Chicken Larb from Luang Prabang

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Today, we feature an Asian salad great served warm or cold, featuring so many of those great South East Asian herbs and spices that combine so well in a salad. Chicken larb is usually associated with Thailand but it is just as popular in Laos and possibly even superior to the Thai version. Chances are you may not know a lot about Lao cuisine. Laos flies under the radar behind adjoining neighbors Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Naturally there is … Read More

Hong Kong One of The Best Places to Eat Peking Duck

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Peking Duck is a classic of Chinese cooking. Crispy-cooked duck breast, delightfully sweet hoisin sauce and crunchy cucumber and green onion, all wrapped inside soft, rice-based, Chinese Pancakes. Indeed, many people, myself included, consider Peking Duck the most important dish in Chinese cuisine. It is a simple combination of ingredients but when tasted together it is sublime. And it is an easy dish to put together and will leave your fellow diners thinking you are a cordon-bleu chef! But trust … 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

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

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

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