Our writer Stuart Haggas takes on Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and discovers the culinary scene that makes up this vibrant Asian city.
EON51 Heli Bar, Bitexco Financial Tower, HCMC. The highest bar in HCMC, EON51 is located on the 51st floor of the city’s tallest building. A place to enjoy cocktails as well as 360-degree city views. www.eon51.com
L’Usine, 19 Le Thanh Ton, HCMC. Hip lifestyle store plus eatery serving European café classics in a trendy environment. Branches on Le Loi and on Dong Khoi. www.lusinespace.com
Pasteur Street Brewing Co., 144 Pasteur Street, HCMC. The original tap room of this local Vietnamese craft brewery is tucked away down an alley off Pasteur Street. It also serves classic American food. www.pasteurstreet.com
Pizza 4P’s Ben Thanh Market, 8 Thu Khoa Huan. Trendy gourmet pizza restaurant, with classic Italian toppings as well as more unusual Asian flavor combinations. Five locations in HCMC, plus branches in Hanoi and Da Nang. www.pizza4ps.com
The Refinery, 74 Hai Ba Trung, HCMC. A French-style bistro in a heritage building that was once an opium factory. Open 11 A.M. till late, it’s a popular spot for weekend www.brunch.therefinerysaigon.com