Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tao Tao Jiu, Dishifu Rd, Guangzhou, China.

This classic dim sum palace located on the second floor above a busy primarily pedestrian street was recommended by the young breakfast chef at our hotel. Having seen dim sum restaurants in Vancouver it was pretty well exactly as expected: … Continue reading

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Cypress Rice, Haisu Zhong St., Guangzhou, China.

We found this place wandering around the centre of Guangzhou when it suddenly seemed to have gotten to be lunchtime. The street around the restaurant is filled with small eateries and street-food vendors, so the aroma is pretty fabulous and … Continue reading

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Huangsha Aquatic Products Market, Guangzhou China.

January 2015 It’s challenging being a tourist in a city that doesn’t pay much attention to tourism, where about one person in 300 speaks a language you can understand, you can’t even try to estimate what the written word means … Continue reading

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Gia Ngu, Hanoi.

January 2015 Lonely Planet had a few suggestions for big night out in this street-food-dominated city, but none of them was close enough to my hotel or looked interesting enough to take the trouble. Tripadvisor, another restaurant search I use … Continue reading

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Pho Thin (61 Dinh Tien Hoang), Hanoi.

January 2015. This place is a bit hard to find because of irrational address numbering although it is close to the centre of the Hanoi old town and just across the street from Hoan Kiem lake. It’s a pretty forbidding … Continue reading

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Banh Cuon Nong (14B Bao Khanh), Hanoi.

January 2015. I chanced onto this street-food hole-in-the-wall my first evening in Hanoi, and was very pleased. A nice lady who spoke English invited me to sit inside when I inquired about a little plate of sausages that was displayed … Continue reading

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Bun Cha Nuem Cua Be Dac Kim (67 Duong Thanh), Hanoi.

January 2015 In the firmament of Hanoi street food this little place is recommended by Lonely Planet as a good spot to try bun cha (barbecued pork with rice vermicelli). I was there on a wild Hanoi Saturday night, quickly … Continue reading

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