Vietnamese Coffee Culture: History, Drinks, Customs & More

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As the second-largest coffee producer and exporter in the world after Brazil, Vietnam holds a unique status in the coffee world. Vietnamese coffee culture is not just apparent in the variety of drinks or the countless coffee shops that pepper the streets of Hanoi. In Vietnam, coffee itself is a way of life. Vietnamese coffee … Read more

50 Japanese Gifts to Buy Online for Japanophiles

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We all have that Japan-obsessed friend. The one who’s crazy about anime and manga, the one who pores over Japanese literature, the one who loves everything Japanese. Maybe that’s you. And the best way to make this person in your life (or yourself) happy is through these Japanese gift ideas that you can easily buy … Read more

30+ Japanese Drinks & Beverages to Try Apart From Sake

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Japan is recognized around the world for its incredible cuisine. Often presented like works of art, Japanese foods are not only delectable but also very beautiful. And yet, for the uninitiated, not much is known about Japanese drinks. Most people know about sake and over the last few years, interest in matcha has grown. While … Read more

40 Japanese Candies to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Japanese food is like no other. On one end, you have classics like sushi, ramen, tempura, and gyoza. On another, you have Japanese snacks that can range from cheap dagashi staples to artisanal chocolates to delicious Japanese candies. If you’re into sweets, you’re in luck because Japan’s convenience stores and supermarkets are teeming with all … Read more

38 Best Japanese Chocolates to Melt in Your Mouth

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A cultural and culinary powerhouse, Japan is famous for anime, sushi, ramen, Mt. Fuji, and bullet trains. But here’s one thing I bet you don’t usually associate with this East Asian destination: Japanese chocolates. If you have a sweet tooth, Japan will prove to be a paradise to you. Sweets and snacks pepper grocery and … Read more

25 Books About Vietnam’s History, Culture & More

Whether you have plans of heading to Vietnam soon or you like exploring a destination through its literature, reading books about Vietnam is a great way to acquaint yourself with this beautiful and historic country. From colonization to the Vietnam War to reunification, Vietnam has a rich and complex past. Most of the famous books … Read more

30 Books About Japan to Add to Your Reading List

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One of the best ways to better understand a nation is through its literature. If, like me, you’re eager to learn more about the Land of the Rising Sun, reading books about Japan should be on your to-do list. I confess to being a fan of Japanese novels, so much so that I even joined … Read more

40 Mouthwatering Asian Snacks You Can Buy Online

Growing up in Asia means having a world of flavors within reach. In a continent of almost 50 countries, you can expect an assortment of cuisines, each with distinct characters. This variety extends to Asian snacks, munchies that offer a unique taste and even trigger nostalgia. This sheer diversity also makes supermarket trips (or online … Read more

13 Novelty Desserts in KL And Where to Find Them

The metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur (KL) has a truly spectacular food scene. It boasts a plethora of local and international cuisine that transcends various cultures. From classic Malaysian favorites like nasi lemak to Spanish tapas, the choice of cuisine and food in KL will leave you spoilt for choice. The same applies to desserts … Read more

35 Tasty Vietnamese Snacks, Street Foods and Drinks You Have To Try

From breathtaking natural landscapes to stunning beaches to its historic cities, Vietnam has so much to offer. But ask me (or anyone who’s been to Vietnam) what I love about the Land of the Blue Dragon, and in a heartbeat, I will answer you with one word: food. Vietnamese dishes, Vietnamese snacks, Vietnamese street foods … Read more