A night out in Ho Chi Minh City
My friend Jenn met up with me in Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been lucky to have so many friends join me during my travels! After a busy day of sightseeing, we looked forward to a nice dinner and drinks.
For dinner, we decided on Temple Club. Located on the top floor of a former Chinese temple, this restaurant had high-end decor, but very reasonable prices.
Pink dress, pink nails, pink drink! The Temple Club Punch, to be specific.
We shared the tong hop kha vi (roll platter), and I ordered the cha ca (fried monkfish). Everything was delicious! Really bold flavors, with fresh ingredients.
Next, we walked a few blocks to the famous Rex Hotel. Built in 1927 during French colonial rule, the site was originally a multi-story auto dealership. It was renovated into a hotel mid-century, and by 1961 the hotel saw its first guests: 400 US Army Soldiers. The Rex hotel rooftop bar was popular amongst military officials and war correspondents. With such great ambiance, live music, and views, it’s still a popular hangout spot today!