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, … Read more

Go, Go, Go

After moving to Hanoi, graphic designer Eisen Bernardo realized how motorbikes were integral to life in Vietnam, not just as a mode of transportation but for running errands. “Every day I see amazing, funny, bizarre things being carried on motorbikes. This is just my way of documenting my favorites. It is kind of metaphorical for … Read more

Shri Restaurant and Lounge

This month Shri invites you to their newly refurbished dining room and the launch of a new a la carte menu, with a 270 degree view of the city. Chef Javier Gomez has created a contemporary menu that combines his culinary skills from Europe and his passion for Vietnamese flavours. From 12th November to 20th November, Shri offers 50% off … Read more

Anything But Simple

Located on one of Saigon’s most coveted downtown streets, a new bistro pairs romance with fusion fare The Little DOOR Bistro (49 Ton That Thiep, D1, www.facebook.com/thelittledoorbymrsimple) welcomes diners with a soft, warm glow from inside. Stark white tables illuminated by vintage bulbs, a sleek espresso bar and a display of delicate baked goods greet us … Read more

Concert of Boulanger Trio

Concert of Boulanger Trio on Sunday, October 28th The German newspaper Die Welt described a performance of the Boulanger Trio as “irresistible”, while Wolfgang Rihm wrote in a letter: “To be interpreted in this way is certainly the great dream of every composer.” Formed in Hamburg in 2006 by Karla Haltenwanger (piano), Birgit Erz (violin) … Read more

Crazy for Crustaceans

Outbound to District 11 for possibly Saigon’s biggest and most succulent lobsterfest It takes a lot to drag cuisine lovers out of their comfort zones and steer them toward venues far from the central districts, but sometimes that long Uber ride across town is richly rewarded. This is one of those times and places— out in one of the more … Read more

The World Of Heineken Opens In HCMC

With 3,000 Visitors Already In The First Two Weeks Of Opening, Heineken Invites You To Enjoy The Perfect Experience On Top Of BITEXCO Tower Heineken® today opened up The World of Heineken, a must-see experience at the top of the BITEXCO Financial Tower, that allows loyal drinkers and fans the chance to taste perfection and … Read more

Who Is Marcel…?

… and why are his burgers so delicious Marcel Gourmet Burger (132 Calmette, D1,) occupies a small space on a busy street between a construction site and a Vietnamese spa, but step foot inside and you’ll swear you’ve fallen asleep and woken up in a Wes Anderson film. Subtle pink and orange furniture with natural … Read more

ISHCMC Educators and Titans of Technology Empower Every Student to Take on Computer Science

The last 18 months at International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) has seen the Titans of Technology grow from a small group of students to a growing Community, Activity and Service (CAS) Group. CAS is an essential element of the International Baccalaureate that all students at ISHCMC complete. CAS empowers our students to experience … Read more

One Star House Party Comes to Vietnam

One Star House Party, a traveling group of food and beverage professionals who build pop-up restaurants around the world, will be in Ho Chi Minh City for 5 nights: October 25th – 29th, 2017. Coming from all over the world, the team will spend the beginning of October exploring the culture, the ingredients and the … Read more