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Surrounding Community

Riverside is much more than a residence, it is a home in every sense of the word. A sense of ‘home’ is brought about by a sense of community and we strongly believe in providing opportunities for Residents to share information, support each other and simply enjoy life.

We aim to provide a range of conveniences and support services that will enhance your lifestyle, and we’re really lucky in our well-chosen location, that a range of these conveniences are right on your door step.

District 2 is well known for its range of shops and restaurants, click through the list below to see a few that might take your fancy.

 

RESTAURANTS
  • 3G Trois Gourmands 

    39 Tran Ngoc Dien Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 4585

  • Café Evita 

    230 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3512 3888

  • La Plancha 

    25 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 6281 8521

    Email: laplanchasaigon@yahoo.com

  • LA VILLA FRENCH RESTAURANT 

    14 Ngo Quang Huy St, Thao Dien Ward, District 2 (opposite to An Phu supermarket in Thao Dien Street)

    Tel: +84 28 3898 2082

    Hotline: 0908128860 / 0919693773

  • Mekong Merchant 

    23 Thao Dien, An Phu, District 2

    Tel: +84 8 3744 4713

    Email: info@mekongmerchant.com

  • MM Bistro 

    23 Thao Dien, An Phu, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 6478

  • Snap Café 

    32 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3519 4532

    Website: www.snap.com.vn

  • Tamago 

    39 Tong Huu Dinh, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 4634

    Email: tamagoresto@gmail.com

SCHOOLS
  • British International School HCMC – An Phu Primary Campus 

    225 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2

    Tel:+84 28 3744 4551

    Fax: +84 28 3744 4182

  • British International School HCMC – An Phu Secondary Campus 

    246 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2

    Tel:+84 28 3744 2335

    Fax: +84 28 3744 2334

    Website: www.bisvietnam.com

  • ACG International School Vietnam 

    East-West Highway, An Phu Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3747 1234

    Fax: +84 28 3747 1235

    Website: www.acgedu.com/vn

  • Australian International School – Xi Early Childhood Campus 

    301 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

    Tel: +84 28 3744 6960

    Fax: +84 28 3744 6961

  • Australian International School HCMC – Early Childhood & Primary Campus 

    Early Childhood – Lotus 1Primary – Cherry Blossom 1APSC Compound, 36 Thao Dien Road, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 6960

    Fax: +84 28 3744 6961

  • Australian International School HCMC – Middle & Senior Campus 

    East-West Highway, An Phu Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3822 4992

    Fax: +84 28 3822 5039

    Website: www.aisvietnam.com

  • Australian International School – Xi Early Childhood Campus 

    301 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

    Tel: +84 28 3744 6960

    Fax: +84 28 3744 6961

  • Australian International School HCMC – Early Childhood & Primary Campus 

    Early Childhood – Lotus 1Primary – Cherry Blossom 1APSC Compound, 36 Thao Dien Road, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 6960

    Fax: +84 28 3744 6961

  • Australian International School HCMC – Middle & Senior Campus 

    East-West Highway, An Phu Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3822 4992

    Fax: +84 28 3822 5039

    Website: www.aisvietnam.com

  • International German School 

    12 Vo Truong Toan, An Phu Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 6344

    Fax: +84 28 3744 6321

    Website: www.igs-hcmc.de

  • Saigon Star International School 

    Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3742 7827

    Website: www.saigonstarschool.edu.vn

  • Smartkids International Child Care Centres 

    Thao Dien: 1172 Thao Dien Compound, Thao Dien, Distr. 2

    Tel +84 (28) 3744 6076

    Riverside: 26, Duong 10 (near Parkland), Thao Dien, Distr. 2

    Tel +84 (28) 3898 9816

    Tran Ngoc Dien: 15 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, Distr. 2

    Tel +84 (28) 3519 4236

    Website: www.smartkidsinfo.com

    Residents of Riverside Apartments will receive a 5% discount on tuition fees at SmartKids.

