50 Best Foods In Ho Chi Minh City (And Where To Eat Them)

Khot Cake In Vietnam

1. Vietnamese sandwich (Bánh Mì)

For over two decades Banh Mi has been making traditional Vietnamese sandwiches and much more. Toasted baquettes stuffed with savory meats enhanced with mayo, hot peppers, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumber and cilantro.

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Where to eat Bánh Mì in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Bánh Mì Hòa Mã at 51 Cao Thắng street, District 1
  • Bánh Mì Bảy Hổ at 23 Huỳnh Khương Ninh street, District 1
  • Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa at 26 Lê Thị Riêng street, District 1
  • Bánh Mì Nguyên Sinh at 141 Trần Đình Xu street, District 1
  • Bánh Mì Minh Châu at 76 Lý Tự Trọng street, District 1
  • Bánh Mì Như Lan at 50 Hàm Nghi street, District 1

Vietnamese Bread Or Banh Mi

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2. Steamed sticky rice (Xôi)

It ‘s one of the most popular street food in this dynamic city. Elders, children and adults eat this kind of food in the morning for breakfast, in the afternoon or in the evening.

Steamed Sticky Rice can be divided into two main types: sweet and salty. The most popular sweet Xoi in Saigon are Xoi with Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis ), magenta plant juice, bean, durian and Steamed Black Sticky Rice.

Read more about Steamed Sticky Rice Saigon – an amazing street food

Where to enjoy best Steamed Sticky Rice in Saigon

  • Xôi Cadé at 451 Trần Phú street, Distrist 5
  • Xôi chè at 111 Bùi Thị Xuân street, District 1
  • Xôi gà Bà Chiểu at Bà Chiểu market, Bùi Hữu Nghĩa street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Xôi Bình Tiên at 88 Minh Phụng street, District 6
  • Xôi Nhung at 301 Nguyễn Trọng Tuyển street, Phú Nhuận District

Savory Steamed Sticky Rice In Vietnam

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3. Steamed wheat flour cake (Bánh bao)

Bánh bao (literally “enveloping cake”) is a ball-shaped bun containing pork or chicken meat. It often has Chinese sausage and a portion of a hard-boiled quail eggs. A vegetarian version of bánh bao also exists.

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Where to enjoy best Steamed wheat flour cake in Saigon?

  • At crossroads of  Trần Hưng Đạo street and Nguyễn Tri Phương street, District 10
  • At crossroads of  Nguyễn Cư Trinh and Cống Quỳnh streets, District 1
  • Bánh bao Thọ Phát at 80 Nguyễn Tri Phương street, District 5
  • Bánh bao Sáu Sỹ at 276 Kinh Dương Vương street, Bình Tân District
  • Bánh bao Cả Cần at 110 Hùng Vương street, District 5

Steamed Wheat Flour Cake

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4. Phở

Phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup, a bowl of Pho seems a simple noodle soup and doesn´t have rich imagination at first glance. But Pho has a very complex and intrinsic taste.

It is consist of hot steaming broth with wafts of ginger, anise and clove, slick rice noodles, slices of rare beef, and flanking the bowl was a plate of what is called “table salad”, a heaping platter of additions, like fresh herbs, bean sprouts, greens, lime and chili.

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Where to enjoy best Phở in Saigon?

  • Phở Dậu at 288 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa street, District 3
  • Phở Hòa at 260C Pasteur street, District 3
  • Phú Vương restaurant (339 Lê Văn Sỹ street, Tân Bình district)
  • Phở Minh at 63 Pasteur street, District 1
  • Phở Cao Vân at 25 Mạc Đĩnh Chi street, District 1
  • Phở Lệ at 370 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5
  • Phở Tàu Bay at 433 Lý Thái Tổ street, District 10
  • Phở gà Kỳ Đồng at 14/5 Kỳ Đồng street, District 3

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup or Pho at Pho Le restaurant tracy

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5. Crab rice noodle soup (Bún riêu)

Bún riêu is a Vietnamese meat rice vermicelli soup, It is served with tomato broth and topped with crab or shrimp paste. In this dish, various freshwater paddy crabs are used. After, these crabs are fished in rice paddies in Vietnam. Then they are cleaned carefully, the cook pound the clean crabs with the shell on into a fine paste. The paste is strained to get the crab liquid which is the base for the soup along with tomato paste.

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Where to enjoy the best Bún riêu in Saigon?

