A generous serving of delicious thịt vịt (duck meat) and bún măng vịt (a noodle, duck and bamboo soup)


Bún Măng Vịt


One of our new favorites … a real Saigon eating adventure here in District 3







Amazing Cá Kho Tộ at Hai’s place – Fish Steak in a Spicy Caramelized Sauce


Đông Hoa Xuân Restaurant


If you have time for just one meal in Ho Chi Minh City, this is surely “THE place to eat in Saigon”!







So many amazing flavors packed into one bowl of bún mắm


Gò Vấp’s Bún Mắm Cô Ba


Seafood, meats and veges, all in a scrumptiously rich sweet, tangy, pungent, spicy broth with splashes of garlic, lemongrass, shallots, lime and chili.




Eat with a local Saigon family - Trinh

Dine with Trinh & Family


Eat With a Local Saigon Family


After you’ve sampled plenty of Saigon street food, why not enjoy a truly unique eating and cultural experience with a local family!







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Bún Thịt Nướng – BBQ’ing pork at Chị Tuyên




Excellent Saigon Street Food at “Chị Tuyên”


Not far from “tourist central” in Saigon, but authentic and major yummy Saigon street food . Bún Thịt Nướng, grilled marinated pork with rice vermicelli noodles.




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The noodles might slither through your chopsticks, but it’s worth it.



Bánh Canh Cua


Thick udon-like noodles and a pile of real, shell-free crab meat. So good!






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Hai munching down Saigon’s best bánh mì at Huynh Hoa


The best Bánh Mì in Saigon


I think I know where you can find the best traditional Vietnamese sandwich in Saigon.













Pho in Saigon

Try the most amazing phở bò (beef phở) and phở gà (chicken phở) here in Saigon.


Phở in Saigon


We’ve searched the streets of Saigon for the best bowls of phở … and share them here.






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Eating Saigon! Street Food Map


Discover over 150 “secret” Saigon street food locations using our famous Saigon Street Food Map






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Gỏi đu đủ – Papaya Salad


Gỏi Đu Đủ – Street Food at the Park  


Perhaps my favorite street food eating adventure in Saigon. Try it – I think you’ll love it!






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The gà nướng (bbq’s chicken) and chả (egg, crab, pork loaf) are both AMAZING.


Cơm Tâm 390, Delicious Broken Rice


It’s not Saigon Street Food, it’s served “in the alley.” I eat here once a week and still,  I’m ready to go back anytime.






Chao Lady

The Saigon Cháo Lady serves up some yummy cháo


Rice Porridge Anyone?


Having a sick day? Feeling great? Either way, the cháo here is amazing!






vegetarian food in Saigon

Find some very special vegetarian food in Saigon


Vegetarian Food in Saigon


Find some amazing vegetarian food on the streets of Saigon







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  1. My wife and I are coming to Viet Nam in March of 2016 to celebrate 30 years of marriage. We love to eat and cook and will use your posts as virtual amuse bouches until we get to be there in person!

  2. I have been in Ho Chi Minh city for a week now and am so happy I came accross your blog! A main reason for my trip was to try all types of amazing food and your site helped so much! Its like I’ve had a local with me showing me the best places. The soup at Bánh Canh Cua was beyond amazing and all the street vendors on that street where just as good. Thank you so much and keep the site going!!!

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