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

Living Stories

Experience another layer of Saigon through stories from everyday locals “I started this because I realized that every association with Vietnam revolved around banh mi, pho and conical hats,” explains Linh, the creator of Hidden Saigon (www.hidden-saigon.com), while en-route to our first stop on the tour itinerary. Linh continues, saying that the only way to … Read more

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 … 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

The Bartist

When he’s not crafting beautiful cocktails, Richie Fawcett is making art about his Saigon neighborhood Saigon is changing and will almost certainly be different next year. Hell, the city might change next week. Like a living organism, it is constantly destroying and regenerating itself. Habits don’t do well in the city that can barely sit still. Yet, somehow Richie Fawcett can. For years Fawcett has been … Read more

Workforce Wanderlust

Digital nomads are bringing their e-work to places where others go on vacation. For these young people, Saigon is one of the top destinations As technology becomes an essential part of our lives and the business world changes accordingly, fewer people are required to be in a fixed location to earn a living. Sure, it’s the dream for many, but very … Read more

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 rarely see in Saigon. Kasen’s menu offers next-generation sushi, a pared-back, subtler form of the popular dish … Read more