Tag: Ho Chi Minh City

Banh xeo… Let them eat pancake!

Vietnam’s crepe-like pancake, banh xeo (bánh xèo) is a delightful, messy, savory culinary experience. From Saigon pancake in the south to the smaller rounds served...
Motorcycle fashion Vietnam

Motorcycle fashion in Vietnam

When Anita and I traveled in Vietnam, like other visitors to the country, we marveled at the chaotic city driving, an adrenalin-inducing swirl of...
Prawns and coconut, Saigon, Vietnam

Photo: Dinner at Ben Thanh Market, Saigon, Vietnam

Dinner at Ben Thanh Market in Saigon becomes dramatic, when these prawns, perched atop coconuts, are set alight.

Cholon’s pagodas serve up atmosphere aplenty

A fierce dragon stands guard at Quan Am Pagoda, in Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown. The district, home to Chinese traders and merchants for centuries, is...
Ben Thanh market at night, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market’s metamorphosis

In the evening, the streets on either side of Saigon’s Ben Thanh Market sprout bustling restaurants, set up after the daily market closes at...
Ben Thanh Market

Saigon’s Ben Thanh Market

    The Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is one-stop shopping central, just about 24/7. Top quality fruits and vegetables, seafood and...
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