5 outstanding street food in Ho Chi Minh

1) Vạn Kiếp Street

This is the paradise for foodies who seek for the variety. The few hundred meter long street is the cornucopia of dishes, here you can find all common local food: Phở (noodles), bánh canh cua (crab noodles), bánh mì (Vietnamese sandwich), bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancake), bún bò Huế (Hue style beef noodle, bún chả (grilled pork noodles), nem nướng (grilled pork), dumpling, chè (desert soup) and so on.

Prawn dumpling at Van Kiep st

Prawn dumpling at Van Kiep st

2) Sư Vạn Hạnh Street

The block between Ngô Gia Tự and Nguyễn Chí Thanh on Sư Vạn Hạnh is a street food gem, especially its dozens of bánh xèo vendors. Especially the family owned 004 Block H, they have been serving the savory pancakes in the same spot for 14 years.

On the Southern end of the street, there lies a desert stall where you can taste 16 different type of “Chè” (desert soup) if you’re a fan of sweetness.

Banh xeo

Banh xeo

3) Vĩnh Khánh Street

This is a paradise for fans of snails and seafood. Be seated and enjoy the protein from the sea with magic dipping sauces. Or, barbecue restaurant here might be your destination if you’re enjoying do it yourself to grill meat and sipping it at the same time.

Snail with tamarind sour sauce

Snail with tamarind sour sauce

4) Phan Văn Hân Street

A well-known place among students, where to find cheap meals. There’s a vendor here selling bột chiên-fried powder for over 20 years. The street is also a great noodle place, Lương Ký Mì Gia, (1 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Street) at the eastern extreme of Phan Văn Hân Street which serves up a number of Vietnamese noodle dishes, the best of which may be the mì vịt tiềm (fresh yellow noodles with marinated duck). But be sure to arrive early as it is usually quickly sold out.

Mì vịt tiềm

Mì vịt tiềm

5) Cô Giang Street

The best collection of street food nearby the backpacker area but far enough to if you’re looking for the local feel. On the corner of Cô Giang and Đề Thám streets, several vendors open for hủ tiếu xào, a type of Chinese-style fried noodles.

At number 121 of the street you can also find the cheap but tasty bò lá lốt (beef with lolot leaves).

Bò lá lốt

Bò lá lốt

 

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