7 Great Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City


Ho chi Minh đô thị is an exciting travel destination for food lover as it is full of culinary diversity. You can find wide choice of Saigon food everywhere, from street food stalls khổng lồ restaurants on every corner of the street. These are top 10 must-try dishes in Ho chi Minh City.

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Saigon Food

If you bởi vì not want to lớn miss any local specialties, we would recommend you lớn join Saigon Street Food By Night. You will have an opportunity to try Vietnam signature dishes including Ban Mi, fresh spring rolls, green papaya salad, Vietnamese savory steamed rice cakes và much more.

1. Banh mày (Vietnamese Baguettes)

Banh Mi means bread but is also understood khổng lồ be the Vietnamese baguette. Banh mi is the dish that is the first on the menu of Vietnamese and Saigon cuisine you must try. It won’t be difficult khổng lồ find a small cửa hàng selling Banh mi in Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị as this is a typical food for locals to lớn eat.

Saigon Food

The most popular place for you to lớn try Vietnamese baguettes is named Banh mày Hoa Ma, which is located on Cao Thang Street in District 3. A portion of Banh ngươi includes all kinds of attractive ingredients such as omelets, ham, sausages, vegetables and sour và spicy sauce. The price is about 30,000 VND per piece.

2. Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancakes)

Pancakes are popular in any region of Vietnam, but each region has different flavor & so does Ho đưa ra Minh City. Saigon Pancake or Banh Xeo is a harmonious combination of crispy golden màu sắc crust of pancakes with raw vegetables and sour sauce, creating this delicious taste. The normal filling of the pancake are shrimps, pork, và bean sprouts. Vietnamese pancakes are usually sold in the price range from 15,000-50,000 VND per piece.

If you want lớn enjoy the true flavor of Saigon pancakes, head khổng lồ Banh Xeo 46A restaurant at 46A Dinh Cong Trang in District 1. Pancakes with shrimp paste, and bean sprouts here look simple but still conquer the hearts of many tourists.

3. Bun Bo Hue (Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

Like its name suggests, Bun Bo Hue dish originates from Hue, the thành phố in Central Vietnam, also the former capital of the country. However, Ho đưa ra Minh city is the place where many people from all other provinces flock to settle down, so don’t be surprised to lớn find Bun Bo Hue as one of must-try dishes in Ho chi Minh City.

Bun Bo Hue is a spicy Vietnamese beef noodle soup, as Bun means noodles, Bo means beef. This dish has also become one of the favorite dishes in Saigon. The spicy và thick taste of the broth mixed with a little shrimp sauce creates a special flavor.

Bun Bo Hue

There are many restaurants and food stalls selling Bun Bo Hue in numerous locations throughout the city for a very affordable price that can be as low as 20,000 VND per bowl.

4. Bun Mam (Rice Vermicelli Soup with Fermented Fish and Seafood)

Bun Mam is similar khổng lồ hotpot but has its own flavor. The most important part of this Vietnamese noodle dish is the broth prepared according to the traditional recipe with the best sauce. A delicious bowl of Bun Mam is not too sweet, too salty or too spicy, but it is not bland with aroma of fish sauce. Bun Mam is served with bacon (or roasted pork), slices of fish, shrimps, squids along with a plate of raw vegetables such as banana flower, bean sprouts, spinach & fragrant basil.

Bun Mam is a typical delicacy of the Mekong Delta area so if you want to fully enjoy this dish, you have khổng lồ go west of Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị (to Can Tho, Vinh Long, Long An), but if you do not have time, you can try it right in Saigon. One of the most famous restaurants serving this dish is Bun Mam 444 (369 Le quang quẻ Dinh St, Ward 5, Binh Thanh) và the price is about 35,000 VND per bowl.

5. Banh Trang Nuong (Vietnamese Pizza)

Banh Trang Nuong, which translates into “grilled rice paper”, is often called just Vietnamese Pizza. This is one of Saigon street food dishes you must try. Vietnamese Pizza is made from grilled rice paper with sauce, quail eggs, dried beef, shrimp paste, dried shrimps, spring onion, và cheese on top.

