Vietnamese coffee in all its sweet glory has always been a favorite of mine and when I am in Vietnam you can rest assure that I indulge freely in this simple pleasure. Coffee is everywhere in this country and the king of coffee is undeniably Trung Nguyen Coffee.
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I had my first Vietnamese vegetarian/vegan meal two years ago in Hue and I decided to start this new year with a pho chay. I found this pho place on the great gas.tron.o.my food blog and I am very thankful.
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Street food in Vietnam is pretty much everywhere since every inches of empty sidewalk is an excuse for delicious food. I have often seen these ladies making cookies on a portable charcoal stove and I finally tried it.
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In my mind Quan Thuy 94 Cu is just crab 94, a number that will forever resonate with one of the best meal I had in Vietnam. It was so good, I actually went twice just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming the first time.
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We started our day at Cho Binh Tay market right in the heart of the chinatown. The Cho Binh Tay market is not as touristy as the Ben Thanh market in the center. It’s really worth a visit if you want to see a real market without being yelled at every 2 seconds.
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I just love getting good food tips and I have to thank a great guy I met in a bar in Taiwan for recommending Kraze Burger. This guy worked in Korea for a while and his biggest coup de coeur was this burger place.
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We say in French: L’avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt (the future belongs to early risers) and if this is true, Vietnam will have a very bright future. If you wake up early in Ho Chi Minh, you could always do like the locals and head to Pho Hoa Pasteur for a good morning pho.
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My quest for great yakiniku has recently taken me just outside of Okayama City to Myondon yakiniku. The restaurant was recommended to my wife and we finally made it to Setocho which is more than an hour drive from where I live in Kurashiki.
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I recently read an article in La Presse about Westvleteren beer which has the reputation of being one of the hardest to find beer in the world and I just had to find a bottle.
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The Chinese food restaurants and counters 551 Horai or go go ichi are closely associated in my mind with the pleasure of visiting Osaka or the Kansai area. It’s pretty much a given, if I go to Osaka, I eat a 551 nikuman, but somehow I had never eaten at their flagship store in the Ebisubashi shopping arcade which is the extension of the famous Shinsaibashi-Suji.
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When my wife suggested Nene Goose, I googled it and realized that I have driven about 10 times in front of Nene Goose Cafe without ever noticing it, I guess I was busy looking over at Lake Kojima and I just didn’t pay any attention.
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Kasaoka is the place your drive through between Fukuyama and Kurashiki, but since I work there once a week, I decided to explore a little.
The city is split in two by route 2 and the rail road track and it has a nice access to the Inland Sea. I went for a walk in the old inland area one more time because I get a kick out of these old commercial streets. The shotengai in Kasaoka is really old, it could easily be the set of a pre-war movie.
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