Enjoying specialties is one of the most interesting experiences in Saigon, especially street food. But, where are the good places to try them? We will provide you some suitable places to taste Vietnamese food.
Vietnamese cuisine includes many types of noodles. Each region specializes in certain kinds, all are different and delicious in its own way. Moreover, this is a much-loved ingredient in Vietnam and a staple enjoyed in Saigon.
Noodles are usually made of rice flour, mung bean starch or wheat flour (with or without egg). There many different thicknesses are available, from very small, thin strands, to medium and thicker, wide strands. Besides the famous dish Pho, Saigon is also well-known for plenty of noodles such as Hủ Tiếu, Mì, and Bún.
Where to eat
Hu Tieu Nam Vang Dat Thanh: 607 C Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, District 10
- Pho Phu Vuong: 339 Le Van Sy Street, Tan Binh District
- Pho Thanh Binh: 18B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3
- Pho Huong Binh: 148 Vo Thi Sau, District 3
- Pho Thanh Canh: 55 Nguyen Cu Trinh Street, District 1
- Pho Ha: 31 Hai Trieu Street, District 1
- Pho Huu: 58 Cuu Long Street, District 10
Mi Vit Tiem: 03 Hoang Dieu Street, District 4
Bun Vit: 281/26/9 Le Van Sy Street, Tan Binh District
Mi Quang Hoi An: C1B Buu Long Street, District 10
Hu Tieu Mi Cat: 62 Truong Dinh Street, District 1
Bun Bo Hue Dong Ba: 110A Nguyen Du Street, District 1
Bun Moc Thanh Mai: 14 Truong Dinh Street, District 1
Vietnamese desserts stand out amongst most other sweet dishes worldwide because of the unique flavors and textures. Indeed, Vietnam and particularly Saigon has an endless list of desserts, from sweet soups to doughy rolls and cakes. They are mainly made from sugar cane and fruits, especially coconuts.
Where to eat
Trop. B (sweet sticky rice, ice cream, fresh fruit): 306/4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 3
Alley Fruit Cocktail: 177 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1
Pacey Cupcakes: 53G Nguyen Du Street, District 1
Fanny Ice Cream: 29-31 Ton That Thiep Street, District 1
Bánh Sầu Riêng Durio (Durian-filled pastries): 875 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, District 10
When visiting Saigon, one of the things that you should never miss is its simple but delectable drinks. The drinks here are as delicious and diverse as its cuisine, especially coffee.
Where to drink
Sinh To Vo Van Tan (fruit shake, smoothie): 465 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3
Dua Tac(coconut with kumquat): Pasteur Street, District 3
Starbucks: Phu Dong Thien Vuong roundabout (Nguyen Thi Nghia & Pham Hong Thai Street), District 1
The Coffee House: 29/28 ĐoanThi Điem Street, Phu Nhuan District
I’m Your’s Cafe: 29/27 Đoan Thi Điem Street, Phu Nhuan District
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Kumho Asiana Plaza, 39 Le Duan Sreet, District 1
Dung Miên Garden Cafe: 7 Phan Van Tri Street, Go Vap District
Thuy Truc: 199-203 Dinh Bo Linh Street, Binh Thanh District
Cafe Nhan: 618/B11 Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street, Binh Thanh District
Lado Cafe: 97/5 Le Quang Dinh Street, Binh Thanh District
Sorrento Cafe: 91/6 Hoa Hung Street, District 10
Cakes and Ale Cafe: 6B Cong Truong Quoc Te, District 3
Seafood is also plentiful in Saigon and cooked in special ways.
Where to eat
Pho Oc (seafood): 271 Nguyen Duy Trinh Street, District 2
Banh Canh Cua: 87 Tran Khac Chan Street, District 1
Quan Oc Quang Anh (snails & related shellfish): 189 To Hien Thanh Street, District 10
Quan 94 (snails & related shellfish): 94 Đinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1
5. Vegetarian food
It is quite easy to be vegan in Saigon as the number of vegetarian restaurants which serve either all vegan food or a large selection of vegan food.
Where to eat
Phat Huu Duyen: 82 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, District 5
Phap Hoa: 200 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1
Mon Chay: 124 Nguyen Thuong Hien Street, District 3
Huong Thien: B10 Truong Son Street, District 10
These are typical street foods and where to enjoy it in Saigon. With the information above, we hope your food tour in this city will be smoother and easier. But please be noticed to check out Vietnam visa requirements to see whether your nationality is required to get a valid Vietnam visa.