Juicy Grilled Glory

Meat-lovers will not want to miss the beer and barbecue at The Rooftop BBQ in District 1 Opened in June, what sets The Rooftop BBQ (2nd floor of M Plaza at 39 Le Duan, D1; www.facebook.com/therooftopbbq or therooftopbbq.com) apart, an open-air restaurant, are a few distinct features. First, unlike other BBQ places where you cook … Read more

Garden Of The Senses

From Montpellier to Saigon, the three-Michelin starred Pourcel brothers have recreated their famed fine dining experience at Jardin Des Sens Saigon Within a 100-year-old French colonial villa, on the corner of Dien Bien Phu and Le Quy Don, is the latest gastronomic venture of twin brothers Jacques and Laurent Pourcel, bringing Vietnam its first fine … Read more

Uncommon Scents

It’s all about finding your nose and creating a fragrance unique to you In a small, fragrant room on the second floor of the Craft House, there is a perfume workshop held on weekends. Up a steep wooden staircase you enter a well-lit room, cooled with air-con, with two large wooden tables to sit around and more seating around the edge. On the tables … Read more

The Tattooist

As the stigma surrounding tattoos fades, tattoo lovers are approaching their marks like art  As a boy growing up in Nha Trang, Danis Nguyen would draw, paint and illustrate, intent on having an artistic, creative future. Many years later he’s not only realized that dream, but he is successful at it, now one of the most wellknown tattoo artists in Vietnam, receiving international recognition for … Read more

Dinnertime Interlude

Italian fine dining with a touch of romance at Romeo & Juliet’s Tucked away in the basement of The Reverie Saigon is one of the best fine dining experiences in Ho Chi Minh City. The R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant (B1 & Ground Level | Times Square Building, Enter via The Long @ Times Square, 22-36 Nguyen Hue, D1 & 57-69F Dong Khoi, … Read more

By Popular Demand

Jerome Peschard is a contemporary pop artist you should know The pop art movement began in the 1950s and prospered in the 1960s in the US and UK, pulling imagery from popular and commercial culture as a means of generating more socially relevant commentary. This was a rejection of the overarching traditional approach to art and culture at the time. Budding artists did not feel … Read more

Enter The Room

In conversation with popular YouTuber Akari and her mission to bridge Japanese and Vietnamese cultures Started little over a year and a half ago by Japanese expat Akari Nakatani, the Ancari Room vlog on YouTube, which focuses on life experiences in Vietnam as well as cultural differences between Vietnam and Japan, has grown exponentially in viewership. With over 32,000 subscribers and numerous videos that have … Read more

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s a Small Plane!

Watch your head, radio-controlled airplanes are flying overhead in the outskirts of district 7 Behind what appears to be an abandoned construction site near the intersection of Nguyen Van Linh and Trinh Quang Nghi, with banana trees and marshes in the backdrop, a group of Vietnamese men belonging to the Hoa Hong Radio Control (HHRC) club congregate. They show up every Sunday, depending on … Read more