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The best of com binh dan

Rice has been, and always will be, a quintessential part of Vietnamese cuisine. Rice is served with just about every meal in Vietnam, like Italian …

Bot chien

Bot chien, or fried flour cakes, is actually one of my favourite Vietnamese in-between-meal snacks. The dish is made of rice flour and tapioca starch …

Le Hong Beefsteak

Le Hong Beefsteak What is it about a beefsteak that makes people travel a long way and gather in a huddle, like a circle around …

Dumplings

Although Saigon is changing more quickly than ever, one area that remains relatively constant is Cho Lon (which literally translates as ‘big market’). Stretching across …

The Food Street

In the lengthy blocks of apartments on Nguyen Thien Thuat (Chung Cu Nguyen Thien Thuat) in the heart of District 3 lies an array of …

Breakfast Cantonese Style

Located in an airy, shaded driveway of Villa Van Xuan with a dozen or so metal tables is Hue Hung Tra Gia. There is big …

Oc Dieu

Cruising the streets of Saigon is what locals do on a daily basis. They’re always on the go with their scooters, mopeds and motorbikes, and …

Hoa Viet Restaurant

Located in the heart of Phu My Hung in District 7 is an old-style Chinese (Cantonese) and Vietnamese restaurant called Hoa Viet. Hoa Viet literally …

Tan Sanh Hoat

I have been in Vietnam for 15 years and I have visited many cities throughout this awesome country. Despite the many wonderful places I have …

Alley Experience

September is monsoon season in Saigon which means less time on my motorbike (I don’t like being wet unless it’s in the shower) and less …

Hem 323 district 11

This month, I’ve decided to take an adventure towards District 11, where few expats, tourists and city-centre dwellers tend to venture. District 11 is one …

Sticky Rice

Xoi Sticky Rice On a recent walk through the city, I realised that what had once been common sights on Saigon’s streets are now rare. …

Nha Hang Thien Nam

Nha Hang Thien Nam Every once in a while, you happen to stumble across an absolute gem that has been around for years, but you …

The Cambodian influence

The Cambodian influence I have been eating hu tieu Nam Vang for years. I had always thought it was of Chinese origin, but it wasn’t …

Phuc Kien Good Food

Phuc Kien Good Food Fujian (also called Fukien or Foukien) is a province on the southeast coast of China, bordering Jiangxi and Guangdong. The majority …

A Little Comfort from Hue

A Little Comfort from Hue By Tristan Ngo When Darryl Bethea, who writes the ‘Imbibe’ wine column for AsiaLIFE, rang me up to ask if …