  • 80/14 Hoàng Hoa Thám street, Bình Thạnh District
  • 115/62 Lê Văn Sĩ street, Phú Nhuận District
  • 185/5 Trần Kế Xương street, Phú Nhuận District
  • 4/12 Kỳ Đồng street, District 3
  • 87 Cô Giang street, District 1
  • 219 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • 92 Phạm Ngọc Thạch street, District 3
  • 53 Tôn Đản street, District 4

Crab Rice Noodle Soup In Vietnam 2

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6. Rice noodle soup with sauce from saturated fish or shrimp (Bún mắm)

Bún mắm is a fermented thick Vietnamese vermicelli soup sometimes called “Vietnamese gumbo.

  • Bún Mắm 444 at 369 Lê Quang Định street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Bún mắm Cô Ba  at 55 Phan Huy Ích, Gò Vấp District
  • Bún mắm Bạc Liêu at 257 Vĩnh Viễn street, District 10
  • Bún mắm Phương Bà Chiểu at 68 Huỳnh Đình Hai street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Bún mắm Sáu Kèn at 412 Nhật Tảo street, District 10
  • Bún mắm Vy at 190 Sư Vạn Hạnh street, District 5

Rice Noodle Soup With Fermented Fish Paste Or Bun Mam 2

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7. Hue rice noodle soup (Bún bò Huế)

Bun bo Hue originated in Hue province – the old king dom of Vietnam with rich culture and cuisine. Hue is located on the romantic Perfume River, the Hue people has the own characters which make them unique. The highlights of this amazing food are the perfect mix of the flavorful broth, toppings, thick rice noodle and fresh vegetables. The special taste of the broth comes from saturated tiny shrimp, lemon grass, pineapple, star aniseed, cinnamon, ginger, cane wipes, onion, fish sauce, chili powder, beef bone and pork leg. Bun bo Hue is extremely spicy that makes you remember it forever.

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Where to eat best Bun bo Hue in Ho Chi Minh City?

  • Bún bò Huế Thành Nội at 47A Trần Cao Vân streer, District 3
  • Bún bò Huế Ðông Ba at 110A Nguyễn Du street, District 1
  • Bún bò Huế Hạnh at 135 Bành Văn Trân street, Tân Bình District
  • Bún bò Gánh at 110 Lý Chính Thắng street, District 3
  • Bún bò Hương Giang at 130 Ni Sư Huỳnh Liên street, Tân Bình District
  • Bún bò Chú Há at 300 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Bún bò Huế at 31 Mạc Đĩnh Chi street, District 1

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8. Phnom Penh clear rice noodle soup (Hủ tiếu Nam Vang)

The main ingredients of  Hu Tieu Noodle Soup are Hu Tieu noodle, pork bone, bean sprouts, green onions, deep-fried onion and others. The noodle is made from rice flour and tapioca flour. The noodle is dry because people cut sun-dried Hu Tieu rice paper into noodle. Before being served, the dried noodle is soft boiled. The broth is very clear, smelling and flavorful. To serve, the noodle is put into the bowl before the broth is poured onto it. Lime slices, chopped chili, herbs and bean sprouts and saute are served with the bowl of Hu Tieu. You have to use a spoon and chopsticks to eat this delicious dish. It’s similar to eating a Pho or Bun Bo Hue.

  • Quỳnh restaurant at A65 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Tylum restaurant at 93 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt street, District 5
  • Nhân Quán restaurant at 27 Âu Cơ street, District 11
  • Liến Húa restaurant at 381 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Vang Tường Phát restaurant at 225 Trần Phú street, District 5
  • Hủ Tiếu Ngon restaurant at 111 Lê Văn Thọ street, Gò Vấp District

Clear Rice Noodle Soup Or Hu Tieu In Vietnam 3

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9. Soup cake (Bánh canh)

The broth of some Vietnamese rice noodle soups is clear while the broth of Soup cake (Banh Canh) is gelatinous. The rice noodle of Bun rieu is about 1 millimeters thin. The rice noodle of Bun bo Hue is 5 times thicker than the Bun rieu and the Banh canh’s noodle is 5 times thicker than the Bun bo Hue’s noodle. The noodle is big and Vietnamese called it “cake”. We have the soup (broth) and the “cake” so that we name this food Soup cake. The last thing that make soup cake different from others noodle soup is that the noodle isn’t too long so that we don’t have to use chopsticks to eat. Just use a spoon to put the broth, toppings and noodles into your mouth. It’s simple, isn’t it?

Read more about Banh canh cua (Crab soup cake)

Where to eat best Bun bo Hue in Ho Chi Minh City?

