HO CHI MINH CITY | Mam Bac is one of a few restaurants owned by the Comnieu Saigon group, that offers a good introduction to Vietnamese food to those who visit. We visited after walking past while hungry and noticing that the casual, simple place was busy with locals.
The menu features a cross section of Vietnamese favourites like Pho, Bun Cha, and Com Tam. We asked our waiter what his favourite thing on the menu was and he told us to order the Bun Cha. It’s one of our favourite Vietnamese dishes, so we were happy to go with the recommendation, despite it being a dish more commonly associated with its birthplace, Hanoi. A look around at what the other diners were eating confirmed that Bun Cha was a popular choice here.
For those who aren’t aware, Bun Cha features grilled fatty pork served over a plate of white rice noodle and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. The version at Mam Bac hit the spot – generous servings, well balanced dipping sauce, and nicely charred pork. Washed down with a Vietnamese coffee, we were recharged and ready to continue our day. A great option if you find yourself in this part of town.
94 Hồ Tùng Mậu
Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: +84 3821 8089
Mon – Sun: 7:00am to 11:00pm