wellness benefits of infrared saunas are bringing in the trend seekers and performance seeking fitness fiends to sweat it out, as they chill out. 

Embrace The Spiritual Side

If you think being spiritual is just checking out your horoscope in the weekly mag, expect 2018 to bring a shift to the woo-woo side with a greater exploration of spirituality in modern life. As meditation and mindfulness integrate fully into the mainstream, there will be greater conversation into syncing to lunar cycles, shifts to a higher consciousness and vibrational energy.

The trend doesn’t stop at the expansion of mindful movement centres and turning inwards. Expect to see crystals everywhere, chakra yoga classes, a growth in alternative healing modalities such as Reiki, salt lamps and faux sheepskin rugs in the home décor aisle and sage burning rituals to cleanse energy. It’s all about dialling into the higher realms to manifest and power the year ahead. 

Natural Beauty

Not only are we learning what we put inside our body affects our health, but so too does what we put on our body. Natural beauty and skincare will propel forward in 2018 as it climbs towards becoming an industry sector worth $20 million by 2020. The clean, organic products—that you could literally eat—are making their way into our beauty aisles, led by home grown brands Sukin, Mokosh and MooGoo.

All passionately share the message that the skin, our largest organ, absorbs a portion of all we put onto it, which, if packed full on hidden chemicals or “fragrance” can cause havoc on our systems. From natural deodorants (that actually work!) to moisturisers, make up and skincare, no longer will natural beauty have a lingering odd smell, it will be all about non-toxic, high quality and safe ingredients that deliver maximum results.

Want more? Check out the lazy person's guide to mindfulness.

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This fast-casual Vietnamese eatery is the real deal

by phonatic @ Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine

When I first heard about this new fast-casual Vietnamese concept, I was skeptical, thinking the menu would be sanitized for mass consumption rather than remain “authentic.” But my preconceptions quickly...

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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…

24 Reasons To Workout With Your Partner

24 Reasons To Workout With Your Partner

by Grace Noles @ The A List | The Urban List

Some days you just lack motivation at the gym. Nothing’s going right, you’re tired AF and your usual gym playlist just isn’t cutting it today—this is where you need a gym partner. Someone to pull you out of your slump and get your A into G!

And, who better to join you on the rack than your partner? You’re beyond comfortable around each other, you’re already working out together at home (wink wink), they instantly put you in a better mood, and let’s be real—who doesn’t want to gawk at their beau lifting some weights?

Here are some ways and reasons to workout with your number one!

They can spot you. Everyone needs a spot now and then, no one wants to ask a random at the gym—thank-you but no thank-you. This is where your partner comes in. They make workouts fun: doing anything with your partner is fun—whether it’s riding a rollercoaster or sitting on the couch watching a re-run of The Bachelor. Having your partner at the gym may just help you finally enjoy it! You can take selfies together: you CAN be couple goals! Snapping a post-gym pic with your bae will motivate both of you and fill everyone else with a pang of jealousy that they’re not quite as cute as you two. They won't judge you: they’ve seen you at your best and they’ve seen you at your worst. Seeing you mid squat, dripping with sweat will probably make them love you even a little bit more. They’ll push you to your hardest: no one wants the best for you more than your SO. There’s no way they’re letting you skip that last set of reps, and trust us you’ll thank them for it later. They will see the hard work you’re putting in: one of the greatest things about working hard in the gym is showing off your new bod to your partner. It’s even better when they actually see you putting in that effort! No lame excuses: nope, no skipping the gym today because you CBF. They’re dragging you there and making sure you do at least a half-assed workout today. Train together, stay together: that’s the motto. Working out increases positivity and affection towards one another! Cheat meals together: working hard = cheat meals. Make your favourite thing to do together not make you feel so guilt-ridden. You’ve both been working hard, time to reap the rewards! Arguments about dinner are non-existent: no more bickering when one of you wants a salad and the other neeeeds pizza. You’re both going to be feeling healthy AF and wanting to eat chicken and broccoli for every meal! You’ll be able to try new things: trying a new exercise at the gym is possibly the most frightening thing ever. What if you do it wrong, what if you look DUMB? Your confidence to try new things will skyrocket with your beau there and, if it doesn’t work out quite right, at least you can both laugh it off! There’s strength in numbers: having a gym buddy is such a confidence booster. You’re more likely to smash out personal bests and record reps with someone there to cheer you on the whole way. You can hold each other accountable: “I'll be up in the gym just working on my fitness, he’s my witness”, Fergie has a point—your partner will keep you in check with your workouts!  Personal trainers may be cheaper: some personal trainers offer special couple deals, which means saving big bucks when it comes to those expensive training sessions. Cheaper supplements too: Protein, pre-workout, post-workout—it’s all expensive. Split the bill with ya partner and you’ll both be saving some moolah for the next date night.  You can get a bit more intimate: having your regular gym buddy spotting you during a squat is just plain awkward, your partner will be a-okay with those up close and personal spots. Memes: you can tag each other in all those hilarious gym memes clogging your timeline. Sure, it may annoy your entire Facebook friend list but at least it makes you two happy. You’re going to be so proud of them: seeing gains on yourself is one thing, but when you notice how much fitter and stronger your partner is looking, you’ll be beaming with pride over how hard they’ve been working! Your libidos will be through the roof: it’s a fact, you’re welcome. You’re spending time together: you won’t have to spend two hours apart while you workout, it’s great bonding time! There’s nothing wrong with a date night at the gym. You’ll have more appreciation for each other: seeing the person you love work so hard will definitely make you respect them so much more. Presents will be a piece of cake: New gym gear, a fresh tub of protein, latest FitBit. Eassssssy! Massages! You have your own personal massage therapist waiting on hand and foot after a tough session. You’ll both be happier, healthier, stronger, and more in love than ever. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

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We’ve Found Auckland’s Latest Coffee Craze!

We’ve Found Auckland’s Latest Coffee Craze!

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Auckland, are you ready for this? This Saturday the foodie scene will be thrown into mayhem, thanks to an epic new creation from local legends, Tasteful Bakehouse

From the brilliant minds behind the beloved coffee in a cookie cup, say hello to the brand spanking new breadcrust Piefee! 

What is it, you ask? Just think expertly roasted coffee frothed to perfection, poured slow ’n smooth into a golden parcel of happiness. Lined with a chocolate and caramel spread, your cuppa will be baking in ooy gooey chocolate deliciousness, YUM!

The latest creation from foodie extraordinaires Chaman Ly and Kanha Kong, the dynamic duo say the sky is the limit when it comes to edible coffee cups and are ecstatic with the result

“It was my wife’s idea to create the breadcrust piefee,” says Chaman. “I thought, yeah, we can make that work.” 

The best part? Once you’ve slurped back the good stuff you’ll be left with your crunchy morning toast. The secret to the vessel are the slow-baked dehydrated sweet buns that’ve been tried and tested to ensure a sturdy cup with an epic crunch. 

With the pair already dreaming up new ideas set to hit our bellies in the coming months, keep an eye on our site as we bring you the latest and greatest on all things piefee.

Ready, steady, Instagram! 

The Deets:

What: The Bread Crust Piefee  When: Launching this Saturday Where: Tasteful Bakehouse, 349 K’rd 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

8 Unforgettable New Zealand Road Trips To Take In 2018

8 Unforgettable New Zealand Road Trips To Take In 2018

by Sarah Downs @ The A List | The Urban List

If it's about the journey, not the destination, then a 2018 road trip is probs a good idea. Lucky for us, our stunning country is what classic road trips are made of.

From golden-sand peninsulas and snow-capped mountains to lush native forests, the open road in Aotearoa is the place you want to be. So grab your friends and snacks, buckle up and hit the road! 

Nelson to Queenstown 

Start in sun-drenched Nelson and make your way along the rugged West Coast. First stop is Punakaiki to explore the famous Pancake Rocks. This limestone labyrinth is made up of hundreds of slices of stone that really do look like pancakes. At high tide, the seawater geysers put on their very own water show. Then it’s on to the glaciers of Franz Josef, with pit stops in Greymouth and Hokitika on the way. Be sure to embark on the West Coast Treetop Walk over the Hokitika Gorge, 20-metres above the forest floor. Once you’re in the lakeside town of Wanaka, there’s no shortage of activities. Think hiking, skydiving and of snowplowing down a mountain in your final destination of Queenstown. 

