Cho Lon - the home of the largest Chinese community in Viet Nam, is located in districts 5, 6 and 11. Along with the development of Chinese, Chinese cuisine also contributes to the food of Saigon to be more diversified. Going to the "Chinatown" area without enjoying the delicious Cho Lon with genuine flavour of the United States is really a pity.
Dimsum is a characteristic breakfast of the Chinese people, became the familiar and favorite of the Saigon people
Getting around Cho Lon, you will find everywhere selling Dimsum from street food stalls to luxurious restaurants. Not only is Dimsum the dish often featured in Chinese meals, but also contains within itself the artistic essence of Chinese cuisine. It comes from the Cantonese region, which serves traders on the "Silk Road", which initially were just as convenient - fast - not too expensive. Then it is made with many shapes and flavours that take the heart of how many customers around the world.
Dimsum processing is not as easy as you might think, from the inside of many different kernels through the cheeky hand of chefs, every dime that is just enough to fit the mouth of a person is a work of art that is more lively than ever. Placed in the hand steamer only by hand, Dimsum is always kept stable to ensure the delicious taste in each dish. Alternatively, you can change the taste to fried or boiled. Enjoying Dimsum also cannot miss a cup of soy sauce, less vinegar, less chilli and some sliced ginger, all blends become rich and round. Add a sip of hot tea after meal, so you have become "connoisseurs" Dimsum then.
Suggesting the address enjoying Dimsum:
- Baoz Dimsum restaurant: 86-88 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 7, District 5.
- Tan Nguyen Dimsum: 102 D - E An Duong Vuong, District 5.
- Mr Hao Dim Sum: 175 Tran Tuan Khai, Ward 5, District 5.
- Long Phung Lau - Dimsum & Seafood: 570-572-574-576 Nguyen Trai, Ward 8, District 5.
- Dim Tu Tac: 29B Tran Hung Dao, Ward 6, District 5.
Pha Lau Tam Ky is the famous long-standing stalls all in China Town
Pha lau Tam Ky
The same as a name, but the lacquer of the Tieu is distinctly different from the organ harvesting pig or cow processed with coconut milk. They use the pig's pork, pig's tongue, chicken legs, fried tofu, eggs that are cooked in a pot flavoured with cinnamon, octagonal, salmon, and some medicinal herbs. And it is commonly used with rice or porridge.
Besides the traditional way of eating, Tieu's lure is more attractive when it is "breaking" sandwiched in hot crispy bread and served with sauce, melon, kimchi or lotus root.
There is only one car selling bread sliced Tac Nguyen Trai road with over 60 years and has three generations that is Tam Danh lagoon 823 Nguyen Trai, Ward 14, District 5.
- Open: 11 - 23h30 daily.
- The price of bread breaking lagoon (15,000 VND / litter), breaking the mix (270,000 VND / sign).
Roasted pork and roasted duck
Roasted duck, specialty food should not be missed when coming to Saigon
If you ask someone to go somewhere to buy delicious roasted pig and duck turn, they will definitely go to the large market. The area known as selling pork, roast duck, throughout the road Bui Huu Nghia with more than 10 small shops, from a few decades to several years old are enough. It was only served for the old kings because the process to make it was quite sophisticated and elaborate. However, whenever – wherever, you can still enjoy these two dishes. Especially on the day of the Goddess, Saigon people bustlingly buy pigs, ducks go back to worship.
In the other site, the dish also has its own criteria to highlight the sophisticated nature in itself. A delicious duck is a crispy skin, a yellowish brown coat, but shiny and eye-catching, duck meat must be soft, biting into the still retain the freshness and freshness of the meat. The most important is the taste when the tasting must have a little smell of flowers, amaranth powder and aromas in accordance with each family home remedies. The pork is not only delicious in the meat and marinated spices, but also delicious crispy crust outside that no one can resist. You can eat two dishes with some dishes such as bread, cake ask, steamed dumplings or fried dumplings to increase the sense of fullness.
