La Patisserie Chez Moi

When it comes to Hanoi’s experience of bakeries, besides big names like Nguyen Son bakery, Thu Huong, which are bakery chains for take away, small patisseries opened by local pastry chefs often showcase their cake display cases near the road, so that passers-by can see their cakes. Therefore, it is not easy to find patisseries with windows full of glorious gateaux, charming chocolates and other tempting treats. To me, that kind of pastry shops is exactly what would offer cake and tea experiences that satisfy my sweet cravings. On searching petite pastry like that, La Patisserie Chez Moi is the one that makes me keep coming back.

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Photos by: Julie Vola – Word Vietnam Issue May 2015.

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Banh gio Ha Noi

Hanoian’s like to snack. And when it comes to their favourite bites, banh gio, a savoury, pyramid-like dumpling found all over the capital, sits top of the pile. Words by me. Edits by Nick Ross. Photos by Vu Bao Khanh. The article is published on Word Vietnam issue July 2015.

Photo credits: Vu Bao Khanh.
Photo credits: Vu Bao Khanh.

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Some of my favorite: Oc luoc & Bo Bia

When being asked by Word Editor, Nick Ross, on which dishes are my favorite so that he can put my pick-up into May Issue cover story, oc luoc and bo bia immediately spring to my mind. How about you? What are your favorite?

Oc Luoc

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Bo Bit Tet Hoe Nhai

If you are looking for dishes with a “perfect marriage” between the western-originated food and local ingredients — which typically include Vietnamese fish sauce. My suggestions are banh my sot vang and bo bit tet. Words by me. Edits by Nick Ross. Photos by Julie Vola.The article was originally published on Word Vietnam issue April 2015 EAT-IMG_7418-Street-Snacker-Hanoi-BO-Bit-Tet-Hoe-Nhai-APR15-JV

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Áp dụng chiến lược trải nghiệm khách hàng của Disney cho các doanh nghiệp bán lẻ

Nguồn ảnh: DisneyInstitute
Nguồn ảnh: DisneyInstitute

Công ty Walt Disney đã có hơn 90 năm kinh nghiệm làm hài lòng biết bao khách hàng trên toàn thế giới với phương pháp tiếp cận đa chiều. Là đế chế khiến những giám đốc marketing trên toàn cầu phải ghen tị, thương hiệu này đã trở thành thương hiệu gia đình hàng đầu thế giới với những người ủng hộ thương hiệu ở mọi độ tuổi.
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Street food: My Van Than

From Chinese import to a Hanoi staple, wonton noodles or my van than are found all over the capital. Words by me. Edits by Nick Ross. Photos by Julie Vola. The article is originally published in Word Vietnam Issue March 2015. 

My van than. Photos by Julie Volia.
My van than. Photos by Julie Vola – Word Vietnam.

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Street food: Bún Thang

As Tet is on its way, one dish that can’t be without: Bun Thang! Words by me. Edits by Nick Ross. Photos by Julia Vola. The article is originally published on Word Vietnam Issue February

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As the Vietnamese New Year gets close, people rush to the market to stock up on traditional food for Tet. Among the signature dishes prepared in Hanoi are chung cake or banh chung, Vietnamese-style ham or gio cha, sticky rice, chicken, dried bamboo shoots and bun thang, which is vermicelli noodle soup with chicken, pork and egg.
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Street food: Vietnamese dipping sauce

Bursting with characters and oozing with taste, dipping sauces are key component of Vietnamese cuisine. But what if they were a lady, what kind of lady would they be? I dip my way through the sauces and discover the women behind the condiments. Word by me. Edits by Nick Ross. Photos by Francis Roux. The article was originally published on Word Vietnam Issue December 2013

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Street food: Pho chien gion

In Hanoi, there is no end to the number of ways you can eat Pho. Have you ever tried pho chien going – crispy deep-fried pho dipped into hot sauce? The delicious variation is available at Kham Thien street. Words by me. Edits by Nick Ross. Photos by Francis Roux. The article was originally published on Word Hanoi Issue May 2013. 

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Street food: Nam 76

Mushroom, mushroom and more mushroom! Words by me. Edits by Nick Ross. The article was originally published on Word Hanoi Issue June 2013

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Photo credit: Nam Viet 76 Lo Duc’s Facebook Page.

“Image you are on the hunt for mushroom in the forest, and oops, there appeared rare type like chanterelles or truffle. It would be absolutely breathtaking” my French friend eagerly told me with his bright and excited eyes when asked about mushroom hunting in France. “You can easily find a wide range of edible mushrooms in France’s fields and forests”.
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