Saigoneer | Eat & Drink https://saigoneer.com/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:08:30 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) [Video] Japanese Competitive Eater Visits Vietnam, Eats 15 Bánh Xèo in One Sitting http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/13107-video-japanese-competitive-eater-visits-vietnam,-eats-15-bánh-xèo-in-one-sitting

Yuka Kinoshita loves a good food challenge.

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luca@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:31:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/13107-video-japanese-competitive-eater-visits-vietnam,-eats-15-bánh-xèo-in-one-sitting
Tokyo Restaurant Dishes Out Insect Ramen http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/9780-tokyo-restaurant-dishes-out-insect-ramen

Saigon's recent In-N-Out pop-up has nothing on a ramen restaurant in Tokyo which served up an unorthodox version of the popular dish last Sunday.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:25:10 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/9780-tokyo-restaurant-dishes-out-insect-ramen
Meet the Owner of Hanoi’s Secret Cafe http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8925-meet-the-owner-of-hanoi’s-secret-cafe

Vietnam has long been a coffee-drinking country, but over the last few years a growing number of enthusiasts have started to take the brew very seriously.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:00:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8925-meet-the-owner-of-hanoi’s-secret-cafe
Hanoi Launches Mobile Testing Labs to Promote Food Safety http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8541-hanoi-launches-mobile-testing-labs-to-promote-food-safety1

Hanoi recently launched three mobile food testing labs in an effort to reassure consumers and promote food safety.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brian Letwin.) Thu, 17 Nov 2016 03:39:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8541-hanoi-launches-mobile-testing-labs-to-promote-food-safety1
Funky History: The Romans Made Fish Sauce, Too http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8380-funky-history-the-romans-made-fish-sauce,-too

Nước mắm holds a hallowed place in Vietnamese cuisine. In all its forms, it is a staple, found in kitchens and on tables throughout the country. But while fish sauce is often considered Vietnam’s – and even Southeast Asia’s – most coveted condiment, the Roman Empire also had its own version of the stuff.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:42:49 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8380-funky-history-the-romans-made-fish-sauce,-too
Thanh Nien Issues Public Apology for Fish Sauce Articles, Vinastas Under Investigation http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8360-thanh-nien-issues-public-apology-for-fish-sauce-articles,-vinastas-under-investigation

Both the Vietnam Standards and Consumers Association (Vinastas) and Thanh Nien newspaper have publicly apologized after a string of articles published by the latter claimed many brands of local fish sauce were tainted by arsenic.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:57:31 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8360-thanh-nien-issues-public-apology-for-fish-sauce-articles,-vinastas-under-investigation
International Pop-Up Restaurant to Open This Week in Saigon http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8355-international-pop-up-restaurant-to-open-this-week-in-saigon

When James Sharman starts talking about the last three weeks, he gets a little wide-eyed. His hands animate each story, hovering above the table. Between sips of coffee, he launches into tales of squid fishing and mountain villages and cooking with middle-aged women in Hoi An. If you didn’t know any better, you’d peg the Englishman for just another traveler passing through Southeast Asia.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Dana Filek-Gibson.) Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:32:34 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8355-international-pop-up-restaurant-to-open-this-week-in-saigon
[Video] What Asia Eats: Bizarre Food Fads From Across the Continent http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8251-video-what-asia-eats-bizarre-food-fads-from-across-the-continent

In kitchens and on tables across the continent, Asia serves up some pretty unique grub.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:50:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8251-video-what-asia-eats-bizarre-food-fads-from-across-the-continent
Vietnamese Fish Sauce Producer Enters the Thai Market, Aims for Regional Domination http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8189-vietnamese-fish-sauce-producer-enters-the-thai-market,-aims-for-regional-domination

Last week, Masan, one of Vietnam’s largest private-sector firms, made a bold move by launching its fish sauce in Thailand, a market traditionally dominated by homegrown brands.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 06 Oct 2016 03:21:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8189-vietnamese-fish-sauce-producer-enters-the-thai-market,-aims-for-regional-domination
[Video] How Obama’s Bún Chả Dinner Came to Be http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8100-video-how-obama’s-bún-chả-dinner-came-to-be

When Obama visited Hanoi last May, he made a number of positive developments during his trip: lifted a 50-year-old arms embargo, witnessed the signing of a US$11.3 billion business deal, heralded the beginnings of a Fulbright University in Vietnam and generally won the hearts of the Vietnamese people.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:47:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8100-video-how-obama’s-bún-chả-dinner-came-to-be
How Farming Technology Could Improve the Quality of Vietnamese Produce http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8080-how-farming-technology-could-improve-the-quality-of-vietnamese-produce

As farmers struggle to keep up with demand for fresh produce in Vietnam, safe and effective farming technologies may be the answer.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:42:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/8080-how-farming-technology-could-improve-the-quality-of-vietnamese-produce
McDonald's Faces Stagnant Growth in Vietnam As Local Fast Food Fad Cools Down http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7953-mcdonald-s-faces-stagnant-growth-in-vietnam-as-local-fast-food-fad-cools-down

