Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh, known by her stage name as The Lunch Lady, has been a spotlight in Saigon in the past few years. Since the nonstop traveling of international tourists (and our locals love her dearly, too!), we all have to stop by her humble little stall for a delicious meal for lunch.
Ms Thanh’s little stall offers a whole range of noodle soup dishes, but she only serves one-two types of dish only according to each day of the week. In other words, she establishes very own menu of different dishes from Monday to Sunday. For instance, she’ll have Thai Noodle Soup (Bún Thái) on Monday for a spicy yet flavorful start of the week; then a super how bowl of Bánh Canh (Crab Noodle Soup) on Saturday, with chewy noodle texture with lots of crab and fishcakes.
She’s very well known among the locals and the tourists. So if you’re in need for a tasty meal with affordable prices, head out to The Lunch Lady.
Address: Da Kao Ward, Dist 1, HCMC.
Open hours: 9AM – 3PM
Price range: 40,000 VND/bowl.