Banh Mi – Vietnam’s History in a Baguette

You might be forgiven for thinking that Vietnam’s only national dish is pho (pronounced fuh not foe). After all, it’s served in almost every restaurant, has been exported to fancy food joints overseas, and there are thousands of recipes, from Aunty Tran’s family specialty to the braised beef joint at the end of the block. […]

Four Great Pho Joints in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Four Great Pho Joints in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) There are few Asian foods with identities as closely tied to their home country than Pho, the Vietnamese national dish made with rice noodles, meat, and broth seasoned with various types of herbs and spices. Not bad for a dish that only originated in the […]