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  • Rice Fields

Northern Comfort Food

Rice Fields brings regional Red River Delta dishes to Saigon

Across the street from Bitexco Tower, up two flights of stairs and behind a curtain of hanging beads is Rice Fields – Homecooked Vietnamese Cuisine (75-77 Ho Tung Mau, D1). Here, in the heart of the […]

By |January 21st, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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My Little Tomato

Tapas take on a sexy new look and flavor with the arrival of Tomatito and its colorful award-winning chef, Willy Trullas Moreno

The “Sexy Tapas Bar” Tomatito Saigon (First Floor, 171 Calmette, D1) is about to open in the heart of the new burgeoning bar/restaurant neighborhood south […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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A Gesture of Goodwill

Blanc’s hearing impaired staff combine gestures with gastronomy

I usually bristle when my requests directed at Vietnamese service staff fall on deaf ears, but for once, I don’t mind. I’m at Blanc, the five-month old restaurant that features almost all hearing-impaired waiters. Co-owned by Vu Anh Tu and […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
  • Le Signature

Who is Marcel?…

…and why are his burgers so delicious

Marcel Gourmet Bruger (132 Calmette, D1,) occupies a small space on a busy street between a construction site and a Vietnamese spa, but step foot inside and you’ll swear you’ve fallen asleep and woken up in a Wes Anderson […]

By |December 1st, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Put a FORK in it

Big flavors on small plates at this new tapas restaurant in downtown Saigon

When Tony Fox opened his doors a month ago in the much loved but now defunct Portofino, it was with a specific purpose: bring something new to HCMC. As we sit under warm […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Spread the Madness

A place where food has substance, big appetites are essential and the view is as superb as the service

MAD COW WINE & GRILL sits on the 30th floor of Pullman Saigon Centre (148 Tran Hung Dao, D1), and the mood is set […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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DO NAVARRA – Spanish Wines

Spanish Wines that will make you feel young again

Navarra is situated in the North of Spain, at the western end of the Pyrenees, where it shares a 163 kilometre stretch of border with France. The entire Navarra DO Spanish Denominación de Origen (Origin Denomination)) lies […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Seafood BBQ Buffet at An Lam Retreats Saigon River

So often, the phrase “culinary experience” is used to describe what turns out to be a simple meal.

However, An Lam Retreats Saigon River’s newly announced Seafood BBQ Buffet is truly a “culinary experience” in every sense of the phrase.

Organized every […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Food is Life

With a new head chef at the helm, Bistro Sông Vie’s new menu elevates fine dining to the next level

Eating at Bistro Sông Vie (197/2 Nguyen Van Huong, D2), the all-day dining restaurant at the Villa Sông boutique hotel in Thao Dien feels like […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Wine it Up

Alcohol and wine, what you need to know

When I listen to people talk about alcohol and wine, it is astonishing to hear the many misconceptions between the two. So, let’s look at the basics, how it all starts: Wine comes from grapes but grapes do […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments