Top 8 Saigon Foods And Restaurants You Must Try In Ho Chi Minh City

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Best Saigon street food and where to find them

Ho Chi Minc City, also known as Saigon, is filled with its fair share of high-kết thúc restaurants & pubs. But since this thành phố also happens lớn be one of Forbes’ trang nhất cities for street food, there’s no excuse not to miss out on the Saigon street food that its rustic roadside food stalls and rickety food carts have to lớn offer.

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Here are 11 Saigon street food dishes for you lớn eat your way through the rich và diverse food heritage of the đô thị. Note: these are best eaten sitting on a plastic stool on the streets, just as Vietnamese locals vì chưng.

1. Southern Vietnamese crêpe (Bánh xèo)

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Bánh xèo is a popular Saigon street food derived from French crepes but modified lớn suit local tastes. It’s packed with fillings including shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, leafy greens, and herbs rolled up in a Vietnamese rice pancake that is like a crêpe. No worries if you’re a vegan – you can ask the staff to leave out the meat.

The crepe is cooked directly on the skillet until it gets crunchy và best served hot. After wrapping the meat, greens, & herbs in the pancake, dunk it into lớn the savory dipping sauce, a bowl of handmade Vietnamese sweet & sour sauce with various condiments that comes with your order.

Price range: VND30,000-VND60,000 (~USD1.29-USD2.59)Find this dish at:


46A Dinc Cong Trang, Tan Dinch Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh CityBánh xèo ngon bà Hai, 49 Nguyen Trong Tuyen, Ward 15, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minch CityBánh xèo Mười Xiềm, 54 Nguyễn Văn uống Trỗi, Ward 15, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh CityBánh xèo tôm nhảy Tkhô giòn Diệu, 164 Nguyễn Thị Nhỏ, Ward 15, District 11, Ho Chi Minc City

2. Vietnamese fried flour cubes (Bột chiên)

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Popular ahy vọng Vietnamese people from young lớn old, Vietnamese fried flour (Bột chiên) is made of cooked rice flour cubes fried with eggs with a generous amount of oil, and layered with onions on top. The doughy squares turn golden và crispy on the hot skillet.

You’ll be served your fried flour cubes with lots of veggies khổng lồ balance the dough’s oiliness. Dunk each cube inlớn soy sauce for a thorough soak of saltiness that holds all the ingredients together.

Price range: VND20,000-VND50,000 (~USD0.86-USD2.15)Find this dish at:

TeenFoody, 44 Phan Chu Trinh, Ward 14, Binh Thanh hao District, Ho Chi Minc CityDat Thanh, 277 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho Chi Minc City757 Hoang Sa, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minc City

3. Cooked snails (Ốc)

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What makes snails an additive sầu snaông xã lies in the sauce, which is packed with ingredients and flavors, such as coconut cream, chilli, & lemongrass. Chewy and bouncy, snails can be cooked all sorts of ways: sautéed with chilli & salternative text, boiled, roasted, or fried. In Saigon, these snails are usually táo bị cắn snails, blunt mud creeper snails, bailer shell snails, or dog conch snails found in grass fields.

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This food is very suitable for people looking to lớn shed a few pounds, as the flesh is low in saturated fat, but are rich in protein và vitamin E.

In Vietnam, food stalls selling snails also have a wide selection of seafood on the menu, such as shellfish, clams, oysters, octopus, fish, and crab so you can add more variety to lớn your meal.

Price range: VND30,000-VND200,000 (~USD1.29-USD8.62)Find this dish at:

Ốc Vịnh Nhỏ , 5 Thao Dien, Thao DienWard , District 2, Ho Chi Minch CityỐc Béo, 9/1 Nguyen Thien Thuat, Ward 14, Binc Tkhô cứng District, Ho Chi Minc CityỐc Cà Na , 330/28 Phan Đinc Phung, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City189 To Hien Tkhô hanh, Ward 13, District 10, Ho Chi Minch City

4. Hot plate oysters (Hàu Né)

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Those who can’t decide on what Vietnamese street food lớn eat should go for hot plate oysters, or hàu népopular among mỏi Saigonese who love to lớn savor a mixture of various food and condiments on one dish.