Back in 2014, during its first month in Vietnam, McDonald’s seemed set for success, as its first location in Saigon managed to attract some 400,000 curious patrons to sample its American dishes.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Lee Starnes.) Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:30:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7953-mcdonald-s-faces-stagnant-growth-in-vietnam-as-local-fast-food-fad-cools-down
Ice Cream Wars: Japan's Frozen Treat Makers Take on European Firms in Southeast Asia Market http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7786-ice-cream-wars-japan-s-frozen-treat-makers-take-on-european-firms-in-southeast-asia-market

Southeast Asia’s dessert market is getting some healthy competition as Japanese companies join the fray, hoping to take a piece of the pie from their European counterparts.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:16:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7786-ice-cream-wars-japan-s-frozen-treat-makers-take-on-european-firms-in-southeast-asia-market
[Photos] A Midnight Romp Through Saigon’s Wholesale Seafood Market http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7689-photos-a-midnight-romp-through-saigon’s-wholesale-seafood-market

Around midnight, as most Saigoneers are heading off to bed, District 8’s Binh Dien is the place to be if you’re in search of seafood.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:30:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7689-photos-a-midnight-romp-through-saigon’s-wholesale-seafood-market
Officials Attempt to Trademark Bún Bò Huế http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7654-officials-attempt-to-trademark-bún-bò-huế

Officials in Thua Thien-Hue province are causing quite a stir after attempting to enact a regulation that would place trademark restrictions on the province’s signature soup, bún bò Huế.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Tue, 09 Aug 2016 03:51:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7654-officials-attempt-to-trademark-bún-bò-huế
Spice up Your Morning Phở With These Herbs http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7531-spice-up-your-morning-phở-with-these-herbs

In the wonderful world of Vietnamese soups, everyone has their preferred set of spices.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:44:17 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7531-spice-up-your-morning-phở-with-these-herbs
Vinamilk Goes Organic http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7369-vinamilk-goes-organic

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy producer, is going organic.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7369-vinamilk-goes-organic
Vietnamese Cafes Take on Global Giants, Emerge Victorious http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7316-vietnamese-cafes-take-on-global-giants,-emerge-victorious

When Starbucks first opened its doors in Vietnam in 2013, a slight panic was in the air. From abroad, news outlets wondered whether the global coffee giant could adapt to Vietnam's unique coffee culture; at home, alarmists worried about being taken out by a bigger, stronger outfit, while larger local coffee moguls like Trung Nguyen remained unfazed.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:07:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7316-vietnamese-cafes-take-on-global-giants,-emerge-victorious
Vietnamese Cocoa Receives Fine Flavor Recognition http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7083-vietnamese-cocoa-receives-fine-flavor-recognition

Vietnam officially earned a fancy new title this week at the 2016 World Cocoa Conference.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 25 May 2016 05:21:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7083-vietnamese-cocoa-receives-fine-flavor-recognition
Why MSG Isn't Actually Bad for You http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7047-why-msg-isn-t-actually-bad-for-you

For decades, much of the western world has been skeptical of monosodium glutamate (MSG), better known as Ajinomoto to Vietnamese. However, as research has suggested time and again, there is actually nothing to fear when it comes to this magical, umami-filled flavor enhancer.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 19 May 2016 04:03:10 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/7047-why-msg-isn-t-actually-bad-for-you
This Vietnamese-Australian Is Raking in $19m a Year Serving Vietnamese Food http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6555-this-vietnamese-australian-is-raking-in-$19m-a-year-serving-vietnamese-food

When Vietnamese-Australian Bao Hoang opened the very first branch of Rolld, a store specializing in street food-inspired Vietnamese cuisine, the former physiotherapist had high hopes for his newest business venture.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:47:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6555-this-vietnamese-australian-is-raking-in-$19m-a-year-serving-vietnamese-food
[Photos] Yangon's Must-Have Street Snacks http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6371-photos-yangon-s-must-have-street-snacks

Like any major city, Yangon borrows from Myanmar's many ethnic groups, not to mention its neighbors, to create a mosaic of the country's cuisine.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:28:03 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6371-photos-yangon-s-must-have-street-snacks
[Photos/Video] As Tet Approaches, Vietnam's Braised Fish Village Goes Online http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6281-as-tet-approaches,-vietnam-s-braised-fish-village-goes-online

In the lead-up to Vietnam's new year celebration, it is time to remember that which is most important during the holiday season: food.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:38:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6281-as-tet-approaches,-vietnam-s-braised-fish-village-goes-online
Hanoi's Communist Cafe Chain Comes to Saigon http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6234-hanoi-s-communist-cafe-chain-comes-to-saigon

