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Saigon Street Food: Broken Rice (Com Tam)

On this episode of Christina’s “Street Feast” series, Onetrip guide Phoebe invites us to try out a childhood favorite dish, com tam, aka broken rice. Every country has its own round of comfort foods. For the Americans, a buttery grilled cheese does the trick while Brits find their solace in a bowl of curry or […]

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Saigon Street Food: Banh Trang Nuong (Vietnamese Pizza)

On this episode of Christina’s “Street Feast” series, Onetrip superguide Dat brings out all the facts on banh trang nuong, aka Vietnamese Pizza. On the banks of the Nhieu Loc Canal, an artery of the great Saigon River, is a section of Ho Chi Minh City bursting with life. During golden hour, this area of […]

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Saigon, Then and Now (A Comparison of the Old and New)

With more than 300 years of development, Saigon has become the busiest commercial center in Vietnam. Despite passing through centuries, it is surprising that the beauty of the old Saigon is still present within the new Saigon, visible in one way or another, contrasting yet blending in perfectly with the modern progress this city has […]

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The Best Places Near Le Thi Hong Gam – Christina’s Saigon – Beatty’s City Oasis

It takes less than five-minutes to walk to Ben Thanh Market from Christina’s Saigon – Beatty’s City Oasis. With such a prime location being close to the city’s center, staying with us would give you the utmost convenience when it comes to reaching the main tourist attractions of the city. Here are our recommended spots […]

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Unique Drum Roasted Coffee in Saigon – Ba Lu Cafe

Hardly could you find any café in Saigon today offering you this filtering method! Instead of using Vietnamese traditional ‘phin’ nor any modern techniques, they use a net to filter the coffee. Delving deep into the matrix of alleyways in Chinatown (or not), you will notice that there are so many heirloom restaurants that serve […]

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The Hidden Gems of Saigon’s Unique Alleyways (For Foodies!)

I love the maze of alleys in Saigon! Not only because I can avoid traffic jams by navigating its many curves but also because these alleys are home to many hidden gems- from amazing noodle shops to snails and even quiet coffee hangouts. When my friends from other countries come to visit me in Saigon, […]

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Going Vegetarian In Saigon

In a society that largely has Buddhist roots, it is easy to be a vegetarian in Saigon. “Do an chay” (vegetarian food) can be found on nearly every street corner. More and more Saigonese are leaning towards eating more vegetarian dishes to help them temporarily forget about their daily woes. New research has confirmed that […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Renting Motorbikes in Saigon

You must be even more careful checking your bike before purchase. If something like the horn or wheel is not functioning, try to negotiate down the price. You can even have the bike checked by a mechanic to ensure that it’s in good shape. Want to ride a motorbike along the whole length of Vietnam […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to House Rentals in Saigon (All Budgets)

Are you thinking of staying in Saigon for a long time? You’re going to need a rental and one that fits your budget.  A variety of houses to rent in many different locations are available to you. But where should you start? After years of developing into a dynamic metropolis, Saigon became one of the […]

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An Insider’s Guide to the Saigon River

As time passed, the Saigon River became an integral part of the rich culture of Gia Định (a former name of what is now Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon). Here is an insider’s guide to the Saigon River for those curious souls who want to know more about this historical river and how to […]

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An Evening Exploring the Little Japan Town in Saigon

With authentic cuisine and nightlife that resembles the Kabukichô District of Tokyo, Little Japan in Saigon is an experience you won’t want to miss. In the most robust mega-city of Vietnam, there should not be a moment when you cannot figure out where to go and what to do. And now I will provide you […]

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A Spanish Party in Vietnam: Tomatito Saigon’s “Sexy Tapas”

He still travels back to his home city of Barcelona every few months, to refresh his taste. And admittingly, for friends and the great weather as well. But today, famed Spanish chef “El” Willy Trullas Moreno is back in Ho Chi Minh City to visit his newest restaurant, Tomatito Saigon. He still travels back to […]

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Saigon Street Food: Bun Do – Delicious Red Noodles

If you’re strolling down Hai Ba Trung Street during the late afternoon, it is very likely that you’ll run into a cluster of locals sitting barely an inch off the ground on footstools the size of tissue boxes. As you make your way through the roadblock of hunched over individuals, take note of what has […]

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Where to Eat Bo Kho in Saigon

“Home is wherever this lemongrass-scented beef stew is.” Bo kho – a Vietnamese-style famous beef stew, is a fine example of the balance brought by the profuse usage of spices and fresh herbs. This bowlful of beef stew with its mouthwatering fragrance and savory stock is the perfect gateway into the Vietnamese culinary world. Here […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Saigon’s Many Markets

Besides magnificent architectural works like Notre Dame Cathedral and The Reunification Palace, Saigon is also well known for various fascinating markets – Ben Thanh Market being the most popular. Saigon’s markets have their own unique appeals, but they all share one thing in common: they are crowded and bustling at all times, a true reflection […]

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Saigon’s Coolest Rooftop and Sky Bars

Have you ever wondered about the fancy club scene in Saigon? It’s better than you imagined and with these options, you can be like the glamorous locals.   Saigon is one of the fastest developing cities of Vietnam and nothing is more telling of this characteristic than the many skyscrapers around the city. There are […]

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The Return of Bonsai Dinner Cruise on the Saigon River

Every now and again, something happens that leads you to believe the world is a very unfair place. And yet from tragedy often comes triumph. The story of The Bonsai is one such story. Every now and again, something happens that leads you to believe the world is a very unfair place. And yet from […]

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Chinatown in Saigon – 3 must eat dishes!

Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown, located in the center of District 5, seems quiet in the morning but bustles at night. Vietnamese people have a funny quotation. ‘The best food is Chinese Food, the best wife is Japanese Wife, and the best house is Western House.’ So what’s interesting about Chinese food? What makes it […]

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The Complete Guide to Ho Thi Ky Flower Market in Saigon

Ben Thanh Market is probably the most popular and symbolic market of all of Vietnam, but there are others that travelers are mostly unaware of and may miss if they don’t have local knowledge. If you want to have an authentic local experience, Ho Thi Ky Flower Market in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is […]

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​How-To Guide: Sea Snails (Oc) In Saigon

Sea snails are surprisingly popular in the big city of Saigon. If you are not from Vietnam or surrounding Southeast Asian countries, this might be your first chance to try them! To answer the common question: “what to eat in Saigon,” nine out of ten Vietnamese respondents will choose sea snails! In Ho Chi Minh […]