• Namthilanguage
  • 07/05/2021

There’s an old saying in Vietnamese: “Eat ethnic Hoa (Chinese)’s food, live in a Western-style house…”

Truyền Ký Restaurant, which people usually call Rice Restaurant of the ethnic Hoa people, is found on Lý Thường Kiệt street 11 and supplies Saigon’s increasing desire for good Chinese food. This restaurant has been owned and operated by the same family for three generations, starting with the grandfather of the current owner, Mr. Huỳnh Hoa Lượng, in the 1880s to 1890s. Mr. Lượng
says that “Truyền Ký Restaurant was named after my grandfather, Diệp Hữu Truyền. When he was first getting started in business, he had a rice shop by the roadside, then some Hakka Chinese people in Saigon helped him open a rice restaurant”.

In those days, they sold the dishes that they usually ate, mostly some main courses like steamed chicken with salt, Đông Giang tofu, crispy pork intestines dipped with honey sauce, fish cooked with soy sauce and so forth. Nowadays, these dishes have become specialties, making a name for Truyền Ký for the last hundred years.

*Source: Sài Gòn- Gìn vàng giữ ngọc 2
*Photo: From the Internet

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