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The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | The 10th Year Special: Cooking for the Biggest Steel Boat in Halong Bay

The 10th Year Special: Cooking for the Biggest Steel Boat in Halong Bay

Reinventing the wheel and encouraging himself further to become the head chef of Halong Bay’s largest steel boat, Chef Dao shows us where patience and perseverance can bring us to.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Hoi An sweet soup: Tasty desserts and more

Hoi An sweet soup: Tasty desserts and more

Dessert is to a meal what a dress is to a woman” - Béatrice Peltre. Hoi An desserts have enriched the beauty of the graceful town’s culinary heritage in that way

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Hoi An Market Voted as the World’s Best Food Paradise by Lonely Planet

Hoi An Market Voted as the World’s Best Food Paradise by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guidebook publisher, has recently honoured Hoi An market as one of the best food paradises in the world because of its unique and diversified culinary heritage of the charming ancient town.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | A Look at Hoi An’s Traditional Version of Spring Rolls

A Look at Hoi An’s Traditional Version of Spring Rolls

Rice papers, meat, vegetables, and herbs are key ingredients of spring rolls, which are a large variety of filled, rolled appetizers originated in Southeast Asia. In Hoi An, Tom Huu and Banh Cuon Thit Nuong are the most popular creative variants of spring rolls.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Hoi An Chicken Rice: Vietnamese or Chinese Dish?

Hoi An Chicken Rice: Vietnamese or Chinese Dish?

Known as the signature dish of Hoi An, Chicken Rice is also a favourite daily eat in Hainan (China), Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. The origin of Hoi An Chicken Rice is still a mystery but it is sure that it has an exceptional flavour that guests will crave for.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Rice Flour: The Timeless Art of Making Banh Xeo and Fried Wontons

Rice Flour: The Timeless Art of Making Banh Xeo and Fried Wontons

Rice flour is an essential ingredient for many types of cakes and other dishes. In Hoi An, Banh Xeo and Fried Wontons are two famous savory and healthy signature foods made from the local people’s skillful use of rice flour, vegetables and herbs combined together.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Street Food: An Insight Into Saigon Life

Street Food: An Insight Into Saigon Life

Saigon represents a true culinary legend and street food that is actually the soul of this city.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Winter Culinary Treats in Hanoi

Winter Culinary Treats in Hanoi

Featuring the most sophisticated and unique art of cooking in the North of Vietnam that has gone through thousands of years, Hanoi’s cuisine represents special gastronomical culture that surely will delight and warm up minds and hearts of any travellers for this winter visit to the charming capital

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Cao Lau and My Quang: The Ingenious Variations of Noodle Dishes

Cao Lau and My Quang: The Ingenious Variations of Noodle Dishes

Since Hoi An was a major port for trading and transportation, which used to be the home to foreign traders in the past, the graceful and historic city has its own culinary heritage influenced by hints of Chinese, French, and Japanese styles with interesting food variations.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Top Ten Must-Try Specialties in Halong Bay

Top Ten Must-Try Specialties in Halong Bay

Ha Long Bay, the natural heritage recognized by UNESCO, offers not only extraordinary natural landscape and seascape but also spectacular cuisine for an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Vietnamese Noodle Dishes

A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Vietnamese Noodle Dishes

Often, tourists find themselves a bit embarrassed in street food restaurants with, in front of them a mouth watering bowl full of noodles, as they have no idea on how to eat it properly. Below is a short guide on how to eat them noodles while staying glamorous.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | How to Eat Cha Ca Hanoian Style

How to Eat Cha Ca Hanoian Style

This famous meal made out of both grilled and lightly fried river fish and rice noodles has been invented many years ago in Hanoi and is nowadays a must try dish when visiting Vietnam’s capital city.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | It's All About the Spring Rolls

It's All About the Spring Rolls

Vietnam is known for its delicious variations of spring and summer rolls which are called Nem. The Iron Chef from Ngon Villa restaurant, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tung, together with Ms. Hai Yen share their knowledge about this famous and appreciated dish.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Paradise Vietnam Group Announces Grand Opening of Home Hoi An Restaurant

Paradise Vietnam Group Announces Grand Opening of Home Hoi An Restaurant

The new authentic Vietnamese cuisine restaurant serving all day dining will provide another Home for visitors in the picturesque town of Hoi An.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Les Âromes Festival to Showcase Renowned International Chefs in Hanoi

