Best Steamed Sticky Rice in Saigon
Steamed Sticky Rice (Xoi) has become one of the most popular foods in Vietnam because it is a cheap, delicious, convenient food. Vietnamese people has eaten this food for decades since they could grow sticky rice. In Saigon – the biggest city of Vietnam, you can find hundreds of Xoi stalls on the streets. I would like to introduce 5 old standing Xoi stalls which last over 50 years in this city. Eating Steamed Sticky Rice there, you can feel the taste of the past and tradition. Although some of these stalls are located in narrow back alleys and on the pavements of Saigon streets, they are always crowded with both young and old customers. They are familiar with many generations living in Saigon and becomes a very important part of the city.
1. Xôi Tám Cẩu
For over 60 years, every morning Saigon people come to Tam Cau Steamed Sticky Rice stall at crossroads of Cao Thang Street and Dien Bien Phu Street to enjoy their favorite breakfast. Ordering a portion of Xoi there, you will get the steamed sticky rice, toppings and sauce wrapped in fresh green banana leaves. Dinners love Tam Cau Steamed Sticker Rice for the smelling sticky rice and greasy pork. Before being boiled, the pork is marinated with ground garlic to remove the smell of pork meat. But the boiled pork must have no smell of garlic. That’s secret of the cook. The steamed sticky rice topped with boiled pork, pork floss, pork pie is eaten with a kind of special black sauce.
Open time: 05:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Prices: 10,000 – 20,000 VND
2. Xôi nhà xác
Nha Xa food stall lasts over 40 years and serves savory Steamed Sticky Rice with pork floss, Chinese sausage, a mix of salt and crushed peanuts. The stall is located at crossroads of Tran Phu Street and Nguyen Tri Phuong Street in a crowded area and there are always people waiting in line to buy their favorite foods. It has been said that the steamed sticky rice at this stall is always tender and warm. All is wrapped carefully in banana leaves.
Open time: 4:00p PM – 10:00 PM
Prices: 10,000 – 20,000 VND
3. Xôi chè Bùi Thị Xuân
Xôi chè Bùi Thị Xuân has been opened since 1977 and has become a big brand of Steamed Sticky Rice and Vietnamese Sweet Soup in Saigon. I would like to recommend to eat the one with chicken or the one with char sew. These are 2 yummy must-eat recipes at Xôi chè Bùi Thị Xuân restaurant. In addition, there are a lot of delicious Vietnamese Sweet Soup at this restaurant.
Open time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Prices: 15,000 – 30,000 VND
Address: 111 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
4. Xôi cadé quận 5
Xoi Cade is a kind of sweet Steamed Sticky Rice with cade made from coconut cream, egg, wheat flour and sugar. Cade at this stall has a beautiful color, it is greasy and lightly sweet. It’s just a rolling metal cart in front of the house at 451 Tran Phu Street, District 5. The owner is an old Chinese who has served this food for over 40 years.
Open time: 08:00 PM – 02:00 AM
5. Xôi Bình Tiên
Xôi Bình Tiên is located near Bình Tiên temple in District 6. This stall has served savory Xoi and Xoi with cade for over 30 years. The Steamed Sticky Rice is wrapped in 2 sheets of banana leaves and paper sheet outside so that it’s still warm after one hour.
Address: 88 Binh Tien Street, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City
Open time: 05:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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