Handpicked Restaurants to Satisfy Your Cravings in Da Nang

I have mentioned how Da Nang is a lush haven for tourists and locals alike; how its tropical beaches take your breath away. It’s heaven on Earth, a hidden jewel waiting to be found. But as you venture onward, you would surely ask yourself “Wait, is there more?”

Food Cravings

I am here to prove to you that this is true. Coming to Da Nang will be a good choice, coming back for the beaches is even better. One thing is for sure though, you will stay in Da Nang for the food.

Like all its Asian neighbors, our restaurants also provide something unique, oriental, or if you want an Asia-Meets-The-West kind of vibe, we have it too. Here are handpicked restaurants in the city that can make you ask for seconds:

Apsara Restaurant Da Nang

If you’re up for a traditional Vietnamese meal, this restaurant is for you. In fact, if you want something really cultural then you will not have regrets with Apsara because apart from its traditional cuisine, you will also have a night to remember as they feature traditional dance performances to entertain you bringing all things Vietnamese. Not only is its décor eye catching, you will also find their services and staff quite accommodating not to notice.

Café Truc Lam Vien

Looking for a place to eat while enjoying the comfort of nature? Try Café Truc Lam Vien because they can give you that. Soothe yourself with tea or coffee in this cozy themed cafe. They also serve buffet-style so looking for the perfect venue of a garden dinner party or an amorous wedding reception already got you covered when in Da Nang. Food is good, a relaxing ambiance, and a very accommodating staff, what more can you ask for?


Le Bambino

Bonjour et bienvenue sur Le Bambino. This restaurant serves both French and Vietnamese cuisine, kind of like being in two places at once. Run by a bi-racial couple (yes, you guessed it right, French and Vietnamese), it is not a surprise that this place is as romantic as it reflects the love the couples have. For that perfect romantic dinner with your special someone, this restaurant is located at 122/11 Quang Trung, Hải Châu District.

Quan Com Hue Ngon

Planning for a barbecue night with friends? Then head out to Quan Com Hue Ngon. After a long day of touring the city, it’s best to chow down in a street terrace on a cold tropical evening. It’s sizzling, it’s golden brown, it’s smoky, it’s all things grilled the Asian way. Nothing beats food when charred up a bit and spiced well. And did I forget to mention that the owner is very accommodating too?

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Growing up while witnessing our restaurant flourish, my children have developed strong interest in cooking, plus basically every stuff about food and managing a business. They even memorize already everything my business has in its menu, and they help me in preparing various dishes at home. I am proud to say that my kids have what it takes to run our business one day or become successful chefs in their own way.

Of course, among the reasons behind their impressive development were my genes. Okay, throw in some of my husband’s genes as well. But then again, seeing how they inherited my passion for cooking, I say they got most of their traits from me.

Like a plant, the quality of the seed alone won’t guarantee that it will bear fruits or beautiful flowers. It also requires other elements such as water, sunlight, proper air circulation, and good soil. That concept practically applies to kids. No matter how good their genes are, if they do not get the proper education that will allow them to learn how they could put their innate talents and skills into good use, they have little chances to succeed later.

People are always amazed at how my children displayed their strong memory and mastery of math at their very young ages. Just like other mom’s sharing their reviews of abcmouse.com, a product that can be acquired from  preschoolhomeschoolcurriculum.com, I say I owe it a lot also from ABC Mouse.

Like I said, my children showed strong interest in our business at their early age. While I am highly-equipped with knowledge in training and managing my staff, teaching children can be a different thing. Usually, the latter is very hard, especially due to the children’s very short attention span.

They tend to ask a lot of things, but when I start explaining it to them, they just seem to lose their interest. Maybe it’s because I am having a hard time putting my words into something they could relate to. However, with ABC Mouse, their curiosity about mathematics, science, and other subjects were satisfied. It was because of the application’s colorfully illustrated images and lessons, which are masterfully arranged and presented in a way that a child will easily understand.


I have been using the application for quite long already. I utilize it to further boost the learning that my children get from school. So far, it never failed me. The teacher of my children even incorporated the app in her teaching sessions lately upon learning the positive benefits it brought my kids.

