Viet Hoang


    Tofugu Staff

    Viet is the lead engineer and a co-founder at Tofugu. Along with Koichi, he tends the durtles at WaniKani, ensures Tofugu (the blog) is getting enough soy, and assists with running the business operations. <br> He develops, designs, photographs, films, and does anything and everything that needs to be done. Once in a while, he writes about topics that interest him on the Tofugu blog. <br> A former oil patch engineer, Viet now enjoys living the 90s in Portland, Oregon, USA. Some activities he enjoys doing are road cycling, barbells, running, photography, traveling, trying out the new food carts and whisk(e)y, and picking up Koichi's slack in Starcraft 2.

    49 Art/Photography Published

    2020-04-14 Aoi Ike Pond: Literally, "Blue Pond"
    2020-01-30 Abashiri Prison Museum: The Perfect Place to Learn About How Prisoners Slept, Ate, Worked, Bathed (and Sometimes Escaped)
    2020-01-28 Ezura Farm: A Place You Can Be a Hokkaido Farmer
    2019-02-05 iioffice Ueno: The Tokyo Coworking Space That's Really いい
    2019-02-05 mAAch ecute: Akihabara's Best-Kept, Non-otaku Secret
    2019-02-05 Bar Lupin: Literary Greatness and Old-fashioned Cocktails
    2019-01-22 Szechuan Restaurant Chin: A Restaurant by Chen Kenichi, Iron Chef Chinese
    2019-01-22 Kaishoku Michiba: A Restaurant by Rokusaburo Michiba, Iron Chef Japanese
    2018-07-25 Bar Orchard: The Creative, Fresh Fruit Cocktails of Ginza
    2018-07-20 Yakiniku Meimon: Famous Japanese Meat for Famous People
    2018-06-26 Renting Middle-Aged Japanese Men for Fun: A Review of Ossan Rental
    2018-06-26 Studio Crown: Cosplay, Then Walk the Streets of Akihabara as an Otaku God
    2018-06-26 Yasashii Shufu: Cosplaying-Along with a Rental Ossan
    2018-06-26 Omocha-kun: Our Anthem Singing, Puppet-Wielding Ossan Rental
    2018-06-26 Hanachan: A Drinking Place I Love But Can’t Recommend
    2018-06-23 Nakagin Capsule Tower: Retro Future Living Space
    2018-06-21 Umebachiya: Real Veggies, Real Sweet, Real Edo Style
    2018-06-05 Park Hotel Tokyo: Where Each Room is a Work of Art
    2018-06-02 On the Marks: A Kawasaki Hotel for Hip Youths and Business Travelers
    2018-05-30 Here are Your Options for Getting Internet in Japan
    2018-05-01 We Rented a NEET: Someone Who is "Not in Education, Employment, or Training."
    2018-04-24 ChouChou POPON: The Tokyo Bar Filled with Model Trains
    2018-04-19 Nanachōme Kyōboshi: Ginza's Famous $400 Tempura
    2018-04-12 Ristorante Massa: The Iron Chef Italian Restaurant
    2018-04-10 Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden: Radical Reptiles and Gnarly Nanners
    2018-04-03 Anata no Warehouse: A Fancy Arcade Modeled After a Very Not-Fancy Place
    2018-03-27 Sushiya no Nohachi: Sushi Made from a Single Grain of Rice
    2018-03-22 Amano Freeze-Dry Station: Upscale Soup Shop
    2018-02-13 Kinosaki Onsen Town: Relax in 7 Legendary Hot Springs
    2018-02-06 Gundam Cafe Akihabara: A Place for Giant Robot Fans
    2018-01-23 KITTE: Tokyo's Best Shopping Center for Fancy Things
    2018-01-16 1Kara: Tokyo's Place for the Solo Karaoke Warrior
    2018-01-02 Beer Club Popeye: Japan's First Purveyor of Japanese Craft Beer
    2017-12-21 First Cabin Akihabara: The Airplane Themed Capsule Hotel
    2017-12-07 Nalu & 76 Cafe: Getting Your Hair Cut in Japan
    2017-10-24 Kichijoji Yūrei: Tokyo’s Haunted Underground Izakaya
    2017-08-30 Kotani Makoto: The Homeless Man in Japan You Can Rent for ¥50 Per Day
    2017-06-12 Meguro Parasitological Museum: A Wonderland of Tapeworms and Malaria
    2017-01-24 Crispy, Crunchy, Crawly: Eating Bugs in Japan
    2016-09-13 Kagaya Izakaya: Frog is Stranger Than Fiction
    2015-04-14 Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
    2015-03-24 Neon Blue Curry And The NicoNico Headquarters Cafe
    2015-03-10 Riding The World's Shortest Escalator: The Puchicalator
    2015-02-02 Showa Shinzan Yukigassen Tournament: The World's Scariest Snowball Fight?
    2014-11-12 HiNative: The Review
    2014-02-05 Hacking The Way You Walk With Namba Aruki
    2014-01-30 Japanese Body Language And Gestures
    2013-10-01 Jiufen: The Real Life Spirited Away
    2010-11-09 Tashirojima, Japan's Famous Cat Island

    12 Articles Published

    2019-02-05 iioffice Ueno: The Tokyo Coworking Space That's Really いい
    2017-12-28 Tofugu's Favorite Posts of 2017
    2016-12-27 Tofugu's Favorite Posts of 2016
    2014-04-29 Coffee In Japan: 120 Years Of Mornings
    2014-01-30 Japanese Body Language And Gestures
    2012-05-03 The Great Japanese Beer War
    2012-03-01 Botaoshi: Knock Down That Pole Or Die Trying
    2012-02-23 Japanese Superstitions That Will Fill You with FEAR!
    2012-02-02 What It's Like to Have a Career in Japan
    2012-01-26 Karoshi: The Japanese Are Dying to Get to Work
    2012-01-12 Pimp My Ride, Dekotora Style
    2011-11-18 The Burakumin: Japan’s Invisible Race