Healthy Farm - Tran Hung Dao District 1

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42 Tran Hung Dao, Ward Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vegan restaurants featuring build-your-own meal style (stir fry or hot pot) where you choose the vegetables, noodles, and mock meats you'd like; has vegan egg. Also offers burgers. A grocery area in the back sells foodstuff for take home. Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-10:30pm.

Category: Vegan, Take-out, Vietnamese

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First Review by veggie_mite

Interest concept - Edit

Interest concept where you pick the noodles and ingredients then you hand them over to be boiled into a soup. There's also a store with a very interesting variety of mock meats.

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30% off from 11 am to 1 pm - Edit

The veg burgers needed spicing, but the sauces were there. They burgers are rather small (see picture with the toothpick cup). They have happy hours from 11 am to 1 pm, you get 30% off the tab. Without the happy hour the burger would not have been worth it. They also have a rice burger, but they told me I had to wait circa 20 min for them to prepare it.

Pros: Happy hour (minus 30%) from 11am to 1pm, clean bat

Cons: The burger was smallish and didn't have any partic

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AMAZING - Edit

This place is amazing and I had to stop by once more before I left Saigon. The food is incredible and so different to vegan food I have had in the past. They have a vegan egg which looks like a hard boiled egg and tastes just like one, but has a different texture. I haven't had an egg in three years! The rice burger is insane, it is these rice patties fried with tempeh in between, possibly the best Thing I have ever ate and completely unexpected

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Love the choice - Edit

The idea behind this restaurant is fantastic: choose what sort of meal you want then choose the exact fresh ingredients you would like in it from their well-stocked fridge. All vegetables, noodles and mock meats have been pre-portioned so you can have many types of veggies, although their excessive use of plastic is not ideal. I chose the Thai hotpot, which sat bubbling away on my table as I gradually added my selected foods. The base soup was way too sweet, do this was a downer, but overall the price came out much cheaper than what many restaurants charge for a hotpot.
Make sure you add up how many ingredients you have chosen - I was overcharged on two different foods, which I was lucky to spot as the receipt was only in Vietnamese. The cashier was reluctant but did eventually give me a refund.

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choose exactly what you want! - Edit

Really brilliant idea, pick the noodles, veggies, and mock meat you want and they stir fry it up for you. The sauce they stir fry it in is nice and not too strong. They have many sauces and a soup you can add for extra flavour to your liking! If you are in a rush you can also take it to go!
The location also has a small shop to buy mock meats, soups, and other things in the back.
Overall, good price and yummy!

Pros: you know exactly what you're getting, yummy and quick, good price

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Interesting concept, good store in the back - Edit

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our experience here. The concept is new to me: you pick out everything you want in your dish (vegetables, mock meats, noodles, etc.), and then they stir fry it up for you fresh. It's a lovely idea. However, I honestly can't say the taste was amazing, but perhaps I didn't get the right combination of things. Still, for a totally vegan experience and a fun meal, I'd recommend it. Prices were quite cheap, too. And you can get vegan soft-serve ice cream after your meal! There's also a very extensive vegan store in the back that has all your normal vegan mock meats plus some exotic ones -- like duck and baby pig! Weird but kinda cool..

Pros: friendly staff, Unique concept, Fresh food

Cons: Noisy street, Small restaurant

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nice - Edit

healthy farm is nice because you can make your own noodles.

You can choose the kind of noodles you like, the herbs, the veggies, the "meat", the mushrooms...

It can be cheap or expensive, depends how many ingredients you had.

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Good and convenient - Edit

Nice place , very friendly staff. Amazing burger and vegan egg. Small vegan shop behind . Very cheap and tasty

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Weird but good - Edit

Had a seaweed salad here and it was basically carrot, rice noodles, herbs and popcorn with sheets of seaweed to wrap it up in. Was tasty but a bit random.

Pros: Nice clean restaurant, Groceries too

Cons: Limited menu

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Great concept and fun! - Edit

We loved that we could basically grocery shop for our own meal and have it cooked in front of us. Taste was average, you definitely need to add sauces to give it some more flavour. The staff could have been a bit more helpful and friendly. There was so much more that they could have sold to us & it wasn't until we started reading about the place that we realised there was so much more to choose from. The vegan egg was great and tasted just like the real thing!

Pros: Choose all your own ingredients and watch them coo, Healthy, Huge range or groceries for someone with kitchen a

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Solid option! - Edit

Food taste really good. Not mind-blowing, but a solid option in a city with lots of street food that our American stomachs can't always handle. Some reviews complain of wasted plastic and bland flavors...both are true. You have to add extra seasoning yourself. And yes, everything taste the same, but we love being able to choose what goes in our meal and we love getting a huge variety of veggies too. Have gone back and will go back again.

Oh, and the ice cream was disappointing, but if you want a vegan frozen treat, at least it's an option here.

Pros: Huge variety of vegetables , Clean and fresh, All vegan

Cons: Wastes plastic , Flavors a little bland, No soap in toilet

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good food, but they forgot about environment... - Edit

Very tasty food, but use very much plastics to pack all vegetables... and use the microwave to heat etc spring rolls.. would comeback again for pasta vegetable soup.

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Yummy, cute, and fun! - Edit

Cute way to eat! You get to build your own bowl, and there is a little grocery store behind. Delicious!