  • The International School of HCMC – International Campus 

    28 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3989 9100

    Fax: +84 28 3898 9382

  • The International School of HCMC – City College Campus 

    16 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3519 4516

    Fax: +84 28 3519 4110

    Website: www.ishcmc.com

SUPERMARKETS / SHOPPING MALLS / THEATRES
  • An Phu Supermarket 

    Thao Dien Street, An Phu, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 4479

    Website: www.anphu.com.vn

    A large supermarket that is conveniently packed full of well-known brands. Also stocks a good range of cheese, wines and a delicious bakery selling baguettes and rustic loaves.

  • Annam Gourmet An Phu 

    41A Thao Dien Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3744 2630

    Email: anphu@annam-gourmet.com

    Website: www.annam-gourmet.com

    Annam Gourmet Market is the first class premium food & beverage retailer with diverse collection of gourmet groceries, cheese, organic products, gluten-free products, fruit and vegetables, gourmet deli, wine and other beverages. Opened its first store in 2001, Annam Gourmet Market has continuously grown with 4 stores located in centre of urban areas of Vietnam.

  • CGV Thao Dien Pearl 

    12 Quoc Huong, Thao Dien, District 2

     

  • Metro Supermarket 

    An Phu, An Khanh, District 2

    Tel: +84 28 3740 6677

    Website: www.metro.com.vn

    Predominantly a wholesale supermarket, you can still pick up items in smaller quantities. You will need a trading business license card to enter or a letter of introduction from your company. Alternatively, with your passport or ID card you can get a day pass.

  • Lotte Cinema Cantavil 

    Song Hanh, An Phu, District 2

     

  • Parkson Cantavil 

    Song Hanh, An Phu, District 2

     

    Feature: Supermarket Big C, Department Store, Food Court

  • Vincom Mega Mall Thao Dien 

    159 Hanoi Highway, Thao Dien, District 2

     

    Feature: supermarket Vinmart, ice skatin, Kids club, theatre, stores and department store, food court

     

MOVERS
  • ASIAN TIGERS MOBILITY: 

    THE MOVER OF CHOICE

    Asian Tigers Mobility is a leading provider of International move management, Local moves and

    Relocation solutions: Home finding, School search, Preview / Orientation Trips and Visa / Immigration / Work permits.

     

     

    Tel: +84 28 3826 7799
    Fax:+84 28 3826 4041

     

    JVK Indochina Movers (Vietnam) Ltd. 

    The Largest Moving Network in Asia
    Tel: +84 28 3826 7655
    Fax: +84 28 3826 4142

     

    SAIGON VAN INTERNATIONAL RELOCATIONS 

    Your Satisfaction – Our Commitment
    FAIM Certified – BRONZE Supporter FIDI Academy. The world moves with us.
    Tel: +84 28 3744 7101
    Fax: +84 28 3744 7103

     

    Santa Fe Relocation Services 

    Thinking Relocation? Think Santa Fe
    We make it easy.
    Tel: +84 28 3933 0065
    Fax: +84 28 3930 5889
PRIVILEGE PROGRAM
This program will offer discounts or free services at certain shops, bars, and restaurants. 

On presentation of your Riverside resident card these offers will be available.

This will be an ongoing program and the list of retail outlets offering deals will be extended week by week. Our partner’s list will be updated regularly on our website.

 

  • Maison Mận-Đỏ 

    3 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
    Maison Mận-Đỏ provides a unique combination of finest Vietnamese food with a cozy French colonial atmosphere in Thao Dien.

    This beautiful renewed house welcomes guests in a clean and cozy restaurant with a nice terrace. The idea of Mận-Đỏ started like this : “After long journeys…to many foreign lands…and trying all exotic food…Then we know there’s nothing can replace a family meal in our heart.

    Because in a family meal, there’s love…there’s our homeland…our childhood… And it’s where our story begins.”

