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Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

| November 18, 2009 | 3 Comments

Like espresso, Vietnamese coffee is deep and rich, and a little goes a long way. What makes it really stand out though is its incredible buttery aroma and flavor. Add a generous drizzle of sweetened condensed milk and you have a habit that will be hard to shake.

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Saigon Street Food

Saigon Street Food

| November 4, 2009 | 2 Comments

There is a good reason why even hardened eaters like Anthony Bourdain have fallen so in love with the cuisine of Vietnam. It’s fresh, vibrant, varied, and satisfying without feeling gluttonously heavy.

And, most often, it is cooked on the spot, right before your eyes, on the street, by someone who has been making that one particular dish over and over, for years, decades, quite possibly, generations.

Here are my top 3 street food hidden gems tucked away among the side streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Top 10 Tastes of 2007: It was a very meaty year.

Top 10 Tastes of 2007: It was a very meaty year.

| December 25, 2007 | 3 Comments

This is the second time that I have listed my top 10 tastes for a year. The flavor highlight of this year was a three-week trip to Vietnam at the beginning of the year. Truth be told, I could easily list at least 10 tastes I had there that rocked my world. But in order […]

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