Peering past new coats of paint, Maureen Littlejohn heads to Quang An in Tay Ho to get a look at a transformed neighbourhood’s first steps. Photos by David Harris

Excerpt from the Mi Quang Song, Danang

Food songs in Vietnam are amusing and tend to go viral. But the latest ode to street food, The Mi Quang Song, is probably the most hysterical and unusual yet.

...and other practical advice for attending weddings in Vietnam. ‘Tis the wedding season after all. Words by Evan Hudson. Photos by Nick Ross

With draft beer suddenly becoming the drink of choice in Vietnam’s big cities, Nick Ross organises a pub crawl with some of the key players in the local beer industry. Here’s what happened. Photos by Glen Riley

Over the month-long fast of Ramadan, life takes on a certain rhythm for those who observe. Words by Ed Weinberg, photos by Kyle Phanroy

I’ve been known to ‘wing it’ from time to time, but even this one had me scratching my head a bit. Do we make this a typical “who’s got the best wings?” write-up, or do we make it a little bit more competitive — and nationalistic? Nothing like national pride to get tongues wagging.

Monosodium glutamate is used extensively in Vietnamese cuisine. But is it really all that bad for you? Words by Nick Ross

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