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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.
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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....
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Breaking Down the Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

As a traveller in Vietnam, Banh Mi is one of the safer street foods you can enjoy (take a look at our previous blog...
The First Starbucks in Vietnam, New World Hotel

How is Vietnamese Coffee Made? Does Starbucks Know?

Well, it has happened - Starbucks has finally opened shop in the coffee capital of Asia!  You may be wondering does Starbucks know Vietnamese...