When I asked where to eat on my trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a few of you told me to check out a restaurant called Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ Su Su where the owner serves a unique and amazing style of Vietnamese grilled chicken. I actually stayed at a hotel, not too far away, so one day I decided to go check it out. I immediately recognized the restaurant by its orange chairs and by the metal shiny tables that everyone eats at, which are all lines up along the side of the wall.
The most amazing thing about Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ Su Su is the owner’s street food cooking inventions. When I arrived at the restaurant, he was busy making his famous sauce, which was being stirred in a flat pan by a paddle attachment to what looked like a commercial sized mixer. He was pretty excited to show me what he was cooking, and that he had invented the machine himself. But even how cool the mixing machine was, nothing could prepare me from the amazing waterfall fried chicken machine, that the owner also created himself for his restaurant. He cooked the chicken almost all the way, probably just baking it or something like that, and when someone makes an order, he puts a piece of chicken under the waterfall or deep frying oil, and let’s it sit in the hot oil rain for a few minutes on each side until it turns golden brown and crispy on the outside.
When you arrive to eat at Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ Su Su in Saigon, Vietnam, you basically have two choice of what to order – either a thigh or a breast of chicken. For my first plate of food, I chose to get the thigh, which came as a thigh and drumstick combination, paired with the restaurants signature orange fried rice, and the famous sauce. The chicken was crispy fried underneath the waterfall of hot oil, and it was crispy and delicious and hot. The sauce was a blend of garlic and onions, and lots of hoisin and soy sauce. The combination of the crunchy fried chicken with the sauce and the rice, was pretty wonderful. I liked it so much in fact, that I decided to order another piece of the fried chicken creation, and this time I ordered the white meat breast combination. It was actually better and bigger than the thigh I thought… so if I ever go back again, I’d probably go straight for the breast piece of chicken.
The food at Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ Su Su was pretty tasty, but even better than the food, was the unique and amazing waterfall raining deep frying machine that the owner invented and cooks his chicken with. The owner is extremely friendly, and he will definitely take care of you if you eat at his restaurant in Saigon.
Again, thank you all for recommending this restaurant to me, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Be sure to check out the full article here: http://migrationology.com/2014/12/fried-chicken-saigon-vietnam/
Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ Su Su
Address: 55 Tú Xương, P. 7, Quận 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open hours: I went for lunch at about 1 pm
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