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Green PepperGreen Pepper
This is how pepper grows on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam.
Red EnvelopeRed Envelope
Giving away money for luck is a common practice in the Sinosphere (East Asia, countries that share a common culture based on ancient Chinese influence). Depending on modern day culture, the amount can range from a small, symbolic gesture like two Hong Kong Dollars up to a third of the annual salary in a few cases. In Vietnam, often families pack up their whole host of children, grandchildren and other related offspring to tour the houses of relatives for the sole purpose of skimming off red envelopes. An old, but quite annoying practice at times.
Grass Jelly Sweet SoupGrass Jelly Sweet Soup
Here I cooked myself up some grass jelly for dessert.
How to make grass jellyHow to make grass jelly
The instructions on how to make grass jelly, a refreshing herbal dessert in Southeast Asia, are... slightly... confusing...
Vats of Fish SauceVats of Fish Sauce
Vats of fermenting fish sauce at Khai Hoan factory on Phu Quoc island.
Banh Khoai Mi and Banh Da LonBanh Khoai Mi and Banh Da Lon
Banh khoai mi and banh da lon, cassava cake and pig skin cake. Lovely!
Khai Hoan Fish Sauce Phu QuocKhai Hoan Fish Sauce Phu Quoc
The products of one of the more accessible fish sauce factories on Phu Quoc Island.
Flag of VietnamFlag of Vietnam
The flag of Vietnam.
Map of VietnamMap of Vietnam
Topographic map of Vietnam.
Engine Room TelegraphEngine Room Telegraph
As seen at the Gia Long Palace in Saigon.