Noodle Soups

Feb 072018
Hàn Phố - Mì Quảng at its Best

Hàn Phố 14/40d Kỳ Đồng Street P.9, Q.3 08.22470550 0913106700 ******************************** SETTING: It’s a new year (2018 Western calendar). It’s Hai’s birthday (he won’t let me give you his exact age, but he’s not in his 30’s anymore). It’s just 24 hours into our return to Saigon after many months away.  And now, it’s time [Read on …]

 February 7, 2018
Apr 082017
Phú Gia - Hanoi-Style Phở

Phú Gia 146E Ly Chinh Thang P.7, District 3 ********************************** Here in Saigon (and all of Vietnam), locals and visitors alike spend endless days and countless meals searching for that perfect and amazing bowl of phở. As Eating Saigon! readers know, Hai and I have done the same …  consuming liters of beef broth, chewing [Read on …]

 April 8, 2017
Sep 032015
Bánh canh bột gạo cắt

Bánh Canh Bột Gạo Cắt  75 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, P. Đa Kao District 1 0122 365 6973; 0904 499 298 ***** Having served her food at this street corner for over ten years, this Saigon street food vendor features a few special treats! First, Bánh Canh Bột Gạo Cắt‘s District 1 location is rather convenient to Saigon’s [Read on …]

 September 3, 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 112015
Back in Saigon!

After several months enjoying California, Hai and I returned to Saigon last night! One hour after arriving, it was off to one of our favorite street food dinners at Cơm Tâm 390 for cơm tâm (broken rice ) with gà  ram (roasted chicken) & chả (Vietnamese pork & egg loaf :-Đ ).  Oh, I missed it [Read on …]

 January 11, 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
Oct 302014
Bún Măng Vịt

Bún Vịt Hẻm 281/26 Lê Văn Sỹ Tân Bình District ***** Even after many, many years living and eating here in Saigon, once in a while, Hai and I uncover an eatery that stops us in our tracks with an OMGM (Oh my god moment)!  We consider our meal, then look at each other – Can you [Read on …]

 October 30, 2014
Jun 072014
Sister #3's Bún Riêu

It turns out that Hai is not the only amazing cook in his 11-sibling family. In fact, I often suggest in the late evening after our visits to the gym, “Let’s go visit chị ba (Sister #3)”. What I actually mean is,  Let’s go have some really yummy bún riêu.”   Hai never disagrees … off to Binh [Read on …]

 June 7, 2014