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by simpsonyellow

Review: On the plus side, Tin Nghia has a really authentic feel to it, and hasn't pandered to the huge tourist market - somewhat surprising, given it's central location (directly across the roundabout from Ben Thanh market). It's a small, family run affair, and I found the staff to be pleasant and genuine. They don't speak much English at all, but there's an English menu so ordering is rarely a complicated experience. You'll be wanting to take a phrasebook with you if you have any special requirements though. The dishes are fairly simple, and make much use of mushrooms and tofu rather than mock meats (which is at least something different to other veg options in the area) but when it comes down to it, they're just not all that special. Everything we had was palatable and reasonably satisfying, just nothing to write home about. Much as I want to love this place, the food is just a bit of a letdown. I'm not sure how long the place has been around, but it does feel a little worn out and tired. Not a bad place for a basic, cheap feed if you happen to be walking past, but for my money you'd do far better to head round the corner to Quan An Chay.

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