HO CHI MINH CITY | When we visit Ho Chi Minh City, we unsurprisingly like to eat Vietnamese food, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant street food culture of the city. Sometimes though, you might not want Vietnamese food? Maybe you’ve been travelling for a while, and want a break for just one meal, or maybe you just feel like a steak? Well Mad Cow Wine & Grill at the Pullman Saigon Centre could be what you’re looking for.
First and foremost, as you might have gathered from the name, Mad Cow is a steakhouse. Meat is all grass fed and purchased from Australia’s Woodward Foods, who have a reputation for sourcing some of the best meat in Australia from farms in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Chicken, pork, lamb, and seafood is also sustainably sourced, and organic where possible. The Australian connection continues with head chef Danny Grimshaw, who hails from Melbourne and has years of experience in restaurants around the world.
We tried a few different things when we visited Mad Cow (as guests of Pullman Saigon Centre) and were very impressed by the quality of the meat, along with the rest of the food. The lamb in particular, was outstanding and perfectly cooked on the restaurant’s custom built charcoal grill. Signature dishes include the Grass Fed Angus Beef Tartar, served tableside, Lamb Gnocchi, BBQ Whole Seabass, Black Angus Beef Rib and the Mad Beef Burger.
The wine list contains a focused selection of wines from around the world – over 50 labels, including 10 on offer by the glass.
The restaurant features impressive views across Ho Chi Minh City, and features a modern, slick interior. We recommend heading to the rooftop bar pre or post meal for an even higher view of the city – enjoyed with a locally brewed Pasteur Street Brewing beer, wine or cocktail.
Mad Cow Bar & Grill (Pullman Saigon Centre)
148 Tran Hung Dao Boulevard
Ho Chi Minh City
Mon – Sun: 4:00pm to 12:00am