Ho Chi Minh City Food Culture

Ho Chi Minh City is one of Asia’s best kept culinary secrets. The fresh flavours of the local cuisine are a perfect compliment to the warm climate. And the street food is one of the most famous characteristics culture not only in Ho Chi Minh City but also in Vietnam. 

Everywhere you look, no matter what the time of day, there are people eating and preparing food. On the streets, down alleyways, and in every other “hole in the wall”, something food related is occurring.

Walking through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll smell all sorts of wondrous things and you’ll inspired to seek out those great smells and experience some of the real Ho Chi Minh City food scene.

There are many famous food and drinks in Ho Chi Minh City to try as: hu tieu, bun thit nuong, com tam, banh cuon, snail (ốc), ca phe sua da, etc.  

Most tourists coming to Vietnam are amazed at the omni-presence of rice and rice-related dishes. And many main dishes and snacks that is listed above are made from rice: boiled rice in daily meal, rice porridge, steamed rice, glutinous rice cake, and uncountable made-from ricce dishes from every region in Vietnam

Bun rieu

Bun rieu

Bun rieu is one of the lesser-known noodle soups in Vietnamese cuisine, perhaps due to its rather unappealing hodge-podge, thrown-together appearance. However, each part of the soup complements the whole and definitely makes it one of the must...
Bun thit nuong

Bun thit nuong

At first glance, a bowl of bun thit nuong can look a bit manic. A sprinkling of garnishes along with grilled meat are placed on top of a bed of noodles with some greens poking through underneath. However, how each of these elements complement...
Bo kho

Bo kho

The vestiges of the French can be seen in Vietnam through its diacritic-laden written language, regal colonial buildings and cooking. While most point to pho or banh mi as banner-bearers of francophile gastronomic influences in Vietnamese...
Bo bia

Bo bia

Bo bia is one of those street snacks that tends to be overlooked by the average travelling street muncher. Maybe it’s due to its similarity in appearance to goi cuon, the famous Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. However, once you’ve had...
Bo la lop

Bo la lop

Vietnamese go gaga over two things: grilled meats and wrapping said meats. Bo la lop combines these two things in a harmonious flavourful package.
The best street foods in Saigon

The best street foods in Saigon

One of the best things that tourists can do when traveling to Saigon is try all the best street foods is not just looking around and visiting the amazing historical sites. Following maybe some suggestion for all you guys if you want to...
Hu tieu Nam Vang

Hu tieu Nam Vang

Hu Tieu Nam Vang, Vietnam rice noodle with pork and seafood is one of the very popular street food dishes in Vietnam, especially in the south. With the great taste of minced pork, pig organ, and other green things like bean spout, chives,...
Bun Mam

Bun Mam

Bun mam is a robust Vietnamese soup that’s packed with contrasting flavours, textures and colours. Pungent, fishy, sweet, sour, dark, vibrant, silky and crunchy, this is a soup that challenges your taste buds. 
Ca Phe Sua Da

Ca Phe Sua Da

Ca phe sua da is said in Vietnam to be a bridge between those who enjoy drinking it together. Popular belief holds that it makes things easier to say, helps people to relax and to express themselves, makes a rainy evening more pleasant, and can...
Drink a 'ca phe sua da'

Drink a 'ca phe sua da'

It’s not an overstatement to say that 'ca phe sua da' represents a unique aspect of Vietnamese culture, particularly in Saigon. The mere mention of the drink is enough to conjure up a certain sense of romance – there’s...

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