You can visit roasted pigs, ducks at:
- Vinh Phong Duck: right at the corner of Bui Huu Nghia - Phan Van Tri, District 5.
- Phat Hanh Duck: 132 Bui Huu Nghia, Ward 7, District 5.
Fresh noodles are made right on the traditional Chinese trolleys, which we often see in movies so far in the real world. This is also one of the greatest dishes in the large market that you must experience when going to the "Chinatown" area.
Thieu Ky is one of the most famous noodle shops in Vietnam.
There is a big difference between the noodles here and the noodles you buy in the market or the supermarket that you will enjoy fresh noodles made on the spot. Along with that, you can personally see the performance of "kungfu noodles drag", the process of kneading completely by hand in the traditional way of the cook to make the noodles soft yellow.
Some addresses to enjoy noodles pull:
- Thieu Ky Restaurant: 66/5 Le Dai Hanh Street, Ward 7, District 11.
- Kungfu Khai Ky Noodle Soup: 118 Ha Ton Quyen Street, Ward 4, District 11.
Famous for the effervescent street in Cho Lon, Ha Ton Quyen Street (District 11) is always a paradise for those who love Chinese cuisine, obviously cannot ignore the effervescent golden candle with round crown inside.
Dummy is a new variation from the "barbecue" that the South read or run is "wandering". The skin is soft and tough, wrapped around the outside; covering the whole kernel is mellow taste inside and it tastes sweet shrimp. A little sparkling bowl will make you overwhelmed by the effervescent in the bowl of fish balls, pork, ash and vegetables. It is seemingly not saturated but "no idea". In addition, you can mix pasta dish - or a dish called fried dace strange home.
Thien Thien attracted crowds by the taste of delicious, attractive food
You can visit the following address:
- Thien Thien Wif: 195 Ha Ton Quyen, Ward 4, District 11.
- Ngoc Yao: 187 Ha Ton Quyen, Ward 4, District 11.
Along with the delicious dishes in large market, Chinese tea or Tea is also a distinct colour, difficult to confuse with other types of tea in other regions. Not only being a regular dessert, Chinese tea is known as a medicine to help heat, add blood to the body.
Ha Ky tea shop is a familiar place for those who like tea, especially the Chinese community in District 5
Large market’s tea is sweet and cool.
You can taste the tea featured, most easily found in the tea shop such as: chicken tea, black sesame tea, papaya, high spirits, chicken soup, tea tofu, almond tea boiled eggs or ginkgo tea.
Enjoying Chinese tea at the bar at:
- Ha Ky Restaurant: 138 Chau Van Liem, Ward 11, District 5.
- Thanh Tam Restaurant: 98 Bui Huu Nghia, Ward 7, District 5.
- Restaurant: 83 An Diem, District 5.
- Tea boat power pole: between 2 houses 476-478 Tran Hung Dao, District 5.
- Nha Dau House: 476 - 478 Tran Hung Dao B, District 5.
Chicken, duck exudes
Not only are the lagoon or the new tea processed with the herbal flavours, soups of the Chinese are also used as a "catalyst" to stimulate the taste of the guests. There are two famous dishes of the United States which are the duck potato noodle and north drug chicken.
Hai Ky Duck is a famous brand in the area of Cho Lon Sai Gon
Stuck in each bowl of duck noodles are the duck thighs smelling the drug north. Depending on the preferences of each person that you can choose to eat noodles or dry. But with this dish, you should eat dry to see the deliciousness and also to feel the fullness of each golden noodle.
Large market is considered as the "capital" of duck noodle soup with many concentrated points of two to three rows, running along Nguyen Trai Street, Huynh Man Dat, Tran Hung Dao, Ha Ton Quyen. You can visit the following address that is typical:
- Le Ky: 349 - 351 Nguyen Trai, Ward 7, District 5.
- Noodle Duck Huu Vien: 59C Thuan Kieu, Ward 12, District 5.
