Foods in HCMC

Looking for Malaysian & Singaporean foods. Is anyone know where i can find  good chicken rice / Nasi lemak / Ayam Penyet?

Hi Chew Jason,

I think you will easily find on TripAdvisor, just google what you are looking for, some results will lead you to TripAdvisor.

All the best,
Bhavna

In District 1, try Bugis Singapore in either Saigon Centre or Vincom Centre (I forgot which), Geylang (several locations in D.1 and 3), Halal Saigon on Đong Du, Nanyang Cafe Singapore on Huỳnh Thúc Kháng, etc. 

Chicken rice can be found in many places; one very popular chain is Cơm Gà Singapore 99.  Check for locations on Foody or Google.

For almost 10 years now, Nguyễn An Ninh by East Gate of Bến Thành Market between Phan Chu Trinh and Trương Định has been locally known as Saigon Halal Street or Little Malaysia.  Some shops listed the prices in RM so they probably accept RM for payment.  You can find all kinds of food and specialties from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei there.  I saw both Nasi Lemak and Ayam Penyet on the menus of the restaurants on that street.

BTW, Saigon Halal Street is more active at night (from 7:30PM) than in the daytime.

Hi Bhavna,
Thanks.

Hi Ciambella
Thank you very much!

Ciambella :

For almost 10 years now, Nguyễn An Ninh by East Gate of Bến Thành Market between Phan Chu Trinh and Trương Định has been locally known as Saigon Halal Street or Little Malaysia.

That sure must beat Trip Advisor.  So often moderators try to push us off to places like the classifieds, or surprisingly in this case another website, but nothing beats one on one advice from someone who has been there.

THIGV :

So often moderators try to push us off to places like the classifieds, or surprisingly in this case another website, but nothing beats one on one advice from someone who has been there.

Agree.  I was surprised when Bhavna suggested TripAdvisor.  From my observation, most of the restaurant suggestions on TA are from tourists whose knowledge of the area is limited to the amount of time and exposure they had during their trips.  Because of that, the same number of restaurants is recommended over and over not because the food is good, but because everyone follows everyone else's footsteps. 

TA is good on hotels and tours, but definitely not restaurants.

Search on Google would yield the same result as on TA unless the search is done in the local language.

I agree. Trip Advisor is a good place to start. The suggestion that Trip Advisor reviewers are just sheep is absurd.

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