on our last day in asia. we ate at a popular seafood restaurant in HCMC, Vietnam. it was already really good food to begin with, but i think our two weeks on MRE’s and instant noodles in jungle northern vietnam enhanced the entire eating experience. heineken beer even tasted good.
here’s what we ate. thanks to gemie’s super cool cousin who knows all the good places to eat in saigon.
1. goi ca ngoc suong -which consists goi of marinated and cooked white fish chilled with ginger garnish, plantanes, fresh slices of starfruit, a couple of ot (chili peppers), mint and cabbage. this amazing thousand island colored sauce was paired with the roll and made a flavor explosion of tangy-sweet-hint of salt and kick of hotness from the chili pepper with a wonderful crunch of all the garnishes. this was so freakin’ good! here’s the roll before it was rolled
2. next dish: cua rang me (tamarind crab). the sauce was so flavorful! sweet with tamarind and other spices to make it a robust sauce that tastes so incredible with the crab meat inside. we even licked the entire shell just so we could get all the sauce
wanna go eat this? here’s the restaurant. supposedly, this is part of a chain, but this location is the original. sooooooooooooo good!!!
Ngoc Suong Saigon, Seafood Restaurant
6 Hoang Viet St.
Tan Binh Dist., HCMC, Vietnam
Tel: 8441951 – 8456771 – 8456772 <-- i think that's 3 different phone numbers, but that how it was on the card