Banh Mi French Legacy Vietnamese Classic

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Vietnamese food is suddenly becoming popular all around the world. It’s not just beef noodle pho and fresh rice paper rolls, Today we feature the popular Vietnamese banh mi – French legacy, Vietnamese Classic. A French baguette stuffed full of pate, lemongrass-infused pork and fresh vegetables, herbs and pickles. The perfect lunch! Long-time readers will know that we feature 3 travel and/or food posts per week from our chosen, featured country. October is Vietnam month and we already have a … Read More

Mai Chau Confessions and Blissful Beef Noodle Pho

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The idyllic Mai Chau Valley. Standing here is like being in the middle of a postcard of rice fields. A slightly cooler part of the country, it is the perfect location to enjoy beef noodle soup  or pho bo as it is called in Vietnamese), the national dish of Vietnam. Fabulous, Asian-style beef stock, chock full of rice noodles, herbs and pickles, this dish is a meal in itself. Read on about our surprising village visit that ended up being … Read More

Cooking Schools in Hoi An and a Recipe for Easy, Fresh Spring Rolls

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A trip through Hoi An  the prettiest part of Vietnam and the acknowledged food capital of the country inspired these fresh spring rolls, wrapped in rice paper. In this post we review 2 great cooking schools in Hoi An as well as the recipe for these healthy and tasty, fresh spring rolls. We detailed some of the activities you can undertake in world-heritage listed Hoi An, but for me at least, the highlight of this town was the food. And … Read More

7 Things to Do when Visiting Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for the First Time

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On many lists as one of the best places to visit in Vietnam is the bustling Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Previously known as Saigon, it was renamed after the war between America and Vietnam. It was once the capital of South Vietnam and is a fascinating place to explore. We’ve made a list of the top 7 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for all visiting for the first time. 1. Watch the Swarm of Motorbikes! … Read More

Quick Easy Mekong Inspired Omelette with Peanut Sauce

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Looking for an authentic, Vietnamese omelette recipe? Be inspired by the food and customs of the Mekong Delta and make this healthy, “full of crunch” omelette. Our travels in the Mekong delta, the food bowl of southern Vietnam, revealed an inspiring people, full of industry and a wide diversity of foods. An area just waiting to be explored. And resulted in this recipe of a Mekong inspired omelette with peanut sauce Our introductory post to Vietnam details a short, modern … Read More

Introducing Vibrant Vietnam- What You Need to Know

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Vietnam is a vibrant modern country, with a fantastic cuisine and lots of history and culture to explore. Most people live in rural areas and getting outside the major cities can lead to some rewarding experiences. So to better understand Vietnam here’s what you need to know. Putting Things in Perspective: the Short Version of Vietnam’s History What you need to know about Vietnam begins with the history as it shapes what is today modern Vietnam. The country has a … Read More

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