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Regional Information on Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Vegetarian at Ho Chi Minh'
Posted by cecilia on: Friday, April 17, 2009 at 09:13 PM PST
Ho Chi Minh is a big city, its not easy to locate veg stall / restaurant as I'am just back from HCM / Hue / Hoi An.

There is a new vietnamese vegetarian food (open 7 mths) at district 1, address is 207 Bui Vien, Tel:08-2912564,Open fm 6.30am-2200hrs, its just less than a minute walk from Duc Vuong Hotel.The food is cheap & nice & the environment is good.

They have another branch at District 7,SD 29-Sky garden-Phy My Hung-Tel:08-4102799. Their web site is www.shopping-in-peace.com. Have inform them to advertise on the internet so that it will be easy for those travellers who are vegetarian. 1 of the staff able to speak english.

In Hoi An - There is another Veg stall, its located about 5 mins walk from Ah Phu Hotel, The stall name: Tam Quang Minh, Address: Ly Thuong Kiet-Hoi An-Quang Nam, Tel: 0510.914657, open fm 6am-7pm,do not speak english, sell different types of vietnamese noodles & cooked vegetable / tofu etc. Food is cheap. They sell veg dried food also. Have to use sign language & point the food you like to have or eat what they serve. Have inform them that their Veg food sign was not prominent no doubt its facing the main road. It will be better to go before 6pm as it will be dark after which can't locate the stall.

In Hoi-An- can't locate Kuu food Stall which is said to be next to the japanese bridge. Not sure whether still exist or have miss out.

Quan Chay @ 71/20 Phan Chu Trinh in Hoi-An - managed to find the veg cafe & took a photo of the cafe,the food was very cheap & good but they do not speak english & eat what they serve.

In Hue- managed to find the stall as lsited in happy cow web site- its behind Sports hotel @ Chu Van An st. the food was good & cheap.Closed on Sunday.

Subject: 'Vegetarian Food Delivery Service Ho Chi Minh City'
Posted by The Veggie Cook on: Friday, April 17, 2009 at 09:12 PM PST
Com V Chay is a delivery service. Delivers lunch meals to offices and homes. Package 3 special viands and rice mixed style of dishes from Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, American, Mexican, Filipino to Chinese dishes for approx 18,000 dong. For orders contact 01225087658 - text your orders before 11:00am and write name, address, contact numbers & number of orders/pieces(lunchbox)-Monday to Friday only. Email: comchay888@yahoo.com

Subject: 'Vietnamese for MSG'
Posted by Guest on: Sunday, July 09, 2006 at 07:12 PM PST
"mi ching" (phonetic spelling) is the Hanoi word for MSG. In Saigon, you should use "bot ngot" (pronounced more like boh ngo - swallo the t.) I'm a Vietnamese vegetarian from the south.

Subject: 'A big city'
Posted by Chia on: Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 08:26 AM PST
You can visit all the monuments and sites for in a week, but it's a big city with lots of cars, traffic, noise. If possible, go visit the nearby towns and sites (see your guidebooks)! PS. Internet cafe rates are cheap!

Subject: 'lets help cook meat in kitchen'
Posted by Guest on: Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 07:04 PM PST
Hi, the following two restaurants allow the help to cook meat for their own meals in the kitchen. This is not uncommon in Vietnamese restaurants so you have to ask. Both also use MSG.

Tiem Com Chay Phap Hoa
232 Lanh Binh Thang, Dist 11
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Tiem Com Chay Phap Hoa

200 Nguyen Trai, Dist 1 (at Pham Ngu Lao St)

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