7 Sushi Taboos You Need To Know To Dine Like A Local In Japan

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Japanese restaurants are sprouting up in virtually every street and corner of the globe—thanks to the rising popularity of sushi. Despite so, there is a lack of knowledge when it comes to sushi etiquette, with the most common mistake being dunking the rice straight into the shoyu.

Sushi-making is an art of its own and sushi masters take years, if not decades, to be truly qualified. The dedication to this form of art is respectable, to say the least; so let’s just also try to appreciate sushi the best we can and with respect as much as possible for both the delicacy and the chefs.

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Folie Kitchen & Patisserie – Restaurant in Canggu Bali With Iconic Wall Painting & Amazing Food

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Folie Kitchen & Patisserie has been gaining popularity and it is not hard to understand why. The gorgeous space sits in Canggu, Bali and it is the new it spot for dining and OOTDs.

Well, these days, these factors come hand in hand for travellers who cafe-hop on holidays, and the Bali restauranteurs are definitely upping their game to stay in trend.

Folie Kitchen & Patisserie is helmed by a French chef who has relocated to Bali and brought along with him his passion and flair for French culinary. You can expect nothing short of a good meal.

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Independence Palace – A Necessary Stop In HCMC If You’re A Serious History Buff

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Surrounded by lush greenery and a host of beautiful architectural pieces scattered across its massive compound, the Independence Palace is a place that warrants a visit for first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City.

Besides being a place deeply associated with the fall of the city in 1975, there is a sense of charm about the place that makes walking through its desolate halls fill one with a sense of intrigue yet eeriness at the same time.

While the Reunification Palace or Independence Palace in HCMC holds historic significance, it may or may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Unless you’re a history buff that enjoys the history of politics and more specifically that of Vietnam, the palace itself might prove to be a tad underwhelming in terms of what’s in store. But here’s why it’s worth a visit anyway.
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Mâm Bac – Cosy Eatery In HCMC’s District 1 With Home-Style Vietnamese Grub

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Amidst all the many street food heavens we stumbled upon during our trip to Vietnam, there were many intriguing cafes and eateries—ones that actually had proper service and air-conditioning—that truly impressed us. Mâm Bac was one such eatery.

Specialising in a variety of Vietnamese dishes from the classic pho, grilled meat dishes to some pretty exotic items as well, Mâm Bac is a 2-storey eatery in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1 that is worth visiting for a pleasant introduction to local flavours in a modern and comfortable setting.
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Pho Hai Trieu – Unassuming Eatery In HCMC’s District 1 With Amazing Chicken Pho

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To only have a single bowl of pho during a vacation to Vietnam is a downright atrocity. The popular street food is the core staple of Vietnamese cuisine and is literally what going to Vietnam’s all about—for us anyway.

Stumbling upon a rather unassuming eatery by the street going by the name Pho Hai Trieu, we were lured in by the bold aromas of simmering meat broth and freshly stir-fried delights, as well as a team of friendly wait staff who were eager to sit us down.

Specialising in an assortment of chicken dishes, pho and hearty soups, this humble eatery may not seem like much at first, but it really does impress with its wide array of menu offerings—especially their chicken dishes.
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33 De Tham Restaurant – A Hidden Vietnamese Zi Char Gem In HCMC With Cheap Seafood

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While pho, spring rolls and banh mi are great, they aren’t all that Vietnam is good for. In fact, there is way more depth and complexity to their cuisine than just rice noodles and French baguettes.

Tucked away along a quiet street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, lies 33 De Tham Restaurant—a 3-storey seafood restaurant that simply wowed us. Specialising in zi char-style cooking, their menu boasts a wide range of delights ranging from the usual to the exotic, of which you can choose to have fried, steamed, barbecued and even as part of a hot pot.

Their range of seafood is phenomenal and not only is the quality topnotch, the price is unbelievably affordable as well—we ordered up a pretty wicked array of items and barely felt a pinch. A popular haunt among expatriates and tourists, here is why you need to dine at 33 De Tham Restaurant when in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Vietnam’s Golden Bridge Is An Architectural Wonder That Should Be On Your Bucket List

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This golden bridge in Vietnam is the first of its kind in the world and it is leaving the world in awe. The Cau Vàng, which translates to ‘Golden Bridge’ in English, opened its doors to the public recently in June 2018.

Seemingly lifted by a colossal pair of hands, this bridge is perched on the slope of Vietnam’s mountains and sits over 3,000 feet above sea level, granting visitors the most breathtaking, panoramic vista of the beautiful country.

Situated within Ba Na Hills, the Golden Bridge is one of the many picturesque sights to marvel at. If you happen to be in Vietnam, you must make sure to save a day in your itinerary for this stunning destination!

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Pho Phuong 25 – Famous Beef Pho In Ho Chi Minh City That You Must Try

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Walking down the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, one might find it a challenge to identify exactly which pho stall is truly the best especially with the sheer amount of street-side stalls, food stands and restaurants selling it.

But perhaps one of the best and most highly recommended pho places in Ho Chi Minh City to visit is Pho Phuong 25 in District 1. Having heard so much praise being sung by both locals and tourists, we did not hesitate to pay this humble corner stall a visit—we were far from disappointed.

For a truly authentic and out-of-this-world beef pho experience when in Ho Chi Minh City, you really have to drop by Pho Phuong 25.
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