Even though one day they won’t be able to eat what they want, many diners still wait in long queues to dine at random restaurants.
“Today what do eat?” is always a question that makes many people ponder and spend a lot of thought to find the answer. However, with a new menu every day, the restaurants will help you to reduce the headache of choosing a dish, just stop by to eat every day without getting bored and save time.
Miss Hoang’s shop
Address: 86/9 Mr. Ich Khiem, Ward 5, District 11, HCMC
Price: 35,000 – 70,000 VND ($1=24,000 VND)
Opening time: 13h30 – 18h
Ms. Hoang’s restaurant is one of the famous restaurants with a week-long menu that does not match any dish in District 11. According to the menu of the restaurant, it is available on the wall. On the 2nd day, the shop sells porridge heart, Tuesday is vermicelli – pork rolls, Wednesday is vermicelli, crab cake is on Thursday, Friday is chicken noodle soup, Saturday is duck bamboo vermicelli and Sunday is rice noodles with barbecue. Especially, every 15th and 1st lunar day, the shop will sell vegetarian food. Although located in a small alley, but due to the delicious food, the cheerful, enthusiastic, and reasonable price, not only the residents of District 11 but also many people from far away visit every day to support.
Hoang’s two most popular dishes are crab cakes and grilled pork vermicelli. Delicious grilled pork vermicelli with full of vermicelli, vegetables, meat, spring rolls, peanuts, onion fat is piled up in a white porcelain bowl that looks extremely eye-catching. When enjoying a bowl of grilled pork vermicelli here, you will clearly feel the rich flavor in each fiber of meat, the soft, succulent spring rolls served with noodles and vegetables are extremely satisfying. Crab soup cake is quite cheap for a bowl full of crab meat, rich broth, accompanied by delicious, chewy meatballs.
Photo: Andy Tran
Address: Alley 360 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1, HCMC
Price: 40,000 – 110,000 VND
Opening time: 6am – 10pm
Not only supported by a large number of diners in Ho Chi Minh City, Lunch Lady is also a restaurant that sells a very famous dish every day in the world of food reviewers and foreign bloggers. Although sold in an outdoor space, the shop is still very cool and airy, not exposed to sunlight because it is covered by huge trees around. The feeling of having a cool outdoor lunch, watching the bustling streets at the restaurant make many foreign diners very excited.
The menu at the restaurant is a bilingual menu with both Vietnamese and English, so foreign visitors when coming to dine can also freely order food. On Mondays, the shop sells Thai vermicelli, Tuesdays sells chicken vermicelli – vermicelli – Quang noodles, Wednesdays is chicken pot noodles – chicken curry, Thursdays and Fridays sells vermicelli noodles, Saturdays have crab cakes and Sundays beef noodles. Although it is a sidewalk restaurant, the food of the restaurant is extremely clean, quality with delicious taste, large portions and affordable price. The hostess with a kind face always welcomes guests very attentively and friendly. Maybe that’s why when coming here, in addition to enjoying delicious food, many tourists also like to take pictures with her.
Photo: Hue-Chan Karels
Address: alley 233 Tran Quy, ward 4, district 11, HCMC
Price: 20,000 – 70,000 VND
Opening time: 12pm – sold out
For many diners in Ho Chi Minh City, the small trolley placed at the beginning of alley 233 Tran Quy with Ms. Muoi’s 7-day 7-course menu is all too familiar. On Mondays, Ms. Mui sells Thai vermicelli, Tuesdays for crab soup, Wednesdays for duck/chicken noodles, Thursdays for chicken/duck curry, Fridays for yellow noodles, Saturdays for vermicelli and cakes on Sundays. crab soup. Ms. Muoi is cheerful and cheerful, the menu is diverse, the food is seasoned and delicious, but the price is affordable, so diners love it. Every time Muoi cleans the goods, the small alley in Saigon is always crowded with customers.
Because it is a sidewalk restaurant, most of her customers are also working people, so even though the price of ingredients has increased for many years, Ms. Muoi still keeps the old price. One of the dishes that make the name of Ms. Muoi’s restaurant cannot fail to mention is the crab cake soup. The restaurant’s bowl of crab cake soup is full of delicious spring rolls, shrimp, fish cakes, and fresh blood for only 70,000 VND, so every Sunday the number of diners queuing will be much larger than weekdays.
Photo: Hue Nhi Lam
Ms. Huyen’s noodle bus
Address: The intersection of Nguyen Du Street, near Notre Dame Cathedral, District 1, HCMC
Price: 35,000 – 40,000 VND
Opening time: 10am – 2pm
Ms. Huyen’s noodle bus is one of the most familiar lunch spots for office workers in District 1. At noon, at the intersection near Notre Dame Cathedral, office people rush out from buildings around the area. Here, standing around Huyen’s noodle truck, waiting in line for her turn. Because she wanted to renew the “restaurant” to keep customers, but the small trolley could not display too many dishes at the same time, Huyen chose to change the dishes sold every day. On Mondays, I will sell bamboo shoots, Tuesdays with beef noodles, Wednesdays with vermicelli soup, Thursdays with vermicelli… At the end of the week, depending on what’s good at the market that day, I’ll buy it and cook it on schedule because it’s the end of the day. Office workers take a week off, so she mainly sells to visitors.
The large serving size, seasoned to taste with full of sausages, meat, vegetables… and extremely affordable prices have helped Huyen and her husband’s vermicelli bus become more and more crowded. Although the customers are always crowded, the service is very fast, especially because many customers buy Huyen less than the bowl of vermicelli.
Photo: Andy Tran
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