Street food has the ability to take a type of cuisine and adapt it to the tastes and needs of the street. Sushi, for example.
Once described by Lonely Planet as the closest Vietnam has to a national dish, these days cha gio, or spring rolls, have taken a back seat. They’re still just as tasty, though.
Known in Singapore and Malaysia as carrot cake, the local version of this classic dish is one of the most underrated streetfood dishes in Saigon.
Thanks to the attentions of a certain former American president, one bun cha joint has got itself a reputation. So Billy Gray decided to try it out for himself.
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?
They are warm, soft and steamy and can be found the length and breadth of Vietnam. Emily Arnsten takes a look at what’s inside these fluffy little treasures.