Today I’m gonna share you Top 10 Best Vietnamese Dishes that you can try in Saigon
Are you ready? Let’s try the first food which be No.1 position in our listings
1. Bánh Mì
Being honored to be one of the best street food in the world, Bánh mì (Banh mi) with meat and vegetables is a Vietnamese food which sought the best of expats when coming to Vietnam.
Walking around Saigon you’ll see many carts with signs selling banh mi, so it’s never hard to find a place to buy.
I will show you three famous restaurants that selling the best Banh Mi in Saigon
Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa (Banh Mi Huynh Hoa)
Address: 26 Le Thi Rieng, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam
Open hours: 15:30 – midnight daily
Price: 30,000 VND (nearly 1.4 USD)
Bánh Mì Hồng Hoa (Banh Mi Hong Hoa)
Address: 62 Nguyen Van Trang, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam
Open hours: about 8:00 to night daily
Price: 17,000 VND (nearly 0.8 USD)
Bánh Mì 37 Nguyen Trai
Address: 37 Nguyen Trai, District 1, HCMC (though the address is 37, it’s actually at 39)
Open hours: About 16:30 – 19:30 daily
Price: 16,000 VND (nearly 0.75 USD)
2. Gỏi cuốn (Fresh rools)
When talk about vietnamese dishes, many people often think about Pho or Banh Mi, but for me, “Goi Cuon” is the first food appear in my mind
Gỏi Cuốn (Goi Cuon) is made with rice paper (called banh trang), then mixture with rice noodles, pieces of pork, shrimp and then stuffed with leaves and herbs before being wrapped.
You can try these restaurants below to enjoy Goi Cuon
Goi Cuon – Ben Thanh Market
Address: Gate 7, Ben Thanh Market, District 1, HCMC
Open hours: 7:00 – 21:00
Price: 10,000 – 60,000 VND
Wrap&Roll restaurant chain system
Address: you can check the address at this website to find which one near you https://www.foody.vn/thuong-hieu/wrap-and-roll-ho-chi-minh
Goi Cuon – Tran Hung Dao
Address: 120 Tran Hung Dao, District 1, HCMC
Open hours: 9:00 – 19:00 daily
Price: 8,000 VND/unit
This is one of the most famous Vietnamese dishes, formed in the 20th century in the North of Vietnam. Pho Hanoi has delicious water and delicious taste, pho Saigon is also nice but more fresh vegetables.
When you wanna eat Pho in Saigon, you can go to these restaurants to try.
Phở Ông Hùng
Open hours: 6:00 – 23:00 daily
Price: 50,000 – 100,000 VND
Address: 413-415 Nguyen Trai, District 1, HCMC
Open hours: 6:00 – 24:00 daily
Price: 38,000 – 55,000 VND
Phở Hòa Pasteur
Address: 260C Pasteur, District 3, HCMC
Open hours: 6:00 – 22:00 daily
Price: 65,000 VND
4. Chả Giò (Spring rolls)
It is not easy to make a perfect spring roll. Prepare and mix in the right proportion, pay attention to the amount of rice on the rice paper, the softness of rice paper, fried oil temperature, how to pick out ... all the small details are important to creat a great Cha Gio. You can try it at the restaurant “ Cô Tuyết” at the address: 185/30 3/2 street, District 10
5. Bánh Xèo (Pancake)
Banh Xeo is considered like a fried cake which made from rice combine with shrimp, onion, and pork. Banh Xeo are usually cut and wrapped in rice paper or lettuce with aromatic herbs and sauce.
The best Banh Xeo is in Hoi An, Central Vietnam. But you also try some restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City at:
Bánh Xèo Mười Xiềm – Address: 204 Nguyen Trai, District 1, HCMC
Ăn Là Ghiền – Address: 74 Suong Nguyet Anh, District 1, HCMC
Bánh Xèo 46A Đinh Công Tráng – Address: 46A Dinh Cong Trang, District 1
Bánh Xèo Miền Tây – Address: 31/6 Hoang Hoa Tham, Tan Binh, HCMC
6. Bún Bò Huế
The broth of this dish is made from beef bones, onions, coriander and lemongrass. Bun Bo Hue will be better if you add a bit of shrimp sauce and basil
The famous brand is Món Huế restaurant system. This restaurants has a lot of branches in all around in Vietnam from north to south. You can find the branch in Ho Chi Minh City at some famous commercial centers
7. Bánh Canh
Banh Canh is one of the favorite food of Vietnamese people in the morning. Banh Canh in southern of Vietnam often include fish balls, pork chop and herbs. In other areas, broths may have shrimp, crabs…
You can try it at this restaurant “Bánh Canh Trảng Bàng” at 70 Vo Van Tan, District 3
8. Cơm Tấm (Broken Rice)
This is a specialty of Saigon, made from broken rice, served with grilled ribs, scallops, eggs, and cucumber, sprinkled with fish sauce or roasted ribs. Diners often have a bowl of water to eat with rice.
You can enjoy this dish at:
Cơm Tấm Cali
Address 1: 32 Nguyen Trai, District 1
Address 2: 97 Hai Ba Trung ,District 1
Address 3: 236 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
9. Bánh Cuốn
This is a specialty of Northern of Vietnam. A thin layer of cake wrapped around the meat grilled beef, eat with spring rolls and fish sauce.
Some famous restaunrants in District 1
Address 1: 93 Nguyen Cu Trinh, Dist.1
Address 2: 88 Tran Khac Chan, Dist.1
Address 3: 24 Nam Quoc Cang, Dist.1
10. Nem nướng
If you like grilled meat, you will definitely love Nha Trang specialty “Nem Nuong”, including mashed onion, black pepper, fish sauce and roasted on the charcoal. Eat with vegetables such as coriander, carrot, basil, vermicelli and rice paper.
You can visit these restaurants in District 1 to enjoy:
Nem Nướng Oanh Vy: 245/4 Nguyen Trai, District 1
Nem Nướng Garden: 245/10 Nguyen Trai, District 1
Nem Nướng Hoàng Tâm: 22/1 Nguyen Canh Chan, District 1
These are top 10 best vietnamese dishes that you can enjoy when travelling to Saigon. If you need more tourist information about Things to Do in Saigon and Where To Stay . You can visit our blog right here!