Noodle Dishes

Apr 202015
Eating Hội An

Perhaps, the definitive authentic Hội An street food is bánh bèo. Recently, Hai and I savored that Hội An bánh bèo street food treat with our good friend, Pat, visiting us in Vietnam from southern California. For those who haven’t yet ventured to the central coast of Vietnam, bánh bèo, is one of the classic [Read on …]

 April 20, 2015
Apr 252014
Bánh Cuốn Tây Hồ

Bánh Cuốn Tây Hồ 127 Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street District 1 # 38200584 ************************ Legend has it that this place serves the best bánh cuốn south of Hanoi …   and has for the past 50 years!!   WELL, SOME LEGENDS ARE REAL! So when I told Hai that I really felt like bánh cuốn for breakfast, [Read on …]

 April 25, 2014
Jan 212014
Back in "chilly" Saigon

Who would believe it! It’s very cold here in Saigon. Well, at least it was a bit chilly last night.  And the blustery breeze made it feel uncomfortably cool. Hai and I arrived back in Saigon about midnight last night after spending a 23 semi-grueling  hours “on the road”: Drive from Berkeley to the San [Read on …]

 January 21, 2014
May 282013
Quán Mì Cật

It’s a rare night when Hai and I ride past the amazing foods on Saigon’s small streets and alleys in Binh Thanh or District 10 and ride into Saigon’s District 1 tourist center in order to enjoy some “real” Vietnamese food.  What? Sounds counter-intuitive I know.  But … There is one place whose food is [Read on …]

 May 28, 2013
May 092013
Bò Kho in Saigon

This week was bò kho week here at Eating Saigon!     Yes, it was also the 38th anniversary of the Communist Party victory over South Vietnam.  Yes, it was time for May Day celebrations around the globe.  Yes, it was the week I was to learn much about visiting a local hospital here in [Read on …]

 May 9, 2013
Apr 052013
 Bánh Cuốn Đặc Biệt

Hai’s nephew, Thai, invited Hai and I to join him and his girlfriend, Phuong Anh, (she was very beautiful & spoke English well 🙂 ) to enjoy some bánh cuốn for dinner last evening. Now I always enjoy bánh cuốn.  But, typically I view bánh cuốn as a small breakfast or evening snack  – not [Read on …]

 April 5, 2013
Jan 222013
Bánh Đập in Bạc Hải

Bánh Đập in Bạc Hải Three young girls, a couple of plastic chairs, a tiny stove blazing with red-hot coals, and some great central-Vietnam recipes.  And lucky for Hai and I, all within walking distance from our apartment. But last night we chose drive to Bánh Đập on our motorbike … lazy?  Maybe. Some months ago [Read on …]

 January 22, 2013
Nov 112012
The best Bún Thịt Nướng in Saigon - maybe anywhere!!

Chị Tuyên (formerly named Chị Thông) 195 Cô Giang
 Street District 1 ***** Yesterday, I went to Chị Thông and was horrified to see they were closed!!  Oh no! Often listed in Eating Saigon!’s “Top 3” favorite Saigon street food listing, I was crushed!  🙁  See my earlier passionate eating adventure review for Chị Thông. But Wait! Who are [Read on …]

 November 11, 2012