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COM NIEU SAI GON: Vietnamese Gastronomy

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

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Aug 17, 2010

Com Nieu Saigon: My favorite restaurant !!!

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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Jul 16, 2008

Com Nieu Saigon Restaurant: Unique rice throwing in HCMC

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.

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Jun 25, 2008


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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May 31, 2005
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Com Nieu Saigon: Com Nieu Saigon

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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