Auckland to Cape Reinga

First, make your way to the seaside town of Paihia—it’s known as the gateway to The Bay of Islands. It’s made up of 144 islands, all complete with green countryside and sparkling blue waters. At Paihia, explore the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds, take a sailing tour and swim with the dolphins.  Make sure you stop for a meal at Charlotte’s Kitchen. From there, take the ferry to the historic island town of Russell, and then onto 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga, the very tip top of New Zealand! Take a walk to the iconic lighthouse and gaze over the Pacific Ocean. There are also ancient kauri forests to explore, waterfalls and natural rock pools for hopping. For more inspo, here’s our guide of 30 things to do up north this summer

Rotorua to Waitomo to Taupo 

Head west from Rotorua. Your first stop is New Zealand’s surf capital, the rugged beauty of Raglan! After carving those waves, travel a few hours south to Waitomo, home to the famous underground limestone caves which are illuminated with thousands of tiny glowworms. You can tube, abseil or take a boat ride and drift underground. Then, carry onto to Taupo—the home of Aotearoa’s largest lake. Hike the Tongariro Crossing (allow a day) and then check out Hidden Valley to see hot springs, mud pools and caves. On the way back, see the Huka Falls. This waterfall is pretty special, mostly due to the 220,000 litres of water that gush every second. 

Queenstown to Milford Sound

Picture Milford Sound and mostly you imagine deep inky waters, high mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls. But one of the best things about the trip to Milford is the drive. The route from Queenstown to Milford is as much a scenic experience as the fiord itself—it's been called one of the best road trips on the planet! Past mirror lakes framed by the rugged façade of the magnificent mountain range, aptly named The Remarkables. The drive can be done in a single day, but it’s best to split it up and stay in Te Anau, the perfect stopover. The cute town’s main attraction is Fiordland National Park, so schedule in time for a hike. It's really a bonus that you end your journey at the 8th wonder of the world. 

Queenstown to Dunedin via the Caitlins

This epic roadie is more commonly known as the ‘Southern Scenic Route’. Head south from Queenstown to the ‘real New Zealand’, a.k.a Invercargill, and from there make your way to the stunning Caitlins. You really could spend several days here exploring the native forest, high cliffs and golden beaches. Make sure to stop at Nugget Point to spot fur seals, sea lions and penguins and also see the Purakaunui Falls. This three-tiered cascading waterfall is one of Otago’s most loved treasures. Then, on your way to Dunedin, Tunnel Beach is a must visit. Descend the track to a magnificent outlook of rugged sandstone cliffs, arches and a man-made tunnel to the isolated sandy beach. 

Whakatane to Gisborne

Escape to East Cape for a rugged scenic drive, with plenty of Maori history to take in along the way. Interesting fact: this region is where the first Maori settlers arrived. Along the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll pass through remote country, empty coves and bays galore, plus many Marae, with beautifully carved gateways. See the St Mary’s Church in Tikiti and meet the laid-back locals. Once you hit the surfing mecca of Gisborne, make sure to spend the night and catch the morning sunrise on the beach. It's the first place in the world to see it!  

Auckland to the Coromandel Peninsula 

It wouldn't be a complete list without ticking off the incredible Coromandel. The North Island peninsula boasts some of the best beaches in the country, along with bluffs, lookouts and lush native bush. Head straight for Hahei to visit Cathedral Cove, where you'll find it’s ‘gram-worthy naturally-formed archway and golden bays. Also visit nearby Hot Water Beach to soak in its geothermically heated water. Then drive on the northeast coast of the Coromandel, where you'll find the untouched paradise that is New Chums. It's been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world. 

Waiheke Island 

If all the active adventuring sounds too much, this foodie road trip on Waiheke is for you—and you only have to drive to the ferry terminal! Be sure to summon those island vibes immediately with a gelato from Island Gelato’s newly-opened ferry terminal store. Then enjoy a cheeky Peroni on the ferry while soaking in the views of Rangitoto Island. Once on Waiheke, wander the local market on Ostend Road for locally-made delicacies. There’s a jaffle truck, crepes and Hungarian fried bread on site, so make sure to pack an appetite. Spend the day at Onetangi Beach splashing your way through its tranquil shallow waters and stroll along the fine-grained sand. Have takeaway pizzas on the beach or, for glam dining, Oyster Inn Restaurant, located in the heart of Oneroa Village. Start with mandatory fresh Te Matuku oysters and local tipples for the ultimate Waiheke experience.

Image credit: Sara Orme

18 Places To Get Incredible Vietnamese Food In Sydney

18 Places To Get Incredible Vietnamese Food In Sydney


BuzzFeed

Because it does exist - you just need to know where to look.

Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup

by admin @ So Ba Vietnamese Restaurant – East Atlanta Village

(Not sure how to pronounce Pho? Here’s a passionate explanation from a Pho enthusiast… even has some great audio.) “Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup, usually served with beef (pho bo) or chicken (pho ga). The soup includes noodles made from rice and is often served with basil, lime, bean ...

Schedule for week of 2/28-3/6

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

We’ve got another full week of stops this week! Meet us for lunch as we hit up Burbank, Downtown LA and the Doll Factory in Echo Park! We’ve got a private event Monday night, so our friends from Crepe’n Around will be in Granada Hills at A Sweet Design! Wednesday night, meet us for dinner […]

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho


Eater Seattle

Find the best Vietnamese eats the city has to offer

Hello world!

by tonytrinhdesigngroup @ Namese Vietnamese Restaurant New Orleans

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Pho 83

Pho 83


Pho 83

Authentic and delicious Vietnamese food for dine-in or take-out!

Schedule for week of 2/22-2/27

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

We’re excited to be back on the road again! Meet us for lunch this week as we hit up Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, MDR/PDR, and Hollywood. We’ve got our weekly dinner in Los Feliz on Wednesday night, a private event Thursday night and our bi-monthly stop at one of our favorite places Friday night. Join […]

Malaysian Food in Berlin: Ma-Makan | Stil in Berlin

by @ Stil in Berlin

The other day, I more or less spontaneously ended up at a brunch pop-up by Ma-Makan at Home, the coffee shop in Neukölln's Jonasstraße: chef Kaylin Eu served Nasi Lemak, curry puffs, and onde onde. And wow, that Malaysian breakfast spread was so delicious, fresh, spicy, herby, and just all of everything I wanted to have on that particularly rainy and cold day.

Indian Food in Berlin: Bahadur | Stil in Berlin

by @ Stil in Berlin

I'm usually not one to hold off recommendations, there's no secret list of places I want to keep to myself, however, this one took a while and I have eaten here more than once since my first time in the summer. It's so, so, so delicious, I'm getting hungry just writing this, so I'm sorry I'm telling you just now… however, better late than never: here's a really good Indian restaurant in Wilmersdorf called .

Kitchen Staff

by admin_orn @ Home | The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food & Cuisine

Kitchen Staff

Orange Lantern Chef

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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Not A Drill! We’ve Found Bottomless Mimosas In Auckland

Not A Drill! We’ve Found Bottomless Mimosas In Auckland

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Oh brunch, how we love you. The best of both breakfast and lunch, it’s hard to imagine it getting any better….until now. 

Say hello to the bottomless mimosa, already an internationally recognised icon of brunches world-wide, these bad boys have finally landed in Auckland. And we couldn't be more psyched. Mostly because it's not just the mimosas that are without bottom...

Yep, you read that right. You can now also sip away on bottomless Bloody Mary's, Prosecco, Pineapple mocktails (!!) and citrus boost soda, all on your next gram-worthy adventure! Where, you ask? It's all thanks to The Lula Inn. Every weekend will see the inner-city slice of paradise host the bottomless brunch sessions we didn’t know we needed.

Alongside endless happiness, the deal also includes your pick of scrumptious brekky. Think potato hash, corn fritter, dreamy scrambled eggs, hearty bacon and egg burger or seeded almond granola. Sounds like a bargain to us.

The Deets

What: Lula’s Bottomless Brunch Where: The Lula Inn When: 9 am - 1 pm every weekend Why: Two words - bottomless. mimosas. 

