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Quail Eggs and Sausage Balls – 321 of 365

A busy crowd gathering around a couple of women tending to their sidewalk assembly line on District 3’s Pham Ngoc Thach Street near the ugly sculpture rising out of that dirty pond got my attention.  A growing mass of black clouds down the street caught my attention even more though.  This meal became a race against torrential rain […]

A Hem For All Meals

I’ve been exploring Saigon’s alleys for new foods and the delicious results inspired this week’s article for Tuoi Tre newspaper.   Unlike back home, alleys are not the sort of place where the unsuspecting might get jacked up and robbed.  These are vibrant neighborhoods where the authentic Saigon rises around the narrow passageways.  Here is the […]

Con Dao Islands

Here is my first magazine article in both English and Vietnamese.  It appears in the April 2012 Travellive which is Vietnam’s main travel, culture, food and lifestyle publication.  There are six pages here so keep scrolling down to find each one.