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My Tho

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My Tho

My Tho is not exactly famed for food. Aside from the overpriced riverfront restaurant, there's a few places worth checking out. My Tho is known for its Hu Tieu a noodle and broth-like concoction that comes in both carnivore and vegetarian versions. It's cheap and available all over town -- making for a yummy breakfast.

Banh Xao 46 is a spring roll place with an English menu and cheery, non-English speaking staff, this is a good place to practice your point-and-smile technique, or to sample the fermented sausage fresh spring rolls, which are delicious.

Chi Thanh is where everyone tells you to go, but we were pretty under whelmed -- the food was a bit pricey and, well, not all that great. Next door however you'll find Oc 283 -- a fresh seafood place with an emphasis on crustaceans and shellfish and no emphasis whatsoever on appearances. Perhaps a bit dicey on an unsuspecting stomach, the food is nevertheless tasty. Not one word of English spoken.

Hu Tieu 44 is one of the most convenient places to sample the previously mentioned My Tho speciality. There's a bunch of Hu Tieu places on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, so if Hu Tieu 44 doesn't satisfy you, try another one.

After your breakfast Hu Tieu head to the corner of Yersin and 30 Thang 4 for your breakfast caffeine hit. This popular open-air cafe area seemingly attracts just about every coffee-drinking male in the province.

Yersin St has a long row of cafes, coffee houses and karaoke joints lining it's eastern edge. Popular at both breakfast, lunch and dinner, there's loads to choose from. We tried the aptly-named Yersin Cafe for breakfast and left well caffinated.


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