Perhaps we should find a more endearing nickname for this snack than ‘crazy bag salad’, because bánh tráng trộn was frankly one of the most unique and interesting meals we had in Saigon. We headed to Turtle Lake in the evening to sample this fairly recent street food creation. The area was clearly popular with … Continue reading It’s delicious… but what is it?!
According to the legend, 'Op La' is the Vietnamese phonetic version of the French 'Oeufs au plat' (=fried eggs). It is easily one of the most popular breakfasts in Vietnam. A damn good version of this dish can be found at Banh Mi Hoa Ma. We arrived at the cafe on a busy Sunday at … Continue reading Op La La!
When the urge for fried deliciousness strikes in Saigon, Bot Chien has you covered (fear not French readers - no dogs in site…) It took a little while to find the dish in the maze of alleyways at Chợ Bàn Cờ market, where we very nearly gatecrashed a wedding reception in our enthusiastic food hunt, … Continue reading Get your paws on Bot Chien
We are very happy to introduce you to the first 'cheat meal' of the blog: the Bò Lá Lốt at Quán Ăn Cô Liêng. Cheat, because of the price - a bit to high to be classified as a real cheap eat, even in Ho Chi Minh (70,000 Dong). The recent showcase on Netflix series … Continue reading Bò Lá Lốt, AKA Vietnam in a mouthful
It’s safe to say we’d had our fair share of mediocre Banh Mi since the delights of Hoi An. Even the most popular stalls in Ho Chi Minh had been disappointing, that was until we arrived at Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai. This tiny street stall, which opens only for a few hours from late … Continue reading Saucy Saigon Banh Mi
After a long morning at Cu Chi Tunnels (highly recommended), it was almost 3pm when we arrived back in Ho Chi Minh with very empty stomachs. We have tried many noodle dishes in our Vietnam trip, including Bun Thit Nuong. However, we had just heard of a place in 'HCMC' that absolutely nails this dish... … Continue reading Ain’t nothing wrong with this Bun Thit Nuong
The town of Hoi An has a rich and diverse history, creating a perfect melting pot of cultures and arguably one of the best food scenes in all of Vietnam. The most famous dish is almost certainly Cao Lau. Barbecued pork is served with crunchy croutons and fresh greens, all on a bed of some … Continue reading The smiley lady and her Cao Lau