In HCMC, there are several halal food outlets that can cater to your palates from a few days to a few weeks :) stay in the city. Although I had a full list, I went only to the accessible few that were located within the vicinity that I stayed. The first time here, I stayed at Saigon Hotel on Dong Du Street which is across the Sheraton but not directly opposite. On these rows, there are the Saigon Halal, Penang Nyonya, and Bombay restaurants. If you are staying near the Ben Tanh market, which I did on my second visit, there is the Halal VN restaurant nearby. In fact, we just can walk from the Ben Tanh area to Dong Du street which is a good exercise for us. There is also the middle east restaurant, 'Warda' which served arab foods but the prices are expensive. The owner said their meat is halal. The Halal Saigon which is owned by a Malaysian female doctor, served a large variety of food that can last you more than three days, that is, if you stay that long in this city. I just got a new information that the ex-owner of Halal@Saigon has a restaurant in District 3 in the name of Banana Leaf which is the only halal buffet restaurant in Ho Chih Minh City. Read the latest comment from the blogreader.
As of January 2014, I came cross another blog giving a list of halal restaurants of his choices. According to him, Halal VN is no longer open.
I forgot to ask what VN stands for. Anyone?
|The famous Pho Soup|
|Tasty fried noodles, the noodles are bigger than our mee kuning|
|'Condiments' for the Pho soup|
|Perhaps the famous iced coffee? I love it!|
|French Fries for the kids|
|Chicken rice at VN|
Halal Saigon on Dong Du Street located a few doors away from Saigon Hotel and opposite D' Nyonya Restaurant.
|I love this soup as it has this 'pineapple' flavor that lends to its sweet taste.|
|A tofu soup|
Pumpkin flower buds
|The flowers of the Tonkin creeps|
| Rice pancake which I don't recommend because of its hardened texture.|
The free warm sugar cane drink
|All time favourite. It costs about rm5 in the restaurant but the street vendors will sell you double. Be ready to jual mahal. After several meters trying to catch up with your brisk walk, the price will surely go down.|
|The oldest mosque in HCMC which is across the Halal Saigon Restaurant|