Best street food in Ho Chi Minh City

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Best street food in Ho Chi Minh City
Best street food in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is known as the economic center of Vietnam and also a famous tourist destination. Coming to Saigon, you will get the opportunity to explore Saigon’s beauty with different colors of diverse culinary culture during the process of establishment and development. You can refer to the best street food in Ho Chi Minh City in this article.

Phá lấu

Phá lấu
Phá lấu

The dish is made of stomach, small intestine, lung, liver and heart. This food is mixed with spice, fried golden and boiled until it gets soft. Coconut juice is the main ingredient to make phá lấu helping to create the sweet and greasy flavor for the food. When eating phá lấu, diners can eat with bread, which will bring the taste completely different from other regions.

You can find out phá lấu in almost all the small alleys around Saigon. This is the popular street food that attracts visitors from various areas to this young and dynamic city. The price of this dish fluctuates around 100,000 VND (5 dollars).

Bánh tráng nướng (Baked rice paper wrapper)

Bánh tráng nướng (Baked rice paper wrapper)
Bánh tráng nướng (Baked rice paper wrapper)

It is not difficult to learn the cooking method of this dish. First, the rice paper wrapper is placed on the grid; eggs are mixed with green onion and dried tiny shrimp; then this mixture is spread out on the wrapper. Besides, it is added with a little chili sauce. Finally, after the paper is wrapped, the diner can enjoy this attractive food.

The dish is sold in many streets in Saigon and is preferred by the local people. The unique taste, the short time for processing together with cheap price, rice paper wrapper are dishes that appear regularly in the daily lives of local people.

A bake rice paper wrapper is rather cheap, just 15,000 VND per wrapper.

Bánh tráng trộn (Mixed rice paper wrapper)

Bánh tráng trộn (Mixed rice paper wrapper)
Bánh tráng trộn (Mixed rice paper wrapper)

Bánh tráng trộn originates from the Central region, but now it becomes popular throughout the whole country. If coming to Saigon, you should try bánh tráng trộn to discover the distinctive taste in the Southern Vietnam.

The wrappers are chopped into small slices, then mixed with dried beef, dried tiny shrimp, quail eggs, mango, hot mint, satay, shrimp salt and kumquat to create sweet and sour taste. In addition, bánh tráng trộn draws a host of customers due to a bit of hot chili and chopped mint.

The price is often from 25,000 VND to 50,000 VND a bowl.

Bột chiên (Fried rice flour cake)

Bột chiên (Fried rice flour cake)
Bột chiên (Fried rice flour cake)

Bột chiên is made from the main ingredients including fried flour, egg, papaya, soy sauce and green onion. Crispy rice flour served with soy sauce will increase the tasty flavor.

Despite having simple cooking method and raw materials, bột chiên owns delicious taste and makes a good impression on foreign tourists. It is exciting when you come to Saigon to eat bột chiên on cold days. This food is sold at a cost of 45,000 VND (approximately 2 dollars).

Hồ lô nướng

Hồ lô nướng
Hồ lô nướng

Hồ lô nướng is one of the favorite street foods of Saigon’s people. This dish originated in China, then spread to Vietnam, where hồ lô nướng becomes one of the most delicious street foods.

You only need to put hồ lô on the charcoal stove and wait until the crust is overheated. This food should be served hot and is dipped into a little hot sauce. It is sure that you will be interested in the tasty flavor of the meat, the crispness of the crust and the spicy taste of the chili sauce. To eat a ration of hồ lô nướng, you will pay about 15,000 VND.

Street food is a unique feature of Vietnamese cuisine. It can be said that Ho Chi Minh City is regarded as the paradise of street food with hundreds of wonderful and unique dishes. It is regretted that you go to visit Ho Chi Minh City without enjoying all the specialties here.