Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Buffet Dinner @ Hotel Nikko Saigon

Many hotels have their buffet lunch or buffet dinner in their restaurant, but not all of them has a good food given the high price they charged. One of the restaurant that has a good review is Hotel Nikko Saigon. My husband has tried it before and he said the food is delicious, so I was interested to try it as well. We went there 4 days ago to celebrate his birthday.

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The buffet dinner is at 2nd floor of the hotel. There is a reception table where you will be asked if you have reservation there. We didn’t make any reservation, but luckily they still have table for us. (Note to self : next time need to make reservation to make sure we have table). They gave us a small table for 2 persons, then asked us what drink would we want; red wine, white wine, beer, soft drink, champagne. We both ordered white wine. The waitress then offered us which way of cook for lobster we would have; steamed, grilled, or grilled with cheese. The lobster is apparently most favorite dish here.

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Grilled Lobster

My husband ordered grilled lobster. It was grilled with butter. So good! So yummy! This one is only half of lobster.

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Grilled Lobster with Cheese

I ordered this one. Yummy as well~! The lobster was a bit hard. I don’t know if it’s because they cooked it for too long or that’s how lobster is. I never ate lobster before.

We ended up order another portion of lobster. We were not sure if the lobster free of charge (because this is an all-you-can-it buffet) or need to pay separately if we order more. For lobster, we have to order it from table, directly to the waiter. It came in full lobster divided by 2. Yummy! And the best part is it’s inclusive in the buffet price, no extra charge when we checked our bill. It means you can eat as many lobster as you can, as long as you can finish it!

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It was Thursday night and this restaurant is so packed. Many reserved table as well. There was live music which makes the dinner more cozy.

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Seafood counter

Seafood counter where you can order sashimi, nigiri sushi, and hand-roll sushi. Also to get shrimps, crabs and bring it to grill counter next to it. I love the salmon sashimi. It’s fresh and delicious. The tuna sashimi is bad though, I don’t like it.

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Salad counter

I’ll be honest. I didn’t visit this counter >_< They look fresh and delicious though.

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Appetizer counter

At the end of this counter, there are mussels and oysters. I like the oyster! Fresh and delicious.

There are also counter for hotpot, pasta, beef, and dessert. A huge variation of food and most of them are delicious. I don’t like the beef though. Their pasta is good! I wanted to order more but my stomach couldn’t handled it. Too full.

And so the most important part is how much is the price for buffet dinner in Hotel Nikko Saigon. It’s 1.100.000 vnd per person (plus 5% service tax and 10% VAT). If you have member card, you can get 15% discount. Not bad for a 5-star hotel.

Will you go there to enjoy all-you-can-eat lobster? or just to celebrate something special? Worth it 😉

Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Quan Oc Khanh – again ;)

Last weekend I went to Quan Oc Khanh again for dinner. This time I went with my husband because he never tried this one. At first I wanted to try the one he ate before, but it’s in district 10. Too far (read : too lazy).

We ordered 5 dishes this time, and tried some other menu. The first menu I recommended was the blood clam with garlic. I didn’t take picture of that dish, but you can see it on this link.

Here are the list of other menu we ordered (I forgot to take note of their name again -__-) :

quan oc khanh sea snail with butter

Some kind of sea-snails cooked in butter. Eat this with banh mi. Soooo good! A bit spicy though.

quan oc khanh oyster with garlic and butter

Oyster! This time I ordered oyster with garlic and butter. Delicious! Fresh oyster, very juicy.

quan oc khanh finger clam garlic

Finger clams cooked with garlic. I’ve wanted to try this since my visit to Barcelona. I didn’t order it at that time and I was still curious. My husband saw this one Quan Oc Khanh menu and he suggested me to order. It was a right decision! This clam is good. Especially when you eat with those fried garlic.. yummy~!

quan oc khanh clam with peanut and onion

Last time I ordered this one with cheese. This time I tried the one with peanut and spring onions. It was good, surprisingly. Clams and peanuts… I never imagined this combination but apparently it works.

For all those plus 2 banh mi and 3 sapporo beer, we had to pay for 450.000 vnd (About USD 20). I can’t get enough of snails and clams. My mouth still wanted more, but my stomach said it’s enough xD This restaurant is very recommended!