Bread served up in a frying pan with pate, egg and tomato sauce is all the rage in Hanoi. Huyen Tran gets with the bug. Photos by Julie Vola

Want to snack out on the most local of local street food? Head to the alleys, says Vi Pham. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Ca Com Minh Duc. Photo by Charles Von Presley 

In a city where design and concept have taken over the restaurant scene, sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics. Vi Pham visits one of Saigon’s best-known and most often criticised rice restaurants. Photos by Charles Von Presley

 Ha Cao Chien Hang Bo. Photo by Trung Del

Fried, Chinese-style dumplings anyone? Huyen Tran checks out probably the best-known ha cao eatery in town. Photos by Trung Del

Hanoians like to snack. And when it comes to their favourite bites, banh gio, a savoury, pyramidlike dumpling found all over the capital, sits top of the pile. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola

Natalia Martinez gets her hands messy in District 4’s Vinh Khanh Street. Fancy some snails anyone? Photos by Kyle Phanroy


Vi Pham goes in search of one of Saigon’s most iconic street dishes, hu tieu. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

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