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Spotlight: Mojo Nomad

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Spotlight series.  What’s it called? Mojo Nomad What’s it all about? More than a hotel, Mojo Nomad combines the concepts of hostel and co-working space and wraps it all in a fun, quirky package. Aimed at the new generation of workers who are constantly on the move rather than basing themselves at a fixed address, […]

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From South Korea To Phu Quoc For SUP: Stand up paddle boarding Flat seas, crystal clear water, light winds, 28 islands, 3 main rivers, 1 large lake and more importantly… no sharks! Phu Quoc is a dream destination for those who love action water sports and the island is slowly becoming the action water sports capital of Vietnam. WHAT'S ... Read More

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Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

Served by the Lunch Lady

Served by the Lunch Lady


Traveller

With no address but a powerful appetite, Robert Upe searches for a celebrity street vendor.

Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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Review:  The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

Review: The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a restaurant review here in Shanghai. There has been a flurry of new restaurant openings recently but few have caught my eye until the recent opening of 1515 West Chophouse in the new Jingan Shangri-La Hotel. I’m not a big steak eater per se so I don’t typically get too excited about new steakhouses opening in Shanghai, but after reading about the Wagyu steak sandwiches on the lunch menu at 1515 West, I […]

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

The Lunch Lady in Saigon is a street food restaurant that specializes in serving Vietnamese noodle dishes. Though famous, the food remains delicious.

Hidden Agenda to return as This Town Needs

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

If you thought we’d seen the last of live music venue Hidden Agenda when its closure was announced at the end of last year, think again. The organization will be returning with a new name at a new location, it announced in a Facebook post. The newly dubbed This Town Needs will be opening at […]

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Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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The Lunch Lady, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — by MJ

The Lunch Lady, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — by MJ


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#delicious. Thai style seafood noodle soup with udon style noodles accompanied by banana flowers, herbs and different chili sauces

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Coffee Wonderland at Shanghai’s Starbucks Reserve

Coffee Wonderland at Shanghai’s Starbucks Reserve

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Shanghai’s very own Starbucks Reserve finally opened this past week, and lines are out the door to get into this coffee wonderland. I do find myself intrigued by Starbucks’ unique locations around the world but this time especially, I was enamored by Shanghai’s Starbucks Reserve experience. “The complete and total commitment to the immersive experience of coffee craft” It was indeed an experience to visit, especially since Starbucks Reserve in Shanghai paired up with Alibaba to create an integrative augmented reality (AR) experience through the Taobao APP. Each step of the coffee roasting process can be seen through AR. Even better, it was amazing to listen & watch the overhead ‘Symphony’ pipes transfer roasted coffee beans to the silos. Every time the beans passed through, it sent a satisfying jingle (and a wave of applause) throughout the floor. So what was my first impression? Jam packed, beautifully designed, and full of holiday cheer. I will admit I don’t drink Starbucks often in Shanghai, as I normally opt for local coffee shops. However, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery is definitely …

The Floating Forest of Long An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Only 100km west of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Lap Floating Forest is an enchanted patch of wetland where cajeput trees rise from the black, swampy waters, creating beguiling corridors through which canoes glide and raised walkways wind.... Continue reading

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

The Lunch Lady in Saigon is a street food restaurant that specializes in serving Vietnamese noodle dishes. Though famous, the food remains delicious.

Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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SISTERS BEAUTY LOUNGE, JBR

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

After a busy few weeks, there is no better way to indulge in a little R&R than spending a few hours at a spa or salon. With an endless amount of options in Dubai, choosing the spot to spend your quiet hours can be challenging – however, I feel like I might have just found the solution to this puzzling problem. With 6 branches pampering women in prime locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sisters Beauty Lounge’s newest salon at Jumeirah Beach Residences in Dubai is by far my favourite spot to chill to date! The stunning branch is quaint and cosy and is conveniently located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the bustling beachfront of The Walk. From the private mani/pedi pods complete with Apple TV (YES TO NETFLIX!), speakers systems and TVs, to the hair-styling area with hair-washing stations, and gorgeous private treatment rooms – everything is sleek and stylish, decked out with artwork by Cate Parr. With a range of treatments to choose from, the salon offers its signature …

Christ of Vung Tau and the Stairway to Heaven

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Explore Christ the King, Vung Tau's towering Jesus statue on Vietnam's southeastern coast. Not as famous as Rio's statue, but even bigger.

