Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Halal@Saigon

Getting halal food in HCMC was easy. In two simple steps, we got to these gastronomical joints. First, we Googled and second, we let our feet do the walking. Dah penat berjalan...makan pun so berselera :)


Bon Mua Four Season Restaurant, 2 Thi Sach Street, District 1.
(Unfortunately we didn't get to try out this restaurant. It is located at the end of the street, a bit poorly lighted. Didn't feel safe going there at night)

An Indian joint...Bombay Restaurant. Rather small...when we peeked from outside, there were only 4 tables available for dining.

D'Anjung is located at 3rd floor Parkson Shopping complex at Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1. Good food and services.

We had Nasi Lemak and teh tarik that night...yummy!!!


Twice we had dinner at this restaurant - Halal@Saigon. Located at 31 Dong Du, District 1. New, clean, modern and pleasing to the eye restaurant and serves good food too. Met the owner of the place, Dr Shimi, an Indian lady based in HCMC on our last night.

The Musulman Mosque is right opposite Halal@Saigon

18 comments:

tireless mom said...

Hallloooo, mana I punya gift lah...

Now we know where to shop for the majlis kahwin anak dara kita. It will soon arrive without us noticing it.

Meriah lah raya with the colorful baju and beads made in HCMC.

kay_leeda said...

Ayoo..tak sompek nak drop by wei!! Hujan bagai and kids continuously coughing, tak berani nak go out so much. Am working from home today..yeah. But got a nasty DEADline at 4.00pm.

Yup..yup...if nak buat kerja kawin...HCMC is a definite place to go bargain hunting. There is even a street that sells kertas bunga and what not to make the colorful, colorful stuffs for kawin (like u knw who does tu lah...the TTDI gang!!)

I already got my tudung for Dato Ambassador's anak's wedding in Dec. Whoooaaaa...not only raya I lip lap...Deepavali, Xmas, Aidil Adha & CNY all sudah ader baju...har..har. (Have gotten more wacky after back from HCMC RT!!)

Desert Rose said...

Kak Kay,

Today I dah khatam all ur past entry about HCMC, wowwwww gediknya rasa nak pi esok juga ha haha....

I love the beaded clogs tu, I buleh pitam 3-4 round kot kalau pi, over excited .

And bnyak rupanya muslim resto kat sana, siap ada Mamak direct frm India lagi yek, ok lah tu, semakin berkobar la hasrat I.

* Kak, if u organizing a trip there again, make sure my name is on top of the list tau

edelweiss said...

Kak Kay...

adik i pun dah tergedikkkkk nak pi hahahahahhah.

Kak, bab jalannnnn bagi jer kat desert rose...malam nih pun dia buleh angkat kaki tau...tak cenggitu cik rose????

the principal said...

kak kay,

District 1 is the place to stay kan? Dekat dgn semua bende. Last time we stayed at District 4. Thot dekat je....cab mahal lah...

kay_leeda said...

Desert Rose,

Sudah khatam my postings?? Wah ..ni boleh diberi hadiah ni :)

I tell you HCMC is NOT for the weak heart (as in tak kuat iman bila tengok kedai berderetan...). If tengok clogs tu you dah pitam, lagi kan lah bende lain. WE all pun almost pengsan gak. But we had our first pengsan@Vietnam masa last year yg kami pi Hanoi. Haaa....siap nyanyi-nyanyi lagu lagi coz dah tak betol sikit kepala. So kira gi HCMC ni macam maintain je lah tak go gu-gu-ga-ga sakan. But kalau nak terjebak tu...hai buat apa pun pasti terjebak jugak.

Siapa mau ke HCMC haaa angkat tangan??? Haaa....I see you with both hands up..heh..heh. Bolehhh..inshaAllah kita leh pi sana. But as for now kena duk diam-diam kumpul fulus dulu :)

kay_leeda said...

Cik Edelweiss,

Sonang je kalu nak pi HCMC. Go to AA website and let yr fingers do the clicking...eh...booking I mean :)

Kepada sesipa yg nak gi tu, let me know. I'll give you guys names of shops and interesting things to do in HCMC. No need tercari-cari dah :)

kay_leeda said...

Madam Principal,

Yes District 1 is THE place to be in HCMC. Most shops are just within walking distance. Naik cab is expensive. Since we don't know the roads, the cabbies will just drive you round and round in the city. That way they get to collect more from the meter.

mamasita said...

Kay?? Kenapalah you gi HCMC makan nasi lemak and minum tehtarik? Spoil2!hehehe

Tapi bab shopping..you're our sifu!
Kami 'rakyat jelata' junjung the RT queen!

You! Kitaorang bolehtak ikut sama kat rumah ambassador tu bila anak dia kawin?Kitaorang beratur lip lap dengan you boleh?

kay_leeda said...

Dear Mamasita,

If tak makan nasi lemak & minum teh tarik, what else to eat?? Cengkerik goreng ader lah kat pasar tu. Plus some other unidentified halal/haram objects :D There was a Gloria Jean but macam maleh nak makan western pulak. So we whack the rice lah...

Ohhh...joms gi wedding my niece in Dec nanti. Her dad is the Ambassador to Argentina :) Cannnn...we can all lip lap together..har..har :)

jabishah said...

Aisey... Kita baru plan nak pi saigon, dia dah smpi... I so love that day trip stunt. Will kacau u nanti to find out more. I gila jahit tudung ni.. Did find jersey or lycra fabrics there? Sure dream of vietnam tonight! ;-)

Naz said...

hah! ini sudah bagus....dari kat mana nak beli apa, kat mana nak makan...now i need to know, macamana nak mula menabung...hehe!

kay_leeda said...

Dear Ja,

Ohh do make your way there!! You'll find your lycra and jersey fabrics at the market place I mentioned. Go crazy and "rambang mata" you will, I assure you.

I got a few pieces to make tudung too. Haiii tak sabar nak tunggu siap. So do you take tepahan too?? Heh..heh...just trying my luck :)

kay_leeda said...

Naz,

I'm sure you'd want to go with yr family kan. So that would require a different kind of itinerary. But of course Mommy MUST find time for RT lah kan :)

Cara-cara menabung??? Errr...I'm like the last person you should be asking. My tabung level sama je dari dulu till now...

ray said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim.

Kay, minta tapau makanan tu semua, boleh? kata Pak Malim sambil memegang koleh. Saya sangat lapar, kata Pak Malim sambil menggelepar.

kay_leeda said...

Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim

Wahhh sungguh lama Pak Malim tidak mampir, ingatkan dah travel dibawa Pak Supir.

Pak Malim lapar?? Tak pe nanti kita makan cari nasi lemak kat pasar. Selamat Berpuasa Pak Malim, kata Kay yang nak pi cari susu krim :)

Anonymous said...

hi kay,

very inspiring reading your postings... i'm going to HCMC in 2 weeks time, so if u dont mind, bole x bg list of shops yg "a must shop to drop by" hehehe... (jgn jual2 all the lip lap2 bj kurung + tudung)

.umee.

kay_leeda said...

Hi Umee,

You are in so much luck. I am leaving for HCMC again tomorrow morning. I should be able to provide you with the latest in HCMC. Drop me an email at kay_noor@yahoo.com. Will give you tips upon my return. Else do follow my upcoming postings after my return :)