Quan Com Chay Cuong

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    ( 9 reviews )

One of the only vegetarian restaurants in this neighborhood. Name and address in Vietnamese is, Quán Cơm Chay Cường, 9 Đề Thám.

Categories: Vegan-friendly

9 Reviews

First Review by KennJR2014

Looks appealing but wasn't THAT fresh - Edit

I was heading to the full vegan restaurant and I should probably have sticked to it... There is PLENTY of food here, but honestly I'm not sure it was that fresh in the end. My belly got struggles digesting the food and I'm pretty sure they use a lot of MSG here. The flavors were good but not outstanding and the staff was everything but friendly. They refused the Happy Cow sticker and sent me away pretty much. One GOOD point tho: The Bao Bun was really amazing, very peppery. They offered me some sweets but I'm not sure those were vegan so I said no, looked like there were eggs in there to me. Unfortunately I cannot confirm as the staff didn't speak english.

Pros: variety of foods

Cons: not so fresh, they use MSG, not very friendly staff

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Lots of options along this street, try anothe place - Edit

I don't know why the description of this place says it is one of the only vego restaurants in this neighborhood. It isn't. De Tham is packed with much better vego restaurants than this. I'd only go back to this one earlier in the day. Some of the food i tasted was being in bad. A lot of it was just too old for a long hot day sitting in the display window. And the rice was damn poor quality. Walk up the road a bit and look for 'chay' on the sign.

Cons: shite food

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outstanding hotpot - Edit

There are a lot of locals esting in this location, it is not very Because the Communication was a bit hard we where first a little bit unsure that we are in vegetarian spot, but when we got the ordered "Láu Thai" (Hotpot Thai-Style) it was all forgotten. Very tasty hotspot with a lot of different mock meats and Tofu, different mushrooms and a lot of fresh greens and herbs. Very Tasty and also cheap. Highley recommended

Pros: Delicious Hotspot, Good Value, Helpful Staff

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Holy MSG Batman!! - Edit

After reading the rave reviews, my family and I were so excited to try authentic vegetarian Vietnamese food. We walked with the baby stroller 1.5 miles to build up our appetite. We skipped dinner the night before as we were oddly not hungry. This is unusual as we love to eat 3 full meals a day.

As we ravished into our soup, we all looked at each other. Put down the spoons and made funny faces. It was simple rice porridge, yet it tasted horrible. The next dish came and we had the same reaction. Our 3rd dish came and we all took one bite and put down the forks. The MSG was so heavy that we could not finish more than 10% of our meal.

On the good side, they have VEGAN durian cakes. It is the ONLY time in my life that I have seen the VEGAN version. They were amazing and actually worth the 3 mile round trip.

Pros: Vegan Durian Cakes in a package

Cons: HEAVY MSG, very poor interior, a bit disgusting

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Delicious! - Edit

Huge range of vegetarian dishes, very reasonable prices!

Pros: Waiter speaks good English

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One of my favorite places in Can Tho - Edit

I've had countless meals there, and have tried many dishes. The food is very tasty, and portions are good. It's popular (especially in the evenings) for a reason. Many people go for the hotpots, which I never tried because I was alone, but I'm assuming they are tasty. I highly recommend the following dishes: Bun Cha Gio ("dry" cold rice noodles with herbs and fried spring rolls), Bun Xao (reminiscent of Bun Cha Gio), Bun Bo Kho (amazing rich broth!), Bun Ca Ri (a creamy and very mild Padang curry-based broth), Bun Mang (clear broth, bamboo shoots and mock meat). I also tried their Pho Xao (like a "pho", but without the broth), and it was quite ok. Although most dishes are great, some are simply awful. Stay away from Bun Thai (a lot of very-hard-to-chew herbs and nasty bits of plastic-like stuff meant to imitate seafood) and from the standard rice plate with assorted mock meat. It's bland, oily, and the texture sucks.

Pros: Cheap, Very tasty, Breezy

Cons: A handful of dishes are awful

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Best veg place in Can Tho - Edit

Very inexpensive small and simple restaurant, close to city centre. English is spoken and they also have an English menu. The hot pots are to die for!! But also all other meals with mock meats and vegetables are very delicious. We ate there 3 times in 4 days :)

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my favorite restaurant in vietnam - Edit

ate here 4 times. amazing buffet of mock meats. but even better is the selection of soups and noodle bowls. they are all incredible and cost about $0.75usd.
open seating area. alot of locals. english menus.

Pros: dirt cheap, delicious, endless options

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Eat with the locals - Edit

We ate here three times, including take-outs from the buffet. They will give you an English menu or you can point at the buffet to what you want. We are a family of 4 and we ate meals and drinks for about 100-120,000 vnd.

Nice soups and good range of noodle dishes but do yourself a favour and get into the variety in the buffet.

Pros: Cheap, Big buffet, lots of choice, Family friendly, full of locals

Cons: Maybe not much variety in taste

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