Food and Beverage - FoxFoodie

Wherever you are, food is just in your heart. Here we talk about food, be it homemade or eaten at a restaurant. We also talk about coffee and tea. Why? Because we can!

FOOD.

There is one thing you learn when you live abroad: Food is defining virtually everything.
It is your introduction to another culture as well as a remedy for homesickness - provided you originate from one of the more populated places in the world or know how to cook granny's dishes yourself.

But not only that. Food is adventure of a very special kind. How people worldwide prepare their meals opens up your mind in a very much unique way.
Food is living, breathing culture.
Food is everything.

It is also a multisensoric experience that cannot be beaten easily. Imagine a sightseeing journey through one of these colourful cities in the Far East. Here is a French colonial building, and there a 500 year old temple of the goddess of the sea. You see the architecture, you smell the incense, you hear the praying monks and the chaotic traffic outside... And then you sit down by the street side, pick up a roll of these wonderfully crispy bánh xèo with your hands, bite it and drift away into a savoury world of exotic taste.
Now that covers all our senses and intensifies our experience.

New Article: Grass Jelly
Today I was craving for a dessert, but too lazy to go out. So I cooked myself up some grass jelly. Lovely!
Curious? Check out this article here: Grass Jelly

Grass Jelly

My Coffee Adventure

Vietnamese coffee in Da LatBeing a friend of coffee in my case dates back almost as far as being a foodie. Mom used to grind coffee every morning for breakfast and then the family gathered around the table. A fond memory for me.
Living in Vietnam, the second largest coffee producer in the world, has taught me quite a bit on how to grow, prepare and celebrate a good cup of the dark brew. In a few articles I write down my experiences in the pursuit of great beans.
Check Out My Coffee Adventure.

What about tea?

I love tea, especially Pu Er tea. However first I have to hone my expertise to be able to write about it, so please bear with the delay and stay tuned for our very own tea adventure.

Recent Articles

The Marvellous Foods of HueThe Marvellous Foods of Hue
Join us on a little food tour through Hue, where the best food of Vietnam originates from.
The issue of fake coffee in VietnamThe issue of fake coffee in Vietnam
Despite Vietnam having excellent conditions for growing great coffee, the premium suppliers are rare and street coffee often is not even real coffee. What is wrong here and what is right? Let us take a look.
My Coffee AdventureMy Coffee Adventure
This is the beginning of My Coffee Adventure, where I dive into the world of the changing coffee market in Vietnam. Follow me on this journey from a quantity driven system to excellence of taste.
Running a Restaurant Business in VietnamRunning a Restaurant Business in Vietnam
We met the area manager of an old and successful F&B group in Vietnam and talked about running a restaurant business in this country.
New Harvest Celebration at The WorkshopNew Harvest Celebration at The Workshop
Yesterday I went to The Workshop on Ngo Duc Ke in Saigons District 1 to celebrate the new coffee crops. A nice experience once again.
The Roots of Vietnamese Egg CoffeeThe Roots of Vietnamese Egg Coffee
Let me tell you the story of a pioneer in Vietnamese coffee culture and what he started with his curious creativity.

New Article: Phu Quoc Fish Sauce
Fish sauce is one of the natural products Phu Quoc is really famous for.
Curious? Check out this article here: Phu Quoc Fish Sauce

Phu Quoc Fish Sauce

Our favourite food stories

  • The marvellous foods of Hue
    Join us on a magical food tour through the old imperial city Hue, where the tastiest food in all of Vietnam has its savoury roots.
  • Ralf's Artisan Gelato in Saigon
    Located on 39 Dang Thi Nhu in District 1 of Saigon, Ralfs Artisan Gelato is our favourite place to satisfy our sweet tooth!
  • Hue's homecooking aunties
    Here we have a selection of food we ate during our stay in Hue and Phu Loc. Most of the meals are home cooked though, so I excluded them from the food tour post.
  • My Coffee Adventure
    This is the beginning of My Coffee Adventure, where I dive into the world of the changing coffee market in Vietnam. Follow me on this journey from a quantity driven system to excellence of taste.
  • Fish sauce on Phu Quoc Island
    Fish sauce is a key ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. Not many of the traditional signature dishes of the country are served without it's salty and savoury goodness that adds umami flavour to the food, thanks to the comparatively high content of natural glutamate.
  • The issue of fake coffee in Vietnam
    Despite Vietnam having excellent conditions for growing great coffee, the premium suppliers are rare and street coffee often is not even real coffee. What is wrong here and what is right? Let us take a look.
  • More about all things food
    This category is constantly growing actually there is so much material sitting on my harddrives that I struggle finding time to publish it. So keep your eyes peeled for more stories that melt in your mouth.

New Article: Less Accessible Hue Foods
Here we have a selection of food we ate during our stay in Hue and Phu Loc. Most of the meals are home cooked though, so I excluded them from the food tour post.
Curious? Check out this article here: Less Accessible Hue Foods

Less Accessible Hue Foods