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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. […]

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…

Indigenous, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

I’m not a wild fan of Vietnamese coffee. It’s sold on every street corner, advertised in every guide as the thing to do in Vietnam and tourists buy it by the bucket load but I’ve never caught on to the mania. Believe me I’ve tried… eve…