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Five essential Vietnamese dishes you must try

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Heading to Vietnam soon and have no idea what meals to eat to get a clear picture of the local cuisine? This article will introduce five essential Vietnamese dishes you must try to gain the understanding you seek.

Let’s delve into the details of this matter below…

1) Pho

While there are many types of soup you can enjoy while in Vietnam, Pho is one of the best loved bowls you’ll be able to get.

Consisting of beef or chicken broth with slices or balls of either meat, spring onions, greens, and flavored by ginger and coriander, this ubiquitous treat can be found at street stalls and hole in the wall restaurants countrywide.

There are even fast food joints exclusive to Vietnam that specialize in this dish, but we recommend that you stick to the independent dealers for the best meals.

2) Banh...

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Dishes to discover on your trip to Cambodia

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While the cuisine of Thailand is lauded throughout the world, the meals of its Khmer next door neighbour is less well known.

In this article, we will profile dishes to discover on your trip to Cambodia: from breakfast to dinner to dessert, there is much to love about this nation’s culinary potential…!

Fish Amok

One of the most common dishes you’ll have the opportunity to sample during your trip to Cambodia is fish amok.

With much of its interior taken up by the massive presence of Tonle Sap Lake (the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia), and frontages on the Gulf of Thailand and the mighty Mekong River, seafood is on many menus across the country, and this dish will be on almost all of these.

Fish amok is comprised of a fish fillet covered in coconut milk that is cooked slowly in a ...

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Uncover Burma’s Cultural Treasures

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For many years, Burma’s ruling class had shunned the world, as the former military regime kept tight controls on its people, earning condemnation and sanctions from the global community. Recently however, this has changed in a dramatic way, as the generals that had formerly ruled with an iron fist realized that they could no longer disregard the will of their citizens to decide their own destiny, stepping aside to allow democracy to run its course.

This turn of events has opened up the country, prompting many of the world’s major nations to drop their blockades to trade with this underdeveloped Southeast Asian nation, and for many of the world’s traveling public to let go of their opposition to going to Burma, as the outrage that had triggered their self-imposed travel ban departed with t...

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