Sai Gon or another name Ho Chi Minh city is always a crowed city, but it is also the most exciting and deightful city of Vietnam. The city is famous for its history, culture, life-style, especially cuisine. If you visit HCM city, you should spend much time on the streets eating and enjoying Saigon by your own way.
Banh Mi (bread)
Very popular in Vietnam, banh mi is sold many across the street pavement. You can choose from variety of meat fillings for your banh mi, including roasted pork belly, fried fish with turmeric and dill, boiled sausages, meatballs, boiled chicken, fried egg, grilled pork loin, chinese barbecued pork.
Price: from 10.000vnd to 15.000vnd at sreet stalls
No matter if you have been Vietnam before or not, you have heard about Pho. A bow of Pho is the combination of rice noodles served in a flavourful soup broth with beef, bean sprouts and some odoriferous herbs such as basil, mint and onions.
Price: 20.000vnd - 30.000vnd at street stalls
Com Tam (broken rice)
Usually served with fried egg, diced green onions and variety of meats such as parbecued pork chop (suon nuong) shredded pork skin (bi) and steamed pork and egg patty (cha trung). You can also enjoy this dish with cucumber slices and Vietnamese dipping sauce.
Price: 20.000vnd at street stalls
Banh Xeo (crispy pancake)
A type of pancake that's made of rice flour, coconut milk, turmeric, stuffed with other ingredients such as pork, shrimp, onion, bean sprout and mushroom. Wrapping Banh xeo in mustard leaf, lettuce leaf or rice wrapper, combine with some types of herb. Then, dip it in a sour and sweet fish sauce.
Hu Tieu (rice noodles)
This is a version of pho noodles, featuring a clear pork-based broth, flat rice noodles and an asortment of pork. You can enjoy hu tieu with shrimp, squid or fish if you're not a fan of pork.
Price: 18.000vnd - 25.000vnd at street stalls