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So far Julian Ajello has created 25 blog entries.
  • Oi Vietnam-Sep2015_ Bollywood_garlic nan w cari_DSC5276_NT (OiVietNam-3N)

Restaurant Review: Bollywood

Bollywood turns up the heat at its second location in District 1

It’s said that variety is the spice of life. The spices do just fine on their own. India’s southwest coast, Kerala in particular, established itself as a major center […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Cuba la Casa del Mojito

Saigon’s singular must-try Cuban restaurant

Charles Lecompte and Ruben Fahmestock surveyed the cuisine scene in Saigon and asked themselves one very simple question: “What’s missing?” They were enthusiastic and in unison with their decision: a terrific Cuban restaurant. Charles, a former […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
  • Oi Vietnam-Sep2015_ TNT BBQ_DSC5748_NT (OiVietNam_3N)

Restaurant Review: TnT BBQ

Delicious low and slow American barbecue with a kick of dynamite

Barbecue is popular throughout the world and Vietnam is no exception. The idea of barbecuing meat conjures images of hibachis, pits or propane-fuelled grills where folks can pile on meat […]

By |November 15th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Life’s a Beach

Escape to sunny skies, delicious fresh seafood and total indulgence in Da Nang

Da Nang has a long history as a vital point of entry to Vietnam, from the time of the Champa Kingdom, to the arrival of the Portuguese, then […]

By |November 8th, 2015|Resort Review, Travel|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Stoker Woodfired Grill & Bar

Caring about meats is what this grill house is all about

The folks behind newcomers to the Saigon dining scene, Racha Room and Relish & Sons, completed a trifecta with the addition of Stoker Woodfired Grill & Bar (44 Mac Thi […]

By |October 11th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
  • Oi Vietnam-Sep2015_ SUSHIDINNINGAOI_Special sushi selection_DSC9970_NT (OiVietNam_3N)

Restaurant Review: Sushi Dining AOI

Most everyone knows what sushi is and that it comes from Japan. What many probably don’t know is that the original sushi, called nare-zushi, originated in Southeast Asia somewhere along the banks of the Mekong. Nare-zushi is still prepared today […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
  • Oi Vietnam-Sep2015_ Broitzeit_smoked pork sausages_DSC0732_NT (OiVietNam_3N)

Restaurant Review: Brotzeit

Bavarian comfort food in the heart of the city

When contemplating German food, one conjures up images of Oktoberfest and all the stereotypes that accompany the famous festival. Men in lederhosen singing on top of long wooden tables, heaps of bratwurst […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Switching the Play with Zorb Football

The game of football, including its name, is one of great contention throughout the world. So many different sports claim the name despite being almost nothing alike, save for the use of some sort of inflated leather ball. Most people […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Sports, Travel|0 Comments
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Soul Burger: Saigon’s new casual dining destination

Oi Vietnam reviews Soul Burger - the new Burger restaurant from Gabe Boyer in the heart of Saigon.
By |June 11th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Eat Your Vegetables

Vegetarian diners don’t have to subsist on salad alone…

Did you hear the one about the rutabaga? No, probably not. Vegetables don’t tend to inspire great jokes. On the contrary, they conjure their very own brand of humorlessness, the tight-lipped officiousness of […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments