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

It seems everyone wants a piece of Vietnamese cuisine these days

Four expert judges battled lunchtime traffic, salad cravings and meat sweats to taste 10 burgers in two days. David Mann delivers the verdicts on who’s dishing up the best beef burgers in Hanoi. Photos by Julie Vola

In July, the American coffee behemoth upped the stakes on its bid to conquer the Vietnamese market — but will it pay off? David Mann gets the word on Starbucks’ move into the capital. Photos by David Harris

Peering past new coats of paint, Maureen Littlejohn heads to Quang An in Tay Ho to get a look at a transformed neighbourhood’s first steps. Photos by David Harris

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