Food

Roasted bugs

Buggy snack

Buggy snack, Laos, Don Khong island

 

The major discussion during today was the name of these roasted bugs offered to us as a snack on a ferry from Don Khong island.  READ MORE »

Snake soup

Fancy feasting on some snake soup?

Fancy feasting on some snake soup? Laos, Don Khong island

 

Having visited an early morning market and passing by a Laotian house, I've had a conversation. Since my part is not so interesting, I'll present excerpts of my counterpart:

- "Snake good eat, like chicken, but better"  READ MORE »

Transparent food

Soft drink can made of transparent plastic with metal top

Soft drink can made of transparent plastic with metal top, Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Even if we are resting after three days tour all around temples of Angkor, it does not mean that there are no interesting things to discover, but on a smaller scale.  READ MORE »

Fruity encyclopaedia

Southeast Asia is a fruit paradise. There are often times when we drop by a small family owned stall on the street and ask for a fruit shake. They ask "which one", presenting a list of some 20 varieties.

Fruit varieties in Vietnam

Fruit varieties in Vietnam

It is difficult to choose, as half of it is unknown, and even with a known part there is a problem, since all of them are very tasty.  READ MORE »

Viet Nam street eat

Street restaurant at night, Da Lat, Vietnam

Street restaurant at night, Da Lat, Vietnam

We, representatives of Western culture, do not have a habit of eating food, prepared on the street.
There are a few exceptions, like fast food, or small snacks, but eating a full dinner on the street does not seem neither attractive, nor hygienic. So we usually head on to a restaurant or at least a cafe to please our tongues' taste receptors.  READ MORE »

Strawberry eats, forever

Strawberry season, Da Lat, Vietnam

Strawberry season, Da Lat, Vietnam

Though Dalat'ians do not eat cherries, they utilize strawberries fully. They not only eat it raw, but also make jam, wine, licquer, candy and whatnot.

Oh, and avocado ice cream is now officially our favourite.  READ MORE »

Italian coffee in Sapa

Fancy coffee cup, Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy coffee cup, Sapa, Vietnam

There is approximately 30% probability that you'll get one of those Italian style coffee cups in Vietnam.

The principle is simple - grinded coffee and hot water are placed in an upper chamber, from where the ready drink is slowly filtering its way through small holes to the cup below.
The upgraded versions have a bowl with hot water below the cup, so the coffee does not cool down in the process.

Despite a clunky description, it's very cozy to drink from such cups. And the coffee is usually good too, except that if you want to drink it with milk, they only have it condensed.  READ MORE »

Happy stomach — short post

Upcoming picnic on the beach of Nha Trang, Vietnam

Upcoming picnic on the beach of Nha Trang, Vietnam

A different Vietnam, at last!

Sun and seafood on the beach. One kilo of the lobster that is pictured, four people, happy stomachs, 9 EUR.  READ MORE »

Delicacies of Hue

Quick stopover in Hue City, Vietnam

Quick stopover in Hue City, Vietnam

While waiting for the shuttle to take us further to Central Vietnam, after sleepless night in the previous bus and two non-stop screaming girls, we discovered delicious Hue’s cuisine: ban bo – steamed rice-flour cake with ground shrimps (small round in the cups); nem lui – roll-em-yourself spring-roll kebabs with peanut sauce and great vegetables.  READ MORE »

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