Ho Chi Minh City’s Food

Ho Chi Minh City is the center of the South Vietnam. There are rich and abundant productions, so Sai Gon’s food is very diversified. Besides, Ho Chi Minh City is home of people from all over the country and the gateway contacting with the outside of the world. The city includes food lines of all over country and the world, creating rich and attractive food culture.

Food Stall at Ben Thanh market

Today, it is easy to find numerous specialties of North, Central, South or international food, but there are more popular dishes are “Saigonized food” (transformed in to Sai Gon characters). The outstanding favor of Sai Gon’s food is sweetness, and there are many vegetables and fresh seafood. Its sour soup combines both the sour-salt of the North areas, chili spicy of Central regions and sweet of South one. Bun Bo Hue (Hue beef noodle) is “modified” to be less spicy, sweeter and fatter favor. Beef steak in the Western region is thinner, more mature, and more fresh herbs.

In recent years, many people want to enjoy country food. Even in luxury restaurants, their menus have dishes as tilapia, fried grasshoppers, steamed eel, fried frog roll, goby coconut, etc. Hot-pot must have twenty local vegetables as crab, cork cotton, and so so on. People in Sai Gon still create more new dishes to enrich their menus.

It can be easily seen that Ho Chi Minh City is very attracting to visitors not only by its landscapes, historical and cultural relics, ancient buildings but also its food.

Here listed some restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

Fourchette restaurant

It is located at 9 Ngo Duc Ke Street, right in the heart of the city. It is a small French restaurant. The lunch time is extremely busy so it is best to arrive there early as they only have about 10 tables. Their food is typically French with specials of the day also on offer.

Vasco’s under Camargue Restaurant

Address: 16 Cao Ba Quat St, D1, HCM city

It is owned by Alexander and Thy. There is groovy bar with cool music, board games, pool tables, garden area and live music on selected nights from about 11pm until late.

Do not forget to enjoy the delicious dishes in Saigon when coming to the city.
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