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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon's Authentic Thai Cuisine

From now until July 16, diners at the Renaissance Riverside Saigon’s Viet Kitchen can enjoy a range of specialties from Thailand. The hotel’s “Authentic Taste of Thai” program features the creations of Chef Khamtachat Pukung, who cooks at the Marriott Rayong Resort & Spa outside of Bangkok.


Villa Song Unveils Tempting New Menu of Asian and Western Delicacies

Located on the banks of the Saigon River in Thao Dien, Villa Song is a world away from the perpetual chaos of downtown Saigon. Nothing is fenced off for metro construction, and you can walk around without getting run over by a motorbike.


Le Méridien Saigon Combines Three Restaurants for One Spectacular Brunch

When it comes to Sunday brunches in Saigon, the playing field is a crowded one. At times it can be difficult to distinguish the free-flow, all-you-can-eat options. However, this year Le Méridien introduced a new concept that truly helps it stand out from the hotel crowd.


What is Pocari Sweat?

If you’re a regular at any of Saigon’s countless convenience stores, chances are you’ve noticed a beverage in the refrigerated section with the curious name of Pocari Sweat.


Belgian Beers, Culture and Surrealism Meet at Belgo

At Belgo, Saigon’s first Belgian craft brewery, flourishes of culture from the small European country greet visitors before they even step inside the building, which itself is a surprise. Located on a small, typically Saigon street, the large brewery stands out thanks its size and striking design.


New ISHCMC Campus Propels Saigon’s First International School into the Future

Upon opening in 1993 ISHCMC, or the International School of Ho Chi Minh City, became the first such school in Saigon. Though it is the oldest international school in the city it is also the most innovative, as evidenced by a new campus that will open later this year.


Hands-On Vietnam Brings Intensive, Affordable Workshops to Saigon's Budding Filmmakers

In a city brimming with actors, producers and filmmakers, it’s hard to imagine that a communal space for collaboration didn't already exist. Until last week, informal spaces like Facebook groups offered the best go-to spots for creatives.


Poke Saigon: Where Hawaiian Island Culture Meets Japanese Culinary Freshness

Eating healthy in Saigon can be a challenge at times. There are many indulgent temptations, from burgers and beer to decadent desserts. Emmanuel Tieu, a co-owner of Poke Saigon, wants to change that.


East West Brewing Company Hits the Mark With Grand Opening

Though they opened their doors over a month ago, East West Brewing Company made its presence known on the Saigon craft beer and dining scene earlier this month at their grand opening.


WisePass Solves the Question of 'What Are You Doing Tonight?'

The Saigon-based tech company offers a nightly bottle of spirits or wine at Saigon’s finest establishments through a user-friendly app, making evening plans effortless.


Where do Michelin-Star Chefs Go for a Steak in Saigon?

When four French Michelin-star chefs were in town for an event at the Sofitel last month, one would think that their culinary interests would take them to as many of Saigon’s famous street food eateries as possible. But when we heard that they all ate at the same restaurant for three nights out of their one-week trip, we set out to understand why.


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