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Category Archives: District 1

Would you switch to tap water in Saigon?

For those living in Saigon long-term, it is natural to have concerns over the quality of the drinking water in the city. When I first arrived to Saigon in 2004, you dared not drink from the tap water. Everyone always ordered bottled water. Some 15 years later, the tap water has significantly improved. Yet, most, […]

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Masuo Japanese Restaurant in Saigon

Masuo Authentic Japanese Restaurant in Saigon

Being of mixed Japanese heritage, I have to have some “real” authentic Japanese food weekly. I started visiting Japanese Restaurant Masuo about a month ago. It is located near Pham Ngu Lao at 106 Le Lai street in Saigon’s District 1 (It is not far from Nguyen Thi Nghia street). The first thing to notice […]

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Vegetarian English Breakfast at Bookworm

I decided to try the vegetarian English Breakfast at Bookworm during the week. I was very surprised, it was quite good. I never thought tofu scrambled eggs would taste similar to real scrambled eggs. For vegans, Bookworm will serve a vegan version of the meal. Related posts: Healthy Farm in Saigon Vitamin B12 and Flaxseed […]

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