This French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant is set in a large two-floor colonial building with a really amazing entryway. The food is prepared fresh in front of you and there are mist jets to help beat the Ho Chi Minh City heat. I ordered the Bun Cha, a rice noodle dish with grilled pork, veggies, and spices. Some dishes are complicated, so it is a good idea to ask the staff for their advice. They’ll usually be happy to help you. The food is a bit “soft” for what I had expected of Vietnamese cuisine, but it’s popular among Vietnamese families ve come with friends to celebrate special occasions.
All of the positive recommendations were true. It’s a beautiful restaurant, the service is perfect, and the food is great. I’d even go as far to say that it was the best duck à l'orange that I’ve ever had
Lemon Grass has several restaurants in the former Saigon. We tried this one at the bottom of a street, in the center, yet far enough away to be quiet. The Vietnamese consider it to be somewhat expensive. However, for Westerners unaccustomed to Vietnamese cuisine, it is a good choice, serving traditional cuisine but less spicy, so it is interesting to start with the pho ga, pho bo, and some other dishes that are a little more elaborate than those served in the Pho 24 chain. We went there a couple of times, and that situation was ideal. The service was excellent.
We were walking when I saw this chain located on a corner of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. It was very hot but since we hadn´t eaten, we walked to eat at Mon Hue (a highly recommended Vietnamese food chain) and then, when we passed Paris Baguette, we had to stop there too. It is self-service so you grab a tray and choose the savory brioches that you´d like. They are accompanied by an explanation in English of what it is. Prices are very reasonable (16,000 dong / $ 0.7 tartlet or brioche). We took a donut, two cakes and a coffee truffle. After eating, we were thirsty so we decided to get a coconut and a mango flake. The mango flake left me speechless and the rich coconut milk was perfect was the hot temperature. The place has two floors and terrace and it´s open until 10 at night. I think it´s a great place to have a drink or a sweet treat!