Vietnam Tag

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....

Seashells, foreign currency, maps, tickets, a hand-drawn picture of myself. As we travel, we collect all sorts of things; memories, experiences, souvenirs, stories. Littered throughout my house are small reminders of the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and the places I have been fortunate enough to explore. Many of them have slowly started to blend into the background, no longer demanding my attention or forcing me to relive a moment. There is one that I haven’t been able...

  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...

Phạm Ngũ Lão Street : Backpacker's District : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam There was a night in Saigon, Vietnam when we sat on the street drinking beer in child sized plastic chairs. Both sides of the street were filled with people lined up facing each other. Just staring at each other, like a drunken, lazy version of Red Rover. The ultimate people watching. I was honestly waiting for someone to yell ‘charge’ and both sides of the street to lunge...




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