V’uisine – Frankfurt’s Best Vietnamese Restaurant

For the past few months, while on a consultancy assignment in the beautiful city of Frankfurt, far away from London, I was kind of forced to use a laundromat once a week for a while, until my landlord got around to having the washing machine in my serviced apartment fixed. As it happened, this turned out to be a very lucky coincidence, because my laundromat turned out to be on the opposite side of the street to Frankfurt’s best Vietnamese street food tapas place: V’uisine. It ranks #38 of 2,068 Restaurants in Frankfurt. I enjoyed dinner there once a week every week. This time around, I had Khoai Dau Cari (sweet potato tofu cream curry), Bo Luc Lac (diced beef cubes with roasted pepper and onions), Heo Quay (roast pork belly marinaded in honey and soy sauce), and Saigon Ga Quien (battered marinaded chicken), each for €6.20, plus two portions […]

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Burghausen’s Burgfest, Medieval Festival in the Longest Castle of the World

We just returned from an extended weekend trip to my home town. I travelled by train from Essen, where I’m currently on an assignment for work, my wife, two couples we’re friends with, and a single friend joined us, one couple were flying in from Luxembourg, the rest from London (to Munich or Salzburg). I was born and grew up in Burghausen an der Salzach (‘…-on-Salt-River’), “Burghausen, Altötting [referring to the district whose largest town it is]”, “Burghausen, Oberbayern [Upper Bavaria, in the southeasternmost part of Germany]”, “Burghausen, Obb. [Obb. being the slightly doggerel local abbreviation for Upper Bavaria in German]”, or Burghausen, for short. ‘Burg’ means castle in German, ‘…hausen’ means village. My home town lies next to the beautiful Salzach river, on the other side of which the country of Austria stretches all the way to Italy (Venice is only 3.5 hours’ drive away, if you manage to […]

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