Ho Chi Minh: Nhà Hàng Ngon

07 April 2014

Almost all the guidebooks and blogs I checked recommended this restaurant. Our tour guide also mentioned this when we asked for the best place to go to in the city. The verdict? "Ngon" means delicious and it certainly was.

We were there on a Tuesday night for early dinner, and when we left at around 8 PM, the place was packed. Though I didn't see a queue so it's probably because aside from having an outdoor area, they also have two floors of indoor seating.

This is the first time I've ever seen cigarettes as part of the menu.

Bánh Hỏi Thịt Heo Quay Cuốn Bánh Tráng
Rice Vermicelli with Roasted Pork served with Rice Papers & Vegetables
VND 125,000

This I liked, though Abigail found the rice paper to be a bit tough to chew, so she preferred the dish below. But we both agreed that we loved the dipping sauce (Nuoc Cham). She even bought a bottle from the local supermarket to bring back to Manila.

Phở Bò Tái
Noodle Soup with Rare Beef
VND 56,000

We didn't notice the "rare" bit until it was served. Despite that, it was a very tasty soup.

Chè Sương Sa Hột Lựu
Jelly, Water Chestnut Tapioca Pearls & Coconut Milk
VND 28,000

Chè means "sweet soup" and it was a lot like the Filipino halo-halo, but not as sweet. It wasn't bad, though I would have preferred this with a little more sugar.

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