Touring Chau Long Market Hanoi

Touring Chau Long Market Hanoi

Normally, in our digital nomad lives, I would never wander into a Vietnamese wet market a few days before Tet, the Vietnamese lunar new year celebration.  But, after joining our cooking class at the Hanoi Cooking Centre, we toured the nearby Chau Long market. ...
Learning How to Make Pho

Learning How to Make Pho

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...
Eating Snake in Vietnam

Eating Snake in Vietnam

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...
The Perfect Cooking Class in Hanoi

The Perfect Cooking Class in Hanoi

  After about a half dozen visits to Vietnam, and as many to Hanoi, I thought I was an expert on Vietnamese food.  Now, I know that Vietnamese food is complicated and multi-layered, and I knew that I was not, in fact, an expert on Vietnamese cuisine.  But I...
The Culture of Drinking in Vietnam – Part 2

The Culture of Drinking in Vietnam – Part 2

And, even more about the drinking customs in Vietnam. I do enjoy heading out to a bia hoi in Hanoi, and love some of the traditions that go along with serving in Vietnam, but my favorite part of the culture of beer drinking in Vietnam is toasting! Toasting Beer in...