At Cuc Gach Quan, Saigon – I discovered a mix modern  and antique restaurant. The walls, props decoration has been preserved from decades. Bowls, spoon, wood chopsticks are authentic. You could see some cracks on the bowl edge, which was actually charming.

Today generation loves to go there to find back some nostalgia, as they used to eat with these utensils during there childhood.

At the main counter

sketch-n2-365keepsketchingchallenge-choutac-chungA cracked bowl with toothpicks

Local sour drink, Nuoc Ep Coc – which the straw is a “tube” from Morning glory vegetable.

Nuoc-Ep-Coc Nuoc Ep Coc juice

I seldom go twice in a restaurant, as to me it’s like watching twice a same movie. Especially when Vietnam has a great diversity of  unique cafe and restaurant.

Be inspired by unexpected experiences

Diversify the places you go. Change your habits. You will be disappointed with some. But you will also get positive and unexpected experience to inspire you.

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  • Chou-Tac Chung

    Reply Reply August 23, 2014

    Yeah, a restaurant guide with the sketches of the place and the food :). That would be a great idea. Thanks, See yah Renata.

  • wuauuu ! cool, good idea Chou! That’s very funny as I never see a move twice, but I always go to the same restaurant!

    You might make us a “Vietnam Restaurant Catalogue” (like a guide for Europeans traveling) with your drawings and comment about each one? …mmmm this could be you challenge for #366 !!! 🙂
    Thank you Chou for this first DAY! (001)

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