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The Secret Garden Restaurant – Saigon

by Markus Kampl @ The Roaming Fork

The Secret Garden restaurant is well named, with a couple of secrets you need to discover before sitting down to a hearty Vietnamese meal. First, the entrance is partially a secret and quite difficult to find as it’s marked by a small sign at the end of a busy alleyway. [...]

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Saigon’s other Lunch Lady

Saigon’s other Lunch Lady


Vietnam Coracle

Everyone knows who Saigon’s Lunch Lady is, right? Well, probably not this one. Ms Nga is 43 years old. She serves a different soup each day of the week, from her cramped, ramshackle soup stall. Originally from Thai Binh (a northern province famous for producing excellent cooks), she moved to Saigon in the mid-90s... Continue reading →

Vietnam wins over Qatar at AFC U-23 Championship

Vietnam wins over Qatar at AFC U-23 Championship

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

It was just your typical Tuesday afternoon at the office — everyone was busy working on deadlines — when a colleague on my left suddenly clapped loudly! Vietnam just made a goal, tying the match with Qatar to 1-1 in … Continue reading

Phu Quoc Island Trip Report

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc Trip Report Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and it is slowly becoming Asia's next top vacation destination. This is the only place in Vietnam where you get a 30 day visa exemption and the island is famous for its fish sauce and black pepper. For a quick overview of the island, please refer to Phu Quoc's Infographic, ... Read More

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Southern Vietnam: Nha Trang and Saigon

Southern Vietnam: Nha Trang and Saigon

by theflowtrells @ Lunch Lady – The Flowtrells

We arrived in Nha Trang on an overnight train from Hoi An, jumped in a cab and took off towards the beach. We went to work finding a place to stay for the next three… More

How to reclaim your lunch hour in Hong Kong

by Andrea Lo @ The Loop HK

Say no to your sad al-desko meal in front of YouTube and hit the streets for some fresh air and a much needed break from the daily grind. Your body will thank you for it. Here are some creative ways to take full advantage of your lunch hour.  Take a Nap Ever wanted to get […]

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

The Lunch Lady: A Diary

The Lunch Lady: A Diary


Vietnam Coracle

Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh is The Lunch Lady. Her famous 'rotating menu' (she serves a different dish each day) is a huge draw for locals, tourists & foodies from around the world. I ate lunch here everyday for a week to see how good it really is... Continue reading →

Phu Quoc (Day 136): Last Day in Paradise

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 14, 2016 After such a beautiful day yesterday, we woke up to another spell of torrential rainfall. This time it lasted longer than any other day so we caught up on some TV (Amazing Race Canada was in Vietnam!) and Tim worked on our spending summary for the trip. We were glad that we … Continue reading "Phu Quoc (Day 136): Last Day in Paradise"

Making The Artwork For Suboi’s 2.7 EP

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

“This is the kind of project that inspires people to become designers,” Greg Jewett, Rice’s Creative Director, smiles. He’s talking about making the artwork for Suboi’s 2.7 EP, a cathartic coming-of-age record from the “Queen of Vietnamese hip-hop.” The finished cover is a strange, beguiling image most likely unnoticed by listeners streaming the three songs—the […]

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5 Places to Visit Outside of Paris, France

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

When a lot of us think of France, we think of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe: in short, we think of Paris. But, like any country, France is much more than its most famous monuments and locations. When we get out of Paris, and out of the largest and most […]

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Maison Fashion Group’s Jonathan Wong Wants To Bridge Commerce And Content

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Retail sales in Vietnam rose 12% year-on-year by the end of 2017. Vietnam has also been ranked as the country with the most potential in Asia—even higher than Singapore, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia—by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Additionally, the Global Retail Development Index marked Vietnam as the 6th most attractive retail market […]

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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Phu Quoc Sunsets!

by Prianka @ Map Halves

Photo-journal of breaktaking sunsets from a tiny Vietnamese island.

The best soup you will ever eat in Ho Chi Minh City

The best soup you will ever eat in Ho Chi Minh City


AFAR Media

While traveling in Vietnam in 2010, I had heard mentions of a legendary "lunch lady" who served the most delicious soups out of a small cart in Ho Chi Minh City's city center. Each weekday she features a different soup, each hand made with fresh ingredients sourced at the morning market. Absolute...

Stock Photo - Seafood Pho at the Lunch Lady Restaurant (Nguyen Thi Thanh) Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon

Stock Photo - Seafood Pho at the Lunch Lady Restaurant (Nguyen Thi Thanh) Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon


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Download this stock image: Seafood Pho at the Lunch Lady Restaurant (Nguyen Thi Thanh) Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - DRN491 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

Channeling Bourdain: Pilgrimage To The Lunch Lady

Channeling Bourdain: Pilgrimage To The Lunch Lady


One-Week Notice

Saigon's Nguyen Thi Thanh---better known simply as 'The Lunch Lady'---skyrocketed onto the tourist trail after Anthony Bourdain visited her roadside eatery on No Reservations. One of the most interesting things about her restaurant is its daily rotating menu.

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

House Of Chay’s Lifestyle Products For The Conscious Consumer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

The conscious consumer movement is spreading across the globe. Buyers are better informed than ever about supply chain practices, and they’re demanding transparency. Sustainability and ethical practices are at the core of their concerns and in Vietnam, the movement’s been fed by scares around cups of fake coffee, sedative-fed pigs, and chemically-ripened fruit. On the […]

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The Lunch Lady of Saigon – Famous Street Food in Vietnam! | Celebrity Index

The Lunch Lady of Saigon – Famous Street Food in Vietnam! | Celebrity Index


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The Lunch Lady is one of the most famous street food restaurants in Saigon, Vietnam. Get all the details here: http://wp.me/psd9b-5ev Nguyen Thi Thanh, better known as the Lunch Lady, owns and…

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City


DanielFoodDiary.com

Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] A store which piqued my interest while I was researching for Vietnamese street food was The Lunch Lady, which came up as one of the common search results. Many bestowed her with the title of “legendary” street food vendor in Ho Chi Minh. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Lunch Lady (known as Nguyen Thi Thanh) propelled to fame after being featured on No Reservations. It is a food and travel programme hosted by American chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdian. The store has since then been patronized by many other food influencers from various countries and garnered them a wide following of international visitor ship. (I looked around and noticed a few more tables with foreigners. Her specialty is noodle soup and interestingly, she has a daily rotating menu which serves only one type of noodle soup every day. Seven days in a week, she can whip up seven kinds of noodle soup such as Bun Thai, Bun Mam and Banh Canh Cua. Totally unheard of to me, and the most common Pho is not even on her menu. I wondered would the idea work in SG if I sell Bak Chor Mee Soup on Mondays, Wanton Mee Soup on Tuesdays, Hae Mee Soup on Wednesdays and etc. The amount of logistics and ingredients to buy! I visited the store on a Friday, and the noodle soup of the day was Bun Bo Hue, which translates to Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (VND 40k, SGD$2.40). The bowl of noodle soup felt visually intimidating at first with its bright orange hue, which resembled chilli oil from Mala pot. However, I took my first mouthful but it was nothing like that. I didn’t even found it spicy. A case of being... Continue Reading

Lunch Lady…again

Lunch Lady…again

by Julian A @ Lunch Lady – iPhở

This time I had the Bún bò Hué. It’s from the Hué region of Vietnam and is dominated by a spicy, fish sauce flavor. Rice vermicelli, pig knuckles, congealed blood and lemon grass in a spicy broth was delightful. The food here is worth every moment. Clearly I’m eating too much.

How to get a passport in New York within 24 hours of your flight

by Kaylee Littleton @ expat americana (blog) - kaylee littleton dot com

**IF YOU'RE IN A RUSH, SKIP TO THE BOTTOM FOR STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS**

You ever had one of those days where you are supposed to fly overseas and the day before your flight you realize that your passport is expired and that you can't even renew it because you got it issued when you were under 16? Yeah, me neither, BUT MY SISTER HAS. Sorry to out you Rach, but this shit is too funny now that everything worked out.

My mom and sister were coming to visit me in Barcelona for Christmas. This trip had been planned for months. I overstayed my visa so I could wait for them. I knew I wasn't coming back to the states anytime soon, so this was the only time I would be able to see them until I don't know. Then I get this text from Rachel as she's sitting at DIA about to board a plane to JFK (where she had her connecting flight to BCN the next day) telling me she had just then looked at her passport. Yeah, it was not exactly ideal to wait until the day before to look at her passport, but I have to defend her a bit because she's never traveled outside of the U.S. other than family trips to Mexico when she was under 18, and my mom and I had just assumed hers was valid because all of ours were issued at the same time. We didn't even think about the fact that she was under-age when she got hers and that it expired sooner.

