I’m a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and him featuring Nguyen Thi Thanh, or better known as The Lunch Lady, is something I’ve been meaning to cross out of my personal food bucket list. After all, The Lunch Lady is in Saigon.
The Lunch Lady serves a different kind of meal each day. You don’t have to order. You just sit by her makeshift resto by the side of the road at Hoang Sa St. in District 1 and she’ll serve you the food for the day. Read more about that here.
I thought we were in the wrong place seeing that we were in a residential area. The cab driver dropped us off at a corner 25 Hoang Sa. We had to walk a bit further in one of the small roads to find the eatery.
Am not sure how much a bowl cost but this cost us less than 50kVND with our choice of drink (I ordered the coconut). I definitely want to come back and try the other dishes!
Before we left, we of course had to have our photo taken with THE Lunch Lady. She was busy cleaning the dishes when I came up to her to ask for a photo. Good thing she agreed!