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Eating History

Rewriting the rule book at Caravelle’s Reflections Restaurant

Traditions are great. They create structure and stability, and give us a sense of familiarity and safety. That applies to everything from centuries-old institutions, say the British monarchy, to your favorite restaurant where you can always count on your usual table […]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Ms. Saigon

Taking the traditional Vietnamese silk brocade well into the modern age is Thuy Design House. Dubbed “the woman of brocade,” designer and painter Thuy Nguyen experiments with traditional materials and shapes to arrive at her signature bold and resplendent designs. By reinventing traditional forms of dress such as the ao dai, Thuy liberates […]

By |June 26th, 2018|Fashion|0 Comments
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Late Night Cocktails at East West Brewing

You can now enjoy cocktails for 125K+ at East West Brewing from 10PM to late…

 

Rosequiri

By |June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments
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ORGANIK HOUSE

Organik House is tucked down a small, unassuming hem on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, turning right from Nguyen Binh Khiem. Stepping up through the door, you find yourself in a cosy front room with bare brick walls and murals that […]

By |May 31st, 2018|Small Change|0 Comments
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Hip To Be Square

Conquering Novotel Saigon Centre’s Seafood Buffet

There are two kinds of people in life—those who plan and those who embrace the spontaneity of the unexpected. I fall into the first category and on a warm Friday evening, find myself mapping out a strategy to conquer the wonderfully formidable […]

By |May 17th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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A Body at Rest

Searching for serenity in the city of Hue

Between frazzled expats trying to balance work and the stresses of life in a tropical country and visitors looking to cram an impossibly long list of must-sees into a three-week itinerary, Vietnam is not exactly known as a […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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Rice is Life

Highlighting the pure, delicious simplicity of rice and comfort food

In Vietnam, rice is life. Even a map of one of the world’s top rice-exporting countries looks like two rice baskets hung on a long pole, anchored by the rice-growing regions of the Red River Delta in the […]

By |April 26th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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The Chocolatiers of The Mekong Delta

Exploring the past and future of Vietnamese chocolate

The Vietnamese have a saying: Phi cua Troi, muoi doi chang co, meaning “Waste what God gives you and the next ten generations will go without.” Likely no one has mastered the art of multi-purposing quite like the humble people […]

By |April 20th, 2018|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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How To Beach in 6 Easy Steps

Getting away to the Beach Club at The IMPERIAL Hotel Vung Tau

Most of us who choose to call Saigon home have learned not only to live with its quirks—the incessant traffic, the shark-plagued internet, late-night, off-key karaoke from the neighbors, and the heat and humidity that’s especially intolerable this […]

By |April 11th, 2018|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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It Takes a Village

The ubquitous bamboo is forever tied in to Vietnamese culture and identity

For centuries, the Vietnamese have seen themselves in the hardy, strong, ramrod straight plant, a fitting symbol for the strength and resilience of the people. The fact that bamboo grows in clusters speaks of the nation’s solidarity.

Throughout the […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Features|0 Comments