Stirring The Imagination
· 2 June 2021
Award winning Vietnamese mixologist Thep Dinh, also known as “Real Steel” to industry insiders, is the star of this little jewel hidden away in a colonial apartment building close to Ben Thanh market.
The interior of STIR invokes the spirit of the fabulous 1950’s when Saigon was known as the Pearl of Asia. Consequently there is a noticeable slant towards using local iconic ingredients – Thep has been using everyday classic “street drinks” such as Nước Sâm (home-brewed herbal tea) or Nước Mía (sugar cane juice with a touch of lime) and successfully transforming them into modern, classic cocktails. Don’t miss the Xôi Mít inspired by the flavours of jackfruit sticky rice with a delicious and refreshing concoction of Johnnie Walker Black Label, jackfruit cordial and soda with a jasmine garnish served in a highball – it’s the real deal from the Real Steel.
1st Floor, 136 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tel: +84 96 260 20 80