Found in one of District 7’s busiest roads is Kebab Sai Thanh (76 Lam Van Ben). KST’s menu is short and sweet focusing on chicken kebabs with rice or pita bread, and tasty crepes. Price for the kebab starts at an affordable VND14,000 while crepes come at VND5,000.
Italy is always going to remind me of Silvio Berlusconi, football, a certain red capped plumber and of course, the food! In Venice at the age of 12 or so, I was too young to remember how much, or of what I wolfed down in detail, but I do remember the smell of cream and tomatoes cooking, my first glimpse of an entire cured pork leg and the discovery of pistachio ice cream before nearly getting lost in St Mark’s Square. But the spirit of Italy for me will always lie in its warmth, its cuisine and its great hospitality. Looking forward to revisiting those memories, we aimed for Le Loi with our sights firmly set on Casa Italia.
With the online food delivery business booming in Saigon, we decided it was time to get the lowdown from the big players. Derek Milroy chairs a debate with sparks flying as Hungry Panda managing director Raphael Cohen of France, Eat.vn founder Anders Palm (Sweden) and Dutchman Jochem Lisser of VietnamMM fight it out for the right to be called number one. Photo by Francis
After years of speculation and 12 months or so of plying their trade at Vietnam's airports, Burger King have passed through customs to open stores in the big city. We talk to the man at the helm, Tony Cricenti, CEO of franchisee Vietnam Food and Beverages. Interview by Nick Ross. Photo by Charles Barnes
Widely studied, soya benefits the bones, heart, helps prevent cancer and reduces body weight. Good news for those who are on a diet. But enough of the lecture. Where can you find a yummy soya-based treat that’s not all about milk? Let’s face it, when you say soya, the first thing that pops into your mind is soy milk.
Part of being a foodie means knowing where your food came from. Who hasn’t heard of the 18th century Earl of Sandwich who, reluctant to leave his 24-hour cribbage game for a meal, famously ordered a servant to bring salted beef between two pieces of bread (ostensibly so he wouldn’t get his card-playing fingers greasy)? Or the ubiquitous La Vache Qui Rit cheese whose creator threw together leftover comté, gruyere, and emmental cheeses at the end of WW1 and named it after a sign he saw on a meat wagon — Wachkyrie — after the Valkyries of Norse mythology?