  • Quán 48 restaurant at 48 Ngô Đức Kế street, District 1
  • Thiên Phước restaurant at 116/24 Thiên Phước street, Tân Bình District
  • Bánh Canh Cua 14 restaurant at 223 Trần Bình Trọng street, District 5
  • Bánh Canh Cua at 67 Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Bánh Canh Cua at 87 Trần Khắc Chân street, District 1
  • Hoàng Lan restaurant at 484 Vĩnh Viễn street, District 10
  • Bánh Canh Cua at 320 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3

Soup Cake with Shrimp, quail egg, fish pie tracy

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10. Quang style noodle (Mỳ Quảng)

The wide yellow turmeric noodle and the broth make Mi Quang different from others. Ingredients to cook the broth are pork and dried shrimp or chicken, duck, crab living in rice field.  There are various recipes to make the broth but the broth must be yellow, slightly gelatinous, rich and have attractive smell. The broths of other noodle soups such as Pho, Hue noodle soup and Clear noodle soup are cover the noodles completely. The Mi Quang’s broth is served enough to barely cover the noodles and it will be soaked up by the noodles in a few minutes if you don’t eat the bowl of Mi Quang fast. Unlike other Vietnamese noodle soups, Quang style noodle is almost like a noodle salad.

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  • Quảng Sâm restaurant at 8 Ca Văn Thỉnh street, Tân Bình District
  • Mì Quảng Nghiêm at 276 Võ Thành Trang street, Tân Bình District
  • Phố Thị restaurant at 110 Cách Mạng Tháng 8 street, District 3
  • Mì Quảng ngon restaurant at 120F Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, District 1
  • Ăn Là Nhớ restaurant at 223 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Túy Loan restaurant at 66 Võ Thị Sáu street, District 1
  • Mì Quảng Vị restaurant at 15 Trần Doãn Khanh street, District 1

Quang Style Noodle In Vietnam

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11. Noodle with steamed duck (Mỳ vịt tiềm)

The main ingredient is duck leg which is soaked in wine, ginger and soy sauce before being flash fried. By this way we can preserves the integrity of the duck meat and removes much of the duck fat which isn’t good for health. After that it’s simmered in the broth of Vietnamese mi vit tiem made from pork bone, ginger, star aniseed, cinnamon, black cardamom, shiitake until it’s tender (not mushy), deeply seasoned and brown. Egg noodle, shiitake, boiled greens, green onion are put into the bowl before the broth is poured on them. The duck leg is served whole on the side.

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  • Lương Ký Mì Gia restaurant at 1 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Thiêm Huy Mì Gia restaurant at 455 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5
  • Bồi Ký restaurant at 50 Nguyễn Huy Tự street, District 1
  • Hữu Ký restaurant at 84 Nguyễn Văn Lạc street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Huê Ký restaurant at 81E Thuận Kiều street, District 5

Egg Noodle Soup With Roasted Duck 3

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12. Congee with chicken or duck (Cháo gà, Cháo vịt)

Vietnamese chicken and rice congee is not only delicious but also healthy. It’s a comfort dish of many Vietnamese people when it’s cold or rainy, especially when they’re sick. The ingredients are garden chicken, high class long-grain rice, cabbage, persicaria odorata (Vietnamese coriander), ginger, lime (or vinegar) and spices (salt, fish sauce, sugar, chili, black pepper). The rice should be pan toasted. Then the chicken, rice and ginger are put into a big pot and bring to boil. The congee may be cooked to many different stages and textures depending on the recipes. But the rice must completely break down but still evident and the chicken is tender but not mushy. Chopped green onion is put into the pot before stopping cooking. The cook uses the shredded chicken, shredded cabbage and Vietnamese coriander to make sweet and sour salad. The sauce of salad is made from lime juice or vinegar, sugar, salt and fish sauce. 

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  • Kim Anh restaurant at 50F Lão Tử street, District 5
  • Sông Trăng restaurant at 40 Trần Cao Vân street, District 3
  • Thanh Đa restaurant at 118 Bình Qưới street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Bà Lâm restaurant at 343/2 Tô Hiến Thành street, District 10
  • Cháo gỏi vịt at 175/4 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Đồng Quê restaurant at 406 Nơ Trang Long street, Bình Thạnh District

Vietnamese Congee With Duck (2)

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13. Chitterling gruel (Cháo lòng)

Chitterling gruel is cooked with rice and bones, then the dish is served with boiled chitterling, blood pudding, intestines, lungs, kidney, heart and stomach. The vendor also brings you special fish sauce dip along with the bowl of chitterling gruel. The secret recipe of street stall Ba Ut has attracted many generations of Saigon people.

