Vietnam is not only known for its fascinating landscape, friendly people and heartwarming hospitality, but Vietnamese cuisine is also one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Its sophisticated and overwhelmingly rich culinary background will both confound and tempt first-time visitors.
There are so many foods you must eat in Vietnam, but we will suppress our excitement down a notch just slowly introduce you to our 5 favorite local restaurants that we hope it will be used as a resource and inspiration for your holiday in Vietnam.
1. Phở Lệ
This list will be invalid if we do not start off with Pho. As one of the most well-known national dishes around the world, Pho lives up to its vaunted reputation when eaten in its homeland.
At Phở Lệ, this simple staple is consisting of fresh melt-in-your mouth rice noodles in a flavorful beef broth, a sprinkling of herbs and choice of different beef cuts for toppings. It is cheap, tasty and widely available at all hours to be consumed as breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Although Pho is originally a northern Vietnamese dish, it is now an ubiquitous part of Vietnam’s rich culinary experience that can be seen everywhere from street stalls to high-end restaurants.
Address: 303 – 305 Vo Van Tan, District 3
2. Cơm quê Mười Khó
This restaurant is owned by the famous comedian, Truong Giang. His goal is to bring home-cooked meals, hence the name “cơm quê”, back to our busy city life. Cơm quê Mười Khó dishes carry a bold flavour of the country side, which will surely impress visitors who want to experience the typical taste of Vietnamese cuisine, especially the taste of central Vietnam
Address: 27 Tran Quoc Thao, Ward 6, District 3
3. Bún bò Gánh
Bún Bò Gánh offers variety of authentic retro Vietnamese dishes including Bun Bo Hue is one of the restaurant’s specialties.
Bun Bo Hue (Hue style rice vermicelli soup) is undoubtedly the most well-known local product originated from the central region, Hue. It is now can be found in every corner of the country. This mild spicy beef broth is infused with lemongrass and a pinch of shrimp paste, which will be served with bean sprouts, shredded banana flower, basil, chilli for an extra kick and fresh cut limes.
Not only Bun Bo Hue, many other Hue and local dishes are also featured on menu of Bun Bo Ganh restaurant.
Address: 110 Ly Chinh Thang, Ward 8, District 3
4. Gạo Restaurant
Gao restaurant is also a walking distance go to place for Vietnamese cuisine in Saigon.
At Gao, it is more than just delicious food, it is a well balance between cozy ambience and friendly staff that make this a fantastic dining experience.
Gao takes pride in using fresh ingredients for all their dishes to bring out the distinctive tastes of the three country regions: simple yet subtle of the North, charming and noble Central land, and flavourful rich Southern blends.
Address: 33 Le Quy Don, Ward 7, District 3
5. Hum Vegetarian Restaurant
Last but not least, at Hum Vegetarian restaurant guests could indulge themselves with delicious and fulfilling food that nourish the soul with peace, healthfulness, and grace. The food is prepared on site from various fresh beans, nuts, vegetables, flowers, and fruits result in flavorsome creations that are also aesthetically beautiful. Taking inspiration from Southeast Asian cuisines, their food and drinks deliver a delicate balance of flavours and aromas, sure to delight your taste buds in the best of ways.
If you are looking for a delightful time with friends and family while maintaining a healthy balance, then Hum is the place to be.
Address: 32, Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3
SILA Urban Living – Luxury Serviced Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City
SILA is a luxury serviced apartment-hotel with a total of 217 rooms located at 21 Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. With the aspiration to bring peace, comfort and happiness to each guest, SILA Urban Living staff always tries best to improve the services every day, even in the smallest ways.
SILA is not only a place to stay, but also a good place for you to immerse yourself into Vietnamese culture and hospitality. Wherever you come from, SILA will help you feel as comfortable as if you were back in your own home.
SILA Urban Living has multiple perks that our residence can enjoy. Sila is proud of its gym, that is fully equipped with the newest and most modern equipment imported from Italy. Furthermore, there is a 20-metres outdoor swimming pool that utilizes the modern salt electrolysis technology. This optimize the disinfection process, so that it is very safe for our residents. Besides the state-of-the-art facilities, SILA also has No.21 Restaurant and Bar, where you can enjoy delicious food that blends both European and Asian flavors. The restaurant is one of the most amazing new restaurants in Saigon.
If you are looking for a serviced apartment in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, do not hesitate to call us for the fastest consultation and support!
SILA Urban Living
Hotline: +84 28 39 300 800