One of the first restaurants in Tay Ho, according to Word, Don's is still one of the best. Words by Bennett Murray. Photos by Julie Vola

In the four months since its grand opening, Piu Piu has arrived in Saigon with such a splash upon the social scene, it’s hard to remember what we were doing before it found its feet.

Take one step through the door at Typograf Café and Restaurant and you know you’re in for something different.

Banh my is everywhere in Hanoi, but one eatery on Pho Hue serves the Vietnamese baguette the way it used to be made. Words by Tran Cam Thu. Photos by Julie Vola

Pho, the closest Vietnam has to a national dish, is now mainly found in off-street eateries. But look carefully, and you may be able to find it in the location from where it came — the streets. Words by Vi Pham. Photos by Sian Kavanagh

When it comes to good food, each of the team at Word has their little secrets, restaurants or streetfood joints they go to get a certain fix. Here's a selection.

(Photo by Theo Lowenstein)

As food concepts go, the humble sandwich is about as simple as it gets, and is enjoyed in various forms all over the world. Rosemary Kitchen and Sandwicherie is one of a growing number of Hanoi sandwich joints taking a step away from the locally revered banh mi in favour of sliced bread and more imaginative fillings.

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