We all know that from time to time following a vegetarian diet is good, but not everyone knows where to have delicious and safe vegetarian dishes. Currently, there are many restaurants that add vegetarian dishes in their menus in Ho Chi Minh City. These restaurants are ideal destinations because of their rich and diverse dishes options including vegetarian dishes. 

Restaurant with vegetarian dishes in Ho Chi Minh City

Health benefits of vegetarian diet

1. Vegetarian diet help reduce cholesterol

As we all know, animal fat contains a large amount of unhealthy cholesterol. Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins, fiber, protein, etc., providing enough nutrients for the body. Therefore, we are not afraid of high cholesterol levels in the blood, causing negative effects on health.

2. Vegetarian diet helps reduce the risk of obesity

Nowadays, using a lot of convenient foods, fast food, choosing food based on emotions, and lack of control in eating can easily cause obesity. Therefore, vegetarian food is a wise choice for people at high risk of obesity. Because vegetarian foods contain many vitamins and fiber that are good for the body, they help reduce the absorption of saturated fats in foods derived from animals.

3. Nutritional vegetarian menu helps reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Having a reasonable vegetarian diet, limiting the use of sweets and starches will help support the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes. Arranging foods according to a scientific diet will help us stay healthy. Measure blood sugar, limit unpredictable complications of diabetes.

4. Vegetarianism helps reduce the risk of cancer

Food rich in vitamins and minerals help improve health and resistance to prevent a number of diseases including cancer. Being vegetarian helps us improve our health, add some supplements that help prevent some types of cancer such as rectal cancer, and some types of cancer related to women.

5. Vegetarian food help increase bone health

Vegetarian food rich in protein such as beans and nuts help the body absorb calcium better, thereby strengthening bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

6. Vegetarianism helps reduce the risk of depression

Vegetarians often feel more relaxed, happier and more optimistic. When the spirit is relaxed, the stress in daily life will also be reduced, so the risk of depression will be reduced.

7. Vegetarian foods are good for the digestive system and improve metabolism

Because vegetarian foods are often derived from vegetables, digestion will be easier, thereby promoting regular metabolism. This helps the body promote the process of eliminating and burning and using excess fat, effectively for weight loss.

8. Vegetarianism helps beautify the skin and slow down the aging process

The vitamins, fiber, and protein in vegetables help get beautiful, vibrant skin and limit acne. Besides, being vegetarian also helps slow down the aging process, keeping the skin shiny and youthful longer.

9. Vegetarian food helps lose weight effectively

Using vegetarian foods helps dieters lose weight effectively while still ensuring health. Being vegetarian helps us limit the absorption of saturated fats found in foods derived from animals. Vegetarian foods contain many vitamins, fiber, and protein to help the body ensure nutrients to produce energy and maintain daily activities.

10. Vegetarianism helps avoid communicable diseases

Currently, food hygiene and safety is a painful problem that is difficult to control, so using vegetarian foods will help us avoid infectious diseases originating from animals such as e-coli bacteria and tapeworms, pig bacteria,…

Notes when following vegetarian diet

Restaurant with vegetarian dishes in Ho Chi Minh City
Vermicelli Sauteed Tofu Vegetable

1. Choose a safe source of ingredients

Usually when preparing vegetarian dishes, we will use fresh foods to easily control the quality, but in addition, some dishes still use packaged or dried food. However, not all fresh food and packaged dry vegetarian foods will ensure quality and safety. Therefore, it is necessary to choose trusted suppliers with certificates and check business registration as well as food safety and hygiene.

When buying vegetarian food, you need to pay attention to the label, origin, production date, expiration date, whether to use preservatives, or other additives chemicals. Avoid using foods of unknown origin to ensure health.

2. Alternate between beans and whole grains

In addition to vegetarian dishes derived from vegetarian foods such as vegetables and fruit, we should add beans, cereals, or brown rice to our daily meal to ensure adequate protein and starch supply for the body. Nuts, beans or brown rice are all healthy products, containing lots of protein, vitamins.

3. Being vegetarian but still ensure enough nutrients

When taking a diet, we should pay attention to eating enough nutrients from starch, protein, sugar, fiber, vitamins, minerals… during meals. Combine ingredients to create delicious dishes, ensuring enough nutrients for the body.

