The place to be seen with the hippest crowd in town, where Hefner’s playboy lifestyle is in full swing, Playboy Establishment is doing its best to redefine the boundaries of the so- called conservative city of Hanoi.

If any dish fulfils the Vietnamese obsession of rolling it yourself, it’s banh trang phoi suong, the ‘moon cake’ of Tay Ninh.

The dim sum at Ocean Palace in District 1 has become the stuff of legend. So how does its offshoot fare in District 7?

Tucked away in a French colonial villa on a Hoan Kiem backstreet, Tierra Wine Bar has the feel of a high-class speakeasy.

The streetfood concept from three different regions of the country served up in a restaurant setting has proved popular for years. So, how well is it executed? Our mystery diner visits one of its main proponents — Ngon Villa. 

Located on Dien Bien Phu close to the junction with Hang Bong is Satori – Slack and Savor, a restaurant and café that might just be that perfect city centre brunch spot we’ve all been looking for.

What do you get when you seat an Englishman, a couple of Mexicans and a Californian at the same table? The best lowdown on tacos in Hanoi.

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