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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Guten Appetit

In the city center of Saigon sits one of the oldest and most authentic German restaurants in Vietnam

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Inspired Dining

Behind Ben Thanh Market, on the second floor of a building across the street, is an intriguing foodie experience Xi Xup Noodles & Tapas (Level 1, 31B Thu Khoa Huan, D1) is a small, intimate room, seating around 20 diners inside with room for an additional five outside. There are high tables with stools in

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Grilled Bliss

Love for barbecue in the city is strong, and Big Pig BBQ & Beer is set to fill the love Originally opened at their Truong Son location (46 Truong Son, Tan Binh) by the airport, due to its growing popularity Big Pig BBQ & Beer has expanded to two more locations, one in Hoc Mon

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Hiding Out in D7

A little off the beaten path in District 7 is an oasis for foodies and sports fans LOST BOYS HIDEOUT (147, 2B-3C Le Van Luong, D7, www.facebook.com/lostboyshideout) is indeed hiding out down a corridor set back from the main street. Walking into the spacious sports bar, Lost Boys Hideout is an open, airy space with multiple levels of

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Morning Delight

Here’s where to start a day off right Eighteen months after opening Saigon’s first gourmet French burger bistro, the team behind Marcel Gourmet is back—this time for brunch and happy hour. Café Marcel (96 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D1) is serving a new menu of homemade and fresh breakfast favorites, as well as petite assiettes

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Food, Food and more Food

The Ben Thanh Street Food Market, one of the liveliest places for food & drinks in the city Once you get to Thu Khoa Huan Street there’s no missing Ben Thanh Street Food Market. There’s a large sign above the entrance, glowing brightly, while below it is the bustle of motorbikes being parked. Behind a

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Friends and Food

Friends and Food Great coffee, great food and great live music—Lêla Saigon has something for everyone The Vietnamese expression “lê la” is best translated “to go somewhere and hang out with friends.” But for its new namesake in the heart of Pham Ngu Lao in District 1, a more apt description might be “something for

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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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