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A Journey into Binh Duong's Deep Chinese & Taiwanese Flavors

Believe it or not, there is more to Binh Duong than just industrial parks producing your next Uniqlo T-shirt or pair of running shoes.

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Hẻm Gems: Da Lat's Ngàn Cafe Is as Comforting as an Embrace

Walking down Da Lat’s Robin Hill amid emerald pine trees and languid fluffs of cloud, one’s eyes will inevitably encounter a visual disturbance in the form of bright orange plastic maple trees. They are not the heroes of this story, but reluctant antagonists that nonetheless serve as hurdles on the journey to discover a hidden treasure.

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Hẻm Gems: D6's Hot and Sour Suan La Fen Is the Noodle Dish to Conquer

Every time I lap up a spoonful of searing broth that’s so spicy I could almost count the number of times my face pulses, I feel grateful for taste buds.

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Hẻm Gems: Cù Rú, an Old Saigon Bar That Took Root in Da Lat

Editor's note: Cù Rú Bar, the artists' solace, was born in Saigon by a tightknit group of friends and lovers, fueling creative souls with delectable homemade rượu cocktails, the group relocated to Da Lat, filling their newfound home with art events and crafting a new community of cocktail swillers.

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Year in Review: Saigoneer's Picks for Favorite Hẻm Gems, Art (and More) of 2020

In 2019, when the world was not going through a global public health disaster, dining out seemed like the most natural activity in our daily routine. We drank, we relished, we munched, and we bantered.

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Hẻm Gems: Saigon's Hakka Culture Lives in D5's Khổ Qua Cà Ớt

Stuffing food inside other food is an ingenious human invention on par with refrigeration, chopsticks, and Gmail’s “undo” button.

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Hẻm Gems: Thời Thanh Xuân, the Special Saigon Cafe Run by Deaf Staff

Quán của Thời Thanh Xuân not only encompasses the youth of its founder, Võ Thành Luân, it’s also where hard-of-hearing Vietnamese can write their own story, learn, focus on self-development, and be a part of society.

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When Life Gives You Flavorful Vietnamese Cashews, Make Vegan Cheese

“Firstly, I had to find my calling, but in the end, it all came down to creating something and then seeing others enjoy it."

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Ana Mandara Nha Trang: A Seafood Feast by the Ocean

Evason Ana Mandara is one of those hidden jewels, which although they are right there in front of you, sometimes we don’t realise it is there. In the case of Ana Mandara, it could not be more central:...

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The Havana: Reaching the Stars in Nha Trang

Early this year Nha Trang saw the opening of a new 5 star hotel, the Havana. The combination of over 1200 rooms, its location by the main beach, the amazing views, great facilities but very reasonable...

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Seeking Out Saigon’s Best Banh Mi

Like other Vietnamese staples, finding the best of any one dish in a nearly impossible task. Even if one is able to find what they deem to be the best, others will surely disagree. Even so, in a recen...

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A Look at Some of Vietnam's Bug-Based Delicacies

Cultures around the world have included protein-rich insects as part of their diets for thousands of years. While the practice has almost disappeared in the West, insects are still as popular as ever ...

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Vietnamese Dishes with French Origins

Though the French occupiers are long gone, elements of their culture still exist in both Vietnamese language and society. One of the most obvious examples of this is Vietnamese cuisine which has a num...

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Cocktail Tasting: Phase 1 @ The Observatory

From the organizer: Turn on your taste buds because this is going to be dizzyingly delicious! Our chief mixologist and bartender-extraordinaire Danny St. Louis is hosting what will be The Observatory...

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Australian Wine Dinner With The Yalumba Winery

What happens when you put together amazing food, great wines, excellent customer service and a fantastic host? Well the answer is that you feel in heaven, and that was how most, if not all, of us felt...

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Breadwinners: 10 of Saigon's Best Loaves

Being Filipino, I was raised eating fried rice and over easy eggs for breakfast. Pan de sal, the bread of choice for Filipinos, was something that was only sold at Goldilocks which was a good 45 minut...

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La Crêperie Saigon

(Sponsored Listing) French colonial influences can still be found in many aspects of Vietnamese society, from architecture, customs and moreover, through food. It comes a bit as a surprise then, that...

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Sweet Tooth: Where to Get Cambodian Desserts in Saigon

Saigon might be a hub for international cuisine but while we twirl our pasta and dip our nan, fare from some regions can be hard to find, even if they’re right next door. Thanh Nien recently visited o...

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Vietnam's First McDonald's to Open in HCMC After Tet

Last Friday, international burger giant, McDonald’s confirmed what has been predicted for years – its opening its first store in Vietnam, just after Tet. 

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Free Christmas Dinner @ deciBel

I have never been a religious person, so after my ‘lovely’ older brother decided to show off his cleverness by telling me that Santa Claus did not actually exist, my magical world was shattered and I ...

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Six Senses: A Peaceful Island Retreat

If you’re looking to splurge on a nice meal on your next trip to Nha Trang, you should consider Six Senses. The six senses resort is located on a secluded, beautiful island, with natural beaches and ...

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Mediterraneo : Mediterranean Flavours in Nha Trang

Mediterraneo is a little restaurant in the centre of Nha Trang, which, despite only having been there just over a year, has become very popular due to the quality and authenticity of its food - a wond...

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Sava: An Epicurean’s Paradise in District 2

Sava the Gourmet is located in a beautiful villa located in the heart of district 2. Although the company used to focus on wholesale products, it has recently extended its retail arm, bringing gourmet...

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How to Use Fish Sauce (Nước Mắm) in Western Dishes

While fish sauce is a staple in many Asian countries, in the West, most prefer its cousin, ketchup. To break down some culinary walls, Asian food expert, Andrea Nguyen just published a great article i...

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Video: The Story of a Saigon Chè Vendor

For a recent street food film competition, Luong and Vinh created a short about the life of Dung, a Saigon chè vendor. Dung, who has been selling chè for 30 years, awakes each morning to prepare her ...

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Le Bouchon: A Classic French Bistro in the Heart of Saigon

Centrally located in the heart of District 1, Le Bouchon de Saigon offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere ideal for customers who not only like to enjoy food, but also to have a bit of fun.

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Free Food Tuesday (Chicken Tandoori) @ deciBel

From the organizers: Chef JeWel, makes you try her Chicken Tandoori, a delight from India consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Prepares to Open in Saigon

Watch out, Starbucks, there’s a new coffee chain coming to town. Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s leading coffee seller is preparing to open its doors in Phu My Hung in the next month.