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Uncle Ho Tuckshop – For The Love Of Bun Cha

“I want to eat bun cha!” And that was how my friend brought me to Uncle Ho Tuckshop, lol. Ever since visiting Hanoi and eating possibly the best bun cha in the world at Bun Cha Huong Lien (Obama made this place famous :-P), I have been constantly craving for it. Until one day, I […]

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Quan Co Ba @ Sim Lim Square Food Court

Authentic Vietnamese Food In The Rochor Area We discovered Quan Co Ba at the Broadway food court at Sim Lim Square basement some years back when we had to come here on a few occasions to pick up stuffs that we had ordered online. And it has now become my go-to place for good, authentic […]

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My Banh Mi Singapore – Bringing you a taste of Saigon

Couple of months ago, a new banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) place popped up in the CBD, right at Tanjong Pagar Centre. Really glad to see that as I love Vietnamese food a lot. Probably even more after I visited Hanoi last year. ? Banh mi and pho are my kind of soul food. ? So there’s […]

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Hanoi Food Guide – 22 Must Try Foods in Hanoi, Vietnam

My latest trip to Hanoi had been a fantastic experience. Probably because it was my first time in Vietnam. There were so many new things to discover & learn about as well as new eating places to explore and new & unfamiliar food to try. Vietnamese food has always been one of my favourite cuisines […]

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Big Bowl at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi – Having our last bowl of pho before leaving

Can’t believe this will be the last post of my Hanoi food-venture. Really felt like I had been in Hanoi for a long, long time. And I just couldn’t believe how much we had eaten while there because there were so many new stuffs to try. Amazing! We headed to Noi Bai International Airport to […]

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Little Vietnam in Old Quarter, Hanoi – Comforting home-cooked food and the cutest pugs

On our last night in Hanoi, we decided to have dinner at Little Vietnam that was located very near to our hotel. In fact, we walked past it everyday when we were headed towards the main shopping/eating areas of the Old Quarter. And every time I would just stop for a minute or two to […]

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Mien Luon Dong Thinh – Have You Eaten Fried Eel Before?

John wanted to have supper at this fried eel shop that was packed with many locals. Must be pretty good as business was so brisk. But I was a bit hesitant because I’ve never been a huge fan of eels – not because of the way it looks (or resembles the snake) but I just […]

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What to buy from Lotte Mart Hanoi at Lotte Center? Here are 15 food-related items.

As I hadn’t come across a huge supermarket or hypermarket in the Old Quarter, I thought I would just stop by Lotte Mart at Lotte Center Hanoi when on the way back from the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Lotte Center Hanoi 54 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh Hanoi, Vietnam From the museum, we took a taxi […]

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Cha Ca Thang Long – Vietnamese Pan-Fried Turmeric Fish with Lots of Dill

Cha Ca is a very unique dish in Hanoi that consists of boneless fish chunks marinated in turmeric and then stir fried with fresh dill and spring onions. The original restaurant/creator of Cha Ca is said to be located on Cha Ca street which is obviously named after the dish. It was on my list […]

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Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su – Overrated and overpriced pho but the quay is delicious

This pho restaurant that was located very near to our hotel was always packed with customers. In fact, it was probably one of the very few restaurants in the Old Quarter that would have queues of people everyday. Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su 10 Ly Quoc Su Street Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Vietnam Tel: +84 4 […]

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Pho Bac Hai on 22 Hang Bo Street, Hanoi

Found this place on TripAdvisor when I was looking for banh xeo so the moment we spotted the eatery on Hang Bo Street, we were very excited that we could finally have some savoury Vietnamese pancakes for breakfast as we were famished. The lady boss welcomed us with a big smile and eagerly gestured towards […]

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Banh Bao Luong Van Can – Vietnamese Steamed Bun with Quail Eggs

We were on our way to Hang Bo Street to look for banh xeo and as we walked down Luong Van Can Street, we spotted several stalls that were selling steamed buns or banh bao. We stopped by one of them to check it out. Banh Bao Luong Van Can Luong Van Can Street Hoan […]

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Com Suon Nuong – Where There’s Smoke, There’s Grilled Pork

Where there is smoke, there is grilled pork. This is indeed very true for Hanoi. It’s so easy to spot a restaurant that serves grilled pork (for example, bun cha) – you’ll either catch a whiff of BBQ or see smoke on the streets. And that was how we discovered this place. Com Suon Nuong […]

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Banh Cuon Phu Ly – A Different Way to Enjoy Rice Noodle Rolls

After having the banh cuon at Banh Cuon Gia Truyen which really resembled chee cheong fun, we tried to look out for other banh cuon stalls in Hanoi during our trip. Banh cuon isn’t as common as pho or banh mi so we were very happy to stumble upon Banh Cuon Phu Ly while exploring […]

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Xoi Yen – Best Sticky Rice in Hanoi

Located at the corner of the same street as Cafe Giang is Xoi Yen, one of Hanoians’ favourite sticky rice restaurants. Xôi is basically a sweet or savoury glutinous rice dish that comes with various toppings of your choice. It is eaten as a main dish and is a popular breakfast item in Hanoi. Xoi […]

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Banh Xeo Zon – Fab place for crispy, savoury Vietnamese pancakes

After two failed attempts to find banh xeo, I was just thrilled to discover Banh Xeo Zon while exploring the eastern side of the Old Quarter (east of Hoan Kiem Lake) so even though Hubby and I had already eaten dinner beforehand, we still decided to go for a second round. #NonStopEatingWhileTravelling Banh Xeo Zon […]

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