     

    Benefits:10% on total bill, applicable on A la carte et beverages applicable every day except for holidays. Residential card/Member card should be presented to receive the discount, unless contacts information to be provided to be recognized for the next times. 

     

     

  • WINE EMBASSY 

    41 Quoc Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
    Located in the heart of Thao Dien, Wine Embassy aims to bring you the best selection of wines straight from the vineyard! 

    Over 180 references of carefully selected wines are available in our shop, with also a nice selection of spirits, gifts & accessories.

    Weekly wine tastings, wine training, wine dinners, we organize a wide range of activities at the shop. At Wine Embassy, we’ll always welcome you with a smile & a glass of wine!

    You can now also order online at http://shop-en.wineembassy.vn

     

    Benefits: Wine Embassy is pleased to offer 10% Off on all purchases to Riverside inhabitants ! 

     

     

  • LES RIVES AUTHENTIC RIVER EXPERIENCE 

    Suite 2105 Me Linh Point Tower, 2 Ngo Duc Ke Street, District 1
    Les Rives is the leading river speedboat operator in Saigon. We offer one and multi-day speedboat tours to untouched areas in the south of Vietnam: the Mekong Delta, the Cu Chi Tunnels, mangrove forests of UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, as well as various city cruises. Departure directly from riverside pier for our Cu Chi tunnels tours!! 

    Pick up by mini van and departure from our pier for the other tours.

    You can book online at https://lesrivesexperience.com

     

    Benefits:Les Rives is pleased to offer 15% Off on all purchases to Riverside inhabitants ! 

     

     

RECIPES
The list of recipes will be updated regularly on our website. 

 

  • SWEET & SOUR SOUP WITH CATFISH 

    http://www.maisonmando.com

     

    Preparation Time: 45 m
    Cooking Time: 20 m
    Serving: 2

    INGREDIENT
    200g – Catfish
    2 – Tomato
    50g – Sliced pineapples
    50g – Okra
    20g – Elephant ear stalks
    10g – Bean sprouts
    2 tsp Sugar, ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp fish sauce,
    2 gloves – garlic
    Cooking oil
    20g – Tamarind (soak in 5 tsp of water for 30 minutes to extract juice)

    Fry tomatoes with cooking oil and minced garlic with medium heat for 2 min.

    Add 700ml of water into the mixture and cook till boiling, add 2 tsp tamarind juice, ½ tsp fish sauce, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp sugar. Add fish.

    When the fish is cooked, add by order the okras, pineapples, elephant ear stalks and bean sprouts and simmer until everything is cooked.
    Serve with steamed rice and fish sauce.

     

     

  • Stewed pork in claypot with eggs 

    http://www.maisonmando.com

     

    Preparation Time: 45 m
    Cooking Time: 30 m
    Serving: 2

    INGREDIENT
    200g – Diced Pork (Shoulder)
    2 – Boiled and peeled Eggs
    300ml – Coconut juice
    2 tsp – fish sauce
    1/3 tsp – salt, 11,5 tsp – brown sugar, 2 gloves – crushed shallots and garlic
    PRE-COOK with medium heat:
    Salt, fish sauce, brown sugar until sugar to melt. Stir occasionally to help sugar and coconut juice to combine evenly. Swirling the pan until the caramel to becomes light brown color.
    Marinate the mixture into Eggs and Pork for 1 ½ hour.

    Fry and stew the Meat
    Add oil & fry shallots, garlic and fry until golden brown. Then add the meat and fry until brown a little.
    Add coconut juice into the mixture.
    Cook until the juice is absorbed into the meat for 15 more minutes.
    Add 200ml of water
    Add eggs and stew an (1) hour with small fire.
    Serve with steamed rice.

