Monday, February 18, 2013

Quan Ngon 138 Vietnamese Restaurant - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Show fired me up for the wrong reasons. Boredom or boring after the first 15 minutes but I couldn't escape. The escape came only after the show at this restaurant for the hungry dinner. The restaurant with its rustic ambiance truly beautiful. All the way from the ground floor till the first floor where we set. The yellow lighting slightly dim but contrasted off well with the wall deco and furnitures for a nice finishing.
Good that we were the only group for the service was on roller blades. We sat and within 10 minutes, there was no more space on the table for the 24 of us. To this point when we started eating, everyone loosened up to interact by passing around the dishes to each other while commenting about the deliciousness. We had lots of salads almost dangling from the plates, chilli dips, fried rolls, steamed rolls, oysters, chilli fish, crispy fried omelette stuffed with bean sprouts and mushrooms, two types of noodle dishes and other dishes we couldn't figure out. These true and true Vietnamese dishes truly spectacular. The veggies fresh and crunchy, the rolls for the crispy popping sound, the spicy dips blistering on the tongue and etc etc. Awesome!! Maybe because its our first Vietnamese meal, there was so much excitement. I had high praises too. Loved and loved. Never ever have I eaten so much of raw salads for a single meal. The salads of course must be rolled or dipped over the dips. Otherwise flat. 

To end the dinner with a sweet note, each had the chilled coconut milk with black jelly and pandan coated chestnuts. The drink also must go on the list as a favourite.  
Stuffed up to the maximum, we struggled our way out of the restaurant while noticing that mostly Westerners  standing around to pack back food. 
After dinner, off to the hotel. A short briefing by the guide at the reception about breakfast and departure time for the next day before shutting the night away.

Up next: War Remnants Museum.

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  1. sure will drop by this place if am there. Service seems good and the food too from your photos

  2. Vietnamese spring roll is certainly a must-have during dining in a Viet restaurants. Somehow I prefer the fried ones as I love the cripsy crunch.

  3. I'm sure your experience in this restaurant made your trip to Ho Chi Minh even more wonderful and memorable!

  4. OH NO ms.nava so many foods!!! the fish just makes my saliva running out now :D

  5. The food looks sensational my friend, so many choices :D
    Love vietnamese!


  6. i love vietnamese :) there is one at the top floor of KLCC, very delicious too!

    Latest: Dine in the Garden

  7. Yum! They all look delicious...what a great experience Nava :)
    Enjoy the rest of your week!


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