What to eat in Saigon, Vietnam

Reekay and I discuss both local and international foods and share some of our top-rated restaurants.

1. Mexican: La Fiesta, Rico Taco, Gringo Tacos.
2. Burgers: Chuck’s Burgers, Soul Burger, Marcel Burgers.
3. Pizza: 4 Ps Pizza.
4. Upscale dining: The Ratcha Room, Mekong Merchant.

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Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m Vietnamese-American from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Q: Where are you based?
A: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and travel throughout the Asia-Pacific.

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A: I have a B.A. from St. John’s University (Minnesota), a M.A. degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Hawaii, a Global Trade Certificate from Saint Paul College (Minnesota), and am APICS-certified as a Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

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  1. You guys, I don’t think the French and the Italians really get along. I think they are like oil and water. I think you guys are nailing the advantages of HCM City………Great value for superb local dishes!!! Thanks

    1. Eric Everson That’s interesting, because traditionally there have been a lot of Italian immigrants in France, mostly in the industrial and rural areas. It’s estimated that there are as many as 5 million French people with an Italian family history.

    1. @sflxn most of Europe, especially within the EU haven’t been able to smoke indoors for well over a decade. Gone are the days when I could travel over for a weekend to Paris and have a delicious meal with wine and cigarettes.

    2. @Jonas Candies Ok, dude, relax. Don’t burst a blood vessel. I saw this video after I came back from a bar where a bunch of French nationals were puffing indoor. I was taken a little aback because public indoor smoking in America is illegal. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen people puffing in a bar.

    3. @Matt d The US government has beaten the smoking out of us, or at least in indoor public places. Vaping was threatening to take off till it was recently found to be deadlier than cig. What can I say, Americans like to live in hermetically sealed environments.

  2. I heard a lot about how healthy vietnamese food is and next weekend im going to try some of the foods you have mentioned. Especially pho, which is mentioned in reekays blog maybe a hundred times already. And …. 18:56 Holy mother!

  3. Ben you seem like a decent bloke which is why I’d like to warn you about associating with Henry, as the man is clearly a sexual predator chasing teens and exploiting impoverished girls. He actually sells an “ebook” for “bachelors” which means it tells you how to be a single dating guy in the Philippines, exploiting young girls as well as the pay for play scene. You will be judged by the company you keep.

  4. Great talk. Looking forward to more of your videos. Maybe you can talk more about the new metro train system being built out. It’ll be a great topic

  5. hi. i have started watching your YouTubes and they are very informative. Is it possible to talk about health insurance and life insurance for expats in vietnam? thanks.

  6. High guys ! – Enjoyed the chat about Saigon foods and preferred restaurants. Very interesting, and hope to see for myself someday in the near future as I plan to check out Vietnam & Thailand for a future perminate retirement choice.

  7. You had a link to a visa website for Vietnam but I cant seem to find it! Could you please provide that link as there seems to be a few visa application websites but I’m not sure which ones legit. Thanks a lot!

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