Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Nha Hang Ngan Dinh – Chinese Restaurant in District 5 Ho Chi Minh

Last Saturday, we tried to find something for lunch in a place that is (relatively) far away from our apartment. We checked out some alternatives on foody.vn and interested in a dimsum restaurant in District 5. It’s Nha Hang Ngan Dinh, located inside Windsor Hotel on 6th floor.

The restaurant is quite big and busy when we came. They asked us to wait for available table. After about 5 minutes, we were ushered to a table downstair. I saw many tables filled with family with or  without kids. Mostly were Vietnamese and Chinese people. There were 2 Japanese ladies as well.

As we sat on our table, they gave us a menu. Luckily the menu has English name for each one of the dishes. Most of the waiter and waitress here can’t speak English, so you need to be patient and listen carefully what they were telling you. If you can speak Vietnamese, even just a little bit, that would be a great help. We didn’t worry about the language barrier because it’s pretty easy to order there. We just need to fill in on the column, how many of each dish that we want to order, then give the paper (menu) back to them.

For the drink, we ordered Pu Erh tea. Never heard of it before, which means have to try it 😀 It’s quite good. It costs 80.000 vnd but it’s unlimited refill. Still quite expensive though lol.

We ordered 7 dishes, including a Fish Porridge which i didn’t take picture of it. The porridge has a balance taste, quite good.

Deep-fried wonton with mayonnaise
Deep-fried wonton with mayonnaise

This is my favorite! Yummy wonton. Although i think it would be better if it’s not overcooked.The wonton skin was a bit hard.

Steamed Chicken Feet with XO Sauce
Steamed Chicken Feet with XO Sauce

I haven’t eaten chicken feet for so long! That’s why we ordered this, and i disappointed 😦 There were only 4 small chicken feet. The sauce is actually okay, and a bit spicy. But they didn’t marinated enough. It tasted really bland for me. I don’t like it.

Steamed Fresh Shrimp with Pork Dumpling
Steamed Fresh Shrimp with Pork Dumpling

This one is good. It has a very big shrimp and the dumpling was yummy. Psst.. i ate it with mayonnaise, and it was super yummy xD

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling
Steamed Shrimp Dumpling

I’m not a fan of Ha Cao or Steamed Shrimp Dumpling. But this one is okay. It was delicious.

Steamed Bean Curd Roll
Steamed Bean Curd Roll

This bean curd also good! It has minced meat and veggie inside. At first i didn’t think it was good, but on 2nd bite i could feel it. Yummy~!

Steamed pork rib with caterpillar fungus
Steamed pork rib with caterpillar fungus

This one is okay, but nothing special. It tasted a bit sweet for me. So this one was not my favorite as well.

Total bill for us was almost 600.000 vnd. Quite expensive, but cheaper than the one we tried at Shang Palace Restaurant.

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