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Still Delicious: Lunch at Hallesches Haus | Stil in Berlin

by @ Stil in Berlin

You probably know as one of the most instagram-ready places in Berlin, with a light filled café space adorned with loads of hanging plants and raw wood and black steel furniture. It makes a perfect background for your next hundreds of sosh-meeds likes. However, it's not only about aesthetics at the Haus, but about serving scrumptious and contemporary breakfast, brunch and lunch fare. I went back to check their new menu und let me tell you, they're currently making my favourite green salad in Berlin.

The Un-Pho-Gettable Origins of Vietnams Signature Dish

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Every country has a special dish that they can be really proud, of something that reflects their cultural roots, for Japan it’s Sushi, USA has burgers or Chicken Waffles, Australia has Lamingtons, Meat Pies and for Vietnam that dish is Pho. What’s great about good food is that it can be universally satisfying regardless of...

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Aussie Christmas vs Vietnamese Christmas..are they similar?

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Have you always had Turkey, Ham and Buche de Noel for Christmas? This festive season, be brave to refresh your taste with our Vietnamese Christmas menu. It has all the Christmas menu’s components of: Quail & Chicken instead of Turkey, Crispy pork instead of Ham, and fresh Prawn salad with Green papaya to replace the fresh...

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All Consuming: The Temple Club worships Vietnamese food

All Consuming: The Temple Club worships Vietnamese food


San Francisco Chronicle

Geoffrey Deetz was last seen in these parts 16 years ago, running a handful of restaurants in the East Bay. Since we last met him, he's been living and working in Vietnam. It probably goes without saying, but a person does not usually linger in a place for a decade and a half unless he has fallen for its charms. Now Deetz is back in Oakland. He returned from Southeast Asia with such a craving for American hamburgers that he decided to open his own lunch counter. I'm kidding. He's here to cook Vietnamese food for us. I've come across patches of fine Vietnamese food in the Bay Area - a restaurant here and there in San Francisco, and a nice concentration of good spots in the South Bay.

BúnBúnBún

BúnBúnBún


BúnBúnBún

Delicious Vietnamese food and the only place in London to have authentic Bun Cha Hanoi - served just as we would in Vietnam.

6 Picnic Spots That Are Worth The Drive From Auckland

6 Picnic Spots That Are Worth The Drive From Auckland

by Grace Noles @ The A List | The Urban List

Kiwis are ready-made explorers and nothing goes together better than exploring and a good old fashioned picnic lunch. We say pack up the chilly bin with all the sandwiches, doughnuts, crisps, fresh fruits, crackers, cheeses and beersies you can fit and escape the city for a day trip away!

Mathesons Bay

Leigh

The wonderful little town of Leigh hides the secluded Mathesons Bay, a beach perfect for a picnic in the sun. The bay is cornered off from the ocean so it provides the ideal spot for safe swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and the likes. There’s even rockpools and a hiking track right on the beach to keep you entertained the entire day.

Wenderholm Regional Park

Waiwera

A well kept secret just on the outskirts of Auckland is Wenderholm Regional Park. Just up near Waiwera, the park is huge so you can count on finding your own quiet picnic spot by the water in the lush grounds. (The park also provides BBQ’s to take your picnic from zero to hero.)

Omaha Bay

Omaha

Head through Matakana straight to the East coast and discover Omaha Bay. The golden sand stretches on for what feels like forever and the crystal blue water is often visited by a friendly pod of dolphins. Pack a chilly bin up and find your own private strip of sand at the bay!

Tawharanui Peninsula

Hauraki Gulf

Just a short drive down the road from Omaha is Tawharanui Peninsula. The regional park is a sanctuary of green grass, refreshing water, and nature galore. With four sandy white beaches to choose from, enjoy a picnic down on the sand and follow it up with a trek around the farmlands creature-spotting!

Parana Park

Hamilton

Pack up the car and hit the Southern motorway until you reach Hamilton to visit Parana Park. Sitting along the river bank, the park is filled with interactive and water features to keep the kids entertained and provides great shade amongst the trees for the adults to sit back and relax. We suggest stopping by the Hamilton markets on a Sunday to pick up a few treats to make you picnic the best!

Awhitu Peninsula

Waiuku

Awhitu Peninsula is tucked away between Manukau Heads and Tasman Sea on the West Coast, south of Auckland. Once you arrive, give the lighthouse a climb, explore the regional park, and stop by one of the many beaches along the bay. There’s heaps to do and it’s so rural you’ll feel miles away from home.

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Auckland’s Best Meatballs

Auckland’s Best Meatballs

by Nina Franklin @ The A List | The Urban List

Great balls of fire! Move over other meaty treats and make way for the humble meatball! There’s nothing fancy about em’ really, but the one thing they’ve got going for them is that their flavour packs a punch and, well, everyone loves a good meatball. It’s a fact of life.

And here in Auckland, the meatball has been revolutionised—forget about the kind your mum used to make and slap alongside three veg (although they were indeed also very delicious!) because they’re popping up all around town in all their mouth-watering glory. 

Here’s your go-to list of Auckland’s best meatballs.

Buon Appetito!

Baduzzi

North Wharf

When it comes to meatballs, fine-dining restaurant Bazuzzi is a must-visit. Their Polpette (meatballs) have their very own menu, where you can find gourmet options, such as the Fiordland crayfish meatballs with pancetta, chickpeas and pecorino. Then there’s the wild dear meatballs with parsnip crema and Portobello mushroom and the braised lamb meatballs with wild thyme, lemon and spiced gravy. Yesssssss please.

Bedford Soda And Liquor

Ponsonby

You’ll find the Mike Tyson of meatballs at Bedford Soda and Liquor. They too have a whole menu dedicated to the tasty little spheres! Yup—that’s right, their “Bedford balls” are somethin’ pretty spesh. With beef, pork, lamb, chicken and vegetarian options, accompanied with a whole menu dedicated to sauce options for slathering all over said balls, they’re finger licking good!

Coco’s Cantina

K’ Road

Bustling K’ Road hotspot Coco’s Cantina has a pretty delizioso menu, featuring Italian fare to make any tummy flip with excitement! Check out their super saucy spaghetti and meatballs dish, which just so happens to be free range and to make your tastebuds even happier, select a glass—or bottle—of vino rosso (red wine) from their epic wine list and you’ve got yourself a primo meal.

Melt

Food Truck

Jay and Claudine Avante are absolute food gods—Why? Because they’ve created a food truck dedicated to hot, mouth-watering, ooey gooey…. CHEESE! Shifting on the reg, you might want to check out the Melt food truck Facebook page for their latest location. But when you do track these guys down, you’ll want to wrap your mouth around their Racelette meatball sub, with spiced meatballs slathered in Manuka-smoked cheese—it’s the bomb dot com!

Farina

Ponsonby

For a truly authentic Italian experience, you just must pop along to Ponsonby fave— Farina. With exceptional dishes including, pasta and risotto, pizza and of course their tasty polpette meatballs with pine nuts, sultana, Napoli sauce and toasted bread. Finish your meal with an Italian desert and a Negroni and you’ll be in seventh heaven…. Just don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants!

Federal Delicatessen

Federal Street

The lamb and veal meatballs at The Fed will blow your mind. With truffle cauliflower cheese and porcini crumbs, you’ll want to savour every single bite of these tasty little morsels. You can even choose to take these beauties away if you prefer to eat your meatballs…privately. Meatballs for breakfast, lunch and dinner—why not!?

Gusto At The Grand

SkyCity

Gusto’s Italian fine dining menu is made for sharing, but you might want to keep their pork and veal meatballs all to yourself! They’re slathered in tomato sauce and sprinkled with pecorino cheese, so we can guarantee they’ll leave you feeling all kinds of excited. Wash them down with a cocktail or three and find the true meaning of life. 

Gina’s Italian Kitchen

Symonds Street

For an authentic Italian experience to remember, head along to Gina’s Italian Kitchen. Hustling, bustling and full of life, this restaurant is a top pick for big groups of people. Gina’s polpette di Carne dish is something to rave about. Featuring home-made beef and pork meatballs with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, they are mouth-wateringly delicious and some of the best meatballs in Auckland.