Set foot inside the newly opened southern branch of Cong Caphe and you'll instantly feel like a giant. The endless array of tchotchke lining its concrete walls and wooden shelves – transistor radios, chipped tin cups and a forest worth of vintage books – shrink the retro space. Above the crowded bar and main cafe area, a creaky wooden loft houses low-rise folding chairs, their seat cushions covered in a bright, '70s-style floral pattern, and each distressed wooden table looks like it's been around since the war era.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Brian Letwin.) Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:42:17 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6234-hanoi-s-communist-cafe-chain-comes-to-saigon
Da Nang's Taiwanese Taco Shop Is out of This World http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6196-da-nang-s-taiwanese-taco-shop-is-out-of-this-world

It's fair to be skeptical of Mexican food in a country like Vietnam. Despite the best efforts of chefs across the country, tacos in Southeast Asia can often wind up being oceans away – both literally and figuratively – from the real thing.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:53:27 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6196-da-nang-s-taiwanese-taco-shop-is-out-of-this-world
[Photos] Here Are 12 of Thailand's Tastiest Noodle Soups http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6188-photos-here-are-12-of-thailand-s-tastiest-noodle-soups

We all know about , phở, bún, bánh canh, hủ tiếu, miến, cao lâu and a plethora of other Vietnamese noodles, but Thailand is equally famous for its scores of noodle-based dishes.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:00:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6188-photos-here-are-12-of-thailand-s-tastiest-noodle-soups
Starbucks' Da Lat Coffee Now Available in Vietnam http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6081-starbucks-da-lat-coffee-now-available-in-vietnam

As of January 4, Starbucks stores in Vietnam now sell Da Lat coffee.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:45:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/6081-starbucks-da-lat-coffee-now-available-in-vietnam
This D5 Restaurant Serves Up 7 Bowls Of Noodles For 49k http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5408-this-d5-restaurant-serves-up-7-bowls-of-noodles-for-49k

Sometimes choice can be overwhelming. Do you go with the phở or the hủ tiếu? The bún chả or the bánh canh? For all the good food Vietnam has to offer, eating requires far too many decisions in this country.

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dang@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:30:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5408-this-d5-restaurant-serves-up-7-bowls-of-noodles-for-49k
Phở Is Vietnam’s Best Dish: Business Insider http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5355-phở-is-vietnam’s-best-dish-business-insider

Perhaps in an effort to balance its more serious content, American publication Business Insider has taken to producing Buzzfeed-style lists (yes, we’re all guilty of this). Stemming from a Quora thread in which users singled out the most iconic foods from their countries, the online magazine ran with the topic and created their own list called “The best thing to eat in 50 countries around the world”.

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dang@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 29 Sep 2015 04:42:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5355-phở-is-vietnam’s-best-dish-business-insider
[Infographics] 6 Of Vietnam's Most Dangerous Foods http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5322-6-of-vietnam-s-most-dangerous-foods

From duck fetus to pork intestines, food is nothing short of an adventure in Vietnam. But if you're not careful, it can be more of an adventure than you bargained for, depending on what and where you eat.

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dang@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 23 Sep 2015 06:07:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5322-6-of-vietnam-s-most-dangerous-foods
[Video] Kinh Do Makes Mooncake Sexy In New TV Commercial http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5311-kinh-do-makes-mooncake-sexy-in-new-tv-commercial

Love 'em or hate 'em, mooncakes are one of Vietnam's most visually attractive holiday treats. Featuring beautiful, intricate designs and packed with a range of both sweet and savory flavors, there's a lot that goes into mooncake perfection.

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dang@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:33:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/5311-kinh-do-makes-mooncake-sexy-in-new-tv-commercial
Weekly Voucher Giveaways Presented by Slapdish And Saigoneer http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/3698-weekly-voucher-giveaways-presented-by-slapdish-and-saigoneer

Saigoneer has teamed up with Slapdish to provide our users with free food and drinks at some of Saigon’s most popular restaurants. This week features American-style burgers from Chuck’s, cocktails at Shine, Tex-Mex favorites at La Fiesta and ginormous Black Cat burgers. We're working on adding some Vietnamese flavor for next weeks' deals so keep an eye out for those.

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brian.letwin@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:45:45 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/3698-weekly-voucher-giveaways-presented-by-slapdish-and-saigoneer
The Hidden Gems of Binh Tay Market http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/3157-the-hidden-gems-of-bi-nh-ta-y-market

Among the busy streets of District 6, Binh Tay, Cho Lon’s central market, sits in all its hectic glory.

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brian.letwin@gmail.com (Lee Starnes.) Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:49:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/3157-the-hidden-gems-of-bi-nh-ta-y-market
[Video] How To Cook: Rau Câu Khuôn (Jello Cake) http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/2564-video-how-to-cook-rau-cau-khuon-jello-cake

While rau câu khuôn is typically served in individual pieces, in the shape of flowers or animals, it can also be served as a cake wherein triangular slices are cut and served. But over at Hellen’s Recipes, the YouTube sensation takes the common desert to the next level with her ornate flower rau câu khuôn masterpiece. 

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brian.letwin@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:54:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/eat-drink/2564-video-how-to-cook-rau-cau-khuon-jello-cake