Friday, October 5, 2007

Banh Xèo 46A

Our last lunch before heading to the US was at Banh Xèo 46A. It's called 46A because it's at 46A Dinh Cong Tran Street. This is a very small street that heads east from Ha Ba Trung just north of the pink church in District 1.

I found out about it from noodlepie's blog. He claims that it's the best banh xèo in Sài Gòn. I would have to agree. The funny thing about it, is that there is a seemingly nicer place across the street that is called Banh Xèo 49A. (You can see it in the background of noodlepie's picture here.) The poor folks at 49A have a nice big clean dining room which is almost totally empty. While across at 46A they have a row of tables under a tin roof and it's packed. When we drove up, the lady at 49A started waving us in. This immediately told us that it was not the right place. I looked around and saw our true destination under the cheap awning. Give it a try sometime. Maybe we'll try 49A at some point to see if it really is inferior or if it just gets a bad rap.