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Use of plastic containers are not only limited to home. They can also be used as the food storage option in restaurants. Many people think that plastic containers can only be used in the businesses selling non-edible items. It is not the case. All sorts of restaurants can use such containers for food and non-food storage as well as for the display purposes. The quality durable plastic containers keep food fresh and protected from any kind of rust or dent.

Food Boxes

Whether you own a restaurant or planning to get into restaurant business, you must be aware of different uses of these containers in commercial kitchen. If you are thinking of how these containers can help your restaurant, just go through these points.

  • These containers give the best way to hold and store any kind of food item. You can also use them to store sachets, napkins, straws etc. The clear plastic containers can be used to organize or display different types of food items depending on specialty restaurants or cafeterias.
  • You can also consider such containers to keep additional food items you offer in your restaurant. Salt, Pepper and other spices can be stored and kept on dining table to have a clear view. The containers also give best solution to store the packets of ketchup, mayonnaise etc.
  • If you run a restaurant where customers have to pay on their way out, it would be good to offer them something extra on the billing or reception table. You can offer them chewing gum, toothpicks, breath mints and hand wipes stored in the containers.

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Lid Boxes

The variety of ingredients can be organized in clear plastic containers with lids in order to keep them protected from dust and debris. It will help the cook to use the required ingredients in no time by just picking the right container. The cook does not need to waste his time in searching for the required ingredient.

The clear plastic containers really work extremely well in a range of restaurant situations. To meet your storage needs, you must think of adding mr. lid containers in organizing your restaurant at the competitive price.

Hotel’s Abandoned Treasures


Staying lots of places that aren’t your permanent home always ensures you find all kinds of crazy things that aren’t yours, and never will be.  I guess it is only natural when you are staying in a room that was created for lots of people to spend some time in.  As a result I have made it a habit now to pull back the covers completely from every room I am in to check for suspicious items that the hotel staff needs to remove.  Besides the normal underwear/socks/random pieces of clothing that we’ve discovered, I’ve also learned to check the bedside drawers for treasures.

I’ve found playing cards, cuff links, and even some supplements.  (Of course I didn’t take them, I just was curious as to what they were!)  The bottle said Venapro, and it was something I had never heard of before.  After scouring the internet for Venapro reviews, I determined that Venapro was some kind of homeopathic supplement to help treat hemorrhoids.  I’m sure someone, somewhere is really missing this stuff!

I don’t understand how people can leave behind so much stuff.  I don’t know if this fact should weird me out more, or the fact that the hotel cleaning staff seems to miss such obvious things.  How am I supposed to believe my sheets are actually clean if they can’t find the out of place objects right under their noses?

This also makes me wonder about the hotel staff as a whole and their level of quality control.  Think about it.  If I found stuff left behind in my room, chances are the housekeeping staff probably overlooked at least one other thing in all of the other rooms in the hotel.  I’d also be willing to bet this is not the first day nor first time someone has found something in their room.  Hopeful, not everyone has found a treatment for hemorrhoids behind.  But if there have been that many reports of things being left behind, and the staff’s negligence, then how could the problem still be occurring?  And since it is obviously still happening, what else are they repeatedly looking over?

The germaphobe in me is highly tempted to travel with a self contained sleeping unit that I know exactly where it has been and who has used it.  (Just me, of course!)  But with all the traveling and shuffling around we do, I’ve learned to be able to block this weirdness from my brain, and somehow still manage to sleep between hotel sheets every night peacefully.  And so far, I haven’t contracted anything strange as a result!  It’s a miracle!  Ha!

While it’s not often that you go rummaging through leftovers in hotels to discover hemorrhoid medication, sometimes you strike gold, right?  HA!  Just keeping it weird, guys. Happy traveling!  (Don’t forget to check under the covers next time before you dive right in!)

My Big Beach Problem

I’ve been excelling at keeping up my physique with exercising and a consistent, nutrient rich diet.   Ok, maybe excelling is a little overzealous.  I’m thankful for a high metabolism, and the tiny bit of willpower I possess to go along with it, since I haven’t exactly been killing it at the gym. (More like lounging on the beach.  It’s the life, I promise!)

Good news that goes with that – I’m not in this video:

Anyways – my lack of exercise plan and/or nutrition plan aren’t what’s plaguing my inability to put on my swimsuit and hit the beach.

