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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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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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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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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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White Forest: A Welcome Addition to the Saigon Dining Scene

The White Forrest opened its doors barely four months ago, and since my first visit, it has become one of my favourite restaurants and gathering places in Ho Chi Minh City. So what makes White Forres...

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Streetside Bánh Tráng Nướng

I was telling a friend about the bánh tráng nướng in District 4 that I wrote about recently.

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Chuối Chiên

Fried food gets a bad rap in my view. People say that oil is not good for you, so frying makes food unhealthy for us. But the thing is, it’s usually only fried once. One time. And one’s a very small n...

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Cho An Dong

OK, so not a single food place so much as a collection of places. The market is worth a visit in itself – think a mix of the touristy feel of Ben Thanh (but without the hassle and inflated prices) and...

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Banh Trang Nuong

Preying on hungry school kids is the economic right of food vendors around the world, and Vietnam is no different. Cheap, sweet and quick are usually the key elements here but at a school in District ...

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Hoa Quan

As a resident of District 4, I find that it being off a lot of people’s radar both a good and bad thing. Good because, quite frankly, I like to imagine I have the place to myself and want to wallow in...

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Quan Ca Can

For quick and easy ‘on-the-go’ snacks, I’m very much a banh mi or banh bao man. Banh mi when I’m looking for a light bite; banh bao when I’m in need of something more substantial. And for both th...

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Ba Hai Banh Xeo

Banh xeo joints are a pretty common sight around town, and you may well have your own favourite. I’m regularly drawn back to this place though because it offers everything I look for in Vietnamese str...

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Saigon Street Food Gems: Quan Le Hong

Not street food strictly speaking but Quan Le Hong does fall under the banner of cheap eats, which is good enough for me. Even more so when the eats are as cheap and delicious as the fried beef dishes...

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Bordeaux Nights at le Rendez-Vous de Saigon

Do you love wine and French food? Yes, that was a rhetorical question. This Friday and Saturday, make your way over to le Rendez-Vous de Saigon to ‘Discover the best of Bordeaux’ where they’ll be off...

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Grill Bar: Charcoal Cooking with Vietnamese Flavours

If you’re a fan of barbequed meats and seafood, you should check out the recently opened Grill Bar, a few meters behind Ben Thanh market.