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Our First Taste of Mỳ Gà Tần

Our First Taste of Mỳ Gà Tần

Mỳ gà tần is Hanoi Vietnam’s chicken noodle soup for the soul, street food-style. Reputed to carry many health benefits, it’s commonly recommended as a nourishing meal for those who are sick. And although looking at this dish may make you queasy, it’s surprisingly delicious! Ingredients of an entire tiny black-skinned chicken, mugwort, a prune, and oriental herbs are steamed to brothy perfection inside an empty beer or soda can before being upended into a bowl of instant egg noodles…

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OUR RECOMMENDED DA NANG, VIETNAM AREA EXPERIENCES

OUR RECOMMENDED DA NANG, VIETNAM AREA EXPERIENCES

If you’ll be spending time in Da Nang during your visit to Vietnam, lucky you! There is so much to do and see in and around the city. Here are some of the experiences we’ve enjoyed: Custom Tailoring: Bring digital photos of ideas for new pieces and/or bring favorite pieces from home that you want to have copied. Plan to visit a tailor early in your trip and budget for 2 more visits over 2-4 more days for a fitting and…

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Hanoi | Day 2 | June 5, 2016

Hanoi | Day 2 | June 5, 2016

Early risers!  Shockingly easy street crossings! Interviews! Let’s keep things honest: we’re not typically early risers.  But all that changes when you’re a Philadelphian in Hanoi, living 11 hours in the future and breakfast time is when you would normally be finishing up dinner and debating whether to watch Downton Abbey or House Hunters International that evening. So we awoke uncommonly early, ditched the complimentary hotel breakfast, and forged out onto the loud, crowded streets in search of the real deal: Phở, a…

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Hanoi | Day 1 | June 4, 2016

Hanoi | Day 1 | June 4, 2016

Hanoi | Day 1 | June 4, 2016 A 24+ hour journey…a long time and also not so long, right? That’s how these Griffins wandered our way to Vietnam. Funny thing happened on the way to Hanoi: It never felt like a day. It felt long, sure. Had sleep deprivation crept in? Of course. Were we jet-lagged? You betcha. Half-starved? NO WAY: The airlines fed us all kinds of great food! Plus, we had adrenaline on our side. It was finally…

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