Di Vinci’s

City Road & Albert Street

Last but certainly not least is Di Vinci’s—which has two locations to choose from. Both serve up a whopper of a spaghetti and meatballs dish featuring slightly spiced homemade meatballs, seasoned with herbs aaaand they also do takeaway—perfecto for stocking up on their sought after spagbol dish to take you right through the week!

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Sirloin beef in cream sauce is considered the queen of Czech sauce-based dishes, the Czech name for which is svíčková (pronounced sveech-covah). For Czech families, this is a classic Sunday family lunch dish, since it is best when the meat is prepared and marinated a day in advance. If you claim you can cook, the […]

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10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


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Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

After the storm comes the sun. Wait, what are we saying? We've been spoilt with hot and sunny weather all weekend. The stars must be over their grudge from last week. Whoop whoop!

Take the opportunity to go out with someone you've been crushing on, or use your savings to buy something totally unnecessary. Whatever it is, make it count. Because you never know when the stars will change their mind and bring down the hammer of Thor. Here's what's in store for you this week. 

Aries

Recently you've been feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Take a chill pill, Aries. You’re only human. Your never-ending to-do list will get done. All you gotta do is put your head down and focus. We’re seeing a big reward for your hard work in the future.

Taurus

Your ambition is making you antsy, Taurus. Hold your horses! Don’t make any rash moves like buying an indoor plant that you're sure to kill. Think hard about what you want, talk to your supportive squad and make a game plan.

Gemini

Gem, you might be feeling like no one is paying attention to you lately. Wahh, don't be a baby about it. Do something about it. Offer up a nice gesture to a friend, like taking them out for a juicy burger. (Wanna take us?!) Don’t get this confused with buying their love...it's all about the giving. 

Cancer

Cancer, have you been feeling like your life is perfect lately? Coz it has been. And we’re sorry to break it to you, but life’s gonna start to get a little harder now. The only way to get through this? Stick to your daily routine and eat lots of cake. Don’t get distracted by things that will only waste your time (like eating anything other than cake).

Leo

What has gotten into you lately, Leo?! Stop being so lazy. Put a plan into action and get your shit together. It’s the bloody end of January. Sheesh. Once you start knocking things off your to-do list, you’ll feel like your old, energetic self.

Virgo

You’ve been working hard lately, Virgo. Take a breather, because big things are about to fall into place, either at work or with family. And once it does, we give you full permission to ENJOY IT. That’s why you work so hard in the first place, to enjoy stuff like tiramisu afterwards. DUH.

Libra

Alright, Libra, stop makin’ it rain. You won’t have any cash left the way you’ve been spending money. Challenge yourself to budget this week—ever heard of that? Try making dinner at home and check out some of these TV revivals from the comfort of your couch. Your wallet will thank you.

Scorpio

Good onya, Scorpio! You’ve been keeping all your finances in order and now you’re ready to make some moves. Whether it’s with dating, work or family now's the time to take the bull by the horns and go for what you want 100%. So if you’ve been crushing hard on someone, why don’t you, like, ask them out?

Sagittarius

You’ve got a lot of energy boiling up this week, Sag, so why don’t you use it to be proactive about your goals, or ticking off that lengthy to-do list. But don’t use that energy to pick a fight with a friend or a partner. That will just get you nowhere and you ain’t got time for that.   

Capricorn

Lucky you, Cap, you’re being rewarded for keeping on-track with your priorities. We’re gonna go ahead and say that what you’ve been wishing for is gonna come true. (Not that we’re a Genie or anything.) So if you’ve been dreaming of buying a new car or wishing for a boozy Harry Potter brunch, then you might get it. Use your wishes wisely.

Aquarius

Feeling a little cheeky, are we Aquarius? We must say you’re looking quite attractive this week. Use this confidence to get shit done. If you’re single as a Pringle, now’s the time to strut your stuff. Werk. It. 

Pisces

Damn, you’re a mess Pisces. Why don’t you stop multitasking and get it together, mate? Go to a yoga class to reel in your focus or maybe let off a little steam at your local gym. Damn, we’ve never seen you like this before…

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PSA: There’s A Dog-Friendly Cinema In Auckland

PSA: There’s A Dog-Friendly Cinema In Auckland

by Chloe Sputore @ The A List | The Urban List

Dog fans, movie buffs, food fanatics and lovers of the outdoors (aka everyone), listen up. American Express Openair Cinemas is back for a wonderful season of flicks—and the best bit is your dog is invited!

But that’s not all there is to rave about, running from 1 February to 4 March at Western Springs Park, there will be all kinds of purveyors of food and booze on hand to keep your taste buds happy.

Join Toto Pizza at their pop-up alfresco long table dinner, which involves three courses paired with wine and heckin’ delicious pastas and wood fired pizzas. If you don’t make it to this, the Toto Pizza gang will be churning out delicious Italian eats for each and every session, so be sure to wear those stretchy pants.

The bar will be serving all of the summer classics, like Aperol Spritz and frosé, craft beers from Kaiser, Giesen Wines and a whole range of exciting cocktails. On top of this, the festival vibes will be flowing freely with live beats from DJs. 

You can bring your pooch to every single screening and there'll also be canine couches up for grabs—dream come true!

And don’t even get us started on the flicks. From Pitch Perfect 3 and The Greatest Showman to The Post, Wonder and the new Disney Pixar flick Coco, there’s something to suit all persuasions.

Plus, those lucky ducks out there with an American Express credit card are welcome to enjoy the VIP experience in the American Express Invites Lounge. You’ll get your own lounger, a cushion, blanket and tasty bites, not to mention 15% off your ticket when you pay with your AMEX card.

With tickets going for as little as $13, there’s never been a better time to plan your next movie date!

Image credit: Kai Leishman

Editor’s note: This article is proudly sponsored by American Express Openair Cinemas and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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)


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

An Ice Cream Sundae Market Is Coming To Auckland!

An Ice Cream Sundae Market Is Coming To Auckland!

by Urban List Writers @ The A List | The Urban List

If there are two things we love at The Urban List, it’s ice cream and markets. Combine the two and it’s a match made in heaven.

Last year we shared the epic line-up to be held at Silo Park, which includes an ice cream sundae market! Yep, you read that correctly. An Ice. Cream. Sundae. Market.

And now, it is upon us! Held this Sunday from midday until 6pm, you’ll find the line-up of your dreams. From Little Island Coconut Creamery and OOB organic to that childhood fave Mr Whippy, there are a whopping 16 vendors ready and willing to fill your belly with the goodness that is ice cream.

If you've had enough of the scoops, never fear because there’s also a hot selection of Auckland food trucks, hot drinks from Good Karma coffee, as well as sweet tunes from DJs. And, if a drink or two sounds a bit of you, then sip on some ice cream-inspired drinks from the pop up Silo bar.

If that wasn’t enough, artist Jane Ellis will be creating an ice-cream-inspired living canvas right before your very eyes!

So, sweeten this Auckland’s Anniversary weekend with a trip to Silo Park for allllll the ice cream!

The Deets:

What: Ice Cream Sundae Market

Where: Silo Park

When: 12 – 6pm Sunday 28 January

More info: Here

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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Schedule for week of 3/21-3/26

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

Hope you’re staying dry out there in this crazy weather! Catch us for lunch this week as we hit up Burbank, Valencia, and Hollywood! Meet us tonight at A Sweet Design in Granada Hills, in Los Feliz for dinner on Wednesday, and at the Eagle Rock Brewery Friday night! Saturday! We’ll be in West Hollywood […]

Coming Up: ChungKing Pop Up Series | Stil in Berlin

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Happy Hour – Watercress Palm Springs

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    Looking for a great way to unwind, then this is the perfect place to be. At Watercress Vietnamese Bistro Palm Springs the Happy Hour menu is available daily from 3pm-6pm, located in the Bar and Patio Area only. Your taste buds will be in for a real treat here from their classic cocktails to their mouth watering Appetizers this place has it all. $5 […]

6 Must-Try Czech Foods in Prague

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When visiting Prague you’re bound to want to seek out the very best Czech cuisine. Whether you’re looking for traditional Czech food or modern interpretations of original Czech recipes there are a few dishes that you should not miss out on. If you’re unfamiliar with Czech cuisine, here’s a rundown of the must-try foods in […]

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Authentic home made vietnamese food

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue… Seeking Romance in Prague Is Easy to Do!

by Shannon Maroney @ Eating Prague Tours

Fairytale landscapes, romantic streets, charming suites, candlelit dinners and classical music are synonymous with the Czech capital. In other words, Prague is the perfect place to woo your sweetheart! From hotels, restaurants and other places, we’ve crafted our top romantic recommendations for you and your láska (aka: significant other) in the lovely Golden City. Your […]

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

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Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

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How to Find an Authentic Pho in Sydney

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Today, you don’t have to pack your bags and travel all the way to Viet Nam just to satisfy your craving for pho. Vietnamese restaurants serving this mouth-watering dish can be found in different corners of the world, Australia included. However, over the last few years, restaurants have created their own versions of Pho. As...

