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

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

A look into Taiwan’s fascinating food culture “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are,” wrote 19th century gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. So it is that I find myself in Taiwan, the home of bubble tea and instant noodles, the world’s lowest fertility rates and highest math scores, in a quest … Read more

Like No Other, This Sushi Is

The popular Chiyoda Sushi brand in Japan is now making its mark in Saigon Thanks to its sizeable Japanese expat population, Saigon is blessed with countless fine sushi restaurants, and it’s rare for a new one to power through the stiff competition, but with 25 years of experience behind various sushi restaurants across Tokyo, new … Read more

A Fork In The Road

An inside look at the ingredients to success As a restaurateur, Tony Fox has worked his way from the bottom to the top of the food chain. His humble beginnings in the business, he recalls, were in the kitchen peeling carrots. From there he graduated to bigger and better things: potatoes, and he didn’t stop … Read more

Sol Beach House Phu Quoc Tantalises Taste Buds by the Sea

The home of three delicious restaurants, each with their own focus and purpose, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc has some of the island’s most delicious dishes. Managed by Chef Massimiliano ‘Massi’ Pauletto, the resort’s various menus are vibrant and full of flavour. From Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine in OLA Beach Club, to street food inspired … Read more

Restaurant Review: Panam – The Backroom

Panam brings the iconic French-style kebab to Saigon You’ll have to do a little hunting to find Panam – The Backroom (91 Pasteur, D1; Tel: 0122 733 0235) since it moved from its tiny location on Le Thanh Ton into Cuba la Casa del Mojito’s Backroom on Pasteur in District 1. With building management mysteriously … Read more

The Magic of Michelin-Starred Chef Nicolas Isnard at the Caravelle

Caravelle Saigon is giving epicureans in Ho Chi Minh City a rare chance to sample the food of one of France’s most talented rising chefs, Nicolas Isnard. On the evenings of March 22 and 23, Reflections hosts Isnard, the man behind Michelin-starred restaurant Auberge de la Charme, as he prepares a five-course menu showcasing his … Read more