Discovering a road specializing on cuttlefish dishes in Sai Gon


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Located in Le Van Sy street, district 3 is crowd of restaurants serving fried cuttlefish with fish sauce which create a busy street and a gathering place for the young at night.

Despite many restaurant, the most famous and most crowded is a restaurant opposite Nguyen Van Troi market. This shop’s location is in a narrow lane hence about 6 pm, they will use sidewalk to make their business favorable. Most customers coming here like sitting on sidewalks, in case of out of table, they have to sit inside house. The food is delivered from the inside shop to sidewalk, it is partly cooled.

It is why the ordering manner in this shop is quite more strange than usual. When customers order, shop staffs will make a phone to staff inside house and about 10-15 minutes, another staff will drive motorbike to transfer food.

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According to common estimation, the food here is tasty but expensive. In spite of a sidewalk shop, its food is compared with big restaurants. Average price: 70, 000- 120, 000 dong/ dish but the food is not much.

The most delicious dish here is dried cuttlefish fried with garlic and chili pepper. It is fragrant and quite spicy. A small portion cost 100, 000 dong and bigger portion costs 120, 000 dong.

Another dish that can not be missed of the shop is Hongkong salt-roasted shrimp. The dish costs 100, 000 dong/ dish, just 8 shrimps. This dish is quite spicy and salty. You should add another dish to eat together as green mango. Or for more money saving, you could try salt-roasted chicken cartilage, 70,000 dong/dish.

Other dishes: grilled dried cuttlefish and grilled octopus are also delicacies of the shop.

In general, the shop is a place for eating at night for those who like street space. On rainy days, sitting the shop and enjoying such these dish, you will feel interesting, cool and airy.

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