A Foodie Guide to the Best of Vietnam

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South East Asia is a food lover’s paradise, and Vietnam is one of the culinary highlights.  The food is delicious, fresh, cheap and you can find it anywhere.  Street food, cheap eats and fine dining are all available.  An important aspect of exploring any destination is finding and enjoying the authentic, local food.  So for you the traveler and fellow food lover, this is a foodie guide to the best of Vietnam.  Food tours, cooking schools and must try foods … Read More

How to Save Money on Your Trip To Vietnam

Based on the cost of a three week tour, we traveled for roughly the same amount of money for over seven weeks in Vietnam. Three weeks or seven weeks for the same money! Big difference. So how did we do it? And better yet, how can you save money on your trip to Vietnam! Organize it Yourself An organized tour is usually the most expensive way to go anywhere or see anything. It is priced at a premium as a … Read More

How to Make the Perfect Vietnamese Dinner Party

Vietnamese cuisine is one of the many reasons to visit Vietnam.  In sticking with tradition, our last food post for a country is a dinner party. Fresh, easy, and healthy to make Compass & Fork features 8 recipe posts from Vietnam, a little more than normal from a country, so there is plenty to choose from for a party. For you convenience we have created a complete Vietnamese dinner party menu for easy entertaining at home. Vietnamese food is a … Read More

How to Easily Make Genuine Vietnamese Coffee

Looking for a great coffee, but want to try something different?  Why not try Vietnamese coffee?  Delicious served either hot or cold it is wickedly strong, sweet, rich and refreshing all at the same time. Try a ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with milk) or If the weather is too hot and/or humid, try ca phe sua da, (ice coffee with milk) Once tasted, you will be coming back for more. Coffee in Vietnam Another French legacy for the … Read More

Greetings from Hanoi: Wish You were Here!

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The Top Things to do in Hanoi Hanoi has a lot of culture and a lot to explore. An ancient city,  Hanoi celebrated its millennial (1000) in 2010. Exploring Hanoi is easy as much of what there is to see and do is within easy walking distance and the city is rather easy to navigate. Also as it is in the North of Vietnam the weather tends to be cooler and it makes it easier to explore on foot.  So … Read More

How to Make Authentic Five Spice Grilled Pork from Sapa

Today we feature how to make Vietnamese-style, five spice grilled pork from Sapa Town in northern Vietnam.  Photographers, tourists, and hikers all love Sapa and with good reason. Colorful markets, the vibrant dress of the local hill tribes, spectacular rice terraces throughout the valleys, great food, and fantastic hiking are easy to find. The local traditions are strong and it is a bit different to the rest of Vietnam. Sapa is a town (as opposed to a city) and the … Read More

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