This is Tolsot Bibimbap from Dae Jang Gum at 1 Nguyen Van Chiem street right next door to the mighty Diamond Plaza building. Korean food at Korean run restos in Saigon is very authentic. I’ve eaten this same dish at six or seven different Korean joints in town and there’s no real difference I can taste from one place to the other. Even the side dishes are almost identical. The waitresses are decked out in something of a semi-hanbok. Call it a working hanbok. A Saigon city casual hanbok if you will. There’s none of the usual neon strip lighting scorching burn marks into your retinas. And the place is busy with mucho Korean banter. This lot cost me 75,000VD. More cameraphone snaps here. I’d go back, but I wouldn’t make a point to go to this one above any of the others I’ve tried. They serve all the usual Korean standards, barbecue dishes and soups. Now… what I wouldn’t give for a real San Chae Bibimbap, wild roots and all in Saigon. Yum. For added brainfood bonus points – impatience and photography. Explain.