A layer of fatty butter is first placed on a cast iron plate cooked with extremely hot fire. As soon as the butter melts & gives off a flavorful aroma, oysters marinated in sauce và various seasonings are tossed in.

An egg will then be smashed into the middle of the plate, và the egg’s trắng is spread across the plate lớn form a base. Other fillings such as cheese, meat, & tomatoes can be added in for a more savory bite. Finally, the oysters are turned & spread a new layer of sauce khổng lồ absorb the seasoning & lớn cook them evenly before serving.


Price range: VND15,000-VND50,000 (~USD0.65-USD2.15)Find this dish at:

Quán Hào Sữa, 351 Nguyễn Thượng Hiền, Ward 11, District 3, Ho Chi Minch CityHeart Kitchen, 527A Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 8, District 10, Ho Chi Minch CityWoo – Hàu Né Sốt Pate Phomai, 601/2 Cach với ThangTám, Ward 15, District 10, Ho Chi Minc City

5. Phnom Penh noodle soup (Hủ tiếu Nam Vang)

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Flavorful, nutritious yet budget-friendly, this Vietnamese street food dish is very popular among muốn locals for lunch or dinner. Phnom Penh noodle soup (Hủ tiếu Nam Vang) was influenced by cuisine from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, but has now become part of Vietnamese food culture over the decades.

First, the steaming hot broth is made of pork bones, dried squid, và dried shrimp simmered for hours. Thin, creamy-colored, and springy tapioca noodles are dunked inkhổng lồ the dish, và toppings are finally added. The toppings are a surf-and-turf combination of shrimp, sautéed ground pork, minced pork, pork liver, fried garlic, shallots, bean sprouts, & scallions.

Price range: VND25,000-VND50,000 (~USD1.08-USD2.15)Find this dish at:

A65 Nguyen Trai, Ward Nguyễn Cư Trinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minch City84 Ho Thi Ky, Ward 14, District 10, Ho Chi Minc City72 Nguyen Thuong Hien, Ward 11, District 3, Ho Chi Minc City93 Huynh Man Dat, Ward 7, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City

6. Vietnamese organ stew soup (Phá Lấu)

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Originating from Chaozhou, Đài Loan Trung Quốc, Vietnamese organ stew soup or Phá lấu is a popular street food that can be found on any street in Ho Chi Minc City.

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The organs are marinated with spices khổng lồ tone down the fishy smell, & the dish is packed with lots of protein. You can have it with broken rice or noodles, but you have sầu lớn try the version with banh mi và hot curry soup – by far the most well-received form of this dish, it fills up your stomach quickly.

Price range: VND trăng tròn,000-VND40,000 (~USD0.86-USD1.72)Find this dish at:

Quán Phá Lấu Bò Cô Thảo, 243 Ton Dan, Ward 15, District 4, Ho Chi Minh CityQuán Phá Lấu Ngọc Thắm, 174 Nguyen Thien Thuat, Ward 3, District 3, Ho Chi Minc City436 Nguyen Trai, Ward 7, District 5, Ho Chi Minch CityPhá Lấu Bò, 533 Ba Hat, Ward 8, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

7. Southern Vietnamese spring rolls (Gỏi cuốn)

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Southern Vietnamese spring rolls, or Gỏi cuốn, are a traditional Vietnamese dish consisting of pork, prawn, veggies, rice vermicelli, & other ingredients wrapped up in a rice paper sheet that’s dipped in water và laid flat on a plate. This healthy food thành tựu is normally served fresh with the bursting flavor of fresh herbs, ready lớn be eaten. Vegans & vegetarians can ask the staff to leave sầu out the meat và shrimp.

You’ll usually get five khổng lồ seven spring rolls in one dish – dip them in hoisin sauce, peanut sauce, or any other Vietnamese dipping sauce that comes with it.

