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Different Types of Vietnamese Cold Cuts

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Did you know? The world-famous "banh mi" of Vietnam (or Vietnamese sandwiches) has another name that is pretty popular among locals - "banh mi cha lua". That suffices to say how important "cha lua" is in the making of "banh mi". This article will give you a full reveal of not only the powerful "cha lua" but also the bountiful varieties of "cha" (Vi...
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Guest — Tina Gill
Make sure to ask for extra of these in your banh mi!
Friday, 10 January 2020 20:54
Guest — Aidan
I absolutely love cha chien and cha luckly my Vietnamese friend introduced me to them. Now I always go scouting for them ... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:22

A Guide to Vietnamese Herbs

With a diversity of food in the Vietnamese cuisines, many kinds of herbs usage are essential ingredients to making the Vietnamese foods more tasty and delicious. Noodle soups are often paired with many greens that bring out a better taste and fragrance. Some of them may be unusual because they are rarely seen or displayed in the Western markets. Ou...
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Guest — Jenn H
My tour guide took me to try pennyworth drink on tour and it was very refreshing. I would recommend this herb as a drink.
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:55
Guest — Peachy
All good Vietnamese dishes have some herbs, and there is a plate full of them to choose from too. Eating in Vietnam is truly a ple... Read More
Friday, 29 November 2019 00:05
Guest — Kimberly Jayson
Amazing, didn't know that there were so many
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:33

Try These Types of Vietnamese Noodles

There are numerous types of Vietnamese noodles that are distinguished by their size, shape, texture, and the ingredients that they are served with. Below is the list of types of Vietnamese noodles that you should not miss out in order to experience the food diversity of this country.Join i Love Food Tour to explore the best of Vietnamese noodles!Bu...
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Guest — Violet
I've tried all on this list except for banh tam bi
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:46
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Friday, 11 October 2019 23:00

Vietnamese Fruits You Should Try When in Vietnam

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One of the great delights when visiting any tropical country like Vietnam is that you get to try and taste different exotic fruits. As usual, travelers will stay with the common fruits, but it would be adventurous to explore some of the more unusual Vietnamese fruits.More than half of the Vietnamese fruit comes from the Mekong Delta, hence the dist...
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Mangosteen and sapodilla are completely delicious. Green guava tastes kind of like wood. The pomelos are great and varied- some sw... Read More
Friday, 08 May 2020 13:16
Guest — I'm Vietnamese
Nice info ( Btw I'm Vietnamese )
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 11:08
Guest — Robert
the mangosteen is very good
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:11

Hoc Mon District in Ho Chi Minh City

Hoc Mon is a tranquil village-style district, but there are a lot of amusement parks, sightseeing, religious sites and historical sites to relieve your stress as well as acquire some historical knowledge.Map of Hoc Mon District's Attractions:Hoc Mon District OverviewHoc Mon District is a suburban district in the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, adjac...
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20 MUST-TRY Vietnamese Foods Before You Die

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Are you a foodie enthusiast? Do you love and appreciate the specialty dishes that many countries have to offer? Do you often find yourself drooling to the aroma of steaming hot food, much like the feeling of smelling freshly brewed coffee in the morning?Like a lot of countries, Vietnam is no different when it comes to food and specialty dishes.&nbs...
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Does your company offer a customized food tour of these foods? I just sent you an email, can you provide a quote? Thank you.... Read More
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:21
Guest — Yuna
This will make a very interesting list to tick off when I'm visiting Vietnam next month ... Read More
Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:59
Guest — Abby Johns
Pho should be at the top of the list :P Thank you for the suggestions
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:28

District 11 in Ho Chi Minh City

Among many districts making up the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City, District 11 is only second to District 5 in terms of the number of Chinese residing in the city. The culture of the Chinese community in District 11 plays a big part in the locals' daily life. Like other districts in the area, there is no sign to welcome you to the little Chinat...
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Guest — Jenny Young
Is this near the airport? If it is, I can make a quick trip during my layover at the airport
Friday, 10 January 2020 21:30
Guest — Alesha
Giac Vien pagoda is peaceful, but a bit out of the city center
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:47

District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City

District 6 is another part of Cho Lon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City. Find out in this guide the fun thing you can discover in the district.Map of District 6's Attractions:District 6 OverviewLocated in the southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, District 6 shares borders with Tan Phu District, Binh Tan District, District 11, District 5, and District 8. ...
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Guest — Deborah
Is District 6 Chinatown?
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:15
Guest — Lin
I love Ho Chi Minh Chinatown & Binh Tay market I can find lots of dried foods to buy home as souvenirs... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:54

