Tam Quang Minh

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 20 reviews )

33 Ly Thai To, Hoi An, Vietnam,

This vegan eatery is open daily for food like pho with mock meat, rice paper rolls, plates of greens, fried pancake with bean-shoots and peanut dipping sauce. One employee speaks English. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Take-out, Vietnamese

Reviews (20)

First Review by Shim_marom

ok food, nice staff, cheap - Edit

I had the pancakes which tasted ok, but were extremely greasy. Nothing special. Since I got there around 6pm I didn't go for the com chay (Buffet) because it's usually not as good later in the day. Staff was very friendly and prices are indeed very low.

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vegan lunch buffet - Edit

Came during lunch time and had the typical vegan buffet tray with rice noodles, tofu, seitan, greens and rice. The prices are cheaper (just 15,000 for a plate) compared to the other vegan buffet competition. Their English and food was also a bit better. Great deal for the price.

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Cheap but Soulless - Edit

Not sure what all the fuss is about, but the phở here was literally the worst I've had during my four-week Vietnamese odyssey: three slabs of mock luncheon meat hacked over a bowl of rice noodles barely submerged in lolly water, with a few shreds of greens on the side, the best thing that can be said about the food here is that it's cheap. The cao lầu I tried was equally average, with the stiffness and tastelessness of the noodles suggesting they were at least day old. If you're trying to squeeze every dong out of your trip, dine here; but if you value quality, you may want to cough up a bit more white tax and dine elsewhere.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-06

Pros: cheap, lush setting

Cons: pseudo-food prepared without much love

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Beautiful fresh local vegan and veggie food - Edit

Non pretentious, locals pack this place out in the lunch hours. It's fresh and scrumptious. We had pretty much all items on the menu. My boyfriend is a meat eater but allergic to egg and onion and this place was amazing and very little nightshades so catered to both of us with ease. Everything was vegan. The rice paper rolls are bananas good. Ate here almost everyday

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Really great! - Edit

We really enjoyed both times eating at this restaurant. Our first time was in the morning and I ordered the noodle soup. It was really great! The second time I ordered a buffet and chose a selection of delicious vegetable dishes with rice.

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My favourite 'Chay' restaurant in Hoi An, if not Vietnam! - Edit

I'm lucky enough to be living just around the corner from this place and have visited numerous times. I'm a vegetarian who's been living in Vietnam for over 3 years so I've tried many of the fantastic vegetarian restaurants in Hoi An, Da Nang and elsewhere and believe me, this is one of the best!
It may not be the fanciest of places, but it is the real-deal; an authentic Buddhist chay (vegetarian) place that caters to local Buddhists. The selection of dishes on offer is fantastic and includes local must trys:
- Cao Lau (udon-type noodles soaked in a sweet-smoky broth, with mock pork and crunchy wontons).
- Mi Quang ( rice noodles in a turmeric-flavoured broth, topped with veg, tofu, mock meat, rice crackers, coriander and peanut).
All noodle dishes are just 15,000vnd (less than $1!)

Also on offer for breakfast is 'Bun' (vermicilli-type rice noodles in a tomato broth, lots of mock meat); and a really yummy selection of dishes that you choose at the counter (highly recommend the yellow, turmeric noodles; and savoury jackfruit).

The com chay (dishes of the day and rice) selection is always vary varied and includes plenty of very convincing mock meat options as well as pure veg dishes. For 20,000vnd they'll pile your tray up with about 5 different things and you'll get a big serve of rice and a bowl of soup as well. For 25,000 you can get 7 different servings on your tray.

If you're lucky enough to visit on a day when they're offering Banh Xeo (crispy savoury pancake), be sure to try it! You'll get a very generous serving of Banh Xeo served alongside a piled-up plate of fresh, fragrant greens; rice paper to roll it all in (the friendly staff will show you how) and a dipping sauce. Very filling, only 30,000vnd and the best Banh Xeo I've tasted! On the days that it's on the menu they will write in on the board at the front of the restaurant. They don't usually serve it much later than noon.

If you visit on one of the full or half-moon days this place will be packed with locals, especially in the evening. They do special dishes on these days, one of the stand-outs is the Chicken Rice (Com Ga).

The staff are friendly and speak English (some more than others) and tourists/travellers/expats pay exactly the same as locals. There are no menus, so just look and point, or practice saying dish names in Vietnamese if you dare :) A great choice even for non-vegetarians, my boyfriend is an avid carnivore, yet he loves this place!

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-28

Pros: Super cheap!, Huge selection of dishes, Friendly staff who speak English

Cons: Closes at 7pm; I often teach until 7.30pm !

