Jul 262017
BonBon Residence

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on …]

 July 26, 2017
Jul 032017
Eat With a Local Saigon Family - An Amazing Experience!

Once in awhile Hai and I get feedback from our readers that makes us feel great about what we’re doing here at Eating Saigon! In this case, Justin and his friends from Michigan, USA shared their thoughts about their recent home-cooked Saigon dinner with our family hosts, Hà and Hà. Seems they had a wonderful Eat With [Read on …]

 July 3, 2017
Jun 072017
4 P's Pizza - Saigon's Best

4 P’s PIZZA 8 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1 (immediately behind Bến Thành Market) +84-8-3622-0500 (Reservation Only) ***************************************************** Once in a while, Hai and I decide to leave Saigon’s streets and enjoy dinner inside a “fully-enclosed” eatery. And we recently decided to do it in real style! Not only had we convinced ourselves that we deserved an [Read on …]

 June 7, 2017
May 182017
The Saigon Iced Tofu Lady

Tàu Hủ Đá 254 Lê Thánh Tôn Street District 1 ************************************************ Saigon Street Food is currently under threat! In recent months, Saigon city officials have launched a “clear the streets of street food” campaign as part of a new “reclaim the sidewalks for sidewalk walkers” policy. Enforcement seems particularly aggressive this time. Motorbike sidewalk parking [Read on …]

 May 18, 2017
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
Apr 032017
Saigon Street Food Mini Tour

One of this week’s highlights for Hai and I was taking a group of new friends on a mini street food tour here in Saigon. We did have some concerns about the tolerance levels of the relative newcomers to the Saigon street food scene. Was “dining” in a small dark alley ok? Just how much [Read on …]

 April 3, 2017
Mar 302017
Bún Thịt Nướng - Chả Giò

Bún Thịt Nướng – Chả Giò 01 Nguyễn Trung Trực (at the corner of Lê Lợi) District 1 ***************************** Saigon is different now. Scores of highrise office buildings and apartments have mushroomed across downtown. The government is clearing sidewalks of “unauthorized” street food vendors. The subway system is under construction, and shopping malls are rising [Read on …]

 March 30, 2017
Mar 272017
Perfect Get-Away to Mũi Né

Poshanu Resort Quarter 5 Phu Hai, Phan Thiết (Mũi Né) +84 62 3812 233 Mũi Né Bánh Xèo Lady (just to the right of) 363 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Mũi Né **************************** There’s a rather quick and easy way to escape Saigon’s heat and congestion and find yourself in paradise just a few hours later. Hai [Read on …]

 March 27, 2017