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Banh Mi Op La Recipe — Hoi An Style Banh Mi with Omelette

Banh Mi Op La Recipe — Hoi An Style Banh Mi with Omelette

This Banh Mi Op La recipe, which is essentially a banh mi or Vietnamese sandwich with omelette, is a great breakfast or brunch dish combining the Southeast Asian classic breakfast of grilled pork with the addition of an omelette all wrapped up in a baguette....
Hoi An Chilli Sauce – The Illustrious Ot Tuong Trieu Phat

Hoi An Chilli Sauce – The Illustrious Ot Tuong Trieu Phat

Hoi An chilli sauce or Hội An tương ớt is an indispensable condiment in Central Vietnam‘s UNESCO World Heritage listed town, used on Hoi An specialties, from the charming port’s legendary cao lau noodles to its famous banh mi Vietnamese sandwich. Hoi An Chilli Sauce – The Illustrious Hoi...
Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, you can consult guidebooks, travel blogs or TripAdvisor. But unless the advice is from a local expert it’s probably not going to be very helpful – unlike this new book of insightful Vietnam travel tips by Saigon insiders. I first...
Backyard Travel Saigon Tour Giveaway Winner Announced

Backyard Travel Saigon Tour Giveaway Winner Announced

We’re finally announcing the winner of the Backyard Travel Saigon Tour Giveaway – the winner and a friend will get to do what the boys above are doing and slurp some noodles on the street on the cuisine and culture-themed Insiders Saigon: Cuisine, Architecture and the Arts Tour....
Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An, Vietnam

Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An, Vietnam

In Vietnam’s historic riverside town of Hoi An, a noodle dish steeped in legend offers unique flavours and textures that only a rich culinary heritage and hours of preparation can produce. The ubiquitous dish, cao lau, is the essence of Hoi An in a bowl —...
Dreaming of Dancing Boats, a Sunset Timelapse in Hoi An

Dreaming of Dancing Boats, a Sunset Timelapse in Hoi An

I know we’ve told you before, but we really love Hoi An on Vietnam‘s central coast. And now we’re dreaming of dancing boats after I put together this sunset timelapse in Hoi An that I shot when we were living there last year for three...
Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

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