bubblemc bubblemc posted June 24th, 2012 at 10:39 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 181 times. Answered 19 times.

I'm moving to Hanoi from Canada in August and I am curious as to what I can expect to eat on a daily basis? i.e. what is a typical breakfast? lunch? etc.? cheers!

sdewi019 sdewi019 posted March 17th, 2010 at 12:13 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 221 times. Answered 6 times.

Does anyone happen to know where I can find some prepared mustard (standard french's would be great). Thanks!

TscTempest (elite user) TscTempest posted June 30th, 2010 at 8:59 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 434 times. Answered 57 times.

Recently I've noticed a few places starting to offer pies: Puku has/had a Chicken and Mushroom Pie, and Segafredo offers a savory mince pie. The Chicken and Mushroom pie was good, the savory mince left me a bit flat. What I found interesting was the difference in the pie crusts. Does anyone know where these pies are sourced from? What's the latest update on pie sellers in Hanoi now? Are there any pie carts? Hot pies over the counter shops? Other cafes or vendors offering pies on the menu? I'd really like to know.

BambooAndBasil BambooAndBasil posted July 24th, 2012 at 8:28 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 200 times. Answered 12 times.

Hello! I can see this question has been asked a little but only in part. If I'm a vegetarian trying to make it in these beef pho, bun cha filled streets- what's good to get? I'm looking for a advice on everything- common food, good restaurants, it all. In short, vegetarians looking for a day to day survival guide :) (even mentioning food that might be cooked with some meat, or cooked near meat but has no actual meat would be helpful :) ) (please don't just list names of vietnamese foods either without a short word on what they are- not really all to helpful....) thank you :)

almo9 almo9 posted July 21st, 2012 at 1:07 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 162 times. Answered twice.

Anywhere in Hanoi to order Kaya toast and Singaporean coffee in the morning? Or a grocer that stocks Kaya butter/ingredients and Singaporean coffee. Thanks for any input.

eslteaching eslteaching posted January 6th, 2012 at 3:10 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 230 times. Answered 4 times.

Hi everyone I'm wondering if there's a place where i can by real kefir or milk kefir grains in Hanoi ? I've tried the Vinamilk kefir, but that just doesn't taste like the real kefir to me ... Thanks !

MarkHanoi83 MarkHanoi83 posted July 11th, 2012 at 1:30 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 181 times. Answered 3 times.

I am looking for what the french call "Fromage Frais", or "Quark" in English, "Kwark" in dutch. It is a cheese, but looks a bit like thick yoghurt. Unable to find it in any supermarket or at Au Delice restaurant/cheese/wine seller. Anyone know a shop in Hanoi that sells it?

Ocelots Ocelots posted June 19th, 2012 at 12:55 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 97 times. Answered 11 times.

Does anyone know where I can get a nice plate of stir fried MIXED vegetables from? Im thinking somethin along the lines of carrots and onions and some green stuff and some broccoli or peas etc. At this point not too fussy about what sauce it is with. Ive found that many places say 'fried seasonal vegetables' or the like but it usually turns out to be a gigantic plate of morning glory and nothing else. I need somewhere I can rely on for when I need a good dose of veggies without having to resort to ordering 1 plate of every vegetable dish on the menu to get a mix! Thanks!

chittick chittick posted September 18th, 2010 at 2:19 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 266 times. Answered 15 times.

Anybody know where one could find some cheesemaking goods like Citric Acid and/or Rennet in Hanoi? I'm looking at making some fresh mozzarella and need help tracking down the above ingredients.

HajiAli HajiAli posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:48 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 86 times. Not yet answered.

Question to Spanish guys:could you pls advise how to prepare the REAL Spanish SANGRIA? thanks

BacDavid BacDavid posted May 21st, 2009 at 3:21 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 533 times. Answered 42 times.