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Cult Fave Winona Forever Has Opened A Sister Cafe On The Shore!

Cult Fave Winona Forever Has Opened A Sister Cafe On The Shore!

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Come in ground control, come in ground control, one of the most gorgeous eateries in town has just landed on the North Shore. Say hello to your latest obsession, Major Tom—a wicked new eatery that’s set to have the whole town talking. 

The brilliant minds behind the beloved Hello Friends + Allies, Little Sister and the legendary Winona Forever have spread the love even further, blessing Albany with their latest and greatest. Foodie extraordinaire (or should we say artist) Francesca Mazza and Aaron Carson have unleashed their signature sparkle on Major Tom. With a bright, spacious modern fit-out, a step inside the completely solar-powered space will bring you face to face with an epic mural spanning the length of the eatery. The work of local Kieran Donelly, the sprawling piece took a whopping 200 hours to complete. Of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Francesca, whose background as a pastry chef has resulted in dishes which dominate the Auckland food scene. 

Major Tom himself is a fitting reference to the legendary David Bowie. Found on the corner of Apollo and Orbit Drive, there’s no doubt the menu is out-of-this-world brilliant. With each dish leaving the kitchen a visual masterpiece, you’re going to want to have your phone at the ready. 

Our top pick is the indulgent creamy mushroom. This gem features a variety of mushrooms smothered in creamy goodness, with the crunch of nuts, celery and porcini dust all encased within a spinach crepe served alongside a poached egg, it’s love at first bite! 

If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, look no further than the insane dulce de leche French toast. A sculpture-worthy dish, it stars thick golden French toast, topped with caramelised peach, mascarpone, berries, vanilla meringue drizzled with organic maple syrup it’s the brunch game-changer we didn’t know we needed.  

Or, opt for the avocado bruschett: black brioche topped with whipped feta, avocado, pomegranate, served alongside a poached egg and prosciutto it’s sure to have you quickly planning round two. 

From out-of-this world to under-the-sea, take a dive and give the soft shell crab benedict a try. A visual feast, you’ll find squid ink brioche stacked with crab alongside poached eggs slathered in red curry hollandaise with broccolini, you’ll be the food envy of all. 

Decked out with meringues and caramel sauce, the chilli cinnamon, or salted caramel creations take the humble hot choccy to new heights.

Every bit a masterpiece from the fit out to the eats, Major Tom is the epic eatery we didn’t know we needed. 

For more information about Major Tom, including opening hours, click here. 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

Traditional Vietnamese Flavors In A Modern American Setting

by phonatic @ Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine

For diners looking to avoid greasy hamburgers and dishes drowned in butter, there may be an option you haven’t considered: Vietnamese food. Read Full Article

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Schedule for week of 2/28-3/6

by mong @ Mandoline Grill – Vietnamese Cuisine

We’ve got another full week of stops this week! Meet us for lunch as we hit up Burbank, Downtown LA and the Doll Factory in Echo Park! We’ve got a private event Monday night, so our friends from Crepe’n Around will be in Granada Hills at A Sweet Design! Wednesday night, meet us for dinner […]

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)


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

The Perfect Vietnamese Lunch | Goop

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Schedule for week of 4/4-4/10

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We’re so excited about the launch of Los Feliz DinDinAGoGo! Tonight starts off the weekly Monday night dinner event with us, and our buddies from Grill Em All, Frysmith, Crepe’n Around, Canter’s Truck, and the Boba Truck at OMGC Parish in Los Feliz! Different trucks every Monday so be sure to tell your friends! For […]

Southeast Asian meets Southwest Austin

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In 2010 Pat Lee noticed that Vietnamese food had not gone mainstream. He and his wife, Sara, were operating a franchise of a Houston-based Vietnamese restaurant at the time.  They...

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Tet – Vietnamese New Year Celebration @ So Ba

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It’s been a whole two weeks and you’ve already failed your New Years resolutions. Not to fear, Tet is here! Come celebrate the Vietnamese New Year with us and get a mulligan, maybe kiss someone different this time. 6pm ish until you all go home, will have the smoker going ...

Give Yourself a Treat with Dessert After your Meal

by admin @ Watercress Vietnamese Bistro Palm Springs

There are a variety of desserts offered at Watercress Vietnamese Bistro in Palm Springs.   One of the favorites is the Coconut Custard, Creme Brulee.   A amazing balance of texture and sweetness.

Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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Vietnamese food | Auckland | Indochine Kitchen

Vietnamese food | Auckland | Indochine Kitchen


Vietnamese food | Auckland | Indochine Kitchen

Authentic Hanoi Vietnamese food. Indochine Kitchen is a Vietnamese bar and restaurant in Auckland's Britomart. Our food is fresh, delicious & healthy.

Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants

Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants


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Cultural diversity shines in Houston, especially in the food scene. One genre that is very well represented is Vietnamese cuisine. Readers ask all the time which restaurant serves the best Vietnamese food, but it's a question that can't easily be justified with one answer. Restaurants can be known for great...

Welcome to SaigonXpress of Longmont

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

We invite you to come in and get a taste of the traditional, authentic home made vietnamese food. Enjoy our popular springrolls, eggrolls, pho, noodle bowls and many more… with friendly service and in a a casual atmosphere.

This Epic New Restaurant Is Set To Turn Up The Heat!

This Epic New Restaurant Is Set To Turn Up The Heat!

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

From a worldwide Auckland icon to some of the best hotspots in town, it’s hard to imagine SKYCITY  getting any better. Well, folks, they’ve done it again– say hello to your new fave, Spice Alley.

Opening its door this Saturday, make your way to the third level of SKYCITY and follow the sweet aroma for an adventure of flavours. Brought to us by head chef Panthep ‘Pan’ Sae, Spice Alley features a hip fit out, with touches of Pan’s Thai and Chinese heritage throughout. Following an extensive 25 year career as a chef, Pan could not be more thrilled with the result. 

“I said to myself that one day I’d make my own food, doing it my way,” Says Pan. “I’m excited to share a new way of eating with guests.” 

Putting many years of experiences to good use, Pan and the team have expertly crafted pan-Asian lunch and dinner menus that will take diners taste buds travelling through flavours across the entirety of Asia.

With each dish of epic proportions, the menu has been designed to share including a selection of small plates, salads, soups, bigger things and sweet treats.

To start things off, look no further than the enticing Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Bundling up crisp vegetables, rice noodle, coriander and mint all served alongside tangy nuoc cham dipping sauce. 

Now, as you know here at The Urban List, we’re a sucker for pork belly anything. So, you can imagine our delight when faced with the yum mong kup salad - a dish that’s sure to have the whole town talking. The staff favourite is an addictive combination of roast pork belly, fresh green apple, red onion, capsicum, chilli and fish sauce which will easily have you going back for seconds. And with mammoth-sized servings, there’s plenty to share—or not!

A dish of determination, the Singapore noodles are not one to miss. During his extensive travels, Pan came across the dish in Singapore and instantly fell in love. Re-visiting the restaurant ten days in a row, Pan analysed what went into making the dish through the vendor's open kitchen. Having added his own personal flair to the recipe himself, there’s no doubt Pan’s hard work has paid off. With shrimp, BBQ pork, wok fried rice, noodles laden with curry, noodles with capsicum and Chinese white rice this bad boy is one for the foodie bucket list. 

