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Hanoi Travel Guide – 20 Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

Just when I thought I had summed up my Hanoi travel series with my last Hanoi Food Guide post, I realised I had forgotten to roll out this Hanoi Travel Guide in which I would be sharing 20 Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam. I was in Hanoi for one week and it was more […]

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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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Tous Les Jours Bakery @ Vincom Mega Mall Royal City – Best Breads I Had Eaten In A Long While

While it was a pity that we didn’t get to enjoy the recreational facilities at Vincom Mega Mall Royal City because of the maintenance work and renovations, it wasn’t a wasted trip either because if we hadn’t been there, we wouldn’t have discovered this amazing bakery. I love bread. Nothing else excites me as much […]

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Vincom Mega Mall Royal City – Asia’s largest underground retail & entertainment complex

Came across Vincom Mega Mall Royal City while reading the news so we decided to come here on our second last day to check this place out. VMMRC is about 7km southwest of the Old Quarter. The taxi ride (booked via GrabTaxi) from our hotel to here cost 80,000 VND (SGD5). Vincom Mega Mall Royal […]

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Joma Bakery Cafe – Overpriced & mediocre baked goods but nice chill-out place

It seemed as though we had been in Hanoi for a long time, so much so that we didn’t know what else to do or where else to go. And there wouldn’t be a better time than now to chill out in a cafe and at the same time, plan our itinerary for Bangkok which […]

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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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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – Featuring the Culture and Heritage of 54 Different Ethnic Groups

Of all the places of interest I had visited so far in Hanoi, I would say the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is one of the most interesting. We spent a good couple of hours here because the museum collection is impressively extensive so set aside time as there’ll be lots to explore. Vietnam Museum of […]

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Temple of Literature – Dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars

Before I came to Hanoi, I had read up a lot about its places of interest and the Temple of Literature (entrance fee of 30,000 VND/person) was one of the must-visit attractions. Temple of Literature 58 Quoc Tu Giam Van Mieu, Dong Da Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +84 4 3747 6013 Also known as the Temple […]

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Bit Tet (Vietnamese Style Steak) & Full ‘English’ Breakfast @ Banh My Pho Co

Nope, not having banh mi this time. We were initially looking for a particular bit tet (steak) place as recommended by a fellow foodie but couldn’t find it at its original address anymore. Just as we were about to walk away from the area to find something new to eat, we stumbled upon Banh My […]

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Kem Caramen Duong Hoa – Sweet, Smooth & Silky Crème Caramel

Located on the same street as Bun Cha 34 is Kem Caramen Duong Hoa that has three outlets in Hanoi, located on 29 Hang Than Street, 33 Nguyen Khac Nhu Street and 101 C5 Tran Tu Binh Street. This dessert house is said to be one of the best places for crème caramel in town. […]

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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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Bia Hoi in Vietnam – Possibly the Cheapest Beer in the World

Bia Hoi is a type of draft beer that is very popular in Vietnam. It is freshly brewed on a daily basis with no added preservatives and is delivered to beer joints every day in steel barrels. In my earlier blog post [Hanoi Night Market – For bargain shopping, cheap booze & free entertainment], I […]

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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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