Enjoying Chinese Dishes in Vietnam's Southern Metropolis
With Chinese cuisine has long crowded to be state-of-the-art kitchens in some of Ho Chi Minh City's poshest buildings, these are your best bets for eating Chinese food.
HAO YU Grilled Fish
|This restaurant is famous for having Sichuan grilled fish. Photo: HAO YU|
You can order four different varieties of grilled fish, such as sardines, huge fish, pomfret, and sea bass, along with eight different sauces in sour, spicy, salty, and bitter flavors. The recommended dinner set is hot pot, which can be combined with dipping dishes such as vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, etc.
The signature dish is Giant Gourami with Red Chong Qing sauce. The sauce is spicy, has a distinct aroma, and is not quite as spicy as expected. Also, t the Sichuan frog or fried dumplings are must-try.
Address: 17-19 Ho Xuan Huong, District 3, HCMC
Opening hours: 11 AM - 2 PM and 5 PM - 9 PM
Price range: VND 150,000 - 600,000 (tax excluded) (US $7-25)
Chang Kang Kung
As a chain of restaurants with many branches, the restaurant is a perfect choice for family night out.
|Photo: Chang Kang Kung|
It mainly serves combos. You can have 6 dishes with a variety of types such as seafood, vegetables, dumplings, etc. The staff will assist diners to steam each part according to the specified time. With the steaming method, the bottom is rice that will be cooked into porridge in no time while you enjoy the food.
Signature Chinese dishes such as "Kim Sa" dumplings, shrimp dumplings. The white porridge below combined with soft and juicy ribs or salted eggs would melt in your mouth.
- District 1: 5th floor - Saigon Center, Le Loi
- District 1: B3-01 Floor, Vincom Center Dong Khoi, District 1
- District 2: 3rd floor - Estella Shopping Center, 88 Song Hanh
- District 3: 14 Le Quy Don
- District 7: 5th floor - Crescent Mall, 101 Ton Dat Tien
- District 7: 3rd floor, SC VIVOCITY, 1058 Nguyen Van Linh
- District 10: 6th floor, Van Hanh Mall, 11 Su Van Hanh
- Phu Nhuan: 128C Phan Dang Luu
- Destroyed Army: 77 Republics
- Tan Phu: 3rd floor, Aeon Mall, 30 Bo Bao Tan Thang
- Thu Duc: 5th floor - Gigamall Shopping Center, 242 Pham Van Dong
- Binh Tan: 3rd floor, Aeon Mall Binh Tan
- Binh Duong: 2nd floor - Aeon Mall Binh Duong Canary
- Go Vap: 1st & 2nd floor - Emart Shopping Center Go Vap
Opening hours: 11 AM - 2:30 PM and 5 PM - 10:30 PM (weekdays), 11 AM - 10:30 PM (weekends)
Price range: Combo starts from VND 683,000 per person (US $31)
San Fu Lou
Another Cantonese-style restaurant on the list is San Fu Lou.
As soon as entering, diners will quickly feel that San Fu Lou's setting is inspired by traditional Chinese with a modern twist. The restaurant has a spacious and cozy design, suitable for groups of friends or families. Especially with the open kitchen design, diners can both enjoy the food and observe the chef's cooking.
|Photo: San Fu Lou|
In the central downtown, you can visit San Fu Lou restaurants on Le Lai, Le Thanh Ton (District 1) or Song Hanh Street (District 2). Opening hours at each address are different, you should check the time in advance with each location.
Customers love the taste of shrimp dumplings, scallops, or steamed chicken feet, and also adore the homie look of the food.
119 Tran Duy Hung, China, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Ground Floor, 117 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, HCMC
Opening hour: from 7 AM - 9 PM or 10 AM - 9 PM (depending on the branch location)
Price range: Buffet starts from VND 319,000 per person (US $14) (drinks excluded, dine-in only)
Dim Tu Tac
Dim Tu Tac gives a luxurious vibe, suitable for every kind of meeting, whether is supper, dinner or afternoon tea. The food portion of the restaurant is quite large and beautifully presented.
|The food portion of the restaurant is quite large and beautifully presented. Photo: Dim Tu Tac|
The dim sum is a highlight of Dim Tu Tac , the price is slightly higher than some other places but the quality is commensurate. Hot dim sum is really moist with thin wrap, fresh filling. In particular, fresh shrimp dumplings is the most popular dish among the customers.
You might also be surprised by the dishes with rice such as ribs, Sichuan tofu, roasted salted pepper crab, and fried stick beans.
You can top it off with a dessert called Mango sago (Chè Duong Chi powdered) which is highly recommded food reviewers.
|The restaurant is perfect for a feast of Chinese cuisine. Photo: Dim Tu Tac|
55 Dong Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
29B Tran Hung Dao, Ward 6, District 5
Floor 2 - 202 Hoang Van Thu, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District
6th Floor Saigon Center - 65 Le Loi, Ben Nghe, District 1
Opening hours: 10 AM - 10 PM (weekdays), 09 AM - 10 PM (weekends)
Price range: VND 300,000 - 500,000 each person (US $13- 21)
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