Saturday, 19 November 2016 08:34

Spice Temple

An interesting touch to the recently opened Spice Temple is that the whole ground floor is reserved for motorbike parking, which is rare in the golden area of Saigon. Just a few metres off Nguyen Hue walking street and set in a three-storey building, Spice Temple oozes modernity and elegance through the use of subtle lighting, high windows and wooden geometric wall decorations.

Published in Top Eats
Friday, 28 October 2016 07:37

Chez Xuan

Located in a secluded alley in Tay Ho, this is an excellent place to chill out on a sunny afternoon while enjoying a Moroccan tajine or French flammekueche and a Brazilian coffee.

Published in Top Eats
Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:18

Miyama Café

Miyama means ‘beautiful mountain’ in Japanese, and that’s perhaps the reason why this café is located at an ideal corner on floor three of Saigon Centre, where you can feast your eyes on busy Le Loi or on a sea of green from the trees on Pasteur.

Published in Top Eats
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 06:51

Hakata Kouryu

Unpretentious and down to earth, Hakata Kouryu provides a cheap alternative to sushi bars. But is it worth downscaling? Photos by Julie Vola

Published in Mystery Diner
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:11

Quan Bui Garden

One of Saigon’s best known Vietnamese restaurant chains, Quan Bui is garnering a reputation. But is it deserved? Our mystery diner finds out. Photos by Rodney Hughes

Published in Mystery Diner
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:22

MAD House District 7


At MAD House in District 7, the follow-up to the successful MAD House in District 2 started by Danish couple Camilla Bailey and Casper Gustafsen, the name of the game is simplicity. What they show is minimalist, but what it tells is know-how.

Published in Top Eats
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 06:15

Les Aromes

Put the cooking gear back in the cupboard

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 07:52

5Ku Station

Pop-ups are becoming all the rage, and the particular style of eatery is likewise popular with the growing Vietnamese middle class. Combine the two, and what do you get?

Published in Top Eats
Thursday, 08 September 2016 07:43

New Cousins Location

Cousins expands to Ba Dinh. Photo by Julie Vola

The Tay Ho-based restaurant Cousins has opened a new location in Ba Dinh, a welcome addition to a neighbourhood that still lacks quality Western eateries. The new venue is larger than their first and is better-equipped to host events.

Published in Just In
Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:59

Loop Set Lunch

The Loop on Thao Dien, has just released a new ‘wholesome’ set lunch menu and it looks awesome.

Published in Breaking
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