Edible Art. Photo by Julie Vola

Can you create a dish that is a work of art? That’s the challenge we gave to seven chefs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Here’s what they produced. Words by Siân Kavanagh. Photos by Kyle Phanroy and Julie Vola

The Best Pizza in Hanoi. Photo by Julie Vola

If there’s a western dish loved in Vietnam as much as it is everywhere else, it’s pizza. The ultimate comfort food, our judges spend two days trekking around the capital to find which restaurants serve up the best pizza in Hanoi. Words by Jesse Meadows and Noey Neumark. Photos by Julie Vola

Natalia Martinez loves her on-the-street seafood. So much, in fact, that she’s written about her favourite snack food not once but twice. Photos by Francis Xavier

Sick-day recipes. Photo by Julie Vola

Honey and lemon with a dram of whiskey; camomile tea; home made cough remedies. The list of western DIY cures goes on. But what happens when you’re sick in Vietnam? Vu Ha Kim Vy and Huyen Tran come up with eight recipes to keep you in good health. Photos by Julie Vola and Francis Xavier.

Armed with an unquenchable thirst for answering philosophical conundrums, Noey Neumark and Dara O Foghlu set off across the capital, fighting typhoons and falling trees in search of the holy grail of watering holes. Photos by Julie Vola

La Fiesta’s fish tacos. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Faced with a tough choice, and four times the recommended daily allowance of meats, Owen Salisbury grits and grinds through the best taco options this city has to offer. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

It’s been a long two years since the last edition, as Francis Xavier heads back to the Vietnamese Pastry Cup to see what Vietnam’s best pâtissiers have been cooking

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