Com (=Rice) Ga (=Chicken) is, by definition, a very simple dish, but hey, very complex in taste! Each region has its own variation, and we wish we could try them all... In Hoi An, the rice is generally cooked in chicken stock with a dash of turmeric and served with shredded chicken that has been boiled … Continue reading Unbelievable Com Ga in Hoi An
At Madam Thu, we can indeed "taste Hue" and its very famous Banh Beo, a dish relatively similar to its cousin Banh Cuon. Banh Beo is a steamed rice flour cake with freshly chopped prawns/shrimps, served with a sweet fish sauce and chili. We ordered 10 pieces for two, reasonably priced at 48,000 Dong, but … Continue reading Banh Beo bites
Banh Mi Phuong is one of those places, which, despite its phenomenal success and fame, still serves amazing sandwiches for less than 1 dollar. When you arrive, don't be discouraged by the queue, as half of it is locals waiting for their take away Banh Mi. Squeeze past and it is most likely that a … Continue reading The best Banh Mi… ever?
We had arrived in Hue at the unholy hour of 6am. Once the imperial capital for the whole of Vietnam, we knew the food scene in this city was steeped in history. After an eventful 10 hour night bus from Ninh Binh, it's safe to say that breakfast was a necessity. We stumbled upon a … Continue reading A tasty breakfast in Hue
Hanoi is an absolute paradise for visiting food lovers, but what lunch dish is the biggest hit with locals? One overwhelming favourite is Bun Cha, which can be found all over the city, just follow your nose! The dish centres around grilled patties of seasoned pork, marinated and cooked over charcoal fires along with grilled … Continue reading Our little favourite…
We must admit, Banh Cuon is a full on dish and not just a starter, but it is so light (heavy in flavours, though!) that we had to have another dinner afterwards... 'Bánh cuốn' is a typical dish from Northern Vietnam - like we noticed for a lot of South East Asian food, it is very … Continue reading Banh Cuon, or the perfect starter
While Pho is undoubtedly the most notorious dish in Hanoi, the city has quite literally mountains of other noodles to enjoy. Today we were in search of Bún Bò, or ‘beef noodles’, a southern style dish that is widely popular in the capital. There is nothing fancy about Bun Bo Nam Bo, a street food … Continue reading Terrific Bún Bò, Hanoi