Traveling from Bangkok to Saigon – A Quick Update

By Mark Wiens 5 Comments
Cơm Tấm Ba Ghiền
An insanely good meal at Cơm Tấm Ba Ghiền

Thank you

A couple weeks before traveling from Bangkok to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), I published a quick video asking for suggestions on some of the best restaurants to eat at during my visit.

The feedback was amazing.

My wife Ying and I had an amazing time in Vietnam, spending three full weeks in Saigon, and eating and exploring as much as we could during our visit.

I’m back in Thailand now, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who watched my video, and who offered your food advice.

We were able to eat at many of the restaurants you suggested, and it was one of the most rewarding places we’ve visited in a long time.

Here’s the first video from the trip, a travel vlog about my first time to visit Saigon, traveling from Bangkok to Saigon, and my initial thoughts and our first (of many) meals:

Watch it below:

(Or if you can’t see the videos, here’s the direct link)

My visit to Saigon:

I had a couple of goals during my three week trip to Saigon, one was to eat lots and lots of Vietnamese food, the main reason why I travel, and the second was to research and film a video featuring some of the top things to do in the city, similar to the video about Bangkok or Tokyo.

We hustled around the city, doing all sorts of things, and eating many amazing foods. Along the way, we met many extremely friendly restaurant owners and food vendors, and it was truly a rewarding experience.

Where did we stay?

Some of you have asked where I stayed during my visit, so although I’ll be writing a more thorough guide / post, I thought I’d quickly share it here. For the majority of the time, my wife and I stayed at Leblanc Saigon (affiliate link), and we both really enjoyed the place – good local location, great food in the area, and an incredibly clean and family run hotel, more like a guest house.

Bánh Mì Hòa Mã
Breakfast at Bánh Mì Hòa Mã

What’s to come?

On I’m going to be publishing lots of restaurant reviews and Vietnamese food articles, many of them that were recommended to me via YouTube.

I’m also working on a couple huge articles about things to do in Saigon and foods to eat, plus videos to go along with everything.

If you haven’t already seen the first article, about eating sea snails in Saigon, check it out here.

Thank you again for your suggestions on things and places to eat in Saigon… and stay tuned, I can’t wait to start sharing more food posts and videos with you.