Every bit as epic as they sound, the dragon wings are sure to be a foodie favourite. From a recipe of Pan’s mother, the masterpiece features crisp salmon engulfed in a hot and sour sauce, with flavours of Thailand throughout. 

Of course, what’s a meal without a cheeky bevvy or two? The ‘signature cocktail’ is everything liquid happiness should be, laden with absolut elyx vodka, peach and vanilla syrup and presented in an elaborate metallic pineapple, it’s one for the gram!

Mark it on your cals! With just two more days till we can make our way down Spice Alley, you have plenty of time to round up the squad and head to the hottest new spot in town.

We’ll see you there!

For more about Spice Alley, including opening hours, click here. 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

Pronouncing Viet Food!

by Chao Viet Street Food @ Chao Viet Street Food

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Floor Staff

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Floor Staff

Orange Lantern Waiter

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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House of Mirrors Is Coming To Auckland!

House of Mirrors Is Coming To Auckland!

by Bella Askelund @ The A List | The Urban List

Holy smokes! Put down your coffee and prepare to have your socks knocked off—a mesmerising art establishment is hitting Auckland shores offering an optical illusion like never before! Introducing House of Mirrors: a massive outdoor, walk-through labyrinth, composed of seemingly endless mirrors ready to ghost your every sense. We'll put it this way guys, if you thought Black Mirror was trippy, then this is about to blow your frickin’ mind.

After creating havoc at festivals throughout Australia, the House of Mirrors spectacle has rapidly risen into the limelight. Created by two talented Australian artists, Cristian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, this utopia is set to take up space at Silo Park during the Auckland Arts Festival—yippee. Ultimately, it allows you to question everyday perceptions and take creative freedom into your own hands. Just call us Picasso.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be thinking a House of Mirrors tour is the perfect addition to a long lunch at Wynyard Quarter. Any excuse to hit Baduzzi for some meatballs, right? Well, as it turns out, liquid courage may be essential at a time like this because, let's be honest, one reflection in the morning is enough to shock our senses—imagine that multiplied by the dozen! Yep, liquor is definitely essential...

Don’t fret though, head along during the daytime and House of Mirrors is nothing short of a friendly fam affair. You'll find canine friends checking our their behinds, toddlers admiring their angles and of course, every Millennial in the big smoke getting their hotshot 'gram. 

House of Mirrors is 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of glass that you simply cannot afford to miss. Pencil it in, wear an eccentric outfit and quite frankly, be there or be square. 

The Deets: 

What: House of Mirrors at Silo Park.  When: 8 - 25 March during the Auckland Arts Festival.  How: General admission tickets at the venue, $12.50 pp. 

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Hanoi Street Food: Into Capital’s Cuisine with a food connoisseur

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Google Maps can easily show you top tier restaurants with a few strokes on a smartphone, but it still struggles to pinpoint the location of Hanoi street food vendors. Hanoi’s small stands rarely have a specific address or really, any desgination at all. They are located in unsuspecting alleys, hidden within unpopular parks, or spotted […]

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Psst! Auckland Has New Glamping Spots!

Psst! Auckland Has New Glamping Spots!

by Marilynn McLachlan @ The A List | The Urban List

Camping, shmamping, we’re alllll about the glamping! And, we know that you all love glamping as much as we do, so we’d thought you’d be pretty excited to hear news that there are now even more glamping spots in Auckland.

Thanks to the Auckland Council, furnished bell tents are now available in Orewa, Martins Bay and Wenderholm.

“It’s great because it takes away the pressure of having to purchase and transport all the equipment needed to go camping,” says Councillor Penny Hulse. “You essentially just need to bring your food and clothing. It’s Ideal for first-time campers and people wanting to enjoy some of Auckland’s most beautiful locations.”

Rest assured that these glamping sites have been carefully selected so that not only will you have a queen-sized bed with linen, a table, chairs and a nearby toilet facility, but stunning views as well!

So, whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a not so romantic getaway (the tents can cater for up to four people) or just want that party tent for the hen’s party you’re planning, it’s time to take away the stress and relax in style!

The Deets:

What: New glamping options in Auckland

Where:

·   Two glamping tents available for bookings at Ōrewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park on 0800 673 921 or obhpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 

·   Two glamping tents available for bookings at Wenderholm Regional Park on 09 366 2000 option 1

·   One glamping tent available at Martins Bay Holiday Park, for bookings contact 0800 624 7275 or mbhpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

When: Available until the end of April.

Looking for more options? Here's Glamping Getaways In And Around Auckland

Image credit: Auckland Council

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7 Of The Best Overseas Vacays For You And Your BFF

7 Of The Best Overseas Vacays For You And Your BFF

by Nina Franklin @ The A List | The Urban List

Vacationing with your BFF is a must-do for everyone, at least once. There will be ups and there will be downs but you can be absolutely sure that you will have the most fun you’ve ever had in your whole entire life! Every drink you have will be followed by “cheers to best friends!” or “Vaccccccayyyyy.” You’ll probs end up drinking way too many glasses of vino. You’ll take SO. MANY. PICTURES. You’ll end up borrowing each others’ clothes and not know whose is what by the end of the trip AND you’ll probs have at least one squabble…. but that’s what friend’s do, right?

We’ve come up with a list of seven of the best vacays for you and your best friend, because life is meant for exploring and taking your bestie along for the ride is half the fun. The hardest part will be deciding which holiday to take, because they’re all pretty damn amazing!

Go Wine Tasting In Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany or Enotris is the Land of Wine and for good reason! The area is filled with so many stunning vineyards just waiting for you and your bestie to visit. Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in world, so if you love good food and good wine, then you’ll love Tuscany. Guided wine tours are a popular option for travellers in the area and, let’s be honest, can you really think of a better way to bond with your best bud then over an epic bottle of vino or three? You may even want to do a little road tripping, driving to the Metropolitan Firenze or Florence and visit as many restaurants as you can. Eat alllll of the pasta and drink allll of the wine. La Terrazza Lounge Bar offers up some pretty spectacular views of the city and won’t break the bank, which is obvs a bonus! You might come home a few kilos heavier but that’s what holidays are for, right!?

Take In The Culture And Romance Of Paris, France

Ahhhh, Paris, the City of Love. Jetting off to Paris with your BFF is a must-do. Being with your ride or die, while visiting the Eiffel Tower and eating all of the croissants and macarons? Yes, please! Hire a moped (don’t forget your helmet) and jet around Paris, taking in all of the culture the city has to offer. Visit the Louvre, go see a show at the iconic Moulin Rouge, take a Seine river cruise, visit the Palace of Versailles and of course climb the Eiffel Tower. For lunch, stop at the famous Pierre Hermé’s pastry shop—Pierre is known in France for creating macarons that come in many different quirky flavours. The options are truly endless in Paris—the hardest part will be finding the time to fit them all in!

Take A Road Trip Around Ireland

There’s something pretty special about doing a road trip with your BFF. Making a playlist then singing along to alllll the songs and stocking up on your favourite snacks, the adventure of getting there is half the fun. So, what better place than to road trip around the magical country of Ireland? Start in Dublin and make your way to Limerick, stop at the mysterious Rock of Dunamase, the Cliffs of Moher and King Johns Castle. Then, from Limerick, drive to Killarney and on the way you could make a day trip the Ring of Kerry. This trip will take you around four or five days and is just the tip of the Irish iceberg, so you better get exploring!

Attend A Surf And Yoga Camp In Costa Rica

For good waves and good vibes, head to Costa Rica and attend a surf and yoga retreat with your bestie. Imagine taking a yoga session at sunrise then heading out into the waves for a surf on the sunny shores. Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat is a Balinese-inspired resort at the edge of Santa Teresa. Breakfast and yoga classes are included in the rate so this option is great for if you’re pinching pennies. Then there’s Hotel Vista de Olas in Mal Pais, which has a great communal feel to it, perfect for meeting other travellers. Our final option is Ylang Ylang Beach Resort which is just a short walk from the hippie town of Montezuma. Here you will find a lush forest surrounding the resort, home to monkeys and exotic birds—so make sure you’ve got your camera ready!

