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Street Food in Da Lat

Street Food in Da Lat

My wife and I traveled to Da Lat for last week, where we stayed in Da Lat Train Villa for 4 nights before heading to a resort on the beach of Mui Ne for other 3 nights. The weather wasn’t perfect all the time, but we were very pleased with all the food we got to try. Among the local flavors in Da Lat city, I would like to introduce 3 fabulous street foods to try; Banh Uot Long Ga, Banh Trang Nuong and Banh Can.


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Vietnam Weasel Coffee

Vietnam Weasel Coffee

Vietnamese coffee is internationally known for its authentic flavor, a unique combination of sweetness from the sweetened condensed milk and bitterness from the Robusta coffee beans. In addition to being the world’s second largest coffee exporter, Vietnam is also known as a big producer of one of the most expensive coffees in the world, the weasel coffee, which has its beans collected from weasel's poops. Have you heard about the weasel coffee?


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Vietnamese Coffee Today

Vietnamese Coffee Today

One of what my travelers like the most in my street food tours is the Vietnamese coffee experiences. Some like hot coffee, some like it with ice and other would definitely go for the most popular version of it - caphe sua da, regardless of what they try, they are all happy with it. Beside the image of the black coffee dripping through a tin filter into the condensed milk at the bottom of the cup, here is what I share with my travelers about Vietnamese coffee today.


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45 Typical Hanoi Street Foods & Places to Eat

45 Typical Hanoi Street Foods & Places to Eat

Hanoi has been known internationally as a melting spot of the Vietnamese cuisine, foods are served on a moving cranky bicycle, on the edge of bustling streets full of motorbikes, on the narrow sidewalks appropriated by sea of plastic stools, in a memorable passageway a meter wide, right at someone’s doorstep or up a spiral staircase overlooking the frenetic passing traffic and a lake. If you love eating, it’s almost impossible not to love Hanoi street food.


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Hanoi Street Food Tours with Buffalo Joe

Hanoi Street Food Tours with Buffalo Joe

There is no better way to really feel the city of Hanoi and savor the flavorful Vietnamese food than a guided street food tour. This private walking tour with Buffalo Joe is one of the best tours to truly experience the city and appreciate the food, it exposes visitors to not only the authentic flavor but also the city’s interesting history and culture.


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Rice Experience on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Holidays

Rice Experience on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Holidays

Have you ever questioned how rice is grown? Or what is the different between brown rice and white rice? I often receive those questions from travelers – especially when passing by a rice paddy, or whenever we see a famer working on a flooded rice field during my journeys across Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Here is all you need to know about rice and the making of this staple food, which makes up this region.


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Six Best Vietnamese Dishes

Six Best Vietnamese Dishes

Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor that reflects one or more of their common ingredients, including fish sauce, soy sauce, shrimp paste, fresh herbs, lemongrass, ginger, mint, coriander, bird’s eye chili, and lime. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its smart use of fresh ingredients, commentary textures, reliance on herbs and vegetables, and minimal use of dairy and oil.


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What is the Vietnamese Banh Cuon?

What is the Vietnamese Banh Cuon?

As Vietnam is one of the world-renowned foodie destinations in Southeast Asia, there are so many delicious dishes to try while you are visiting this beautiful country. Talking about Vietnamese food, you may have heard of Pho, Bun Cha or Banh Mi. Those are all good and must-try dishes in Vietnam, Banh Cuon is also on the list of authentic Vietnamese food that one should never forget to try.


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Vietnamese’s Cellophane Noodles

Vietnamese’s Cellophane Noodles

Located in northern Vietnam, Cao Bang is a mountainous province and it is most famous for the best “mien dong” (canna vermicelli), which is used throughout the country to make dishes related to “mien” (cellophane noodles). As the rhizomes of the canna are full of starch, it can be used like an alternative choice to replace steamed rice.


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Vietnamese food and the famous Pho

Vietnamese food and the famous Pho

Known as the best heathy and tasty food in the region, true Vietnamese food has a very distinctive character. Instead of soya sauce, there is the universal use of nuoc mam - a very pungent fish sauce, though not all Vietnamese food tastes of fish. There are generous amounts of ingredients such as garlic, tiny minced fresh chili, lime, rice vinegar, basil and coriander being added to their fish sauce, which make the characters of the Vietnamese food.


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