For those who come to Do Phu for lunch, Korean broken rice definitely should be on your list, which includes ribs, eggs, and pork rolls, and kimchi. Diners should use chopsticks to squeeze the kimchi, then pour the kimchi sauce on the broken rice. It is said to be the eating style of the soldiers staying at the Korean engineering residence, formerly opposite the shop, according to Do Phu's owner.
Quẩy Dippin gin coffee costs VND 40,000 (USD 1,7), kimchi rice is VND 45,000 (USD 2), soft drinks have an average price of VND 35,000 (USD 1,5). If customers order additional dishes such as ribs, pork skin, kimchi, they will have to pay an additional VND 5,000-35,000 (USD 0,2-1,5). The shop is open from 7 am to 10 pm every day.Photo: VN Express
The coffee shop is located in an old house, built by Mr. Do Mien in the 1940s. At that time, on the outside part of the house, Mr. Do Mien and his wife sold broken rice to Korean soldiers, while the house's inside part is Saigon Special Force's secret working base. Under the management of Mr. Tran Van Lai, Saigon Special Force had this place to shelter, communicate, meet and receive documents and letters between leaders and cadres lying in the area during the war.
Later, Mr. Do Mien handed over the house management to Tran Van Lai's son, Mr. Tran Vu Binh. The shop's current name "Do Phu" is taken from Mr. Mien's family name, which "Do" and "Phu" means house. Therefore, Do Phu means "Do family's house".