Exploring 5 best street food areas in Saigon
Food areas of Ho Chi Minh city travel is always an interesting feature of Saigon culture that any tourist would love to explore if have chance to visit this amazing city. At these food areas you not only simply feel the taste, color or smell of the food, but also soak into the bustle and husle of street food stalls.
Travel to Ho Chi Minh city and do not miss these 5 best food areas as following.
1.Food Area on Van Kiep Street (between Phu Nhuan District and Binh Thanh District)
If you desire to visit a food area where famous street foods were sold like: Pho, Crab Cake Soup, Vietnamese Bread, Sizzling Cake (Vietnamese Pancake), Rice Noodle Soup with Sauce of Macerated Shrimp, Hue Noudle Soup, Vietnamese Vermicelli with Pork Roll, Grilled Meat Balls, Sweet Soup…All the food stalls locate in around a few hundreds of square meters, Food Area on Van Kiep Street is a stop you shouldn’t miss. A hint for you if you visit this area is Grilled Octopus at Ut Lang Street Stall, where sells delicious Grilled Seafood and Pork with reasonable price.
Vietnamese barbecue – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
2. Food Area on Su Van Hanh Street (District 10)
Su Van Hanh Food Area is located near Ngo Gia Tu buildings and Nguyen Chi Thanh buildings, is always crowded and bustle since 5:00 AM every day. There are many types of street foods here but the 2 most well-known is Sizzling Cake by Central Vietnam Style and Pan-fried Scrambled Egg Rice Cake.
Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake is larger a little than the hand but if the cooker is ingenious, the cake will be crispy and won’t be oily. A cake with shrimp, meat, vegetable and fish sauce costs only 1.500VND.
Afterwards, you can head to crossroads of Su Van Hanh Street and Ngo Gia Tu Street to enjoy the desserts: Banana Cake, Honeycomb Cake, Pig Skin Cake…There’s no speciality unless sweet greasy concentrated coconut milk is basted and smelling toasted sesame seeds on them. The prices are reasonable from 3.000VND to 5.000VND.
If you like sweet foods, a tray of 16 kinds of sweet soups will satisfy you.
A lot of exotic foods in Su Van Hanh Food Area – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
3. Food Area on Vinh Khanh Street (District 4)
In the past Vinh Khanh Street in District 4 is a gathering place of Saigon mafia. Nowadays it becomes a paradise for foodie, especially snails. Tasting the street foods here, you’ll have chance to enjoy free music show performed by street artists who sell candies.
The most famous snail stall is Oc Oanh (534 Vinh Khanh Street) with special dish Perfume Snail toasted with salt and pepper and Grilled Scallop with green onion and oil. If seafood isn’t your favorite, the barbecue restaurant Lua (33 Vinh Khanh Street) is the right place with large amount of choices: beef, pork, goat meat and fish.
Banh Xeo stall – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
4. Food Area on Phan Van Han Street (Binh Thanh District)
Located near busiest area of District 1, this small and discreet area is the choice of Vietnamese students who want to enjoy cheap foods.
At crossroads of Phan Van Han Street and Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street you can try Pan-fried Scrambled Egg Rice Cake, which lasts over 20 years. Moreover Luong Ky My Gia noodle soup restaurant (1 Huynh Man Dat) on the south of Phan Van Han Street is place where the most delicious Duck Noodle Soup is sold.
Pan Fried Scrambled Egg Rice Cake – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
4. Food Area on Co Giang Street (District 1)
Co Giang food area which is near pack-bag area is for traveller to Ho Chi Minh city. At crossroads of Co Giang Street and De Tham Street, many kinds of Vietnamese and Chinese noodle soups are sold.
Crab Soup – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
Enjoy the super succulent Beef in Wild Betel Leaf at Hoang Yen food stall (121 Co Giang Street) with best price 20.000VND.
Travel to Ho Chi Minh city, don’t miss the best street food. The best choice is booking a Ho Chi Minh city food tour by motorbike at night to enjoy our delicious street foods.
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