  • Cháo lòng at 170 Võ Thị Sáu street, District 3
  • Cháo lòng at 26 Rạch Bùng Binh street, District 3
  • Cháo lòng at 106/4 Vạn Kiếp street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Cháo Lòng Miền Tây at 172 Quang Trung street, Gò Vấp District
  • Cháo Lòng at 99 Phù Đổng Thiên Vương street, District 5
  • Cháo Lòng at 153 alley, Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, District 1

Chitterling Gruel

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14. Wonton (Hoành thánh)

  • Chinese noodle with wonton at 14/12B Kỳ Đồng street, District 3
  • Vietnamese clear noodle soup with wonton at 2 Mạc Thị Bưởi street, District 1
  • Thành Ký restaurant at 102 Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, District 1
  • Phương Nhã restaurant at 22/4 Nguyễn Cảnh Chân street, District 1
  • Quán 143 at 143 Nguyễn Du street, District 1

Wonton Soup 1

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15. Hot pot with elongatus (Lẩu cá kèo)

  • Lẩu cá kèo at 87 Bà Huyện Thanh Quan street, District 3
  • Lẩu cá kèo at 4 Nguyễn Thị Diệu street, District 3

15. Hot pot with elongatus (Lẩu cá kèo)

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16. Tam bi cake (Bánh tầm bì)

  • 370 restaurant at 459B Hai Bà Trưng street, District 3
  • Tô Châu restaurant at 271 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Đồng Tháp restaurant at 352 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5
  • Thủ Đô market at crossroads of Lão Tử street and Phùng Hưng street, District 5
  • Sadec restaurant at 154 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, District 3

Silk Worm Cake With Shredded Pig Skin Or Banh Tam Bi In Vietnam 2

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17. Stuffed pancake (Bánh cuốn)

Vietnamese Steamed Rice Roll is made by stuffing ground pork, minced black fungus and shallots into a thin, wide and translucent sheet of steamed fermented rice batter. Banh Cuon is usually eaten with Vietnamese pork pie, bean sprouts, various Vietnamese herbs, sliced cucumber, deep-fried chopped shallot and dipping fish sauce. Sometimes, a drop of the essence of lethocerus indicus is added to the dip to make flavor special although it’s very expensive.

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  • Bánh cuốn Song Mộc at 157 alley, Vườn Chuối street, District 3
  • Bánh cuốn Hồng Hạnh at 17A Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, District 1
  • Bánh cuốn Tây Hồ at 127 Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, District 1
  • Bánh cuốn Nguyễn Trãi at 150 alley, Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Bánh cuốn cà cuống at 89 Lý Tự Trọng street, District 1

Vietnamese Stuffed Pancake Or Banh Cuon 1

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18. Vietnamese pancake (Bánh xèo)

  • Bánh xèo Mười Xiềm at 225-227 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Bánh xèo Ăn Là Ghiền at 74 Sương Nguyệt Ánh street, District 1
  • Bánh xèo at 46A Đinh Công Tráng street, District 1
  • Quán An at 71/5 – 71/6 Mạc Thị Bưởi street, District 1
  • Long Huy restaurant at 129 cách mạng tháng 8 street, District 3
  • Ngọc Sơn restaurant at 103 Ngô Quyền street, District 5

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19. Khot cake (Bánh khọt)

  • Bánh Khọt Vũng Tàu at 412 Lê Văn Thọ street, Gò Vấp District
  • Bánh Khọt at 32 alley Đặng Dung street, District 1
  • Bánh Khọt Cô Ba at 102 Cao Thắng street, District 3
  • Bánh Khọt at 197/4 Cao Đạt street, District 5
  • Bánh Khọt at 7 Đồng Nai street, District 10

Khot Cake In Vietnam

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20. Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake (Bột chiên)

  • Bột chiên Đạt Thành at 277 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Bột chiên Đức Hoa at Sư Vạn Hạnh street, District 10
  • Bột chiên at crossroads of Phùng Khắc Khoan street and Điện Biên Phủ street, District 1
  • Bột chiên Vạn Thành at 185 alley, Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Bột chiên  at 89B Bà Huyện Thanh Quan street, District 3

Pan Fried Scrambled Egg Rice Cake Or Bot Chien In Vietnam

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21. Rice noodle with grilled pork (Bún thịt nướng)

  • Cô Ba restaurant at 287/68 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, District 3
  • Chị Tuyền food stall at 195 Cô Giang street, District 1
  • Hải Đăng restaurant at 145 – 157 Chấn Hưng street, Tân Bình District
  • Anh Ba restaurant at 126 Lê Văn Sỹ street, Phú Nhuận District
  • Bà Tám restaurant at 257/6 Cách Mạng Tháng 8 street, District 10
  • Bún Thịt Nướng at 163/3 Thành Thái street, District 10

