25 things you would love travelling Saigon (Part 4)

25 things you would love travelling Saigon (Part 4)

20. Saigon Starlight Bridge

The Starlight Bridge (Anh Sao Bridge) is located in the heart of the international commercial and financial district of Phu My Hung. This first modern pedestrian bridge of Vietnam was officially inaugurated in April 2010. Nuzzled along a beautiful river promenade with a fresh cool breeze flowing all the time, Starlight Bridge is an architectural symphony which perfectly harmonizes with the natural setting to create an ideal destination for for residents, customers, guests and visitors to enjoy a brand new lifestyle.

The Starlight Bridge begins the 700 meter Crescent Walk which flows past four uniquely designed buildings and Crescent Mall. Three buildings provide stylish, fully furnished serviced apartments and the fourth offers premium office space.
A lighted path and illuminated waterfall are highlights of this bridge. The solar powered lights collect energy during the day using specially designed battery panels located on the sides of the bridge.The bridge, with its illuminated path and waterfalls, is a scenic feature drawing a lot of visitors.

21. Driving Around Saigon at Night

The Saigonese is busy at work daily, the night is time to relax and have fun. At night, couples, families or friends gather outside, share meals or drinks and talk about everything under the stars.

Saigon At Night Tracy

Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour

Because the Saigon day is just too hot, the cooler night air offers an ideal time to drive around to sightseeing. The city is covered with thoundsands of sparkling street and buildings lights, advertising signs. The Saigon becomes more splendid and elegant as a girl dressed for a luxury night party. Enjoying the nice view at night, tasting the amazing street foods, chatting with friends are a fantastic way to experience real Saigon.
Would you like to take a great ride to experience Saigon night? Scooter Saigon Tour girls will be pleased to do that. Let’s join us for the tour Taste of the Night. 

22. Snail Dishes in Saigon

Ốc (oc), as they are known in Vietnamese, can basically refer to any type of snails, could be considered a major part of the Vietnamese culture of Saigon. Snail eating has been around for a long time in Vietnam. Ăn ốc – snail eating – is a national pastime in Vietnam. Every day of the week, but particularly on weekends and at night, friends, work colleagues, and families, couples gather in quán ốc – snail eateries – to eat, drink and talk the night away.

Snail In Saigon

Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour

When you go to a quan oc, there are typically dozens of different snails to choose from. After picking the type of raw snails you’d like to eat, you will choose a method for it to be cooked – like grilled, sauced, coated in salt and chili, steamed, curried, etc.

23. Vietnamese Sandwich Saigon (Banh Mi)

Vietnamese Bread Or Banh Mi

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A culinary embodiment of French colonial rule in Vietnam, banh mi sandwiches are composed equally of French and Vietnamese parts. After the French left Vietnam in the late 1950s, they left behind Banh Mi as reminders of this part of history. The most common version of Banh Mi features thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon (known as đồ chua), cucumbers, coriander, chili peppers, pâté, mayonnaise and various meat fillings. Popular Banh Mi meat fillings include steamed pork belly, pork chop, Vietnamese ham (chả lụa) etc. Other favorite fillings are grilled pork, fish cake, scrambled egg, ocean fish with tomato sauce…This Vietnamese “sub” is tasty served as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack anytime. Take a walk around Saigon, you can see hundreds of food stalls sell this type of sandwich. Travelling to Saigon, any tourist wouldn’t miss trying Vietnamese Sandwich.

24. Hu Tieu (Vietnamese Clear Noodle Soup) “Go” in Saigon

Vietnamese Clear Noodle Soup with Barbecued Pork and Shrimp
Hu tieu, introduced by Chinese-Cambodian immigrants, is interesting because it has so many variations. The most popular and cheapest Hu Tieu is based on clear noodle, shrimp and pork. The shrimp and pork can be boiled or grilled and be tossed into the pot to cook at the end for simplicity. The dish is served with chewy clear noodles in a bowl and various types of Vietnamese vegetables on other plate.

Clear Rice Noodle Soup With Pork (2)

Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour

Hu Tieu Go is a unique part of Saigon culture. The Hu Tieu stall without sign or name is located at a corner of Saigon. Its waiter boy uses anything that can make sound, walk around the area and peddle the dish : “Who want to taste Noodle Soup?”. If you want to try Hu Tieu Go, tell the boy and he will bring you one. Hu Tieu Go is cheap so that it’s the best choice for the poor or students who don’t want to pay a lot of money for their meals but want to taste a hot dish on a rainy day.

25. Saigon girls

Vietnam is divided into three regions: North, South and Central, the beauty of the women in each region has its own unique characteristics.

Vietnamese Ao Dai (2)
Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour

Women from the Northern region are introverted. Hence, their insightful thought and precise action bring them a discreet beauty. The women in Central Vietnam are very diligent and enduring. Different from the women of other areas of Vietnam women in the South are very open-minded and outgoing. They can be quite daring and are very sociable but very sweet at the same time. They take care of their families very lovingly but can also be very active in the business world. In general they possess a uniquely modern beauty.

Read more: 25 things you would love travelling Saigon (Part 1)

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