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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Eating out in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular beach resort. The coastal city is the capital of the Khanh Hoa Province and boasts long sweeping beaches, coral reefs surrounding neighbouring islands, countless bars and restaurants along with some of the most well-preserved Cham Towers in Vietnam. Here are our Nha Trang favourites after a three week stay.

Lanterns 34/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat

Chicken Curry at Lanterns Restaurant, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

My favourite Chicken Curry in Vietnam – at Lanterns Restaurant

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