Crab Omelette Recipe — Weekend Eggs

2019-08-14T13:48:29+07:00By |

This crab omelette recipe makes for a great weekend eggs dish that's perfect if you’re just back from an early morning shop at the fish markets, armed with fresh crab. It’s decadent, a little sweet, a little spicy, and very, very moreish. Crab Omelette Recipe — Weekend Eggs, Asia Series I thought I'd opt for a crab [...]

Footpath Feasting: Vietnam Eating Tips from a Local Expert

2018-11-26T15:08:22+07:00By |

Planning a holiday in Vietnam with food a high priority? Who better to consult for Vietnam eating trips than a local expert, the kind we go to for recommendations when we head back to Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City resident, writer, and street food tour operator, Barbara Adam. As long as we've been travelling – and long before we started [...]

Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An in Central Vietnam

2019-06-06T14:28:44+07:00By |

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 — so mysterious and seductive that we stayed three months to [...]

Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

2018-10-25T11:17:34+07:00By |

“Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me…” blares at life-threatening volume from a people-carrier that has stopped outside the restaurant we've just sat down in. It's a rather incongruous aural assault in this quiet lane that is home to our favourite local noodle shop in Hoi An, in Central Vietnam. This modern people mover, filled to [...]

Enjoying the Campsie Food Festival, Sydney

2019-01-29T13:23:47+07:00By |

If further proof than Haymarket's Chinatown or ‘Little Asia’ was needed to attest to Sydney’s multiculturalism and reign as an ethnic foodie capital, Campsie Food Festival offered it. I hadn’t been to Campsie in many years and when I was last there it was for a long lunch at the family home of a Sicilian friend. [...]

Victoria Street Richmond – Melbourne’s Little Saigon and Phở Capital

2019-07-06T12:35:19+07:00By |

Victoria Street Richmond is Melbourne's Little Saigon, a must-do for foodies visiting the Victorian capital in Australia — especially for lovers of Vietnamese food and other Asian cuisines, and particularly for fans of the legendary Vietnamese soup, phở. Victoria Street Richmond — Melbourne’s Little Saigon Victoria Street Richmond is just a few kilometres east of Melbourne’s city [...]

Learning About Lao Cuisine on a Market Walk in Luang Prabang

2015-08-14T13:13:45+07:00By |

It’s safe to say that Lao cuisine is not known very well outside Southeast Asia — unlike Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. Lao food hasn’t reached the level of popularity — and ubiquity — that other Southeast Asian cuisines have in the West. Laos cuisine has stayed as mysterious as the country itself — which is exactly why [...]

Footpath Feasting: From Pho to Thit Bo Kho in Saigon

2019-01-29T16:46:16+07:00By |

When Lara first suggested the idea of a side trip to Saigon from Bangkok, my thoughts immediately turned to food, to Vietnamese food, and specifically to pho bo (or more correctly, phở bò). Soon after arriving, I'd be salivating at the words thit bo kho (thịt bò khô). You see, when I first moved to Sydney [...]

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