The Lunch Lady – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Lunch Lady Ho Chi Minh City

A traveller to Ho Chi Minh City can experience all of the foodie delights of Vietnamese cuisine without ever having to enter an actual restaurant. Street vendors offer quick, cheap, convenient, and downright gourmet meals at every turn. One of the most well known street vendor stalls made famous by Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservation’s” travel foodie show is The Lunch Lady of Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon (her real name is Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh). Continue reading “The Lunch Lady – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam”

Toby’s – A Great Place For Brunch!

In Bangkok there is no shortage of fine places to have a Sunday brunch. There are so many hotels in the Big Mango and many of them offer some fine all-you-can-eat buffet spreads which range from simple and cheap, to super posh and requiring a second mortgage. In my experience gorging myself on a buffet so that I “get my money worth” just leads me to sleeping the day away and feeling sloth-like for half my weekend. I prefer to have a sensible meal that consists of quality food, varied items, and in a setting that doesn’t have kids running all over the place.  Continue reading “Toby’s – A Great Place For Brunch!”

Ros’niyom: Street Food in a Restaurant (Kao Soi Gai)

I went to the Silom Complex to pick up some groceries and decided to eat lunch first (I’ve learned it’s never smart to food shop when you’re hungry!). Usually when I go to the Silom Complex I will eat either ramen, sushi, or Bon Chon Chicken. But today I noticed a place called Ros’niyom on the ground floor–specifically I noticed that they had kao soi gai on their menu board which just so happens to be one of my favorite dishes. Instantly craving kao soi gai, I grabbed a table for one. Continue reading “Ros’niyom: Street Food in a Restaurant (Kao Soi Gai)”