Simple, vegetarian restaurant in lush garden setting run by two Japanese. Furniture is built from reused materials. No artificial chemicals used in cooking. Sources many greens from its garden. Hosts rooftop events like improv and movie screening. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Juice bar
Duong So 1, Tran Nao, District 2, HCMC
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tue-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Cash only


First Review by ianandjenny
  • vegetarian

Whole foods oasis in HCMC :)

Posted on 05 / 31 / 2015

Ploughman's Garden is down a narrow street in D2, perhaps a little hard to find (both times I've gone the taxi driver has gotten lost), but once you find it, it's all worth it!

Located in a lush garden, it feels like you are dining in someone's backyard, it's very cosy and inviting, and the Japanese woman who owns the place is so friendly and cooks the food with such love and care. The smoothies are so good and all made with nut milks (possibly homemade?) and I recommend the cacao one, it's delicious! The garden plate, which comes with veg sushi, mash potato, salad and samosa is a very light, but substantial lunch and the people I've gone with a few times have said that the curry is great, too. It is quite far from the city centre, but well worth going to for the peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the centre and for the fresh, wholesome food on offer :)
Updated from previous review on Monday August 04, 2014

Pros: Lovely atmosphere, High quality, fresh, food
Cons: Maybe a little pricey, but you get what , you pay for
  • vegan

Not Vegan!

Posted on 11 / 23 / 2014

As the other review states it's a nice place with good food with more of a wholefood angle than other An Chay places in HCMC but it's not vegan. They use eggs sometimes. 1 dish can be ordered without the egg but the chef told me they use egg to bind the tofu in the tofu burgers. This ain't good as it is not mentioned on the menu.

Pros: ambience, food quality, wholefood
Cons: a bit expensive, portions not that big , they use egg in some dishes


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Last updated: 2015/06/01


Added: 2014/07/08


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