Dining at Vietnam: Mekong Rest Stop – Lunch Day 2

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Adventure, Food, Travel
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On our way to Ho Chi Minh City, we stopped at Mekong Rest Stop. Our tour guide recommended that we have our lunch here.


Since the set-up of the restaurant is open, insects are flying freely  around but they are manageable. We just “shoo” them away from time to time so that they won’t stay in our place.




Here’s what we ordered:

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Eggplant – VND 49,000


Fried Squid – 159,000


Chicken Spare Ribs – VND 139,000


Fried Chicken Thighs – VND 109,000


Crab Meat Soup – VND 65,000


Pomelo Juice – VND 35,000

Food is good however  considering the given price and serving size, I find it expensive.

Just a few steps away from the restaurant, the Mekong Mart Convenience Store is located.


Like any typical convenience store, they also sell the same “to-go” stuffs but, of course, with different brand names. They also sell some food that can be dined inside the convenience store, like dumplings.



Beautiful paintings are hanging on their walls. They also have a CCTV camera for security purposes.


You will pay the stuffs that you will buy on the other end, outside of the convenience store.



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Across the convenience store is a souvenir shop. They sell variety of locally made products – like key chains, bags, shirts, etc..


Mekong Rest Stop
KM 1964+ 300 National road 1A, Long An ward, Chau Thanh district, Tien Giang province
Tel: (073) 3 858 676
Email: manager@mekongreststop.com.vn


  1. Jonathan Christopher Baruis says:

    thank you so much for a detailed description f what to see buy and expect in vietnam. me and my wife will be travelling there next year. God bless!

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