4. Use a variety of vegetarian food sources

You should combine a variety of vegetarian foods in your daily meals to avoid boredom. Using a variety of vegetarian food sources combined with regular change in the menu also helps ensure adequate nutrition for the body.

Because vegetarian ingredients are not as rich and diverse as foods used for other dishes, using herbs and spices is unavoidable. Besides, imitating non-vegetarian dishes also requires a lot of flavorings, coloring agents, etc., so we need to be careful with additives to protect health safety.

If you feel that being vegetarian while still ensuring safety is quite confusing and complicated, here are some reasons to choose to eat at a vegetarian restaurant. You can refer and come here to enjoy delicious dishes, ensuring health safety.

Some vegetarian foods recommended for health

Restaurant with vegetarian dishes in Ho Chi Minh City
Vegetarian foods

1. Green vegetables

As we know, green vegetables contain many vitamins and fiber with many health benefits such as vitamin supplements, beautiful skin, good for the digestive system, etc. Some vegetables with high nutritional content are spinach. sticky rice, kale, broccoli, asparagus,…

2. Beans

Beans are an essential source of protein for vegetarians. Because beans contain quite a high protein content, in addition to many vitamins, proteins and calcium. Some popular and healthy beans are peas, peanuts, soybeans, black beans…

3. Nuts

The nutritional value and uses of nuts are undeniable. With high calorie and fat content, some nuts such as walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, almonds, etc. have antioxidant properties, balance cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Since vegetarian foods are mostly vegetables, vegetarians need a food that contains amino acids and is rich in minerals and vitamins. Tofu is a rich source of calcium, manganese, iron and vitamin A. Tofu and other soy foods are a source of isoflavones, very beneficial for health.

5. Cheese

Cheese is a food rich in calcium and minerals. Using cheese properly helps strengthen bones, reduces stress, reduces the risk of stroke and helps prevent cancer.

The restaurant with vegetarian dishes – Maison Mận-Đỏ

Restaurant with vegetarian dishes in Ho Chi Minh City
Eggplant Scallion Shitake Mushroom

1. Dishes with no-additives Tofu

With the main ingredient as no-additives tofu, and under the talented hands of chefs, Maison Man-Do Restaurant cook delicious and nutritious vegetarian dishes such as:

Scallion Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms: A combination of nutrient-rich tofu and shiitake mushrooms. If you need a simply delicious stir-fried tofu served with steamed rice, this is a choice not to miss. In addition, this dish of Scallion Tofu and Shitake Mushroom is also fine to enjoy without rice.

Sauteed tofu with asparagus: Soft tofu, cool taste combined with fresh crispy asparagus will stimulate your taste buds during the meal. With pieces of white tofu mixed with a cool green color, it looks tasty and inviting.

Seared Tofu with chili chimichurri sauce: Besides the nutritious factors of the dish, the seared tofu steaks with the cilantro chimichurri sauce is simply savory, herby and tangy. 

Stewed Tofu Potato Eggplant with Fermented Bean Curd: The fermented bean curd taste is strong and tangy,  Vietnamese vegetarians love its taste and it is heaven to combine it with the steamed tofu and eggplant. 

Steamed Tofu Mushroom Soy Bean Coconut Cream: For those who love steamed and health processing food, this is the right dish. The coconut cream beside its nutty sweet taste, it is an excellent source of potassium.

Gourd and mushroom tofu soup: Soup is essential to end a meal in Vietnamese culture. The soup of tofu and gourd is so hearty and nourishing that Vietnamese vegetarians will not miss this dish in their dinner.

Stir-fried Vermicelli Tofu and Vegetable: It’s a dish that we can enjoy even after it cools. A great technique for the asian chef behind the simple Stir-fried Vermicelli dish that you can garnish with beef, seafood, but for vegetarians you can simply garnish it with tofu and that will be succulent and hearty. A good plate of stir-fried vermicelli has to exhibit lightness, moistness and long strands of noodles.

In addition to tofu, Maison Mận-Đỏ also has many nutritious vegetable and mushrooms dishes such as baked chimichurri or cheesy mushroom, different sauteed vegetable dishes including asparagus, eggplant, zucchini, bok choy.

Maison Mận-Đỏ Restaurant is a restaurant serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in Ho Chi Minh City. So why hesitate any longer? Just have a visit and enjoy delicious cuisine in a beautiful cozy colonial atmosphere. Let us have the opportunity to serve you. See you at Maison Man-Do at 27J Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City!