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Saigon’s Super Bowl

The C-note pho hits all the right notes

It’s hard to imagine a dish more humble than pho—a peasant soup of stewed bones a la the French pot-au-feu combined with Chinese-style fan noodles and topped with fresh herbs. You can still […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Rediscover A Classic

A long-time favorite, Xu is still going strong with its ambitious, mostly assured nouvelle Vietnamese cooking

Xu Restaurant Lounge (71-75 Hai Ba Trung, D1) is in the heart of the upscale area of District 1. Xu is trendy and a place […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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New Wave Whites

Spain is doubtless a red-wine country, but don’t dismiss the country’s other white wines

If you’ve ever had Spanish white wines, it’s likely that they were made from one of the three better-known Spanish grapes. If you had a white Rioja, […]

By |October 8th, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Garden Of The Senses

From Montpellier to Saigon, the three-Michelin starred Pourcel brothers have recreated their famed fine dining experience at Jardin Des Sens Saigon

Within a 100-year-old French colonial villa, on the corner of Dien Bien Phu and Le Quy Don, is the latest […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Middle Eastern Medleys

Discovering the exotic flavours of the Fertile Crescent

Amun garden restaurant & lounge (23A Ngo Thoi Nhiem, D3) is located on the Ngo Thoi Nhiem strip of District 3, where the hip locals and the better-informed foreigners dine and spend their lazier low key nights. Amun Garden is inspired […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Dinnertime Interlude

Italian fine dining with a touch of romance at Romeo & Juliet’s

Tucked away in the basement of The Reverie Saigon is one of the best fine dining experiences in Ho Chi Minh City. The R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant (B1 & Ground Level | Times Square […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Food with Flair

Wine, it’s so versatile—in the glass and on your plate. Cooking with wine can definitely bring about it’s own pleasure, or pain if you use it incorrectly

Although cooking with wine is not so common outside certain European countries, especially in places like Vietnam […]

By |August 16th, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Chef’s Choice

Kasen offers a more traditional Japanese dining experience through an omakase, hinged on warm rice and pristine fish

Those who are already taken with Japanese cuisine will find plenty to be impressed with at Kasen (101 Le Thi Rieng, D1), a new venue serving up a contemporary sushi you will […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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San Diego Meets Saigon

The marriage of Southern California and Vietnamese cuisines for a fresh and bold take on fusion

Already having cemented it’s reputation for their incredible selection of craft beers, however, East West Brewing Company’s (181–185 Ly Tu Trong, D1) food is not to be overlooked. We […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Fallen Idols

It’s not all about reputation and name recognition anymore

I love Bordeaux wines, I have always loved them, perhaps it’s because my wine training started with Bordeaux wines back in London. I will never forget when I was invited to a trade tasting session of St […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments