18May
Banh Cuon Dac Biet: Special Rice rolls

Steamed Rice Rolls: Bánh Cuốn Tây Hồ

Bánh Cuốn Tây Hồ (2 locations): Steamed rice rolls

  • Address: 127 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, P. Đa Kao, Q. 1, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Address: 271 Phan Xích Long, P. 2, Q. Phú Nhuận, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hours: 7 am – 11 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • Bánh Cuốn Dặc Biệt (Special rice rolls plate – more meat): 40,000 Dong ~ $2 USD
    • Chả (Pork patties): 8,000 Dong ~ 0.40 USD
    • Bánh Cóng (Deep fried green bean cakes): 16,000 Dong ~ 0.75 USD

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18May
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Vietnamese-Styled Hoagie: Bánh Mì

The Meat Lovers’ Version — Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa: Vietnamese-styled hoagie

  • Address: 26 Lê Thị Riêng, P. Bến Thành, Q. 1, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hours: 1 pm – 10 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • Bánh Mì Thịt – đầy đủ (Meat hoagie with all toppings included): 32,000 Dong ~ $1.50 USD

Personal Favorite Version — Bánh Mì Hồng Hoa: Vietnamese-styled hoagie

  • Address: 62 Nguyễn Văn Tráng, P. Bến Thành, Q. 1, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hour: 5 am – 9 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • Bánh Mì Thịt – đầy đủ (Meat hoagie with all toppings included): 17,000 Dong ~ $0.80 USD

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17May
Well-done beef flank and meatballs

Pho Noodle Soup: Phở Lệ

Phở Lệ (2 Locations): Pho noodle soup

  • Address: 303 – 305 Võ Văn Tần, P. 5, Q. 3, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Address: 413 Nguyễn Trãi, P. 7, Q. 5, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hour: 7 am – 10 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • Phở Tái Bò Viên (Well-done beef flank and meatballs): Large bowl: 65,000 Dong ~$3 USD
    • Phở Thập Cẩm (“Everything” meat bowl): Large bowl: Large bowl: 72,000 Dong ~ $3.30 USD

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17May
Sticky rice with fried chicken thigh

Sticky Rice And Sweet Desserts: Xôi Chè Bùi Thị Xuân

Xôi Chè Bùi Thị Xuân: Sticky rice and sweet desserts

  • Address: 111 Bùi Thị Xuân, P. Phạm Ngũ Lão , Q. 1, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hour: 6:30 am – 10 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • From 16,000 to 30,000 Dong ~ $0.75 to $1.40 USD
    • Xôi gà – đùi: (Sticky rice with fried chicken thigh): 29,000 Dong ~ $1.30 USD
    • Xôi Trộn Bùi Thị Xuân (Restaurant’s version): 25,000 Dong ~ $1.15 USD
    • Xôi Thập Cẩm (Combination sticky rice): 25,000 Dong ~ $1.15 USD

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17May
Bánh Xèo Ngọc Sơn (1)

Sizzling Crepes: Bánh Xèo Ngọc Sơn

Bánh Xèo Ngọc Sơn: Sizzling Crepes

  • Address: 103 Ngô Quyền, P. 11, Q. 5, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hour: 9 am – 9:30 pm daily
  • Cost: Bánh Xèo – thường (Sizzling Crepes – regular): 45,000 Dong ~ $2.10 USD
    • Bánh Xèo – đặc biệt (Sizzling Crepes – special): 55,000 Dong ~ $2.50 USD
    • Bánh Khọt (Mini savory pancakes): 35,000 Dong ~ $1.60 USD

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17May
Cá Kho Tộ: Braised fish in clay pot

Caramelized Fish In Clay Pot And Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup: Cá Kho Tộ and Canh Chua

Cơm Niêu Sài Gòn – Hồ Xuân Hương: Caramelized fish in clay pot (Cá Kho Tộ) and Vietnamese sweet and sour soup  (Canh Chua) – (2 Locations)

  • Address: 59 Hồ Xuân Hương, P. 6, Q. 3, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Address: 27 Tú Xương, P. 7, Q. 3, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hour: 9 am – 10:30 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • Cá Kho Tộ (Caramelized fish in clay pot): 78,000 Dong ~ $3.60 USD
    • Canh Chua (Sweet and Sour Soup): 88,000 Dong ~ $3.70 USD

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4May
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Japanese BBQ in Osaka: Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M

It was such a fun-filled day biking with Cycle Osaka and meeting great people. Daniel and I felt that we needed to treat ourselves to an awesome dinner because we worked super hard biking over 26 miles.  Of course being in Japan, I couldn’t miss out on savoring their perfectly marbled beef. Japanese people are known to raise and groom their cows in luxury. They are fed with high quality food, beers, and even receive daily massages — Talk about living the life. Since this was our last meal in Osaka, we decided to fill our hungry bellies at Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku M, Hozenji Hanare.  Read More »

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