Les Âromes Festival to Showcase Renowned International Chefs in Hanoi

For the 10th anniversary of food and wine, Hanoi will host over seven well-known celebrity chefs from all over the world in a much awaited culinary show running from the 10th of October to the 23rd of November.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | The Best Mastered Vietnamese Dessert

The Best Mastered Vietnamese Dessert

Vietnamese dishes have looks and tastes that are pretty far from what could be found in the western cuisine. It has its own unique flavors and signature. However, where we see a real cultural difference is by having a glance at local desserts which don’t look and taste nearly to anything that tourists have ever tried.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | The Secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine

The Secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most popular in the world’s culinary map. Sophisticated processing, spectacular flavor and unique eating habits make culinary highlights of the North, Central and South Vietnam.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

A specialty here in Vietnam is to prepare coffee with eggs and serve it sweet. A culinary invention that has conquered tourists as well as locals.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Hanoi's Only Chocolate Buffet Haven

Hanoi's Only Chocolate Buffet Haven

Ever dreamed of a buffet where all kinds of bonbons, pastries, and cakes are made out of chocolate? This dream has come true in Hanoi, a long time ago actually, where a huge amount of 100% homemade chocolate variations are just waiting for visitors to devour them.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Spotlight: How to Prepare Your Own Pho

Spotlight: How to Prepare Your Own Pho

Travelling to Vietnam inevitably involves tasting one of the most famous national dish: Pho. Although it can be purchased in every street corner, no Pho will taste the same as every restaurant and local family have their own secret recipe to make their Pho tastier than any other.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Top Exotic Vietnamese Fruits

Top Exotic Vietnamese Fruits

Practically everyone knows how a pineapple or a watermelon look like even if these fruits do not grow in their country. But what are the exotic fruits that can be found in Vietnam?

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Discovering Hanoi Through Street Food

Discovering Hanoi Through Street Food

There are plenty of delicious smells and unknown tastes that are just at the corner waiting to be discovered. However, sometimes they hide well and can make people struggle in order to find them. Hopefully, a bunch of Hanoian street food discovery tours are set up for travelers not to miss a single Vietnamese delicacy.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Bun Bo Hue Trademark has Been Registered for Protection

Bun Bo Hue Trademark has Been Registered for Protection

After the People's Committee of Thua Thien - Hue Province promulgated the regulation on management and use of the trademark Bun Bo Hue, many visitors wonder whether only restaurants operating under such brand name can serve the best Hue Beef Noddle Soup.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Where to Get Vegetarian Food in Hanoi

Where to Get Vegetarian Food in Hanoi

Travelling when you are vegetarian or even just not a big fan of meat might not always be easy especially in a country where, most of the time, you do not understand a single word written on the food menu.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Ho Chi Minh City: Destination Of The World’ Best Street Food

Ho Chi Minh City: Destination Of The World’ Best Street Food

Ho Chi Minh City has been honored as one of the 23 destinations with the best street food in the world.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | OBAMA Bun Cha: An In-Depth Review

OBAMA Bun Cha: An In-Depth Review

It all started out with an Instagram post where two of the most influential men in the world, US President Barack Obama and Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain were casually conversing in a seemingly unassuming place sitting on small plastic stools and enjoying a couple of Hanoi beers in their hands. On the background are two bowls of Bun Cha, a dish that everyone loves in Vietnam and a group of locals who seemed not to care about who they’re sitting with in the same room.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | The Banh Mi: Traditional or Modern?

The Banh Mi: Traditional or Modern?

A tradition that’s never to be missed when visiting the land of Vietnam, the Banh Mi, the country’s version of the French baguette sandwich, is on a process of transition from being a traditional meal to a more modern day snack and is raising some eyebrows from people who are not really fans of change.

The Paradise Today | GASTRONOMY  | Bun Cha or Pho: Which has a Better Appeal?

Bun Cha or Pho: Which has a Better Appeal?

When talking about Vietnamese street food no matter where you’re from or where you are, the first thing that comes to mind is either Pho (Beef Noodle Soup), mainly because of it’s exposure and availability in a lot of countries all over the globe, or Bun Cha (Grilled Pork Meat with Vermicelli Noodles), because of Obama’s recent US$6 dinner in Hanoi together with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain paired with some Hanoian-style fried spring rolls and a couple of Hanoi beers.