Cho Lon is the living area of many Chinese. In here, you can find a lot of famous Chinese foods such as: sui cao, pha lau or Chinese sweet soup…
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A bowl of noodle is served with a big piece of duck with the smell of Chinese traditional herbs and green papaya. This dish should be enjoyed without the broth to feel entirely the attraction of noodles. After that you can enjoy the special broth making by 5 types of Chinese herbs and pig bone. Cho Lon is the most famous places for this dish including about 2 or 3 restaurants along Nguyen Trai, Huynh Man Dat, Tran Hung Dao street… the price of each bowl is from 50,000VND.
The broth of Pha Lau includes five spice powder, cinnamon, anise and some other Chinese herbs. Any organ of a pig can used to cook Pha Lau such as tongue, ear, intestine and stomach…. In Saigon, Pha Lau is processed into many versions: serving with bread, barbecue or hot pot and even with instant noodle. In District 5, Pha lau Tam Ky is the most famous restaurant with the price from 280,000VND per kilogram and the bread with Pha lau costs from 20,000VND per loaf.