More than a dish, the evil chicken is a potent drug north is also a useful remedy for the body. This dish is made from the whole chicken (black chicken type, white feathers), then brought to the cellar with some of the north medicine such as ginseng, ginseng, ginseng, jujube and ginkgo. With some people that are unfamiliar, the first will feel pretty good because of the smell and bitter water of the drug north. But the evil chicken is very soft and extremely sweet meat.
Enjoying the north chicken at:
- Restaurant 77 - Northern Medicinal Chicken: 87 Nguyen Thi, Ward 13, District 5.
- Gia Quy Vinh Quy: 464 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 2, District 5.
Speaking about noodles, it is said to be the savory noodles of the United States. The Chaozhou Chinese is only handed down the craft to the descendants, so finding these cafes is quite rare here. But if you enjoy a bowl of satay nautical than the great, it will because of the aroma of suffocation, "nose" hard to resist when passing. Sautéed fillet of soft Chinese and large version like north noodle soup in thick water with enough taste of sour, spicy, fatty, salty, sweet. Tofu is usually served with beef or deer, and sprinkled with some roasted peanuts, which are just fine and makes you "delicious".
Located in the heart of District 5, Quang Ky noodle soup is famous for many Saigonese, especially the middle-aged
This place is popular with more than 50 years old, Chau Chau restaurant at 117 Trieu Quang Phuc, Ward 11, District 5. In addition, you can find some good places such as sausage noodles Toi gia gia, Cao Van Lau sausage noodle and so on.
Adding another noodle dish is a lobster. The name is quite strange because this dish originated from the Tieu. Other than the stewed noodles or small noodles of the west, the yolk of lobster is square shape, thin slices of bread, served with chopped shredded pork and pig stomach, tongue, blood. To enjoy the original bowl of lobster, you must find the right address for sale which is the corner of Go Cong - Gia Phu (District 6). It opens for sale from 12 am with the ultra-low price only 25,000 VND / bowl.
Considered to be one of the most delicious dishes that are still kept by the Chinese, Tieu porridge also includes the same ingredients as Vietnamese porridge but the main difference is the way processing. The stuff like heart, liver or lungs do not cook with porridge that will wait when guests order new dishes into a small bowl and boil, stirring with white porridge.
A bowl of hot porridge, you will feel the sweetness from the pig, mixed with the aroma and the porridge. Adding squid, mushrooms, green onions, pepper, ginger and chilli will enhance the flavour of the dish. In particular, eat porridge Tieu cannot lack of chicken eggs, porridge porridge. Most of you can find Tieu porridge in any corner of Chinatown. But if you want to taste the best porridge, you should try to visit porridge Tieu Co (Market District 3) with a life expectancy of 70 years.
Coffee racquet is one of the ancient cultures of the Chinese community left in Saigon
Coffee racquet also known as coffee warehouse - how to make coffee originating from the Chinese for a long time in Saigon, this is also considered the popular form of the ancient Chinese. Unlike caffeinated coffee, coffee racquet has a distinct characteristic. According to the name, the special thing of this coffee is to be mixed in cloth rackets and stored up with super warm. Baking latte is not complicated, but it should focus on the cycle. Coffee powder in a cloth racket with water to boil is to make sure. Then, the coffee will be placed in the super warm, boiled on the fire. This process keeps the coffee hot, so it keeps the coffee flavour and deliciousness.
Currently, in Saigon, there are two restaurants that keep brewing coffee more than half a life, in which you can visit the coffee shop Mr. Thanh located in 313 Tan Phuoc street, next to Tin market (District 11). Anyone who comes to the restaurant recognizes the ancient nostalgic architecture still in existence in the house. In the corner of the kitchen where Mr. Thanh made coffee, the smoke from the warm super coffee is placed on the wood stove to warm the house, familiar. Only a few wooden stools and wooden tables, coffee cups add a little silver fudge in the old-fashioned glass or used to make visitors come here as exposed to life.