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HO CHI MINH CITY – The beef noodle shop for more than 20 years has attracted customers thanks to its heirloom recipe, affordable price, and generous servings.
Diners who have the opportunity to go on Thien Phuoc Street, Ward 9, Tan Binh District will easily notice a two-fronted beef noodle shop with a parking space in front of the yard every morning. The shop owner, Lam Thi Thu Thuy (51 years old) said this is the shop left by her, it has been more than 20 years now.
The heirloom recipe has been kept unchanged for two decades, the broth cooked from beef bones simmered for many hours blends with the sweet taste of alum sugar and golden brown sugar. In addition, vermicelli does not use too much fish sauce, light aroma mixed with lemongrass, moderate taste, not too rich. The accompanying meat dishes are also taken care of by the owner, cooked separately for each type to keep the quality and taste, most notably the leaf rolls made by the Da Nang people.
A special thing here is the bowl of beef vermicelli without blood and crab cakes – indispensable ingredients of the traditional Hue noodle dish. Ms. Thuy said the change of ingredients was to suit the taste of southern diners.Every day, Ms. Thuy gets up at 4 a.m. to cook vermicelli, and at 6 a.m. the shop begins to welcome customers. Photo: Huynh Nhi
The restaurant’s menu is diverse from beef noodle soup, encrusted, spring rolls, cornflowers, spring rolls, hoofs and especially pig’s pillow (elbow part) priced from 30,000 to 60,000 VND per bowl. The pork pillow is introduced by the owner as a “nail” dish that guests should try. “Few beef noodle shops sell with pork pillows, this meat is soft, a bit fatty, but very fatty and fragrant. In the middle, there is also a crispy tendon, so many people like it”, Ms. Thuy shared.
“Before the epidemic, I would increase the price once every two years by about 2,000-3,000 dong per bowl, but now it’s difficult to sell during the pandemic, so I don’t increase the price, fortunately, the shop that resells it after the distance is still supported by many people. so I’m very happy”, Ms. Thuy shared.
Most of the customers who come to the restaurant are Chinese because they like the mild smell of beef noodle soup, while Vietnamese customers like the way of seasoning to suit their taste and affordable price, and the portion is full. On average, the restaurant sells about 200 servings per day, both for dine-in and take-out.
Ms. Tuyet, District 11, a regular customer for many years, shared: “I have tried many different beef noodle shops but found this shop to be clean, affordable and of good quality. . She often goes to the bar with her husband and son every morning.
And Ms. Man, Tan Binh district, likes the quick service of the shop, the owner is also very enthusiastic, the seats are comfortable and airy. “When I eat vermicelli, I find the broth is a bit salty compared to my taste, so I often squeeze more lemon for harmony, the price of the dish is reasonable, the sliced meat is very tasty,” she commented.A bowl of beef noodle soup with a price of 37,000 VND has thick and thick-sliced meat, soft noodles are not too big. Guests eat green vegetables including bananas, bean sprouts, water spinach, lettuce, and herbs. Photo: Huynh Nhi
The shop is open for sale from 6 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 9 pm daily, most crowded in the morning from 7 am to 8:30 am. Passengers riding motorbikes are parked in the hallway in front of the gate with people watching, but there is no parking space for cars. The shop has two spaces for guests to sit, spacious, but after the epidemic, many people prefer to buy and take away. In addition to beef noodle soup, the shop also sells homemade beverages such as soy milk and aloe vera, priced from 8,000 VND.Follow (vnexpress)