By Luc Gougeon
As I recently came back from my third trip to Vietnam, I read Graham Holliday’s Eating Vietnam with a certain amount of street food nostalgia. If you never been to Vietnam, you need to read this book, if you have been, read it anyway.
Picture from Harper Collins
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If you don’t speak French, l’Usine means factory in English and it’s a word to remember if you visit Ho Chi Minh.
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I am pretty sure that you don’t equate Vietnam with mind blowing yogurt and dairy; I certainly didn’t until I visited Kim Thanh in Ho Chi Minh.
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I had my first Vietnamese vegetarian/vegan meal two years ago in Hue and I decided to start this new year with a pho chay. I found this pho place on the great gas.tron.o.my food blog and I am very thankful.
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In my mind Quan Thuy 94 Cu is just crab 94, a number that will forever resonate with one of the best meal I had in Vietnam. It was so good, I actually went twice just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming the first time.
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We started our day at Cho Binh Tay market right in the heart of the chinatown. The Cho Binh Tay market is not as touristy as the Ben Thanh market in the center. It’s really worth a visit if you want to see a real market without being yelled at every 2 seconds.
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We say in French: L’avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt (the future belongs to early risers) and if this is true, Vietnam will have a very bright future. If you wake up early in Ho Chi Minh, you could always do like the locals and head to Pho Hoa Pasteur for a good morning pho.
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- Get yourself a ticket for Ho Chi Minh.
- Ask the driver to take you to the tallest building in town (It’s the Bitexco Financial Tower).
- Walk around the tower until you find a corner restaurant with a long line of locals and tourist(It’s Nhu Lan restaurant).
- Wait in line and get a banh mi.
- Enjoy and maybe buy a second sandwich for the road.
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