ho chi minh cooking class

HO CHI MINH CITY | We love Vietnamese food. The use of fresh ingredients and fragrant herbs gets us every time. When in Ho Chi Minh recently to celebrate Jetstar’s new direct service from Melbourne/Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City, we were taken to Cu Chi, just outside of the

mekong delta tour speedboat les rives

HO CHI MINH CITY | Les Rives Authentic River Experience run several tours in Ho Chi Minh City, aimed at providing those on the tour with an authentic experience. We’re normally wary of tours, preferring to venture off ourselves, so when we find a tour that we think is worth

hotel des arts saigon district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | Hotel Des Arts Saigon MGallery Collection is a 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, Saigon. We recently stayed as guests of the hotel when we were invited to Vietnam to celebrate the launch of direct Jetstar services

biacraft artisan ales district 3

HO CHI MINH CITY | Ho Chi Minh City is a place that’s embraced craft beer in recent years, with the Vietnamese city seeing an explosion in the number of craft breweries in town over the past year. Despite the relative infancy of the craft beer scene in the city,

trung nguyen legend

HO CHI MINH CITY | Trung Nguyen is the largest and domestic coffee brand in Vietnam, and if you’ve seen Vietnamese coffee outside of Vietnam, there’s a good chance the beans come from Trung Nguyen. The company runs several cafes across Vietnam, and in recent years have revamped their cafes

mam bac district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | Mam Bac is one of a few restaurants owned by the Comnieu Saigon group, that offers a good introduction to Vietnamese food to those who visit. We visited after walking past while hungry and noticing that the casual, simple place was busy with locals. The

food connexion pullman saigon centre district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | When we visit Ho Chi Minh City, we unsurprisingly like to eat Vietnamese food, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant street food culture of the city. Sometimes though, you might not want Vietnamese food? Maybe you’ve been travelling for a while, and want a break

maison marou district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | Maison Marou is the flagship cafe, patisserie, and all round chocolate heaven from chocolate makers Marou, recently described by the New York Times as makers of “the best chocolate you’ve never tasted”. The Marou story started in 2011, when it was founded by French-Japanese schoolteacher

the workshop coffee district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | The Workshop Coffee is a place that does coffee a bit different than what most visitors to Vietnam expect. Instead of the usual Vietnamese coffee, the coffee here is all about the third wave, and more akin to what you’d expect to find in a

layla eatery bar district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | Layla Eatery & Bar is located directly across from the Sheraton Hotel, in an unexpected building atop a set of stairs that requires you to pass some dodgy looking establishments, complete with ladies offering “massages”. Don’t fret however, because once you reach the top floor