Eating around Vietnam

Fresh ingredients and simplicity are the key to Vietnamese food; from stuffed steamed rice pancakes to beef noodle soup to barbecued pork skewers cooked over an open barbecue in the side streets. No matter where you go, it’s these small nuggets of deliciousness that make travelling and eating in Vietnam so memorable.

freshness of Vietnamese cuisine and local markets, ho chi minh city, vientam

Many Vietnamese will shop twice a day, purchasing only the freshest ingredients

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Eating out in Yogyakarta, Java

Thanks to the stunning temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, Yogyakarta has seen a big rise in tourism over the years and is now second, only to Bali as a tourist destination in Indonesia. With this influx of visitors comes a greater choice of dining options. The establishments below are favourites from our time in ‘Jogja’ and are ‘must-visits’ on your journey in Java.

Bu Ageng (Warung Masakan Omah) Jl. Tirtodipuran 13, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta

A selection of classic Javanese food at Bu Agung, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Our tasting dishes at Bu Ageng included white rice, beef tongue, shrimp and corn fritters, sambal, smoked freshwater catfish, and Nasi Campur (a rice dish with various items).

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