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Furbrew: Hanoi’s First Independent Brewer And Its Pho Beer

Furbrew’s co-founder Thomas Bilgram is the self titled ‘craziest brewer in Hanoi.’ As the first independent brewery making craft beer in Hanoi, Furbrew are the old hands in a young market. Thomas invited us to visit Furbrew’s Hanoi beer garden ‘The 100’ to find out a little more about their story and to sample the now famous Pho Beer. Tell us about the concept behind Furbrew. How did it all begin? My friend, and now business partner in Furbrew, Trung […]

Danang Food Guide: Summer Le’s Favorite Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner Places

Summer Le is a Danang-based chef and entrepreneur. Her passion for the cuisine of central Vietnam led her to launch her Danang cuisine website in 2009 to expose the area’s unique food to an international audience. Summer Le’s culinary commitment to Danang has also motivated her to conduct food tours of her hometown. More recently, she opened her own restaurant, Nen, offering a contemporary twist on traditional Vietnamese food. Nen quickly secured a dedicated following and was a go-to destination […]

HealthyFarm Is Pioneering A Clean Food Revolution In Danang

With continued market growth comes widespread change for Vietnam’s thriving economy—and its agricultural landscape. Recently, Danang took the first step towards better food sanitation by laying out a model of how a city can successfully commit to improving food safety. Soon after the Danang People’s Committee adopted a master plan for sustainable agricultural development in the region. One stipulation of the plan was that local government authorities will triple the amount of land area dedicated to the production of safe […]

STREETS International: Taking Kids Off The Streets And Into The Kitchen

With nine years of experience providing hospitality, culinary, and language training to disadvantaged youth, STREETS International is one of the most established social enterprises in central Vietnam. With a curriculum endorsed by The Institute of Culinary Excellence in New York, STREETS International graduates have gone on to work for some of the largest hospitality brands in Vietnam and abroad. Their supporters include chef Peter Cuong Franklin from Anan Saigon and Chicago-based chef Thai Dang from HaiSous Restaurant. We met with […]

Coworking In Vietnam: Promoting Women In Tech With Enouvo Space

Vietnam’s thriving business scene has paved the way for the launch of many coworking spaces in the country. Enouvo Space is one example. It has been identified by the British Council as a creative hub where guests can “co-work, co-play, and co-break.” Added to that, Enouvo have a central Danang location, a space with lots of greenery, packages from hot desks to monthly meeting rooms…and strong coffee. Trang Hanh Tran founded Enouvo Space in 2015 after ten years studying and working […]