On a work trip last month I stumbled upon an enduringly authentic Asian fusion restaurant in Saigon called Temple Club. It is like stepping back in time as the venue is adorned with carefully arranged furniture, curiosities, art and textures to make you feel like a pioneering colonial in the exotic orient.
Temple Club’s cuisine is a fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer, Indian and French. True to all the neighbouring and historical influences of old Saigon, and housed in a former guest house of a Hindu temple.
Right down to the brass cutlery, all details are a feast for the senses. There is a choice of the lounge or dining room, and both have a relaxed, rich opulent feel.
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Photos by Justin Condon and Temple Club website