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”


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!”


Learning at Issaya Cooking Studio: Day 2

I had another amazing day learning to cook Thai food at the Issaya Cooking Studio. (Check out my first day!) This time I was the only student so I had a private lesson with Nat (the instructor). There are definite benefits to living in Thailand because during the non-tourist season you can find yourself receiving one-on-one instruction as opposed to when it’s tourist season and you participate in a full class. Continue reading “Learning at Issaya Cooking Studio: Day 2”