When we first arrived here in Ho Chi Minh City, there was a Filipino restaurant called Little Manila near our place. Then it moved to Parkson in District 1 as Manila Fiesta. I am not actually sure if it’s still there. But then, there is Loriekot’s Lutong Bahay in District 3 — a thriving Filipino restaurant. In District 7, Mang Pedro cooks Filipino dishes in his new shop near Lotte Mart. He’s been moving around a lot but just give him a call and he can deliver right to your doorstep. There are a number of Pinoys around Ho Chi Minh City with their own specialties ranging from Dinuguan to Palabok to Embutido to Brazo de Mercedes!
Last month, fellow Filipino, Monet opened Halo Halo Express. But her food offerings go beyond that. I ordered sisig for take out today. 😛
And last Saturday, together with friends, we joined in the Boodle Fight!
Boodle fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of the table. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands, jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the “eating combat”.
You have 3 spreads to choose from and have to book in advance. I tell you, it’s well worth your 600,000 VND!
To book, just contact Monet at 0937324920. Boodle Fights are available only on Saturdays and Sundays. 🙂
[UPDATE: CLOSED SHOP IN SEPTEMBER 2015 :(]