Top Ten Snacks in Ho Chi Minh city

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is one of the city with the unique cuisine in the country. Apart from the luxury dish, rural dishes attract more and more tourists. Here are Top Ten Snacks in Ho Chi Minh city that are delightful and cheap rural snacks in Saigon

1. Grilled Banana wrapped in Sticky Rice

Grilled Banana Wrapped In Steamed Sticky Rice Or Chuoi Nep Nuong

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Grilled Banana wrapped in Sticky Rice is a popular street food in South Vietnam. The banana is wrapped by steamed sticky rice, then it will be cooked on charcoal grill. The dish is the perfect mix of the sweetness of banana and the smell of coconut milk.

2. Saigon Sweet Soup

Sticky Rice Dumplings With Caramel Ginger Syrup

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Saigon sweet soup is one of the famous snack in Saigon. It is attractive by its smell and the natural ingredients. Sweet soup is usually served in a glass or small bowl.

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3. Rice Paper Salad

Mixed Rice Paper Salad

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Rice paper salad is one of top ten snacks in Ho Chi Minh city. The food is simple but it may make you addicted. Rice paper salad is made from rice paper, quail egg, many types of Vietnamese herbs, peanuts, dried beef, dried shrimp, papaya, special sauce… You just mix all of the ingredient into the bowl and stir together, the dish is ready.

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4. Bread with Ice Cream

Grilled Rice Pancake In Saigon

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What a strange food! But that’s the way locals eat. Have you ever eat a white bread with mix of some types of cold ice cream and peanuts? You can buy one from a mobile food stall.

5. Nests Ear Cake

Bird's Nest Cake

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This cake is a favorite of many Saigon foodie. It’s originated from Mekong Delta, although the name is elegant but the recipe is very easy. The cockroach wings turn yellow color, crispy mold, soft body and is enough of sweetness make it unique.

6. Foods on a Stick

Food On A Stick In Vietnam

Foods On A Stick In Saigon

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One barbecue skewer costs about 1USD so that you can pick a plate of different skewers like fish skewer, beef ball skewer, shrimp ball skewer, tofu skewer…

7. Fertilized Duck Egg

Stir Fried Fertilized Duck Egg With Tamarind Sauce In Vietnam

Fertilizered duck egg is stirred with tamarind sauce, served with coriander is really an amazing dish for any locals. For tourists this street food may be dangerous but give it a try and you will never regret!

8. Stir-fried corn

Vietnamese food

Ha Noi people love to eat boiled corn, but Saigon people prefer stir-fried corn. The corn is braised with butter and dried shrimp, then you can eat it with chili ketchup.

9. Fresh Spring Roll

Vietnamese Spring Roll Or Goi Cuon

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Fresh Spring Roll is a healthy dish with cleansing mouthful of fresh vegetables. Let’s taste a roll with spicy peanut sauce!

10. Fried Banana

Vietnamese Deep Fried Banana Cake Or Banh Chuoi Chien

Fried Banana is a tasty and cheap street food. It is the favorite of Saigonese but you couldn’t eat so much because you will feel depress. It is sold near schools, offices where students and officers love to eat snake at break time.

If you aren’t Saigon residents, don’t miss trying top ten snacks in Ho Chi Minh city. If you don’t know where to eat best snacks, just join our Saigon food tour by motorbike. Our beautiful guide will drive you around the city to enjoy the sights and eat street foods.

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