The concept behind MAD Society — Modern Asian Dining, is to take traditional Vietnamese dishes, and to fuse them with other Asian ingredients.
Vietnamese restaurant Highway4 has introduced a new menu, offering more Vietnamese style dishes, and an insect section — for those brave diners out there.
Who needs pho when you’ve got mi hoanh thanh?
Four dinners, four erstwhile chefs, and four nights of great food. Edward Dalton and three other hosts prepare dinner parties and get marked on how well they do. For the first time ever, the popular British cooking show, Come Dine with Me, has come to Hanoi — kind of.
Food preparation, contaminated ingredients and local cuisine.
Forget chicken, beef, fish and shrimp, time to try out all that’s weird and wonderful on the Hanoi cuisine scene. Edward Dalton hits the weird food hotspots in the capital with not a dog or cat in sight. Photos by Julie Vola
Sticks and stones may break our bones…
Bo Bia Ngot
For those who attended school in the 1980s like myself, things were far different. Instead of sitting at KFC, Burger King or a polished-glass window café, our ritual was gathering at the school gates and buying cheap snacks.
Banh Da Tron
When I first came to Vietnam I tried any new street dish I could get my chopsticks into. But as time has worn on, I’ve become a food eater of habit. I rarely try anything new.
Think of the worst person you know. Picture her stupid, punchable face. Feel her shrill voice raking your eardrums. See her pressing the “close” button as you race towards the elevator.