Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nhà Hàng Ngon

We found this place through TripAdvisor... which is possibly the biggest mistake.

This place is definitely catered for tourists. You get all sorts of street food, all under one roof.

I didn't invade their kitchen, their kitchen is available at the side of the restaurant so it's very transparent.

Viet Spring Rolls - VND62,000 (USD2.70)

Normal, still edible.

Grilled Pork Skewers - VND82,000 (USD 3.70) for 2

Seriously have no idea what skewer have I just shoved into my mouth.

Steamed Rice with Boiled Chicken - VND65,000 (USD 2.90)

Chicken is overcooked if I have to name it I will call it rock hard chicken. The whole plate is just dry, no sauce, nothing.

Steamed Rice with Pork Spare-Ribs - VND62,000 (USD 2.80)

Same goes to the pork ribs. So dry! I really have no appetite when I see overcooked meat with no sauce.

Vietnamese Bahn Xeo - VND60,000 (USD2.70)

This was alright, the skin of the pancake is pretty crispy but the fillings is miserable! A little bit more fillings would be great.

Salad Roll with Shrimp, Pork and Shredded Pork Skin - VND16,000 (USD0.75)

This was possibly the best item on the table.

Viet Pho - VND58,000 (USD 2.60)

Nope not flavourful at all.

Bahnmi VND68,000 (USD3)

Overcooked beef, awful frozen fries and a rock hard baguette.

I do not understand how this place can be rated so high on TripAdvisor, but it is certainly the place to avoid. There are plenty of other shops out there which is not only better in quality and much cheaper. This is a classic example of paying for the ambience and not for the food. 

Other charges:
  1. Towel VND2000 (USD0.10)
  2. Vietnamese Coffee VND37,000 (USD1.70)
  3. Mineral Water 23,000 (USD 1.05)

Staffs aren't particularly nice either, it took them forever to attend, there's always nobody around our table and it's so difficult to ask for something. At some point, we got really tired of trying to search for someone.

The only thing that's worth talking about is their ambience, it's pretty clean and organised. Very comfortable dining area but what's the point when the food is below average? 

Nha Hang Ngon
160 Pasteur,
Bến Nghé Quận 1
Thành phố 
Hồ Chí Minh
Opening Hours
Daily 7.30am - 10.30pm

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