Tag: Vietnamese cuisine

[Recipe] Vietnamese Affair at Home – Vegan Banh Mi

After my trip to Vietnam this summer, I had fallen in love with the banh mi! A local told me that Vietnamese can have banh mi any time throughout the day, either as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even late night snacks. Vietnamese descends makes up the majority of the Asians here, in Montreal, and I couldn't wait to try out this vegan banh mi recipe developed by a friend of mine from school, and she's a registered dietitian, so you can count on her ;)  

[HCM] A Legendary – The Lunch Lady

A trip to Ho Chi Minh city isn't complete without a visit to the Lunch Lady! The food stall is located a bit out on the East, where there's no tourist attractions but I told my mother that I had to go, otherwise I'll leave with regrets. I'm glad that mom approved too! It's a fave of both the locals (more) and tourists. What's so special about the Lunch Lady? The menu changes daily! Yes... 7 days a week, 7 types of noodles!

[HCM] Banh Mi Crawl in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)

Do not tell people that you've been to Vietnam if you did not have, at least one, banh mi! "Bánh mì" means bread in Vietnamese, but people used it to refer the banh mi sandwich, which the fillings varies from places to places. The baguettes are normally 3/4 foot long. They're sliced from the side, filled with assorted meats, such as luncheon meats or grilled pork patties, pâté, and finished with Vietnamese pickles, cucumbers, coriander, and choice of chili sauce or chili. Now the question, where to get banh mi in Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh city)?

[HA] A Foodie Tour in the Enchanted Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An is a beautiful city located in the Central Vietnam. Moreover, the Hoi An Ancient Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient town is situated a long the Thu Bon River, which allowed a lot of Chinese and Japanese brought goods to Vietnam for business. They left an incredible legacy, such as Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and ancient warehouses, which bestowed the town a touch of various cultures. As Hoi An used to be a cultural melting pot, it reflected on their cuisines as well.

[HK] Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant (芽莊越式料理)

Nha Trang is one of my top restaurants in Hong Kong. It is always a must-visit as soon as I arrived. The reasons are because it is close to where my brother lives, and Vietnamese foods are light for dinner. Also, so far I can't find a decent Vietnamese restaurant in Kaohsiung nor Montreal yet! [caption id="attachment_143" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Saigon Ga Xe Phay (西貢牙車快)[/caption] This is definitely a must-order! According on their menu, it is a popular dish in Saigon. It is composed of finely cut red and green cabbage, shredded pickled radish, fresh bean sprouts, tossed with tender shredded chicken, sprinkled with fried garlic chips and crushed peanuts in a light fish sauce (nuoc nam) vinaigrette. Finally, it is garnished with  fried prawn crackers and diced cucumbers.