Our Slice of Life in Video. A visual diary of moments during our Daring Affair.

Breakfast in Vietnam

Our first VLOG! Eating a typical Hanoian breakfast, Bánh cuốn (Ben Gun) and something a little more special, Known as ‘balut’ in the Philippines and ‘hột vịt lộn’ in Vietnam.~Bánh cuốn is a thinly steamed pancake made from fermented rice batter, it is filled and rolled with a mixture of cooked and seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and minced shallots. The dish is served with chả lụa (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, and bean sprouts, with the dipping sauce which is fish sauce called nước chấm. (It is Delicious)~hột vịt lộn is a fetal duck embryo that has been fertilized for 14-21 days and then boiled or steamed. It’s a common snack all over Vietnam and rather more delicious than it looks. It is served with salt, ginger and Vietnamese coriander to enhance the taste. (These two dishes are a ‘must eat’ when visiting Vietnam.) (Next, We look forward to trying the elusive fetal quail eggs)

K'Ho Coffee in Da Lat

The beautiful city of Đà Lạt is surrounded by lush green mountains, rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and pine forests as far as the eye can see. Its characteristic temperate climate sets it aside from other cities in Vietnam, making it the perfect contender for the development of fruit, vegetable and flower plantations and of course – coffee. But not all coffee trees can thrive in these conditions, and this is why the French colonists, in the 19th century, saw the opportunity to introduce and successfully grow the heirloom Arabica plant. DaLat is also home to the K’Ho people, an ethnic minority group, living in Lâm Đồng province of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. They have cared for and encouraged the growth and development of the Arabica tree since its introduction in the 1860’s. And thanks to K’Ho coffee, a socially responsible cooperative, the highest quality Arabica is being sustainably grown and harvested by hand to maintain the highest standards.