Fit for a King

Yu Chu gives comfort Cantonese cuisine a royal makeover Chances are that if you’ve had Chinese food outside of China, it’s been a version of Cantonese cuisine. In the 1800s, a large number of mainly Cantonese immigrants journeyed overseas to work on the railroads in America or to follow the gold rush in Australia. They brought with them their cuisine which combined with local ingredients

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Hoi An on a Plate

Spice Viet Restaurant serves up lighter, fresher fare One of the joys of Hoi An is uncovering its surprisingly robust culinary scene. While part of the foodie experience is wandering down alleyways in search of a single-dish food stand that may or may not be open or even uncovering your own hole-in-the-wall find, sometimes you just want to enjoy it all with minimum

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Same Same or Different

Aside from making your food shine, a well balanced wine list can inject individuality and boost your bottom line Every now and then I am hired as a consultant to design a bar and restaurant’s wine list. What all my clients have in common is that they all want to have an outstanding wine list, and they all want to be successful

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Pretty Betty

Tam Le is set to make her mark on Saigon’s food scene Everything about the night so far has been surreal. Our table comprised of furloughed Americans, cousins from London, a PhD student from Hue and a Saigonese photographer are listening to a spirited account of how one diner unexpectedly found himself locked in a martial arts

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Top Of The Tipple

A collection of affordable wines from Australia available to buy online delivered direct to your door Really Affordable, Deliciously Australian (RADA), RADA VIETNAM (www.ilovewines.vn) aims to provide customers in Vietnam. Quality and knowledge should supersede profit, and this philosophy is the driving force behind the wine distribution company spearheaded by married couple, Andy Wall and

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Technology and Wine

Technology will continue to impact the wine industry, not only for consumers, but those making wine as well Rather than writing about Tet and wine, I thought of doing something different and ask you, or ask myself, if technology has a place in quality wine making. As most of you know, I am really pro

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Recipe for Succes

In conversation with Zsuzsanna Rozsa, founder of restaurant consultant group Art of F&B, on troubleshooting problems and maximizing profits Tell us how you established a career in restaurant consultancy and why you felt there was a need for it here? I have been living and working in HCMC for over five years, after spending six

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Fire Power

Quince Saigon serves up simple, smoky goodness The dictionary lists at least ten definitions for the word “simple”. Some carry a negative connotation (think: stupid, unsophisticated, or basic) whereas others are more positive (humble, unpretentious, the opposite of what kids mean when they say “extra”). Quince Saigon (37bis Ky Con, D1) embraces everything good about

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

One of the city’s best festive buffets, bringing classic holiday cuisine to Saigon In the open, airy dining room with soft, indirect lighting is the setting of a festive holiday buffet at Viet Kitchen at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon (8-15 Ton Duc Thang, D1). On one side of the room are large picture windows

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Authentic Japanese at Yoshino

Yoshino Brings An Authentic Japanese Experience For The Holidays In recent years Japanese cuisine has become increasingly popular. In Saigon, Vietnam’s busiest city, there are many high-quality Japanese restaurants and Yoshino is one of the best places you can visit in Saigon for authentic Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is named after the famous place Yoshino

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