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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 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...
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...
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....
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....
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...