Phở Phượng 25 – Saigon / Ho-Chi-Minh
4 juin 2015 § 2 Commentaires
Pho is Vietnam’s national dish like Banh mi. It consists of rice noodles, herbs (coriander/cilantro), meat, onions and bone broth. After reading an article about the best Pho on Mark Wiens’ blog, I followed his recommendation and went to Pho Phuong. I loved the pho here so much I returned there every day after I discovered it. Mark Wiens says it all in his blog!
Journey in Saigon / Ho-Chi-Minh
21 avril 2015 § 2 Commentaires
Cà phê in Vietnam
17 avril 2015 § 2 Commentaires
Coffee must be Vietnam’s most consumed drink: coffee shops are everywhere and it is enjoyed at any moment of the day. French introduced coffee in the 19th century and Vietnam is now among the biggest producer in the world. In vietnamese, coffee is « cà phê ». The specificity relies in the brewing method, as a metal drip filter is topped on the glass and is removed until the last drop has fallen. It reminded me of the italian coffee pot Bialetti, which makes coffee with a similar brewing method.
Because of the hot weather,cà phê is served with ice and for the sweet touch, condensed milk. It is then called « cà phê sữa đá », with these two ingredients.
International coffee chains have set up in Vietnam, but none of them had cà phê on their menu. Do like locals, have your caphe prepared by the street vendors.
Kem Xôi Dừa at Bùi Viện – Saigon / Ho Chi Minh
9 avril 2015 § 1 commentaire
It is the first time I visit a country with such delicious fruits. I thought I would lose weight here but it was the opposite! Mangoes, Pineapple, Coconut and Bananas ..for naming only them were my daily treats (with Cupcakes). When I saw people queueing at Bùi Viện, located not far from my Hostel, I did not know what was being served here but it looked very good: ice cream on a coconut shell with rice and nuts flakes. This dessert spot was only frequented by locals and the menu was written in Vietnamese but there is a picture to help you choose.
Their signature ice cream is the Kem Xôi Dừa, if you love coconut like me, you will appreciate this dessert!
Address : 106A Lê Thị Riêng, Q.1 and the other one located on Bui Vien street, known as the backpacker’s area
Pacey Cupcakes – Saigon / Ho Chi Minh
4 avril 2015 § Poster un commentaire
After trying all kind of desserts made of coconut, I was looking for a cakeshop during my journey in Vietnam. Pacey cupcakes was on my way home and I entered, thinking it was only take away. The front shop is small but go upstairs, and you will find yourself in a timeless Saigon, where time has stopped for a while. I tried nearly all the flavors, and if you like durian, they have an amazing one combined with avocado. My favorite (and also of the owner’s) was Passion fruit. This one above is green tea flavor and below durian + avocado. These cupcakes are far better than the ones I had in New York at Magnolia Bakery. For me, the cake part and the cream cheese should be in « fusion » when you take your spoon and take a bite. Pacey cupcake was all of that!
Address : 53G Nguyễn Du, Quận 1 – for opening hours, check their facebook page here.