Get Lucky In Las Vegas

Feelin’ a bit lucky? Why not grab your best bud and head to Las Vegas, Nevada—the city that never sleeps. If you’re wanting more of a vacay that screams “LET’S PARTAAAAAY” then we’re thinking this option is a bit of you. Vegas has some mind-blowing places to stay—some of them are more fit for royalty then a BFF vacay but we’ve narrowed down the search to make things a little easier. For accommodation on the cheap, check out the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, which has a poolside cabana bar and cabaret. For something a little more mid-range you could try the SLS Las Vegas which boasts a rooftop pool, spa, multiple nightclubs and dining areas. And finally, for something more luxurious, visit the Palazzo, a swanky resort and casino which offers everything plush rooms, nightclubs, live shows, a pool and spa and chić dining spaces. Viva Las Vegas!

Shop Up A Storm In New York

New York, New York! If you’re all about shopping til you drop, then shopping some more, New York is the place to do it. You may come home broke but at least you’ll be happy AND you’ll have a shiny new wardrobe to make alllll of your friends green with envy! From boutiques to department stores and everything in-between, New York has it all. And, if you have time after all that shopping, you could even fit in a few touristy things to do as well. Visit the Brooklyn Bridge, especially at night as it’s pretty damn magical. Ride the wonder wheel at Coney Island, visit the American Museum of Natural History and go visit the animals the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. Then, after a day of sight-seeing, indulge in some seriously amazing eats at Sadelle’s—specifically for the bagels, or Denino’s—for the thin-stretched pizzas!

Find Your Zen In Bali

Our final pick for the best vacays for you and your best friend is a trip to Bali to find your Zen. Bali is one of the most magical places on earth and is home to some of the friendliest people, not to mention the market shopping is a blast. No matter how long you spend in Bali, it’s never enough. Bali captures the hearts of everyone who visits, making you want to stay forever. Visit the monkey rainforest in Ubud, these cute little creatures may look harmless but watch out, they can be pretty mischievous and are known to steal many a pair of glasses! Visit the Uluwatu Temple, go to the Waterbom water park, visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces, visit the Ubud art market and check out the Bali Marine and Safari Park. This holiday with your bestie will be jam-packed with exploring so don’t forget to find your Zen with a Balinese massage every day. Wash it all down with a Bintang beer and you’ve got your dream vacay sorted!

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Where To Watch The Auckland Harbour Bridge Get Lit

Where To Watch The Auckland Harbour Bridge Get Lit

by Bella Askelund @ The A List | The Urban List

If there’s one thing us Kiwis know how to do, it’s getting lit AF. A cold brew with a side of fries has a funny way of leading to ten plus cold brews and not enough fries…it’s one of our talents in life and we wear it loud and proud. This weekend however, we’re entitled to double the fun! That’s right, the Auckland Harbour Bridge is embarking on its Vector Lights extraordinaire, meaning our little big city is about to get completely and utterly LIT.

The six-minute light show will kick off at 9.10pm this Saturday followed by a second show at 9.30pm. The rainbow magic will then repeat every half hour until midnight. But its more than pretty lights—both shows will be synced with sound composed by Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper. Tune in on Coast 105.4 FM for the first two shows or check out the audio stream online.

Naturally, we’ve done what we do best (well second best—after eating and drinking, of course) and made a list! Here are the best hot spots to hit up over the weekend and watch the Harbour Bridge light up in its full glory.

Sentinel Beach

Herne Bay

Sentinel Beach is a Central City goers' not-so-secret wanderlust spot. Walking down the rustic old stairs from the road to the beach is a breath of fresh air in itself. Never too crowded, this spot carries the most picturesque view of the Harbour Bridge—you’re so close you can even spy on the bungee jumpers! In order to do Sentinel Beach justice, a takeaway order from Fish Smith is mandatory practice nowadays. Set up fort with your fish tacos, kumara fries and a few bottles of cold cider and you have every ingredient to watch Auckland get lit at ease. #Winning.

Mt Victoria

Devonport

We don’t know why, but every thing's better from up top. Devonport’s Mt Vic is no exception, making it a fab location to spy on the Harbour Bridge. Drive—or walk if you’re the essence of health—up the mountain and find yourself a snug spot to lookout across the water. What’s even better, you can end the night by catching a ferry into the CBD and scoring a sweet view from the water too! You’ll find yourself in one of those moments of gratitude for sure, wondering how the universe is so wonderful...yeah you know the ones.

Little Shoal Bay

Northcote

Keen to venture out of the City to catch the lights but don’t wanna head too far? Little Shoal Bay is your saviour. With an epic view of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and waterfront—there’s arguably no better place to be this weekend. With grass for days, a cosy picnic is definitely on the cards. Pop on your fancy pants and celebrate the anniversary weekend with an abundance of cheese, crackers and a few bottles (yes bottles) of great vino. Your other half will be blown away.

Harbour View Beach Reserve

Te Atatū Peninsula

We’ve heard ‘em say that West is Best—so if the saying runs true, why go anywhere else? Harbour View Beach Reserve offers a great but distant view of Auckland City. Watch our iconic landmark get lit AF from afar as you chill out and spin some yarns with your pals. You’ll feel apart of the celebrations without feeling claustrophobic from the hustle and bustle in town—perfect for the slightly more mature bunch. Or if you want to take things up a notch and climb down the maturity scale, head here with a box of beersies and let the Sat night antics begin!

Bayswater Marina

Bayswater

One of Auckland’s newest marinas, Bayswater boasts beaut views of the bridge, city and Waitemata Harbour. A picturesque spot all year round, we’re thinking every Tom, Dick and Sally will be nestled here to catch the Harbour Bridge do its thang over the weekend. If you’re one of those lucky ones that actually have a boat parked here, make the most of it! We’re thinking we’ll anchor up right in front of the action, naturally.

Auckland Waterfront

Auckland CBD

One word—restaurants. If you want to celebrate Auckland’s Anniversary Weekend in style, the waterfront is where you shall head. With endless restaurants and bars to choose from, find yourself a seaside table to sit back and appreciate the display. If you’re feeling extra, why not book a table at Ostro and have yourself an infamous seafood platter. While you’re there, it’d be rude not to order the caramelised pineapple apple crumble…‘nuff said.

Queens Parade

Devonport

Here’s one for all you Devonport locals—take an evening stroll down Queens Parade with a hot choc in hand and the Harbour Bridge as your backdrop. AKA, the perfect frickin’ evening. It’s mellow vibes all round in Devo so this is the spot to be if you’re hoping to have a laid back long weekend. You’ll also probably find every man and his dog with the same idea as you but hey, it’s all part of the atmosphere. Right?

Bastion Point

Orakei

Another prime location to spy on the Harbour Bridge, Bastion Point is a sacred land that offers some of the best views in town. A cheeky dinner in Mission Bay wouldn’t be complete without a scenic tour up Bastion Point afterwards—especially if romance is on the cards. Head here over Anniversary Weekend to soak up the city’s beauty and bask in it’s glory. Auckland Anniversary Weekend = conquered.

Image Credit: Vector

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Budapest’s sauna on wheels is back at a new riverfront site

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Forget about food trucks – Budapest’s quirkiest sensation on wheels is the “mobil szauna”, a fully functional wood-fired sauna installed inside an old minibus that first appeared at varied sites citywide in 2015. Now the mobile sauna is back in the Magyar metropolis just in time to bake away the winter blues, parked at a new riverfront location to provide its perspiring patrons with panoramic views. Anyone can book a Scandinavian-style sweat session here, but do so ASAP; this rolling spa hits the road again in mid-February.

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Travel To Dalat: The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend Getaway

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

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Vegetarian Thai food: Kin Dee | Stil in Berlin

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One of my favourite openings of the year was without a doubt , the Thai restaurant under the direction of head chef Dalad Kambhu and restaurant manager Moritz Estermann that took over the space of renown  in the spring. From the start, Dalad made a point of focussing on the strengths of her home country's cooking: fresh, high quality ingredients and intense herb & spice mixes. That's why she rather uses local produce like kohlrabi or radishes than imported veggies, and makes all her pastes in house. And much to my delight, she also included plenty vegetarian dishes from the beginning. By now, six months after opening their doors, there's a full on vegetarian menu with many new dishes, that I can very much recommend. And for all you non-veggie friends out there: the meat and fish options are seriously delicious as well, my fellow eaters usually drool over the confit octopus with Kaprao sauce, some of them saying it's the best they've ever eaten.

