Just about a year ago now, Hai and I enjoyed a very nice meal at Bánh Khọt Co Ba Vũng Tàu. Take a peek at our Bánh Khọt Co Ba Vũng Tàu blog at that time. Yummy bánh khọt and great bánh xeo!
We’ve been back several times since then and always enjoyed a good meal there – but not since they’ve moved to their new location across and down the street. It was time to give it a try!
A major upgrade on the decor! Some quite lovely seating options. It was a warm, breezy night. So the outdoor tables surrounded by tropical plants and semi-tasteful brick columns were very welcoming, even if a tad touristy (once in a while, tourist comforts can be nice . )
However, it quickly became apparent that the quality of the cuisine had been sacrificed to the more “trendy” potted plants and rustic tables – boo, hiss!
The xúp cua (crab soup) – simply ordinary. The bánh khọt – simply lacking. The bánh xeo – actually okay, and very large!
The prices – okay:
Overall, a loss of what had been one of our happiest eating spots. A disappointment.
Sadly, we now drop Bánh Khọt Co Ba Vũng Tàu to just a single Yum on Eating Saigon!’s Yum Meter.
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Bánh Khọt Co Ba Vũng Tàu
102 Cao Thang
P.3, District 3
+84 8 3832 3312
The good news – while less touristy, less comfortable, and basically lacking decor, we can still enjoy our longtime #1 favorite bánh khọt in Saigon at Bánh Khọt Vung Tau Khanh (check it out here).