The “Local Noodle Shop” – How I Love Thee

It’s always interesting trying to get a taxi to take me home. You see, my Soi (Street) doesn’t actually have a name. It’s a tiny Soi off a main thoroughfare next to a major Expressway. On a map it looks like a “L”…well actually a backwards “J”. I normally tell them the area I live in and then “guide” them in–the whole time they think I am a clueless farang (foreigner) because it’s not where a foreigner would normally live. In total, and with a little help provided from Google Map, my Soi is about 130 meters in length. But in this itty bitty space there is so much character!  Continue reading “The “Local Noodle Shop” – How I Love Thee”

Sambalacha Cafe – My First Singaporean Cuisine Experience!

UPDATE: Sambalacha Cafe Bangkok is now called Good Nonya Food Delivery. No longer a dine-in restaurant they can be reached by the same Facebook address in the article and deliver AMAZING Singaporean fare throughout Bangkok.

 

I am no expert in Singaporean cuisine. But after reading foodie reviews from both The Roaming Cook and Stranger in Bangkok (both excellent resources for discovering new Bangkok places to chow!) about William Pang and the Sambalacha Cafe Bangkok by Uncle Pang Singapore I became very eager to try it. This being my first experience with Singaporean dishes did not disappoint! Continue reading “Sambalacha Cafe – My First Singaporean Cuisine Experience!”

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”

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Travels – 27 Dec ’16 to 03 Jan ’17

Anna and I wanted to celebrate the New Year away from Bangkok. Bangkok’s a great place to ring in the new year as there are many rooftop bar parties, street revelries, or friend’s who always plan something festive. However, with all the time that Anna gets off for the holiday it’s best to take advantage and get out and go someplace new when she has that time off. This year we chose Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! I was super excited (see my banh mi post). Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Travels – 27 Dec ’16 to 03 Jan ’17”