Beef Pho in Saigon: Try It at Pho Phuong 25

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In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), just like with banh mi, you’ll have a hard time walking more than a block or two without stumbling into the next pho restaurant. And sometimes you’ll smell it before you see it. Though it originated in northern Vietnam under the influence of the French, pho is another noodle soup… [Read More]

Bun Mam: Another Noodle Soup You Should Eat in Saigon

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Before taking my most recent trip to Saigon, I didn’t know just how many different types of Vietnamese noodle soups existed. And even after eating numerous different types of soup, with many diverse flavors, I’ve barely scratched the surface of the variety and possibility of what’s available in Vietnam. Along with pho and bun rieu, another noodle… [Read More]

Bo La Lot – Probably My Favorite Vietnamese Food!

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Soup noodle dishes are some of the most famous things to eat in Vietnam. And there’s no denying they are delicious. But there are other dishes, like minced meat wrapped in herbaceous leaves and grilled over charcoal, known as bo la lot, that happens to be one of my favorite delicacies from Vietnam. In this… [Read More]

Eating Vietnamese Crab Soup in a Saigon Alley

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One of the greatest things about Saigon are the never ending mazes of back-lanes and alleys. Why? Not just because they are alleys, and alleys are nice. But because alleys in Saigon, Vietnam, are always filled with life, local markets, and of course, some of the most fantastic things to eat. In fact, I loved… [Read More]