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Turns out I’m royalty

Last year, I visited family in Hue, Vietnam to discover my roots. For the longest time, I asked my dad why my last name was different from his. Mine is Bao, his is Vinh. He said it was because, “we come from a royal dynasty where the last name changes from generation to generation.” I… Read more…

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Stuff on Bikes

Oh the things Vietnamese carry around on two wheels. It’s a hoot! It never seizes to amaze me what Vietnamese can load on two wheels, other than themselves and a passenger or two (or three or four!). This week, my family flew back to Vietnam in time to celebrate Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and I’m… Read more…

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Your Noodle Guide to Vietnam

From pho, to bun to mi. It is all about the noodles. Vietnam is blessed with amazing food. I’m not being bias when I say that either, am I? From rice plates to spring rolls, savory crepes to delectable snails, not to mention the various types of noodle bowls, we Vietnamese know how to eat… Read more…

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Visiting Family in Vietnam

2011: Thankful Gerard got to meet his Grandma in this lifetime. RIP. We love the food, we adore our culture, but ultimately, this trip is significant because it’s G’s first time here. Ever. You could say it’s an important one, a pilgrimage so to speak. G’s never met his Ba Ngoai (Grandma on his mom’s… Read more…

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Food Trippin’ in Vietnam

One of the greatest pleasures of visiting Vietnam is knowing we’re going to be eating well. I’m not being bias when I say, Vietnamese food is one of the richest, most eclectic and vibrant cuisine of all Southeast Asia. With every revisited trip, I discover a new dish, and am instantly hooked over and over again…. Read more…

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Breakfast

The time when the every day breakfast became the best! I’ve had decked out eggs Benedict, delectable omelettes and over the top scrambles and they remain some of my breakfast favorites from time to time. But, the best eggs I’ve ever had, the best, most memorable breakfast, happens to be the simplest with humble origins…. Read more…

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