The mighty doner kebab has been feeding hungry people in Hanoi since the turn of the century. But where it arrived from is unknown.

Who needs pho when you’ve got mi hoanh thanh?

They are warm, soft and steamy and can be found the length and breadth of Vietnam. Emily Arnsten takes a look at what’s inside these fluffy little treasures.

If you like your noodle dishes to come with a smell, then look no further than bun dau mam tom. Get your nose around it, and it tastes amazing.

If any dish fulfils the Vietnamese obsession of rolling it yourself, it’s banh trang phoi suong, the ‘moon cake’ of Tay Ninh.

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.

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