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Đông Vui Food Court, Mui Ne

Posted by ChrisOwen on 5/5/2018 at 06:21

At the Eastern end of Nguyen Dinh Chieu (the single road that runs through Mui Ne ) is an extraordinary collection of buildings surrounding a single dining area. Yes Jim, it’s a food court, but not as you might expect.

Known simply as “Dông Vui” (which can mean “crowded fun” and East Village”), it is home to 18 small kitchens and bars, some of which are now famed as far away as Sai Gon and Han Noi. Names such as Surfing Bird’s Wok, El Cafe, and Karlito’s Way hint at the wide range of food available, from local Vietnamese specialities and street food, to vegetarian and fusion Asian, and the best pasta in town. There’s a cocktail bar (“JJ’s”) that also serves tapas, and a craft beer bar that sells the cheapest craft beer in Vietnam. Prices in general are low-to medium, but the quality is on a par with the higher end resorts.

The setting is more like a barbecue and beer garden than a food court, with shady trees and traditional Vietnamese long-house buildings using just bamboo, coconut leaf and wood from the forests around Saigon.

Check the AsiaLife report for a brief history of Dông Vui, or LonelyPlanet’s short review which describes it as “brilliant new concept”. Up to date info is published on Google and Facebook.

For a long time Dông Vui was the unassailable TripAdvisor number one in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet , but all the reviews and photos were deleted when TripAdvisor decided food courts cannot be listed. But that hasn’t stopped Dông Vui being the number one place to eat, and one of the “must visit” destinations along with the White Sand Dunes, the Fairy Stream, and the Cham Towers.

AsiaLife Magazine:- https://www.asialifemagazine.com/vietnam/dong-vui-food-court-mui-ne/

Lonely Planet https://www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam/mui-ne/restaurants/dong-vui-food-court/a/poi-eat/1583364/357942

Google https://business.google.com/edit/l/13403272720507170218?hl=en-GB

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DongVuiMuiNe/

At this point we'd like to provide advice about finding things in Mui Ne. Did you know that Mui Ne is not really Mui Ne?

Many years ago a travel agent listed some resorts as being in Mui Ne, whereas they were actually in Hàm Ti?n. The name stuck, and now the whole length of the road between the small city of Phan Thiet and the fishing town (the REAL Mui Ne) is incorrectly known as Mui Ne.
So, if you are searching Google or any other site for something in Mui Ne, try using search terms like Phan Thi?t, Hàm Ti?n, Nguy?n ?ình Chi?u, and Huy?nh Thúc Kháng.

#1 ChrisOwen has been a member since 5/5/2018. Posts: 2

Posted by ChrisOwen on 6/5/2018 at 00:15

Just to correct those typeface errors, the plain text search terms should read like this:-
Phan Thiet
Hàm Tien
Nguyen Dinh Chieu
Huynh Thuc Khang

#2 ChrisOwen has been a member since 5/5/2018. Posts: 2

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