Author Archives: Lyra

Ippudo opens in Vietnam

It was way back in 2017 when news broke out that Ippudo will land in Vietnam in cooperation with another favorite restaurant, 4Ps. And this weekend, Ippudo finally opened in my neighborhood in Phu My Hung! It’s a 15- minute … Continue reading

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Hello, 2019!

Welcome 2019! Well, at least based on the Gregorian Calendar which we Filipinos follow.  Last night, we stayed up till the wee hours of the morning to catch the fireworks (which we thankfully can view from our apartment!!!) while my … Continue reading

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Philippines, Vietnam, and the Universe

It’s been a while since I last posted (obviously) and even missed my blog anniversary! Hello Saigon turned 8 in November and yup, this blog is still alive. It’s just that there are things I want to write about but … Continue reading

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Chef Scott is back in PMH

I first met Chef Scott back in 2012 at his Scott and Binh’s restaurant in Bizu Hotel in Phu My Hung. He and his wife moved to District 1 a while back to open Scott and Jeremy’s and La Fiesta. … Continue reading

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Got cheese?

I love cheese.  Too bad that my present situation limits my cheese consumption. Ugh. I know I have been under the radar for the past two months only resurface to talk about cheese. Haha. Well, I guess that’s how it … Continue reading

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Get Lost in Saigon

Photo by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they … Continue reading

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Chúc mừng năm mới!

While our neighborhood was practically a ghost town on Tet Eve, people were flocking to District 1 to visit the Flower Street along Nguyen Hue and wait for the fireworks display. Last year, there were no fireworks display so people … Continue reading

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