19 May 2010

HCMC – Com Nieu Saigon

This restaurant was visited by Anthony Bourdain before, and he really adores this restaurant! The owner of this restaurant, Madam Ngoc, is his god mother. Too bad she passed away few years ago.




They have a few branches.


This is the best fried spring roll I’ve ever had! Crispy outside, flavourful vegetables inside. Shiok!


steamed clams, I love the sauce..the clams are very fresh as well


A MUST order is their baked rice!

Actually the rice is nothing to shout about, although it has quite a unique taste. The unique part is the below!

The waiter will break the claypot first, took out the baked rice and throw it across the corridor to his fellow waiter!


Another Vietnamese dish, Coconut prawn. Again the prawn itself is very fresh coupled with coconut smell, a unique dish indeed.


Our last dish, fish soup, I don’t fancy this dish due to the smell of the river fish!


Really couldn’t take the smell of the river fish!

The service was impeccable, it was such a wonderful dining experience!

Com Nieu Saigon is located at :

63 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Reservation is recommended! To know more, check out the reviews on Tripadvisor.


I will be off to Shanghai for a week from next week onwards, going to visit Shanghai Expo!!! Hooray! Update again when I am back!

13 May 2010

HCMC – Mekong River Tour

Mekong River Tour can be purchased from any travel agent in HCMC.

We only paid USD9 per person for the tour starting from 0800-1700, so cheap right..

The weather was really HOT on the day of our tour, however, I would still recommend you peeps to join the tour as it was truly quite an experience that we city kids won’t have a chance to enjoy!


Our first stop – Souvenir shop with handicrafts made by the Disabled


Actually the handicrafts are really nice! Too bad I don’t have a house of my own yet..so I didn’t get any


Got bored after a while in the shop, testing effects of my camera


First boat that we took!


Check out the fisherman’s boats painted with an eye, our tour guide told us this serves as a purpose to scare the crocodiles off


Villagers’ house along the river


Other boat passing by…


Going further into the unknown….


picture time!


Soon enough, we arrived at the coconut production factory!

Our tour guide explaining the process to produce coconut candy


The end product, I think Malaysia also has so I didn’t buy any, plus I am not a fan of sweets!


Another activity: You can choose to take picture with Python….GELI! I refused to do that..


They also do bee keeping there for its honey


Me and the Indonesian Tycoon wannabe! :p


Finally on our way to lunch!


Very basic lunch provided but I was hungry so don’t care already!


Then our tour guide recommended us to order Elephant Fish, priced at RM30+ I think.


Presenting to you: THE ELEPHANT FISH!


The fish is then wrapped in the paper roll

Check out the video above, pretty Vietnamese girl wrapping our fish! I really love the fish, so crispy and fresh! YUMMM….

After lunch, we proceeded to our last destination: The tropical fruit farm, it doesn’t sound interesting but the interesting part is we are going by this tiny wooden boat!


By now I was really EXCITED! How authentic can this tour get?!


And we get to wear this HAT!


This Vietnamese lady rowed our Boat, she is so strong!

Artistic shot of the Vietnamese lady


Fruits offered, all available in Malaysia, haha…


While enjoying the tropical fruits, we get to listen to Vietnamese folk songs.

After visiting the tropical fruit farm, we went back to the city itself.

If you are visiting HCMC soon and have some time to spare, I would recommend this tour to you.

05 May 2010

HCMC – Banh Xeo

This is a MUST TRY in Vietnam!!! Banh Xeo are actually savoury pancakes made out of rice flour, water and turmeric powder or coconut milk (in the Southern regions), stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts and then pan fried.


Banh Xeo shop that we went to, located at 74 Suong Nguyet Anh Street, District 1. We wanted to go to the famous Banh Xeo 46A but its really too far. If you want to go there, here is the address:46A Dinh Cong Trang Street, District 3


This is where the workers will be cooking banh Xeo


Menu is so colourful


camwhore pic! it was hotttt……


nice interior of the restaurant


vegetables to wrap the pancakes


DENG DENG…….my pancake with prawn and pork inside


paper thin pancake…crispy enough to eat on its own

First time ever on this blog, I made a video to show you guys how to wrap the pancake!

Anyway, I wanna tell you guys that:-

1. don’t mind the pimple on my forehead and my double chin

2. I still haven’t learn how to insert texts throughout the video

so there you have it! My first video on this blog!

next up..HCMC to be continued, or I might post about HK or Tokyo too!

We shall see! Have a great week ahead peeps!