Tam Trang Restaurant – Hoc Mon


Found a good restaurant in an out of the way part of Hoc Mon just outside of Saigon. Tam Trang Restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese food you would get if you lived in the rural areas. We had two different chicken dishes served in a curry peanut sauce.  It was very delicious. The seats are outside.  When you arrive you may have to search for the owner to "open" the restaurant. The restaurant is open when you "come" . Staple is chicken but the other menu items depends on the Continue Reading

Gourmet Shop and Restaurant in Phu My Hung


Here is one place I always forget to blog about in Phu My Hung. The Gourmet Shop and Restaurant is one of my favorite places in District 7. Great food and really affordable prices. I really love the chicken curry there.  Most meals come with a side order a bread. Coffee is not bad. A must visit if you are in Phu My Hung. All seating is outside. Check the first photo for the address. Posted from WordPress for Android Continue Reading

Illegal Preschools and consequences in HCMC

nursemaids saigon - preschool

Recently a video made it through the social networks about two nursemaids who were beating and torturing their young students, at an unregistered preschool in the Thu Duc District.  When I heard about the story a couple days ago, I was shocked but not surprised.  With the large number of newborns here in Vietnam in recent years, you just knew many people here would use it as an opportunity to make money from it.  Hence, scores of unregistered, and registered, preschools have opened up across Continue Reading