Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:49

Asian Streat

Asian Streat is a new pan-Asian restaurant specialising in Sri Lankan cuisine, located on the second floor of the building that houses well-known cafe L’Usine on Dong Khoi Street in District 1. The concept behind Asian Streat is to bring the taste of street foods from around the region to an environment more comfortable for diners.

Published in Top Eats
Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:40

Generation Gap

Here is a portion of a letter I received from a Vietnamese acquaintance of mine, who is currently studying abroad.

Published in The Therapist
Monday, 17 April 2017 05:29

Emergency Response

When a Western tourist collapsed outside the Independence Palace last January, media outlets reported that the tourist had suffered a stroke. This wasn’t accurate — according to the emergency doctor who arrived on the scene by ambulance just minutes after receiving the alert, the patient had suffered from a heart attack, before going into cardiac arrest. The patient was taken into intensive care at a nearby cardiology unit.

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 17 April 2017 05:12

The Den Bar

Sandalwood flooring, leather armchairs, and black walls sporting a library of wine bottles; Den Bar is an old-school alternative to Hoan Kiem’s generally characterless selection of watering holes.

Published in Bar Stool
Monday, 17 April 2017 04:56

Mirror, Mirror

I recently returned from some professional development training where situations arose that triggered emotional responses within me. A friend pointed out that these situations arose to mirror representations within me. The closer I looked at the situations that triggered me, I saw that my friend was right.

Published in The Alchemist
Friday, 14 April 2017 03:38

Soi & Meo Taproom

Situated at the corner of Mac Thi Buoi and Phan Van Dat, on the location once occupied by Seoul House, Soi & Meo Taproom is a hangout opened just after Tet. To explain the name Soi & Meo (wolf and cat), Quynh, the bar manager, says: “It’s inspired by America, where animals are used to name their bars.”

Published in Bar Stool
Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:19

Layla Eatery & Bar

Something feels different upon stepping inside Layla for the first time that sets it apart from other cocktail bars in the same category around Saigon. It could be the floor-to-ceiling windows that bookend the space and allow the last of the fading afternoon light to filter in before the sun dips behind the buildings along Dong Khoi Street below.

Published in Bar Stool
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:14

The Villas in District 3

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With a lot of interest in preserving the colonial heritage in District 1, it is perhaps worth looking at District 3 and its relationship with District 1.

Published in Know Your City
Saturday, 01 April 2017 16:58

Chau Pha

On the way to Vung Tau you’ll come across a mountain range called Chau Pha. Zoe Osborne goes out there to explore

Published in Day Tripper
Saturday, 01 April 2017 16:40

Coffee and Chill Station

One of the best things about Hanoi is the hidden cafés. Better yet is the surprise you get when you come across a café you’ve never seen before on a street you go down every day.

Published in Coffee Cup
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