Com Nieu Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Com dap (crispy rice)
    Com dap (crispy rice)
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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 !!!

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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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