It’s the body hair.

There, I said it.  Who wants to be the hairy freak on the beach that everyone is pointing and laughing at?  Certainly not me!

I’m not talking about a little bit of body hair, but actually I have quite a bit to a lot, and that is the problem.  So me avoiding a swimsuit is for the safety and protection of others, but also for myself.  I don’t even want to see myself in a swimsuit

But I also don’t want to spend hours painfully removing every last unwanted hair from my body.  I’m not strong enough for waxing.  I always cut myself shaving.  Every grooming ritual I’ve found takes FOREVER.  In addition, none of them are really effective at removing all of the hair.  Even if they do remove the hair it will always grow back.  So now I have the repeated problem of having to remove hair over and over again.  And when I’m spending most of my time on the beach, I’m not willing to sacrifice the time when my toes should be in the sand with getting rid of body hair.

But, I don’t want to be seen in public with all the body hair everywhere.  I’ve got some crazy family genes to thank for this.

Dilemmas, dilemmas.  The struggle is so real, people.

As I said before this “lovely” hair problem is a genetic issue.  It runs strong in my family line.  So at least I am not alone and my sisters and mother can understand my difficulty and frustration.

Luckily for me  I have a great mom who loves to send me care packages.  In my last care package I got chocolate (screw the diet plan) and an iTunes gift card. Those gifts are great, but this care package also had the coolest thing.  My mom also included this super weird laser looking home electrolysis hair removal thingie called Flash and Go.  Thanks Mom!  (I’m guessing she feels bad that she blessed/cursed me with this problem.  Totally don’t blame you, Mom, and won’t hold it against you until the end of time.  Whatever.)

So, there’s that.  Maybe it will be the end to my hair removal woes.  I haven’t mustered up the courage to take it out of the box yet.  It really does look strange, people.  I’m also terrified of electrocuting myself.  You know, if the converters don’t work and all.  Whatevs.  I’ll update you if and when I give it a go.

Maybe staying out of the gym and playing another round of beach volleyball is what’s keeping me awesome?  I’m voting for that.

Do you have any good tips for getting rid of unwanted body hair that don’t cost a fortune or hurt like the devil or take a million hours away from my lounging on the beach?  Ever tried the Flash & Go to get rid of your hair?  How did it work for you?  Talk me in to it, peeps, or it’s going to be a huge waste, I’m afraid!

Other than the pesky hair problem, life is going swimmingly (pun intended!)!  Love it here.  Join us soon – for reals.

‘Til next time!

My Newest Beach Hobby

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The beach life is grand.  No pressure to be anywhere, to be someone your not, to dress up, or to talk the talk.  Just relaxation, lots of vitamin D, leisure reading, and escape from the rest of the busy world.  Ahhh, paradise.

As much as I love to lay around on the beach with a drink in my hand soaking up the sunshine, it does get a little boring so many days on end.  I’ve read everything on my Kindle, I’ve tried all the tropical drink specials, and I’m turning a shade I like to call “Burnt Turkey.”  Also known as shoe leather.  A little too much sun soaking may have occurred.  Oh well.

As I was getting restless one day, I noticed a group of people on stand up paddle boards, riding the waves.  While I don’t love getting wet with salty ocean water, I knew this was something I could get behind, as they were entirely out of the water, fully standing on the board, and paddling around.  I knew I had to give it a try.

I found a spot to rent an inflatable board, and in a flash, I was out in the water.  It was a blast!  I paddled around everywhere. It was a bit humbling at first, but I wasn’t about to let that stop me.  I made some great friends along the way who had been doing this for a lot longer than I had.  I took the advice of these enthusiasts, and I was able to stay up most of the day, without getting in the water, and MAN was it a workout.  I was so sore the next day, especially my core.  I’ve decided to cancel my gym membership that I never use anyways, and just stick to stand up paddle boarding for the rest of my life.  I know I burned a ton of calories, as I was famished afterwards and ate most everything in site.  I haven’t had that much fun in a long time.  Especially if it could be considered exercise.  It was an awesome way to spend the afternoon, that’s for sure, and I’ll be doing it again soon.

