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Com Chay Thanh Tinh

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12 Quang Trung (at near the big Market building), Chau Doc, Vietnam,

Little market stall with plastic chairs just outside the main market. Look for the word "chay" (vegetarian) on the front of the stall. Specializes in mock meat, sprouts, Asian basil, greens, varieties of noodle. Vegan except for the yellow noodle which contain egg. Try the traditional pho (rice noodle). Also has a small selection of grocery for sale. There is another Com Chay Thanh Tinh located at 30 Do Chieu, P.1, TP, Vung Tau, phone 869348.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Vietnamese

Reviews (7)

First Review by jasminetea

Be careful: this is not purely vegetarian - Edit

Sadly didn't have a good experience with this place. It seems to market itself as vegetarian and has 'vegetarian' written at the top of the menu but when you look through it most of the dishes are chicken/ pork / beef/ seafood. There were a few tofu dishes, 'stir fried mixed veg' and some mushroom dishes that were veggi but for some reason they didn't have half of these. The food I did have here was very average and there were loads of bugs/ flies that were being propelled into our food by the fan above us.

I came home and read the reviews of this place on happy cow and thought that maybe I should give it another go and order something 'mock meat' so went back. We were sat next to a German couple who were not vegetarian but had ordered chicken. I asked if it was real chicken and they said it was and that it even had skin on it. the staff speak no English and got really frustrated with us on both days when we tried to clarify if the menu was vegetarian or not. I think the term vegetarian has been lost in translation here and that they are actually serving meat which some people have assumed is 'mock meat' because of how they are marketing themselves (probably without realising).

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Beautiful and Delish dinner spot - Edit

Rolled into Chau Doc for the night prior to heading to Phnom Pehn. Current reviews are accurate - great food with street seating. Located on the corner just a little past the market.

4 of us dined, ordered 3 dishes, teas, and a pop - all for 175,000 dong. Great sweet and sour chicken, spicy citronella and red pepper tofu. Tried the 'beef nuts' - the only so/so item we ordered. Would definitely go back again. good English menu - staff doesn't speak much English.

Pros: Cheap, Delish mock meats, Friendly staff

Cons: Staff doesn't speak much english, No diet pops, No beer


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Good choice - Edit

I went here in Feb 2011. This place has quite a good menu and they cook your meal fresh. So unlike some other vegie places I've reviewed in Vietnam, the menu items were actually available and hot! Good soup.

Pros: value, variety, easy to find


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Basic but OK. - Edit

The food is ok in this busy, clean enough little restaurant but order something that is freshly cooked off the menu as the buffet food hangs around all day in the heat and is uncovered (flies).


Cons: buffet at ambient temp., little / no english


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this is funny... - Edit

i just tried to get this restaurant into this website a year ago...
well i had the adress as 30 do chieu, p.1, tp.
But i might be wrong about it, as time flyes by!
AWESOME place! Amazing Pho Chay and nice fake meat dishes. If you're doing the stupid border crossing to Cambodia as i did...go there.
The crossing is useless, but this place is worth going!!!
Highly recommended by
Merciless526

Pros: cheap, friendly staff, valuable


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Friendly family restaurant. - Edit

This is actually at 16 Quang Trung. We were only in Chau Doc for one day but came here three times! The family who run the place don't speak much English but they were very helpful and service was quick. They even opened the restaurant for us one evening (it was only 8pm!). I recommend the tofu and lemongrass and the mock beef with ginger. The rice with tofu and tomato is interesting, too. It was quite busy with locals at lunchtime. They also have a small selection of groceries (cakes, mockmeats etc).
As it's a family run place don't expect glamorous surroundings but we thought it was clean enough. Prices of dishes range from 10,000-25,000 dong.

Pros: Friendly staff, Quick service, varied menu

Cons: Unglamorous surroundings


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