Rice Noodle With Grilled Pork Or Bun Thit Nuong

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22. Rice noodle with tofu and sauce from saturated shrimp (Bún đậu mắm tôm)

  • Món Bắc restaurant at 10B1 Lê Thánh Tôn street, District 1
  • Ngõ Nhỏ Phố Nhỏ restaurant at 158 Pasteur street, District 1
  • Cô Khàn restaurant at 102/26 Cống Quỳnh street, District 1
  • Quán 69 restaurant at 69 Sương Nguyệt Ánh street, District 1
  • Quán Vị restaurant at 212/20B Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Kim Liên restaurant at 220 Nguyễn Công Trứ street, District 1

Hanoi Kebab Rice Noodles 2

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23. Broken rice (Cơm tấm)

Main ingredients of Com Tam is broken rice, which is steamed before being served. This kind of steamed rice is smaller than normal steamed rice so that it’s comfortable to eat. Toppings of Broken Rice dishes are grilled pork chop, Vietnamese pork pie made from pork, wood ear mushroom, jicama egg and , thinly shredded pork skin mixed with toasted rice powder and fried egg. Some people don’t want to eat all of them with their Com Tam dish but only one or two main toppings. Must ingredients are mix of chopped green onion and oil making Com Tam have special smell, sliced cucumber, pickled carrot and white radish making it easier to eat. Soup with white radish, carrot and chopped green onion and sweet and sour fish sauce dip are also served with a plate of steamed broken rice and toppings. It’s totally a healthy food for breakfast or dinner.

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  • Cơm Tấm Thuận Kiều  at 26 Tôn Thất Tùng street, District 1
  • Cơm tấm Cali 1 at 32 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Cơm Tấm at 202 Trần Quang Khải street, District 1
  • Bụi Sài Gòn food stall at 100 Thạch Thị Thanh street, District 1
  • Cơm Tấm Chả Cua at 113 Nguyễn Phi Khanh street, District 1

Broken Rice With Grilled Pork Chop (1)

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24. Young Chow fried rice (Cơm chiên Dương Châu)

  • Hạnh Sang restaurant at 206 Nguyễn Thái Học street, District 1
  • Hương Thắm restaurant at 717 Huỳnh Tấn Phát street, District 7
  • Quán Tâm Ký restaurant at 96, 47 street, District 7
  • Cơm Chiên Dương Châu at 31 Lão Tử street, District 5
  • Cơm Chiên Dương Châu at 1 Võ Văn Ngân street, Thủ Đức District

Young Chow Fried Rice

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25. Stir-fried Pho (Phở xào)

  • Hai Thiền restaurant at 14 Bùi Viện street, District 1
  • 119 Hồ Bá Kiện street, District 10

Vietnamese Stir Fried Pho

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26. Shaky beef (Bò lúc lắc)

  • Quán Bụi restaurant at 8 Nguyễn Văn Nguyễn street, District 1

Bo Luc Lac

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27. Fish cake (Chả cá)

  • Nguyễn Gia restaurant at 309 Phan Đăng Lưu street, Phú Nhuận District
  • Thành Đạt restaurant at 213 Bàu Cát street, Tân Bình District
  • Food stall at 8 Phan Xích Long street, Phú Nhuận District
  • Lệ Quy Nhơn restaurant at 2-4-8 Đồng Nai street, District 10
  • Food stall at 770B Sư Vạn Hạnh street, District 10

La Vong Grilled Fish Pies Or Cha Ca La Vong In Vietnam

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Vietnamese Fish Pie

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28. Braised fish in caramel sauce (Cá kho)

  • Quán Bụi at 17A Ngô Văn Năm street, District 1
  • Quán Cục Gạch at 10 Đặng Tất street, District 1
  • Quán Cơm Bắc at 31 Nguyễn Công Trứ street, District 1
  • Food stall at 46/104 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Quán Làng Cua Đồng at 18A/3/A3 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, District 1

Braised Fish In Caramel

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29. Braised pork and eggs in caramel sauce (Thịt kho tàu)

  • Quán Bụi at 17A Ngô Văn Năm street, District 1
  • Quán Cục Gạch at 10 Đặng Tất street, District 1
  • Quán Cơm Bắc at 31 Nguyễn Công Trứ street, District 1
  • Food stall at 46/104 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Quán Làng Cua Đồng at 18A/3/A3 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, District 1

Braised Pork And Eggs In Caramel

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30. Sweet and sour soup (Canh chua)

Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup (Canh Chua) is a traditional dish that’s popular in Southern Vietnam. The dish has perfect blend of sweet, sour and spicy. The sour flavor is from the kaffir lime leaf and tamarind powder and the sweetness is from the crushed pineapple.

