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4.10.2014

TALES OF A FOODIE: Food trip in Vietnam!

As promised in my previous post, here is a separate post about my food trip experience in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam! Every time I go on a trip, I always make sure that food tripping is part of my must do list. :)

I think what makes Vietnamese food unique is that in every meal, there will always be vegetable in it (plus tea is always served every time you dine in). Like what my friend Loren said, no wonder why most of them are skinny here. Loren even commented during our trip: "Bakit wala pa akong nakikitang mataba dito sa Vietnam?? Ako lang yata ang mataba dito?!". HAHAHAHA. Vegetable, fruit and tea festival it is!! HELLOOOOOO HEALTHY LIVING!!!

Below is a list of the food places we tried to make our tummies happy! You might want to try these when you travel to Vietnam. :)))

1. Ganh Hao - a restaurant by the bay in Vung Tau City

Food: 7/10 (their hot pot is very delicious!)
Price: Mid-range
Ambiance: 6/10
Wifi Zone: No


Fresh buko juice, seafood salad (top right) and Vietnamese fried noodles 

feasting on our hot pot and pho noodles
2. Mon Hue Restaurant - this resto is few steps away from our hotel (White Lion Hotel) which is located along Cao Thang Street, Ho Chi Minh.

Food: 8/10
Price: Mid-range
Ambiance: 8/10
Wifi Zone: Yes


fresh orange and guava juice

hue style rice with baby clams

3. Mekong Restaurant- located in Mekong Delta area w/c is few kilometers away from the Mekong River

Food: 9/10
Price: Mid to High Budget
Ambiance: 7/10
Wifi Zone: Yes




4. Pizza Roma - we decided to eat at an Italian food place on our 2nd night because we wanted to see if there's a twist in other cuisines. Surprisingly, there are still vegetables in their pasta even if I didn't order the pasta with veggies hahaha

Food: 7/10
Budget: Low Budget
Ambiance: 6/10 (hole-in-the-wall style)
Wifi Zone: No



5. Viet Village Restaurant - this is probably the most sosyal resto I've ever been to in Ho Chi Minh. :))) It is located in 15 Dinh Tien Hoang, D.1, HCMC, Vietnam

Food: 9/10
Budget: High Budget
Ambiance: 8/10
Wifi Zone: Yes





From top left to right: Mixed Vegetables Soup and Minced Pork, Grilled Chicken with 5 flavors, Sauteed vegetables with Oyster sauce. From low left to right: Deep fried shrimp rolled with bread, fried fish with sweet and sour sauce, banana flower salad with chicken


6. At an alfresco resto in Coconut Island (I forgot the name) - fruit galore!! We got this as complimentary food during our Mekong Delta tour. Their tea with honey tastes good!



Also, we did not forget to satisfy our sweet tooth!

7. Kem Bach Dang - a Vietnamese ice cream shop

Ice Cream: 8/10
Price: Low Budget
Ambiance: 6/10 (alfresco dining)
Wifi Zone: No




8. Little Saigon Cafe - this cute little cafe is located right across our hotel. It is one of the cutest hole-in-the-wall cafes I've seen so far

Coffee: 9/10
Price: Low Budget
Ambiance: 6/10
Wifi Zone: Yes



9. NP's Bakery and Coffee - a small dessert shop few meters away from our hotel

Food: 9/10
Price: Mid-range
Ambiance: 9/10
Wifi Zone: Yes






10. Paris Baguette- also located along the same street of our hotel

Food: 8/10
Price: Mid-range
Ambiance: 9/10
Wifi Zone: Yes






ham and cheese roll, cream bread (soft version of cream puff)



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