Life in the maze-like alleys around Ho Thi Ky Street in Saigon serves up some culinary delights.
Street food, controversy and a road called Nguyen Van Chiem.
The streetfood concept from three different regions of the country served up in a restaurant setting has proved popular for years. So, how well is it executed? Our mystery diner visits one of its main proponents — Ngon Villa.
Everybody loves a donut, well, most of the time. Edward Dalton hits Hanoi’s Old Quarter and chats to the dealers of these doughy delights. He also finds himself on the end of some sticky feedback.
Hanoi-based writer Edward Dalton lets us in on his sweet little secret, his love for hoa qua dam.
Food preparation, contaminated ingredients and local cuisine.
If there is one street dish that is well-and-truly Vietnamese, it’s banh cuon or steamed rice paper rolls.
Some streetfood dishes are tasty, while others are on another planet, such as mi quang. Words by Nick Ross. Photos by Zoe Osborne