Located in the district 1, Saigon, the restaurant of Banh canh cua with the price at 35,000VND/bowl has been always crowed for 40 years.
About Banh canh cua (Crab noodle)
The most famous dish in the restaurant is Banh canh cua with shrimp rolls, sausage so it is very eye-catching. This dish has a yellow and viscous broth which is made from crab. The fish rolls are made from mackerel to bring the strong favor. The broth has a special and good smelling of fresh crab, shrimp and pig knuckle. Serving with this dish is fish sauce with chili.
Almost of customers coming to the restaurant will be served this bowl and only some familiar ones will order more crab because this dish is not advertised.
Because the restaurant is very crowed, especially in lunch, the customers coming in the afternoon maybe miss some ingredients of Banh canh and in 7 p.m., the restaurant will close due to out of ingredients. Every day, the restaurant only prepares a fixed amount of ingredients to ensure the freshness of seafood.
About the restaurant
The owner said that the restaurant was opened by her mother 40 years ago and she was inherited about 10 years. She was born in the west region so her Banh canh is a little sweet. Therefore it is more suitable for the customer coming from the southern than those from the northern.
The restaurant is located on Ngo Duc Ke street, no wifi and free drinks. The price for a bowl of Banh canh cua is 35,000VND and a half of crab is 50,000VND. In addition to Banh canh cua, this restaurant also serves fresh spring rolls and Hu tieu Nam Vang.