Best Places to Eat Banh Mi in Saigon
Banh Mi or Vietnamese Bread is one of the most famous Vietnamese street foods which attracts tourists visiting Vietnam and wins their heart. Most of the traveler desires to eat the best of its kind on their trip to the country. Banh Mi is everywhere in Vietnam, whether you are in Hanoi capital and big cities such as Ho Chi Minh, Danang, Hue or the countryside, you can grab a Banh Mi easily.
Ho Chi Minh is a paradise for foodies thanks to hundreds of exotic foods cooked and eaten right on the streets, in hidden corners, at night market, and street food areas. Among the fabulous foods, Vietnamese sandwich is still the number one street foods because of its low cost, great taste, and portability. A Banh Mi costs from 10,000 – 60,000 VND in Ho Chi Minh. It can be bought at any corner or right on the street and easily brought with you on your trip to the city. You can even find a Banh Mi stall around you in a few minutes when you are exploring the city and feel hungry.
Tourists may wonder where to eat the best Banh Mi in Saigon where there are hundreds of eateries serving this cheap and delicious food. Followings are Best Places to Eat Banh Mi in Saigon and I hope you will love them as locals do.
1. Banh mi Hoa Ma
Address: 51 Cao Thang Street, District 3
Open time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Prices: 50,000 – 60,000 VND
Opened since 1960, Banh mi Hoa Ma shop is one of the oldest Banh Mi shops in Saigon. Throughout many years, this shop hasn’t changed so much and been a favorite place to eat Vietnamese Bread of Saigonese. It’s famous for “Pan Banh Mi” (Banh Mi Chao) which is served with a pan in which egg, Vietnamese pork roll (Gio) and Vietnamese fish pie (Cha Ca) are fried and a bigger bread in comparison to normal Vietnamese bread used to make Banh Mi. “Pan Banh Mi” is usually eaten with pickled daikon and carrot, chili paste, soy sauce, and black pepper. Coming there, just choose for yourself a plastic/steel chair along with an old wall in a narrow alley, order a portion and try the taste of the past.
2. Banh Mi Nguyen Sinh
Address: 141 Tran Đinh Xu, District 1
Open time: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Price: 50,000 VND
Opened since 1982, Banh Mi Nguyen Sinh restaurant has served Banh Mi to many Saigon people of all ages. Fillings such as paté, cheese, cured meat cuts, sausage, bacon, chicken jambon, pig’s head paste, pickle are served separately from the bread in a plate. It’s the way how Saigon people eat Banh Mi in the past. They also called this food by a funny name “Western Rice” (Com Tay). Do not miss eating at Nguyen Sinh restaurant – one of Best Places to Eat Banh Mi in Saigon, you will not regret.
3. Banh Mi Pha Lau Pasteur
Address: 124 Pasteur, District 1
Open time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: 25,000 VND
This 40-year-old Banh Mi stall serves Banh Mi filled with Stewed Organs which may be a food fear factor to Western people. But if you dare to eat this food, it will win your heart at first bite.
4. Banh Mi Huynh Hoa
Address: 26 Le Thi Rieng, District 1
Open time: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Price: 40,000 VND
Banh Mi Huynh Hoa is one of the most crowded Banh Mi shop in Saigon for its flavorful taste. The bread is crispy outside but soft and airy inside. There is a wide range of fillings for your choice: cured meat cuts, char siu, Vietnamese pork roll, omelet… Especially, a thin layer of greasy paté and butter is used to make Banh Mi tastier and more smelling.
5. Banh Mi Bay Ho
Address: 23 Huynh Khuong Ninh, District 1
Open time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Prices: 10,000 – 20,000 VND
Although this over 80-year-old Banh Mi stall looks simple and small, it has become the symbol of Huynh Khuong Ninh street. Banh Mi is filled with char siu, Vietnamese pork roll, cucumber, coriander, chili and paté, and pickle. Many old people come back to this stall to enjoy their favorite food while young people come to try the food and learn more about a long-standing Banh Mi stall in the city.
Are you keen on enjoy Ho Chi Minh amazing street foods including the best Banh Mi in the city? Eating Saigon is a great thing to do on your trip. How to eat the city to its fullest? It is easy to eat at fine dining restaurants which are for rich people and tourists. However, the real Saigon is at local restaurants which are favorite places of many Saigon people. Reaching the local restaurants outside of District 1 sometimes is difficult for foreigners. A Saigon Food Tour is a great choice to immerse into the city life, enjoy all the exotic foods with your tour guides as friends.
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