The Best Places to Eat Saigon Street Food

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Hai enjoying a chat with the Saigon Xôi Bắp Lady



Saigon Xôi Bắp Lady


Enjoy a unique sweetened sticky rice snack – a banana-leaf-wrapped taste treat!


Authentic Huế food in a beautiful restaurant “art gallery”.







The Amazing Food of Hue – in Saigon


Our favorite Huế food anywhere, including in Huế!


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”!







Gỏi Củ Hủ Dửa (Coconut Palm Heart Salad)




A Lovely Vegetarian Saigon Retreat


This lovely residential neighborhood vegetarian restaurant has become one of our regular Saigon dining stops.


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.




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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!






Ban Mi Le Thi Rieng

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.













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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.






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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  3 Responses to “Saigon Street Food”

  1. Is the lunch lady with different soups still around? We are heading over next week?

  2. I love Vietnamese food and cultures. I will be traveling to Saigon next year, so would like to know what and where to eat.

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