Hue Cuisine – Vietnamese Regional

Hue cuisine was started in the Nguyen dynasty when the emperor insisted on having hand picked chefs brought to the city to prepare new dishes that would be separate from the general population. they created a new haute cuisine of sumptuous, rice based dishes for the royalty and affluent society in Hue.  The dynasty refined the…

Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

The beauty of the Mekong river delta and the small tributaries leading upstream are unrivaled.  Reminiscent of the film Apocalypse Now, only with better food and without the strife. You always end up on some sort of boat and it seems that anything can jump out of the brush at any given time.  Usually nothing…