Banh Trang Nuong (Vietnamese Pizza)

It’s often said that if you want khổng lồ eat the real Saigon-style Pizza, you must go to lớn Cao Thang area in District 3 & catch a red or green stool lớn sit on the sidewalk và eat with locals. In addition khổng lồ this sidewalk area, you can also come khổng lồ the sidewalk on the corner between Nguyen Hue Street and Ngo Duc Ke Street in Ho đưa ra Minh city to enjoy this popular street food dish.

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The price of Banh Trang Nuong is mostly 10,000-15,000 VND per piece, depending on where you by and the ingredients they use, as the price is definitely higher when you showroom seafood lớn this dish.

6. đậy (Traditional Vietnamese Sweet)

People of Southern Vietnam will obviously have a slightly sweeter taste than people in other regions, which is clearly reflected in Che - a typical Saigon delicacy. Bịt in Saigon is very diverse in flavors with ingredients such as green beans, black beans, cha Ba tea, taro, banana and much more. A cup of bít costs from 8,000-10,000 VND per cup.

Che (Traditional Vietnamese sweet)

Thach bít Hien Khanh is known as one of the best sweet shops in Ho chi Minh thành phố that is loved by many people. The special feature that makes people lớn remember this place is the jelly with jasmine flavor.

7. Com Tam không nên Gon (Saigon-style Broken Rice)

Com Tam, also known as Broken Rice Dish, is one of the delicious specialties of Saigon. This dish looks lượt thích just a rice served with grilled pork (can be ribs or chicken as well), thinly shredded pork và sunny-side-up eggs with a little fish sauce, along with vegetable but it is a must-eat dish when coming to Ho chi Minh City.

This special dish is served for all 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner of Saigon people so you can enjoy broken rice at any siêu thị in Ho bỏ ra Minh City. A plate of delicious broken rice averages only 25,000-50,000 VND.

8. Hu Tieu phái mạnh Vang (Nam Vang Noodle)

Nam Vang Noodles is another specialty dish of Saigon. This is a "multi-ethnic" dish that tourists should try in Ho đưa ra Minh City. Nam giới Vang is the Vietnamese name for the city of Phnom Penh because the dish was originated from Cambodia và migrated to lớn Southern Vietnam. Now, it became one of the most popular street food dishes in Ho đưa ra Minh City.

Nam Vang Noodle has many different ingredients, including Vietnamese rice noodle, shrimps, squids, minced pork và the signature fried garlic.

9. Bun Moc (Vermicelli Noodle Soup)

Bun Moc is a familiar breakfast dish of Northern Vietnam. Bun Moc is a Vietnamese vermicelli noodle soup made from pork & mushroom meatballs eaten with some raw vegetables. A variety of Vietnamese sausages are also added.

Bun Moc Thanh Mai Restaurant, located on the side of Ben Thanh Market, is a popular place lớn try this dish in Ho đưa ra Minh City. This noodle soup there has been sold for more than 40 years. The most special thing about Bun Moc Thanh Mai is the crunchy & tasty trắng round balls. The price of the dish is about 40,000-60,000 VND per blow.

10. Xoi không đúng Gon (Steamed Sticky Rice)

Xoi or Steamed Sticky Rice is adored by Saigon people. They lượt thích to eat this dish in the morning with various fillings such as chicken, Chinese sausage, quail eggs, peanuts, fried onion, etc. Particularly sticky rice is served with special sauces that make it even more delicious & more attractive.

One of the most famous sticky rice shops in Ho chi Minh thành phố is Xoi Ga cha Chieu at ba Chieu Market. A pack of delicious sticky normally costs 10,000-25,000 VND only.

Cafes in Ho bỏ ra Minh City

If you are a coffee lover and like hanging out at cafes, then Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố is a great đô thị to visit. There is the ridiculous amount of nice coffee shops in Saigon that will truly surprise you. 

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The best cafes in Ho đưa ra Minh City offer some of the best coffee và tastiest treats in all Vietnam.

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