Foodie in Saigon
Hi all… Saigon’s last post was so long I wanted to highlight the food on another post! As what’s not to like about a whole foodie post!!
The amount of times I’d heard how good Vietnamese food is, I was excited to try this out for myself, and boy oh boy it is good!
While street food and snacks are a massive part of the Vietnamese experiece, I want to also comment on certain restaurants. Here are some of the places that were special to us.
Quan An Ngon
This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, but had also seen it on various blogs. Mixture of tourists and well-dressed locals. Centrally located by Reunification Palace, we sat in the open air side to the restaurant and asked the waiters to order for us.
Rice pancakes, fresh springrolls… all yum.
You will spot this lovely french-inspired trendy cafe, the hard bit is getting up to it!!! Find the small alley and up the stairs to this funky cafe/shop for a spot of lunch, or just a coffee!
Pasteur Street Brewing Company
Lucky enough to have this on the street of our hotel. A great find, THE friendliest staff and a MUST visit at an evening in Saigon. And yes again, find this up another alley….
Local fresh beer from small brewery, the staff are very passionate about their beer, and they have so many to choose from that they even serve a “taster tray” with a selection of their beers, including chocolate beer! Not my favourite I must say. I liked the Saison beer, so good!
And last but not least…Propaganda Bistro Restaurant
Get away from the buzzy street, and relax in this chilled, trendy environment. Really great restaurant, open all day serving Breakkie, Lunch and Dinner.
Get those Fresh spring rolls and delicious Pho! Also really nice fruit smoothies. As you can imagine, tropical fruit smoothies in Vietnam are AMAZING.
We liked this place so much that we came for lunch AND dinner on different night! They also served Pasteur Street Brewing Company beer at the venue.
Here the sticky chicken with rice and the dessert Mango with sticky rice.
Considering this was our introduction to Vietnamese food I was very impressed and excited about the next things to come!! Saigon has a lot to offer, and with the food to go with it.
Take me back to bowls of Pho….
Lucy TMS x