Thursday, October 27, 2005

Food: Bach Dang Ice Cream @ Vietnam, HCMC

Sitting right at the cross junction of Le Pasteur & Le Loi, unmistakably one of few popular tourist streets, Bach Dang Ice cream serves up quite a variety of cool desserts and ice cream. While the variety of ice cream wasn't as extensive as Fanny, they seems to be extremely popular with locals as well as tourist. Perhaps being situated right in the middle of prime tourist strips makes them more easily noticable. Probably not known by tourists, Fanny ice cream is just about another 100m walk from Bach Dang.

Services are prompt & efficent but they seems to hurry you with your order. Also, local seems to use a menu that is different from tourists. I'm suspecting that there may be different price lists between locals & tourists. That said, the pricing for tourists are comparable to Fanny price list.

And since they are situated along major streets, tourists should try to sit inside to avoid being pestered by Shoe shiners, post card sellers & the likes.

Creme Eskimo
Price? 30000 dong (approx S$3)
Romantically shaped like a Heart; Vanilla ice cream, half coated with Chocolate; Whipped cream toppings, 3 chocolate rock candies; Slices of Chiku,dragon fruit, Water Melon, small grapes & pineapple sauce. I love the presentation & taste ice cream. However, do wait a while for the ice cream to soften as it's a little harden when taken straight from their fridge.

Ice Cream in Young Coconut
Price? 40000 dong (approx S$4)
3 scoops ice cream (Vanilla, Chocolate & ?i forgot!?) in young coconut, various fruits toppings with dollop of whipped cream. While I'm less impressed with this, it seems to be very popular with locals & tourists. I feel it shouldn't cost 10000 dong more than the Creme Eskimo. Well, perhaps the extra cost is for the young coconut. Fair enough, but I DO want my coconut juice back. :-P

Vietnamese love their dessert. You can always see Vietnamese family packing into Bach Dang Ice cream for their after dinner treat. And another interesting observation of mine, Vietnamese ladies also seems to love their pajamas as well. I have not only spotted them wearing pajamas for ice cream in the evening, they are even seen in pajamas walking around Shopping Centres (e.g Diamond Plaza) during daytime hehehe...

26 & 28 Le Loi Street, District 1, HCMC . (848) 829 6381 . info @


Blogger Cat said...

I've never been to Vietnam...seeing your photos (even if they are of food!) is great.

4:25 AM  
Blogger slurp! said...

Hi cat,
Thanks for dropping by. Glad you are enjoying the photos.

I do have some street scene, cu chi tour, unique religious temple photos coming up. but that will take while :P

And when I ran out of photos, I will probably use past travels photos to fill up hehehe ...

curious, may i asked how you found my blog? Thanks!

12:54 AM  
Blogger Passerby A said...

Wah! I didn't know that there is such "chic" food in Vietnam leh. In my suaku mind, they're still stuck in the 70's. This changes my mind though!

11:50 PM  
Blogger slurp! said...

not only food, 'chic' shopping too for clothings & beautiful handicraft (mostly for ladies)

and also 'chic' sea of scooters as well. for 1st time visit, be prepared for culture shock! :)

2:30 AM  

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