Troi Oi – September 2017

The country in numbers 9 000 hundred-dollar bills were confiscated from a Chinese man after he entered Vietnam illegally. The Department of Police in the northern Vietnamese province of Lang Son confirmed the capture of Ly Gia Ky, 26, a resident of Guangdong, China. Ky arrived in Vietnam via the Coc Nam trail that crosses the … Read more

Curry Cravings

A tempting place to satiate your Indian food cravings whether at home or dining out. Baba’s Kitchen (164 Bui Vien, D1, tel: 3838 6661), one of the city’s most popular Indian restaurants, has shed the shackles of District 1, opening a modern takeaway and delivery service facility in District 2. Backpackers in transit through the … Read more

Meat the Maker

A Canadian expat opens a sidewalk food cart selling meatballs With all the late-night clamor and bustle of Bui Vien, you might walk straight past Nana Marie’s (60 Bui Vien, D1), tucked away against the side of a wee souvenir shop a short bitumen waltz away from the Crazy Buffalo. It’s the simplest of start-ups;a … Read more

The Great Pretender

The practice of selling fake liquor is all too common In a bar somewhere on Bui Vien, after drinking a few shots of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, Jeff (name has been changed to protect his identity) decided it was time to call it a night, feeling slightly worse for wear as is usual when … Read more