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.
Life in the maze-like alleys around Ho Thi Ky Street in Saigon serves up some culinary delights.
Street food, controversy and a road called Nguyen Van Chiem.
The streetfood concept from three different regions of the country served up in a restaurant setting has proved popular for years. So, how well is it executed? Our mystery diner visits one of its main proponents — Ngon Villa.
Everybody loves a donut, well, most of the time. Edward Dalton hits Hanoi’s Old Quarter and chats to the dealers of these doughy delights. He also finds himself on the end of some sticky feedback.
Hanoi-based writer Edward Dalton lets us in on his sweet little secret, his love for hoa qua dam.