17May
Sticky rice with fried chicken thigh

Sticky Rice And Sweet Desserts: Xôi Chè Bùi Thị Xuân

Xôi Chè Bùi Thị Xuân: Sticky rice and sweet desserts

  • Address: 111 Bùi Thị Xuân, P. Phạm Ngũ Lão , Q. 1, Hồ Chí Minh: (Map)
  • Hour: 6:30 am – 10 pm daily
  • Dish and Cost:
    • From 16,000 to 30,000 Dong ~ $0.75 to $1.40 USD
    • Xôi gà – đùi: (Sticky rice with fried chicken thigh): 29,000 Dong ~ $1.30 USD
    • Xôi Trộn Bùi Thị Xuân (Restaurant’s version): 25,000 Dong ~ $1.15 USD
    • Xôi Thập Cẩm (Combination sticky rice): 25,000 Dong ~ $1.15 USD

Sticky rice with fried chicken thigh

Sticky rice with fried chicken thigh

I think sticky rice is the more fun, vivacious sister than the plain old rice. I’m bias, because I associate sticky rice as snacks and junk food growing up, although, it’s still considered as a full meal. Sticky rice are served 2 ways: savory with different types of meat or sweet with different types of beans or with coconut shavings. At this restaurant, they serve many savory versions and also, serve different types of iced sweet soup desserts. I’ve tried 3 versions: Xôi Trộn Bùi Thị Xuân (restaurant’s version), Xôi Thập Cẩm (combination sticky rice) and Xôi Gà – đùi (fried chicken thigh). The restaurant’s version is sticky rice premixed with their special sauce, mushrooms, Vietnamese sausages and shredded chicken. The combination plate comes with a mixture of toppings like julienned pork patties, pork floss, dried shrimps, deep fried shrimp, and slices of stewed pork. The chicken plate is gigantic and juicy and topped with crunchy fried shallots, toasted peanuts, chopped green onions, and a little dash of sweet soy sauce.

They also serve several cold dessert soups. Try Chè Thập Cẩm (combination of tapioca balls and fruits) and Sâm Bổ Lượng (Chinese origin: a mixture of lotus seeds, Job’s tears, dried longans, and julienned seaweeds). Let me know if you tried other types of desserts and how you liked them!
Restaurant's version

Restaurant’s version

Combination plate

Combination plate

Store front

Store front

 

 

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About Linh

"I love to eat. I live to eat. I travel to eat." It only took a short amount of time for me to find out that the rat race, corporate life was not the life I want and that pushing papers was not as creatively stimulating as they advertised. As a result, I exchanged my suits for suitcases and setting on a year long journey to Southeast Asia. For each country I visit, my goal is to immerse myself in its culture and, of course, feast my way through all of its delicacies.
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