I love chicken. Our family lived on chicken literally as my Dad worked for a poultry farm for the most part of his work life. As a sideline, we’d sell dressed chicken and eggs at home. We even took care of quails at home too.
Early this week, I was able to try eating at Con Ga Trong Garden found just across Diamond Plaza in District 1.
If I remember correctly, they have an outlet at Vincom A too.
There were chickens everywhere!
We were served our salad with steamed shrimp with fish sauce-chili dressing. And upon closer inspection —-
I recognized the greens. It was something I’d pull out from garden because it’s practically a weed. In Filipino, it’s called pansit-pansitan or Clear Weed, among its many other names. It’s known for its medicinal benefits. I didn’t know we could eat it as part of a salad. If not for the dressing and the shrimp, I would have had a difficult time eating ’em as it was really bitter.
Next was the squid in lemongrass and ginger. This is actually pretty good. The color of the squid put me off a bit because it was too white — like it was bleached or something. 😛
The Sauteed Kangkong in garlic is so good. I’ve had my share of this dish in other places but this one tops it I think.
This honey-glazed pork is just delicious! It’s soft and chewy and I couldn’t get enough of this. I honestly could have finished the whole plate. If not for the presence of my office mates, I would have given in to gluttony.
We were served steamed shrimps too. My tummy was absolutely giddy.
And of course we also had to have the crispiest, tastiest fried chicken I have ever tried in Saigon. It was served on a bed of fried rice. REALLY YUM! The whole thing was fried to perfection. Every chicken part was eaten except for —
Con Ga Trong Garden is housed in a building where you can hold private functions. So if you’re a big group, you can definitely call them up for reservations.
Con Ga Trong Garden
39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.,
Wow the chicken and pork look lovely! The weed and the prawn look like a high profit dish. I know this restaurant but never went in. May try it later.
LOL on the weed and the prawn. 🙂 Those clear weeds are just free from my garden back home. 😀
Ho ho like it. Nice post.
Random bit of trivia. That restaurant used to be the Chinese consulate before they moved to their fancy new building on Hai Ba Trung.
Know this place well,would definitely recommend it,we had a few meals here and we’re never dissatisfied,pork is gorgeous,as are the other meats we tried,lovely tranquil setting in water garden,looking forward to going there in February!