Vegetarian restaurant, Minh Hien 2, opened in March 2016. It’s a kissing cousin of the original Minh Hien on Tran Cao Van – same owner, same menu – and like many start-ups in their infancy the quality is especially good. With extra effort and attention to detail in the kitchen, this inexpensive vegetarian restaurant is great value for money.
Already our family has visited several times since the opening for the healthy, yet tasty, vegetarian delights on offer. The lightly curried pumpkin and the wonton soups are favorites and the very spicy salad of green banana, mushroom, various greens, bean sprouts and chili is a knockout – literally.
Minh Hien 2 has left its bohemian setting on Tran Cao Van behind for all-indoor, bright, shiny, butter-colored surroundings with large windows. More functional than anything presently, an upstairs is in development – let’s see what that brings. But at Minh Hien 2 the owners’ gentle spirituality permeates the service and is part of a package that’ll make you want to return.
Minh Hien 2 is the perfect combination of an established menu that is well prepared with the effort and spirit that attends start-ups in the restaurant world. It’s great value for herbivores and omnivores alike.
Price guide (in VND): Pumpkin Soup 35,000; Wonton Soup 39,000; House Special 60,000; Beer 12,000
Hours: 9am – 9.30pm
Address: 30A Dinh Tien Hoang
Tel: +84 (0) 932 403 905