Lifestyle • 15 Dec, 2016
10 OF THE BEST SWEET SPOTS IN SAIGON
Life’s Too Short Not To Eat Cake
If you value a sweet-tooth in a friend as much as we do, you need a list of go-to's that can change your life from ok to yay. And why resist when in Saigon we have a host of new places to get your dessert on. Whether you’re a cheesecake aficionado, a pastry princess or just a big old tart, cast your eyes over our list of 10 of the Best Sweet Spots in Saigon. Rest assured we had a ‘terrible’ time making it happen.
@foodiesince2k @thanhlocnguyen @thelittlelinh @dw_noah
If you’re looking for… tips on how to enjoy the “art de vivre”
Vibes: Parisian-chic worthy of any true gourmand in town.
Flavors: A medley of fruit tartlets, éclairs and napoleon’s that won’t let your love down.
Don’t forget to… treat yourself to a pot of English tea and elevate the whole affair.
Address: Takashimaya/Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi, D.1
@suchikiri @christinexplores @nguyenathu
If you’re looking for…a taste of celebrity chef Yun Lukas
Vibes: Cosy little hideout for quality catch-ups.
Flavors: A nice blend of Asian and traditional Western cakes: Soya cheesecake, Matcha souffle and Coconut tart for starters
Don’t forget to…check out a copy of Yun’s cookbook, and flip through some magazines to see his work as a food stylist
Address: 51 Tran Quoc Toan, Ward 8, D.3
If you’re looking for… baking sessions to up your cake game
Vibes: Contemporary minimalism, full of natural light and rustic, DIY charm.
Flavors: Cheesecakes of all variety baked daily. Passion fruit, chocolate, matcha, and our favorite, Japanese cotton. Plus all the classics.
Don’t forget to…visit during Happy Hour (7.30pm - 9.30 pm) and get a 20% discount on desserts. Also check out their baking classes and make your own cake in their kitchen.
Address: 232/13 Vo Thi Sau, D3
@osterbergicecream_vn @richardvu91 @nghifoodaholic @quangvinh
If you’re looking for… homemade ice cream.
Vibes: Its’ simple interior is an homage to its’ Nordic roots, and the overall ambience is peace and comfort.
Flavors: Go back in time with a mix of original Danish flavours like liquorice, elderflower and sea buckthorn, next to a range of wickedly tropical sorbets from locally sourced summer fruits.
Don’t forget to… give your palette a surprise, try the exotic red dragonfruit and polemo flavors.
Address: Corner of Ton That Tung & Le Lai in D1, 94 Xuan Thuy in D2.
If you’re looking for… A pit-stop for your feet with a stunning view from inside Takashimaya.
Vibes: A panoramic view of Le Loi should give you those Saigon ‘feels’.
Flavors: Two-tiers of delight on their classic tea trays, and sparkling aromas to lighten the saddest of moods.
Don’t forget to… try the full range of TWG teas. Silver Moon and Napoleon are highly recommended.
Address: Takashimaya/Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi, D.1
@motchinmotkhong @andrew.ng_ @tuanduc @quyen_bao
If you’re looking for… high tea with your ‘fanciest’ friends
Vibes: Kitschy decadence at its finest. Live out a royal fantasy Marie Antoinette would be proud of.
Flavors: Delectable chunks of homemade pastry; from fruity tarts to melt-in-your mouth chocolate pies. Wash them down with a pot of TWG - of course.
Don’t forget to… Browse their collection of antique furniture and collectibles, all available for sale.
Address: Level 1, 25 Ho Tung Mau, D1
@miyamacafe @linniepla @dymth
If you’re looking for…a taste of urban Tokyo.
Vibes: Modern zen. An abundance of natural light and green view.
Flavors: Rich, creamy cakes with Instagram-worthy presentation and a selection of organic teas
Don’t forget to…arrive early for the Matcha Chestnut Crepes. These things sell out.
Address: L3-01, Takashimaya/Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi, D.1
If you’re looking for… flawless pastries.
Vibes: Available in both Work Saigon & Work Cafe - staples of the city’s co-working creative types - their collection of baked goods will put an oft-needed sugar hit in your daily grind.
Flavors: An eclectic selection based on the decadence of traditional French flavours including our favourites caramel religieuse, lime sea-salted brownies and passion-choco cheesecake.
Don’t forget to… check out their online ordering and get these bad boys delivered to your door.
Address: Work Saigon, 267/2 Dien Bien Phu, D.3, and Work Cafe, 2nd Floor, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, D.1
@shinne3 @whisk.saigon @c_dh91
If you’re looking for… crave-worthy baked cheese tarts - the latest sweet foodie trend sweeping Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Vibes: An aromatic little parlour inside trendy 3A Station, the place where Saigon’s youth is in full creative bloom.
Flavors: A satisfying blend of crisp crust on the outside and silky rich, molten custard in the middle, with 4 different fillings to choose from. Don’t worry, your old friend the classic cheesecake is also available.
Don’t forget to… order the Salted Egg Yolk or Matcha flavors - these are must-try’s.
Address: 3A Ton Duc Thang, D.1
@starkitchen, Hiroyuki Oki
If you’re looking for… dessert-inspired cocktails.
Vibes: Tucked away inside Saigon’s Japanese quarter, but boasting a modern aesthetic, Star Kitchen is the perfect slice of inner-city eastern serenity.
Flavors: Sweet and light, with a twist of Japan, resulting in original flavours like the Fruit Mille and Matcha Pudding Crepe’s, which have fine company in the Tiramisu Parfait.
Don’t forget to… handpick a gift box of mini sweets for that special no-one. Who needs an excuse to indulge?
Address: 8A/11C2 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, D.1