Quan An Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City

4 out of 5 stars 34 Reviews

138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia

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  • Quán ăn ngon: Local food in a great setting

    by travellercheech Written Jul 20, 2004

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    Food amidst palm trees

    This restaurant was recommended to us by a local tour operator when we asked for a place 'which serves good local where the locals go to'. What we were looking for was food that was neither adulterated for the foreign palette nor priced for the tourist wallet.

    This is certainly the place to go if you want street-styled food in a relaxed and hygienic environment. The diffused lighting and banana plants makes an idyllic setting, transporting us away from the madness of traffic.

    The restaurant serves a variety of noodles, rice dishes and finger food, all at a mere 50% markup from the roadside stall (a mere 50% because as a tourist, you probably do not want to try your luck with your stomach with the street variety). Not knowing what to order from the bewildering choice coupled with waiters who are not able to describe to you, we were invited to walk around the many stalls.

    This place is very, very crowded during lunch hour. So, if you have the time, do go a bit later.

    See this interesting writeup http://noodlepie.typepad.com/blog/2004/05/streetfree_stre.html

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  • Quan An Ngon: Gotta try the snails!!!

    by logmanty Updated Sep 22, 2003

    This retaurant has the best Vietnamese food around! Everything from snails to fish to all your four legged friends. It's a must try if you ever visit Ho Chi Minh City! I ate here with 10 of my friends and we all gave it a 10 out of 10!!! Foods great, service is great, atmosphere is good too...

    Favorite Dish: The steamed snail in limegrass is so yummy that you actually don't mind it much when the slime slides down your throat. Don't forget to try the desert called: Che Suong Sa Hot Luu, It's a combination of sweet jello with coconut milk heaven.

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    Quan An Ngon: "Delicious Restaurant"

    by 34N118W Updated Jul 12, 2003

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    Quan An Ngon In Saigon

    The name translates as "Delicious Restaurant" in English. It certainly lives up to it's name too. Since I live in Vietnam, I occasionally get tired of eating the local food. However, I never tire of eating here. They have indoor or outdoor eating areas. It's nicely decorated in colorful paint and beautiful foliage. The cooking area is open to diners so you can see how they prepare Vietnam's traditional food. Ngon is popular with locals and expats alike. It's always busy so you may have to wait for a table.

    Favorite Dish: My personal favorite is the Ngon Special Salad. It contains banana leaf, shrimp, peanuts and many other 'delicious' ingredients.

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    Quan An Ngon: Quan An Ngon

    by pez Written Aug 24, 2002

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    One of the hippest restaurants in HCMC, a fairly traditional building surrounded by a kitchen (yes, surrounded). Feels like you're eating in a market, you can go around and watch the scores of chefs cooking. Not tourist-friendly except for the english translations on the menu. Brilliant.

    Favorite Dish: Anything

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    Mar 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    There was a restaurant named "Quan Ngon" located exactly where is now the so-called "Quan An Ngon". "Quan An Ngon" is trying to take advantages from the fame that the previous brand has built up for years. How can they serve good food when they intentionally fool visitors from the beginning.

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