What do you miss from home that we don't have here in Vietnam?

When living in another country, we always missing our home country's products or activities. My previous article, Buying your home country staff in Ho Chi Minh City is about how to get your home brand product in Ho Chi Minh City. 

According to a survey from an expatriate group in Vietnam, here are the respond about 10 things that they miss from home but we don't have here in Vietnam.

1. New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is one of the extensive subway services in the world with 468 stations in operation and number #7 for the busiest subway services after Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. More information can be reviewed at MTA New York website.

2. Books Kinokuniya

Books Kinokuniya is a Japanese owned bookstore chain by Kinokuniya Co. Ltd since 1927. Besides in Japan, the Books Kinokuniya stores also have 28 stores available abroad including 8 in United States, 3 in Indonesia, 1 in Malaysia, 3 in Thailand, 1 in Australia, 7 in Taiwan, 1 in United Arab Emirates and 3 in Singapore.

3. USDA's choice of NY steak

United States Department of Agriculture had launch a volunteer beef grading programme by Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) project. This program is to ensure all beef distributed in the market with top quality in terms of selection, cutting and storage procedure as per USDA's guidelines.

4. Vegemite & Marmite

Vegemite is a darkk brown paste made by yeast extract which you can spread in on the toast, biscuits or fill it in pastries. This Vegemite is the same type with British's Marmite.


IKEA is a Swedish own ready-to-assemble home product store with over 300 stores around the world. For more info about IKEA stores in each country, visit www.ikea.com for details.

6. Indian Pale Ale (IPA) Beer

IPA is a beer style from warm fermentation category. This beer is popular in Great Britain before breweries in USA make their own version or IPA beer.

7. Somerset Cider Brandy

This apple brandy was firstly produced on 1987 in England by Burrow Hills Cider Farm in Somerset, England. More information about this brandy can be browsed at www.ciderbrandy.co.uk

8. Bick's Baby Dills Pickles

This pickles is originally from Canada. More info at www.bicks.ca

9. Almond Milk

Almond milk is a beverage made from ground almond, often used as a substitute for dairy milk.

10. Tesco

Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third world largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). It has stores in 14 countries across Asia, Europe and North America and is the grocery market leader in the UK (where it has a market share of around 30%), Malaysia, the Republic of Ireland and Thailand.

11. Twisties

Twisties is a snack food product available in Australia, New Sealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Twisties are produced by feeding a mix of milled corn, rice, wheat and water into a machine known as a rotary head or random extruder. This machine cooks the mix at high temperature and pressure whilst forming the pieces. This process results in the characteristic Twisties shape with the knobbly surface and squiggly shape. After forming, the pieces are oven baked before being flavoured with a coating of seasoning and vegetable oil.

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