Entries Tagged as 'asian'

ceF in vietnam – part 8
hoi an

October 31st, 2010 · 42 Comments

i flew into denang and have been in hoi an for nearly a week now and i must tell you that i’d been particularly looking forward to coming here ever since bourdain mentioned his love affair with this small city awhile back. it’s well located on both a river and a beach and you’d be […]

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ceF in vietnam – part 7
last post from the south

October 27th, 2010 · 17 Comments

  the fishing boats of mui ne i’m back in saigon after spending 4 days on the south china sea, or as they call it in vietnam, the east sea. there’s been no rain to speak of and the temps have been manageable as has the humidity. this is nothing short of pure luck so […]

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ceF in vietnam – part 6
going coastal

October 23rd, 2010 · 16 Comments

one of the many astounding things i see in vietnam everyday… i arrived in mui ne 2 days ago. it’s a haul from saigon, about 4 hours and i swear my driver takes valium for breakfast because he somehow manages to drive below the already painfully low speed limit. on the upside this allows me […]

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ceF in vietnam – part 5
the mekong delta – lower river

October 21st, 2010 · 10 Comments

i’m happily back in saigon for the night before i take off for the beach in the morning. i like it here, big city girl that i am. but not enough to go out tonight. i just ordered some room service pho ($1.50) and i am staying in. it’s just begun to storm and i […]

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cef in vietnam – part 4
the mekong delta – upper river

October 19th, 2010 · 17 Comments

  i’ve been on the move, so for now this post is one in pictures… about 40 or so, briefly captioned. i wanted to lead with this shot. it’s from the home where i stayed the night before last which you will see more of in a moment. this is a wall in their kitchen […]

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ceF in vietnam – part 3
more market gazing and fine dining in saigon

October 17th, 2010 · 18 Comments

oh vietnam… don’t make me love you so. the time will pass so quickly and then we will be apart.  it’s the people. it’s the vibe. saigon has this "thing’ about it. this way of being that has taken me by surprise. amidst the never ending drone of 4 million scooters with a chaotic traffic […]

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ceF in vietnam – part 2
saigon cooking class and again, dinner at the night market

October 16th, 2010 · 20 Comments

  i think the only thing that’s truly remarkable about the fact that i made this dish is the whole "presentation" thing. i’m usually short on looks and long on flavor. by the time i get a dish tasting how i want it, the way that it looks matters little to me. especially if knife […]

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