...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
Mankind has known of the connecting nature of food for millennia. For thousands of years we have held lavish banquets in honour of our victories, and feasts marking the most important dates on our calendars. Food connects us to one another, and in doing so it connects us to moments of love, passion and joy. It could even be said that food is love made manifest.
If last year’s market entry of Starbucks can be viewed as a prototype, then by the time you read this piece there will have been extraordinary queues outside McDonald’s. Using the Drive-Thru model to enter the Vietnamese market, images of motorbike logjams trailing back down Saigon’s Dien Bien Phu come to mind.