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Miến Gà Chicken and Glass Noodle Soup – 286 of 365

As the sun sets in District 5’s Cho Lon area, better known as “Chinatown,” businesses pull up the welcome mats and once bustling storefronts fade into the darkness.   This isn’t to say that that the sidewalks completely roll up though.  The food carts and streetside eateries begin to appear out of the woodwork, and a […]

Sườn Nướng Grilled Pork – 247 of 365

Chinatown is quite the unique part of Saigon.  The guide book toting tourists are few and far between.  Actually let me reword that.   The tourists are mercifully pretty much nonexistent.  It’s about as non-Chinese as a Chinatown can be as well.  I can wander largely undisturbed around the streets that have seen better days to […]

Chinatown in Saigon – My Latest Article

Bánh Mì Bò Lá Lốt Beef and Betel Leaf Sandwich – 214 of 365

When I was a kid my dad made some pretty foul sandwiches he expected us to eat.  Liverwurst and onion.  Anything with sauerkraut.  Sardines and mustard.  Yes, the good ones like salami were sometimes few and far between. Unfortunately, one sandwich out there trumps them all.  I never dreamed asking myself how bad can a bánh mì […]