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

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Based on the cost of a three week tour, our trip to Vietnam cost 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! Find out below. Reduce Your Vietnam Trip Cost: Organize it Yourself An organized tour is usually the most expensive way to go anywhere or … Read More

How to Make the Perfect Vietnamese Dinner Party

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Our Vietnamese Dinner Party features fresh spring rolls, pho, Vietnamese eggplant, five spice grilled pork and exotic fruits. Great dinner party ideas here. Vietnamese food is a little different to its neighbors, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and China. Although there are definite influences, particularly in northern Vietnam, where it is cooler and more mountainous. In this part of the country, there are more hill tribe cultures, many of whom migrated from Laos and Thailand. Here the old ways have survived and … Read More

How to Easily Make Genuine Vietnamese Coffee

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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

How to Make Authentic Five Spice Grilled Pork from Sapa

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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

Luxury Halong Bay Cruise: Paradise Found?

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Halong Bay is one of those iconic places. You see lots of photos and it makes lots of ‘must do’ or ‘must see’ travel lists. But does it live up to the hype? Is it worth going to? Well, we set off to find out, and what better way to do our research than with a Halong Bay cruise? It’s not an easy place to get to as it is not close to a major city. Hanoi is the closest … Read More

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