Eating through Vietnam

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If you’ve been following my facebook page, you would have seen I went a bit crazy for Vietnamese food on my holiday with my mum earlier this month. I spent all my time in the south of Vietnam, staying in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) and venturing slightly out to visit my family in Vinh Long and Can Tho (second largest city in the South).

Every second of the day was an eating opportunity so I made the most of it. We ate lots so here’s some of my Vietnam foodie highlights.

I couldn’t get enough of Pho! On the streets you can get a bowl for under $2 but we played it safe most of our trip and it paid off as we came home nice and healthy.

Not your usual food court quality…

I went a bit crazy for sugar cane juice…

I love a good Banh Mi Thit, this is where my Dad gets his in Can Tho…

My best foodie discovery was the banh flan which is a Vietnamese version of crème caramel…

We had a major feast with my Mum’s family at Quan Nem Thien Huong Vien, a restaurant in the suburbs…

My Dad’s family cooked up a traditional Vietnamese lunch for us at their restaurant Quan An Kim Minh in Vinh Long…

Whilst my mum went and had her hair done, I went to Saigon Cooking School. What I thought was going to be a group cooking class turned out to be a private class with the chef (Saigon Cooking Class will still hold the class even if there’s just one booking) – it was well worth my $39 US dollars!

I learnt how to make mustard leaf rolls, fried sticky rice with pork & carrot and fresh rice noodles with BBQ pork.

These were my mustard leaf rolls…

Making these sticky rice with pork and carrot balls were very similar to making Arancini Balls…

I loved the flavours of the BBQ pork…

We learnt how to make Banh Coun at the markets…

My mum was inspired and purchased two of the pots featured 🙂 I didn’t hesitate or complain a second when lugging these back to the hotel as I knew I would be in for a good meal back at home.

We went to Dad’s favourite childhood restaurant, a business which has been passed on from generation to generation…

Almond Jelly is one of my favourite desserts…

I couldn’t leave Vietnam without checking out the night life, my friend Em and I had many of these cocktails…

The views of the city from Chill – Sky Bar were spectacular.

I’m already craving Vietnam’s tropical fruit and it’s only been a few weeks…

Going back to my lattes was tough first week back in Perth as I was having these super strong Vietnamese Iced Coffees with condensed milk everyday…

We had an amazing foodie holiday in Vietnam, I couldn’t live there but I’d be more than happy to go back for another week of eating 🙂

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I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for food and appliances that save me time in the kitchen. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and am a mum to two girls - junior burger and baby cravings.

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