By whatever name you call it, pho has placed Vietnamese cuisine squarely on the culinary world map. James Pham visits a Saigonese pho restaurant to unravel the secrets behind this national dish, rich in flavor as well as history.
The Basics City Name: Ho Chi Minh City Where is it located?: Ho Chi Minh City is in southern Vietnam on the Saigon river near the Mekong Delta. Why do people go there?: Once called Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, is Vietnam’s economic and cultural capital, the second most populous city in the country. Like [...]
Muzak, Footy, Bars & Buses Saigon, Vietnam Yep. Again. Shit, Saigon? Not Saigon again! Saturday. Saigon. Twiddle your thumbs or pull your plonker? What to do? Renowned for its nightlife, it’s here that the crazy Apocalypse Now bar is. Just an extension of the movie, except without the blood… usually. Nah! It’s not a bad [...]