Friday, 3 January 2014

Hoa Tuc Contemporary Vietnamese Restaurant @ Saigon, Vietnam

NON-HALAL | LUNCH, DINNER & SUPPER | 11AM-3AM | DISTRICT 1, HCMC

Hoa Tuc in Vietnamese means Poppy, the plant which extracts made opium, one of the strongest weapon during the colonial era of Inchochine in the early 1900's. That's not all unrelated to the communist-controlled Vietnamese country that we are seeing today, a country which is still monitored by snipers around the airport and the still-functioning missile silo located within the busy city, like yesterday wasn't far away from today.

We were having lunch one afternoon at this former opium refinery - now being transformed into some upmarket restaurants and bars. Hoa Tuc is among the top rated restaurant in Saigon, thanks to its multi-lingual staff and menu as well as the effort in bringing Vietnamese food into every corner by conducting cooking class in the city. I loved the Vietnamese signature dish here: the Roll Your Own (RYO) BBQ Beef with Lemongrass and the pan-fried tofu. If you are visiting, do not miss the outdoor dining area of this restaurant which was restored with the atmosphere of the French colonial era - every decorations here are made of copper with the essence of that era.

The entrance

Menu, which is written in English, Vietnamese & Japanese

Today's Special

Mixed Platter of Hoa Tuc Starters (245,000VND / RM38)

Fresh Homemade Tofu (55,000VND / RM8.60)
Pan-fried in light batter with fresh mint, salt, pepper & lime 

Roll Your Own (RYO) - BBQ Lemongrass Beff with White Noodle & Rice Paper (205,000VND / RM32)

This is how to eat RYO

Yummy!!!

Spare Ribs Caramelized with Green Onions in Clay Pot (125,000VND / RM19.50)

Sauteed Water Spinach with Garlic (55,000VND / RM8.50)

BBQ Sea Bass (210,000VND / RM35)
With Avocado-Mango Salsa, Steamed Sweet Potato & Cassava

Sauteed Rice Noodle with Beef, Vegetables and Onion (175,000VND / RM27)

Outdoor Dining Area of Hoa Tuc

Having  Vietnamese Coffee (40,000VND / RM6.40) at the outdoor area after lunch

Sweetened Milk

Ice Filtered Coffee With Condensed Milk (40,000VND / RM6.40)

FOODIOT'S POINT: 80%

BUSINESS HOUR: 11AM - 3AM

RESERVATION: +84 838 25 1676

ADDRESS:
Hoa Tuc
74/7 Hai Ba Trung, District. 1,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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