A Longer Lizard Tale

Our lizard mission began with an innocuous question to another traveling parent as we settled into our sleeper carriage on the north-bound train from Ho Chi Minh City. The.

7 years ago

A Lizard Tale (With Recipe)

“Lizard curry,” Darling Man announces, seemingly apropos of nothing. I snigger. We are in Bookafe in Quy Nhon, a seaside town on Vietnam’s south-central coast. We have been talking.

7 years ago

Food File: Nhum Nuong (Barbecued Sea Urchin)

We settle into the tiny plastic chairs at the only restaurant in Nhon Hai, a picturesque fishing village just outside of Quy Nhon on Vietnam’s central coast. The restaurant.

7 years ago

Food File: Suon Kho

It’s time to share a secret with you, a dirty little secret that will potentially expose me as a picky eater. I don’t eat beef. I haven’t eaten beef.

7 years ago

Food File: Banh Kep Xoi Cam

Vivid purple leaps out at me as I sit in the bus that is taking us home to Ho Chi Minh City from our amazing Mekong Delta wedding. From.

7 years ago

Food File: Banh Beo

Bánh bèo is a dish from central Vietnam that’s still enormously popular in the former capital of Hue. Traditionally it’s a small steamed rice cake topped with dried prawn and.

7 years ago

Food File: Bun Chao Tom Cha Gio

To understand the sublime beauty of bún chạo tôm chả giò, you first have to meet the ingredients. Dear readers, meet chạo tôm. Chạo tôm is usually translated as.

7 years ago

Banh Canh Cha Ca (Noodle Soup With Fish Cake)

Bánh canh chả cá is a noodle soup with thick slippery round noodles and slices of fish cake. It was one of our regular cheap and cheerful dinners when Miss M.

7 years ago