Archive for the 'Food' Category

Sep 20 2011

On islands : Phu Quoc night market

Published by under Food,Shopping

Living the resort life on Phu Quoc can be rough. You have to hang out all day on the beach then reluctantly drag yourself somewhere for food; then it’s back to the beach. Over on the island blog we have a poke through Phu Quoc’s market and find some pearls too.

Aug 30 2011

Saigon street food: Bun bo hue

When people visit Vietnam all they seem to talk about is pho: pho this, pho that, pho T-shirts. Little do they know that there are other, dare I say better, soups in Vietnam. One of the soups vying for your VND is bun bo hue, a culinary dish that originated in Hue… obviously. A perfect … read the full post

Aug 24 2011

Saigon’s best cafes

Published by under Food

One thing’s for sure, Saigon loves its coffee. You can find a café on any given block in the city — more than likely, there will be more than one.  Like most major cities, Ho Chi Minh City has its fair share of chain coffee houses, such as Highlands Coffee and Coffee Bean, but you … read the full post

Aug 15 2011

Saigon street food: Banh trang nuong

Something that I particularly love about Saigon is the fact it is a very walkable city.  As you meander through town on your tour of the various sites you may work up an appetite, but you don’t always want to stop for a proper meal. If you’re looking for quick food on the go, stop … read the full post

Aug 08 2011

Saigon street food: Banh bao

When I first arrived in Ho Chi Minh City the many varieties of street food fascinated me, but none more so than banh bao, which to me looked more like big Chinese dumplings than something Vietnamese. Banh bao, not to be confused with the also popular banh mi, actually do have Chinese roots, being introduced to … read the full post

Aug 02 2011

Saigon’s Cuc Gach Quan restaurant

Published by under Food

Hidden down a Saigon back road in a part of District 1 that is more District 3, especially if you’re in Pham Ngu Lao, resides one of the more popular Vietnamese restaurants in the city. Cuc Gach Quan, located at 10 Dang Tat in an easy-to-miss building, is developing a great reputation for serving delicious … read the full post

Jul 21 2011

Cu Chi cricket farm

A trip to Ho Chi Minh City isn’t complete without a quick visit to the Cu Chi district, where the city’s big buildings melt away and morph into rural countryside. While the area is most famous for its tunnels and war history, Cu Chi has something else worth a visit: a Cu Chi cricket farm. … read the full post

Jul 04 2011

Saigon street food: banh mi

A staple of the Saigon street food world is banh mi (pronounced bun-mee), or Vietnamese baguette sandwiches. These tasty sandwiches are extremely popular and can be found all over the city, and make a perfect meal on the go if you’re walking around the city. Knowing what to order from a cart, however, can be … read the full post

Jun 22 2011

The best pho in Saigon

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There are many reasons I recommend visiting Ho Chi Minh City, from the shopping to the traffic it is a place to be experienced. The best reason to come however is to taste the food, the most famous of which is the legendary pho. But finding a great bowl can be tricky if you don’t … read the full post

Jun 13 2011

Saigon street food: Che dau hu

Saigon street food isn’t all about main meals — yummy drinks and sweets are also on offer. Among the sugary offerings is che dau hu, a confection that can be tricky to find, but is worth the effort. Keep your eyes peeled: the roaming vendors are often surrounded by groups of students or children seeking … read the full post

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