HCMC Dining Guide

Monday, May 25, 2015

Duck Tacos

My, it's been a while since I last posted. Since returning from H2H late last month I've spent far too much money enjoying the bountiful food and beverage choices of Saigon. A recent favorite discovery was duck tacos at a typical quan way out in District 2. Only served on Tuesdays, this delicious creation is the result of a serendipitous arrangement between the American owner of Saigon Tacos and the Vietnamese family which runs the duck restaurant at 554 Nguyen Thi Dinh. The taco company produces fresh corn-based tortillas every Tuesday, and a bunch are delivered to the ramshackle eatery to be served with their fantastically meaty duck. The tacos come with salsa, chili sauce and refried beans also made by Saigon Tacos, and the staff will even de-bone the duck, which is a huge help. This unexpected fusion is yet another example of the amazing things being done here.

 This is also my last week at AsiaLIFE magazine. On June 1st I'm starting a three-month full-time copyright editing job, which means I'll be working 9-5 for the first time in my life. I'm not exactly sure how interesting this job will be, but if it sucks at least it's only temporary. I'm in the early stages of planning a big trip afterwards, hopefully to Indonesia, Malaysian Borneo and the Philippines, so any recommendations on what to do/see/eat in those places are welcome. I'm going home for a wedding in December, and after that everything is up in the air, so we'll see what happens.

Finally, we're still fundraising for H2H 2015 until the 29th (Friday), so if you'd like to donate it's not too late! As a team we've raised nearly $50,000, which is a new record for H2H. We'd love to hit that number, so please help us get closer by donating here: https://www.justgiving.com/Michael-Tatarski3/. 100% of donated funds go directly towards the charities we support, and every little bit makes a difference.

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