20 July 2007

Where to makan in Ho Chi Minh City ?

Traveling is tiring, but there are perks of being always on the go. I mean, how many people can claim to have eaten real Vietnamese food in Vietnam? I mean, Vietnam kitchen in 1U doesn't count! It's not in Vietnam mah !

My room service lunch - which is pretty good !

Last week, when in Ho Chi Minh City, I had a chance to try out the highly rated Quan An Ngon ("Delicious" in Vietnamese).


Nah ... address also give ... don't miss out !

Verdict: Good. Must. Eat. There. Every. Time. I. Go. To. Ho. Chi. Minh. City. Must. Try. Everything.

It's always full of people, both tourists and locals. In fact, there were more locals. That's always a good sign !


View of part of the restaurant from the 2nd floor. This is where you sit on low chairs, traditional Viet style.

They are a little like Marche - there are many stalls in the restaurant, each offering different specialities from all over Vietnam. But unlike Marche, where you walk around and order what you want, you order off the menu. Try out the noodles from Hue !


Starters.

It's cheap - around 3-8 USD per person if you don't pop wine bottles ... and the atmosphere is decent as well. And you really don't need to take Vietnamese food with wine anyways ...


My noodle main course. It tastes much better than it looks.

I'm definitely giving this place a thumbs up, and will visit again !

8 comments:

Applegal said...

Waaaaaaaa, looks yummylicious!!

*opens mouth wide*

angel said...

curi yr lunch!

may said...

that really really looks good! there's decent vietnamese food here but one day I'd really like to make it to Vietnam and taste really authentic viet noodles.

JL said...

air liur merleleh already...

nyonyapenang said...

i love vietnamese food.
see your lunch, i lau how sui liao.

moz monster said...

applegal:
Hehehehee ... *feeds gigantic prawn and siew yoke to applegal* ... I don't eat siew yoke one ...

angeliu:
What for curi curi? Next time I come to HCM, you come also lah .... then I buy you lunch !

may:
It's hard to imagine how different noodles taste without the MSG you usually get ... Vietnamese noodles usually don't have any MSG ...

jl:
*puts on a bib for jl*

nyonyapenang:
Yeah ... the lunch was very good !!! And more so, since it's room service ...

pelf said...

I've just returned from Chiangmai, and my friends were already discussing about our next trip (probably next year) to Vietnam!

How cool..!

moz monster said...

pelf, my new best friend !:
Cool !!!! Glad you enjoyed it !!!

Vietnam is best enjoyed during later months in the year, when the weather is good, and I believe you should visit Hanoi first before Ho Chi Minh ...