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Edible Art

Can you create a dish that is a work of art? That’s the challenge we gave to seven chefs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Here’s what they produced. Words by Siân Kavanagh. Photos by Kyle Phanroy and Julie Vola ...

Film in Vietnam

Beautiful scenery, technical expertise, a low-cost economy. Jon Aspin attempts to ask why big budget productions are the exception rather than the rule in Vietnam. ...

Jay Rao

As the Hollywood studios descend on Vietnam to film their latest blockbusters, the independent moviemakers are also on site. R. Gabriel Villalobos talks to Jay Rao, the man behind a new Vietnamese short, Unforgettable ...

The Canvas

Some art is created to be kept and marveled upon. Other art is produced live for no other reason than the enjoyment of creating art and the effect it induces on the audience. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. ...

Leathercraft Cafés

Cafes that sell a lot more than just coffee are spreading through Hanoi like wildfire. One caffeine-infused option? Make your own leather goods. Words by Noey Neumark. Photos by Julie Vola ...

Atelier des Reves

A new restaurant in District 3 is offering an alternative dining location for anyone who wants to go French. Words by Owen Salisbury. Photos by Kyle Phanroy ...

Ten 10: Erwin Schweisshelm

This month, the Word sat down with Erwin Schweisshelm, resident director of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Vietnam. Celebrating 25 years of operation in Vietnam, FES is a German non-profit organisation committed to the ideas and values of social de...

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Through European Eyes

A small pop-up shop at Mekong Merchant (23 Thao Dien, Q2) will be showing pieces from the jewellery Harmony collection from Gaya.


The collection is a reflection of Asia through European eyes, a mixture of colourful tassels, silver, buffalo horn, leather, French beads, Chinese ornaments and more. The shop will be open every day from 10am to 7pm.

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