Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City makes it easy for both tourists and locals to be “intoxicated” by thousands of eye-catching dishes and drinks and a new and attractive way to enjoy. Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism introduces 5 unique culinary experiences in the city.
Cook and enjoy Vietnamese food with your own hands
Learning about food is a great way to discover a country’s culture, including all the ingredients preparation, cooking, and enjoyment. Kitchens in Saigon will give you a special experience to learn about the richness of Vietnamese cuisine.
With the meticulous guidance of good chefs, you will learn how to prepare ingredients, nutrition, tools, preliminary processing and the secret to delicious traditional Vietnamese dishes such as spring rolls, spring rolls, etc. pancakes, sour soup and salad.
After a great cooking experience with everyone, don’t forget to take souvenir photos with the chef and enjoy the food you cooked yourself. Some classes will give you a Vietnamese cookbook so you can continue to cook at home.
There are many cooking classes in the city center with a duration of 2-3 hours that visitors can sign up for:
Saigon Cooking Class, 74 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
MOM Cooking Class, 39A Co Bac, Cau Ong Lanh Ward, District 1.
GRAIN Cooking Studio, 71-75 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
Chef Vu’s Cooking Class, 6/28 Cach Mang Thang Tam, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.
Eat in the dark
Imagine if your eyes were covered, how would you eat?
The answer to the question is located at the restaurant Da Ha Noir. If vision is covered, the remaining senses will be more active. The sense of smell becomes more delicate to the smell of food, the taste becomes more acute to the taste of the food, the hearing becomes more sensitive to the sound of picking up food, and the touch becomes more sensitive to the touch of food.
At Noir, it’s not just a meal, you will experience a whole new taste journey when your vision is masked and dining on a unique menu that is like a symphony of structure, taste and smell taste. Specially trained deaf catering staff at the restaurant will make your dining experience even more complete.
Rest assured, the darkness, apprehension and anxiety at that time will be quickly replaced by an atmosphere of openness and excitement.
Noir Food Restaurant, alley 178 – 180D Hai Ba Trung, Da Kao ward, district 1.
Hours of operation (Monday to Sunday): 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 17:30 pm – 23 pm.
Eat luxury pho on Landmark 81 building
Referring to Vietnamese cuisine , most both locals and international visitors can mention the name pho, a nutritious, delicious specialty that can be eaten at any time of the day.
In Ho Chi Minh City, you can find old and famous pho restaurants such as Pho Dau, Pho Le, Pho Cao Van… but if you eat pho while watching the clouds on a skyscraper, it’s an indescribable experience. .
The place to enjoy a unique pho at Oriental Pearl restaurant is located on the 66th floor of Landmark 81, the tallest building in Vietnam. The dish is prepared by top chefs based on the famous traditional Pho Thin recipe. The most special is the broth that is simmered for up to 48 hours continuously from Australian beef bones, Japanese rare Wagu beef, Australian Black Angus beef and stewed oxtail.
Pho is also ordered from a famous pho family from Hanoi according to a separate recipe and delivered early in the morning. Therefore, when the chef pours hot broth into the noodles, the noodles are still tough enough, not crumbly or crushed. Although cooked in a traditional Northern style, the bowl of pho still has vegetables, bean sprouts and dipping sauce in the Southern style.
The price of a bowl of pho is not too expensive compared to the premium ingredients, the elaborate processing method and the luxurious and unique space to enjoy.
Oriental Pearl Restaurant: Floor 66, Lanmark 81 – 720A Dien Bien Phu, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District.
– From Monday to Thursday: 6-22 hours
– From Friday to Sunday: 6 – 23 hours
Dinner on a river island
In addition to the dinner experience on the yacht, you can also choose to enjoy the cuisine on a green island in the middle of the vast river, completely separate from the bustling town at Din Ky – Cu Lao restaurant. Green.
To get to the restaurant, you have to travel on a boat across a small river. Through the wharf, inside the restaurant is a large open space design, airy southern village style, can accommodate hundreds of people at the same time and many small windy huts suitable for family reunions, dating couple or meeting partner.
The menu here has up to hundreds of dishes cooked in the culinary style of 3 regions and family secrets. Not to mention the three dishes of fried bamboo and bamboo chicken with fried sticky rice, Northwest grilled chicken and deep-fried salted pork leg with kimchi are very popular with diners.
In addition, Din Ky – Cu Lao Xanh restaurant also has other unique experiences such as fishing, river cruises, unique and lively art performances.
Din Ky Restaurant – Cu Lao Xanh, No. 88, Nguyen Duc Canh Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7.
Operating hours (Monday to Sunday): 10 – 23 hours
Traditional rice tray at home
Cuc Gach Quan is a space to cherish and recreate the traditional rice tray in the countryside in the style of “eating green, living clean” and “waking up in every season”.
In front of the shop, there is a green confetti frame, the interior space is decorated and renovated from an old tube house hidden in the heart of magnificent Saigon. The kitchen is very rustic with a stack of old and new crockery dishes and a few old wooden dining sets that have been polished over time. You can choose to eat in the garden, indoor or attic.
The popular rice tray is served for you to enjoy with a set of four dishes “salty, stir-fry, soup, vegetables” not according to a fixed menu but fresh food bought from the morning market and then processed according to the taste of the countryside. Drinks are familiar things of the countryside such as black bean juice, star fruit juice or juice from home garden fruits.
Department of Gach Quan, No. 10, Dang Tat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1.
Hours of operation (Monday to Sunday): 9 – 23 hours.
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