Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quán Ăn Ngon

Quán Ăn Ngon

I like this place.

How can anyone not like it here? The dimmed lights, the lush greens, the flowing water, al fresco (& indoor) dining in a colonial inspired premise, and most of all the variety of authentic Vietnamese food served here.

Quán Ăn Ngon is perhaps the one place we came across that is packed to brim with people. It's almost like you need to get a number for your turn to be seated though the secret is just keep bugging the waiter/waitress that you want a table. Makes the process even faster if you keep it at 2 persons hence why I believe travelling in a small group is better :-) Food is prepared along the corridor, I initially thought it was buffet style! Haha luckily I did not embarass myself by self-service taking the food away.

Nem N
ướng Cun Bánh Tráng- 70.000 vnd (RM 14)
Grilled minced pork meatballs served with rice vermicelli, Rice papers & vegetables

First on the list was the Vietnamese version of tapas- except eaten with rice papers and not bread! Just chuck everything on the rice paper and roll it up! That's when you get judged on your rolling/wrapping skills.......

I know my wrapping skills is still very failed. The meatballs is lightly grilled and goes well with the other paper roll ingredients ie. fresh lettuce, mint leaves, meehoon-like rolls. As the rice paper is not moistured, it provides a crispy sensation when eaten.

ún Mắm- 35.000 vnd (RM 7)
Vemicelli soup with seafood & roasted pork in Mekong delta style

We decided to try something else although we still like our pho. The
Bún Mắm was recommended by the waiter serving us. It tasted abit spicy and the ingredients can relate to it's distant cousin- the tom yum.

Bo Xiên Nướng- 30.000 vnd (RM 6)
Grilled beef on skewer

Heo Xiên Nướng- 30.000 vnd (RM 6)
Grilled pork on skewer

There was a bbq pit right infront of us and how can we resist not ordering something from there? One skewer each of beef and pork were enough to drive us full.

è Súòng Sa Ht Lựu- 16.000 vnd (RM 3.20)
Jelly, water chestnut, tapioca pearls and coconut milk

a Tươi- 20.000 vnd (RM 4)
Fresh Coconut

Quán Ăn Ngon is definitely the place to go in Saigon city for those searching for good Vietnamese food in a lovely ambience. We had wanted to make a revisit here on our last night but it was a bit far for us to walk. FYI, we walked all the way here from our guesthouse and it took us about 45 minutes of walking (& trying to locate it).

Quán Ăn Ngon
160 Pasteur, Ph
ŏng Bến Nghé, Quận 1,
Tp. Ho Chi Minh.
Tel: (84.8) 3827 7131

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]


Cath J said...

I tot in to go already... ;-p

good food!

KY said...

there's a small chance that I might have been to the same place!

J2Kfm said...

Yeah ... one of the best dining experience in Hanoi. Regretted didn't go again.

Ravenous Couple said...

quan an ngon is one of my favorite "restaurants" in VN...since it's like bringing street food inside to some nice atmosphere...however, most of the time the best foods on on the small streetside joints with plastic chairs... :)

eiling lim said...

give the conversion price la. how to know 20000 vnd is how much

eiling lim said...

Cath J,
Haha... potong stim when you read the address right :p

Yeah and you've been to Vn for over 10 times??

Hanoi also got? This is in HCM though...

Ravenous Couple,
I didn't dare to try much of the streetside ones except the coffee and bun :S


Wallis Mcfadden said...

Indulge Cafe = . Give a try a new opening cafe at Kuchai Lama KL. They serving top selling Mille Crepe and plenty delicious food

Calvin Goh Seow Chung said...

The grilled meat on the skewers just looks absolutely mouth watering!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Nice pics! The skewered meat looks mighty good. But a bit pricey right?

YilingL said...

Wallis McFadden,
Thanks for the new recommendation. Will check it out when I am at that area!


Thanks babe! I think overall it's quite ok (price)... Some Viet restaurants here are more pricey!

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