The series will tell life stories of street food hawkers in Japan, Thailand, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. I like to load up my beef stew with cilantro and sawtooth herb, and add in a bunch of chilies for extra flavor. Thanks Logan and Ahn for showing us around and have us taste things we would have never chosen ourselves!! Just back from an absolutely fantastic evening with guides Jasmine and Vincent. I think this article is the one that made up my mind about going to Vietnam! I think probably the best versions of pho (and possibly the best versions of many dishes throughout southeast Asia), come from the restaurants that are somewhere in-between – the open air, family run establishments – sometimes in shophouses, sometimes in the front of homes, and sometimes at the bottom of apartment buildings. The owner, was quite a friendly man as well. I’ll be honest when I first got to Vietnam I didn’t really like the food. allInputs[i].value = fieldVal; Delicious! After eating here and looking this place up, I found Jodi also loves this place. Your blog has been very helpful and I’ve always loved watching you vlogs. Love it! Very mixed feelings… It’s terribles watching your videos mouth watering but I just can’t stop watching them. Thumb up for the bò lá lốt, its just amazing OMG Im mouth-watering. elems[i].className = elems[i].className.replace(/ ?_has_error ?/g, ''); You can find a lot of good food here, too. Thanks! I’ve only been back three times. And for an awesome Bun Bo (beef noodle salad) try Bun Bo Nam Bo on Hang Dieu. Thank you so much Mark. See local landmarks lit up by the streetlights and head into neighborhoods that come to life at night, including Ho Chi Minh City’s pumping nightlife district. no_error = true; Check out https://ExpressVPN.com/thefoodranger for 3 months free w/ 1 year pack and 49% OFF! Thanks for the video. Hi Linh, I really had an amazing time in Vietnam, and the food was incredible. The banh mi was absolutely stuffed with multiple layers of different luncheon meats, pate, and mayonnaise, but there were less pickles, cucumber, and cilantro than on other versions I ate. do you know? I really admire you work. Hi Huyen, great to hear from you, thank you for your encouraging words. Thanks Mark for this very informative article! Mark, we’re in Saigon for the next two months and this post is a God send! and that photos made me hungry! Also, most of the foods mentioned are single meals or single plate or bowl dishes, not so much the huge feasts, or more expensive Vietnamese speciality dishes. At the front of the restaurant was the mega, constantly simmering cauldron of deep red colored beef stew, with a nice layer of oil bubbling on top that looked like magma. I’ll definitely travel back and print this out before I go , Hi Mark, we have been watching all your videos on youtube about your amazing journeys. Hi Huy, thank you for reading and sharing, would be great to meet you in the future as well. Banh khot, just like banh xeo, is served with a healthy assortment of lettuce and mustard leaves, and herbs and green leafy vegetables. if (elem.multiple) { I’ll visit Saigon on June. We don’t like tourist traps as much as you don’t. "); Well, ‘only’ and I love eating and it looks I will have a lot of work to do Eating local dished is so interesting and a great way to get to know the place; so I look forward to my trip. There are a near infinite amount of com binh dan stalls throughout Saigon and you’ll find spots wherever you walk. Hi Mark, thank you for supplying us with such a detailed overview of Saigon food, we have tried your suggestions of Banh Mi and Bun Cha so far and they won’t be the last places well try out. Thanks Mark, you just make me realize that my country has more to offer than I expected. Even though I was excited to eat everything else you’ve seen on this food guide so far, perhaps one of meals I was most excited to eat was a feast of Vietnamese seawater snails and shells. The family running the business were all very nice and helpful, and they were excited that I was eating there. If you order Pho Bo (Pho with beef), here are some words to notice: – Cháo trùn ( porridge with Sipunculus nudus ) : 104/22A Trịnh Đình Trọng street , Ward Phú Trung, District Tân Phú . After trying many different types of Vietnamese noodle soups during my stay in Saigon, I “think – and I say that because I change my food mind quite often” I can say my favorite is bun rieu. We believe food is one of the most intimate windows to culture, history and people, and one of the most authentic ways to explore a city. Review of: Vietnamese Street Food And Sightseeing Tour In Saigon By Motorbike Just back from an absolutely fantastic evening with guides Jasmine and Vincent. I was browsing through Vietnam Coracle, when I found Phở Phượng 25, and I was in the area one day, so decided to try it. if (_removed) return; One of the most well known restaurants to eat banh cuon in Saigon is Banh Cuon Hai Nam. Thank you! what a great itroduction to nam food and guide.you rock. Thank you very much and have an amazing time eating! I could literally smell the food from the front of the street as I approached the restaurant – a sweet porky smoky aroma that immediately made my taste buds begin to water. Perhaps as readily available as com tom suon around Saigon, is another one of the most typical rice meals you can eat, com binh dan, which literally translates to commoner’s rice. It was a nice open air eatery, with clean metal tables, and stashed piles of herbs and condiments. I highly recommend the tour (and hope to see Ahn and Vincent in the states sometime - we love you both!)