Our first meal in Saigon–and we decided on French food, just because. Au Parc was tightly tucked among a row of restaurants and shops on Han Thuyen street. It was a Thursday night and the spot was quiet, which caused us to have second thoughts. But we gave it a shot anyway and it turned out great! Their menu serves a fusion of cuisines from French and Italian to Turkish and Vietnamese.
While browsing the menu, indecision struck me (like always). I was thinking I probably shouldn’t order pasta at a French restaurant in Vietnam. I was going to go with filet mignon or fish, but the gourmet devil’s voice inside my head told me, as it usually does, to go with what I felt like having at the time.
So I had the good ‘ol pesto spaghetti, which turned out delightful. The pulled pork was tender and well cooked, and served with a barbecue sauce that tasted more like curry sauce. The steak baguette, especially with the coleslaw, was also a winner. I’m not usually a fan of coleslaw but this one I could eat a entire bowl of. Last but not least, Saigon Beer was a must.
Pulled pork with barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes, and green peas
Spaghetti with grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes, and shaved parmigiano reggiano in pesto sauce.
Steak sandwich on baguette with radishes and lettuce, served with a multi-colored coleslaw
(you can’t see it here because it is hiding behind the fat baguette).
23 Han Thuyen, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
+(+84 8) 3829 2772 (+84 8) 3822 3080
Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sat – Sun: 8 AM – 5 PM