“What shall we eat for lunch?” This question always appear especially on weekend and national holiday, because my husband is not working and I can’t just go somewhere alone to eat whatever I want (can I?) :D. He was not feeling feel and wanted something cheap and throat-friendly because of his cough.
We opened once again the list from migrationology and looked at Bun Thit Nuong place. It is not too far from where we live and last time we were there, they tasted good. We went there riding our motorbike with me as navigator (google map on stand by!), and it was an easy trip.
In front of the restaurant, there was a guy calling us to park our motorbike at the spot. He helped my husband arranging the motorbike in parking lot, then another guy gave me a parking card.
The space inside this restaurant is limited. Maybe they have second floor though, but I’m not sure. We sat on one of empty table and one of the employee approached us. I ordered bun cha gio, while my husband ordered bun thit nuong. The guy asked me something but I couldn’t understand him.. For the drink, we ordered just iced tea.
The food came out quite fast. My bun cha gio didn’t taste like expected 😦 It’s either their cha gio (Spring roll) was worse than before, or I happened to have tried a better one. It didn’t taste terrible though. Still edible. Just not as good as I expected.
My husband’s bun thit nuong on the other hand was delicious. Their grilled pork is tasty. If you like pork satay, then this one is similar.
The total for our meal was 84k vnd. We came out to get our motorbike on parking lot and it was free parking! I saw a guy was grilling the pork skewers at the side of the street near parking lot, and I said to my husband “This is why their grilled pork taste good! :D”
As a fan of Japanese gyoza (dumpling), I can’t miss out this new place in town. It is located inside the new mall Saigon Center, on 5th floor. It’s one of the shop in Asia Village, some kind of food court with interesting concept. The area is not big though. Osaka Ohsho itself is quite big in area.
I tried to get someone to find seat for me but noone came, so I just picked one of the seat for 2 persons. After a while, the waitress gave me the menu. A set of 6 pcs gyoza is 45k vnd. They have ramen on menu as well, but somehow I didn’t want to try it. They also have set menu.
After contemplating for a while, I decided to try the set that is approved by Japanese (well at least according to them..). It’s a set of gyoza (6 pcs) and Sapporo Beer. I know.. not enough for lunch, but I didn’t want to try their other menu.
It took so long for them to serve the gyoza. I was hungry and already thought “This gyoza better be good, or else…”. Can’t do much anyway if it’s not good, so.. “or else.. I’m gonna eat ramen in Japanese area”.
Looks promising. The bottom was crispy. The skin was a bit too thick for my taste. But the filling is delicious. The composition of meat and vegetable are balanced. I would recommend my husband to try it as well.
Eating good food always made me happy! And this one made me happy.