Read more about Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup (Canh Chua).

Where to eat the best Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup (Canh Chua) in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Quán Đo Đo at 10/14 Lương Hữu Khánh street, District 1
  • Quán cơm Hoàn Kiếm at 89 Nguyễn Du street, District 1
  • Quán cơm Minh Đức at 100 Tôn Thất Tùng street, District 1
  • Quán Bắc Vị at 254 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, District 3
  • Cơm niêu Sài Gòn at 27 Tú Xương street, District 3

Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup

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31. Vietnamese stewed beef (Bò kho)

  • Út Nhung restaurant at 109/7 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật street, District 3
  • Food stall at 194 alley Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Bà Chánh restaurant at 46 Trần Văn Hoàng street, Tân Bình District
  • Quán Ăn Long Vân at 12 Lê Bình street, Tân Bình District
  • Food stall at 31, D2 street, Tân Bình District

Clear Rice Noodle Soup With Vietnamese Stewed Beef Or Hu Tieu Bo Kho

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32. Grilled beef slice wrapped in wild betel leaf (Bò lá lốt)

  • Thanh Vy food stall at 267A Minh Phụng street, District 11
  • Food stall at 47/20, 2 street, District 7
  • Street food area on Cô Giang street, District 1
  • Cây Khế restaurant at 4 Phan Xích Long street, Phú Nhuận District
  • Anh Ba restaurant at 1A Phan Xích Long street, Phú Nhuận District

Grilled Beef In Wild Betel Leaf Or Bo La Lop In Vietnam
33. Grilled goat breast (Vú dê nướng)

  • Food stall at 68 Nguyễn Quý Đức street, District 2
  • Food stall at 218 Nguyễn Công Trứ street, District 1
  • Food stall at 622 Lạc Long Quân street, District 11
  • Food stall at 18A/2 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, District 1
  • Tư Trì restaurant at 11 Nam Quốc Cang street, District 1

 

Seafoods

34. Stir-fried mud creeper snail in coconut milk (Ốc len xào dừa)

  • Seafood stall at 282/4A Bùi Hữu Nghĩa street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Seafood stall at 9/1 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Ốc Như at 650/4/29D Điện Biên Phủ street, District 10
  • Ốc Tô at C218 Xóm Chiếu street, District 4

Stir Fried Mud Creeper With Coconut Cream
35. Grilled scallop with green onion oil (Sò điệp nướng mỡ hành)

  • Ốc Khánh at 25/5 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm street, District 1
  • Seafood stall at 330/28 Phan Đình Phùng street, Phú Nhuận District
  • Ốc Xuân Hón at 43 Lê Thị Bạch Cát street, District 11
  • Ốc Quang Anh at 189 Tô Hiến Thành street, District 10

Grilled Scallop With Green Onion Oil 2

36. Dry stir-fried ocean crab with salt and chili (Càng ghẹ rang muối ớt)

  • Ốc Đào at  212B alley Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Ốc Thảo at 231 Hoàng Diệu street, District 4
  • Seafood stall at 9 Nguyễn Văn Giai street, District 1
  • Ốc cô Hồng at 2 Ngọc Hân Công Chúa street, District 11
  • Ốc Xuân at B30 Thành Thái street, District 10

36. Dry stir-fried ocean crab soup with salt and chili (Càng ghẹ rang muối ớt)
37. Rice paper salad (Bánh Tráng Trộn)

Vietnamese Mixed Rice Paper Salad is prepared with authentically local ingredients, including dried beef jerky strips, julienned green mango, fresh mint and basil, rice paper strips as well as chili powder. Rice paper then was not the normal type we used to wrap spring rolls. The combines of the ingredients were mixed buy the seller hands and serves up a portion in a plastic bag with two skewers serving as makeshift chopsticks. The perfect mix of the sweet, sour and spicy fish sauce makes an explosion of Vietnamese flavors right at home!

Read more about Vietnamese Mixed Rice Paper Salad

  • Chú Viên food stall at 38 Nguyễn Thượng Hiền street, District 3
  • Long food stall at 34 Nguyễn Thượng Hiền street, District 3
  • Food stall at 621 Hưng Phú street, District 8
  • Cô Thảo food stall at 90 Nguyễn Thượng Hiền street, District 3
  • Dì Hồng food stall at 23,11 street, District 4

Mixed Rice Paper Salad 2

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38. Vietnamese pizza (Bánh tráng nướng)

This is one of the most popular street snacks for students and teenagers in Vietnam. It’s can be compared to famous Italian pizza. You ate at least 2 pizzas for once. Can you believe it? It originated in Dalat province, which has cool climate and is considered “the city of thousands of flowers” in Vietnam. Ingredients to make this food are rice paper, dried small shrimp, chopped green onion, quail egg, chili sauce and shredded pork jerky… The cook must be skillful to spread all ingredients onto the rice paper and make them well-done at the same time when the rice paper becomes crispy.

