This is the third post in an overseas trip to Hanoi, Vietnam.
So when I first knew that I was going to Hanoi, my first reaction was to ask one of my Vietnamese friends where to go eat in Hanoi. She gave me a few recommendations, but one that stood out and that I managed to try (in my very short time there) was Xôi Yến, a sticky rice restaurant. Continue reading
This is the second post in an overseas trip to Hanoi, Vietnam.
My last day in Hanoi, I had an early afternoon flight so it meant that we would be checking out early in the morning. Rather than stay in for the hotel breakfast, I decided to take a trip to the Old Quarter for some banh mi. I had heard a lot about Banh Mi 25 so I already had a place in mind. Continue reading
This is the first post in an overseas trip to Hanoi, Vietnam.
My first trip to Hanoi was over 5 years ago. It was like a trip of firsts. First trip since I found my job, first time to Indochina, first time I got scammed (yes and right when I landed in Hanoi, got scammed by the taxi driver to pay an “additional” toll of USD17).
That said, Hanoi was also where I started my backpacking trips around Asia and where I met many friends whom I still keep in contact with. More on that later. Continue reading
Located next to its sister eatery Nam Nam, Comnam puts its focus on rice dishes, particularly the use of broken rice. The concept is almost the same as Nam Nam – a nice range of Vietnamese inspired rice dishes, together with decent lunch sets. Continue reading
Lunch date with F on Thursday, so decided to give the entertainment app another go and suggested that we visit Longtail Asian Brasserie since it was near her building and we could just walk over in a couple of minutes. At first I thought that it would be crowded since I knew that its sister restaurant, Sabai was a popular lunch place, so I made sure to make a reservation. However, when we walked in on Friday noon, it was almost empty. Wow. So much for making a reservation. Continue reading
Met G for weekday lunch and she suggested that we go to Nam Nam. Wow, my first blog post 2.0! So of course, being the dutiful blogger (as I’m trying now), couldn’t go for my usual set lunch. Continue reading
I once met a Vietnamese friend for lunch and while trying to decide where to eat at Raffles City, I asked her whether Nam Nam was authentic Vietnamese food. She wrinkled her nose and said no. Continue reading