Excellent smoked fish and a colourful variety of salads and sides. Order at the counter and if you’re eating in, move to the courtyard dining area, be aware that seating is limited and your options include a vintage ironing board and rusted stools. Read more
Ah fine dining. It’s my most expensive vice, reserved for special occasions, this time it’s for a belated Valentines (yes I celebrate Valentines and yes I realise it’s now June please don’t remind me of the ridiculous backlog of posts I need to make, just please) Read more
Look no further, we’ve found your next casual hangout. Healthy, delicious, reasonably priced Japanese with lovely service. Read more
Hanoi Kids are an agency that provide free* tours. The tour guides are actually students learning English and want to practise speaking it, so in their spare time, they give tours of their city. Read more
Yat Lok BBQ is home to some fantastic Cantonese fare. Credit goes to Anthony Bourdain for this restaurant recommendation.
Here’s a tip: if you don’t know how to express a joke in a language, don’t utter it. One of a few things could go down and your taxi driver might take you for your word.
The very lovely folks from The Choc Pot invited Ash and I to try their menu. How could we say no to chocolate and waffles?
Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, often billed as one of the must-see sights of Vietnam. The most popular way to experience the bay is by booking a tour with the many cruises available. Read more
Sadhana Kitchen only serve food that is raw, vegan and organic. I visited Sadhana Kitchen a while back when they were located next to a yoga centre, and the ingredients used were supplemented by an on-site garden. Read more
I was thrilled to be invited by Lisa of Bao Town PR to a bao tasting. Bao (pronounced like ‘bow’) are snack-sized steamed buns of Chinese origin that can contain any kind of savoury or sweet filling. Read more