Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sweet fermented rice (cơm rượu)

Sweet fermented rice (cơm rượu)

Sweet fermented rice (cơm rượu) I didn’t try the rice pudding, or maybe I did, I can’t remember! When I heard about the rice pudding as dessert, my reaction was quite strange – Dessert from rice? Then I suddenly recall that we also have something sweet from rice, I wouldn’t call it dessert but it’s

Breakfast in Ha Giang

Breakfast in Ha Giang

This is an ode to a breakfast noodle house I visited in Ha Giang, the provincial capital of Vietnam’s northernmost frontier. Ever since I ate there, in late September 2014, the experience has been echoing inside me. The noodle house is a small, family-run business, specializing in bánh cuốn (steamed rice flour rolls), a favourite

Vietnamese Raw Fish Salad

Vietnamese Raw Fish Salad)

Food File: Goi Ca Mai (Vietnamese Raw Fish Salad) One of the local specialties of Vung Tau, an hour’s ferry ride from Ho Chi Minh City, is a Vietnamese raw fish salad called gỏi cá mai. Darling Man doesn’t know the English word for cá mai but I think this small fish is called whitebait

Pha Din Pass, Vietnam travel

Pha Din Pass Mountain

As not so far from Hanoi, only about 32 kilometers long to reach Dien Bien province, visitors in Vietnam tourism have to pass Pha Din pass, known as the longest pass in Vietnam. Accompanied by local legend, Pha Din Pass is the place where the sky meets the earth, so it is considered as the

Peace at Jun Village

Peace at Jun Village

Our stay at Jun Village on the banks of Lak Lake was a refreshing experience of a humble Montagnard village without the creature comforts of a city rat.. The homestay was organised thru the reception office for the Lak Resort, we simply turned up & requested the stay, the price was fixed at $8 USD