According to my Thai friend, the best Pad Thai in HCMC, is cooked at TukTuk Thai Bistro. I have to say that everything I’ve tried there was great!
To start, drinks were perfect, although they do not serve cocktails with alcohol, the juices and mocktails are simply delicious, the tamarind-lemongrass is a must try. To go along with your drink, if you do not have any prejudice against the raw meat, try the “Thai beef tartar”, it is a great “découverte”! The curries are another specialty, very tasty ones, portions have a good size and the amount of spice is perfectly balanced. It gives you that kick you expected without burning your tongue.
As you can imagine, TukTuk is always packed, that is probably the reason they opened a second one, so don’t forget to book your table, it can be done online. The place is a bit noisy, so get there for a lunch or a dinner with friends, but forget about first dates or a romantic dinner. Could be an epic moment! But you never know, maybe after a spicy meal, things can get even hotter… I will definitely go back!