Feb 172018
BOSGAURUS - "Keeping Hope Awake"

BOSGAURUS Saigon Pearl 92 Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Q. Bình Thạnh +84 901426877 **************************** So, it might seem that Eating Saigon!, in addition to revealing some of the best street food eating adventures in Saigon, devotes an inordinate amount of time and space discussing coffee and cafes. But, there’s a very good reason – “When in [Read on …]

 February 17, 2018
Jan 292018
The Coffee House

The Coffee House 14B1 Ngô Tất Tố, Phường 19 Bình Thạnh District 02871 087 088 ********************** OK, so I was ready to strangle someone at my apartment house. Today’s plan was to relax, enjoy my jet-lag in the quiet air-conditioned comfort of our new apartment here in Saigon; update some Eating Saigon! posts; and [Read on …]

 January 29, 2018
Mar 262016
Juliet's Garden Coffee

Juliet’s Garden 97/5 Le Quang Dinh Ward 14 Binh Thanh District ******************************** Things are changing quickly here’ in Saigon.  Leave the country for a short while to explore another part of the world … and when you return, streets may be turned into pedestrian walkways, subway stations may be partially constructed, several more high rises [Read on …]

 March 26, 2016
Feb 282016
Among the Best Saigon Cafes

Cakes and Ale Cafe 6B Cong Truong Quoc Te (Ho Con Rua – Turtle Lake) District 3 (08) 35210367 0906.840.500 ******************************* Eating Saigon! readers may not be aware that about 95% of Eating Saigon! posts are written in Saigon cafes (not a big surprise, I’m sure). So, Yours truly has become, if not an expert on [Read on …]

 February 28, 2016
Jun 082015
A Saigon Cafe ... in a place like no other!

Banksy Studio Cafe’ 1st Floor, Old Apartment Building 14 Tôn Thất Đạm District 1 0169 999 0003 ***** No place in Saigon could be further from the classic verdant rice paddy image of Vietnam than the Banksy Studio Cafe’. I mean, Was I in Sojo, New York City, 1970?  Was I in the Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, 1972? NO, [Read on …]

 June 8, 2015
Jan 232015
Rạch Giá Bún Cá Trilogy - Part 3

Perhaps my favorite thing to do in Vietnam, besides eating amazing street food and writing about it here on Eating Saigon!, is going on a long motorbike ride with Hai and friends through the Vietnamese countryside. There’s nothing that can compare to the thrill of riding mile after mile past stunningly beautiful rice paddies; or [Read on …]

 January 23, 2015
Jan 102015
Rạch Giá Bún Cá Trilogy - Part 2

What a wonderful way to begin our second day in Rạch Giá City … … at Bún Cá Hai Tầm. In the center of Rạch Giá City is a small, simple and pleasant public square.  Just a half block off that square we found our second bún cá meal of the trip. The bún cá broth was deliciously fresh and [Read on …]

 January 10, 2015
Nov 302014
Lado Cafe

Lado Cafe (“Place of Passion”) 97/5 Le Quang Dinh, Ward 14 Binh Thanh District 08 2977630 ***** This lovely Saigon cafe is one of my favorite places in Ho Chi Minh City to stay cool and relax with a cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee with milk) on a steamy afternoon.  Truly, there’s nothing extraordinary [Read on …]

 November 30, 2014