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Packaged, Processed - Edit

The service here reflects the bland, uninspiring, overpriced meals. If you're able to stretch your legs a little, far better fare can be found outside the bounds of the backpacker enclave. Open till late.

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Great concept - Edit

Healthy Farm is a bright, modern noodle bar and vegan grocery. They have a good variety of vegetables, noodles and vegan meats to choose from, even a vegan egg- just check the prices, as individual items cost between 6-20,000. Also, there's vegan soft serve. Good choice!

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What a brilliant find - Edit

Such a lovely place all so fresh and delicious, maybe select 2 packs of noodles if you're really starving as they're a little small portion size. Also a frozen section at the back!!

Pros: English speaking & super helpful, Fresh ingredients that they spritz regularly , Delicious & great value

Cons: Not a huge selection of drinks

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Amazing noodles - Edit

I went to Healthy Farm four times in three days it was that good.

Cool concept. You pick a basket and choose from a variety of fresh veggies, mock meats and noodles. They make it for you in under 10 minutes and it is the best noodles I have had in Vietnam as a vegan. They even have a shop out the back with a huge selection of vegan and vegetarian products.

They also had vegan icecream although there were only two flavours.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Friendly staff

Cons: ---

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Yummy - Edit

Here you can pick and choose noodles, veggies and fake meat for your dish. You put all in a basket, pay per item and they stir-fry it. Taste was really good but can get a bit expensive if one is not careful.

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Not too bad for a quick feed - Edit

I have been here a few times now and the food is pretty good and cooked fresh. It is set up similar to that of Subway: Select your greens, other veggies, mock meats and then they cook it fresh for you, there doesn't seem to be any variety of dishes and flavours no matter what ingredients you select; it comes to you basically the same as your last order.

The have a soy soft serve machine here and tastes pretty nice.

Pros: Quick and easy, Relatively cheap

Cons: all ingredients are wrapped in wasteful plastic pa, not a huge variety of flavours/dishes

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Only one flavour and lots of disposable packaging - Edit

This place sounds like a good idea, but for me it really doesn't follow through well. There is a lot of wasteful packaging because many of the ingredients for selection are packaged in individual portions. I also made the mistake of selecting some packaged (refrigerated) spring rolls, which were microwaved and arrived both half-cooked and soggy. Cups are all disposable plastic. While the idea of the food being freshly prepared is appealing, it seems that it will always end up with the same flavour, as your ingredients are stir-fried and served with a standard broth. The price adds up as you select enough ingredients to make up a meal, and staff will be encouraging you to select that one more item. That's not to say the meal tastes bad. It is fine, if by no means cheap. Of necessity I came here two days in a row and felt like never coming again.

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Great effort, poor-ish execution - Edit

The concept of the store is great, and the store in the back has an incredible selection of faux meats AND they have vegan soft serve ice cream...
BUT
I must say after the initial excitement of trying an actual Vegan place out, I was a bit disappointed. After being convinced to take the most expensive noodles as they are supposedly best, I was surprised at the size of the dish I got in the end, and I took double noodles!! I like to eat a big bowl of noodles, especially if it tastes good and is filled with veggies, but this wasn't even close enough to being full. So very small portions and it cost around 80k VND for one bowl! :( Just noodles and veggies! no tofu or any faux meat. so yeah not so keen on that.
And the soft serve ice cream sounds great but it comes out in the most unnatural colors and tastes just like sweet soy milk... I guess great for kids but nothing special.

Pros: Close to Bui Vien for backpackers

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Great service, delicious food. - Edit

We enjoyed Healthy Farm.
The concept is very neat and the staff are super helpful. It was nice to be able to visit a completely vegan establishment knowing that we could order anything.
Although mostly flavourless, the ice cream is a good treat for the end of the meal.

They also have a shopping area towards the back, where you can purchase vegan items to take home and cook for yourself.

Pros: all vegan and delicious

Cons: We didn't get many ingredients each, but we still

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Amazing stuff - Edit

I really liked the concept of the restaurant even though It meant I took 1 of everything and ate a pretty expensive dinner. If you don't splurge you will probably get away cheaper. Staff was super helpful and they have a nice store as well.

Pros: Chose what you want in the pho. The huge selection

Cons: No explanation for what some of the mock meats wer

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Fantastic concept and food! - Edit

This place rocks.
When you enter, you are greeted by a waitress who explains what to do.
1) Select your greens. I think it was 10,000 each.
2) Select your noodles. (10,000-30,000)
3) Select your extras. (range of prices)
4) Pay. They will cook it all into a pho-style soup/noodle dish.

The food was great, and the whole vibe was great.

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Great concept, ok execution - Edit

Our family ate at this funky little restaurant yesterday. I was touched, moved and inspired by the theme and create my own restaurant based on the concepts here.

The actual food of Healthy Farm is like the food in the rest of Vietnam, full of MSG. Also, the servings are quite small for the price you pay. The ice cream was also tasteless.

Yet, I still give it a 4 Cow Rating for its unique concept and non terrible food.

Pros: Concept of Restraurant is inspiring, People are sweet and know English well

Cons: MSG in Soup, Small portions

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Yummy Farm - Edit

I went a few times when in HCMC. Basically you choose your noodles, veg and 'meat' (heaps of options!!) and they cook it for you. The ice cream is also a great way to finish the meal. Highly recommend a visit!

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