Tag Archives: Vietnam

Indochine: exploring a culinary legacy


Luke Nguyen's Indochine

Move over Songs of Sapa. There’s a new cookbook on the bench –  Indochine. Baguettes and bánh mì: finding France in Vietnam – and it’s taken prime spot on the cookbook stand in all its emerald-green cover jacket glory. Continue reading


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Small plates on cue at Coda


Hervey Bay scallop & pearl tapioca (photograph courtesy of Annabelle White)

If you are new in town and are slow to find your dining legs, the best restaurant recommendation you can probably get is from a local chef, restaurateur, or a food-mad front-of-house staff. So it was on a recent jaunt to Melbourne. We were snacking in the elegantly contemporary French restaurant Comme, and asked the restaurant manager’s advice about where to head next. He diligently directed us to Coda. Continue reading

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