On the edge of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, under a pink neon sign, is the entrance to Solist Pub. This unpretentious little bar with its dimmed lighting and dark décor is a haven for live music heads looking to see some talent.
In a pristine setting on the banks of the Red River, The Clover at Ngoc Thuy is an innovative French fine-dining gourmet restaurant with a wine list to rival some of the best restaurants in Paris.
Street food has the ability to take a type of cuisine and adapt it to the tastes and needs of the street. Sushi, for example.
Once described by Lonely Planet as the closest Vietnam has to a national dish, these days cha gio, or spring rolls, have taken a back seat. They’re still just as tasty, though.
Known in Singapore and Malaysia as carrot cake, the local version of this classic dish is one of the most underrated streetfood dishes in Saigon.
Thanks to the attentions of a certain former American president, one bun cha joint has got itself a reputation. So Billy Gray decided to try it out for himself.
After three months’ worth of renovation, Square One in Park Hyatt Saigon has reopened to cater once more to its customers’ cravings for artful French cuisine and upscale Vietnamese fare.
From the people who brought you Rockstore, Craft Beer Pub, and more, comes Westlake Station. This latest addition to Hanoi’s weekend roster is far from subtle.
Hanoi has restaurants aplenty. As it moves ever closer to being a culinary hub, the choice of where to eat on a Friday or Saturday night gets bigger by the day.
The mighty doner kebab has been feeding hungry people in Hanoi since the turn of the century. But where it arrived from is unknown.
Who needs pho when you’ve got mi hoanh thanh?