De Salita – BBQ and Beer

There are many BBQ restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the newest one is De Salita in District 1. It is located at the heart of the city, on 29 Le Thanh Ton, at a very nice neighborhood. You will hear them shouting “Hellooo” when you pass by in the evening. I never heard them saying that in the afternoon.

De Salita
De Salita menu
De Salita menu

They have a choice of appetizer, meat, cheese, seafood and pasta, which is good enough for me. They are fail on beer options though. They should have more choices for beer (it’s on their name!), but they only have 4 or 5 kind of beers. That’s really disappointing for me.

We ordered these 2 for side dish, but they came earlier as appetizer lol. The one with bacon is Smoked German Potato (i think.. sorry i forgot which one is this), and mushroom saute. They both were really good! Big portion as well.

Spare ribs with Spicy sauce

This one was huge! Lucky I didn’t order this (but my husband did, so I need to help him as well lol). The meat is tender enough. The sauce is delicious! Marinated well into the meat. It was a good choice of sauce. And it’s not that spicy by the way.

Grilled Octopus without spicy sauce

The original menu for this is spicy grilled octopus, but I asked them to not use the spicy sauce because I was worried it might be too spicy for me. They cooked the octopus really well. It was not hard to chew. And after I tried the spicy sauce on ribs, I regretted that I didn’t use it for the octopus 😦 It was really yummy. Could’ve tasted even better with spicy sauce.

The staffs were friendly. The place is cozy and pleasant. They also have 2nd floor, maybe I should check it out next time.

Experience · Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

BBQ Saigon Night – First Try

There are many restaurants in backpacker area in Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve never been to that area before. The area is between Bui Vien street and Pham Ngu Lau street. I heard this area is very interesting with many foreigners sitting around drinking beer. But I also been told to never wander around that area alone, especially at night.

Last week I have visitors and they wanted to try the grilled octopus there, so I had a chance to walk around that area! (Yay!) They didn’t know where is the place exactly. Based on information from their friend it was located in the street where many people sit and drink beer. My first guest was Pham Ngu Lau street, but it was not. Since we were so hungry, I decided to search on Google about grilled octopus in that area.

I found 2 places selling grilled octopus. One was a small unlisted-on-google restaurant and the other was Five Oyster Restaurant. We decided to go to the unlisted restaurant.


The place’s name is BBQ Saigon night. We saw the octopus! Once we got our seat, we went to the counter to pick which item we want. We ordered octopus, pork sausage and pork satay. We didn’t order many because no warranty that place has good food.

Grilled pork sausage

The first dish that came out was the pork sausage. It was good! I didn’t eat it with the veggies tho xD

Grilled pork satay

Next was pork satay. This one was not special. I don’t recommend this one.

Grilled Octopus

And finally the grilled octopus! It was delicious. A bit chewy and a little spicy. Yummy~ For big size octopus the price is 180k vnd.

Total we spent was 261k vnd for 3 dishes and 2 bottles of beer. We could have ordered more but we had another plan that day.

It was a nice experience. I like the ambience there. Friendly environtment, good food, cold beer and a good friend. Perfect!