Saturday, July 17, 2010

Best of the Hawkers in NGA HANG NGON - Saigon, Vietnam

Bring the best hawkers' food in the country and place it under one roof - like a post-graduate dissertation of a top-notch Univ, easier said than done. A simple concept that needs the patient, skillful and experienced hand to executed. Nga Hang Ngon means "tasty Restaurant." I have been to this one probably half a dozen times. The menu is extensive as you will see by the lines of food featured in this post. I felt the coup de grace of this restaurant is affordable food without compromising on the quality. RM15-20 will have one stuffed silly up to the oesophagus.

This is a must go for every tourist to Saigon. Here you get most the the hawkers' food and very close to being authentic under one roof. The owner has a huge villa in downtown pasteur Street, a very famous stretch and easily acceessible. Get a taxi and you will be there in a jiffy. But be patient as it is packed most hours especially in the evening. Allow the friendly waiting staff to help you.

Charcoal Fire used for their cakes and pancakes (Ban Xeo)

Sizzling Steak on a Hot Plate. Good piece of meat.

Pan-fired Diced Beef with chili salt dip.
Bun Thit Nuong (Thin round rice noodles with grilled pork)
Fish sauce chili dip
Bun Bo Hue (Spicy noodles from the central province of Hue

Vegetables and herbs to accompany it.
Vietnamese desserts - cendol but with ground cereals and sago.
Broth is so important in Vietnamese cuisine
Vegetables aplenty
Roast pork and preserved meat
Stuffed snails
Snails again!
Spring Rolls

Check out the feast!

The entrance leads to a huge villa where every nook and corner is utilised.



Hope you enjoy your food hunt in Vietnam :-)

PureGlutton said...

Thanks for the pics and info here - really useful for ppl who intend to visit Saigon!

thenomadGourmand said...

nw u make me feel like i just got to go Viet tis year!!
And i jz came back frm Seoul & BKK!