Market Market in Vietnam

27 Aug

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One of the places I had to go back to several times when we were in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, was the Ben Thanh Market.  It kind of reminded me of our typical “tiangge” in Greenhills.  The difference was I pretty much memorized what they sell in Greenhills already because I’m always there.  Haha!  But here at Ben Thanh, I had to look carefully at each stall and check out the local goods! 🙂

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Looks familiar, right?  Parang nasa Greenhills lang 🙂

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“Like a moth to a flame…”  – Dante.  This is the line I always hear Dante saying to himself when I start approaching stalls that sell cute things… 🙂  Haha!  Well, “That’s the way love goes…” – Janet Jackson.

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Was tempted to buy a tea set… But I drink coffee more than tea.

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Beads! Beads! Colorful beads and things!!! 🙂  (“Like a moth to a flame…” – Dante)

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One of my great finds at Ben Thanh! 🙂 I couldn’t leave this crocheted doll behind…  SOOOO ADORABLE 🙂

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Aside from all these trinkets and cute Vietnamese dolls and souvenirs, there are also so many stalls selling candies, nuts and other snacks I have never really seen before.

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Lots of dried fruits 🙂

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And oh my goodness… coffee everywhere!!!

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There is also a wet market at the back 🙂

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Food stalls in the center selling drinks with all sorts of beans and jellies and Vietnamese food.

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We did spend most of our time at the coffee bean stalls.  The beans smelled so good and fresh!

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Out of all the coffee beans, we chose to take home “Weasel”.

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Lots of it 🙂  They smelled like chocolate 🙂

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While waiting, the coffee lady made me try some sampaloc candy!  OMG 🙂  I’ll take some!  I only bought 1/2 kilo.  I wish I bought more!  It was the best sampaloc candy everrrr….

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While waiting for our coffee beans, sampaloc candy and dried fruits to be packed, picture muna! 🙂

I really enjoyed seeing the local Vietnamese goods here in Ben Thanh.  Medyo nataranta ako.  Haha!

Ok, fine, I am a moth.

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