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A Taste of the Mediterranean

A new restaurant stirs up the dining scene with the unexpected

Enter Saffron, Tony Fox’s new Mediterranean style restaurant on 51 Hai Ba Trung, D1, and the first thing that strikes you is the terracotta pots. There are 450 of them – all mounted upside […]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|1 Comment
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Memories of Tokyo

Uncompromised Japanese food in downtown Saigon

When Japanese restaurant Ebisu (3bis Mac Dinh Chi, D1) opened its doors in early 2011, it had a goal simple to say but a challenge to achieve – to offer the most authentic Japanese dining experience it could.

Two and […]

By |December 9th, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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One Bite at a Time

A taste of Spanish home cooking with a twist in Phu My Hung

As the blackboard menu at El Camino (137 SB-02 Nguyen Duc Canh, D7) says, these are tapas “just like mama used to make.” Francis Aliu has been serving Barcelona-style tapas from […]

By |December 2nd, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Muy Delicioso

Saigon can thank Cupid’s intervention for bringing authentic Mexican food to town

Mexican restaurant Khoi Thom (29 Ngo Thoi Nhiem, D3) has been tucked away on the quiet cafe street of Ngo Thoi Nhiem in District 3 for 18 months, but it’s a destination we would […]

By |October 16th, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Family Dining

A one stop eatery specializing in tea, coffee and hearty food

By day, Hatvala on 44 Nguyen Hue, D1 is gaining a deserved reputation as a destination for quality espresso coffee and one of the broadest ranges of hot teas in town. But Hatvala also […]

By |September 16th, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Food with A Difference

A Japanese woman is fulfilling a dream of bringing Japanese food with a difference to  Saigon

Images by Quinn Ryan Mattingly

Fuji Ayako came to Ho Chi Minh City from Japan two years ago to help launch a Japanese restaurant, overseeing staff […]

By |August 23rd, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Historic Hotel

It has built a reputation as the most luxurious city hotel in Vietnam, one steeped in intrigue and history. But just how good is The Sofitel Legend Hanoi?

It would be hard to find a place to stay in Vietnam with […]

By |May 22nd, 2013|Travel|0 Comments
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Buon Appetito!

The Crescent area gets a new dining option…

LA CUCINA (Block 07-08 CR1-07, 103 Ton Dat Tien, D7) is a new addition to the al fresco dining strip at the Crescent in District 7. Owned by the same operators as the […]

By |May 21st, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Sharing is Delicious

Blanchy Street is a unique Japanese fusion restaurant where the best experiences are to be had from sharing…

Open 15 months , it’s possibly the city’s best kept dining secret – until last November it was hidden away above Blanchy’s Tash […]

By |April 16th, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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His Love of Food: Oi’s La Villa experience

There’s a whole lot of love in Thierry Mounon’s story of bringing his unique style of French cuisine to Ho Chi Minh City.

Thierry Mounon’s La Villa in District 2 opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2011. Less than six months […]

By |March 12th, 2013|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments