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I can’t really remember when I first tasted pho in Vietnam. I imagine it was some time in 2009, during our first trip, and most likely in Saigon. Since that time, though, I have been infatuated with the concept of pho, most notably in eating as much pho as possible while in Vietnam. But, I have always been curious how to make pho.
Not many people can say that Dong Ha, Vietnam, is their second home. Nor can many people say that they have traveled to a city like Dong Ha five times. It is one of the most unique places that we have been to so many times. It is no surprise then that when were greeted back to Dong Ha we were invited to eat snake in Vietnam for the first time. Welcome to Dong Ha.
But I thought I had some knowledge on the topic. I understand the basics of pho and bun cha, and even know some food words in Vietnamese. The ingredients, and how to cook some of the most iconic Vietnamese foods, though, remained elusive. That is, until we attended a cooking class in Hanoi.
During one of our first trips to Vietnam, we decided to open a western restaurant in little Dong Ha, Vietnam. A dream of our good friends, Tam and Hai, who both wanted a Western owned restaurant in the town. We considered their request, sort of seriously. While at a restaurant in Hanoi with white paper […]
During our prior three visits to central Vietnam, I avoided much of the tourism focused on the Vietnam War history in Quang Tri. There is something strange, to me, about using the war as a tourist attraction. But, after seeing so much of the region, and spending a day with the Mines Advisory Group learning […]
There are certain things I simply love about Southeast Asia. Even with the diversity among the various countries, and even though we have not seen it all (Philippines, Borneo, East Timor), there are things that I noticed during our time in Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, and Bali, Indonesia, that reminded me of our past travels through […]