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“Broken rice”
Review of Com Tam Cali

Com Tam Cali
Ranked #2,861 of 4,051 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: US$3 - US$5
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

You dont consider yourself been to Saigon if you havent tried Com tam (aka broken rice). Broken rice has become the life of Saigonese. It's essentially the broken grains of rice from the traditional ways of drying and milling. Due to advancement in technology, it is now harder to find broken grains and as such the grains have to be purposely grinded to make broken rice. Broken rice may just be the usually grain but the taste of cooked broken rice somehow is different from the usually unbroken rice. The dish Com Tam is usually served with bbq pork, shredded pork skin, egg, sausage etc. A combination that makes you look for broken rice dishes in Saigon.
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Food : 4/5
Service : 3/5
Price : $$
Place : 3.5/5
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Non Halal
Rest : Com Tam Cali
Location : Ho Chi Minh
City : Ho Chi Minh
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1  Thank ieatirate
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

We ate this for lunch and we were a bit disappointed with the food. We've had better noodle bowls for cheaper. If in a pinch, this may be an ok solution. However, there are so many other, tastier places to go for a cheap bowl of noodles, I would avoid this one.

Thank EndaTravel
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

Special combination dish is a kid-like portion. 2 fried quail eggs not chicken one. My 8 year old boy could easily down 3 dishes in one sitting. The cost for this combo is the most expensive of all on the menu. Never ever again, we will not come back. Not highly recommended to any food lovers.

Thank Kitty H
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Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I went here with whole family to have dinner, rice is over cooked, meats are dry, pork skin is bad, meat loaf is rotten. Plus the smell from damaged ceiling from leaking AC

Thank Duc D
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Reviewed March 1, 2016

In an area almost opposite the 5 Star EASTIN GRAND HOTEL near the airport it was great to find this café with good Vietnamese food.

We were the only "foreigners" in a very popular eatery, so we knew the food had to be good, I had the two HUGE spring rolls, delicious and very filling! Cost USD 1.88. My partner had the Pork Belly with the famous Broken Rise. (Approx USD4)

A great alternative to the very much more expensive meals in our hotel.

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Thank HenReeTess
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