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8 Aussie True Crime Novels To Binge Read This Summer

8 Aussie True Crime Novels To Binge Read This Summer

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Put down that damn Jodi Picoult novel because we’ve dug up the best Aussie true crime books on the market just in time for Christmas, and Jodi’s latest heartbreaking courtroom drama is going to have to wait. Hours of bookshop research have told us that Australia is home to some pretty insane, real-life murder mysteries, and paired with a hot cup of tea and a few choccie bikkies, they make for a delicious night in this festive season.

Here are the best Aussie true crime novels to binge read these holidays.

1.   Tall Man: The Death Of Doomadgee

This little number is based on the suspicious death of an imprisoned indigenous man in 2004. Set in the deep north of Australia, on Palm Island, middle-aged man Cameron Doomadgee is arrested for being a potty mouth in front of a white police officer. Less than an hour later, he turns up dead in the jailhouse as a result of ‘tripping over’, except according to the autopsy - that makes no sense. Commissioned by the pro bono lawyer who represented Doomadgee’s family, this is an unforgettable read about power struggles, revenge and justice.

2. Huckstepp: A Dangerous Life

This Australian story is a true crime classic and a must-read for anyone interested in real-life Aussie murder mysteries. In it, Huckstepp investigates the murder of a sprightly young lady who caught the country’s attention from the first moment she appeared on television, accusing New South Wales detectives of murdering her boyfriend. This is a fantastically written true story of a gutsy gal who paid the ultimate price on her quest for justice. Bum-bum-boooooow.

3. Joe Cinque’s Consolation

The description of this page-turning puzzler makes about as much sense as pineapple on pizza, but for that reason it’ll take you only half an afternoon to demolish. In 1997, a young ANU law student apparently makes a plan to slaughter her beloved boyfriend upon the conclusion of a dinner party she’s hosting at her house. Disturbingly, several of the dinner guests are aware of it, however none of them thought to warn old mate Joe who dies in his own bed of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin. I dare you NOT to go and buy this book now.

4. Snowtown: The Bodies In Barrels Murders

Some call the Snowtown murders Australia’s most notorious criminal case, and for good reason. In 1999, bodies were discovered in barrels inside at bank vault in the South Australian destination of Snowtown. One of the first reporters on the scene was former police reporter, Jeremy Pudney, who pieces all the bits of the puzzle together in order to get to the bottom of the Snowtown murders. The book covers not only the lives of the victims, but of those convicted and the strange circumstances that led them to get away with such violent crimes for so long. It’s tantalisingly spooky and equally horrifying.

5. Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery

The Somerton Man case remains one of Australia’s most well-known mysteries. In 1948, a body is discovered on a beach in Adelaide, well-dressed and unscathed, and with only a half-smoked cigarette by his side. Due to the fact that he had no identification with him, we still don’t know who he was or how he died these six decades later, what we do know is it was turned into a bloody good book that explores the ins and outs of how the mystery man could have turned up dead on the beach, and why the crime was never solved.

6. The Killing Of Caroline Byrne: A Journey To Justice

One night, during the mid-nineties, stunning Sydney model Caroline Byrne dies after she lands head-first into a crevice at the bottom of The Gap in the Sydney Harbour entrance (fecking ouch!). Was it suicide? Was it murder? All we know is it’s the story of Tony Byrne’s determination to find out the truth of his daughter’s death that hooks us in and leaves us wanting more. More well written crime fic, not unjust murder that is.

7. Gun Alley

Gun Alley is an enthralling story of how botched police work, trial by media and lynch-law hysteria led to the conviction and subsequent hanging of an innocent Australian man. The pages in this cracking book delve into the reasons why this confronting conspiracy was targeted towards an innocent person, and reveals vital and never-before-seen clues that, after eighty years, point to the real killer. Phwoar.

8. Searching For The Beaumont Children

Probably don’t pick this one up if you’re a parent yourself because the Beaumont Children mystery is one of the saddest and devastating of its kind in Australia. On January 26 1966, three siblings left their Adelaide home and set off for the beach. By the end of the day, none of the children had returned home and the ‘Beaumont Children Case’ remains Australia’s most famous (and gut-wrenching) unsolved mysteries. This book will have you burrowing down conspiracy rabbit holes all over the internet for days.

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12 indoor Budapest concert venues for a dinner and show

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It’s fun to hop around the city from bars to restaurants to concert halls for full nights out with friends or your sweetie. Sometimes, though, it’s better to pick a place that offers dining, drinking, and dancing all within a single setting, especially when it’s cold or rainy outside. Fortunately, Budapest has no shortage of grand performance venues and clubs with live acts, where quality restaurants serve full meals, welcoming guests for drinks, dinner, and a show all within one lively locale. Here are 12 of our favorites.

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A Dog Day Afternoon Is Coming To Auckland!

A Dog Day Afternoon Is Coming To Auckland!

by Bella Ramdhanie @ The A List | The Urban List

They are a part of your life, but to them, you are their whole life. Naturally, we’re talking about the unconditional love that we receive from our doggos. We love them so much but sadly, we don’t always get enough time or chances to spoil them. Well, we have good news for you… all dogs, big or small, fluffy or tough, are invited to the Silo Park Dog Day Afternoon!

That’s right, an afternoon entirely devoted to your perfect pet. Whether you see them as your best friend or your child, we can never give them as much attention as they deserve. Dog owners out there, we feel you, and this event serves as the perfect chance for you and your doggo to spend some top-notch quality time together. The day will include spot prizes, a dog agility course and an onsite vet to answer any questions you may have. There will also be lots for humans to enjoy, including delish street food and dranks. Yasss!

Grab your leash, your favourite fluffball and be ready for an afternoon full of fun! It’s an event that should not be missed... we’ll see you there!

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What: Dog Day Afternoon

Where: Silo Park

When: 1-4 pm, April 7

More info: here

Places Locals Have on Their A List for Czech Food

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Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

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

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Bun – Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli

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“Rice vermicelli are a part of several Asian cuisines, where they are often eaten as part of a soup dish, stir fry, or salad.” – WikiPedia Our Bun is served on a bed of fresh lettuce, cucumbers, pickled carrots and daikon, bean sprouts, seasonal herbs and crushed peanuts with sweetened ...

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The East Village’s Wave of Vietnamese Food

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Cooked It: How To Make A Kickass Cheese And Bacon Cob Loaf At Home

Cooked It: How To Make A Kickass Cheese And Bacon Cob Loaf At Home

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s time to give the old lamb roast the flick because the days of backyard banter over meat and three veg have been and gone and the time for cheese and bacon-filled bread loafs is RIGHT EFFING NOW. You can start sending your letters of appreciation to The Urban List head office because we’ve officially put pen to paper to publish what can only be described as an insane addition to any social gathering, food-related or otherwise.

Here’s how to make a kickass cob loaf at home.

Ingredients

1 cob loaf 250g tub of Philadelphia 300mL of sour cream 250g of tasty cheese 210g of creamed corn 4 rashers of bacon, diced 6 spring onions, sliced and diced

Method

Grab your Woolies tote bags and hit the supermarket. You can get a mean round cob from almost any bakery, as well as any major supermarket. The same goes for cheese and bacon buns, they have nothing to do with this recipe, but leaving a bakery without them is a sin. Head home and preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius, then use a serrated bread knife to slice the top off the cob and tear out the inside of the loaf in pieces. Pop those juicy bread bits in a container and set aside for the mo. Try not to eat them all. Line an oven tray with baking paper, pop the cob loaf skeleton on there and then fry the bacon in a pan to the desired level of ~sizzle~. Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl (bacon included) and pour the mixture into the cob loaf husk and pop it in the oven. Bake that bad boy for ninety minutes, and then remove it from the oven, add the torn away bread to the tray and bake for a further ten minutes. Pull that delicious b*stard from the oven, grab a piece of bread, dive into that cheesy cob and Instagram a pic of carby cob loaf with the hashtag #cobloafoftheday.

 Image credit: taste.com.au

PhoNatic Real Vietnamese Food - Pho is phresh, phast & phun!

PhoNatic Real Vietnamese Food - Pho is phresh, phast & phun!


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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

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