My home in Saigon, the Japantown

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Your are born of flour and octopus bits. Born as a shapeless dollop, the woman keep prodding you, turning you and shaping you. You are so happy to have such a lovely mom. But just when your heart swells and you turn brown, the mom packs you in a box and off you go.

Japantown in Saigon
Japantown in Saigon

The takoyaki maker is one of the many Japanese businesses in my neighborhood. My neighborhood is probably one of the last remaining Japantown anywhere. I love such places where two or more worlds collide and function in a zen like balance. This is where I eat more Japanese food, speak more Japanese,and make more Japanese friends compared to Tokyo.

The Japantown is easy to find, the entrance is at 15B Le Thanh Ton. I will not recommend any places, rather I will encourage you to explore the alleys.

Saigon Japantown Map
Saigon Japantown Map

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Preetam Rai actively travels from one event to another across Asia and Southeast Asia.  lilVN knows him as the guy who helped initial the first Barcamp Saigon.