Archive for the 'Food' Category

Mar 04 2013

Review: Kita Coffee House, Ho Chi Minh City

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Saigon is no stranger to coffee, you can find someone selling Vietnamese coffee on nearly every street, but that hasn’t stopped the encroachment of a certain international coffee chain, which just recently opened their first shop in District 1. Strangely, people in HCMC were able to find quality coffee before any major chain houses arrived … read the full post

Feb 09 2013

Review: Co Ngu, Ho Chi Minh City

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The rice is on the side.

Rice is a Vietnamese staple but many restaurants in HCMC don’t really give it the attention it deserves, serving tired rice dishes seemingly as an afterthought. Although many carts on the street sell rice dishes, and some cheap Vietnamese restaurants focus on a single rice dish, it can be hard to find a restaurant that … read the full post

Feb 02 2013

Cheap Vietnamese restaurants in Saigon

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Finding cheap eats in Saigon is a very easy task, given some of the best food you may ever eat is served right on the street. Not everyone however is eager to dive into street cuisine and while you can find Vietnamese restaurants worth a splurge, many more affordable proper restaurants can be tourist traps. … read the full post

Jan 27 2013

Review: Banh Xeo 46a, Saigon

Published by under Saigon street food

And they have fancy plates!

Some of the best restaurants in Vietnam are special because they focus on just a single dish. While these spots tend to not occupy the most prestigious locations in town, searching them out is worth your time if you really love to eat well. One case in point: Banh Xeo 46a. Tucked down a tight … read the full post

Jan 12 2013

Review: Pho Nho, Ho Chi Minh City

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I order heavy on the noodles.

Finding a bowl of pho in Saigon is by no means a hard task but sooner or later all the restaurants, stalls and bowls start to blend together. Pho Nho is a unique spot that stands out among the rest and is the place to go in Ho Chi Minh City for Hanoi-style pho. From … read the full post

Dec 29 2012

Saigon street food: Mi quang

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The soup with yellow noodles.

Walking the streets of downtown Saigon, you may notice the street food can seem to get a little repetitive. Street carts selling soup are a dime a dozen, but they mostly sell either pho, bun bo hue or hu tieu. If you’re interested in sampling something a bit more unique, you’ll have to leave the … read the full post

Dec 22 2012

Review: Chao Vit Sai Gon, Ho Chi Minh City

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Nothing like duck and bamboo soup.

Just a stone’s throw from Turtle Lake in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3, Chao Vit Sai Gon is an easy-to-miss joint squeezed between several larger establishments. If you’re a culinary fan of duck, this spot is one of the more famous in town, particularly for its namesake dish, duck served in the Vietnamese rice … read the full post

Dec 01 2012

Review: Nha Hang Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City

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A sweet bowl of soup.

In the midst of Saigon’s downtown areas of interest, walking distance from the Reunification Palace and the Notre Dame Cathedral, you might suspect Nha Hang Ngon is a highly priced tourist trap. However, with surprisingly low prices and a large selection of well-made Vietnamese dishes, it’s a good spot to introduce you to the city’s … read the full post

Nov 29 2012

Review: Quan Nem, Ho Chi Minh City

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This is what the inside looks like.

You don’t have to head north from Saigon to enjoy quality renditions of specialty dishes from that region, as proper northern establishments have set up shop in the big city down south. One such joint is Quan Nem, a restaurant specialising in the crispy, northern crab spring roll nem cua be. Occupying a two-floor building, … read the full post

Nov 18 2012

Review: Com Tam Ba Ghien, Ho Chi Minh City

Published by under Saigon street food

So tender you can cut it with a spoon.

Hidden away down a sidestreet in Saigon’s Phu Nhuan district, Com Tam Ba Ghien is known far and wide for their specialty com tam suon, or a pork chop served over broken rice. About a 20-minute taxi ride out of downtown, eating at this street spot will require you to overlook some grungy conditions, with … read the full post

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