Family First

Sun-drenched memories made at Novotel Phu Quoc Resort Looking to beat the winter blues, we find ourselves on a short flight from Saigon to Phu Quoc in search of sand, sea and sun. Once ensconced in our bungalow set among lush gardens conveniently located between Novotel Phu Quoc Resort’s main building and the beach, we … Read more

Hip To Be Square

Conquering Novotel Saigon Centre’s Seafood Buffet There are two kinds of people in life—those who plan and those who embrace the spontaneity of the unexpected. I fall into the first category and on a warm Friday evening, find myself mapping out a strategy to conquer the wonderfully formidable seafood buffet at The Square, Novotel Saigon Centre’s signature restaurant (167 Hai Ba Trung, D3). The Square … 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

Seafood BBQ Buffet at An Lam Retreats Saigon River

So often, the phrase “culinary experience” is used to describe what turns out to be a simple meal. However, An Lam Retreats Saigon River‘s newly announced Seafood BBQ Buffet is truly a “culinary experience” in every sense of the phrase. Organized every second and fourth Saturday of the month, the evening begins with a speedboat … Read more

Mad Cow Wine & Grill Opens in Pullman Saigon Centre

Just opened on August 2, 2017, Mad Cow Wine & Grill on the 30th floor of the Pullman Saigon Centre promises to “change the face of Vietnam’s hospitality scene”. Before the grand opening, Oi got a sneak peek at the offerings including grilled steaks and seafood as well as a gorgeous wine list spanning the … Read more

The Fishermen of Mui Ne

Meaning “cape of escape,” Mui Ne has long been a hub for fishermen using either side of the promontory to find safe harbor from bad weather. Launching small boats and coracles headlong into the waves, they make their living from what the sea provides. A shantytown of makeshift huts, cafes and ragtag convenience stores caters … Read more