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Thread: Vietnam Trip

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    Vietnam Trip

    I wil be Traveling for the first time to Vietnam (to meet my In-laws no less) this summer and noticed the Vietnam Thread in the historical Finds Thread. I was curious if anyone has experince with buying any Knives while in country there. What should I expect/ look for? Also any other tips in General for my trip would be appreciated. The Majority of my stay will be in Ho Chi Minh but I amn really not sure what my Wife and her family have planned for the three weeks I am there.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Don't forget to enjoy the food though
    You have to visit 'Cuc Gach Quan' (10 Dang Tat, Ward Tan Dinh, District 1), one of the best restaurants I've been to - and I've been in many restaurants.

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    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    bay area, california
    awesome trip!!! i went a little while ago. knives? meh, they dont think of them like you guys here do.

    in ho chi minh city, they have these fresh beer joints. literally a doorway where they will give you a very low alchohol beer, for breakfast. it comes from a keg, and slams down like a cold glass of water. super cool. you cant get drunk from it. i think (my vietanmese is non existent) they drink it to hydrate.

    i got a hair cut on the street and slammed 2 of those things. i had a great time. the craziest traffic in the world there.

    have a great time!!

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    Apr 2011
    Skip Ben Than if you are looking for knives. Head for the Chinese part of town and the large market there. I had better knife hunting in the markets of Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi. If you make it to Hanoi head for Nguyen Khuyen street. 2 blocks of nothing but cutlery shops. Viet made knives seem to all be of fairly low quality even compared to Chinese ones. Interesting local patterns though. The cooking classes I took there were not very well organized and the food was fairly boring.

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