Top Street Foods For Breakfast in Saigon

Savory Steamed Sticky Rice In Vietnam

Saigon is considered paradise of street food lovers. In the hustle and bustle city Saigon, everybody wakes up in the morning for a new busy day and finds a fast and energetic breakfast. Rich people come to luxurious restaurants for expensive dishes while others grab their cheap and delicious breakfasts at street food stalls. Now I’m going to share Top Street Foods For Breakfast in Saigon – some of the most popular street foods that many Saigoneses love to eat in the morning for breakfast.

1. Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi)

Vietnamese Bread Or Banh Mi

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Vietnamese Sandwich is a common Saigon street food that you can find at any corner, on any alley or main road in Saigon. Locals can easily grab a crispy and hot Vietnamese Bread with various succullent fillings from fish cakes, Vietnamese pork roll, stewed organ, Chinese meat balls, canned fish, scrambled eggs, crispy roast pork belly, grilled pork… Being fast to eat, easy to buy and healthy, Vietnamese Sandwich has become the most popular breakfast in Saigon for many years.

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2. Vietnamese Crab Rice Noodle Soup

Crab Rice Noodle Soup In Vietnam

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Crab Rice Noodle Soup is a simple and rural street food that is sold at metal food cart on the pavement in front of office buildings, schools and universities. The soup base is cooked with bone and blended crab. The vendor first put rice noodle into a medium bowl with tofu, fish cake, crab meat, water morning glory. Then she pour the soup base into the bowl and it’s ready to serve… Enjoying this exotic street food is the best way to fill your empty stomach in the morning.

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3. Yeung Chow Fried Rice

Young Chow Fried Rice

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Yeung Chow Fried Rice is a colorful and delicious breakfast that many young people choose for breakfast. Steamed rice is stir fried with shrimp, meat, Chinese sausage, many kinds of vegetables in a pan.

4. Stir-fried Rice Noodle

Stir Fried Noodles

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The ingredients of Stir-fried Rice Noodle are rice noodle, bean sprouts, vegetables, fried tofu and boiled pork. All of them are stir-fried in a pan and then is served on a plate with soy sauce dip. This Saigon street food is worth to eat for breakfast to start a brand new day.

5. Square Sticky Rice Cake, Round Sticky Rice Cake, Sticky Rice Cake

Vietnamese Square Sticky Rice Cake Or Banh Chung 4

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These traditional cakes are made from sticky rice and fillings from mung bean paste, minced meat. Wrapped by banana leaf, the hot cakes have a special smell which attracts most hungry people going by the cake stalls in the morning.

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6. Steamed Wheat Flour Cake

Steamed Wheat Flour With Char Sew

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Hot Steamed Wheat Flour Cake is a good choice for breakfast. The cook can use minced pork, quail eggs (or salted duck eggs) and Chinese sausage… to make the filling for the cake. Then the filling is wrapped in wheat flour dough before being steamed for 30 to 50 minutes. The sweet filling is made from shredded coconut meat or mung bean paste. If you are not Saigon resident, let’s pay and get one from the street vendor, enjoy the taste of this delicious cake in the morning.

7. Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake

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Sponge cake is a based on flour (usually wheat flour), sugar, eggs and sometimes leavened with baking powder. People love to have a sponge cake for breakfast in Saigon. This sweet cake couldn’t be miss in the list of top street foods for breakfast in Saigon.

8. Stuffed Pancake and Wet Pancake

Wet Cake In Vietnam

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The thin and clammy wet pancake is made from rice flour. Stuffed Pancake is made by using wet pancake to wrap stir-fried minced shrimp, pork and mushroom. Both are cut into pieces, served with some slices of meat cake or fermented pork roll, cucumber, bean sprouts, herbs and fish sauce dip. A fantastic dish for breakfast in Saigon that not only locals but tourists would love to eat.

9. Hot Soy Bean Milk and Corn Milk

Soy Bean Milk In Vietnam

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Hot soy bean milk and corn milk are healthy, warm and savoury drinks. The vendor has to wake up early in the morning to cook and pour the drinks into bottles. Some like the drinks added sugar while others like the pure milk.

10. Coffee

Saigon Coffee

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Saigon people love coffee, they drink coffee anytime and everywhere. Enjoying coffee on the pavements or sitting plump in the parks is an important part of Saigon’s culture. There are many types of coffee in this city: black coffee, iced black coffee, iced milk coffee, yogurt coffee. But in the morning hot black coffee in small glass is the most popular.

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11. Chiterling gruel

Chitterling Gruel

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The ingredients of this street food are rice, organs, bone, blood pudding, pork and Vietnamese sausage. The gruel is served in a bowl with coriander, green onion and pepper. The customer can add fish sauce into the bowl at their wish. This Saigon street food is easily found around the city every morning.

12. Steamed Sticky Rice

Savory Steamed Sticky Rice In Vietnam

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Steamed sticky rice is one of must-eat street foods when tourists come to visit Vietnam. In Saigon, there are two group of steamed sticky rices: the sweet and the savory. Various ingredients: peanuts, gac, durian, black bean, green bean, red bean… are used to cook sweet steamed sticky rices. Savory steamed sticky rices are served with chicken, Chinese sausage, dried shredded pork…

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13. Crab Soup

Vietnamese Crab Soup

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Like chiterling gruel, crab soup is a warm breakfast. The dish is based on mushrooms, quail eggs, crab meat, corn seeds, chicken, duck egg whites, soy sauce and green onion. Saigon parents usually buy crab soup for their children because it is healthy.

If you have chance to visit Ho Chi Minh city, don’t forget sampling top street foods for breakfast in Saigon. I’m sure they make you feel fantastic. If you don’t know where to eat the best Saigon street food, let us give you a hand. Our female tour guide will drive you around Saigon on motorbike to enjoy nice view and delicious street foods. Click here to learn more about our motorbike tour in Ho Chi Minh city.

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