Move Over Pho! Bun Bo Hue Is The Vietnamese Soup You Need To Know About.

Here’s the soup’s origin story, and a recipe below
Oct 15, 2014 9:00 am

The central Vietnamese city of Hue, once the capital of Vietnam and still known as the Imperial City, has a distinctive cuisine full of diminutive rolls, savory pancakes, dumplings, skewers and other snacky bites. Standing in contrast is the mighty Bun Bo Hue, a soup that starts with pork and beef bones, gets a kick from lemongrass, annatto and shrimp paste, and finishes the job with a tangle of herbs, a squeeze of lime and a few delicious add-ons like sliced brisket, crab balls and, in some cases, cubes of congealed pig’s blood. We dove deep into the dish's history, and found a recipe from of all places, Brooklyn.

What A Sommelier Thinks Of Vang Dalat, The Mighty Table Wine Of Vietnam

Taste testing Vietnamese wine with Robert Bohr
Jul 1, 2014 10:00 am

When journalist Laurie Woolever traveled to Hue, Vietnam, she drank exactly one glass of wine: a French rosé. French wine dominates the import market in Vietnam, with Chile and Australia close behind. But there are also about a dozen Vietnamese wine producers operating throughout the country, with Vang Dalat the best known. Woolever smuggled a bottle back and brought it to sommelier Robert Bohr to try out. Here's what went down.

Pho Real! 10 Reminders About Why We Love Traveling To Vietnam.

Rich food culture and endless noodle soup
Apr 2, 2014 1:00 pm

Over the past few years we’ve spent a lot of time covering Vietnam because, well, it’s one of our favorite places to visit in the world. We also have a thing for fragrant noodle soups, and pho is just about at the top of the list. With that, here are some of our favorite stories, recipes and travel dispatches. 

10 Iconic Dishes To Hunt For In Hue, Vietnam

Eating around Vietnam’s Imperial City
Apr 2, 2014 9:00 am

With such a rich history, Hue claims home to several distinctive dishes — from delicate creations created to please the appetites of Nguyen feudal lords, emperors (and their hundreds of wives) — to sausages with complex, explosive and satisfying flavors. Here are the dishes our contributor saw, and ate again and again, on a recent visit to Hue.

Vietnam: 20 Food And Drink Menu Items You Need To Know. And Seek Out!

Because you should book a trip today
Apr 3, 2013 12:03 pm

While traveling through Vietnam with chefs Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard sampled all sorts of interesting things freshly pickled and plucked. But English can be very limited and ordering at restaurants (if that’s what you call a tiny stand in the corner of a alley way) can be impossible. To help you out here’s a list of 20 food items you should know for your trip to Vietnam.

Listen How Bryan Caswell Was Blown Away By The Seafood Markets In Vietnam

Houston chef wasn't feeling fertilized duck eggs
Apr 1, 2013 3:01 pm

We just returned from Vietnam where we were traveling around the country with four chefs. One of those chefs was Bryan Caswell from Reef in Houston, who upon returning took to his radio show, Southbound Food, to talk about his experience in the country and how he wouldn’t even think about eating...

How To Eat A Bowl Of Pho Like You Know What You’re Doing

Vietnamese noodle soup, it’s what’s for breakfast
Mar 28, 2013 10:01 am

After traveling to Vietnam it's crucial that we share with you a little local knowledge about pho, a dish that is served primarily at breakfast time and remains a staple of the early rising Vietnamese population. Pho is like cereal, Pop Tarts, oatmeal and scrambled egg. It’s how you start the day. But there's a certain way to eat it.

Danang: Bowls Of Cau Lau And An Epic Meal At The End Of The Fish Sauce Trail

Traveling through Vietnam with four American chefs
Mar 13, 2013 10:31 am

The ultimate challenge for a chef is to cook in somebody else’s kitchen. “This is different,” San Francisco chef Stuart Brioza tells me, smiling while banging away at toasted coriander and cloves with the bottom of a bowl. 


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