By Phuc Trinh   November 10, 2023 | 07:49 am GMT+7

Experience an exciting Saigon weekend with a diverse array of events, from culinary experiences and city tours to piano recitals and cinematic adventures in the wilderness.

Sunday roast all-you-can-eat

The Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon announces a new culinary event, the “Sunday roast all-you-can-eat”, starting this Sunday, Nov. 12.

The “Sunday roast all-you-can-eat” menu offers a variety of roasted meat cuts. Photo courtesy of Viet Kitchen

Roasted pork belly, whole beef ribs, chicken, legs of lamb, seabass, and more will all be available. There are numerous condiments and accompaniments available for these main courses.

Each attendee will pay VND700,000, which does not include drinks. Lunch and early afternoon snacks are included on the menu. Location: 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Saigon, Renaissance Riverside Hotel, G Floor.

Festival of Saigon Snacks 2023

Vietnamese street food is honored annually at the Saigon Snack Festival. Tourists can sample authentic Vietnamese cuisine, such as banh trang nuong (grilled rice paper) and bo la lot (grilled beef wrapped in betel leaves). There will be food-related merchandise for sale, too, for those who stop by.

Time: November 11 from 12 PM to 9 PM Where: 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2. Adult entry tickets cost VND50,000 ($2). Children under the supervision of an adult are admitted free of charge.

The Untold Tales of Saigon

A half-day walking tour called “The Untold Stories of Saigon” takes visitors to a less touristed area of the city where Vietnamese, French, Chinese, and Indian cultures all coexist. The tour includes a walk through historic and contemporary areas, providing insights into local life, interactions with residents, and a taste of the city’s diverse cuisine.

Each participant will be charged 1,000,000 VND for the tour. Follow this link to register for the event. Breakfast, coffee, street snacks, and a light lunch will be provided throughout the tour, led by an English-speaking guide. However, it does not include things like gas money, insurance, or gratuities for getting to and from the program.

Children aged 5 and up pay the full adult rate, while those aged 4 and under are welcome to join for free (up to one per paying adult). Children younger than three years old might not enjoy this tour.

Banh Mi Nhu Lan, located at 68 Ham Nghi Street in District 1, will serve as the meeting point for the group on November 11 at 8 a.m.

Piano recital that evening

This coming Sunday will be the “Night of Piano Recital,” presented by the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO). Polish pianist Joanna Marcinkowska is joining HBSO violist Pham Vu Thien Bao on stage for this performance.

The concert will take you on a journey through some of the most well-known works in music. There will be a wide range of classical music performed, from Frederic Choping’s piano solos to the compositions of Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

Attendees can expect the event to go on from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 7 Lam Son Square, District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. The cheapest available tickets are VND550,000 ($22).

“Yakari, le film” (Yakari, an extraordinary journey) is a French motion picture.

The weekly French cinema rendez-vous event showcases a wide range of films to introduce audiences to the breadth and depth of French cinema. Screenings are held by French Cinema Rendez-vous and Institut français de HCMV.

This week’s movie is “Yakari – a spectacular journey”, following the journey of Yakari, a young aboriginal boy, as he embarks on a quest to follow the trail of Little Thunder, a remarkably swift wild horse. The film is a touching account of individual growth and humanity’s unique relationship with the natural world.

Yakari, on his maiden voyage far from home, travels across expansive mountain ranges and enters the territory of the Leopard tribe’s hunters. Along the way, a powerful storm puts his newfound skills and bravery to the test.

“Yakari – a spectacular journey” will be shown at DCiné Cinema, 6 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The cost is VND60,000 (roughly $2.5) per head.

Source: vnExpress