Seven Years A Dropout, An Anniversary Story

Seven years ago last week I was in the budget lockup, poring over the government’s financial statements alongside Australia’s top political and financial journalists. It was one of those.

2 years ago

Food File: Banh Da Cua Hai Phong (Crab Noodle Soup, Hai Phong-Style)

I am being bombarded with information about new Vietnamese dishes … and I’m in heaven. Well, most of the time I’m in heaven. It’s a bit hellish to have.

2 years ago

Food File: Cari Cua (Vietnamese Crab Curry)

Sometimes you stumble upon a dish so good that your powers of communication desert you. You’re left blurting out inane exclamations like “oh my God” and “this is so.

2 years ago

Mr Dat’s Duck Tacos, A Fusion Street Food Find

The strangest circumstances can lead you to great new food finds. Last week, the owner of Saigon Tacos emailed us to recommend a street food joint for our tours,.

2 years ago

The Lunch Lady

The Lunch Lady presides over Ho Chi Minh City’s most famous street food eatery, a little stall under a tree in a back street near the Saigon River. Tourists.

2 years ago

Everyday Adventures: Centipede Attack

My exotic dropout lifestyle is a pale shadow of its former self. I spend my nights lying in a darkened bedroom beside Miss M with the new baby swinging.

2 years ago

Food File: A Chow Down with Historic Links

The bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City’s, like those of big cities everywhere, draws people from around the country. They come seeking fame and fortune. But mostly fortune..

2 years ago

Hey, So We Are Alive

The baby is almost eight weeks old and we’ve been back in Vietnam for four weeks. So why no updates? Well, the baby, who began life as a sleeping.

2 years ago