Zen Dining

Explore Japan’s lesser-known national dishes surrounded by ponds and greenery You’re in luck if you’re looking for some peace and quiet in Thao Dien: a short stroll down a very leafy side street off the main road stands Kazama (14B15 Thao Dien, D2; www.kazamatokyo.com), an unassuming little venue designed to convey quietness and dignity in

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L’Adresse is the Address to be

L’Adresse Bistro highlights Arab cuisine and culture in a magnifcent setting I rarely take the motorbike out of my daily patterns of District 7 anymore. If I go into town its by car to avoid the stress and pollution, so as I snaked along the elevated motorbike only lane, cresting on Phu My Bridge, I

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V for Vino

Why you should try Spanish Wines It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or advanced wine lover, I am determined to convince you to try Spanish wines. Why? Because at the moment they offer the best value for money of all the countries, beating even Chile, plus they are delicious. Don’t get misled by

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Refined/Redefined

All-day experiences at the new Park Hyatt Lounge Certain things have the power to simply whisk you away as if by magic. The smell of Sunday morning pancakes, the chill of crisp autumn nights by the fireplace, an old photo that you had completely forgotten about. Close your eyes and you’re instantly transported to a

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New York Steak of Mind

Reminiscent of a mob hangout, this classic steakhouse slings mouthwatering dry- and wet-aged cuts with a side of Hollywood glamor New York City of the early 20th century has been immortalized in film like perhaps no other time and place ever will be. From the opulence of Jay Gatsby to the secret dealings of Michael

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The G is Garnacha

Why you should (re) discover Grenache Grenache, or also known by its original name Garnacha, is one of those grapes most people have tried, but not many remember, mostly because it is usually found in blends rather than on its own. The grape originates in Spain, which is still its major producer, and once was

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Saigon Grand Cru, a Possibility?

The undrinkable world of Vietnamese wine Just a few weeks ago, the owners of the iconic Chateau Lafite (DBR), one of the top 5 Grand Cru of Bordeaux, announced its first Chinese wine, Long Dai, which will be released this year and distributed by Pernord Ricard. With so many countries that already have a great tradition, as well as ideal soil and climate

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Elevated Expectations

Raise a glass to spectacular views, delicious light bites and refreshing cocktails What do you do when your lounge is inside the newest iconic skyscraper in Saigon? A whopping 75 floors up, perched near atop the Landmark 81 building, Blank Lounge Landmark (75F and 76F, Landmark 81, 208 Nguyen Huu Canh, District Binh Thanh) offers

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Oasis Dining

A calm and soothing restaurant that feeds the stomach and relaxes the soul Situated evenly between bustling Xa Lo Ha Noi and Xuan Thuy Streets is the serene oasis of Laang Restaurant (22 Dang Huu Pho, Thao Dien, D2; www.laangsaigon.com). Its location perfectly echoes the meaning of its name, an interpretation of the Vietnamese word,

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