Bun Bo Hue – Another Winning Bowl of Noodles in Saigon

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For years I’ve been eating noodle soups and dishes throughout Southeast Asia. But at this little bun bo Hue restaurant in Saigon, is where I had my first bowl of noodles in a clear glass bowl. That’s right, at Bún Bò Huế Chú Há, they not only serve a fantastic bowl of this delightful Vietnamese […]

Banh Khot – Glorious Vietnamese Crispy Pancakes

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If you love crispy savory pancakes, you’re going to love Vietnamese banh khot!  Among the list of endless delicious Vietnamese snacks and light meals, is a little gem called banh khot (bánh khọt). They could be translated in a number of different ways, from crispy savory pancakes, to coconut rice cakes, to kettle cakes… but maybe a little […]

Bun Rieu – Incredibly Delicious Crab Noodles in Vietnam

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It’s nearly impossible to walk more than a few steps without bumping into the next noodle soup restaurant or food stall in Vietnam. Before spending time in Saigon, I only really knew about a few of the most famous noodle soups, like pho. But while I was in Saigon, I had a chance to try many […]

The Best Breakfast I Ate in Vietnam – Banh Mi Hoa Ma

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Eggs are a component of some of the world’s greatest breakfasts, and in Vietnam it’s no different. Just down the road from where I was staying in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), was a restaurant that served, what was probably the best breakfast I ate during my visit to the city, and ever in Vietnam. What is bánh […]

Saigon’s Binh Tay Market – What to Do and Eat

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Who else loves visiting markets? When I was in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), I heard and read a lot about the famous Ben Thanh Market. And as good, and worthwhile, as Ben Thanh Market was to explore, there’s another market, a little further out of the touristy area of town, within Saigon’s Chinatown, that I […]

Cơm Bình Dân – A Typical Vietnamese Street Food Meal

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Vietnam, with famous dishes like Pho and Bun Bo Hue, is especially well known for its noodles, which indeed are extremely delicious. But for myself, growing up eating rice every day, I can’t go more than a few meals without a rice based meal. Sure I love all the Vietnamese noodles, but I still have to […]