Here's a slideshow of photographs by Justin Mott as featured in the Travel section of The New York Times' website under the caption of A Weekend in Ho Chi Minh City.
I haven't been to Vietnam for a couple of years, and these photographs show the immense strides that Vietnam's main cities have taken towards modernization. Sure, there were already quite a few phenomenally good restaurants in HCM City when I was there, but it seems the number has grown exponentially since.
The first image of the slideshow is of the famed Rex Hotel whose rooftop terrace is not only where the international correspondents were covering the Vietnam war, but where I had the best grilled seafood in Asia.
Justin Mott was featured on TTP a number of times. An interview is here, a post here, and here