Bamboo Chic at Le Méridien Hotel: Panoramic Views and PanAsian Cuisine

food - Saigon/HCMC: Nov. 2, 2018

There is a certain magic that unfolds when you enter Bamboo Chic restaurant on the 9th floor of Le Méridien Saigon hotel. The decor is elegant yet simple, with a few surprises thrown in to create an atmosphere that bewitches. Above the iridescent, scarab green bar, a metal sculpture made up of interlocking circles rises towards the ceiling like champagne bubbles floating to the top of a glass. Near the windows wine-coloured cushions top bamboo chairs and invite guests to sit and stay for a while.

Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., the bartender prepares cocktails for guests who’ve come to enjoy the panoramic sunset view of the Saigon skyline as well as the Happy Hour discount on drinks. From classics like the bourbon and sweet vermouth Manhattan to the restaurant’s signature mixes infused with additions such as ginger, passion fruit and plum sake, the cocktails, like every detail at Le Méridien’s Bamboo Chic, add to the feeling of modern Asian luxury.

As night falls, the twinkling lights on the Ho Chi Minh City harbour mimic the glow of the restaurant’s candles. An enticing aroma begins to fill Bamboo Chic restaurant.

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Contemporary Cuisine; Vietnamese Flair at Le Méridien Saigon

Chef Duc, the restaurant’s Executive Sous Chef, brings out the starter. Taro, julienned and fried to a perfect crisp, merges with the unexpected combination of tart kumquat and thinly sliced beef. The salad dressing is so enticing that you’ll be looking for something with which to sop up the sauce left on the plate. Next up, crispy grouper fillet with a hint of calamansi and fish sauce is a fine dining take on contemporary Vietnamese flavours.

The cuisine at Bamboo Chic highlights the top tastes of Asia. A stop in Japan brings us sashimi and sushi, while a generous plate of fried rice with salted fish is a Cantonese delight. Yet, it is the Vietnamese dishes, newly added to the menu, that really take the menu to another level.

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At Bamboo Chic, a fine dining experience is in store for diners who’ve come to Ho Chi Minh City looking for top-notch Vietnamese food in a beautiful setting.

Robert Conte, Hotel Manager of Le Méridien Saigon, explains that Bamboo Chic is a branded restaurant from Le Méridien brand, a member of Marriott International group. The restaurant’s concept has always been “modern, eclectic Asian cuisine”, Conte says, but in Saigon, Bamboo Chic has chosen to delve into the local cuisine. The chefs have achieved a creative take on Vietnamese fine dining that will wow both locals and visitors.

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Bamboo Chic Restaurant at Le Méridien Saigon: Culinary Excellence and Stunning River Views

The flavours of each dish mingle unhesitatingly with one another, salty and sweet, fresh herbs and savoury sauces. Bamboo Chic invites us to partake in the culinary traditions of Vietnam at its best.

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After the main course, guests can relax a little deeper into the comfortable atmosphere and take in the stunning Saigon river view before indulging in dessert. Pineapple carpaccio with lime sorbet, anyone?


Bamboo Chic Restaurant | Le Méridien Saigon
3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1
Tel: (+84) 28 6263 6688

Lunch: Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Everyday, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Bar: Everyday, 12 p.m. to midnight

Happy Hour: Discount half-off for all cocktails, wine by glass and beer from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Business set lunch: eight options for your main course with accompanying side dishes for VND 250,000++

Image source: Bamboo Chic Restaurant