The expat zone: A day in Thao Dien, Saigon’s riverside enclave

The once sleepy backwater is the epitome of change, where you can now find Western restaurants, luxury homes, and ‘Little Vietnam.’ “I don’t believe it,” says Nhung, my translator for…

District Federal

District Federal is an authentic Mexican restaurant, bringing flavors & tastes from DF (Mexico City). At DF, we make our own masa from yellow corn, for our tortillas, tacos, tostadas…

Thao Dien Investment officially changes its name to Masterise Group

On the occasion of the fifth-anniversary concert “The Master of Symphony 2019”, Thao Dien Investment officially changed its name to Masterise Group. At the event, Masterise Group launched its member…

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While Deku is certainly on the expensive side, it’s definitely one of the best Thao Dien restaurants in town. The produce is organic and fresh, and the spot serves an array of…

Saigon Bagel

I am honestly obsessed with Saigon Bagel and have been ever since I moved to Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been told amazing things about the lox and cream cheese…