Category: Vietnam

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Puto Kutsinta

We spell it “kutsinta,” “kuchinta” or “cuchinta.” However you spell it, it still refers to the same member of the Filipino kakanin family. Kutsinta is steamed rice cake with a chewy, sticky, jelly-like consistency, a favorite all around snack or merienda among the list of kakanin or native delicacies in the Philippines. It is frequently paired off with puto, or white steamed rice cake. Its main ingredients are...

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Pandan-wrapped fried chicken

ONE of the best versions of fried chicken I’ve tried and still can’t stop longing for it every now and then is the fried chicken slices carefully wrapped in packets of pandan leaves. The first time I had it was at an open restaurant at the Old Sukhothai City in northern Thailand. My travel buddy Rolly introduced me to it and the menus listed it as Chicken wrapped...

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Saigon hot soup bowls

If there is one thing that is so widely popular and readily available at restaurants all over Vietnam to satisfy hungry stomachs, turn your attention to the Pho, or those hot bowls of noodle soup or Vietnamese soup. Pho is a very common word in the Vietnamese culinary language. You can grab a hot bowl from the most prestigious restaurants all the way down to the open air,...

Vietnamese fare in Saipan
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Vietnamese fare in Saipan

Exactly 12 minutes after I placed my order, a pleasant Vietnamese food staff placed a platter of crisply fried fish topped with chopped peanuts, garlic and onions before me on Friday evening. I ordered item #53 on the menu of Saipan Vietnamese Restaurant when we decided to check out the place where the former Saigon Restaurant used to be in Garapan. The Ca Chien Chanh which was actually...

A taste of Vietnam in Saipan
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A taste of Vietnam in Saipan

Strategically located between Grand Hotel and World Resort in Susupe is a restaurant whose flavors transport a diner from Saipan to Vietnam. I’d been eyeing Truong’s Vietnamese Restaurant for a long time but the chance came only last Friday noon when we were scouring Susupe for a place to eat lunch. Traditional Vietnamese hats used as lampshades over the tables and paintings depicting Vietnamese villages and culture adorn...

Vietnam at your fingertips in Davao
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Vietnam at your fingertips in Davao

Hanoi Resto opens second branch Fresh and deliciously healthy are the apt adjectives that best describe the array of food the newly-opened Vietnamese restaurant offers to food lovers in the city. If you’re hit with the craving for Vietnamese food, you don’t have to knit your brows over the ridiculousness of going to Vietnam for a feast, or drool with your imagination because Vietnamese cuisine is served right...