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Saigoneer Podcast: Saigon Traffic Plans, Mid-Autumn Festival and Saigonita Founder Tam Le

Happy (damp) Monday! It's time for the latest Saigoneer Podcast episode.

On this week's show, we begin (1:36) with a look at two major plans related to traffic in Saigon: the complete repaving of Nguyen Huu Canh Street, and a proposal to create a network of minibuses to reach people who live in the city's narrow hẻms.

Then (10:23) we preview next week's Mid-Autumn Festival: how could mooncakes be improved, and what's the deal with the story of the healing banyan tree and urination?

Our interview guest (22:50) is Tam Le, a Vietnamese-American woman who runs Saigonita, a monthly closed-door restaurant featuring a creative fusion of Mexican and Vietnamese food. We discuss the dishes she comes up with, as well as authenticity in food.

Fans of Saigon Supersound in Hanoi could get their hands on the second volume via this record store.

As always, we end with Banh Mi Banter (38:29).

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