There’s still seats available on our gourmet Hanoi tour April 3-10. Reservations closing soon. Come join us…
Oxtail dumpling/wonton soup in delicious broth, perfectly cut vegetable brunoise @ Mohab in Siem Reap. Pity about the service… (Brad & Angelina ate here last week).
Retro drinks at Swing: Pina Coladas at Swing in Hanoi. Boppy Saturday night but local liquor laws mandate 22:00 closure time.
Morning vendor selling Nam puffed rice & corn from her bicycle. These vary from simple savory/unflavored puffed kernels for quick snacking, to sweetened bars of many ilk. Totally different to popcorn, these are typically puffed (vs high projectile popped) in hot sand and later cleaned. Overseas equivalents available at health food grocers or in a […]
Andouillette. Can you believe I’m eating in Hanoi???!!! Delicious chitterlings in mustard sauce at Didier Corlou’s new restaurant Bistro. Great wine selection & great value food & plonk. Well worth the stop.”
Morning crab noodles in Haiphong, Vietnam: banh da cua from Miss Yen The city’s best! A well pounded crab mash flavors the stock, plus its “butter” floats on top. The brownish hued rice noodles likewise indicate crab essence in its manufacture. fish/crab ball dumplings are impressed with a single small shiitake mushroom, plus there is […]
Preparations for our Spice Experience cooking class today with celebrity chef Didier Corlou in Hanoi. An expert in culinary spice blends, our course included rare hill tribe spices, fragrant curry blends, and a plethora of salts — both flavored and single origin. “I like chicken with my curry, not curry with my chicken,” proclaims Didier, […]
Ca-phe trung frothed egg coffee at Giane in Hanoi. Sweetened whipped egg has made this a city institution, but little known by tourists. Large is iced, the smaller hot glass sits warmed in a bowl of hot water.
North Korean dinner cabaret in Hanoi. Ryungyong Korean restaurant waitresses break into song mid meal. Your browser does not support the video tag
Vietnamese chicken & mint salad from my book Vietnamese Cooking (Periplus). Mint & Vietnamese mint with a nuoc cham dressing plus shallots, garlic & chili. Fresh & beautiful flavours. Chicken salad with herbs – Nom ga xe INGREDIENTS 1 lb (500 g) pearl onions or small boiling (pickling) onions, peeled 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white […]