Close to Cho Dam markets there is a lady who has been cooking Mi Hoang Thanh, Banh Bao, Vit Tim and Pho for over ten years. It is a family run business. This business offers a few options, unlike most street food places that normally only specialize in one dish. Their address is 02 Hai Bo Trung Street. They are open all day until late at night. I have been there at 11pm for a late dinner and they have still been serving meals.My husband and I are frequent diners at this place. The food is always tasty and filling.
One of the accompaniments they have here is pickled garlic and chili which is stored together in a dish, they pack a powerful punch. One piece of garlic in your soup certainly flavors the soup.
Mi Hoang Thanh (pronounced Me Wan Ton) is a noodle soup with slices of pork and minced pork inside several wanton wrappers. This is a very tasty meal that you can add lime juice, soy sauce, chili, shredded lettuce leaf and shredded mint leaves to. You can have the soup on the side (Mi Kho) (pronounced Me Cor) 35 000VND per dish. This is my favorite
Vit Tim (say like it is spelled) is the same noodle soup but instead of having pork meat and wontons with pork inside you get a Maryland cut of duck that has been cooked until falling off the bone in a broth flavored with spices and dried apples, a very large meal and fabulously tasty. As usual you can add whatever you want to your soup. This is priced at 50 000VND per dish. I have included a picture of the stock with the duck Maryland pieces cooking. beside this picture is the chili sauce bubbling away.
They do Pho here as well with flat rice noodle(not thin vermicelli noodle you get most other places) as well as Banh Bao.
Banh Bao is a steamed bread like dough with the inside full of pork mince, quail egg and pork meat with chinese sausage. This is very filling and very tasty. I do like to add soy to it. For 20 000VND this is an excellent cheap meal as it is very hard to eat more than one even if you are very hungry. There is a 15 000 VND option and this doesn't have the chinese in it (however I think this is a very tasty addition).
This is a very fast and filling lunch or a late night snack.