Kebab meat Banh mi
Vietnam Life

Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)

Banh mi means ‘bread’ in Vietnamese, but the term is also commonly used to refer to the uniquely Vietnamese style of sandwich that is sold all over Vietnam, and has become popular in Cambodia and [Read more…]

Vietnamese fried rice
Vietnam Life

Vietnamese fried rice

Fried rice is staple of the cuisines of many Asian countries and each country cooks its own unique way and Vietnam is no different. The Vietnamese fried rice pictured above is a delicious vegetarian version [Read more…]

Vietnamese chicken and rice
Vietnam Life

Vietnamese chicken and rice

Vietnamese chicken and rice, or ‘com ga’ in Vietnamese, is a popular dish which is served a variety of different styles although the basic cooking technique is the same with sauces and other ingredients added [Read more…]

Front of Xuan Trang Restaurant
Hue Restaurants

Xuan Trang Restaurant, Hue

Xuan Trang Restaurant is a long running restaurant in a popular part of Hue in Vietnam which serves both traditional Vietnamese food as well as international food. If you order the right dishes this is [Read more…]

Front of Quan Hanh restaurant in Hue
Hue Restaurants

Quan Hanh Restaurant, Hue

Quan Hanh is a popular restaurant in the centre of Hue serving local style Vietnamese food. Quan Hanh restaurant is highly recommended as a place to eat classic Vietnamese dishes cooked in the local way [Read more…]

Vietnamese steak and eggs in Saigon
Vietnam Life

Vietnamese steak and eggs

Steak and eggs cooked together in a skillet is popular dish in Vietnam. The Vietnam call  the dish bo ne which means shaken beef, which refers to the shaking of the meat as it cooks [Read more…]

Vietnamese coffee is served thick and strong
Vietnam Life

Coffee in Vietnam

Coffee is a big deal in Vietnam. Vietnamese people drink lots of it and they grow lots of it: Vietnam is the world’s second largest exporter of coffee and its the second most valuable agricultural [Read more…]

Thailand Life
Asia Life

Thailand Life

The importance of the concept of ‘Thainess’, and the difficulties and contradictions in defining that term, are key to understanding Thai culture and as a background to understanding how contemporary Thailand functions. Thailand is a [Read more…]

French cuisine had a big influence on Vietnamese cuisine
Vietnam Culture

French influence on Vietnam

The 400th Anniversary of French involvement in Vietnam is fast approaching; Jesuit Priest and early missionary Alexandre de Rhodes arrived in Vietnam in 1620 setting in motion of course of events that would shape both Vietnam [Read more…]