Turning Vietnamese at Viet Ville Restaurant in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Turning Vietnamese ang peg ko without even leaving the country. How?

This happened during our Puerto Princesa tour couple of months ago. We visited Viet Ville (French for Viet Town) in Puerto Princesa Palawan. 

Now why a sudden French'ing? Vietnam was once under by French Colonialism so there's some chunk of France's culture among the lifestyle of some Vietnamese people. You'll see what I mean later part of this post ... :)
Viet Ville, short for Vietnamese Village?! Pwede! 
But Actually, it's a French word for Viet Town.

History Told: Viet Ville Palawan became the home away from home of the Vietnamese people during 1975, after the Fall of Saigon.

Many Vietnamese boat refugees who crossed the South China Sea landed in the Philippines after the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. These refugees established a community called Viet-Ville (French for "Viet-Town") in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. At the time, it became the centre of Vietnamese commerce and culture, complete with Vietnamese restaurants, shops, and Catholic churches and Buddhist temples. In the decades that followed however, the Vietnamese population dwindled greatly, with many having emigrated to the United States, Canada, Australia, or Western Europe. Viet-Ville today remains a popular destination for local tourists. - from Wikepedia


Simple yet old housing for the Vietnamese people was still present at Viet Ville. Today, there's just a small population of Vietnamese family living in the village. Some of them left a long time ago, some migrated to Canada, U.S.A and even France. Yet some found their new home still in Puerto Princesa Palawan but not  inside Viet Ville. Having their own business around town. 

What's left for Viet Ville and Traces of its Rich Culture.
VAN PHAP Buddhist Temple
And a taste of its Culture remains at Viet Ville Restaurant.
Viet Ville Restaurant
Located just in front of the Village. Actually, the restaurant will come greeting you first before the old houses and temples.


I was in full awe upon entering the Resto. Having that earthy homey feeling with the hand-made chairs and bamboo floorings and walls too. Sarap ng feeling!


Look here too, Sawali walls and ceiling, Very Asian ang ambiance.
FoodTrip Starts now!

Viet Ville Sampler
This set is specially made for us, to sample Viet Ville Restaurant's best selling dishes. Platter in sets of Viet Ville Vegetarian Fresh Lumpia, Chicken with LemonGrass and Plain Kangkong.


Viet Ville Spring Roll Php170.00

Chicken Noodle Soup Vietnamese Style

Lapu -  Lapu Vietnamese Style  Php135/100grams

French Bread Banh MI | Vietnamese Baguette
Plain French Bread - 15.00 | Garlic French Bread - 40.00 | French Bread with BBQ - 50.00
French Bread with Chicken - 50.00 | French Bread with Tuna - 65.00 | French Bread with Roasted Pork - 65.00
Pinoy Banh Mi - 65.00

Oh diba? French Bread Vietnamese way!

You may also consider ordering these sets:
Family / Group Meals

Set A.  Good for 5 pax - 1,499.00
Steamed Lumpia, Chicken Salad, Fish Sinigang, Chicken Curry, Five Spice Pork, Beef with Onions, Rice Platter, Sapin-Sapin and Vietnamese Iced Tea

Set B.  Good for 10pax - 2,499.00
Fresh Lumpia, Chicken Fondue, Pork BBQ, Fish Fillet with Taosi, Kangkong with Beef, Rice, Sapin-Sapin and Vietnamese Iced Tea

Set C.  Good for 10pax - 2,499.00
Chicken Spring Roll, Fish Sinigang, Chicken with Lemongrass, Spare Ribs with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Plain Kangkong, Rice, Sapin - Sapin and Vietnamese Iced Tea

Viet Ville Restaurant is located at Location: Km 13. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City.  
For Orders and Reservation, you may contact them at:
Contact Number:  0977 456 7599 / 0919 836 6849
Email Address:  vietville@yahoo.com


Vietnamese Costume for Rent to complete that Vietnamese Feeling (^.^,)


I must confess, I'm having a hard time pose'ing.
Taking OOTD photos are really not my thing. 
So whenever there's a chance and it is really needed, this 
happens. 

Giggles here, there and everywhere :P
In time, I'll get used to striking a pose. I know I will... but, not for now :D

Thank You Viet Ville for treating us to a festive lunch!
We loved it so much.


My Puerto Princesa Adventures...
Nagtabon Beach | Isla Felomina
TravelFeat:
Kota Spa | Casa Nieves | Let The River Rest Campaign | Panja Resort | Palawan Heritage
FoodTrip:
La Terrasse | Viet Ville Restaurant | Tiya Ising's Filipino Restaurant
Staycation:

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