     

     

  • FRESH SPRING ROLLS WITH SHRIMP AND PORK 

    http://www.maisonmando.com

     

    Preparation Time: 45 m

    Cooking Time: 5 m

    Serving: 2

    INGREDIENT

    4 – Rice papers

    5g – Sliced Pork

    4 – Peeled Shrimps

    4 leaves – Cleaned Salad carol

    20g – Cleaned Herbs

    40g – Boiled & drained Vermicelli

    SAUCE PREPARATION
    Blend the mixture:
    100gr – Soy bean sauce
    30g – Sugar
    30g – Peanut butter
    Cook the mixture with small fire (15min)
    Top with crushed peanut (10g)

    Boiled
    Shrimp, pork until cooked
    Slice pork thinly
    Slice shrimp in half
    Roll
    Lay one humid rice paper diagonally on a flat surface.
    Put in the center, vegetables, vermicelli, pork on and shrimp on the top and fold bottom corner over filling, then fold in side corners to enclose. Make other rolls in same manner.
    Serve with sauce.

     

     

  • FRIED SPRING ROLLS WITH SHRIMP AND PORK 

    http://www.maisonmando.com

     

    Preparation Time: 45 m

    Cooking Time: 5 m

    Serving: 2

    INGREDIENT

    10 – Rice papers

    5g each – Carrot, Taro coarsely chopped

    1g – Wood ear mushrooms minced (after Soaked for 15min and drained)

    5g – Minced Vermicelli (after soaked for 15 min and drain)

    20g each – Unshelved shrimp and ground lean pork “haché”.

    2g each – Garlic cloves and medium onion coarsely chopped

    1g – each Salt and pepper

    2g – Sugar

    SAUCE PREPARATION

    Combine :

    100ml – Cocunut juice

    50ml- Fish sauce

    70g – Sugar

    Top with coarsely chopped garlic and chilies

    Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well to break up all ingredients evenly.

    Divide 20 grams of each filling.

    Lay one humid rice paper diagonally on a flat surface. Spread 20g of filling across the center of the wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling, then fold in side corners to enclose. Make other rolls in same manner.

    Heat oil in a deep-fryer wok or large saucepan to 350 degrees, or until a drop of water jumps on the surface.

    Fried and stir the roll until golden brown evenly, 5 to 8 min. Drain on paper towels.

    Serve with sauce and salad.

     

     

  • Noix de Saint Jacques par Sylvain Tran, owner Cocotte restaurant 

    https://www.facebook.com/Cocotte.vn/

     

    Empty and clean the shells

    Fry the scallops in fat 2 / 3minutes

    Make a béchamel with:

    25 gr of butter

    25gr of flour

    Mix the 2 gentle lights to add a little fresh milk; it should not be too liquid.

    Season with salt and pepper and add nutmeg

    Then add pan fried fresh mushrooms chopped and chopped shallot in the mix.

    Arrange the scallops in the shell, pour the béchamel on top, add the grated Emmental and go into the oven 4 minutes at 200 degrees.

     

     

  • PIZZE FRITTE 

    By Marco Sarli, owner Oasis

    http://www.oasishanoi.net

     

    INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH:

    2 cups lukewarm water

    2 teaspoons dried yeast

    Pinch of caster sugar

    4 cups plain flour

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup olive oil

     

    Combine the water, yeast, sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour in a small bowl.

    Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy.

    Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

    Add the yeast mixture and oil. Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl.

    Add a bit of water if the dough gets hard.

    Brush a bowl lightly with oil.

    Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.

    Place in the prepared bowl and turn to coat in oil.

    Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rise until dough doubles in size.

    INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING

    500 gr ricotta

    250 gr mozzarella

    200 gr spicy salami cubed (Neapolitan Salsiccia piccante is better)

    pepper

    salt

    Oil for frying

    Divide the dough in 8 pieces and prepare small balls.

    Put on a floured tray, cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled

    Meanwhile, prepare the filling: Cut the mozzarella into cubes,

    mix with a fork ricotta, mozzarella, salami, pepper and salt.

