Ca Com Minh Duc. Photo by Charles Von Presley 

In a city where design and concept have taken over the restaurant scene, sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics. Vi Pham visits one of Saigon’s best-known and most often criticised rice restaurants. Photos by Charles Von Presley

 Ha Cao Chien Hang Bo. Photo by Trung Del

Fried, Chinese-style dumplings anyone? Huyen Tran checks out probably the best-known ha cao eatery in town. Photos by Trung Del

Hanoians like to snack. And when it comes to their favourite bites, banh gio, a savoury, pyramidlike dumpling found all over the capital, sits top of the pile. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola

Natalia Martinez gets her hands messy in District 4’s Vinh Khanh Street. Fancy some snails anyone? Photos by Kyle Phanroy


Vi Pham goes in search of one of Saigon’s most iconic street dishes, hu tieu. Photos by Kyle Phanroy


A beef noodle dish that comes from the south but is popular in Hanoi? You’re joking, right? Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola

This month, Natalia Martinez ventures away from typical street fare to sample the Vietnamese turn on Thai coconut ice cream. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

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