Tag Archives: vietnam

i don’t feel like coming up with a clever pho pun

frequent readers of youusedtobealright.com know that i enjoy my pho. those that live in shanghai should also know that pho here is often disappointing or unauthentic or otherwise not fulfilling. with the recent opening of pho 26 on wujiang road, … Continue reading

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a post wherein gourmet vietnamese equals warmed over chinese food

last post about vietnam – well until the next time i go. my last dinner in vietnam was wasted (WASTED!) on yet another higher end vietnamese restaurant. next time i’m eating all street level food. hoi an is a highly … Continue reading

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eating with brad and angelina

when brad pitt and angelina jolie visited ho chi minh city 3 years ago, they visited a vietnamese restaurant located in district 1 called the temple club not because they went, but because of recommendations i went myself this last … Continue reading

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vietnamese socialist art

for some reason, i really dig socialist realism propaganda posters. living in china, you get used to seeing one sort of style, so it’s kind of jarring to see another, asian country’s. here’s some i took in vietnam.

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more thoughts from vietnam

while i’m in taiwan now, my trip to vietnam is still top of mind for me. mainly because i’d still like to be there, instead of neck deep in work like i am now. one of the interesting things i … Continue reading

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the day of bad museums

after watching the debacle that was the cal-usc football game, i finished my tourism activities by going to the museum of ho chi minh city and the vietnam history museum. first up was the museum of ho chi minh city. … Continue reading

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com tam moc

according to wikipedia, C?m t?m is C?m t?m in Vietnamese is cooked rice from fractured rice grains. T?m refers to the broken rice grains while c?m refers to cooked rice. It is usually served with grilled pork (either ribs or … Continue reading

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saxi

vietnamese soda. contains: carbonated water, sugar, acidity regulator, citric acid, natural & synthentic flavors, natural caramel color, preservative, sodium benzoate taste: almost exactly like sarsae – for those of you unfamilar, its a sasparilla type, a little bit less sweet … Continue reading

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cyclo row

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the man in the black pajamas, dude. worthy f’ing adversary.

today i took a tour to the cu chi tunnels. about 90 minute drive outside of hcmc, the tunnels are where the viet cong waged dug in and defended against the american 85th infantry as well as waged guerilla warfare … Continue reading

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