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Hẻm Gems: It Doesn't Get More Coconut Than This Streetside Ice Cream

Head to Tân Bình District if the idea of coconut ice cream served in a coconut with a crunchy coconut topping excites you.

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Hẻm Gems: Head to the Airport to Relieve Your Hankering for Thai Food

Insert cliché about this strange year here.

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Hẻm Gems: A Haven for Rescued Dogs, Healthy Eats, and Adoption Opportunities

For dogs, dog owners and general fans of man's best friend, living in Saigon can be tough.

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Hẻm Gems: Can Deep-Fried Hột Vịt Lộn Dethrone the Classic?

Has your luck taken a turn for the worse lately? Perhaps it’s high-time for a hột vịt lộn (or three) to reverse your fortune.

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In Search of Charming Cafes Along Saigon's Train Alleys

Compared to Hanoi’s now-restricted Phung Hung “Train Street,” the neighborhoods bordering the railway in Saigon have neither the romanticism nor goosebumps-inducing adrenaline rush that turned the former into a world-renowned tourist attraction.

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Hẻm Gems: Lower Your Voice, the Hidden Elephant Is Reading

In Saigon’s indie cafe scene, there are household names and well-kept secrets ; and then there are secrets that one might th...

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain and His Passion for Southeast Asian Food

Anthony Bourdain meant many things to many people. 

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The Delectable Desserts to Satisfy Your Craving This Durian Season

If I were ever to believe in a generous god, the existence of durian would be the first piece of evidence I cite.

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The Deck: Jewel Along the River

The Deck has been an institution in HCMC for those of us who enjoy great food, top service and a luxurious and sophisticated environment. Chef Adrian Scott, who is also behind the iconic Mekong Merch...

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Vietnam is Turning into a Country of Yogurt Addicts

At the rate yogurt is gaining popularity in Vietnam, it soon may be the preferred currency in the black market. According to VietnamNet, the Vietnamese yogurt market is expected to reach VN...

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Phở-Flavored Cocktail Makes Its Debut. Seriously.

Pho is a universally adored dish (yes, even aliens love it), a melody of simple ingredients that yield abundantly complex flavors. Bottom line - it's goddamn delicious. So it's no surprise that people...

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La Creperie: Brittany's Best in Saigon

Brittany is a very particular region in Northwest France, well known for its cider and especially, its great food. The region’s unique culture, heavenly landscapes and earthy food far outweigh its no...

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French Charm and Passion for Freshness at Ty Coz

Do you like French food but are a bit tired of the same food, the same style, in the same environment? If on top of this, you love genuine customer service in an environment reminiscent of someone’s h...

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Enjoy a Luxurious Sunday Lunch with Family and Friends

Restaurant Nineteen is located in the ground floor of the Caravelle hotel in District 1, an ideal place for people and families to get together and enjoy a “lazy” Sunday with top quality food and grea...

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French Passion for Food and Wine at Dong Khoi 38

38 Dong Khoi Wine bar and restaurant opened its doors a year ago in the heart of Saigon where it has been making food a wine lovers happy ever since. This French wine bar, that serves amazing food, f...

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Deliciously Sweet Oc Huong

As we continue to rifle through the hundreds of entries on John Russack’s street food blog, Down the Street and Back Again, he suggested we take a look at Oc Huong, sweet snails, one of his favorite d...

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Cirrus: Lift to Culinary Paradise

While I usually place my conclusion at the end of a restaurant review, today I will do the opposite as I do not want you to miss out: this new restaurant is likely to become one of Vietnam’s best, and...

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One Stop Portal to Get Food to Your Door!

Are you hungry but feeling too lazy to cook or even to go out, but you do not speak Vietnamese or don’t want to spend hours check which of your favourite restaurants have a “working” web page? Well if...

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Gustave Lorentz Wines Make Their Vietnamese Debut

A few weeks ago, the Wine Warehouse invited Mr. Pascale Schiele from Gustave Lorentz - one of the most famous producers of wine in Alsace - to present some of their wonderful wines to the Vietnamese m...

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Feeling Under the Weather? Grab a Bowl of Cháo!

Local blog, Eating Saigon, recently posted a piece about their love for cháo, one of Vietnam’s favorite comfort foods. The rice porridge, which plays the same role as chicken soup in the West, is the ...

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Shang Palace: Best of Hong Kong in Saigon

Although I have never had the pleasure of visiting China, I have been eating Chinese food for decades, in several different countries, especially with the help and advice of some of my Chinese friends...

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The Magical Story of Cao Lau

Cao lau is one of Vietnam’s most sought after and enchanting dishes. It is unlike any other Vietnamese food, employing steamed noodles and special ingredients that can only be found in the UNESCO worl...

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Wine in Vietnam - Part 1

This is my first article of what I plan to be a series related to wine and wine tasting in Vietnam. I am mad about wine and I would love to share with you what I like, what I don’t and some informati...

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For Foreigners, Eating in Vietnam not Always as Easy as it Looks

Vietnam is world renowned for its food, confirmed by the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsey who have dedicated entire TV specials to the country’s culinary soul. And for those of us who live ...

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Mekong Merchant: A Slice of the Mekong in District 2

I recently visited Mekong Merchant in Thao Dien, District 2. Upon entering, you cannot miss the big open air patio surrounded by thatched buildings and shady trees. The natural setting features ample ...

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All For Wine and Wine For All

Offerings from the Wine Embassy. District 1 has recently welcomed the Wine Embassy, a real paradise for both wine lovers and those who want to learn more about wine.

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Bugs & Flowers

On a typical day in Cai Lay District, about 90 KM outside Ho Chi Minh City, farmers toil in the field tending to their rice paddies. But today is special, and like any special day in Vietnam it will e...

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Nuoc Mam: Ketchup’s Great-grandfather

Ketchup has an interesting lineage. Nuoc mam, or fish sauce, is a staple condiment in Asia where it has been used for hundreds of years. Its flavor-enhancing characteristics make it akin to ketchup i...