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
Aug 042013
The Saigon Soymilk Lady

Saigon Soymilk Lady 288 Doan Van Bo P.10, District 4 ***** Hai doesn’t currently make sữa đậu nành (soymilk drink) in his restaurant.  But at home, he does prepare the best sữa đậu nành in Saigon. Well, at least he DID! Now I hope Hai doesn’t read this post, but the truth be told, there’s a little [Read on …]

 August 4, 2013
Jul 162013
Coffee and Spiders

Cafe Nhen 618/B11 Xô Viết Nghệ Tinh P.25, Bình Thạnh District ***** Spiders … Everywhere! But, relax.  The hanging, creepy things are just part of the decor here at Cafe Nhen.  A brightly colored webbed theme entirely entangles this small one-room cafe. Have a seat (on the floor), sip some good Vietnamese coffee, and possibly [Read on …]

 July 16, 2013
Mar 082013
A quick, icy drink in steamy Saigon

Dừa tấc Pasteur street into District 3 (see directions below) ***** There’s a place in Saigon where you can enjoy a truly refreshing, thirst-quenching drink without ever getting off your motorbike. And luckily for Hai and I, it just happens to be on our way home from Saigon’s city center. Simple, delicious and cheap!  That’s [Read on …]

 March 8, 2013
Dec 112012
Trop. B

Trop. B 306/4 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai District 3 0918016611 ***** In Vietnam, when there are 11 siblings in the family, your brothers and sisters are often referred to by the sequence in which they arrived in the family.  Thus, last night we celebrated the birthday of Hai’s “Sister #5.” So now, I extend a [Read on …]

 December 11, 2012
Oct 112012
Highlands Coffee

Highlands Coffee Mom always told me, “If you can’t say something NICE about somebody, then don’t say anything at all.” So, concerning Highlands Coffee in Saigon,   …..   silence  …..   …….  more  silence  …….   ……….  a lot more silence  ………. Okay, sorry mom, I can’t resist. Just one short comment. So, there [Read on …]

 October 11, 2012
Oct 012012
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

KUMHO ASIANA PLAZA 39 Le Duan St. District 1 ***** CONFESSION TIME It has been more than seven months now that I have been eating, writing about eating, and taking photos of eating – all about Saigon Street Food. And, it is with that history here at Eating Saigon! that I have tried to establish [Read on …]

 October 1, 2012
Sep 052012
Sinh Tố - Drinking Saigon Street Food

Sinh Tố Võ Văn Tần Street District 3 * One & 1/2 blocks west of Cach Mang Thang Tam * Across the street from 203 Võ Văn Tần ***** Looking for a relaxing place to sit, to watch the world (or at least Saigon’s street life) go by, and to enjoy perhaps Saigon’s best sinh tố (fruit shake, [Read on …]

 September 5, 2012