Chau Doc Town and its restaurants

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An Giang is a province in Vietnam that borders Cambodia. It is most popular for being the place where one finds Chau Doc. The city is situated at the intersection of a tributary linking the Bassac and Mekong Rivers. Chau Doc may be a little city, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in colours and is probably the only place where pastel colours are chosen to beautify store fronts.

Chau Doc is close to the river border of Vietnam and Cambodia. Anyone who travels to and from Phnom Penh by boat will pass by the city, and staying overnight is highly recommended. Aside from the colours, visitors will also captivated by the locals; the people in Chau Doc, including the xe dap loi drivers, are nice and friendly. Foreigners need not worry too much about a language barrier—English is spoken in most hotels and guesthouses, while most restaurants have an English-language menu.

Bay Bong restaurant

Bay Bong restaurant doesn’t look like much, but the food is really something. According to Mekong explorer Le Van Sinh, it’s the best in the delta, specializing in hotpots and soups, as well as fresh fish dishes. Try the ca kho to (stewed fish in a clay pot) or canh chua (sweet-and-sour soup).
Address: 22 Ð Thuong Dang Le
Phone: 0296 386 7271
Price: mains 60,000-140,000d

Lam Hung Ky restaurant

There’s a strip of Chinese restaurants on Chi Lang, including the busy Lam Hung Ky, complete with the usual strung-up ducks and chickens. It serves good food, despite the menu offering misleadingly unappetizing items like ‘instant boiled assorted meats’.
Address: 71 Ð Chi Lang
Phone: 0296 386 6745
Price: mains 50,000-100,000d
Hours: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Thanh Tinh restaurant

Thanh Tinh translates as ‘to calm the body down’ and it will do just that for vegetarians looking for a reliable menu
Address: 13 Ð Quang Trung
Phone: 0296 386 5064
Price: mains 30,000-60,000d
Hours: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Truong Van restaurant

Nothing fancy here, just good Vietnamese food at decent prices.
Address: 15 Ð Quang Trung
Phone: 0296 386 6567
Price: mains 40,000-80,000d
Hours: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Hong Phat restaurant

Good Chinese and Vietnamese food.
Address: 77 Ð Chi Lang Town Centre
Phone, tel, info: 0296866 950
Hours: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Bassac Restaurant

The most sophisticated dining experience in Chau Doc is here at the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel. The menu includes some delightfully presented Vietnamese food, as well as a wonderful selection of international dishes to make the mouth water. Desserts are devilish or there is more simple fare at the Bamboo Bar.
Address: 32 Ð Le Loi
Phone: 0296 386 5010
Price: mains US$6-18
Hours: 06:00-11:00 & 18:00-23:00

Che Stalls

At night, you can also try a variety of cool dessert soups (che) at Che Stalls on Ð Bach Dang, next to the pagoda.
Address: on Ð Bach Dang, next to the pagoda Town Centre

Sinh To Stalls

If you’d like to sample the best fruit shakes (sinh to) in town, look out for the Sinh To Stalls.
Address: cnr of Ð Phan Van Vang & Ð Nguyen Van Thoai Town Centre


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