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10 Apr 2017

I discovered Joma Bakery Cafe more than 4 years ago when I first came to Hanoi. Coming from America, I was interested in sampling Vietnamese foods of all kinds in the city, but still found I was missing some of my old favorite American dishes. My first and foremost con...

Have you ever bitten into a sandwich and feel like it’s more of a vegetarian sandwich than the meaty sandwich that you ordered? Have you felt the frustration of desperately wanting a tasty, western-style sandwich to take a break from the usual rice and noodles, but com...

Have you ever been excited to try a new restaurant and when you finally went, it was a disappointment? Maybe the service was horrible or you had to wait a long time or the food was cold. Whatever it was, it ruined your experience! Well, let me tell you about my first v...

3 Jan 2017

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I do not often crave sweet cakes, but when I do...Joma cheesecake with blueberry topping is my very first choice! Especially on a day where I'm feeling down, that totally helps to brighten it up.

I first tried the...

4 Dec 2016

As an American expat living in Bali for the past 26 years, November's approach brings childhood cravings derived from my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.  I often feel gratitude just for being alive and having a special day to concentrate those feelings completes an ann...

Feed My Lambs Cambodia is a registered charity in the U.K. and an NGO in Cambodia. Its founders and directors, John and Ann Turner from Northern Ireland, have been in Phnom Penh since March 2007. They have dedicated their lives to helping the poor and disadvantaged chi...

Oh man. If you know anything about Southeast Asia, you will know about the abundance of tropical fruit. Have you ever heard of “hairy berries”? Yeah, I never heard of it either until I heard westerners use it to call what I know as rambutan. Fruits like papaya, dragon...

3 Oct 2016

There are a lot of things that I didn’t get to choose. I didn’t get to choose my parents or family - how many people there are, how much money we had or didn’t have, which religion we had or didn’t have, how we were raised. I didn’t get to choose my nationality. My cou...

Veggies and I have never been friends. Cauliflowers are the worst for me. They are weird, bushy, flower looking things that you are supposed to eat? My palate never understood it. Then again, it never understood any veggies. My parents always wondered what happened to...

Do you know that Joma Ice Cream is made in our very own factory? We have all sorts of flavors ranging from the classics: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry to peanut butter, rum raisin, chocolate chip cookie, coconut, coffee almond, passion-mango sorbet and lemon sorbe...

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