Try amazing duck salad and congee in Saigon

By Di Vy   August 24, 2018 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

The 200 Market in Saigon’s District 4 is well-known among locals as a place that sells all types of food. 

Within this food haven is an eatery that serves tender duck meat that makes customers come back for more.

The 31 years old owner, Quyen, shared that his mother passed down the recipe and the shop to him three years ago. My mom set up small tables and chairs when she first open the venue in the late 1990s. We have not relocated ever since.

The owner, Quyen, 31, says his mother passed down the recipe and shop to him three years ago. "My mom set up small tables and chairs when she first opened the place in the late 1990s. We have not relocated ever since."

From buying to cooking the ingredients, every steps were done by the family members early that morning. We use three kilograms of rice cook the congee along with duck broth. On average, we will completely sold out in just five to six hours after opening, Quyen said. 

From buying to cooking the ingredients, every chore is done by family members early each morning. Quyen said: "We use three kilograms of rice to cook the congee along with duck broth. Usually we completely sell out in just five or six hours."

The shop uses ducks from Long An Province in Mekong Delta region. Quyen added the venue cooks at least 12 ducks each day. 

The shop uses ducks from Long An Province in the Mekong Delta. Quyen reveals he cooks at least 12 ducks every day. 

A serving of both congee and salad costs $2.66. You also have the option of ordering just the congee for just $1.29.

A serving of both congee and salad costs $2.7. You also have the option of ordering only the congee for just $1.3.

The salad composes of cabbage, spinach and other vegetable to add texture to the dish.

The salad comprises cabbage, spinach and other vegetables to add texture to the dish. 

The meat is juicy, tender and does not have the strong duck odor. Ginger fish sauce is also helps adding more flavor.

The meat is juicy and tender and devoid of the usual strong duck odor. Ginger fish sauce adds more flavor to it.

The venue also serves duck blood pudding.

The venue also serves duck blood pudding.

Tuan, a District 4 resident, is a regular customer here. He said this is one of his familys favorite food venue.The congee has a natural sweetness that comes from the duck broth. The duck meat is tender and chewy at the same time, which goes really well with the ginger fish sauce, Tuan shared.

Tuan, a District 4 resident, is a regular customer here. He says this is one of his family's favorite eating places. "The congee has a natural sweetness that comes from the duck broth. The duck meat is tender and chewy at the same time, which goes really well with the ginger fish sauce."

 
 
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