About Eating Saigon!

Eating Saigon!

Where to Eat in Saigon? – That’s got to be the #1 question facing visitors to Ho Chi Minh City!

Where’s The Best Place to Eat in Saigon – Tonight / Today? That’s got to be the #1 question facing folk living and working in Saigon.

Saigon Street Food ! Yes – Yes … But where ?

Well, you’re not alone! Hai and I have all these same questions. BUT, the good news is we’ve spent much of our time seeking answers to these questions. And as of March 2012, we’ve launched EatingSaigon.com ! We hope you’ll love it!

Now, a little background …

For me, seeking and enjoying great Saigon street food for nearly 6  years in Saigon, since moving here in 2008 (after enjoying two years before eating in Hanoi.) And Hai has spent most of his 35 years here in Saigon actually  finding answers to these Where to Eat in Saigon? questions.

Together, we think we have found some real eating gems – hidden restaurants down small alleys, amazing street food on busy streets and in quiet pathways, and excellent authentic Vietnamese food in some fascinating neighborhoods. Bottom line – we love Saigon eating adventures! And we love sharing our treasure finds with others!

But, we must confide, our eating adventures are a bit off the beaten path.  We avoid the tourist “herding” efforts featured in many guidebooks and websites. (We know these places – but we don’t like them).  We think if you want western music or Disney-esque Vietnam decor or compromised Vietnamese food from  “westernized” recipes, you can enjoy all that back home without spending thousands of dollars or Euros to get to Vietnam. If you’ve come this far to find yourself in Saigon, with just a tad more effort and exploration you can enjoy some real Vietnamese eating adventures.  And that’s what Eating Saigon! is all about.

Hai and I invite true eating adventure enthusiasts to join us on our eating adventures and enjoy the best food Saigon has to offer!  Welcome to Eating Saigon!

Eating Saigon!

Perhaps it’s best to start at  our Home Page,  directing you to some of our favorite eating experiences at Saigon’s hidden restaurants and street foods.

Or search Eating Saigon! ‘s Navigation Bar menus by Food Type or District (neighborhood)  to discover some of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants, Street Food, Vietnam dishes, and Saigon cafes.  

Oh, yes, and finally, maybe you’ll also want to know a little more about Who are Joe & Hai?  

Chúc Ăn Ngon (ENJOY ) !


  8 Responses to “About Eating Saigon!”

  1. Hi Joe and Hai,

    I came across your blog through google and absolutely love your posts. I have been to Ho Chi Minh City many times, and will be going again soon (note that I noticed new posts yay!). I would like to introduce myself a little further, so perhaps i can email you and we can chat further? Would love to share my short list with you guys too.

    I hope we can chat soon and looking forward to receive an email from you.


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