I was livid for about 10 seconds before my brain switched into I will get you to Spain if it's the last thing I do mode. This is one of those proud moments in my life where I wish there was an appropriate spot on my resume to add 'Walked sister through getting a passport within 24 hours of her flight WHILE in a different continent'.

So, I decided that I needed to share this just in case anyone out there runs into this problem. Yes, it is possible to apply for and receive a passport in-hand in New York City within 24 hours of your flight. Is this a guarantee? NO, but it is possible and if you are desperate, it's worth a shot!

I want to make this clear: I only know how to do this in NYC, but I figure it's useful information because New York is a huge hub and JFK and Newark are common connection spots for overseas flights. If you have more than one day to get your passport, this is clearly ideal, but I'm telling you we successfully did this the day of her flight, which was at 5:30pm.


FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:

Step 1: Accept the fact that you are going to be exhausted and pissed off during this whole process. It's going to suck and there's a lot of standing around a waiting involved.

Step 2: You need to find a place to get 2 passport photos taken immediately. Walgreens works perfectly because they have stores open 24 hours that do passport photos. If you're doing this late at night, make sure you call the store to make sure their photo department is open.

Step 3: Print out your flight itinerary. This is very important because this is what is going to expedite the process at the passport office! This is your proof that you need your passport ASAP!

Step 4: IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR A NEW PASSPORT (or your old passport was from when you were under 16) fill out the DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport form very carefully! There cannot be any mistakes! IF YOU ARE RENEWING AN EXPIRED PASSPORT fill out the DS-82 U.S. Passport Renewal Application. DO NOT SIGN THE FORM YET! You'll have to sign it at the passport office!

Step 5: You need to hang on to your old expired passport because it's proof of your citizenship. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE, you will need a certified birth certificate (with an official seal and signature, etc.). There are a few other pain-in-the-ass ways to prove you're a citizen, and you can read about them specifically on page 2 of the DS-11 form.

Step 6: Get to the passport office at 5am sharp! I cannot emphasize this enough! There will be a ridiculous line that forms because it's a government building, so you need to be there BEYOND EARLY! The office doesn't open until 7:30am, but there will already be several people lining up at 5am. You will be waiting outside for 2.5 or more hours -- just accept it now. Bring food and coffee and stuff to entertain you. My sister arrived at 5 and there were 8 people in front of her already. Granted, it was the Monday before Christmas, but better to be safe.

This is the address of the passport office:
376 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

^ Go this THIS office! Don't go to any third party passport agency! This office is the source! To ease your mind about this, look at the Yelp reviews -- I've never heard of a government building praised so highly... and in New York City of all places.

You need to have all these documents with you:
- 2 passport-sized photos
- DS-11 form completed (but UNSIGNED)
- Your old passport (or certified birth certificate)
- Another form of photo identification (driver license or ID card issued in the U.S.)
- Printed out flight itinerary
- Cash or credit card to pay for expedited passport, which will be around $170 to $250 (sucks, but desperate times call for desperate measures)

THIS SHOULD WORK! My sister got to speak to an agent around 8am and was told to return at 1pm for her passport, AND IT WORKED! Girl was able to make her 5:30pm flight. This trick is to be in line as early as possible, and same-day and next-day flights get priority, so that itinerary is CLUTCH.

DISCLAIMER: it may take longer than 5 hours to process your passport! The more time you have, the better! It really depends how quickly the agent expedites the process, which depends on how soon your flight is and how early you arrive at the office!

So there you have it. I was sweating bullets during this whole ordeal, not entirely sure it was going to work. But it did, and it has worked for other people as well (seriously, go read that Yelp page).

Good luck, my friend.

Day 38…Lunch Lady–

Day 38…Lunch Lady–


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OH MAN!  Here we are gobbling the amazing soupy goodness delivered by the famous Lunch Lady here in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.  Anthony Bourdain ate here during one of his visits and made this wom…

The Lunch Lady ~ Serving up Saigon Street Food

The Lunch Lady ~ Serving up Saigon Street Food


Eating Saigon!

The Lunch Lady Hoang Sa Street ̣ (across the street from 25 Hoang Sa) District 1 ***** Literally for years, I’ve been reading about The Lunch Lady whenever I would read backpacker online disc…

From finding pho to the Lunch Lady

From finding pho to the Lunch Lady


slouching somewhere

When I planned the trip to Cambodia last year, it was a choice between flying in to either Bangkok, Thailand or Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam. (There were no direct flights from Manila to Ca…

Vietnam Food And Beverage Market Research Insights - Vietcetera

Vietnam Food And Beverage Market Research Insights - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

This article pictures the vietnamese food and beverage sector. From Saigon to Hanoi, main cities can see an evolution of their inhabitants consumtion.

