Padma de Fleur, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Padma de Fleur, Saigon

| 10 Feb 2016
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Padma de Fleur, Saigon
55/6 Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Hồ Chí Minh City
+84 8 3507 9279

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Price guide: $$

Our rating
10 Feb 2016

Padma de Fleur is a Saigon florist that morphs into one of the city's coolest lunch spaces each weekday.

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The owner of Padma de Fleur, Quynh Anh, is an old friend and a wonderful Saigon character. After working for years in advertising and TV production (she still dabbles), she decided to follow her heart and open a florist. Now she’s taken the florist space and added a small eatery that may the city’s grooviest lunch spot.

It’s a beautiful space, a floral wilderness in an old Saigon shophouse.

Each lunchtime, a set Vietnamese lunch is served - soup, a meat dish and vegetables. The dishes are classic Vietnamese family staples with a few twists. Quynh Anh insists that her chef should experiment. The menu varies from day to day.

It’s a delicious local lunch option - and the place has a great buzz too.

Take note. This is no ordinary restaurant. You take what you’re given. The only drink available is Quynh Anh’s exotic tea. There’s no plastic either. It’s a little like dining in someone’s private home.

Space is limited to 20. You need to book via the Padma de Fleur Facebook page. Make sure you get a confirmation before you head down. Recommended.

 

Disclosure

Rusty Compass recommendations are always independent. We list the places we think you should know about. Quynh Anh’s an old friend - but we’ve always paid our way to Padma de Fleur and no money changed hands for this listing.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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