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“Excellent! Tourist be aware! ”

The Lunch Lady (Nguyen Thi Thanh)
Ranked #1,273 of 5,429 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: It's the best hawker/food stall in ho chi minh city!
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The soup was amazing! Other food vendors will come and put eggrolls on the table and they will charge you, separately. We had a friend who spoke Vietnamese and he argued with them. Just be aware! If you don't want the food just make sure they take it back. I recommend taking pictures of common phrases and keeping them on your phone so you can communicate with people.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Sof M
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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Our taxi ride from our hotel along the riverside cost 100,000vnd to get there. The street stall is not visible from the main road and you have to walk into the street about 1min to get there. You don't place order, you just sat down and she will prepare the noodle in accordance to the number of people.

The neigbour vendors will put their springrolls and shrimp pancake on your table even though you didn't order. No point try talking to them as no one will entertain you. You just sat there and the food will be delivered to you.

The springrolls are slightly different from other vendors as this vendor put alot of mint leaves thus the mint taste is very strong to my teenage child liking. The crispy shrimp pancake is fantastic.

The lunch lady broth is strong and good.

Our damage was 330,000vnd for 5 bowls of noodle, 8 springrolls and 8 pcs of crispy shrimp pancake.

In local context, is considered expensive. Nothing to see around this area and I noticed the Saigon zoo is just along the main street.

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank MangoMM
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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch because of the reviews. We asked for two soups. We were served the soup immediately in addition to multiple plates of food that we did not order and tried to politely turn down. They acted as if they did not understand us and placed the food on our table. Once they were done serving us we (a group of two) had enough food for a family of five. We ended up having to pay for everything in addition to the soup which was much more than we were expecting. We did not appreciate being so blatantly taken advantage of as tourists.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank turl27
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

Like I read below, you have no idea what you order, it just keeps flowing in,,,,,, from all the other vendors around "The Lunch Lady". This has indeed turned into a tourist trap. And YOU pay for it.
However, it is good...

Date of visit: May 2016
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5  Thank Jasiboo
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

All hopes were up to come for lunch to the Lunch Lady and did NOT disappoint. What a great experience and food. We had no idea what we've ordered but it seemed like the worlks. The soup was awesome we def going to be back

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank KAss2014
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