Breathe in. Breathe out. Be sustainable. Be clean. This is the mantra of Indochine 2.0. Vegetarianism is the next hot trend, as long as you can stand eating tofu all your life. Ăn Chay is the word where we live, and although well-established across Asia for centuries, the new revolution has brought some great new directions to the cuisine. Let’s take a wink…
A Vegetarian Vision
Vietnam is evolving. With abundant seasonal vegetables on every street corner, fresh, clean Vietnamese eating is unavoidable. This new direction however, is one not to be missed. If you’re not sure of how to ask, here is a quick Vietnamese lesson to help you order off any menus.
Chay = Vegetarian. It also means Vegan. Take your pick.
Tôi ăn chay – I’m a vegetarian/vegan
Tôi không ăn thịt = I don’t eat meat
Món này có thịt không? = Is there meat in this dish?
Làm món này chay được không? = Can you make this dish vegan?
The Vegetarian revolution is here. This is how we dine.
Ưu Đàm Chay Restaurant
Peaceful atmosphere. Intricate menu. This place is guaranteed to leave you with a full belly and a happy soul. Everything on offer is worth trying but here are some of our favorites.
34 Hàng Bài Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
Bún Bò Huế Chay
Bún Bò Huế is the name, and noodle soup is the game. Made famous in the city of Huế, central Vietnam, this originally meaty broth has evolved. Vegetarian core. Uncompromising flavour. Go on, treat yourself.
If you can’t visit Huế anytime soon, why not make it yourself. Just click here!
Here & Now Vegetarian Restaurant
Cozy. Peaceful. Ambient. The perfect mecca for any vegie who loves harmony. From the décor to the food, this place is nature 2.0. Don’t forget to check out the chef.
89E Nguyễn Công Hoan, Phú Nhuận District, Ho Chi Minh
And this is how we refine.
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The Yen Concept
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Traditional techniques. 21st Century ethos. Providing jobs to ethnic women and leading the fashion scene, Thao Vu has successfully formed a sustainable business model that highlights the value of culture, human artisans and originality. This couldn’t be more Indochine 2.0 if it tried.
#43, Alley 172, Au Co Street, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Vườn Rau Nhà Mình – Garden House
In the past it was easy to grow. We all had gardens. Today, our green fingers have to be extra creative. Grow, harvest and enjoy your very own fruit and veg just 30 minutes outside of Ho Chi Minh City. This green space should be on every world-conscious city dwellers’ list.