Coming into existence from the very first moment Southern land was reclaimed, egg pan cake has been familiar with many Southerners. Those who used to enjoy this cake can hardly forget its deeply rustic taste. In Saigon, there are so many places offering the dish; however, there is only one whose owner was invited to America to give a superb performance of making egg pan cake before public and after that, a folk artist was bestowed. There is no one else but Mrs. Muoi Xiem.|
Shortly as it appears, Muoi Xiem egg pan cake brand name gets so familiar with those who love it.
The yellow flavorful egg pan cakes made by Mrs. Muoi Xiem herself are fully prepared. Busy as she is when being in charge of 5 or 6 pans and simultaneously keeping control over the assistants, Mrs. Muoi Xiem pays close attention to her work and maintains her smile with many stories whose language deeply marking the Southern delta characteristics.
It is not that her cakes are better after her traveling to America but it is because the cake making career has stuck to this women who has been grown up and started business from those cakes. Nowadays, Muoi Xiem egg pan cake gets so famous and its brand name is offered by plenty of businessmen that would like to honestly make cooperation.
It is not clear whether her creation of over 30 different kinds of egg pan cake is attributed to the fact that this brand name has entered such premium gastronomy center as Ho Chi Minh city. Needless to say, different types of cake are recorded, from original ones with shrimp and meat in center to variations with funguses inside. The uniqueness of Muoi Xiem’s cakes is that it gets so delicious even though the use of fat is limited. This is good for those who are supposed to be on a diet.
Having egg pan cake without any vegetable is considered a failure. As a matter of fact, Muoi Xiem egg pan cake restaurant invests in ozone washer; thus, hygienic quality is guaranteed. Beside common vegetables, Muoi Xiem egg pan cakes are also used with others from the forest. These are bitter and very appropriate for such dish. That is why no boredom is recorded during the meal. In terms of eating the dish, fice human senses are taking into practice and have to work; that is to say, you can touch the cake to feel its hotness, listen to blasting sound when it is processed, see the colors which is so appealing, smell the flavor and taste to discover its quintessence. Apart from egg pan cakes, Mrs. Muoi Xiem also introduces to customers mini round cakes, Glutinous rice cake, pomelo sweet soup, mixed vegetables of her land.
Back from the 41th Smithsonian Folklife festival held in America, Muoi Xiem egg pan cake has been well-known all over the place. In Saigon, the brand name is trustfully authorized to Tu My restaurant whose owner is a man coming from Can Tho, the same hometown as hers. Furthermore, in this center of gastronomy, Muoi Xiem egg pan cake owns two branches – one on Nguyen Trai street, district 1 and another on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, district 3, opposite Coop Mart supermarket. Decoration with soft details together with the use of some countryside features seems to suit the menu listed and contributes to make the tasteful dish more delicious.
Muoi Xiem restaurant, since its appearance in Saigon, has been visited by many customers who come to feel the cleverness of how the dish is processed and figure out how to arouse their five senses enjoying the dish. Coming to the restaurant with relatives, eating the same piece of cake consisting of both heaven and earth elements alongside the message from the heart of who makes it allows you to fully enjoy the family happiness. Egg pan cakes are more fantastic when they are used in those winter, windy or rainy days. That explains why only by a simple dish, Mrs. Muoi Xiem won the first prize of the contest then and it is regarded as a pride, an honor and an evidence to make her devotion during a lifetime to the cake making career. Every precious moment this woman has, she spends it chatting with customers to learn more about Saigonese flavor so she can make suitable changes to get the cakes more and more adapted to their interest. But not much change in the cakes is made. On the one hand, customers like them the way they are. On the other hand, beside her over 55-year experience, there exists the whole profound message from the heart of the successor of Hau Giang land where water throughout the year surrounds.
Muoi Xiem branch 1:
190 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city.
Tel: (08) 3933 0107
Muoi Xiem branch 2:
255-257 Nguyen Trai street, Nguyen Cu Trinh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city.
Tel: (08) 3920 8775
||Muoi Xiem Egg Pan Cake
||190 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city. |
||From Dien Bien Phu – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia crossroads, you turn to Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street and drive about 50 meters to reach it (opposite Ngo Thoi Nhiem intersection).|
||10:00 - 22:00
||37.000 - 65.000 VND|
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