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Pho 888: A Taste of Vietnam in Chicago






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. After coming back from Vietnam, I was still craving some of the delicious eats from my months in the country. While visiting Chicago, friends and I went to Pho 888,… Continue Reading →






The best claypot catfish in Saigon






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. After almost five months in Ho Chi Minh City (still affectionately known as Saigon to many of its inhabitants), I’d be remiss not to mention one of the best dishes… Continue Reading →






Minimalist posters illustrate the differences between Hanoi and Saigon






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. With the last five months in Vietnam, I’ve been keeping an eye out for posts that talk about the differences from North to South. Given the length of the country,… Continue Reading →






Dogs in Sweaters, Vietnam edition






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Most tourists down think of Vietnam as cold, but during winter months Hanoi certainly fits the bill. It was close to 32F when I was there in the colder months,… Continue Reading →






Street Coffee in Saigon






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. We’ve written about egg coffee in Hanoi, but this photo from around my apartment in Saigon illustrates why the coffee culture in Vietnam is so compelling to visitors. Colourful pitchers of… Continue Reading →






Vegetable vendors, Hanoi-style






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. One of the fun things to see in Vietnam (and elsewhere in Asia) is how incredibly piled-up the bicycles and motorcycles are, packed high with whatever vendors are selling. During… Continue Reading →






Egg Coffee in Vietnam






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. I don’t usually cross-post from my site, but I think the glories of egg coffee should be shared far and wide. While I’m currently living in Ho Chi Minh City,… Continue Reading →






Chicken in a Soda Can






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Another interesting chicken dish from Vietnam: Ga Tan. Literally meaning “fall-off-the-bone chicken”, they are simmered in a variety of medicinal herbs (a recipe originally from China) and said to be… Continue Reading →






Possibly the best chicken rice stand ever?






This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. During my travels through Southeast Asia, it’s always fun to see the way vendors serve their foods. From artful mounds of fruit to piles of shrimp, lined up meticulously in… Continue Reading →






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