Read more about Vietnamese pizza

  • Góc Đà Lạt restaurant at 386/43B Lê Văn Sĩ street, District 3
  • Food stall at 84 Rạch Bùng Binh street, District 3
  • Food stall at 61 Cao Thắng street, District 3
  • Turtle Lake area, District 3

Grilled Rice Pancake In Saigon, Vietnam
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39. Fresh spring roll (Gỏi cuốn)

  • Food stall at 359 alley Lê Văn Sỹ street, District 3
  • Food stall at 69 Trần Văn Đang street, District 3
  • Food stall at 6 Nguyễn Hữu Cầu street, District 1
  • Cô Nhung restaurant at 57 Châu Văn Liêm street, District 5
  • Gate 7 Bến Thành market, District 1

Vietnamese Spring Roll Or Goi Cuon 2

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40. Fried roll (Chả giò)

  • Quán Lạ at 78/2 Tân Sơn Nhì street, Tân Phú District
  • 184 Phan Văn Trị street, Bình Thạnh District

Vietnamese Fried Roll Or Cha Gio
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41. Pho roll (Phở cuốn)

  • Food stall at crossroads of Bùi Viện street and Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 1
  • 001 Block F Le Thi Rieng apartment, Cách mạng tháng Tám street, District 10
  • 15 Phạm Đôn street, District 5
  • 48 Thăng Long street, Tân Bình District

Pho Roll In Vietnam

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42. Xiên que

  • Food stall at 764 Sư Vạn Hạnh street, District 10
  • Kaka food stall at 54 Bạch Vân street, District 5
  • Dzu Dzu food stall at 625 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, District 3
  • Phan Gia food stall at 286 Pasteur street, District 3
  • Food stall at 565 alley Nguyễn Trãi street, District 5

Food On A Stick In Vietnam

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43. Banana flower salad (Nộm hoa chuối)

Banana flower salad is a favorite of people in Vietnam, especially Mekong Delta. Banana flower (or banana plant’s bud) is soaked and shredded into rings before being mixed with herbs, meat and/or shrimp, lime juice, sugar, salt, chili and topped with peanuts. The taste of Nộm hoa chuối is a perfect mix of the sour lime juice and spicy chili playing off the rings of banana flower.

  • Sông Trăng restaurant at 40 Trần Cao Vân street, District 3
  • Thanh Đa restaurant at 118 Bình Qưới street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Bà Lâm restaurant at 343/2 Tô Hiến Thành street, District 10
  • Cháo gỏi vịt at 175/4 Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Đồng Quê restaurant at 406 Nơ Trang Long street, Bình Thạnh District

Salad With Banana Blossom

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44. Millionaire’s salad (Nộm củ hủ dừa)

Millionaire’s salad has the same taste like Banana flower salad which is sweet and sour. But the main ingredient is the heart of coconut palm which is shredded, then mixed with shredded carrot, boiled shrimp, pork, herbs and topped with peanuts.

  • Quán Bụi restaurant at 8 Nguyễn Văn Nguyễn street, District 1
  • Hải Tứ Quý restaurant at 235 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1
  • Restaurant at 29/2 Hoàng Diệu street, Phú Nhuận District

Vietnamese Salad With Lotus Root
45. Papaya salad with beef jerky (Gỏi đu đủ khô bò)

Vietnamese Beef Jerky Recipe (Thịt Khô Bò) is different from what you find in other country by the marinade, which is typically wetter and contains more sugar. The beef jerky is also often unsmoked. Each bite was tender and packed full of flavors. It was an addictive snack for any Vietnamese people.

This sweet and spicy beef is usually used as a condiment, finely shredded and scattered atop salads as a garnish, like the green papaya salad. Green papaya salad is a quintessential street food of Vietnam that you should taste.

Read more about Papaya salad with beef jerky

  • Lê Văn Tám park Hai Bà Trưng street, District 3
  • Food stall at 107 Nguyễn Văn Thủ street, District 3

Salad With Beef Jerky And Green Papaya

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46. Vietnamese sweet soup (Chè)

Chè (roughly translates as “sweet soup” or “sweet pudding”) is a Vietnamese term that refers to any traditional Vietnamese sweet beverage, dessert soup or pudding. It may be served hot or cold in bowls, glasses, or over ice and eaten with a spoon.

