Going to Vietnam without drinking their coffee is like going to Singapore without eating Laksa. You can definitely see coffee shops in every street corner and one can really see that the coffee culture in Vietnam is very strong. The standard Vietnamese coffee is black coffee mixed with sweet condensed milk. Their coffee is strong but because of the condensed milk, the acidity is subdued by the sweet condensed milk. We didn’t get tired of drinking their coffee anytime of the day and just sitting at their stools whether on the sidewalk or inside an upscaled coffee shop. Read more »
Bún Chả is one of the most popular Hanoi street food that one should not miss. There are lots of them in every street corner however a friend recommended us to go have Bún Chả in Hang Manh. The lady in our hotel also said that this is the best place to get Bún Chả.
What is Bún Chả? Bún means white rice noodles while Chả means grilled pork. So basically, it’s grilled barbequed pork patties with white rice noodles and herbs with vinaigrette (fish sauce, vinegar, sliced papaya, chili and lime.) The vinaigrette is a little bit sweet. Bun Cha is also paired with Nem Cua Be (spring rolls). Their spring rolls are made of crab meat, pork, egg white, noodles, mushrooms and carrots. Read more »
One time, when Karla, me and Arbet passed by J. Abad Santos, we saw this ‘carinderia’ looking joint where a lot of people were flocking. The context clues were the sign “Hong Kong Street Food” and customers flocking so these were the key things that got us curious.
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I am a simple gal and chocolates can make me happy.
There were 2 leading chocolate brands in Krakow: Krakowska Manufaktura Czekolady (Krakow Chocolate Factory) and E. Wedel’s Czekolady. I’ll also show you some that I found while I was wandering around Krakow.
1.Krakowska Manufaktura Czekolady
31-009 Kraków, ul. Szewska 7
First on my list was to find the Chocolate Factory. It was my last day in Krakow and felt hopeless that I could’t find the Chocolate Factory then suddenly, while I was wandering the streets at the Main Square, I finally found it! I immediately went inside. I felt like Charlie when he entered Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
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Bicol Express (PHP 250 per order)
A friend of ours introduced us to the owners of a recently opened restaurant (around February 2014) called Silly Labuyo – a play of words of a Filipino term Sili Labuyo / Bird’s Eye Chili. Hearing the words Sili Labuyo, would already give you a hint of what one can expect if this will become a restaurant name. It was a small joint around the commercial area called Greenfield District in Mandaluyong. The restaurant is just along Shaw Boulevard, literally just opposite Shangri-la Mall. Read more »