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Eddie’s – New York Diner in Thao Dien Ho Chi Minh City

Lately, there are many new restaurants coming to Thao Dien area, mainly in Xuan Thuy street. But none of them bring the concept of American diner despite of many American living here. Last weekend, it appeared! Eddie’s – New York Diner was having their soft opening. Discount 20% during this period (while they have their staff trained more).

Eddie's thao dien saigon

I was invited to go there last Sunday. It was late afternoon and an awkward time to have a meal, so we ordered Cinnamon Roll for share and a homemade soda for me.

I love the smell of cinnamon even though I’m not a big fan of bread. This cinnamon roll was delicious! It was not as sweet as normal cinnamon roll, but I think that is the plus point with many people avoiding sweet stuff nowadays. Overall it was great. I just thought maybe if they could heat it up a bit before serving that would be even better. A warm cinnamon roll, yum!

The homemade soda was also great. I had to move it to empty glass though because the taste was too light with a lot of ice cubes on the glass. It was better after that. I can taste the ginger and orange in it, and was still cold even without ice.

We were looking at the menu and my friend was explaining the names on the menu. Some of them I never heard of since I’ve never been to US nor American diner. Most of the food are meat. There are some salads menu as well. When we reached side dish section, I saw onion rings and I ask her if it’s possible to order it without main dish. We can!

I was so happy when it arrived. Onion rings is one of my favorite snack (although sometime I got sick after eating too many). This onion rings were awesome. The texture of the onion was perfect. The crispy batter was great. The only thing I would recommend is to sprinkle some salt on top of it before eating it. Pour some ketchup, dip the onion rings, and enjoy the crunchy batter and soft onion inside.

Next time I will try their main dish! Have you visited them? What is your favorite american diner dish? Tell me in comment below.

Eddie’s New York Diner

71 Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Food · Ho Chi Minh City

Riverfarm – new Vietnamese restaurant in D2

I had a lunch appointment with my friend but haven’t decided where to go yet. Then my friend suggested a new place in Nguyen Van Huong street. She said it is a Vietnamese Restaurant. And it allows dog! So we decided to check it out. 

The address is 199b Bis Nguyen Van Huong street. If you come from BIS direction, it is located right when the street turn to left. The entrance is quite clear. Should be easy to find. 

They have outdoor seating which would be nice to sit if it was not cloudy and almost raining. We sat under the roof, but still can see the river view. It was good enough. 

I looked at the menu and everything is so expensive! Pork ribs with 5 spices is 150k vnd. Beef skewer with noodle rice is 200k vnd. Since I didn’t know how good they are, I chose their lunch set. They have 3 kind of menu for lunch set. 

Braised chicken with chili and lemongrass

I ordered braised chicken with chili and lemongrass. The other 2 lunch set menu was not appealing to me (catfish, and fried egg with pork). Although my friend said the fried egg was good. 

Each of lunch set menu comes with steam rice, veggie and soup. The chicken I ordered was delicious. Too bad they didn’t serve it hot. The soup was warm as well so we asked them to reheat it. But overall the food was good. And another plus is the price. For one set only cost us 45k vnd! Very cheap for a restaurant with nice view, and very surprising as well because I saw a 200k vnd price on lunch set menu. But when the receipt came, it was only 45k vnd. 

There is a black dog who is friendly and always trying to play with my dog. This place is dog-friendly. Definitely need to come again with our dogs next time!