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To Market by Richard Sterling

To Market by Richard Sterling About a year ago, the first thing I did upon returning to Ho Chi Minh City from abroad was to …

Richard Sterling, Vietnamese wine

Take a Little Wine Everyone knows that Vietnam produces excellent coffee, refreshing tea, and some quite drinkable beers. But what about wine? Since the French …

Richard Sterling Saigon featured in the latest The Best Travel Writing

Every year the US publishers of Travelers’ Tales compile the best travel writing from abroad that was published in the previous year, and then republish …

Richard Sterling, Vegetarian food in Saigon

Green Food Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. Twenty years ago vegetarian fare …

Richard Sterling, eating dog meat

Chowing down on thit cho If you’ve been reading this column for any length of time, you know that it would sooner or later come …

David Campbell of Villa Royal Antiques and Tea Room

From Australian Apprentice of the Year, to executive chef for Australia’s Reserve Bank, to founder and owner of one of Saigon’s most unique antique shops, …

The Enduring Charm of Saigon

It’s time for a little retrospect. And a little recognition of someone special to old Saigon. When I first came here in the early 1990s …

Restaurant Olé

My two favourite countries for food are Vietnam and Spain. Yes, I know that seems a weird combo, but there it is. Here I get …

Vietnams flowers and fruit

Vietnams flowers and fruit If you’re reading this in the beginning of the month, then Tet is once again in full bloom. And two things …

Chilli con carne

I sat at the bar in Mogambo, at 50 Pasteur Street, District 1. A very blond woman of a certain age sat primly two stools …

Vietnamese rice wine ruou can

Vietnamese rice wine ruou can It’s that time of year again. That time when we can be glad we’re (largely) spared the shopping madness of …

The Martini Man

The Martini Man On an afternoon in 1862, in the then young city of San Francisco, a man stepped into the saloon of the Occidental …

AsiaLIFE Cook-Off 2013

AsiaLIFE Cook-Off 2013 In our fourth cook-off to date, we have brought the competition to a whole new level. This time around, we’ve selected four of …

Mexican food in Saigon

Mexican food in Saigon How many Mexicans live in this city? That’s right, not many! So how many Mexican restaurants are there in this city? …

Spring rolls

The Vietnamese gastronomic specialty banh trang is usually rendered in English as “rice paper”. It is something of a misnomer. This stuff is not very …

A pretty mean bird

A pretty mean bird There is a memorable episode of Seinfeld that revolves around a Kenny Rogers chicken restaurant. Newman loves Kenny’s chicken, and he …