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Good food is one of the great joys in life, both at home and when travelling. That's one of the reasons why we love travelling in Asia so much. And the good news is that the best food is not served in expensive formal restaurants but in small local eateries and streetside stalls. And it's often dirt cheap too!

Vietnamese cuisine is my favourite, because of the many fresh ingredients, the tremendous variety (with lots of local specialties) and the hands-on experience of the way most dishes are eaten.

My favourite Vietnamese cuisine is that of the deep south, probably because that's the one I know best. But the cuisine of central Vietnam (Hoi An, Hue) is another definite highlight. Local style noodle soup, various types of rice flour cakes, Vietnamese style dumplings, etcetera, etcetera.... If there is something on the menu that we don't know yet, we usually make sure to order that first!

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THIS PICTURE shows a busy streetfood stall in central Hoi An. Most of the customers here are Asian tourists visiting the town. The available dishes are written on a sign against the wall. Tourist place or not, the real local Hoi An cuisine is top. Highly recommended!

Not for those who want to be picky: most of the dishes sold here are actually Hue specialties!

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