Tag: Saigon

pho saigon
The Vietnamese are a resourceful bunch. Businesses, both legal and not, seem to pop up out of nowhere. From people crouched on a stool selling interesting salads and fruit, to those selling food from inside a garage. This was the case at the latter at ANNHUY Pho. 
Banh Mi Chao, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Good Morning Vietnam! The sun arises on another day in Saigon and we are on the hunt for breakfast. Fortunately, we don’t have to look far. On a side street virtually opposite our hotel at Alagon D’Antique in District 1, sits a small yet bustling street food...

Banh Mi Hong Hoa

Banh Mi Hong Hoa, Ho Chi Minh
Landing in Vietnam and enduring a taxi journey to test even the most steely of nerves had made us hungry. Throughout the flight over from Kuala Lumpur, my thoughts had swayed towards a popular Vietnamese sandwich. The Banh Mi. 

Com Tam Ba Tam

Com Tam Ba Tam, Ho Chi Minh
On the same road as Bun Thit Nuong, more or less three stalls away, is a place serving a popular Vietnamese breakfast. Com Tam Ba Tam are relatively new on the block, a restaurant serving dishes of broken rice with pork, egg and various other garnishes. 
Little Hanoi Egg Coffee Ho Chi Minh
“Down this way” “no, I think it’s down this way” “oh lets just ask someone”. Finding Little Hanoi Egg Coffee shop isn’t that straightforward, as you can probably sense. Tucked away down a small alleyway somewhere off Bui Vien, a cup of a Vietnamese signature coffee awaits. 
Bun Thit Nuong Ho Chi Minh
Ben Thanh Market is a bustling and busy area for locals to pick up their daily groceries and for tourists to haggle with vendors. Just a couple of streets away from the madness is a road by the name of Durong Nguyen Trung Truc, home to some...
Freakshake, Dosh, Ho Chi minh
Entering a dingy tower block somewhere in the middle of Saigon felt like one of those oriental gangster movies. The kind of place you go to for the purposes of meeting a mob boss. This was actually the entrance to a block of businesses. We were heading...
Banana Mama, Ho Chi Minh, Saigon, Vietnam
Saigon in the early evening is a hive of activity. Food vendors set up their carts, cars, buses and bikes zoom up and down the streets as the sun begins to set. Where better to take in the sunset than on a roof overlooking the city with...
Culture Smart - Vietnam
With an imminent trip to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam planned, a guide book is a welcome tool to have. Culture Smart, who kindly sent me a copy of their guide, offer a completely different insight into destinations.