The best street foods in Saigon

One of the best things that tourists can do when traveling to Saigon is try all the best street foods is not just looking around and visiting the amazing historical sites. Following maybe some suggestion for all you guys if you want to know what and where to try the best dishes.

Banh Mi- Vietnam sandwiches

Banh Mi is fairly famous not just in Saigon, but also other destinations like Hoi An, Hanoi, etc. However, each province has its own flavor, for Saigon, Banh Mi usually stuffed with pork, luncheon meats, shredded cured pork skin, pâté, mayonnaise, Vietnamese radish and carrot pickles, a handful of sliced cucumbers, sprigs of coriander and chilies.

Where to eat Banh Mi in Saigon:

  • Bánh mì Huỳnh Hoa- 26 Lê Thị Riêng, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 3:30 pm – midnight daily, with price about 30,000 VND

Pho- Noodle

For Vietnam, Pho is one of the most common dishes in throughout our country. It’s a harmony combination of soft rice noodles, beef or chicken in a soup broth. Eating Pho with the fresh plate of herb like mint, and Vietnamese coriander etc will make its dish more appetizing.

Where to eat Noodle:

  • Phở số 01 Hà Nội: 25 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Saigon, Vietnam, open 24 hours, with prices: 28,000 VND for a bow
  • Phở Phượng 25: 25 Hoàng Sa, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, open from 6 am – 9 pm daily with price about 40,000 VND /a bowl

Bun Mam

Bun Man is specifically a southern Vietnamese dish. It’s made from a dark- colored broth prepared with fermented fish sauce, rice noodle, meats like squid, prawns, and pork are all scattered on top of the noodles, a slice or two of eggplant.

Where to eat Bun Man:

  • Bún Mắm Phan Bội Châu: 22 Phan Bội Châu, across from Ben Thanh market, Saigon- They are open for breakfast, lunch and throughout the afternoon- Price about 65,000 VND per bowl

Che- Sweet soup

Saigon is quite popular with many types of sweet soup and made from familiar ingredients like red beans, mung beans and lotus seeds to exotic ones with tortoise jelly, almond tofu custard, and gingko nuts

Where to eat sweet soup:

  • Chè Thái: 380 Nguyen Tri Phuong Str, District. 10.

Com Tam Suon

Com Tam Suon is also one of street food that you should try when visiting Saigon. It’s the combination of broken rice, a grilled pork chop, and accompanied by fish sauce dressing, cucumber pickles, green onion oil, and chilies to garnish.

Where to eat Com Tam Suon:

  • Com tam Ba Ghiền- 84 Đặng Văn Ngữ, P. 10, Quận Phú Nhuận, Ho Chi Minh City- open from 6 am – 10 pm daily- price about 60,000 VND/ plate

Bot Chien

Bot Chien or fried rice cake that made from mainly rice flour, eggs and tapioca starch. The cakes are sliced into bite -sized pieces, and then fried, normally on a hot skillet in lots of lard, along with some light seasonings, until crispy and golden brown on the edges. Once cooked, the rice cakes are topped with an egg and a handful of green onions before being served.

Where to eat Bot Chien:

  • Street food stall at Bàn Cờ market: 174 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật, with prices: 25,000 VND for a plate

Coffee

Drinking coffees also is one of Saigon’s cultures. Sitting down beautiful restaurant with the best view, drinking a cup of coffee will be the great choice if you want to have an experience about daily life.

Where to drink coffee:

  • Highland Coffee: 75 Nguyen Du Str, Distric1 or 181 Ham Nghi Str, District 1
  • L’Usine:: 151 Dong Khoi Str, District 1

Further reading:  Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide  and  Vietnam Travel Guide 

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