With the world-famous German festival Oktoberfest around the corner, there are a number of establishments dotted around Ho Chi Minh City serving up authentic German fare, where locals and expats alike can join the festivities.

It’s not just beer that’s getting a makeover in the capital, food is too, with a number of artisan producers entering the scene.

Located in the former residence of the Italian ambassador, in the heart of Hanoi’s French quarter, Casa Italia is as authentic Italian food as you’ll find in the capital.

Cafés need to find their own particular niche, and Mockingbird Cafe has done just that. Sat on the fourth floor of the first apartment building ever built in Saigon, the space mixes retro with funky vibes and is both a hideaway and a place to meet friends.

A diner in the Old Quarter is on a mission to bring American-style comfort food to the masses. But does it do its job?

If you like your noodle dishes to come with a smell, then look no further than bun dau mam tom. Get your nose around it, and it tastes amazing.

Jaspas on Dong Khoi is a bit of an institution in Ho Chi Minh City; a drinking and eating staple on the famous street for 12 years and counting.

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