Vietnam is famed for its food, and many blogs and reviews will tell you how easy it is to find vegetarian food. And in some respects I agree ‘ang chai’ is the Vietnamese word for vegetarian and will come in handy for anyone going meat free on your trip.
But- what is not always easy to know is if the broth used in foods has been made without the use of bones or meat flavoured stock etc. My body just rejected a lot of Vietnamese ‘veggie’ food so Im not sure of their origins!!
However, Hum is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Saigon and was our last meal of the entire holiday. We truly ended our trip in style- this was the best Vietnamese food I tried the entire time!!
The restaurant itself is rated very highly on trip advisor and its big enough in capacity. Theres outdoor and indoor seating over 2 levels.
The staff know the menu well and have very good English as well.
The menu is HUGE.. Which for someone like Gordon Ramsay is the first sign of worry.. But i tell you the food was fresh, high quality and quite simply delicious.
We had a few different cocktails and fruit juices, the Autumn warmer cocktail was lovely.
Pad thai, Pineapple fried rice, Pho, and we had a few other dishes too that I cant remember!
The food was delicious and the most I ate all holiday in a local cuisine restaurant.
Wether you are vegetarian or not you should visit this place! Its also really near Ben Thanh market and the War Remnants museum.
Its not as cheap as other places, but the toilets are clean, and its of a higher international standard. You wont be disappointed!
Id love to hear from you- what was your favourite restaurant in Saigon?