We’ve talked about food in Saigon here on Living Local for awhile now, and the list doesn’t seem to end. This time, not only we’re going to introduce to the newcomers some of our best recommendations that we’ve mentioned before, but we’re also adding more options for you second timers or third timers in Saigon. The food scene is diverse, so here are our top 4 picks for must try restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Cuc Gach Quan (The Brick Restaurant):
We can’t go wrong with this authentic Vietnamese resto where they specialize in Vietnamese comfort food. Come and experience how us Vietnamese like to have our lunches/dinners, with a humble silver tray filled with simple yet delicate dishes. Some of the must haves are: braised fish in clay pot, Vietnamese sour fish soup, fried tofu, deep fried fish cakes. Don’t forget to have a dish of deep fried banana for dessert!
Address: 10 Dang Tat, Dist 1, HCMC.
2. The Temple Club:
Inspired by a fusion of different cultural values: Vietnam, Chinese, Khmer, India and French. You can easily spot these details at most of the decorations, the food and drinks are diverse and offers a wide selection for customers. You can also order some wine and cocktails that the restaurant has to offer, made with care and finest.
Address: 29 Ton That Thiep, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1, HCMC.
3. Ngon Restaurant:
From the first look, Ngon Restaurant easily captures the purest Vietnamese spirits by its outlook, this restaurant offers everything you need when you’re eager to know a whole lot about Vietnamese food : from fresh rolls to hot bowls of rice and noodles. This spacious dining place is perfect for social/friend gatherings, parties and more. Again, don’t forget the desserts.
Address: 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Dist 1, HCMC.
4. Pizza 4Ps Saigon:
Owned by two Japanese friends, surprise surprise! But don’t underestimate the uniqueness in each and every single dish they carry out, it’s a slight twist on the original Italian pizza with some Japanese elements. Yes, I’m dead serious here. You can expect a pizza topped with…fresh sashimi or even seaweed. All of the ingredients are homemade and carefully selected.
Address: 8/15 Le Thanh Ton, Dist 1. HCMC.