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Where to eat, how to eat and what is that you are eating? We dive deep into Vietnamese food and culture on the XO Blog.

How to avoid getting sick in Vietnam while traveling and eating

One of the fastest ways to ruin a vacation is by falling sick!  As a traveller in a new country, it can be difficult...
Dinner cruise Vietnam

Unique Dining Experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it's referred to by the locals, is a mecca for foodies, with a lot of must-eat restaurants....
Friendly street food vendor

Mapping Street Food Culture in Saigon

Before delving into Saigon’s rich street food culture, it is helpful to know what makes Vietnamese street food cuisine special. Why does it beat...

How Obama and Bourdain’s Vietnam Visit Helped Ignite Tourism

The past couple of years have seen a massive increase in tourism to Vietnam, and we cannot help but think that President Barack Obama...
New York Chef and winner of The Food Network's "Chopped" in 2010.  Mr. Mario Tolentino

XO Foodie Tour Review by a Renown New York Chef

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network's "Chopped" in 2010....