! The dish normally begins with a handful of chopped up herbs and lettuce at the bottom of a bowl, then in goes fresh rice vermicelli noodles (similar to Thai khanom jeen noodles), then a few skewers of grilled pork are layered on that, and finally a sweet and salty fish sauce, and a scoop of oily chives and green onions, and pickles are all added on top. If you have not tasted yet , have a try . Appreciate it! Finally, Vietnamese summer rolls are often served with a nutty hoisin dipping sauce and accompanied by freshly ground chili. Last but not least, I could not write a post about some of the best Vietnamese food without including bo nuong la lot, known also as just bo la lot… it’s one of my favorite foods in all of Vietnam, and if there’s one thing I could choose off this food list right now to eat, it would probably be this. Address: 25 Hoàng Sa, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (it’s located very close to the famous Lunch Lady of Saigon) "); for (var i = 0, len = allInputs.length; i < len; i++) { var head = document.querySelector('head'), script = document.createElement('script'), r = false; var selected = true; I’m Jerry from Vietnam & the same to you, I really loved foods & took my time to try almost of these dishes already. OMG - we had such an amazing time with them! } The food there is so good! This is truly a street food item. I think typically speaking you don’t need to worry about messing up an authentic experience as long as you go to a local restaurant (and not a touristy restaurant) from the beginning. For some reason the bowl of bo kho with banh mi included more oil in the stew than the bowl we ordered with egg noodles. thank_you.innerHTML = message; It’s then filled, often with a combination of lightly seasoned minced pork, small dried shrimp, and wood-ear mushrooms, and served with finely shaved lettuce and blanched bean sprouts on the side. Cơm Tấm Ba Ghiền is likely the most famous place to eat Vietnamese broken rice and grilled pork in all of Saigon. For Vegetarian and people who love to eat fresh and Organic food you can try The Organic. The banh khot is finished when the batter is cooked, and the outside is golden and crispy. Our mission is to let visitors from all over the world experience the Vietnamese street food and cultural exploration. window._load_script = function(url, callback) { The meat and other ingredients in the soup were generously added, and the condiments were pungent and flavorful. Although I grew up normally eating beef stew with rice, in Saigon it’s common to eat bo kho with either bread or a type of noodles. I have to admit, the food at Cơm Tấm Ba Ghiền was a little on the greasy side, but it was so worth it, and such a hearty plate of delicious protein. Its gonna be so amazing to finally visit Really great post! Their menu also includes all sorts of other dishes, and Vietnamese desserts. if (!value.match(/^\d\d\d\d-\d\d-\d\d$/)) { } window._show_thank_you = function(id, message, trackcmp_url) { I and my friends used to wander streets of Sài Gòn to sample street foods and drinks. It’s quite different even with the same food compare to Saigon. for (var i = 0; i < elems.length; i++) { After she dished out my hot bowl of soup, I took about 50 pictures from all angles, and after photographing my bowl, I then sat down to make a video and eat it. Thank you very much! Before going to Saigon, I knew relatively little about Vietnamese food. One evening I met up with friends Jodi and James, and we headed to a side of the road food stall, somewhere around Tôn Đức Thắng road, where there are a number of bo la lot street food stalls. I normally don’t really like pork but in Vietnam even that is delicious. The locals call this market “cho lon”. If you catch a whiff of pork grilling on the side of the street, they are most likely serving com tam suon nuong – you’ll find it literally everywhere. Fantastic Post Mark. About two years ago I started researching Bangkok (I’m Canadian) and found your writing very rewarding and useful. I’m not a huge snacker, I prefer to eat big meals and not indulge in little snacks, but when in Saigon, there’s no choice but to try banh trang tron – it seems the entire younger generation LOVES it. Today Banh Xeo 46A remains one of the most popular spots in Saigon for the dish. if (elem.type == 'radio' || (elem.type == 'checkbox' && /any/.test(elem.className))) { It’s a huge social hangout area for young people, and there’s nothing better to do when socializing than eat some snacks. Hi Mark Benthanh Street Food Market. I am ready to try all those dishes! I am ready to go out and eat for the next three weeks here. } else { The catfish is cut into steak sliced pieces, then braised in a thick and rich gravy made from soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, shallots, and garlic, among a few other light spices and seasonings. found = true; For the dishes included here, you can really find them all over the place (they are all extremely common), and if you see a sign for one of the dishes, stop at the stall, order it, and try it out. 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