The Lunch Lady (Nguyen Thi Thanh)

The Lunch Lady (Nguyen Thi Thanh)

access_time Closed, Opens 11:00 AM

All Hours
fastfood Food??
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wc Toilet??
wifi WiFi??

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The Lunch Lady (Nguyen Thi Thanh)

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I’ve never had a street restaurant vendor rip me off before... and I was with a Vietnamese. The soup was good but it wasn’t THAT good. They have a tendency to bring more dishes to your table without your asking, and without indicating they cost more. It’s pretty good food, but i don’t want to reward that kind of behavior. There are other more honest places with the same or better dishes. Maybe check it out if you’re curious. She does offer a little cookbook if you’re looking for a souvenir.

Google Review Ben Herman

That bowl of noodle with full of veggie and meat is great. Even in a hot day it is great. If you are a tourist they will give you 4 dishes in total automatically, which you can reject them if you don't want. Or just ask for the bowl of noodles straight away. The fresh spring rolls are not that great, a bit on the dry side, but yes I will come back here for the noodles again next time and recommend to a friend.

Google Review Zac Yeow

I’ve never had a street restaurant vendor rip me off before... and I was with a Vietnamese. The soup was good but it wasn’t THAT good. They have a tendency to bring more dishes to your table without your asking, and without indicating they cost more. It’s pretty good food, but i don’t want to reward that kind of behavior. There are other more honest places with the same or better dishes. Maybe check it out if you’re curious. She does offer a little cookbook if you’re looking for a souvenir.

Google Review Ben Herman

A great place to try a range of Vietnam's delicious noodle soups. The lunch lady is so kind. She also sells a cookbook for 70,000 that makes a great souvenir. The best smiles and soups in Saigon.

Google Review Marianna Daniels

Anthony Bourdain should have never made this place famous. For that reason, it has lost all the charm that any other soup cart in Saigon naturally carries. To me, the friendliness of the workers seemed very artificial and especially because no one ever puts a plethora of appetizers in front of you without you having ordered them. This was to charge us more without us asking for it, luckily, I'm not dumb. The soup bowl for us foreigners is a large compared to the medium sized bowl for locals. The price is higher but the portion was out of control, after 20 minutes, it looked as if I hadn't eaten anything! It was too much, so much went to waste and it seemed as if this is their marketing ploy to just get more money out of foreigners. I'll just stick to the nice ladies in the alley that haven't changed. Oh, and the flavor was missing completely. My friends' potatoes were undercooked and the chicken we got was enough to feed a family.

Google Review Agatha Navarro

Food was pretty good, a mix of locals and foreigners visiting the lunch lady on a Sunday afternoon. Wasn’t a busy period but they were quite unfriendly - perhaps because I rejected some of the fried side dishes. The meal was 100k, including a cup of coffee.

Google Review Karyn Ong