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Bún Bò Huế Hue Style Beef Rice Vermicelli – 234 of 365

Since I recently spent four days exploring Hue for an upcoming magazine article, finding that city’s stereotypical dish in Saigon seemed an appropriate way to kick start writing inspiration for.  Quan Bao Tram at 18A/1 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai just on the edge of District 3 has added some great crab and snail dishes to this […]

Bún Bò Huế in Hue – 219 of 365

Finally, I have struck gold with the local food.  The setting sun extracts the last rays of light out of the air, but street life illuminates this city in a whole new way.  Daytime seems so quiet in Hue, and night is the complete opposite.  I wandered around the neighborhood poking my head into whatever […]

Lunch Lady on Friday – 127 of 365

The Lunch Lady hasn’t been on my food circuit in a few weeks so back I went to check out her Friday offerings.  This woman made famous by Anthony Bourdain serves a day specific meal to anyone willing to venture to the edge of District 1 just near the Nguyen Thu Minh Khai Street bridge into the Binh […]

Bún Bò Huế in America – 112 of 365

Since I am in the US for a week, expect a daily taste test to see how the Americanized versions of our favorite dishes stack up to the real deals.  Our journey into metro Atlanta’s Vietnamese community begins at its epicenter on Buford Highway in DeKalb County.  This area is actually known locally and somewhat […]

Back Alley Bún Bò Huế – 76 of 365

In a former life not so long ago, I wouldn’t have even considered frequenting my latest lunch source.  How in the world can a pho stand nestled between motorbikes in what looks like a small garage storage room possibly serve up any modicum of sanitation?  The grandma, mama, and daughter trio have tried for months with no […]

A Non-Pork Pork Soup – 54 of 365

My friend Kevin has opened the doors to a side of Saigon’s cuisine relatively untouched by us western folk.   His website gohalalplanet.com assists mainly Indonesian and Malaysian visitors to Vietnam who seek out halal cuisine.  For a second time in so many weeks I hopped on the back of his motorbike and off we went into the […]

Bún Bò Huế – 7 of 365

Saigon’s District 1 is fast becoming a westernized downtown with skyscrapers, luxury stores and restaurants selling everything from hamburgers to sushi.   While sidewalk chalkboards advertise $7 prix fixe meals at French cafes, truly local street food options become more and more scarce as entire blocks are razed to make room for the next latest and greatest highrise.   […]