Perhaps the most interesting and fun part of both visiting and living in Saigon is getting to know Saigon’s Street Food Ladies … and their amazing foods. Many of these women have been at work everyday tending their street food treasures for 10, 20, 30, and even 40 years – perhaps sitting on that same red plastic stool in that same narrow Saigon alley for all those years.
Here are introductions to a few of Hai and my favorite Saigon Street Food Ladies. Do yourself a great favor and visit as many of these wonderful women as you can and enjoy authentic Saigon culture and some incredible Saigon street foods . . . prepared by our Saigon Street Food Ladies.
Hai’s been eating and loving the phở here at Phở Thanh Bình since he was in high school. A frequent late night stop for us in Saigon’s District 3. (… details + address & map)
Traditional Saigon Broken Rice served “in the alley” here at Cơm Tâm 390 in District 3. We eat here once a week and still, we’re ready to go back anytime. Hai wants to know – “Where does she buy here incredible rice?” (… details + address & map)
The cháo (rice porridge) here is amazing! And, it’s a real adventure just to find The Saigon Cháo Lady in this District 10 alley! (… details + address & map)
Tons of crabmeat, udon-like noodles and yummy soup broth here at Bánh Canh Cua 87 in District 1. Just excellent! (… details + address & map)
Don’t miss some of the most authentic & delicious Saigon street food here in the Bình Thạnh District. YES YES, we know – this is Hai’s sister #3. 🙂 (… details + address & map)
Simmering up her sữa đậu nành (soybean milk) brew in a narrow & busy District 4 alley for over a decade. You’ll love her … and her soy milk.(… details + address & map)
Enjoy these thick rice noodles, rich spicy soup stock and a large chunk of giò heo (pork) at The Red Plastic Stool in District 1.Perhaps our most unique Saigon eating experience! (… details + address & map)
And of course, the marketing-savy, everyone-knows, Lunch Lady serving a different soup each day of the week in District 1.
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Discover the locations of our favorite Saigon Street Food Ladies