Archive for the 'Food' Category

Jul 07 2012

Desserts in Saigon

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Pacey's cupcakes are smaller so you can eat more.

Saigon is a town for food lovers, and although it is better known for its pho, there’s no shortage of great shops for you to visit after dinner (or before because remember life is short) selling delicious, sweet treats. If you have a sweet tooth, here are some places you can go for dessert. It’s … read the full post

Jun 19 2012

Saigon street food: Pho

A trip to Saigon, or Vietnam for that matter, isn’t complete until you sit down for a bowl of the famous pho. Although plenty of restaurants in Saigon serve pho, you may find the best bowl right on the side of the street. Pho may seem like a simple dish of rice noodles and meat, … read the full post

Jun 16 2012

Review: Tokyo Deli

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Just a half block away from the Ben Thanh market on Le Thanh Ton, Tokyo Deli may have one of the most convenient locations in Saigon for a traveller in search of Japanese cuisine. Although the location is great, to look at the Deli from the outside is far from awe inspiring. The building has … read the full post

Jun 14 2012

Review: The Fig Cafe

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A 20-minute drive from Pham Ngu Lao in Saigon, in the heart of the relatively untravelled Phu Nhuan district, The Fig Cafe sits cosily down a short alley on Nguyen Thi Huyen. Hidden from the street by high walls, once inside you’re treated to a lush courtyard filled with large-leafed plants. There are plenty of … read the full post

May 25 2012

Saigon street food: Goi cuon

One of my favourite street foods is the Vietnamese appetiser or snack, goi cuon. Whenever I find myself on the street, looking for a quick bite to eat, I seek out what I think is one of Vietnam’s must-try foods. Like its name suggests, goi cuon, also known as summer rolls, is from the same … read the full post

May 23 2012

Review: Lang Nuong Nam Bo

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Just a short trip from the backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, extremely large Lang Nuong Nam Bo sits off the main road down a long, wide alley. Set in an area that is rarely visited by tourists, you may feel like you’re in a different city when you find the restaurant even though you’re … read the full post

May 18 2012

Saigon tra

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Back when I used to live in the Western world I grew used to the fact that if I visited a restaurant I would be able to get a free glass of water with my meal. In fact, I grew so accustomed to it that you could probably say I took it for granted. But … read the full post

May 16 2012

Saigon street food: chao

On the streets of Saigon you won’t have to look far to find someone selling food from a cart. From noodle dishes to sandwiches, you can find almost anything but you may find that soups dominate the landscape of HCMC’s street food. This might not be much of a surprise since pho is the most … read the full post

May 15 2012

Review: L’Usine in Saigon

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Tucked away down a tight alley in the heart of Saigon, one of the city’s most pleasant cafes perches in an upstairs loft. Only a short walk from most of the city’s major sites, like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Opera House, L’Usine is a quiet oasis. Although it’s on the major shopping … read the full post

May 10 2012

Saigon street food: Mi xao

As an avid fan of Saigon’s street food scene, I try to encourage everyone who visits the city to try at least one dish on the streets; but I’m not kidding myself, street food can be a little scary. Before most people come to the country one of their friends or someone on a travel … read the full post

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