When I found out I was returning to Ho Chi Minh City for a week of work, the first thing I did was make a list of food I wanted to eat. I knew I’d be busy at work so I’d have to prioritize.
First on the list was Pho Hoa Pasteur (260C Duong Pasteur, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City). Everything about the soup, the fresh herbs, the rare beef, and the sauces is amazing. I’ve missed this soup.
I also found my favourite banh mi stand which serves the most amazing 70-cent sandwiches anywhere in the world. On second thought, they might be the best sandwiches in the world period. Roast pork, shredded vegetables, fresh herbs, hot peppers, and a couple of sauces on a baguette is the ultimate combination of Vietnamese and French cuisines.