Although it’s not a city by the sea, seafood restaurants can be easily found in Saigon, from sidewalks to casual or luxury restaurants. And in District 4, there is Quan Oc 63━a seafood restaurant with a menu of more than 40 different dishes. But this restaurant stands apart, as most people who come to Quan Oc 63 fall in love with their famous crab curry.
Quan Oc 63 is a casual family restaurant open from 17:30 pm to 1:00 am daily. For a long time, this has been a gathering place for those who want to relieve stress and the pressures of daily life after a long day of work.
Usually, after sitting down, people just slightly look through the menu to choose appetizers because they come here mainly for the crab curry that can be said to be the best in Saigon! The short waiting time for food is another feature that diners love about this place. Even with a large bowl of curry, it only takes a few minutes to deliver. And a full bowl becomes more attractive thanks to its curry sauce and well-marinated crab.
From the very first taste, diners will be “overwhelmed” by the fatiness, plus the irresistible smell from the mixture of sauce with coconut milk, chili, curry powder and Thai basil. Fresh, firm crab meat and plenty of crab bricks are also what draw people to Quan Oc 63. Hot bread will be served along with a bowl of crab curry to dab into the sauce and enjoy. The crab will be clamped and peeled before being topped on the curry sauce, so you don’t have to worry about getting all the crab meat.
A 4-person meal with a dish of fried octopus as an appetizer and a bowl of crab curry with 2 male crabs and a few bottles of beer will cost about 800,000VND. It should be noted that if you ordering female crabs, it will be a bit more expensive than ordering male crabs.
Like other dishes of Vietnamese cuisine such as crab soup or braised duck noodles, crab curry is quite a special dish. But by the hands of the chefs at Quan Oc 63, the excellent taste of the food will be exactly what makes people always come back!