Month: April 2011

Pho 24, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

I tried a lot of the national dish, pho bo – beef noodle soup, in Vietnam. While I loved the freshness and simpleness of the dish, I often found it lacking taste. Pho 24 was a very pleasant surprise. This chain of noodle soup restaurants makes a delicious pho bo. […]

Green Mango, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

Elude the bedlam of the Old Quarter in Hanoi and make your way to the elegant setting of Green Mango. Watch the crowd go by in the front room with floor to ceiling glass windows, take a seat at the bar or find some peace in the garden out back. […]

Baguettes et Chocolate, Sapa, Vietnam

Again I note that it was difficult finding memorable food in Sapa. Baguettes et Chocolate has a reasonable menu and makes The Yum List as I think it’s worth supporting their noble cause of training disadvantaged children to provide them with the skills to se…

Sapa Rooms Boutique Hotel, Sapa, Vietnam

Finding great food in Sapa was difficult. I found most places we tried at best bland. Sapa Rooms Boutique Hotel however does have a reasonable menu. Not everything on it is extremely tasty but there are a few staples that are worth coming for. Homemade yoghurt with f…

Orient 8 at the Mulia Hotel, Jakarta

Sunday brunch at this exquisite French restaurant is a must for anyone in Jakarta. The food is divine and the attention to detail is second to none. The French chef likes to surprise his guests with specially prepared items which are not on the menu. The staff are a de…