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Meet Fire with Fire

Meet Fire with Fire

When the international press gave coverage to the Lunar New Year, Vietnam with its 90 million people only got one line. South Korea, who celebrate Seollal, were also brushed to the side. Instead the stakes all went to China, Taiwan and Singapore, a...

Temple Club

Temple Club

Alongside Cuc Gach Quan and May Cloud, Temple Club is one of the best places to take visitors when one wants to show them the grandeur of old-time Saigon. ...

PéPé La Poule

PéPé La Poule

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 ...

Men get ready

Men get ready

I love this month because it’s my sister’s birthday. I hate this month because it also means International Women’s Day on the 8th.

InterContinental Asiana Saigon

InterContinental Asiana Saigon

When hitting the buffet, I have a method. A light plate at first; some sushi, some charcuterie, maybe some oysters. Some coffee somewhere in there. No Bloody Mary yet. ...

My Van Than

My Van Than

From Chinese import to a Hanoi staple, wonton noodles or my van than are found all over the capital. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola ...

March Big Five

March Big Five

The big five this month

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The American Dollar is the Currency of the Afterlife

The American Dollar is the Currency of the …

Recently debuting on the American lit scene with her Vietnamese ghost story collection, The Frangipani Hotel, Violet Kupersmith has been pondering the afterlife since forever. In her first published story since her debut, Violet shares a tale of life in the afterlife

The Largest Cave in the World

The Largest Cave in the World

Photo by Simon Dunne A trek to Son Doong is like a trip to the land that time forgot. Words by Nick Ross

Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Vietnam’s chilli sauces are hot, darn hot, especially if you don’t get them out of a bottle. Here’s a lowdown on the country’s foray into the world of spice. Words by Nick Ross

The House that Dai Built

The House that Dai Built

A jungle in the heart of the city. Photo by David Harris

The Best Street Food of Vietnam: The South

The Best Street Food of Vietnam: The South

Vietnam has well over 100 street food dishes, most of them dreamt up locally, with a smattering coming from overseas. But which of these dishes are quintessentially Vietnamese? And which dishes are the true originals?

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