Category Archive: Footpath Feasting

Mar 01

Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide

Bia Hoi, Hanoi, Vietnam. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

Wine bars and gastro pubs have been popping up in cities right across Asia in recent years. But while microbrewery craft beers and obscure French organic biodynamic wines have been taking the region by storm, in Hanoi the bia hoi joint has never been so popular. Here’s our Hanoi bia hoi guide to help you. …

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Jan 28

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

Breakfast in a pho shop, Hanoi, Cambodia.

Slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local’s house, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or, eat American fast food at KFC or McDonalds… there’s an abundance of advice out there on how to eat like locals when you travel but which should you follow? It seems odd …

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Dec 15

Footpath Feasting: The Condiment Tray and DIY Seasoning

Condiments in Hoi An, Vietnam.

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been footpath feasting at a street food stall in South East Asia and overheard a conversation that went something like this: “This soup tastes bland.” “I agree. I don’t get it.” Yet at no point did either person reach for the condiment tray. In Asia, that ubiquitous …

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Dec 15

Footpath Feasting: How to Eat Safely in Cambodia

Market vendor in Battambang.

How to eat safely in Cambodia is a concern of many travellers heading here and is something we are asked about all the time by people planning a visit. Getting sick can ruin that once in a lifetime trip to Angkor Wat here in Siem Reap or the Killing Fields near Phnom Penh but it can ruin …

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May 31

Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

“Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me…” blares at life-threatening volume from a people-carrier that has stopped outside the restaurant we’re in. It’s a rather incongruous aural assault in this quiet lane that is home to our favourite local noodle shop in Hoi An. This modern people mover, filled to the brim with a well-to-do Vietnamese …

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