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Veggie Venue 11 – Loving Hut Hoa Đăng

A truly awesome find hidden towards the end of District 1 and Binh Thanh district. Although a bit on the pricey end of the vegetarian spectrum, the service is excellent and the sesame seed deep fried mushrooms are spectacular. Despite the bright fluorescent lighting, it’s very clean and they have a comprehensive menu with a lot of dishes you probably won’t find elsewhere in Saigon. Also, if you’re a strict or new vegetarian that wants some encouragement, there’s a huge list of famous people who were vegetarian spanning Gautama Buddha all the way to Albert Shweitzer and Richard Gere.

Address of Loving Hut Hoa Đăng is:
38 Huynh Khuong Ninh, P DaKao, Q1
Tel: 0848-38209702


Veggie Venue 10 – Quan Chay Dao Vien

I actually found this nice little gem via foursquare because Hoa Khai on Nguyen Cu Trinh (one of my truly favorite spots) was closed for renovation. A quiet little family restaurant tucked behind an alley between Tran Hung Dao and the river. The menu’s pretty simple and cheap but you really do get value for your money, you just have to know what to order.

In my opinion, there are restaurants that are good at “com phan” and there are restaurants that are good at “com dia”. This is a place that’s good at “com phan”. “Com dia” means a meal for an individual person and “com phan” means a meal that is shared amongst family and friends. Quan Chay Dao Vien is good at “com phan”, keep that in mind, don’t go alone, come with your friends! All in all, a great place to bring a group of people, especially with their huge menu selection.

Their “chay gio chien”  and deep fried mushrooms are excellent but their noodles leave something to be desired.

Address of Quan Chay Dao Vien is:
63 Tran Dinh Xu
P. Cau Kho, Q. 1
Tel: 0903373933

Summary of Saigon Vegetarian

Hi everyone, My name is Minh and I’m another vegetarian in Saigon. I’ll be writing new blog posts for Saigon Vegetarian from now on while Glenn is away and finding other folks that are interested in writing (Please let us know if you want to write too!), but before I get started with my first post, I’d like to summarize everything that Glenn has collected over the past year. Enjoy!

  • Veggie Venue 9 – Âu Lạc 2 – 530 Huỳnh Tấn Phát St. ; D7
  • Veggie Venue 8 – Thien Y – 36 Tran Quy Cap ; Binh Thanh District, Ward 11
  • Veggie Venue 7 – Âu Lạc – 60 Tân Vĩnh Street; D4
  • Veggie Venue 6 – Hoa Khai: 124-126 Nguyen Cu Trinh; D1
  • Veggie Venue 5 – “Ngoc Tho” ; 175/9 Pham Ngu Lao, D1
  • Veggie Venue 4 – “Thien Tan” ; Ton Dan Street, D4
  • Veggie Venue 3 – “Mandala” ; Suong Nguyet Anh Street, D1
  • Veggie Venue 2 — “Phap Quang” ; 31 Ton That Thuyet Street, D4
  • Veggie Venue 1 – “Sai Gon”; Bui Vien St., D1

Over the weekend, I’ll be writing a review on a little placed called “Quan Chay Dao Vien” in District 1 and then there will be a review of “Quan An Viet Chay” on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia in District 3. Thanks for reading everyone and happy eating!