Binh Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City

Other than those who live here, arguably, most locals know very little about Binh Tan District besides the fact that it houses Aeon Mall Binh Tan, one of the popular shopping centers in Ho Chi Minh City, and the West Station (Ben Xe Mien Tay), a major bus station to the west of the city connecting to provinces in the Mekong Delta. Binh Tan is the d...
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District 12 in Ho Chi Minh City

When coming to District 12, you can see the contrast between the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, like District 1 and District 3, and a peaceful area. Unlike the other destinations in Ho Chi Minh City, this area mainly attracts tourists thanks to its outdoor activities, which can be hard to find in other crowded districts. Map of District 12's Attra...
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Wow so many districts in Saigon, but this district seems far out of town
Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:59
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District 10 in Ho Chi Minh City

As a district near the city center, District 10’s economics is growing, but the lifestyle of locals is still the same. Join us in finding out what to do, what to see, and where to eat in this district.Map of District 10's Attractions:District 10 OverviewThe land which is now named District 10 was a deserted place between two big cities in Southern ...
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Guest — Kye
Went through here on a food tour. Lots of options and very crowded. Great to see the more local side of Saigon.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:30
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Go Vap District in Ho Chi Minh City

Each district of Ho Chi Minh City its a different charm. As for Go Vap District, it has been reputed as a vibrant area with continuous housing and business development for those who seek investment opportunities.Map of Go Vap District's Attractions:Go Vap District OverviewGo Vap District has been highly urbanized since the 1980s and now it is still...
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Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:04
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Tan Phu District in Ho Chi Minh City

If you want to have more local experiences in Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Phu District is a place where you could actually encounter how Saigonese work, shop, and live daily. Moreover, this district could attract you with many appetizing cheap street foods and interesting attractions.Map of Tan Phu District's Attractions:Tan Phu District OverviewTan...
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Guest — Amira
Isn't the airport located in this district?
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:54
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District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City

To the east of Ho Chi Minh City is another outskirt district, connecting the city with the provinces in the north and east. Learn more about this district - District 9 - in our guide and discover the fun activities you can enjoy here.Map of District 9's Attractions:District 9 OverviewDistrict 9 was an outskirt of Thu Duc District in the past, and s...
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Thu Duc District in Ho Chi Minh City

Thu Duc District is a gateway situated in the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The district is mostly known for its college town, and it is often associated with the dynamic area of universities and the ideal environment for students. There are many special things about this suburban district making it a new developmental growth of the city.Map of Th...
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Guest — Kevin Mart
there's not much to do in thu duc besides going to the malls. The food and drinks here are cheap, though
Friday, 10 January 2020 17:26
Guest — Edie
Thu Duc is far from the city center. I had booked an airbnb here, but it was so far from everything else! The transport cost was h... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:00

Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City

Tan Binh District has one of the biggest Vietnam international airports, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, welcoming most overseas travelers and give them the first impression about Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City. Therefore, there are plenty of interesting things to do and eat, such as traditional cuisine and recreational activities. This district ...
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I love this market at pham van hai, it's near my hotel
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:48
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Phu Nhuan District in Ho Chi Minh City

What is the quickest getaway from Ho Chi Minh City’s Center? Come to Phu Nhuan District, only 10 minutes away, and you can experience and learn more about the daily life of locals as well as try different cuisine they have to offer. It is a central district, but you can still find it less hustling but no less exciting than District 1.Map of Phu Nhu...
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I love visiting here with friends at night. A lot of nice restaurants and drinking places, both local and international chains. If... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:35
Guest — Elise
I used to live at the Phan Xich Long area, it was quite nice with many restaurants and "nhau" places around the 2 sides of the riv... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:39

District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City

Chinatown is always fascinating to travelers with its cuisine and its colorful lights at night. District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, a part of Chinatown, won’t disappoint you with a lot of delicious foods and shopping centers.Map of District 5's Attractions:District 5 OverviewDistrict 5 has been a part of Cho Lon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City since C...
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Do you conduct tour about District 5? I sent you an email please help to check. We are a family of 5 wanting to tour in March.... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:25
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District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City

To locals, District 1 and District 7 are for fancy entertainment and activities, while areas like District 2 used to be a place with little to do. However, things are changing, and many people, both locals and foreign nationals are moving to the district looking for luxurious foods and entertainment.Map of District 2's Attractions:District 2 Overvi...
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District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City

Located next to District 1 - the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, District 4 is a crowded district where you can easily observe the ordinary daily lives of Vietnamese locals. It is also an ideal destination for food-lovers as there is a wide variety of tasty street foods and several wonderful eating streets in District 4.Map of District 4's Attractions:D...
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