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Watch on Vimeo Captivating images of life in Vietnam. Runtime: 4 min.

Get To Know Vietnam

The sandwich that ate the world

France brought all manner of new and exotic items to Vietnam during its colonization of the region. The story of how the modern banh mi came together...

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Fire Up the Grill for Vietnamese Caramelized Lemongrass Pork Chops

If banh mi are the hand-eaten snack, and pho is the spoon-fed hangover cure, then thit heo nuong xa—grilled pork chops with a sweet-and-savory mari...

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10 Essential Vietnamese soups to know (beyond pho)

If you want to understand Vietnam’s regional cultures, geography and people, look to noodle soup. Here's a regional guide to the country's most slu...

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How To Eat Pho

VICE Munchies explains it all: from what to look for when you taste the broth to proper sauce etiquette, you'll quickly learn everything you need to know from two pho experts. Runtime: 4 min.

Get To Know Vietnam

Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion

on Amazon A compilation of 17 stories, from contemporary Vietnamese writers living in Vietnam and abroad, take the literary traveler to extraordinary...

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A Guide to the Royal Tombs of Hué

on Amazon This guide helps you get the most from your visit to the Nguyen tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage site. With high-resolution images and insigh...

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Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook

on Amazon From pho and spring rolls to banh mi and rice porridge, this book offers authentic Vietnamese recipes for you to make at home. By Link Nguy...

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