Sancho Cantina on Bui Vien in District 1 has given itself the tag of king of Mexicali food in Ho Chi Minh City since opening earlier this year. But if co-owner Calvin Bui has his way, Sancho’s will soon be the king of Mexicali food in all of Asia. They already make one of the best margaritas in Vietnam.
Located in a secluded alley in Tay Ho, this is an excellent place to chill out on a sunny afternoon while enjoying a Moroccan tajine or French flammekueche and a Brazilian coffee.
Miyama means ‘beautiful mountain’ in Japanese, and that’s perhaps the reason why this café is located at an ideal corner on floor three of Saigon Centre, where you can feast your eyes on busy Le Loi or on a sea of green from the trees on Pasteur.
At MAD House in District 7, the follow-up to the successful MAD House in District 2 started by Danish couple Camilla Bailey and Casper Gustafsen, the name of the game is simplicity. What they show is minimalist, but what it tells is know-how.
Pop-ups are becoming all the rage, and the particular style of eatery is likewise popular with the growing Vietnamese middle class. Combine the two, and what do you get?
One of the first restaurants in Tay Ho, according to Word, Don's is still one of the best. Words by Bennett Murray. Photos by Julie Vola
(Photo by Theo Lowenstein)
As food concepts go, the humble sandwich is about as simple as it gets, and is enjoyed in various forms all over the world. Rosemary Kitchen and Sandwicherie is one of a growing number of Hanoi sandwich joints taking a step away from the locally revered banh mi in favour of sliced bread and more imaginative fillings.