Com Nieu Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

6C Tu Xuong Street, Dist 3, HCMC +84 8 3932 6388

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  • Outside Com Nieu Saigon Restaurant
    Outside Com Nieu Saigon Restaurant
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    Inside the restaurant
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  • Rice throwing!
    Rice throwing!
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    COM NIEU SAI GON: Vietnamese Gastronomy

    by ancient_traveler Written Aug 17, 2010

    Food here is delicious and famous for good reason. The throwing baked-rice is entertaining.

    Favorite Dish: Ba Roi Muoi Toi Chien: bacon fried with salt and garlic
    Kho Ca Sac Chien Don: deep fried sun-dried gourami fish
    Xao Toi Thien Ly: sauteed with garlic fragrant cynanthe flower
    Banh Xeo: Vietnamese pancake

    Ba Roi Muoi Toi Chien Banh Xeo Xao Toi Thien Ly Kho Ca Sac Chien Don
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    Com Nieu Saigon: My favorite restaurant !!!

    by Animas Updated Jul 16, 2008

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    I dont know where it exactly is because my cousin took me there by taxi from the hotel ( Bong Sen Annex ) --- 20 minutes --- I guess.
    Crab with tammarine sauce ( Cua rang me ) 170,000 dong per Kg is the best !!! Dont forget to try it !!!
    Com means rice... Com Dap is rice cooked in a special clay pot. the waiter will break the pot and throw the rice --- fly over your head to entertainas before serving you.

    July 2008
    This restaurant is renovated in modern style and of course the price is a little bit mark up
    but "Cua rang me" is still my best favorite dish !!!

    Cua rang me Com dap (crispy rice)

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    Com Nieu Saigon Restaurant: Unique rice throwing in HCMC

    by chizz Updated Jun 25, 2008

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    Great restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese food, some of which is very traditional! ( offering many things that other restaurants don't serve such as offal, etc., - don't let this put you off!!). If you order the Com Nieu (crispy rice), the waiters will smash open the clay pot it is baked in and throw the rice patty across the restaurant, where your server will prepare it for you with various sauces. Take your camera to capture this. Food is good and reasonably priced.

    Outside Com Nieu Saigon Restaurant Inside the restaurant Rice throwing!

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    Com Nieu Saigon: BREAK BEFORE EAT

    by NeverGrowOld Updated May 31, 2005

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    People choose this restaurant because of it's special Com (rice): Com Nieu & Com Dap. Com Nieu is fragrant rice cooked in small clay pot. Com Dap is rice which is cooked in a special clay pot. Waiters will smash the pot and throw the rice as an entertainment show before serving guests. This rice is always very crispy.
    Besides, you can find some typical foods from Mekong Delta like thit kho nuoc dua (long simmering pork with coconut milk) and ca kho to (fish cooked in a clay pot)...

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    Com Nieu Saigon: Com Nieu Saigon

    by pez Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Off-the-chart amazing food, your mouth will be electrified for hours. To a Westerner it's a dive. Go for the food. Not tourist-friendly. Order the crispy rice (com nieu, the restarurant's namesake). Cooked in a clay pot, they shatter the pot, fling the rice past the faces of suprised diners into the capable hands of your waiter. Sure it's a gimmick, but it's cool and tastes great. Again, not tourist-friendly, go with a local.

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