Today, Saigon Siblings, formerly Vietcetera Cafe, had their rebranding celebration at their first coffee location. Saigon Siblings is run by a fellow University of Washington Alumni, Tam (tamkaizen), also a native of Seattle. Tam has a passion for boutique coffee shops and hotels. Just like the former branding, Saigon Siblings will still operate as a coffee shop and boutique … [Read more...] about Saigon Siblings (formerly Vietcetera Cafe)
Filthy Vegan, run by the same infamous owner of Bookworm's Coffee, just recently opened a new vegan restaurant near the corner of De Tham and Co Bac in District 1 (just a short walk from the Backpacker Area) at 86 Co Bac, District 1. It is located in a very convenient area where the new "Pham Ngu Lao" has been shifting to. One big difference from Bookworm's Coffee is that … [Read more...] about Filthy Vegan – new Saigon vegan restaurant
For those living in Saigon long-term, it is natural to have concerns over the quality of the drinking water in the city. When I first arrived to Saigon in 2004, you dared not drink from the tap water. Everyone always ordered bottled water. Some 15 years later, the tap water has significantly improved. Yet, most people, such as myself, will be a bit weary to drink from the … [Read more...] about Would you switch to tap water in Saigon?
Tool some photos of Saigon at Dusk. The city is really changing. … [Read more...] about Saigon at Dusk (2019)
Being of mixed Japanese heritage, I have to have some "real" authentic Japanese food weekly. I started visiting Japanese Restaurant Masuo about a month ago. It is located near Pham Ngu Lao at 106 Le Lai street in Saigon's District 1 (It is not far from Nguyen Thi Nghia street). The first thing to notice about Masuo is the large number of Japanese patrons in the restaurant. … [Read more...] about Masuo Authentic Japanese Restaurant in Saigon