    Flour your hands and take a ball and flatten starting from the center.

    Spread it with

    your fingers trying to maintain a uniform thickness.

    Pour a spoonful of cheese and salami mixture in the center and close the dough over itself.

    Seal the edges pressing hard with the side of your hand.

    Pressed repeatedly to close very well. Do not fold the edges, just press.

    When the oil is hot stretch a bit the corners of the pizza and fry

    until golden brown on one side first then the other.

    The pizza will puff up so leave space in the pan.

    Eat as they are or topped with some tomato sauce and Parmigiano.

     

     

     

  • Tapenade 

    HMONG SISTER’s Owner Benjamin Boudard

    Tapenade -Black olives 400 gr -Anchovies 1 Jar (42gr) -Olive oil 25 ml -Garlic 20 gr -Lemon Juice 1/2 Tablespoon -Capers 30 gr -Black pepper A bit Method cooking: Place everything (the anchovies without oil) into a blender and get a paste. Put all in a tupperware and mix with the olive oil and lemon juice. Cover all with olive oil and keep in the fridge. Serving: Roast 1 or 2 slice (depending how long-big is the sliced) of bread (1 finger thick) in the oven 200°C and spread the black paste on top and cut it in 6 pieces. Place them on two ‘half moon’ plate and sprinkle chopped spring onion on top.

     

     

  • POTATOES ROSTI 

    By Pierre-Olivier Mailliard – Resident Manager – RIVERSIDE SERVICED APARTMENTS

    for 4 people

    4 bintje potatoes

    1 tablespoon of wheat flour

    1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

    2 eggs

    1 onion

    2 pinches of salt and pepper

    Peel potatoes and onion. Then grate them.

    Press the preparation into your hands to remove as much juice as possible.

    Add eggs and flour to the mixture to give more consistency. Add salt and pepper.

    In a large frying pan, pour a spoonful of oil. Heat. Using a spatula, place the preparation in the pan and flatten it into patties.

    From time to time, turn the patties in order to have a perfect cooking. Remove them from the pan when they are “tanned” and still soft to the heart. Add a pinch of salt and serve.

    Improve the recipe by adding grated cheese and/or fried bacon.

     

     

  • Slow cooked Beef in Red Wine & Herbs with Gnocchi 

    By http://meatworksasia.com/

    4 bintje potatoes

    1 tablespoon of wheat flour

    1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

    2 eggs

    1 onion

    2 pinches of salt and pepper

    Peel potatoes and onion. Then grate them.

    Press the preparation into your hands to remove as much juice as possible.

    Add eggs and flour to the mixture to give more consistency. Add salt and pepper.

    In a large frying pan, pour a spoonful of oil. Heat. Using a spatula, place the preparation in the pan and flatten it into patties.

    From time to time, turn the patties in order to have a perfect cooking. Remove them from the pan when they are “tanned” and still soft to the heart. Add a pinch of salt and serve.

    Improve the recipe by adding grated cheese and/or fried bacon.

     

     

  • Chicken schnitzel, Parmesan and lemon zest 

    By MIKAEL VON DE BURG – Riverside’s Resident, food connoisseur

    1 chicken breast, cut horizontal in half. Put over plastic film and hit it with a club and make even thinner. Three bowls/ plates.

    1. Flour with salt and white pepper.

    2. 2-3 wiped eggs.

    3. Breadcrumbs mixed with a lot of crushed Parmesan/lemoncest. Take a lot of this. Put file of chicken first in flour than in the egg wash and at last put on the breadcrumbs/lemon /parmesan. Must cover.

    Fry on middle heat with olive oil and butter. Enough butter to pore over with a spoon during frying. Ready when golden brown. Can be served with lemon and spinach.

    Ingredients:

    Chicken breast

    Flour

    Parmesan

    Lemon

    Egg

    Salt, pepper

    Olive oil and butter for cooking

     

     

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