The best dish I've ever eaten was a pork broth soup, bought for 20 cents from a street stall....I sat on the river's edge on the tiniest plastic chairs in the world, and just couldn't believe the flavour of this dish...
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Photographer Alicia Taylor has been entranced by Hoi An, Vietnam, since first setting foot there several years ago.”It’s like stepping back in time to a fully preserved piece of Indochine history,” she says. The skilful tailors, the twinkling lights of the bridges at night, and the colourful market places are all bounty for her lens. But it was the street food that truly captivated her heart, eyes and taste buds. “The best dish I’ve ever eaten was a pork broth soup, bought for 20 cents from a street stall,” Taylor recalls. “I sat on the river’s edge on the tiniest plastic chairs in the world, and just couldn’t believe the flavour of this dish - it had been cooked with care for hours.” Visits to the famous Morning Glory restaurant were also frequent. “I stumbled across Morning Glory by mistake really, but kept returning. It is always packed with people and the food is amazing.” Here the reclaimed French Colonial building was the perfect setting for delectable meals from Madame Vy’s kitchen.
About the Photographer
Alicia Taylor was captivated by the urge to photograph at 11 years of age, when she was given her first K1000 camera. Alicia studied design and then photography at Melbourne's prestigious RMIT. After graduating with High Distinctions, she became an avid traveller, recording her passion for good design and chic interiors for magazines including Elle Decoration UK, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Vogue Living Australia, The White Company, House & Garden UK, Gourmet Traveller, Hardie Grant, Virgin, Qantas, British Homes & Gardens and many architects.