My first day in Vietnam was chaotic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people in the one place! The air was humid and stuffy and the traffic conditions were frightening. All I really wanted for dinner was something quick and tasty…
This is Vietnam’s version of the Sarsaparilla (Sars) drink:

Din Ky Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam - SaXi (Sars or Sarsaparilla) carbonated drink

Sa Xi
And then we ate….

Din Ky Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam - seafood spring rolls

seafood spring rolls

Din Ky Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam - sweet and sour pork

sweet & sour pork

Din Ky Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam - fried frog legs with garlic

fried frog legs with garlic

Din Ky Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam - crumbled soft shell crab

crumbled soft shell crab

Din Ky Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam - busy motorbike traffic on the night streets of Saigon

The food was simple, fresh and scrumptious… however, the highlight of tonight was the ride home. A maxi-cab only costed $2 AUD!
Din Ky Restaurant
137C Nguyen Trai – Q1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 (8) 925 3119

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.