Americans, Meet Your New Vietnamese Visa

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

In a stroke of genius, the Vietnamese government has finally rolled out sweeping visa policy changes (for Americans) after months of deliberation. Did they deliver?

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Finding the Lunch Lady

Finding the Lunch Lady


Hello Saigon!

I’m a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and him featuring Nguyen Thi Thanh, or better known as The Lunch Lady, is something I’ve been meaning to cross out of my personal food bucket list.  A…

Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

Sights from Saigon

Sights from Saigon


Two2Travel

A walk around Saigon, Vietnam, and the search for Anthony Bourdain’s Lunch Lady

The Lunch Lady - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Chow Traveller

The Lunch Lady - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Chow Traveller


Chow Traveller

Made famous by Anthony Bordain, every visitor to Ho Chi Minh city should visit the "Lunch Lady". Here is my review of her truly delicious noodle soup!

Postcard: Back from Saigon

by Two2Travel @ Two2Travel

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How to Get a Vietnamese Business Visa

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Fed up jumping through hoops to renew your Vietnamese tourist visa? Let's get down to business and snag you a sexy new business visa instead.

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SANTANI, KANDY SRI LANKA

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

At the forefront of health and wellness in Sri Lanka, Santani Wellness Resort and Spa is a tranquil haven set among 48 acres of tea plantations, rice padis and lush vegetation. Founded by Sri Lankan Vickum Nawagamuwage, who was educated at Harvard before being snapped up by Deloitte, Santani is Sri Lanka’s first serious luxury health retreat. Our main pavilion is one of the architectural highlights of the property and has a panoramic view of the mountains around you. Thanks @pk.philippe for the great picture. #srilanka #kandy #architecture #archilovers #art #contemporary #greenery #insta #instago #instapic #instagood #photo #photography #photos #travel #traveling #travelling #travelgram #trip #wanderlust #instapassport #photooftheday #luxury #luxuryhotel #besthotels #hotel #luxurylife A post shared by Santani (@santani_wellness) on Dec 4, 2017 at 8:51pm PST Located just one hour outside of Kandy, the property has 20-standalone villas perched on the mountainside providing stunning location, unique design and amazing cuisine. Situated close to the town of Digana, the property also gives guests the opportunity to traverse around undiscovered mountain regions, and even hike to the Knuckles …

Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

The Best Food We Ate in Vietnam, Part 1

The Best Food We Ate in Vietnam, Part 1


180 Degrees West

Skyler and I love exploring new places through their food. It’s a great way to get off the beaten path, learn about a culture’s background and influences, and it’s a wonderful way…

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

Asian Migration and Global Cities: Ho Chi (Wo)Minh (Ho Chi Minh Women)

Asian Migration and Global Cities: Ho Chi (Wo)Minh (Ho Chi Minh Women)


Asian Migration and Global Cities

Having read Love Like Hate, Vietnam Rising Dragon, and watched the episode of No Reservations in Ho Chi Minh City, we realized women play a strong role in the work force of Vietnam. Contrary ...

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Edible Cravings

During my trip to Ho Chi Minh CIty, Vietnam last January, I had the chance to go to the infamous the “Lunch Lady.” Read on to find out what the Lunch Lady served us.

The Lunch Lady - The Dropout Diaries

The Lunch Lady - The Dropout Diaries


The Dropout Diaries

After appearing on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations foodie travel show, the Lunch Lady is undoubtedly Ho Chi Minh City's most famous street food vendor.

Sights from Saigon

by Two2Travel @ Two2Travel

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The Lunch Lady @ Saigon, Vietnam

The Lunch Lady @ Saigon, Vietnam


Cheryl Lam | Life . Adventures . Memories

This particular street food stall - Lunch Lady was brought to fame after its exposure on famous food critic, Anthony Bordain’s show. Nonetheless, The Lunch Lady was and still is popular for locals in the neighborhood. It has a seemingly ‘omakase’ (it means ‘leave it to the chef’ in Japanese ) concep

Saigon Lunch Lady

Saigon Lunch Lady


The Eatvidence Trails

This entry has been long overdue. If you know me in real life, you probably would have heard me raving about the Saigon Lunch Lady and her amazing concoction. Away from the tourist wrecks of Ho Chi…

Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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Where in the World is Saigon’s ‘The Lunch Lady’?

by Prianka @ Map Halves

I’m sitting in a cab with my two travel companions, and we are hoping to turn our failed attempt at taking a bus tour into a successful lunch outing. Some background; before my first ever trip to Vietnam, I did the same thing I do before every trip. Watch whatever Anthony Bourdain episodes I can […]

A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From The Philippines To Phu Quoc with love It's more fun in Phu Quoc! We recently caught up with Leziel Sacote Pagalan, a Filipino (pinay to be exact), expat living and working on Phu Quoc Island with 10 of her friends. The following is her expat story, which should be interesting as she herself is from an island nation. ... Read More

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

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[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Seasonal Vegetarian Fine Dining at Fu He Hui 福和慧

Seasonal Vegetarian Fine Dining at Fu He Hui 福和慧

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Michelin-starred 福和慧 Fu He Hui is a gem in Shanghai’s fine dining scene. For lunch and dinner, you can select from four different vegetarian prix fixe menus (ranging 380RMB-780RMB), including a seasonal special. For first timers, I would recommend trying the ‘classic’ Fu He Hui menu. From decor to food, Fu He Hui is a gourmand’s oasis in the center of Shanghai city. Come with the expectation that you’ll pay a premium for your meal and prepared to be impressed. *I dined with a party of 4 so the below pictures are a mix of the classic 780 RMB menu and the 580 RMB menu. My dream plate of amuse-bouches. Left is 百叶包, a tofu pouch full of 马兰头, a really fragrant vegetable known as Indian Kalimeris. In the middle is 糖醋“排骨”, classic sweet and sour “pork.” In this case, pork was substituted with king oyster mushrooms wrapped around burdock roots. Lastly, on the right is marinated tofu shaped into a traditional bottle gourd shape. I adored this soup, the consommé had really deep flavors and was an absolute feast for the eyes. Look at …

Return of the Lunch Lady

Return of the Lunch Lady

by Julian A @ Lunch Lady – iPhở

Okay, so it’s really me returning. After a couple of months back home in the States I was ready to resume eating the wonderful street food of Saigon.  Since I recently realized I’m less than two kilometers away from the Lunch Lady, I’ve decided to spend more of my lunch time hours nestled beneath the […]

Best 5 Fly Cam Drone Videos Taken On Phu Quoc Island

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Fly Cams (Drones) On Phu Quoc – The Top 5 Drones equipped with HD camera's, GPS, and programmable flight paths are all the rage right in Vietnam. The following are the 5 best Fly Cam videos made on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam: 1. Phu Quoc Island Tour By Flycam 2. Vinpearl Golf And Vinpearlland Phu Quoc By Air 3. ... Read More

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First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re back home in Vietnam, resting up after our first term of World School. We covered a lot of ground in three months. Seven countries, no less! It was.

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Lunch Lady!

Lunch Lady!

by Julian A @ Lunch Lady – iPhở

I found out about the Lunch Lady watching “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel.  She’s located not far from the American consulate at 23 Hoang Sa in District 1 and sets up shop under a shady tree. She makes a different soup every day of the week and starts every day by going […]

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Travel:  Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, I Heart The Lunch Lady

Travel: Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, I Heart The Lunch Lady


The Hungriest Panda

If you have only one meal.  If you have only one hour to spare in HCMC.  Please.  Go. See. The. Lunch. Lady.  Holy. Moly. This was the most delicious soup I’ve ever had!  I first heard of The…

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh

Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh


Frenchy Diary

YES ! Since I am here, everybody is talking about LUNCH LADY…. Who is She? Why does everyone is so obsessed with this Lunch Lady? Why? And I found out … ! :) Lunch lady is a street food…

Snorkelling in Phu Quoc

by Prianka @ Map Halves

Finally, here is my first post about Phu Quoc, a pretty Vietnamese Island located off the southern coast of Cambodia. I visited the island last month (December 2015), and completely fell in love with it! It has all of the amazing things that I love about Vietnam but without the chaos et al that comes […]

Saigon Lunch Lady

Saigon Lunch Lady

by acintas @ The Eatvidence Trails

This entry has been long overdue. If you know me in real life, you probably would have heard me raving …

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

South Asia Trip Part I: Saigon Street Eats, the Lunch Lady, and more!

