Having the willpower and self-discipline to control your eating even when you emotionally don’t want to is paramount to not feeling like you are falling off the bandwagon during Tet.
The mighty doner kebab has been feeding hungry people in Hanoi since the turn of the century. But where it arrived from is unknown.
Who needs pho when you’ve got mi hoanh thanh?
Life in the maze-like alleys around Ho Thi Ky Street in Saigon serves up some culinary delights.
If I ever get around to writing my Vietnamese novel it will ooze with snippets about food. Foremost it will mention my most memorable sweet treat; hot sugarcane fished from a drum of steaming ginger syrup on a freezing night on a mountain track above Bac Me where, with a huddle of villagers, we squat around a fire and gnaw.
Most street food joints are aimed at everyone. But often you find places whose target customer is the thrifty student. Words by Edward Dalton. Photos by Teigue John Blokpoel
Renowned for its Thanh Oai smoked pork ribs, this smokehouse is said to be a meat lovers’ dream. Our Mystery Diner investigates. Photos by Sasha Arefieva
It’s cold and you need to warm up. So what better way to beat the winter chills than a dish of fermented pork sausage? Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Teigue John Blokpoel
A weird noodle dish from the Mekong Delta that mixes sweet and savoury, coconut sauce, pork and chilli, banh tam bi is a must try for anyone looking for something a little different. Words and photos by Zoe Osborne