L’Essentiel

…it’s more French restaurants. No, seriously! In a city with a crowded French dining scene, it only takes one visit to L’Essentiel to notice a difference between it and every other French restaurant in town.

Published in Just In
Monday, 08 July 2013 07:04

Rendezvous in the City

Rendezvous in the City

Ho Chi Minh City welcomes a brand new wine bistro, Le Rendez-vous de Saigon. The bistro promises a warm and friendly atmosphere to wind down after a day of work with a stylish downstairs bar, or lounge on cosy leather seating in the upstairs section with a balcony to enjoy the fresh air.

Published in Just In
Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:17

The France-Vietnam Year

The France-Vietnam Year

The French season is upon us, and this isn’t just about crepes and fine cheeses. On the auspicious occasion of France’s 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Vietnam, they’re rolling out a whole year of lectures, concerts, activities and other clever French contributions to the world.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Saturday, 16 March 2013 06:24

Jesers at IDECAF

IDECAF welcomes the rap-influenced, acoustic foursome Jesers to Ho Chi Minh City on Friday Mar. 29.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Monday, 31 December 2012 11:21

French Movies at IDECAF

French Movies at IDECAF

The Institute for Cultural Exchange with France has another slate of wacky, whimsical, chaotic movies lined up for January, all covering a range of themes but always with that inimitable French charm.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Monday, 24 May 2010 08:39

Long Phi

Surely I cannot be the only person in Saigon that was unaware until now that Long Phi is more than just a purveyor of late night libations. My nocturnal outings rarely take me in the direction of Pham Ngu Lao so my lunchtime visit is my first time to the establishment in question. It turns out to be a very pleasant surprise.

Published in Mystery Diner
Monday, 27 September 2010 09:46

Crossed Streets: The Rock of Time

Crossed Streets: The Rock of Time

 

Hardly a soul wanders the streets of Ke Sat as the high noon heat rains down on the town square on a Saturday afternoon. But all that will change tomorrow because it’s Sunday and it’ll be time for church, and the bells will be ringing as the streets fill up with the area’s Catholic devotees, who have come to attend one of the day’s three masses. The colonial cathedral of behemoth proportions in the town serves as both the physical and cultural epicenter for Ke Sat’s catholic community.

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