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....
banh mi,sandwich, vietnamese

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...
Inside ben thanh market - street stalls

How to avoid getting sick while eating and traveling in Vietnam

One of the fastest ways to ruin a vacation is by falling sick!  As a traveller in a new country, it can be difficult...
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...
Vietnamese Grill Pork over Rice

Eating Gluten Free and Other Food Restrictions in Vietnam

Vietnamese food is among the most delicious in the world, and is generally very fresh and healthy. You can try the famous Vietnamese sandwich Banh...
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