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Simple, cheap, tasty - Edit

Simple but delicious cơm chay that is extremely cheap at VND15K. Fans may or may not be running. I had a tasty rice plate for lunch and as I tried to finish the last of it with chopsticks, two local women laughed at me and handed me a spoon. Eating was a social experience, even though I came here alone. The staff also let me fill my water bottle.

Updated from previous review on 2016-07-01

Pros: Cheap

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great noodle soup - Edit

Very authentic and tasty, super cheap,
We recommend the noodle soups but not so much the buffet thing

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Noodle soup in March 2016 - Edit

My boyfriend and me were here in March 2016. I ordered noodle soup with vegetarian meat. It was very delicious, but portion was too small. We paid 15.000 đ. :)
Waitress was very friendly and she actually spoke English.

Cons: Inexpensive

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try it, it's awesome! - Edit

i am travelling through Vietnam for 3 weeks now and this is the best place I've eaten so far.

they have about 6 meals and all are typical vietnamese (like the pho soup) for just 15000 dong each. the size of a meal is quite big and the staff is really friendly. it a great place and I recommend it to everyone (especially if you want to try the local food).

Pros: everything!

Cons: it's wrong on the map. the place is on the same st

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The best service with excellent food - Edit

The owner treated us perfectly. We didn't knew if we would have enough money to pay for dinner, and she offered to come back the next day to pay. The dinner was perfect, we highly recommend the rolls. Plus, the place was well set up, pretty and warm. Nice decoration.

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Best vegan, local food - Edit

Wer went there 3 days ago and from this time every day for lunch and dinner. At the first visit it was totally crowded (we think it was a special buddhist day or something), but on the other days it was almost empty.
Everybody there is super nice and helpful, but you have to ask and talk with hands and feet. The menue we didn't have the first time is short, just 5-6 meals, but with pictures and now, when we tried everything we recommend everything. Doesn't matter what you order, everything is God damn delicous!
You can have Pho, springrolls and other things I don't know. A lot of mock meat and mock fish to try....great, just great.

Pros: Local vegan food, Yummie, Short menue with fotos

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Amazing food - Edit

This place...cannot say enough good things.

Only Vietnamese people in the restaurant - staff so friendly. Beer cheap, food plentiful and delicious. All veggie. Had the Pho and the Mi Quang soups and then shared a MASSIVE plate of Banh Xeo with all the accompaniements (lettuce, coriander (but beware of the fish tasting coriander which is special for vietnam and GROSS), holy basil for the soups, cucumber). It was awesome and we ate our weight for only 90,000 dong including beers.

If you want a real vietnamese experience go here. There are so many places along the SE Asia backpacker trail that service crappy, bland vegetarian food...this is what we all are looking for. Authentic, flavoursome, delicious and truly and experience.

PS the map is not correct, it is more south towards the next intersection so keep walking and dont despair!

Pros: BANH XEO, Cheap and filling, Authentic

Cons: Wrong on the map!

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Best Place In Hoi An - Edit

Don't know how this place doesn't have more 5 star reviews. Best pho I had in Vietnam. Great spring rolls that you put together yourself and great other dishes. Only thing that bothered me was I was told to get drinks out of fridge myself and all waters were definitely opened and refilled. We had a coke and sprite instead. But even with those and 3 entrees, the meal was $3.25. Do yourself and favor and go here. Big place and all locals eating there. Lovely. One girl spoke English and was very kind to us.

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Great place! - Edit

I ate here a few days in a row when I was in Hoi An last month. I loved the Pho with mock meat and loads of noodles and it had some of the most flavourful broth of any of the Pho I ate in Vietnam. This place is also amazingly cheap so make sure to check it out if you're in Hoi An.

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Local and cheap - Edit

The place seems to be very popular among locals. The food seems to be fresh and cheap.

However, the kitchen and seating area didn't seem to be clean at all... Leafy vegetables were washed in dirty water. I was afraid I would get sick after eating there. Fortunately, I didn't.

Still, it was an interesting experience to eat there.

Pros: Very cheap, A local place, Tasty food

Cons: Not a clean place at all

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Lovely place - Edit

Very friendly place. I love their rice pancakes. They do have a menu in English and at least one member of staff speaks English.

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Local experience - Edit

It's a simple local place that has noodle soups, mock meats, make-it-yourself springrolls and other dishes for a very low price. Communication can be a problem, but you can simply point to what you want.

Location: the correct coordinates are 15.882754, 108.335990 (copy-paste to google maps).

Pros: cheap

Cons: no English

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