Do you want to know how to bake good coffee cake in a rice cooker? Tired of messing with an oven that lacks a temperature control, my brilliant, intuitive wife has figured it out. Here's the recipe. Post a note if it works for you too. David Rice Cooker Coffee Cake (25 minutes) A/ Mix well the following dry ingredients: 1.25 cups Flour 3/4 cup sugar (brown and/or white) 1 pkg of 3-in-1 instant coffee mix (or 2 teaspoons of plain instant coffee) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt pinch of cinnamon handful of raisins B/ In a separate large mug/cup mix: 1 egg 1/4 cup of salad oil 3/4 cup of milk Combine wet and dry ingredients, mix well. Pour into a lightly greased, teflon-coated, medium-sized rice cooker bowl. Pu...

veron_limon veron_limon posted May 22nd, 2012 at 12:40 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 94 times. Answered 5 times.

Here's couple of questions: -where to buy a baking dish for muffins? -other question is have you ever found in vietnamese shops any decent pastry(not sweetened)like for making pizzas and the puff pastry like for croissants?

veron_limon veron_limon posted May 19th, 2012 at 4:27 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 103 times. Answered 6 times.

Dear newhanoians, maybe somebody can advice some nice romantic place to go for celebration? You know what I mean, quite quite), maybe with some nice view, where the staff is understanding and not intense, and the prices are modest(not crazy). Generally to have a pleasant and enjoyable dinner.?

Sher Sher posted April 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 145 times. Answered 4 times.

I'm looking for a waffle iron (for small or Belgian waffles). Hinged lid I guess, I am not sure what else it would look like. I looked up this question and it seems like Best Caring in Vincom might carry them, and someone said "many hardware stores" - does anyone have an address for one in the Hai Ba Trung area?

johnspud johnspud posted May 17th, 2012 at 1:24 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 370 times. Answered once.

Under Street Foods, TNH lists the Vietnamese name - where would I find an English explanation of these. I'm especially interested in the different types of Cháo - I had a Clam Cháo on my last trip that was sensational. Maybe I should look over on Stickyrice?

travworld travworld posted February 29th, 2012 at 3:20 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 309 times. Answered 13 times.

Where can I find Reese's Peanut butter cups or Reese's Pieces in Hanoi . And if possible 3 Musketeers would be great too.

thunderpussy thunderpussy posted May 24th, 2010 at 11:23 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 234 times. Answered 32 times.

I'm helping a Vietnamese friend to start a little cafe and we plan to serve local and foreign fast food. Can anyone tell me where we can buy frozen dough bases for pizza's? Yes I know we should be making fresh bases and we will, eventually, but for now any help welcome. Cheers.

ltmagnificent (elite user) ltmagnificent posted May 2nd, 2012 at 5:22 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 122 times. Answered 4 times.

Is there ANY bakery or even any place in Hanoi where one can find some REAL chocolate chip cookies(ie not the hard, crunchy, supposedly edible things most people pass off as chocolate chip cookies around here)? I have been craving them worse than Cookie Monster lately.

Vegas (elite user) Vegas posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:56 am to Bread & Milk. Viewed 107 times. Answered 6 times.

I'm looking for expensive, aged Cheddar cheese. The gourmet smallgoods shops such as Oasis generally sell one variety of cheddar cheese by weight, but it's not good quality stuff - just the standard, mass produced cheddar stuck in the lunchboxes of schoolkids throughout Australia. And they sell a few pre-wrapped bulk brands such as Bega, Anchor and so on. But that's not what I'm after. I wouldn't put a block of Bega on a cheeseplate if I wanted to impress, or be impressed. Whilst specialty cheeses can be found around the town fairly easily, I find what's on offer to be heavily Gallic-oriented (soft, rind-wrapped cheeses like Brie, Castello, Camembert etc). I'm looking for the crumbly, aged, bitey varieties of Cheddar that doesn't come cheap. Sometimes it's sold in a wax casing. I hav...

veron_limon veron_limon posted March 27th, 2012 at 5:28 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 287 times. Answered 16 times.

Does somebody remember where is the Russian shop (I mean food shop). I remember I saw it briefly not far from Russian embassy.Maybe there's another one?


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