I decided to start a category of restaurants I really like in Saigon. My Vietnamese friends take me to many restaurants in the city that are never published in the travel books or magazines. Many times I will be the only non-Vietnamese in these restaurants.
Be aware that I have a tendancy to forget the names of the restaurants I visit. I also forget to take pictures of the cuisines we order. I will try to break that habit.
The restaurant that I had lunch today classifies as one of my Best Saigon Restaurants. Sorry, I forgot the name, I meant to get a business card. It is located in alleyway near Nguyen Thi Minh Khai on Hai Ba Trung in District 1. My friend ordered a traditional Vietnamese dish that was very delicious. I think you will like the traditional Vietnamese house setting and I was surprised at how cool it was. We did not need to turn the fan on. I really enjoyed the food here and I will definitely return in the near future.
(Cooking area nearby)
(Our Vietnamese meal)
(Excellent Shrimp dish)