South Asia Trip Part I: Saigon Street Eats, the Lunch Lady, and more!


eatprayjade

Hello! It’s been a couple of days into my South Asia trip and I’m loving all of Vietnamese cuisine’s traditional ingredients like lemongrass, Saigon cinnamon, and fish sauce. The …

Tea Fanatic Geoff Hopkins

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

London-born Geoff Hopkins spends a few months every year searching for wild tea trees in Vietnam’s misty mountainous regions. For Geoff is a tea obsessive. ...

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary


Two Wandering Soles

Vietnam is a country filled with delicious food, friendly people and a rich history. We traveled for a little over one month backpacking this action-packed nation. The itinerary below is a perfect guide from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for anyone visiting Vietnam for the first time. 

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

An Illustrated Guide to The Lunch Lady - The Next Somewhere

An Illustrated Guide to The Lunch Lady - The Next Somewhere


The Next Somewhere

My newest "Food Find:" a week of eating with the Lunch Lady of Saigon made famous by Anthony Bourdain. Is the hype really worth it? Let's find out!

Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-Day Itinerary - WanderLuxe

Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-Day Itinerary - WanderLuxe


WanderLuxe

So before you lose out on all of Saigon's natural charm, it's time for a trip to our new favourite city and we've crafted the perfect guide to Ho Chi Minh.

Where in the World is Saigon’s ‘The Lunch Lady’?

Where in the World is Saigon’s ‘The Lunch Lady’?


Map Halves

I’m sitting in a cab with my two travel companions, and we are hoping to turn our failed attempt at taking a bus tour into a successful lunch outing. Some background; before my first ever tri…

Life After Bourdain: Reuniting with the Lunch Lady

Life After Bourdain: Reuniting with the Lunch Lady


Gastronomy

I’ve been thinking a lot about Nguyen Thi Thanh ever since departing from Saigon in the summer of 2008. In the three years since I first sat down to interview her, there’s no doubt that her l…

Tick And Pick’s Novelty Gifts For Tasteful Tourists

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 2017, Vietnam saw 12,922,251 international visitors exit its airports’ terminals looking to get a taste of what the country is all about. That number is an increase of 29.1% over the same period last year according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. As new guests continue rolling into Vietnam, the demand for […]

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A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog

Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog


Detourista

How to go on a 1 Day Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam tour. This 2018 travel guide blog includes a sample Saigon itinerary, trip budget, DIY tips, places to visit & more.

Complete Guide About The Lunch Lady In Saigon - Review & Menu

Complete Guide About The Lunch Lady In Saigon - Review & Menu


Phu Quoc

The complete up-to-date guide on Saigon's famous Lunch Lady and her soups, made famous by Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Vietnam episode.

Tokyo’s Best Hidden Gem at Sushi Matsue

Tokyo’s Best Hidden Gem at Sushi Matsue

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Tokyo's best hidden lunch spot for sushi omakase. No Michelin-needed, just impeccable sushi bites.

The Ultimate Guide on How to Get from Hanoi to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It is known for its rich history, historical heritage, architecture and atmosphere.Well that is all lovely and I bet you already know that Hoi An is worth a visit.  So […]

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[HCM] A Legendary – The Lunch Lady

[HCM] A Legendary – The Lunch Lady


Eat with Eva

A trip to Ho Chi Minh city isn’t complete without a visit to the Lunch Lady! The food stall is located a bit out on the East, where there’s no tourist attractions but I told my mother t…

Recipe: Vietnamese New Year square rice cakes in the Instant Pot | Banh Chung

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

This year, I got my banh chung practice in a month early because I was asked to do an interview with Vietnam Television for a Lunar New Year special feature to air around Tet, which is February 16th. After the usual sit-down interview, we shot some B-roll of me making banh chung with Alvin, my […]

Saigon eats

Saigon eats


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Now that I've been out of Vietnam for several months, it's hit me hard how much I miss the food around Saigon. Everything was so cheap and convenient -- soup stalls on every street, being able to order delivery from literally anywhere and have it delivered hot by a motorbike guy (seriously, download

Therapy in Saigon

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Shannon Brown looks at a centre offering psychological and behavioural services in Ho Chi Minh City. Photos by Romain Garrigue. Azrael Jeffrey moved to Vietnam from ...

Vietnam: Saigon (2/2)

Vietnam: Saigon (2/2)


jake ejercito | Are we there yet?

