When I have no idea what to have for lunch or dinner, I often use Foursquare to help me out. I find the reviews there are reliable. So this time I also used it to find a lunch place.
There was 1 interesting restaurant that I wanted to try before. The Vintage Emporium at 95B Nguyen Van Thu, Ho Chi Minh City. It is a European style small restaurant. I have it on my list on foursquare and the review also really good. A very high review score. So I went there for lunch.
The place is not too big but really comfortable to sit and have coffee or meal. They are famous for their breakfast, brunch and lunch, but I think in the evening will be nice to hang out there as well. They are open from 8.30 am to 10.00 pm. When I came, there were many customers in first floor so the waitress ushered me to second floor.
I sat on a long table near window, and then she gave me the menu and wifi password. I like the ambiance, feels homey and relaxing. I like the interior design as well. Classic.
I saw the menu and mostly costs above 100.000 vnd. There is lunch combo from 11.30 to 13.30 with several choices for only 99k vnd. Better try the combo then. I picked saigon baguette and vietnamese ice coffee with milk. I found out later that they charge 5.000 vnd for the milk.
Saigon Baguette. One word. Loved it! The bread is crunchy outside and soft inside, with fresh vegetables and BBQ pork on top of it. Very recommended!
Their ice coffee also good. It’s a bit strong for me but I like the taste.
Another thing that I like here is that they serve free water for you!
This is The Vintage Emporium menu just in case you want to see what they are serving there.
All-in-all this is a very good place to go alone or with friend(s), to have a chat or just enjoying morning / afternoon.
Have you been there as well? What do you think of this restaurant? Let me know in comment below 😉
There are many good restaurants along Le Thanh Ton street Ho Chi Minh City but mostly are Asian restaurant. So we went to eat Asian food most of the time since we live near that area. Last Friday, we wanted to try something different. My husband interested in Swiss Restaurant at Le Thanh Ton street, just before intersection with Hai Ba Trung street. I saw this restaurant many times during my dog walking with my dog. It’s a 2-level small restaurant.
He saw the review was good so we decided to try it. We sat at 2nd floor, no one was around by the time we came. They have a great choice of food, but the price a little put me off. They are expensive! 😦
We ordered Pumpkin Soup, Pork Cordon Bleu, and Veal Sausage. The waiter asked us if we want to share the food. We said yes ( we were thinking to share the food as well but using our plate, and he offered a proper sharing food! Didn’t know we can do this in a fancy restaurant ).
I’m not a fan of pumpkin soup because of its sweetness, but my husband like this soup. They gave us a small bowl to share the soup, but I only took a small portion of it. Actually this one is nice, not too sweet.
I love this one! Best pork cordon bleu I’ve ever eaten. The meat was tender, and the cheese filling is just right. The edge part was crispy. It’s just perfect. Very recommended!
Another one from Traditional Swiss Menu was Veal Sausage. I like this one as well. The sausage is nicely made. And the onion sauce added more flavor to the sausage. That potato side dish also good. This one also recommended.
On the other table, there was 2 Japanese men who were most likely a regular since everyone there welcomed them. They ordered cheese fondue for starter. Maybe next time (on special occasion) I will try that, because it’s not cheap 😀
The total bill for us was 850.000 vnd. I think it’s very expensive, but the food quality is awesome. Have you tried this restaurant before? Do you want to try it? Let me know on comment below 😉
“Can you take me to MAD House in District 2? Last time i attended farewell party there”, and the driver know it already. It was 2 months ago when i came to this place, to say farewell to my German friend. She is a very good person and good partner for dog walking. I remember at that time the food here was really good. It was a tapas style dinner, so i got to try many kind of dishes. The view also very good. It’s a European style restaurant, and i really like it.
Today i went there with my husband to show him the restaurant and to try the delicious chips! 😀 We picked an outdoor table because it wasn’t that sunny at that time. The waitress came and gave us the menu.
They have a wide range choice of beer. They also have special menu of the day.
He ordered MAD Burger and MAD Beer, while i ordered Danish Fish Cake and MAD Soda’s Coconut & Lime. And of course i didn’t forget to order Crispy Taro Chips.
While waiting, i took some pictures of the place.
After some time, our chips and drinks came. MAD Beer has a passion fruit in it, and MAD Soda’s Coconut & Lime was good as well. This chip is my favorite! It’s thin and very crispy, and the sauce is really good. Dip the chips in the sauce and i can’t stop eating!
As we sat there, we noticed there were many foreigner and no local family / couple. This place is recommended to have a chill and relax time. The food also delicious.
Maybe next time I can go here with friends and just drink coffee and have a good chat. They are located at 6/1/2 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. They also serve breakfast menu, and for the weekend it lasts until 2 pm.