Archive for the 'Food' Category

Nov 07 2013

Hidden charges at Saigon restaurants

Published by under Food,Uncategorized

Refreshing but not free.

Food in Saigon is usually a bargain; even most of the city’s “expensive” restaurants are cheap when compared to similar quality in the West. But a strange thing happens to many who visit this fair city: they can develop a sense of cheap food entitlement and start to argue over small surcharges on the bill. … read the full post

Oct 07 2013

Sushi in Saigon

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When in doubt, get everything.

Although it would be blasphemous to eat anything other than Vietnamese food on a short trip to Saigon, a longer stay may eventually require a sushi fix – as Ho Chi Minh City offers plenty of affordable, high-quality spots around town. Perhaps the most well known sushi spot in town is Sushi Bar, a chain sushi restaurant … read the full post

Sep 10 2013

Pizza in Saigon

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You get to cut the cheese.

If you’ve tired of Saigon’s street food and you’ve a hankering for some decent pizza, the city has more than just the big chains — here’s where to head. If you’re stuck in the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker area or tight on cash, basically any restaurant you walk into will have some sort of cheap pizza on … read the full post

Jun 22 2013

Saigon street food: Banh canh

Published by under Saigon street food

Those are some thick noodles.

One favourite soup of the south, and a must try on a trip through Saigon, is banh canh — a soup that’s probably not as recognisable to the typical travellers as perhaps pho or bun bo hue. Banh canh includes a noodle that’s much thicker than what you typically find in a Vietnamese street soup. It’s about as … read the full post

Jun 09 2013

Review: Hoang Ty, Ho Chi Minh City

Published by under Saigon street food

Chairs with backs, unbelievable.

Saigon has a quite a few street food-style restaurants with great reputations, such as Hoang Ty, which stands out for a few dishes: banh canh in the mornings, morphing into banh trang dishes from lunch-time onwards. While the restaurant has a thick menu, featuring a version of most southern dishes, banh canh is what you should go for to … read the full post

May 21 2013

Saigon’s best Western restaurants

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Salads done right.

If you’ve been travelling for an extended period, you may hanker for a taste of the West rather than chowing down on local cuisine for yet another meal. In the last year Ho Chi Minh has been flooded with fast food joints, but if you’re craving a meal that reminds you of home — you … read the full post

May 19 2013

Saigon street food: Banh trang

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It's like an ingredient party.

While most street food in Saigon could almost be classified as fast food, where you sit down and pretty much immediately start eating, some dishes from the streets make you work a little harder: banh trang is a case in point. In the world of Saigon street food, a restaurant advertising banh trang is where you … read the full post

May 07 2013

Review: Al Fresco’s, Ho Chi Minh City

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Your fingers are going to get messy.

Even though you may be surrounded by a load of delicious local food in Saigon, sometimes you just want a pizza or hamburger; if that’s the case, it might be time to find the nearest Al Fresco’s. As the name might suggest, the menu at Al Fresco’s offers plenty of Italian food, particularly pastas and … read the full post

Apr 22 2013

Review: Scott and Binh’s, Ho Chi Minh City

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I don't get brunch often but when I do, I go here.

While you won’t struggle to find delicious, Vietnamese food every which way you turn in HCMC, a prolonged trip on the road can make you miss a solid, home-cooked meal. If you have a craving for Western cuisine, take a trip out of District 1 to Scott and Binh’s in District 7. Sharing the streetfront … read the full post

Mar 23 2013

Review: Le Banh Mi, Ho Chi Minh City

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Tasty.

On nearly every corner in Saigon you’ll find a street cart selling banh mi, or Vietnamese sandwiches. While these are delicious and cheap, sometimes you might hanker after something similar but of a higher quality. While you’ll find a big jump in prices when visiting most sandwich shops in the city, Le Banh Mi offers … read the full post

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