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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
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It’s all Greek to me!

Hotel Equatorial is organizing an exclusive Greek event, hosted by Greek-Australian Celebrity Chef, George Diakomichalis of the TV show ‘It’s All Greek To Me’!

George’s Greek dinner buffet offers guests the opportunity to experience some of the finest dishes and wines from […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Burger Bound

Over-achieving Hungry Bunny serves top notch burgers and American comfort food

An Outpost of American comfort food just a short hop away from any location where the menu prices would have to compensate for higher rents, Hungry Bunny (1 Nguyen Cuu Van, D1) is a jewel-in-the-rough […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Flavors of Home

Vietnamese comfort food that makes you feel at home

It was evening and we meandered down an alleyway where we came upon Secret House by Secret Garden Vietnamese Restaurant & Café (55/1 Le Thi Hong Gam, D1), a new establishment by Huy, who has already made a […]

By |September 8th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

A look into Taiwan’s fascinating food culture

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are,” wrote 19th century gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. So it is that I find myself in Taiwan, the home of bubble tea […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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The Home Plate

How banh khot represents family, comfort and childhood.

“Home is where the heart is,” that’s what they say. For most people the aphorism is applied to an actual home but for restauranteur Ms. Dung Pham home can come to you one […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Holey Bagels

Stuffed, saucy or schmeared—have them however you like them at Saigon Bagel

Of all its signature foodstuffs—pastrami sandwiches, New York pizza—bagels are arguably the most synonymous with Gotham, and the best bagels in NYC are now being duplicated in Saigon. Originally […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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It’s Better at The Top

It’s your typical rainy season evening when we go to visit OnTop Bar at Novotel Saigon Centre (167 Hai Ba Trung, District 3). Thunder roars through the city as lightning fills the sky and, naturally, it has us a bit concerned that the inclement […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Portuguese Food Tastes Like The World

How Portugal impacted world foods, while Portuguese food was influenced by the wider world

Traveling around the world, I’ve realized how little is known about Portuguese food abroad. When people think about Southern European cuisines, Italian and Spanish are more likely to come […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Lesson Learned

Why attend a wine tasting if I already know what I like?

I often get asked by wine lovers why they should go to wine tastings and wine events when they already know which wines they like. It’s the same kind […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments