If you visit the food court in the Ngo Gia Tu apartment building, remember to prepare a big belly because there will be many delicious dishes.
If you are a foodie in Ho Chi Minh City, you must know the food court located on the ground floor of the Ngo Gia Tu apartment building. Although not as busy as other food courts, this place has a lot of attractive dishes at affordable prices. Let’s take a look at what outstanding dishes are in this apartment building!
Pan bread A Bep
Referring to the famous pan bread in District 10, it is indispensable for A Bep pan bread. This is just a popular restaurant with a few sets of plastic tables and chairs along the road, but still attracts customers every day thanks to the full-flavoured bread pan.
Pan bread here only begins to be processed when guests arrive, so it is always hot, when brought to the table, there is still a sizzling sound. Inside the small pan will include sardines, sausage, beef, omelet, cheese and shumai. Although the ingredients are not much different, but thanks to the rich, viscous sauce combined with crispy bread, the dish becomes round. Moreover, the accompanying shumai is made by A Bep restaurant, so it is very fatty, not greasy and the omelet is also fried on the side to bring up the aroma. The price for a meal here is affordable for most diners, only from 30k – 45k, you can enjoy a full and nutritious meal.
Address: 015 Lot H, Ngo Gia Tu Apartment, District 10
Open: 6am – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm
Hanh crab soup cake
If one day your wallet is about to “run out” but you still want to enjoy quality crab cakes, Hanh’s crab cakes are the most reasonable address. When you come here, just spend from 35k – 40k and you have a bowl of “super big” mixed crab soup with all kinds of good toppings such as crab meat, crab cakes, fish cakes, shrimp, blood, spring rolls, quail eggs, straw mushrooms, puff pastry and crackers.
The broth of the restaurant is cooked from bone broth to create a sweet taste, mixed with cashew oil and tapioca flour, so it is a bit viscous and has an attractive orange color. In addition, the shop also uses flexible filter cake soup to increase the deliciousness of the dish. A special flavor that cannot be found anywhere else is the spicy and sour chili pepper sauce served with the restaurant’s own recipe. When eating, pick up a chopstick of banh chung, then dip the meat and dumplings into the chili paste and then eat crab meat and boiled shrimp, ensuring the blend of fresh ingredients will make you come back to eat again and again.
Photo: @momentoffood, Nguyen Ling
Address: 003 Lot T, Ngo Gia Tu apartment building, District 10
Open: 7am – 7pm
Dumplings – fresh noodles with char siu Ms. Minh
Ms. Minh’s dumpling is a “small but martial” restaurant with delicious Chinese dishes. This place specializes in selling dishes such as dumplings, water noodles, dried noodles and fresh noodles with char siu with the same price of 40k.
Most people when coming to the restaurant choose to eat dumplings with seasoned soup to taste. The dumplings here are made quite big with a soft, flexible shell of moderate thickness, and the inside is full of shrimp and meat. Besides the sparkling water, you can order more dried dumplings or fried dumplings to eat with sweet and sour sauce. In addition, at the shop, there are also mixed noodles and fresh char siu noodles that are equally delicious. The accompanying toppings such as squid, pork, beef, … are fresh and char siu, the amount of lean and fat is also balanced. When eating, you just add the soy sauce that the restaurant has on the table and it’s all done.
Photo: Hoang Trung Quan
Address: 004 Lot S, Ngo Gia Tu Apartment, District 10
Open: 6am – 10pm
Duc Hoa fried rice flour
Fried dough is sold in many places in Ho Chi Minh City, but if you want to try to enjoy Chinese fried dough, eat with sassafras, Duc Hoa restaurant is a rare address you can find. Up to now, the shop has been selling for more than 30 years and also has a bit of a name in District 10.
The dough here is made from pure rice flour, then steamed and cut into squares. When guests come, the owner will fry each dough ball in a flat pan until golden on both sides and then crack an egg in so the outside will be crispy and the inside will be soft. The accompanying toppings include grated papaya, pickled carrots, cucumber and a little zucchini. More specifically, the soy sauce served with fried dough is cooked by the restaurant itself according to an esoteric recipe, so it is very strange and different from other places.
Address: 001 Lot X, Ngo Gia Tu Apartment, District 10
Open: 15h – 22h
Tea tray with 16 dishes Khanh Vy
Sweet lovers are probably not too unfamiliar with Khanh Vy tray tea shop. Although it’s just a small shop, located along the wall of an apartment, make sure to come here, for less than 100k you will have a full meal.
Photo: HaMy Nguyen
A tray of tea here has up to 16 different types of tea such as black bean tea, white bean tea, apple green tea, common tea, etc. Each type is contained in a compact cup, with a little fragrant coconut milk for guests to enjoy. You can eat a lot without getting bored. If you want to enjoy cold tea, you can ask for more ice to serve. However, to “pick up” this tray of tea, you have to invite a lot of friends to come along because 1-2 people will not be able to eat it all. In addition to the tea dishes, the shop also sells some other sweet dishes such as flan, jelly, sticky rice for you to choose.
Photo: HaMy Nguyen
Address: Next to 032 Lot H, Ngo Gia Tu Apartment, District 10
Open: 15h – 23h
Bachutha – Thai banana cake
Anyone who has fallen in love with this popular snack of the land of the Golden Temple cannot ignore the Bachutha banana cake stall in Ngo Gia Tu apartment building. When you come here, you not only get to eat deliciously but also have the opportunity to watch the owner of the shop make extremely skillful cakes.
From a small ball of dough, the owner will spread it out thinly and apply it on the pan until the aroma rises. Then crack 1 more egg in, spread out each ripe banana slice and arrange the cake, cut into bite-sized squares. Finally, it is covered with a layer of cocoa powder and condensed milk, so when you eat it, you will clearly feel the fatty aroma mixed with a slight bitterness. In addition, you can also order more corn or cheese to enhance the flavor of the cake.
Address: 012 Lot H, Ngo Gia Tu Apartment, District 10
Open: 17h – 21h
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