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So far Joel Zorrilla has created 14 blog entries.
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Holey Bagels

Stuffed, saucy or schmeared—have them however you like them at Saigon Bagel

Of all its signature foodstuffs—pastrami sandwiches, New York pizza—bagels are arguably the most synonymous with Gotham, and the best bagels in NYC are now being duplicated in Saigon. Originally […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Like No Other, This Sushi Is

The popular Chiyoda Sushi brand in Japan is now making its mark in Saigon

Thanks to its sizeable Japanese expat population, Saigon is blessed with countless fine sushi restaurants, and it’s rare for a new one to power through the stiff […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Pizza Logic

Italian pizza—from Japan, take note—now in Saigon

Both Japanese and Italian cuisine share common elements, most notably, an emphasis on seasonality and simplicity. Japanese-Italian food adds its characteristic attention to detail, and a light, delicate touch. Similar to the way French […]

By |July 2nd, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Park Lane

No Sunday is complete without partaking in this British tradition

A roast may be the most quintessential British weekend tradition, followed by the glorious English breakfast. The definition of comfort food is food that provides a feeling of consolation and that […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Ngon Asia House

An ambitious plan to serve Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines under one roof, and somehow it works

Ngon Asia House (2nd-4th floor, Saigon Garden, 99 Nguyen Hue, D1) is the ultimate in Asian dining, with five separate kitchens and […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Nineteen Brunch at Caravelle Saigon

From delectable seafood and mouthwatering roasts to decadent desserts, the Caravelle’s NINETEEN brunch buffet is a must

A four-foot long salmon resting beautifully on a platter of buttery white wine sauce, accompanied by over a dozen giant mussels, presided over the entrance of restaurant […]

By |August 4th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Qui Lounge

Qui Lounge (22 – 22bis Le Thanh Ton, D1) is not a bar, nor is it a lounge or restaurant—it’s a perfect balance of all three in one space. The industrial copper-plated lighting fixtures above the bar set the scene, […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Ganges

Ganges offers Indian food dressed up brightly, with attention to fresh ingredients and flavors

If I were stuck on an island with only one option for food to eat for the remainder of my life, that choice would undoubtedly be Indian. […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Diego’s Taco Shop

Mexican Food via San Diego right here in Saigon

No place matches the breadth and depth of Mexican restaurants than Southern California, except Mexico City itself—and maybe not even there. Diego’s Taco Shop (41/9 Co Giang, D1) was inspired by its […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Ngon Asia House

It’s difficult to put into words the incredible amount of detail that went into designing and creating Ngon Asia House (99 Nguyen Hue, D1). From dark wood furniture and red curtains separating various dining spaces to exposed light bulbs hanging […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments