We landed in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at 10 a.m. Sunday, after 26 hours of travel. Happily, a friend of a friend was there to meet us. Manisha had put us in touch with K, who took us to our hotel and then to lunch at a restaurant called Ngon or "Delicious." And was it ever.
This is a green papaya salad. In the background are spring roll fixings. We love love love Vietnamese food. It's one of the main reasons we wanted to go there.
After lunch we went back to our hotel intending to just nap a little. We slept until the next day.
160 Pasteur St.
Ho Chi Minh City