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So far Robert Oi has created 20 blog entries.
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Dining out Parisian style at Mach House

Mach House (75 Pasteur, D1), is a warm, modern French cafe hidden away above a delightful fashion store.
By |April 16th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Red Door Restaurant’s ‘chemical reactions’

Fusion of Vietnamese and European influences is at the core of Red Door Restaurant's culture - and its success.
By |March 12th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Gay love story in line for Berlin film award

A Vietnamese film set in 1990s Saigon is in line to win a major international film award.

Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories is the story of Vu, a photography student, who falls in love with his roommate, Thang, a […]

By |February 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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Love to Eat

At Loveat in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Mediterranean food meets Italian flair.

The best thing about the breadth of Italian cuisine is that no matter how many restaurants open, they can all maintain a point of difference. Loveat, (29 Hai […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|3 Comments
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Eating in a Venetian Bàcaro

A new Venice style restaurant to indulge in.

The founder of Ciao Bella who last wooed us with the new Mediterranean concept Saffron has now opened a third European concept – Portofino, just a few doors down from Ciao Bella on […]

By |November 15th, 2014|Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments
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The Hard Ride

Vietnam’s latest status symbol

In late November 2013, Lawson Dixon was a worried man. Five years after first approaching Harley-Davidson US for the rights to open a franchise in Vietnam, conquering a grueling vetting process which saw 70 other applicants eschewed […]

By |October 19th, 2014|Features, Travel|0 Comments
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Steak Your Claim

Japan’s delicious fusion take on the American Salisbury steak…

With a proliferation of Japanese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, it’s hard to imagine a new one offering something unique. But in the delightful little restaurant lane off Le Thanh Ton […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments
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Two-Live Crew

The story of how a singer met a musician to form a hit sensation.

Thanks to their musical career and popularity, Sitti Gomez and musical partner Jason Jazz are amongst the most visible Filipinos in Ho Chi Minh City. Sitti, 29, and […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Features|0 Comments
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On the Dock of the Bay

One man escapes frenetic Saigon to find serenity on a remote resort in Nha Trang

Reclining in a speedboat looking back at the jetty I watch the two An Lam Villas Ninh Van Bay staff who greeted me at the mainland […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Resort Review, Travel|0 Comments
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Curry Cravings

A tempting place to satiate your Indian food cravings whether at home or dining out.

Baba’s Kitchen (164 Bui Vien, D1, tel: 3838 6661), one of the city’s most popular Indian restaurants, has shed the shackles of District 1, opening a […]

By |March 14th, 2014|Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments