Tag Archives: Saigon

How I turned a traffic argument into a free coffee

By Harry Hodge So a couple of days ago I posted about an argument I had with a fellow motorist in Saigon. I got mixed reactions from people; most Vietnamese said this was unwise, he might be mafia, etc. Most … Continue reading

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Nothing as fine as pairing food and wine

By Harry Hodge Pairing foods with the appropriate wines can be more than just a fun evening with friends. For Alex Thinh, it’s a lifelong passion he’s turned into a career. Now the wine training director at Da Loc wines … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES OCT. 2015: Rules of the road, Saigon style

By Harry Hodge “I don’t want a pickle, I just want to ride on my motor-cicle and I don’t want a tickle, I’d rather ride on my motor-cicle, and I don’t want to die, I just want to ride on … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES 08/2015: Burgers a cut above at Relish and Sons

By Harry Hodge Whenever I hear there’s a new burger joint in Saigon, I relish the opportunity to give it a try. Relish and Sons (44 Dong Du Street, District 1) makes a solid effort to carve out its place … Continue reading

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Convention a hit with Vietnamese comic book lovers

By Harry Hodge If you were a super-villain on Sunday, Ho Chi Minh City probably wasn’t the safest place for you. Heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Captain Canada co-mingled with characters from Adventure Time and Naruto while gamers engaged … Continue reading

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Saigon Times – June 2014: Go pig out at Quan Ut Ut

By Harry Hodge You can see it as you approach downtown from District 4, the big grinning pig with a spatula and Ut Ut (oink oink) in big bold letters. If you’re going to be big and bold, the food … Continue reading

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Saigon Times preview: April 2014/Putting the fun in ‘funk’

By Harry Hodge There’s something funky going on in Ho Chi Minh City. But it’s a good thing. California-raised and Saigon-based DJ and singer Justin “Starchild” Hurst took a short break from preparing for his upcoming show with his group … Continue reading

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