Category Archives: Food

A Fresh Saturday.

  Usually my Saturday mornings begin at 6:30 AM when my alarm goes off and I naturally roll over until 6:40 when I roll out of bed (gone are the days when I would actually take the time and effort … Continue reading

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Gluten-free in an allergy-free world

Last night, I sat on the back of my roommate’s motorbike holding four amazing smelling pizzas from Saigon’s best pizza joint, Scoozies,  all the while wallowing in self-pity knowing that while my friends were eating chicken pesto pizza – I … Continue reading

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Cooking through the Tourist Trap.

While I was travelling in Thailand, a place that I’ve idealized in my head for years as this magical land of silk and culture, I was disappointed when instead of walking into a cultural and authentic hub in Chiang Mai … Continue reading

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Abstract Art

I always considered myself a somewhat creative spirit but lack the tools necessary to express that side of my personality, though in my defense, I did give it a significant effort. My list of failed artistic endeavors includes but is … Continue reading

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‘Cause I’m obsessed with you . . .

If it’s 3:00 pm on a weekday afternoon, while the rest of the town is taking their daily siesta, myself, never being much of a napper (plus it’s hard to justify napping when I can sleep till 10) can often … Continue reading

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My Saigon Thanksgiving

In making the decision to come here, I knew that missing Thanksgiving would be one of the hardest things for me to come to terms with.  There really is nothing quite like hunkering up in Wisconsin, Lake Michigan sparkling outside … Continue reading

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The world’s freshest ginger. Seriously.

In a region of the world where the question “How are your bowel movements today?” has replaced “Good Morning Sunshine” as the first question of the day, food is naturally one of the most important aspects of living in South … Continue reading

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Hidden Alleys and Bowls of Noodles

I’m on to my second week in Saigon and starting to feel more and more at home– I have an apartment (well actually an entire townhouse),  I’m job hunting, and am already finding my favorite nooks and crannies in Saigon’s … Continue reading

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lesson one: A huge city trapped in a little box.

After an extremely relaxing weekend on the coast of Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand and then 13 straight hours on a bus, I have finally arrived in Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon.  The hustle and bustle of Saigon … Continue reading

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