Dong Xuan Market

The streets around the Dong Xuan market hum with activity, there is the slightly more civilized approach via the front of the building. Or the hectic, eclectic and electric rabbit warren of streets that leads to the back entrance, this way doesn’t look like it’s been cleaned for a decade. It’s not too bad, a bit pongy, not a bad smell,…

Sweet hawkers

Many of the sweet items I’ve purchased and consumed from street hawkers have been provided to me by conical hatted ladies. These hard working women walk around the old city carrying a bamboo yolk across their shoulder, the suspended baskets that sway gently as they walk carry an array of quite varied goodies. Sweet balls…

Savoury street foods

The street hawker culture thrives in Vietnam, with many people out and about selling some great tasty food. Sometimes what they have appeals and I procure some of whatever they have, these are some of my better experiences from Hanoi. Sorry about some of the photos it can be tricky to take quick photos that…

Bun Cha Nem Cua Be

The sweet smoky smell wafting through the air is one of my favourites, the unmistakable aroma of char grilled marinated meat. It warms me inside and makes me salivate, cooked over coals this one is going to be a winner, whatever it may be. The ultimate winner will be my belly. Perched on a small…

Hanoi

Hanoi is as crazy as I remember it. It would be truer to say Hanoi reminded me of how mad capped, insane and invigorating it is. It’s a hustling bustling city. Hanoi is a good reminder for me to take things slower, easier and to not sweat the small stuff. The motorcycle strewn footpaths have…

Vietnam

Having visited Vietnam previously, I know it’s intense, chaotic and delicious. It’s the perfect place to try and recondition my mind to soften the culture shock before heading onwards to the next potentially more hectic destination. I knew little about Vietnam as a country before the first time I came, besides the ill-fated American war. I underwent…

What will be over a year on the road

This blog is mostly going to be about food and the interesting experiences I live through while I wait to be hungry. A few words on what I’ve seen, experienced and eaten. I hope I can convey my enjoyment of experiencing the unknown and my lust to experience other cultures. Food is the primary focus…