Before I start posting the foreign cuisine restaurants I have tried in HCMC as of recent. Let me start off with a Vietnamese restaurant. In general, lunch time at work is when I have Vietnamese. It is a quite simple fare of either grilled chicken and rice, spare ribs and rice, pho, or pork cutlet and rice, on rotation. The price comes out to be the equivalent of about $2 for lunch.
Goi Bo Bop Thau
UH EMBA Cohorts get spoiled on Saturdays when we have class. One recent lunch excursion, provided for Marketing Management, was at the restaurant called WE. On the corner of Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Le Quy Don, it is the newest addition to the flourishing street of restaurants. Our lunch consisted of a set menu of two appetizers, a choice of soup noodle for our main, and dessert.
Bun Cat Thac Lac
With the contemporary vibe of the decor and plenty of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows, it’s a decent place for lunch. I did enjoy all the dishes even though the service was a little lackluster. My classmate did tell me that she can make a better bowl of Bun Cat That Lac.
172H Nguyen Dinh Chieu
Corner of Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Le Quy Don, Q1
(pictures taken w/HTC Desire)