A Thousand Paper Cranes

Hanoi artist Nguyen Hung Cuong puts a new twist on a millenia-old art Ancient Japanese legend has it that anyone with the devotion and patience needed to fold 1,000 paper cranes will please the gods thereby earning one wish. If that’s true, Nguyen Hung Cuong has a few wishes coming his way for his unique 21st century take on the … Read more

Domo Arigato, Mr. Robata

Within HCMC’s Little Tokyo is a new standout Japanese restaurant DISTRICT ONE’S LITTLE Tokyo along Le Thanh Ton is hardly short of Japanese venues, but you’d probably have to be Japanese yourself – or at least intimately familiar with the culture – to spot what’s been missing. From the overly-vibrant sushi platters to mispronounced greetings uttered distractedly by kimono-clad Vietnamese girls … Read more