Varieties of Vietnamese Sweet Soup are made from a range of ingredients ranging from a wide range of beans (mung beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans) to tapioca, jellies, glutinous rice, coconut cream and fruit (longan, mango, durian, lychee and jackfruit…). Other types are made from ingredients such as aloe vera, seaweed, lotus seed, sesame seed, sugar palm seeds, taro, cassava and pandan leaf extract. Some varieties, such as chè trôi nước, may also include dumplings. The options are nearly endless and it is almost impossible to produce a complete list.

Read more about Vietnamese Sweet Soup and Set 16 Vietnamese Sweet Soups Attracts Foodies In Saigon

  • Chè Mỹ at 119 Nguyễn Thái Học street, District 1
  • Chè Trân Châu at 68/210 Trần Quang Khải street, District 1
  • Chè Cô Giang at 85 Cô Giang street, District 1
  • Chè Nam Bộ at 16/1A Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, District 1
  • Phố Chè at 16 Cách Mạng Tháng 8 street, District 1
  • Chè Ngọc Thủy at 212A2 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1

Sweet Soup With Lot Cake

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47. Mixed fruits (Trái cây dĩa)

If you would like to enjoy all of Vietnamese fresh fruits in a dish, Trái cây dĩa is your ideal choice. To make this food, all kinds of delicious fruits are cut into small pieces. Cubed dragon fruits, papaya, star apple, water melon, jack fruit, peeled rambutan, longan and lychee… are mixed with syrup, cream and ice. Shredded coconut meat and peanuts can be added. Why not miss a refreshing and healthy Mixed fruits? 

  • Food stall at 142 Lý Chính Thắng street, District 3
  • Food stall at 284A Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, District 3
  • Food stall at 290 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai street, District 3
  • Food stall at 839/3 Lê Hồng Phong street, District 10
  • Food stall at 177 Lý Tự Trọng street, District 1

Mixed Fruit In Vietnam

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48. Grilled banana wrapped in sticky rice (Chuối nếp nướng)

Grilled banana wrapped in sticky rice is a traditional dish of Vietnam. Banana tree are everywhere in Vietnam so that this made from banana food is cheap and easy to make. A peeled ripen banana is wrapped in steamed sticky rice and banana leaves before being grilled on char coal. Chuối nếp nướng is popular on Saigon streets for you to enjoy so that don’t miss it.

  • Food stall at 378 alley Võ Văn Tần street, District 3
  • Food stall at Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, District 1
  • Food stall at 115B Trần Đình Xu street, District 1
  • Food stall at 72 Xóm Chiếu street, District 4
  • Food stall at 31/2C Phan Văn Hớn street, Hóc Môn District

Grilled Banana Wrapped In Steamed Sticky Rice Or Chuoi Nep Nuong

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49. Coconut jelly (Rau câu dừa)

Jelly is popular around the world but what’s reason you should try a bite of coconut jelly in Vietnam? The jelly is made from coconut water, coconut meat and coconut milk. In addition, when you order a coconut jelly, you’ll be surprised because they bring you a cool coconut with jelly inside. The dinner only uses the spoon to take the jelly and tuck in.

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  • Food stall at 410/37A Cách Mạng Tháng 8 street, District 3
  • Food stall at 102 Nguyễn Súy street, Tân Phú District
  • Food stall at 258 Xô Viết Nghệ Tĩnh street, Bình Thạnh District
  • Food stall at B2 Tân Vĩnh street, District 4
  • Minh Đức food stall at 776 Sư Vạn Hạnh street, District 10

Young Coconut Jelly In Vietnam

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50. Sweet soft tofu pudding (Tàu hủ)

Sweet soft tofu pudding is an attractive Saigon street food in Ho Chi Minh city – a foodies’s paradise. This street food has won the heart of people of all ages. Soft tofu pudding which is made with silken tofu, is almost unbelievably good. Adding sugar syrup and some ginger slices onto the soft tofu pudding, it’s ready to serve. It’s a great choice on cool day. Hot sweet soft tofu pudding is often sold at street food stalls in Saigon.

  • Gánh Hàng food stall at 40 alley Trần Cao Vân street, District 1
  • Food stall at crossroads of Lê Thánh Tôn street and Trương Định street, District 1
  • Bà ba tàu hũ food stall at 127 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật street, District 3
  • Thế giới tàu hũ food stall at 164 Trần Hưng Đạo street, District 1

You can read more about Best Sweet Soft Tofu Pudding Cafes In Saigon

Tofu Pudding

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