bun mang ga da nang

Bun Mang Ga Da Nang 1.0

Bun Mang Ga is a dish that I don’t eat often enough, and I’m reminded of that fact every time I do eat it, because it’s delicious. Bun Mang Ga This dish is made from three awesome things: bún (noodles), măng (young bamboo) and gà (chicken). It’s a great breakfast food since it’s Read more…

Cafe Sua Nong

I’m a huge fan of Vietnamese coffee. It’s strong and bold, and the super-sweet condensed milk is the perfect foil to the deep, roasty coffee flavor. On a hot day, I love a nice ice-cold ‘cafe sua da’ (coffee with milk on ice), but on those chilly, rainy season days, sometimes I just have Read more…

Lau Nuong Henry

Yes, you’re reading that correctly; the name of this local BBQ joint is actually Lau Nuong Henry. But despite not having a very authentic-sounding name, good ‘ol Henry serves up some pretty tasty food. In the ever-more-popular-by-the-day ‘hot pot and grill’ restaurant genre, it’s a bit difficult to stand out. Read more…

Cao Lau Da Nang – with a twist

Cao lau is traditionally a Hoi An dish. Legend has it that true cao lau must use noodles made from the water of a specific well in Hoi An; I’m going to just assume that not EVERYONE in Hoi An is using water from this well, so it seems unfair that cao lau Da Nang shouldn’t receive equal consideration. Cao lau noodles Read more…

Vietnamese Eating Culture

Before you hit the streets, here’s a quick overview of Vietnamese eating culture: Three Vietnams Vietnamese food is extremely varied. It’s helpful to think of the country as three Vietnams; just as there are distinct northern, central and southern accents, there are clear regional differences in flavor. You have salty Read more…