Restaurant Le Thanh Ton, Ben Thành, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Nam Giao Restaurant is special ?
The restaurant has two main space. The yard lays small tables and chairs made of bamboo and rustic with simple but deep style of Hue which makes the mood comfortable and brings geographical distance between the South and Central regions closer. Inside section sets chairs, wooden tables and elegant stones; especially on each table are adorned with a vase of fresh flowers skilfully plugged from the dry branches to show a significant meaning that achievement can surely be attained when people do not stop making an attempt.
In Nam Giao, you will see images of girls dressing in soft, graceful Ao Dai in the oil paintings hanging on the wall which can make you feel the beauty of Hue young ladies, famous for their dreaming styles.
To come to Nam Giao is to enjoy Hue dishes. Nam Giao is not sophisticated or too luxurious but the beauty it has is simple and familiar. Dishes here are rich and varied with the true taste and quality of Hue and used with rustic bamboo trays, cups which not only allows people to enjoy the whole tasteful food.
Designed in a simple way, Nam Giao, once visited, ensures you all with the real high quality in each dish and good service provided by the people here.
Must try dishes:
Bánh ướt thịt nướng
Bún bò Huế
Cuốn tôm chua
- Good value place
- Still the best Hue food in Saigon
- Great Hue style food
- Excellent aspects
- Interesting dining experience
- Noise level Small
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Le Thanh Ton, Ben Thành, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tips for you
My wife and I followed a group of locals down an alley and stumbled into this hidden gem. Both food and service were stellar. We sat along the communal center table. A friendly regular picked out a marinated baby clam appetizer, followed by beef knuckle soup and a steamed, dumpling-type dish. Two Vietnamese coffees and a pot of tea helped whet the appetite for dessert, a rich banana confection of unknown name. Despite our language barrier, our server went the extra mile to help us understand the dishes. If you are of the tourist persuasion, you can't go wrong at Nam Giao.
I come here every time I visit Vietnam and it's always one of my favourite meals. Must eat are the banh lot loc (shrimp dumplings wrapped in banana leaves). banh canh cua (crab noodle soup) and the crab balls (vien cua). It's right beside the Ben Thanh Market so there's really no reason for me ever not to go there!