From wine distributor to restaurateur, Cyprien Pierlovisi is the inspiration behind the chain of Cousins restaurants in Hanoi.
A restaurant with the MasterChef name attached to it sets up a series of expectations; décor, vibe and, of course, the food.
Being a big fan of cats in cafés, I was thrilled to see that Ban Café has its very own feline mascot. On a recent visit, Bong (Ban Café cat number three — his two predecessors are missing in action) was lounging comfortably on a large floor cushion by an open window, without a care in the world. And that probably sums up the Ban Café vibe; it’s a great place to chill.
Four dinners, four erstwhile chefs, and four nights of great food. Edward Dalton and three other hosts prepare dinner parties and get marked on how well they do. For the first time ever, the popular British cooking show, Come Dine with Me, has come to Hanoi — kind of.
Who needs books or movies to take a break from reality when you’ve got escape rooms?
From utopian dream to tourist attraction. Such is the fate of this housing complex on the outskirts of Hanoi. Emily Arntsen heads to Hanoi’s very own ghost town.
Release your anger. Reduce all that stress
With little official help for people living with disabilities, it falls to businesses and social enterprises to provide employment opportunities.
Two years since opening, Linguini Fini continues to go from strength to strength. With an extensive menu using only the freshest ingredients and home-made pastas, it’s easy to see why.
A little over five years ago, Red River Tea Room (RRTR) opened its doors, and would go on to become one of the most iconic bars in Hanoi; a uniquely chilled-out place with great staff, great drinks and Frank the dog.