The Mystery Diner is a person hailing from a country that may or may not be Vietnam. S/he can be seen frequently in the restaurants and cafes of Hanoi and HCMC, searching for the most delicious meals each city has to offer. Look for the masked figure in a cape, lurking in the darkest corners of your neighbourhood com tam or pho joint.
Our masked gourmand ventures into one Vietnam’s consensus best spots to see what’s up. Photos by Trung Del
Fusion cuisine? It’s a designation that has many a chef running for the hills. But as our mystery diner can attest, at Pepe La Poule it is the name of the culinary game. Photos by Julie Vola
When Au Lac Do first opened, they saw a gap in the barbecued meat market. Our undercover reporter checks them out to see if eight years later, they’re still hitting the spot. Photos by Julie Vola
Location is not everything, but sometimes, food is. Our undercover food reviewer heads to the recently refurbished yet slightly out-of-the-way Vesper Gourmet Lounge, and discovers a restaurant working at its very best. Photos by Glen Riley