When most people hear the term “vegan,” they immediately think of hippies eating nothing but tasteless raw vegetables. That is not the case when it comes to Vietnamese vegan foods at all or—do an chay. Most Vietnamese who are vegans, whether completely or just on special days, are so for religious reasons. Before continuing on, […]
Before the dominance of conventional agriculture, food was grown using natural fertilizers and could be considered primarily organic; this method came to be known as traditional agriculture. Conventional agriculture, which involves techniques using certain non-organic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides, gained a strong foothold due to the claim of higher crop yields at lower costs […]
The hot, lazy days of summer are in full swing and social calendars are heating up – BBQs, hotpots, picnics … How do you add some refreshing and healthy Vietnamese flavors to your parties? Spring roll it it UP! Also known as “goi cuon”, spring rolls have always been somewhat understated, often overshadow by her […]
What do you know about Vietnamese noodle soup. Pho? That’s a good start, newbie. Now, let’s get to the stuff the real pros eat: Vietnamese Bún.
Have you ever devoured the delicious broth from a hot vit lon (an egg with a duck fetus inside)? If you haven’t, you definitely should because it is delicious! Even though some of you may think I’m completely nuts, I am not ashamed to say that this is one of my favorite snacks ever. I […]
I’m a travel fanatic and I love to read (and daydream) about where to go next. Perhaps I can be like Anthony Bourdain and travel to Hoi An? Or be like Andrew Zimmer and live life on the edge. As someone always looking for a new experience, I found a new way to travel in […]
Anthony Bourdain returns to “his favorite place on Earth,” Vietnam, on the upcoming No Reservation episode on Monday, March 29. During his last visit, he seriously considered moving to Vietnam. This time, Anthony Bourdain is taking his show to Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
We all know Vietnamese coffee is the “bestest”, but where and how people enjoy it is another whole different story.
By Guest Blogger: Quynh Vo, a Public Health Sciences graduate of University of California Irvine. Quynh loves cooking and sharing her knowledge about different cuisines. Every country has at least one signature dish that is recognizable by many. Anything from pad thai to Spanish paella to Indian curry, signature dishes are exemplary of a country’s […]