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.
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 :)
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 !
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?
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!
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...
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?
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.?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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...
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