The Saigon Beer Scene

During our traipsing through Asia we drank beers from Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Cambodia. They weren’t spectacularly complex in flavor or high in alcohol content, but still delivered the desired outcome when sitting sweaty on a balcony after a humid day of sightseeing. We hadn’t found any craft beer since going to a small bar in … Continue reading The Saigon Beer Scene

The Best Banh Mi

The Banh Mi sandwich originated in Saigon under French occupation during the mid 19th century. It’s a blend of French and Vietnamese staples: bread, pork sausage, coriander, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, pâté, jalapeño, and mayo. These are the “standard” but we saw and ate many banh mis that included different ingredients. One time a woman cracked an … Continue reading The Best Banh Mi