This is considered one of the favorite lunch spots of many office workers in District 1.
This is considered one of the favorite lunch spots of many office workers in District 1.
The world of office 4.0 is indeed full of stories to tell. In addition to special activities that are rarely thought of for those who work 8 hours looking at the screen, they also carefully collect for themselves a secret of their own in the lunchtime dining area for working days. The group of 1 hour 30 minutes lunch break following the office people were also quite startled because every time they had lunch, they brought us to a new “horizon”.
The Handbook of Restaurants in the office world is having a 1 hour 30 minute lunch break with many bullet points. After the restaurant “summoned” the giants of the office, the Canteen of the Voice of Vietnam, the “luxury” lunch restaurant in the old town, … we continued to fill in the name of a rather special restaurant. special – “mobile canteen” at the intersection near Notre Dame Cathedral (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City), attracting a large number of office workers at noon.
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We know this street vendor also thanks to its recent “hot” on social networks. Thinking that it had just opened for sale and attracted attention because of its unique recipe or taste that made people remember it forever, when they came to the place to know, the shop has been present at the intersection near Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 20 years.
Huyen, the shop owner, said: “In 1997, my grandmother sold rice noodle soup here, later left the goods to my mother, then to my sister, now it’s my turn, it’s been 3 generations, but it’s very small. I sell mainly to serve lunch for office workers. Thanks to the buildings and offices here, it has been around for a long time, so my family has kept selling until now.”
Because the main number of guests are office workers who rush out at noon from buildings around this area, wanting to serve them every day, she is forced to renew the “restaurant” to retain customers. Instead of selling a variety of items for people to choose from, packing everything in a small trolley, she chooses to change the items sold every day.
At lunchtime, office people everywhere rush to surround this vermicelli truck, so many people see this as a “mobile canteen” of office workers around District 1.
“I only sell one dish a day, but I change dishes every day, it’s like home rice. Mondays I will sell bamboo shoots, Tuesdays with beef noodles, Wednesdays with vermicelli soup, Thursdays with vermicelli… then I will sell something arbitrary, that day there is something delicious at the market, I buy it to cook, not according to the schedule because the weekend will be sold to visitors.
Those who are familiar with their products will know the sale schedule each day of the week. Come out at noon to sit down, no need to ask what I’m selling today. I sell many different noodle dishes so that customers can come to my shop to eat every lunch, not once a week. That way you can have regular customers and can ensure a stable number of bowls sold every day.”
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Working in District 1, but a lunch of 35,000 VND is the amount that makes office workers in this area completely satisfied. The extremely affordable price is the main reason why Huyen and her husband’s stroller becomes crowded. With a large bowl of vermicelli, rich broth, plenty of vermicelli, there are enough rolls, meat, vegetables… everyone is full when they stand up.
Around 12 o’clock, customers began to have guests, one after another, sporadically coming to eat and then leaving quickly. But exactly 12 o’clock onwards, it was a real battle. Because standing at the intersection, looking at it widely, you will see office people in all directions coming, each group definitely walking to her vermicelli bus is very crowded, not to mention the guests from cafes, in the office running. to “order” the number of items for her husband to “deliver” within a radius of 100 meters.
Mr. Minh Liem shared: “My colleagues and I don’t need to ask each other what to eat today at noon, just on time, waiting for each other at the door, we all walk straight here. Every day our company comes to eat. Huyen’s vermicelli, although the restaurant is crowded, the service is very fast, never because many customers buy it but take a small bowl of vermicelli, it’s just that there are days when it’s too crowded and we don’t have a seat, so we have to buy it back to the office. “
“Because we don’t have the habit of sleeping in the office at noon, our group chose to eat here. The sister sells it near the cafe, so we can sit at the coffee shop and order vermicelli and ask her husband to help. having lunch while drinking coffee, chatting with colleagues, a couple of things. So when it’s time to break, we can just walk into the cafe and sit down and send someone over to report the number to you.” – Ms. Thuc Oanh shared.
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She sells one dish a day, adding up to the whole week she sells 4-5 different types of vermicelli. Among them, the most popular dish of office workers is Hue beef noodle soup.
A normal bowl of beef vermicelli encrusted with spring rolls will cost 30,000 – 35,000 VND, if the customer wants to eat more rare meat, pork… she will sell it for 45,000 VND. “D then I feel very happy, although selling so much, the profit per bowl is not much, but selling to everyone to go to work, you have to sell a lot of people to eat well to have the strength to work “ – Ms. Huyen laughed.
Mr. Huu Tai: “When I go to work 5 days a week, I stop by her vermicelli truck for lunch 3-4 times because sometimes I will cook rice at the restaurant. But I really like beef vermicelli, so when is my schedule? When I cook beef noodle soup, I will not bring home rice, so I will walk to her place to eat at noon. Not only me, but also my colleagues in the same department, always waiting Tuesday and Friday to eat vermicelli. beef you cook.”
“The beef vermicelli here is delicious and crowded, probably because the broth is rich, not too salty, not too light. Sip on the broth to feel the bar and taste, it’s hard to describe. The raw beef has just been cooked, eat it. A bowl of beef noodle soup is cheap but extremely satisfied,” said Ngoc Lai.
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It’s hard to imagine the crowded scene surrounding the vermicelli cart without standing directly at the shop. Huyen and her husband can’t do it so well that there are cases where guests who come to eat at the place have to actively pour the noodles and scoop up the broth, Huyen just adds meat and vegetables. And her husband helps her sell to a group of customers to buy and take away, until the meat runs out, she has to carry the car to buy more, and the bowls for customers to eat on the spot are all he has to take home to wash quickly…
People jostled each other to sit on red and blue plastic chairs, even without a table. One hand holds a large bowl of vermicelli, one hand grabs chopsticks to eat quickly, and gives the seat to someone else. Not counting the number of customers buying take-away and ordering delivery through offices, cafes, the number of people eating on the spot is also more than 30 people at a time. Therefore, in order to ensure that many guests can be served and there are enough seats to sit, the regular customers who come here understand the rule that “this is the place to eat. Eat quickly and when finished, you have to get up and give way.” room for those who come later”. So every 15 minutes, the old customers will voluntarily get up to make room for the new ones.
“Every day, I push the cart to sell from 11 pm to about 1 pm, selling about more than 200 bowls a day. Recently, many friends have come to introduce me on social networks, sometimes even more crowded, but I do not increase More meals or selling lasts longer because my street cart only pushes to sell around here temporarily for 1-2 hours and then goes “ – Ms. Huyen said.
One day, she sold until about 12:30, her husband had to run to buy more meat. During the waiting time, there are customers who accept to eat only vermicelli with broth. Yet no one complained or left to go to another restaurant.
Mr. Van Danh said: “I like to eat her beef noodle soup because of the broth, so when I have a late lunch break and go to the restaurant without meat, I eat vermicelli with broth and vegetables. Lunch is not picky. too, as long as the food is satisfied and full, it’s fine. I’m your regular customer, so every day you sell out your food early, I’m happy and sympathetic to you.”
Office people around here often come and go not only because of the delicious and cheap price of vermicelli, but also because of her cute and enthusiastic personality. Sometimes the old people stoop to sell lottery tickets to eat, sometimes she charges 10,000 VND for a bowl of meat, takes a chair to sit under the tree for them to sit, sometimes it’s free…
Keyword: ‘Mobile canteen’ of office people in the center of District 1