Street Food Tag

Street markets in foreign countries provide a rare and authentic glimpse into the culture and the habits of the local people. As you stand there are observe this labored – yet strikingly simple – display, you realize that you are standing in their everyday. For a few minutes, you can take part in the local customs, dine on local fare, and witness the daily life of people in a foreign place....

Bánh Mì is the undisputed king of street food. This sandwich combines quintessential French fare, such as baguettes, mayonnaise, and pâté, with Vietnamese ingredients such as Do Chua (pickled carrot & radish), cilantro (coriander), cucumber, ginger, and fish sauce. This sandwich is ubiquitous on the streets of Vietnam....

  Pho, in all of its glorious forms, has shed its humble beginnings and become a mainstay in kitchens the word over. Born in the practical kitchens of Hanoi and refined in the cosmopolitan restaurants of Saigon, the soup is both simple—and complex. Its flavors draw on Vietnamese, Chinese, and French influences. Not surprising considering Vietnam’s long history of colonial occupation. Pho is the embodiment of the competing culinary influences that have swept through Vietnam. And like Vietnam, it will continue to...




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