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A peek inside the hermit kingdom: Dining at Pyongyang, a North Korean restaurant in Vietnam

We tuck into a seriously surreal meal, accompanied by captivating music, interrupted chats and strict surveillance. 

Reviving the legacy of Hanoi pensioner's rib congee

The joys of fried dough and pork floss in plain white congee with a touch of reminiscence.

Hanoi Bang Bang VII: Pho Fundamentals

In which we learn it's far more satisfying to eat noodles than to think about them.
February 08, 2017 | 10:39 am GMT+7

Hanoi Bang Bang VI: Slow and Low Bun Cha

The capital's endless twists on white, slender rice noodles.
January 18, 2017 | 09:40 am GMT+7

Hanoi Bang Bang V: Cha Ca La Vong

How a rebel redoubt became a world-famous fish fry.
January 12, 2017 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

Hanoi Bang Bang IV: Steamed Rice Rolls

From simple vegetarian snack to meat-stuffed meal, banh cuon has come a long way.
January 04, 2017 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi Bang Bang III: Ragworm weather

A humble river worm that breeds solely in sun showers remains an autumn delicacy.
December 28, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi Bang Bang II: Fall’s green rice flakes

50 years ago, 'com' symbolized purity and renewal. Now, it also tastes great on ice cream.
December 21, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi Bang Bang I: Resurrecting Vietnam’s first foodie

VnExpress International will spend the next few weeks eating Vu Bang’s Hanoi favorites. 
December 14, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7
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