Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pizza Hut in Sky?

This used to house a coffee/tea shop in Sky Garden found right by the steps leading to Sky Garden 1 along Nguyen Van Linh St. I’ve been wondering what would be a good shop to replace the old one.  Actually … Continue reading

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Father’s Day at Hoa Tuc

I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Father’s Day at Hoa Tuc. Found Hoa Tuc from the ever-reliable Trip Advisor.  Strange that when I was asking my Vietnamese colleague for feedback on this place, she didn’t know … Continue reading

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Visiting Carl’s Jr.

I know lots of friends who went to Carl’s Jr. on its opening weekend.  It’s just the way it is.  As soon as a Western food chain opens, expect the Pinoys to be there.  Incidentally, have you heard the rumor … Continue reading

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A Peek into a Vietnamese Painter’s Studio

It was still early when I went to Le Hoang Bich Phuong’s home in District 5 for a short interview that I decided to explore the Tran Hung Dao Street stretch a bit.  When it was nearly time for the … Continue reading

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Carl’s Jr. is Now Open!

Last year, Carl’s Jr. made a debut in Vincom Center in District 1.  Today, Carl’s Jr. opened it’s second store in Phu My Hung, specifically at 50 Nguyen Duc Canh St., Tan Phong Ward.  It’s right across Annam Gourmet and … Continue reading

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Lucky Plaza Closing Down?

Yesterday, I received news from our mailing list that Lucky Plaza along Dong Khoi St. will be closing in 2 weeks time. I was like, “Noooooooooo!  No freaking way!” So I just had to go there myself and ask the … Continue reading

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Jollibee

Most Filipino kids grew up eating at Jollibee, celebrating birthdays at Jollibee, and even as yuppies would eat at Jollibee.  And when these kids get married, the whole cycle starts again.  Jollibee is one of the most successful food venture … Continue reading

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Alexandre de Rhodes and Pasteur

Two of the very few foreign-named streets in Ho Chi Minh City. I pass by Pasteur St. lots of times but it was only today that I was acquainted with Alexandre de Rhodes St. I know that most streets in … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Little Manila

I am not much of a cook really so regular Filipino food like Nilagang Baka, Sinigang, Kare-Kare, Menudo, Pochero, and Tinola are gourmet meals for me.  But I attribute it more for my being lazy to prepare all the ingredients. … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Ganesh – PMH (Closed)

For the record, Indian food is something I haven’t been exposed to extensively.  I can actually count in one hand the number of times I’ve eaten Indian food.  Spicy food is not something I like all that much and my … Continue reading

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