I’m wondering now if I should buy one of these things, and if I would get enough use out of it.  Anyone with any experience on stand up paddle boards out there?  Weigh in with your opinion – I seriously need to know over here! Thanks, and have a great one!

Staying Beach Ready

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With all the enjoying of the beautiful scenery around here, I like to make sure I’m keeping my physique ready to hit the beach anytime, anywhere.  It’s important to me to not only look my best in a  swimsuit, but to feel my best so I can truly enjoy all the fun and wonder the beach has to offer.  Not only does it take some fitness to get our gear out to the beach, I’m an active person, and don’t enjoy just sitting around.  I want to have the energy to play!  The beach is nature’s playground, and I want to make sure I’m ready and able to enjoy it to the fullest and not have to miss out on the adventures to be had.  Be it kicking the ball around with friends, catching some waves, or spiking the volleyball over the net – count me in!

There are some things I make sure to do, whether I’m on or off the beach, to make sure I’m ready for all this, though!  It definitely doesn’t just happen naturally, and it takes some effort on my part, but it’s truly worth it to feel and look my best.  I’m confident and ready to put myself out there to have some fun!

So… what are the steps I take to be ready?

First- get moving!  It doesn’t matter how or where – just get off the couch and move.  The more I move, the better I feel.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a marathon runner or anything, but I do get off my tush and get active a little every day.  Sometimes, this means taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or parking a little bit further away from the store and walking in.  Sometimes I hit the gym, and other days, playing on the beach is my exercise for the day.  Who says working out has to be boring?!

Another thing I’ve taken to doing is drinking skinny shakes, like IdealShape (read this IdealShape review here!), between meals to stay full.  I know, I know – it seems a little crazy.  I don’t replace meals with these, but I use them as fillers between meals to stay full, alert, and at my best.  I get crabby when I’m hungry – so this makes sure that EVERYONE is enjoying my company because it’s enjoyable!

Lastly, I’ve been practicing being confident in my own skin.  Instead of pointing out all the things I see that are “wrong” when I look in the mirror, I spend some time celebrating myself!  We’re all made just a little bit different (otherwise the world would be a pretty boring place!) and I’m learning to embrace that.  I may not be as skinny as my neighbor on the sand, but I’m strong.  I have great qualities.  I like who I am.  And I believe that shines from the inside out.


Ready to join us on the beach?  It doesn’t take much – just make sure you’re feeling your best, and come join in the fun!  There’s enough beach for us all, and the more the merrier!






You Found WHAT on the Beach?!

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It’s no secret that we love to spend time on the beaches of DaNang. They are the perfect spot to kick back, relax, and enjoy a beverage and some great company. And since they aren’t very well known, we often have the place mostly to ourselves.

We’ve also come to love walking the sands looking for treasures. While we have yet to strike gold, we have found quite a few interesting things along the shore. Our favorites, like the whole conch shell and perfectly shaped message bottle are prominently displayed on our shelf at home. But, we’ve also found a few noteworthy items in the sand that are worth mentioning, even if they weren’t worth keeping, just for the strange factor.

You might not believe us, but these are honestly the three weirdest things we have ever found on one of our treasure hunts!

3. A matchbox car. Of all the choices for sand toys, this would have not even come close to one of the items we would think about taking to the beach. But sure enough, we found not one, but THREE of these bad boys! Either a frequent beachgoer has a thing for these miniature cars, or someone is playing a trick on us!

2. An anti snoring mouthpiece, called Good Morning Snore Solution. Not only does the shape look like an alien octopus with only two arms, the beach is the LAST place you expect to find something like this! The germ factor skeeved me out a little bit (the human mouth is a breeding ground for illness), but even though we didn’t touch it, it still deserved a mention in the strangest items ever to be found in the sands of DaNang.

1. A rusted cell phone. There was no way this baby was ever going to work again, so I’m sure it had been lost for a while. It made us scratch our heads though- what do you have to be doing on the beach to not only lose your cell phone so much that you can’t find it again, or not even notice it was missing enough for it to get buried in the sand? What an expensive mistake!

If you ever decide to come take our word for it, and visit the beaches of DaNang, be sure to keep an eye out for some special items of your own. After all, one man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure.. or just a good story to tell!