Tag: Vietnam

pho saigon
The Vietnamese are a resourceful bunch. Businesses, both legal and not, seem to pop up out of nowhere. From people crouched on a stool selling interesting salads and fruit, to those selling food from inside a garage. This was the case at the latter at ANNHUY Pho. 
Banh Mi Chao, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Good Morning Vietnam! The sun arises on another day in Saigon and we are on the hunt for breakfast. Fortunately, we don’t have to look far. On a side street virtually opposite our hotel at Alagon D’Antique in District 1, sits a small yet bustling street food...

Banh Mi Hong Hoa

Banh Mi Hong Hoa, Ho Chi Minh
Landing in Vietnam and enduring a taxi journey to test even the most steely of nerves had made us hungry. Throughout the flight over from Kuala Lumpur, my thoughts had swayed towards a popular Vietnamese sandwich. The Banh Mi. 

Com Tam Ba Tam

Com Tam Ba Tam, Ho Chi Minh
On the same road as Bun Thit Nuong, more or less three stalls away, is a place serving a popular Vietnamese breakfast. Com Tam Ba Tam are relatively new on the block, a restaurant serving dishes of broken rice with pork, egg and various other garnishes. 
Bun Thit Nuong Ho Chi Minh
Ben Thanh Market is a bustling and busy area for locals to pick up their daily groceries and for tourists to haggle with vendors. Just a couple of streets away from the madness is a road by the name of Durong Nguyen Trung Truc, home to some...
Freakshake, Dosh, Ho Chi minh
Entering a dingy tower block somewhere in the middle of Saigon felt like one of those oriental gangster movies. The kind of place you go to for the purposes of meeting a mob boss. This was actually the entrance to a block of businesses. We were heading...
Banana Mama, Ho Chi Minh, Saigon, Vietnam
Saigon in the early evening is a hive of activity. Food vendors set up their carts, cars, buses and bikes zoom up and down the streets as the sun begins to set. Where better to take in the sunset than on a roof overlooking the city with...

Banh Mi, Rue Descartes, Paris

banh mi paris
Baguettes are synonymous with Paris but usually filled with something like ham or cheese. Not roasted pork, cucumber, sriracha sauce and mayonnaise. At Banh Mi on the Rue Descartes, just before the famous Rue Mouffetard, you can pick up a baguette inspired by a little journey further...
Culture Smart - Vietnam
With an imminent trip to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam planned, a guide book is a welcome tool to have. Culture Smart, who kindly sent me a copy of their guide, offer a completely different insight into destinations. 
Tiramisu with Coffee Ice Cream
Tiramisu is given an Asian twist with this amazing Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream from the wonderful range at Yee Kwan. This Tiramisu is traditional for the most part but the ice cream really gives that intense coffee hit along with a new texture. The two parts work incredibly well together...

Pho, Leicester

I cast my mind back to the opening of Pho in Leicester. A queue stretched as far back as the high street from Shires Lane with expectant diners eagerly anticipating free pho for the opening day. Since then, Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’ or ‘faaah’ if you’re Keith Floyd) has been...

Cafe Coco Tang, Nottingham

Cafe Coco Tang Vietnamese Nottingham
Vietnamese is a cuisine that has so far proved elusive. That is until we stepped foot inside a cafe hidden in the backstreets of Nottingham - Coco Tang.   This place comes in two parts. Entry from the Byard Lane way brings you into what appears to be a coffee shop....