Breakfast has always been considered the most important meal of the day because it makes the stomach full after a long night and provides the energy to start your day perfectly. Thus no matter how busy Saigoners are, they must take some time to enjoy their breakfast. Saigon is a convergence of many excellent cuisines from all regions of the country, let observe the colorful breakfast of Saigoners.
Broken rice Tai number 1, Nguyen An Ninh street, Binh Thanh District
Referring to the breakfast of Saigon, it must be first mentioned to the broken rice dishes, the dishes can be called specialty of Saigon. The broken rice is usually served with ribs, fried eggs and of course, it is indispensable for a delicious cup of sauce.
The broken rice store at number 500 An Duong Vuong street, District 5
In the variety of the broken rice dishes, the broken rice with ribs is always the most popular. The roasted meat ovens are often placed outside, just help to “seduce” hungry pedestrians with the fragrance of roasted meat.
Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) is often an attractive option for breakfast
Sometimes Saigoners want to change the taste of usual rice dishes, the noodle soup is usually an attractive option for breakfast.
A noodle soup store at 260C Pasteur Street, District 1
In Saigon, there are a lot of noodle soup stores at the ages of hundred years, of which Hoa Noodle Soup at Pasteur Street is known for its very tasty broth.
Cooked beef at 228 Van Kiep street, Binh Thanh District
The cooked beef is pickier than noodle soup; hence few stores sell the dish. The most famous cooked beef is located in the breakfast area Van Kiep because of its soft and fragrant meat.
Beef noodle soup is often enough to make you full and in good health all day for learning and working.
The beef noodle soup is often eaten for lunch and dinner, but Saigoners still prefer this dish for breakfast because it can make them full and in good health in a day for learning and working.
A cart of rice noodle soup at 144 Cao Van Lau street, District 6
The wheat noodle soup, especially Chinese wheat noodles is very popular. Normally the dish is served with sliced lean meat, bone or beef balls. Carts of the Chinese wheat noodles are usually much more expensive, but the broth is particularly delicious.
Another delicious breakfast dish of Saigon is steamed rice cake.
Another delicious breakfast dish of Saigon is steamed rice cake. The flour will be steamed and then rolled with a mixture of meat, cooked mushrooms, next cut into small parks, add spring rolls and fried onion, salad and fish.
West Lake steamed rice cake at 27 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1
West Lake steamed rice cake is the most famous restaurant in Saigon and this brand has appeared since 1961, a plate of steamed rice cake here is quite expensive, but its taste is unique. The owner said the good taste of the restaurant comes from their recipes of making flour and fillings.
Road for breakfast in Saigon
Following the direction from Binh Thanh to District 1 on Dien Bien Phu street, which is a road of more than one kilometer long named for breakfast. Here it is possible to find any famous breakfast dish in Saigon, from simple dishes such as bread, salted sticky rice to more elaborate dishes like noodles, beef noodle, noodle soup, noodle sauce, etc.
Here, you can find street food sellers which are seemingly lost in Saigon for years.
Here, you can find street food sellers which are seemingly lost in Saigon for years. The types of sticky rice are changed day by day. The sticky rice dish is simple, but supplies much energy.
There are crab soup, chicken soup, and pig brain soup.
There are crab soup, chicken soup, and pig brain soup being sold as take-away food which is suitable for office workers who do not have time to prepare for breakfast, but still want to make them full of energy before starting a new working day.
There are some stalls selling orange juice on site.
There are some stalls selling orange juice on site with the price from 12,000 VND to 15,000 VND/glass. Orange juice here is not available until customers order. This is because customers are afraid of fake orange juice which is made of chemical flour.
It is a major shortcoming without a familiar dish – Bread loaf with meat.
It is a major shortcoming without a familiar dish and also rated as the world’s unique cuisine of Vietnam; it is bread loaf with meat. It is popular and fast-served; hence Saigoners do prefer this dish. With many different types of fillings such as ham, omelet, pate, etc. Saigoners can actually eat bread from day to day without being bored.
Coffee is a traditional breakfast with a big section of Saigon people.
Coffee is not a dish, and it is difficult to consider that helps to make full, but this is a traditional breakfast with a big section of Saigoners.
The friends, newspapers and cigarettes are indispensable spices to make “dish” more attractive.
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If morning coffee is considered a delicacy, the friends, newspapers and cigarettes are indispensable spices to make “delicacy” more attractive. One other habit of Saigoners, the time for this “delicacy ” is longer than any other food. Just enjoy coffee and chat for fun.
If you are a visitor from far away, please try to stop here a few days, to be able to enjoy all the delicious breakfast of Saigon. If you are Saigoners but have not known above dishes yet, try to be able to really feel the spirit of Saigon.
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