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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.

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