Category Archives: Food and Coffee

Baklava at Berru Turkish Restaurant

Authentic Turkish Food at Berru Turkish Restaurant

Last week I visited the Berru Turkish Restaurant in District 7. It is hard to believe that it has been over two years since I last visited Berru. Mr. Cem, the owner, is a former colleague of mine from our days at the Horizon Bilingual International School. He was the head chef there.   When […]

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Pelmeni at CCCP Saigon

CCCP Saigon – Russian restaurant with grechka

Four the last four years, one of my main staples for dinner was grechka, buckwheat barley. It was an inexpensive protein easily bought in Kazakhstan and China. When I moved back to Saigon, Vietnam, a month ago, it never crossed my mind to bring some grechka with me from Shanghai. And yes, I really missed […]

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Kampung Pandan - Halal restaurant in Saigon, Vietnam

New Halal Saigon Restaurant (Kampung Pandan)

There is a new halal restaurant in Saigon, Vietnam, now catering to the halal travelers community, particularly those from Malaysia.  It is called Kampung Pandan and is located near the Ben Thanh Market in District 1 of Saigon.  It is definitely a favorite of Malay tourists shopping near the Ben Thanh Market. Kampung Pandan is […]

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