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Saigoneer Podcast: A SEA Games Deep Dive; Restaurateurs Phuong Ngo & Jerome Buzenet

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On this week's show, we dig deep (1:24) into the recently-concluded Southeast Asia Games. Vietnam's athletes had a stellar showing, winning the second-most medals among the competing countries, but why does football — and particularly men's football — get the vast majority of coverage and public attention? Also, what are the competition's most whimsical sports?

Then, we sit down (24:05) with Phuong Ngo and Jerome Buzenet, who are behind a number of popular restaurants in Saigon including Chanh Bistro and now the new sourdough-focused Cafe Tartine. We talked about the exciting F&B scene in the city, as well as what drives them to create new ideas.

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (40:39).

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Here are some links relevant to the episode:

Vietnam Finishes 30th SEA Games With 98 Gold Medals, Best Since 2003 (Saigoneer)

Vietnam to reward SEA Games women's football champions with big bucks (Tuoi Tre)

This Weird Grammar Rule Is Why We Say “Flip Flop” Instead of “Flop Flip.”

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