It’s the summer. It’s hot. So what better way to cool you down than a Vietnamese favourite — coconut ice-cream?

Hanoi-based writer Edward Dalton lets us in on his sweet little secret, his love for hoa qua dam.

A variation on Vietnam’s national dish, these days the once malignedc chicken pho is as much loved as the original.

There are times when you just have the urge for something that is fried, but are you game to go this far?

If there is one street dish that is well-and-truly Vietnamese, it’s banh cuon or steamed rice paper rolls.

Some streetfood dishes are tasty, while others are on another planet, such as mi quang. Words by Nick Ross. Photos by Zoe Osborne

Most street food joints are aimed at everyone. But often you find places whose target customer is the thrifty student. Words by Edward Dalton. Photos by Teigue John Blokpoel

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