The Lunch Lady Phường Đa Kao, District 1 (Quan 1) Thanks to the wonders of Anthony Bourdain, the Lunch Lady of Saigon is now one of the most popular joints to visit in the city. She doesn’t have a …

FLAMINGO ROOMS BY TASHAS

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

Winner, winner – we have found one of our favourite dinners! If you, like me, have long been a fan of Tashas in Galleria Mall, then you will fall in love with the new Flamingo Rooms by Tashas. Located on the Turtle Lagoon at Jumeirah Al Naseem, neighbouring other fantastic restaurants such as Il Borro and Black Tap, this vibrant and stylish outdoor hub is becoming one of my favourite spots in Dubai. Let me set the scene for you – it’s a balmy Saturday afternoon on arrival at Flamingo Rooms and the restaurant is flowing with people, enjoying birthdays, baby showers or like me, catching up with my maid-of-honour-to-be over a delicious lunch and a glass of South African champagne. Having only been back a week from Cape Town, it was the perfect spot to dissipate any holiday blues, and with the sun shining outside, we picked a seat by the bay windows.  There are SO many things to love about this spot! Natasha’s (the owner) signature attention to detail is prevalent in every aspect of the …

The Lunch Lady of Saigon

The Lunch Lady of Saigon


The Marocharim Experiment

Saigon: a tide of motorcycles, tourists, and lately, American culture. Where East met West, both in war and peace. Where Old meets New, both in love and trepidation. Where Viet Cong hats and rubber…

Very Vital Vietnam Visa-Info

by Prianka @ Map Halves

<updated July 20, 2016> Is it possible that I hyphenated my title for alliteration? You’ll never know for sure! This is the first in a series of posts I will be writing about my experiences with getting travel visas. In this post, I will go through both processes of getting a tourist visa in Vietnam. […]

Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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Spending Summary: Australia

by Tim @ Where to, Gumshoe?

So, clearly I’ve fallen (very) behind on these spending summaries, considering Kait and I are back in Vancouver now. I still think they might be useful for people considering trips to these locations though, so I plan to write one for each country that we visited. We spent 23 nights in Australia, and we anticipated … Continue reading "Spending Summary: Australia"

Snakes, a Cooking School, and Ben Thanh Market

by Markus Kampl @ The Roaming Fork

Cooking and eating snake! Yes, this was going to be a first. I had been looking through the brochure from Saigon’s Vietnam Cookery Centre, where they list each days’ available dishes for the cooking class. I was immediately drawn to Monday, where they made mention of “snake” in two of [...]

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Vietnam, Your uberX Is Arriving Now!

Vietnam, Your uberX Is Arriving Now!


Vietnam

Today, we're thrilled to launch our most affordable ridesharing option - uberX in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City!

Vietnam’s thrilling and informative motorbike tours

Vietnam’s thrilling and informative motorbike tours

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Vietnam’s rich ancient history, as well as its beautiful landscape and local culture draw individuals year after year to visit this picturesque country. Whether you are an avid thrill seeker, or just looking to glean a more intimate understanding of … Continue reading

The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

The Lunch Lady with a Side-serve of Cynicism - The Roaming Fork

The Lunch Lady with a Side-serve of Cynicism - The Roaming Fork


The Roaming Fork

As well as serving delicious noodle soups, Saigon's Lunch Lady will include a side-serving of cynicism for a small cost.

Best Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam: Recommended Places to Stay for a Memorable Trip!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation?   Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to your expectations?   Well, WORRY NO MORE!   Today we will share with you a list of the best hotels in Vietnam.  How do we […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018)..

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Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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Travel:  Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia | Street Food Crawl

Travel: Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia | Street Food Crawl

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

“Food is essential to life, therefore make it good.” – S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A, and inventor of the chicken sandwich If it’s not obvious already, my husband and I love food.  When we sit down for breakfast, we ponder what’s for lunch.  When we’re eating lunch, we debate what to eat for dinner. And in the midst of dinner, we start game planning what we’ll eat tomorrow.  Is that weird or wrong?  Well, good food makes me happy, […]

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

by Phuquocisland @ Phu Quoc

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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Foodie Friday – Vietnam, Where Soup Flows Like Wine

Foodie Friday – Vietnam, Where Soup Flows Like Wine

by Amerika @ lunch lady – Inspire Amerika

Everywhere you look people are eating soup…pho of course being the popular choice.  But all kinds of soup, noodles, pasta, chicken feet, beef, pork rinds, vegetables, you name it, and no matter the weather, soup is being mowed down.  So … Continue reading

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