Food travel

One day, two great meals

One day, two great meals

When in a great city you can always find great food; Hanoi is one of those cities that has great food around just about every corner. You walk around until you spot something your want to eat (signs up every every where), you sit down […]

Some of the places we have been to in our travels

Some of the places we have been to in our travels

No food in this post, just informationWhen we traveled to Sapa   and we stayed at Chau Long Hotel  View Larger Map It was a beautiful hotel with good food but quite expensive compared to the places we normally stay at while in Vietnam. For […]

Village barbeque a flavour that is hard to reproduce

Village barbeque a flavour that is hard to reproduce

Family home As any serious barbeque person is concerned every step taken to barbeque something results in a different taste. When you find a technique that works you tend to stay with it as to change anything is to change the resulting taste. In Vietnam […]

The true North…strong and freezing

The true North…strong and freezing

Have been without internet connection (gasp) for a few days and I have a lot of updating to do but I thought I would first publish a entry about a place we went to last night in Hanoi; it is special as we have been […]

District 1 sights and food delights

District 1 sights and food delights

This is from the same day we went to the bakery I wrote about but I wanted to separate the day so here is some of the sights and food delights around District 1 and at a market in another district we visited.  The […]

Four weddings and no funerals

Four weddings and no funerals

  Part of trip is about family and hounoring the connections that are so important to Vietnamese culture. We came to Ho Chi Minh first this trip to attend a family wedding and to see the various extended family that remains very close even […]

Where Vietnam beats the McMeal

Where Vietnam beats the McMeal

Go anywhere at lunch time and you can find a small hole in the wall restaurant serving precooked dishes that are the ultimate in fast food. Quick and tasty is the trade mark of a busy small restaurant as to not meet that requirement is […]

Home business

Home business

Just about everywhere you travel here you see people making a living where they live rather than traveling to another place to conduct business. Home sometimes a small room at the back of a low profit business or a large fancy home behind a profitable […]

A simple family meal

A simple family meal

Amazing how the simple family meal in Vietnam can equal the best meal you can get in Vietnam. The food can be so much better sitting on the floor in a small dark family room in behind their road side business. It is nothing fancy […]

Revisiting another favorite eating spot down town

Revisiting another favorite eating spot down town

In district 1, the tourist area, we have a place that we found many years ago Nhu Lan bakery more info‎ 64 Hàm Nghi, Bến Thành, Quận 1   It is a bakery but a lot more as it has a full menu sit down restaurant […]