Price range: VND 30,000-VND100,000 (~USD1.29-USD4.31)Find this dish at:

Gỏi cuốn tôm nhảy Lạc Long Quân, 424 Lac Long Quan, Ward 5, District 11, Ho Chi Minc CityGỏi cuốn hạnh, 420A Hoa Hao, Ward 5, District 10, Ho Chi Minh CityGỏi cuốn nắn Ngon Ngon, 322/13 An Duong Vuong, Ward 4, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City69 Tran Van Dang, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minch City

8. Crab soup (Súp cua)

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Budget-friendly, easy to eat, và conveniently located almost anywhere on Saigon streets & wet markets, this is a highly popular Vietnamese street food. The basic ingredients include crab, tapioca, shiitake, snow mushrooms, coriander, mushroom quail eggs, và spices, but you can choose to add cooked pig’s brain & century egg for a more flavorful taste & nutrients.

Visitors who are feeling a bit under the weather should try this because it is easy to swallow, & known lớn have sầu a mild anti-inflammatory effect.

Price range: VND15,000-VND25,000 (~USD0.65-USD1.08)Find this dish at:

Súp Cua Hạnh, 549 Sư Vạn Hạnh,Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh CitySúp Cua Cô Lan Bong Bóng Cá, 239 Luong Nhu Hoc, Ward 12, District 5, Ho Chi Minh CitySúp Cua Óc Heo, 183 Tue Tinc, Ward 12, District 11, Ho Chi Minc CitySúp Cua Nhà Thờ Đức Bà, 84 Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minc CityThe Old Market (Chợ Cũ), Ton That Dam Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minc City

9. Vietnamese papaya salad (Gỏi đu đủ)

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Despite its simple appearance, one bite of this spicy Vietnamese papaya salad will trigger feel-good hormones in your body toàn thân that wake you up immediately.

Enjoyed for generations, Vietnamese papaya salad is similar lớn Thailand’s papaya salad, but slightly less spicy to lớn suit local tastes.


The dish is made of spicy green papaya slices, sliced carrot & vegetables, beef jerky, shredded chicken, roasted peanuts, and fried dough crackers. h It’s also seasoned with Tnhì basil, Vietnamese coriander, & a sweet and sour full bộ of red vinegar & soy sauce.

Price range: VND15,000-VND25,000 (~USD0.65-USD1.08)Find this dish at:

93 Cach với Thang 8, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minch CityGỏi khô bò Ông Năm, 76 Nguyen Van Thu, Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minch CityGỏi khô bò Pmùi hương Liên, 12 Nguyen Huy Tu, Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

10. Grilled rice paper (Bánh tnạm nướng)

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Grilled rice paper (Bánh tnúm nướng) is a new kid on the bloông chồng in the realm of Vietnamese street food, và is perfect for supper. Its ingredients are simple: a circular sheet of dry rice paper layered with butter, minced pork, chopped onions, pork floss, & dried baby shrimps.

First, the rice paper is grilled on a coal brazier for a crunchy texture. After the meat & vegetables are added on top, a quail egg yolk và a squirt of chilli sauce is tossed in khổng lồ bind all the ingredients together. Even though it has a crunchy bite similar lớn that of a tateo shell, because of the cooking method, some fondly điện thoại tư vấn it Vietnamese Pizza.

Price range: VND15,000-VND25,000 (~USD0.65-USD1.08)Find this dish at:

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While balut eggs are considered controversial in certain cultures, it is an iconic Saigon street food. Balut is a duchồng egg that is incubated for 9-11 days until a fetus is formed, then boiled for up lớn đôi mươi minutes, và served with laksa leaves, sliced ginger, spicy vinegar, and kumquat juice that complement the egg’s svào smell. You can taste the contrast between the soft egg yolk and firmer egg White.

Don’t presume this dish is stuchồng in tradition – a handful of Saigonese balut egg cooks love sầu khổng lồ jazz things up by making it with new recipes, from marinating it with coconut lớn stir-frying it with tamarind.

Price range: VND8,000-VND15,000 per egg (~USD0.34-USD0.65)Find this dish at:

Hột vịt lộn Klặng Thảo, 104 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minch City6 Nguyen Trai, Ward 3, District 5, Ho Chi Minc City43 Cong Quynh, Nguyen Cu Trinch Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minch CityCô Thu – Hột Vịt Lộn, A32 Cong Quynh, District 1, Ho Chi Minch City

Saigon street food lớn try

Street food is the heart & soul of Vietphái nam, và Saigon, the country’s biggest metropolis, is considered the paradise of street food with a plethora of creative sầu variations on the most simple, familiar and appetizing dishes.

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