Jesse Meadows

Jesse Meadows

Like many expats before her, staff writer Jesse Meadows stopped in Hanoi on a backpacking trip in early 2015 and just hasn’t managed to leave yet. A compulsive documentarian with a case of incessant curiosity, she loves buying one-way tickets, photographing dance parties and writing stories on the bus. 

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 08:18

Banh Troi Tau

It’s winter and you’re in search of some sugar, something sweet to give you some energy. What could be better than banh troi tau? Words by Jesse Meadows. Photos by Vu Bao Khanh

Thursday, 18 February 2016 05:52


Judging by their internet presence, you’d think Salmonoid was the work of an established restaurateur, with years of experience crafting culinary brands. “Homing like a salmon,” says their website; a motto with a more literal interpretation than I’d expected. Because it’s not some flashy commercial enterprise after all, but rather, a family passion project.

Monday, 15 February 2016 10:19

Ninh Hiep Fabric Village

Known for its fabric market, Ninh Hiep also has a long tradition of weaving and medicinal herbs. Jesse Meadows makes the 20km trip out to this small village in Gia Lam

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 07:58

Up the Pole

Up to Pole. Photo by Julie Vola

Fancy learning to pole dance, anyone?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:51

Hanoi Day Tripper: The Church in Ba Vi

A former French-built hillstation, the villas of Ba Vi have long-since been consumed by the jungle. Jesse Meadows goes in search of one of the area’s best-known landmarks — the church

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