Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro, Saigon

| 04 Feb 2015
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Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro, Saigon
21 Han Thuyen, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 38229048
Lunch and dinner


Price guide: $$$

Our rating
04 Feb 2015

Propaganda serves Vietnamese traditional street food style dishes in a comfortable, groovy space. The walls are plastered in giant communist propaganda murals.

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If you want to get a sense of Vietnam’s street food traditions minus the street - plastic stools, traffic fumes and the like, Saigon’s Propaganda will be a good choice. It's right by some of the city's big hitting tourist attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace too.

From the people behind successful Saigon eateries like Hoa Tuc, Au Parc and Blanchy St, Propaganda has a relaxed cafe vibe, friendly staff and a great outlook over one of Saigon's few downtown green spaces. It's located in a row of picturesque shophouses.

Popular Vietnamese dishes like bun thit nuong, banh mi bread rolls and a long list of others are lovingly served. Local purists might insist that these dishes always taste better on the street. But even if that's true, as a visitor you're not likely to notice. This is a nice space to spend some time - but it gets busy.

Propaganda is next door to Au Parc so if one of your group is looking for more familiar flavours, you can call them in from Au Parc too.

Rusty Compass listings are independent. We've paid our way for all visits to Propaganda and this listing is provided without charge or obligation.

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