In a bustling city like Ho Chi Minh City that bustles even more at night, places to find food in the wee hours of the morning is never a difficult feat. And Pho Ha, a cosy little pho-focused eatery in District 1 just a short walk from where we stayed, proved to be a solid go-to to satiate our pho cravings from as late (or early) as 1am.
This late-night spot is a bit of an institution in Saigon. Before the arrival of Bitexco tower across the road, the street that Pho Ha sits on used to be packed with late night pho outlets serving Saigon’s later night revellers.
Having been around for the past 20 years, these folks know how to serve up a proper bowl of pho, so skip your McDonald’s and head over to Pho Ha for a delicious late-night bite instead.
A popular pit stop among the Vietnamese locals, Nhu Lan Bakery houses several food stalls in one. The establishment functions as a banh mi kiosk, a proper sit-down Vietnamese eatery as well as a delicatessen and meat grocer.
Every morning from as early as 5am, throngs of locals park their scooters right outside the eatery, grabbing themselves a quick bite before going about their day. Curious, and pining for a taste of what locals deem delicious, we decided to pay the humble eatery a visit.
They serve everything under the sun, from tasty, proper bowls of pho bo, to a massive selection of banh mi toppings and even some other local delicacies not commonly found elsewhere.
Takagi Ramen, located just a short walk away from Ang Mo Kio Hub, is our new go-to spot for innovative, flavoursome and affordable bowls of ramen—here’s why.
Run by a team of Singaporeans with a mad passion for the craft, every dish is fastidiously prepared, ensuring that every single bowl of ramen that leaves the kitchen is guaranteed to possess maximum flavour with just the right texture.
Ang Mo Kio may not be the first to come to mind when one thinks of authentic ramen, but little did we realise—having chanced upon this humble hole-in-a-wall—that it is indeed very possible to find great food (that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg) in even the most unassuming of places.
Specialising in a variety of authentic Korean fare from its homemade noodles (guksu), Korean fried chicken and even their signature Korean-style hot pot (jeongol), Guksu over at Suntec City is a tribute of all things traditional.
This new-age Korean Restaurant also happens to be the first specialised Jeongol house in Singapore and although their menu boasts mainly stews and noodle dishes—including the highly popular hae shin tang and yuk gae jang meon—their Korean fried chicken wings are a must-try as well.
So round up your squad, whether they may be Korean food enthusiasts or simply your beer-drinking buddies because Guksu is a restaurant worth checking out.
If you’ve missed Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road’s Gifts of The Sea buffet, rejoice for there is an extension of its stellar seafood buffet in light of the overwhelming response these past few months!
All through to the end of October 2018, tuck into a stunning array of delectable crustacean delights from crabs, baby lobsters, clams and more. There are new additions too, so if you’ve tried the buffet and love the line-up, here’s another reason for you to go back.
From now until the end of October 2018 through Thursdays to Sundays, you can quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy Spice Brasserie’s Gift of The Sea Buffet Dinner at S$108++ for 2 pax (U.P. S$65/ adult, S$32.50/ child).
Surrounded by lush greenery and a host of beautiful architectural pieces scattered across its massive compound, the Independence Palace is a place that warrants a visit for first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City.
Besides being a place deeply associated with the fall of the city in 1975, there is a sense of charm about the place that makes walking through its desolate halls fill one with a sense of intrigue yet eeriness at the same time.
While the Reunification Palace or Independence Palace in HCMC holds historic significance, it may or may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Unless you’re a history buff that enjoys the history of politics and more specifically that of Vietnam, the palace itself might prove to be a tad underwhelming in terms of what’s in store. But here’s why it’s worth a visit anyway.
Offering the absolute pinnacle in bespoke service as well as an amazing selection of wines rated RP90 and above, Park90 is a new wine bar at Regent Singapore which offers over 800 labels of fine wine.
Sharing the same space as Tea Lounge, the colonial lounge transforms to Park90 at 6pm, offering stellar vino and wine-drinking experiences unlike any other.
At Park90, it is much more than a wine bar. Led by Head Sommelier Mason Ng (previously from Les Amis & Atlas), guests will be well guided through the various collections on offer, from beautiful to the rare. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned connoisseur, there’s a bottle to suit all preferences and expectations. READ ON
Amidst all the many street food heavens we stumbled upon during our trip to Vietnam, there were many intriguing cafes and eateries—ones that actually had proper service and air-conditioning—that truly impressed us. Mâm Bac was one such eatery.
Specialising in a variety of Vietnamese dishes from the classic pho, grilled meat dishes to some pretty exotic items as well, Mâm Bac is a 2-storey eatery in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1 that is worth visiting for a pleasant introduction to local flavours in a modern and comfortable setting.