Cuc Gach Quan
9, 10 Dang Tat, Ward Tan Dinh
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
This homestyle family restaurant is a small establishment inside a home decorated with retro knick-knacks. Featuring Vietnamese food reminiscent of grandma’s cooking and served in bowls with chips and cracks intact, the food here was beautifully executed in its simplicity and unpretentiousness, yet robust in flavors. Tofu with Dried Shrimp and Lemongrass, Claypot Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs, Claypot Chicken, Fish with Passionfruit Sauce, Beef and Vegetable Stirfry of Winged Beans, Zucchini Flowers and Pumpkin Flowers (LOVE!). Also interesting were the fresh fruit juices served with ‘straws’ made of water spinach stems, just about as cute as the bottle opener that was repurposed as rice scooper.
A cozy little place with a lovely ambiance and delicious food that’s been prepared with care and attention.