To begin with, I am not a foodie, not even an amateur one. But the variety of food in Vietnam keeps me up with this post to help fellow travelers who are visiting Ho Chi Minh City. This will be covering the food places I have been to and found the food to be special and worthy of a try. I have included some of the addresses with it.
Nobody can miss a trip to Vietnam without trying the Vietnamese coffee. With the exception of people who are allergic to coffee, you should definitely try it at one of their traditional or western coffee shops. I would recommend Trung Nguyen Coffee, be it you want to take a sip in their shop or buy some coffee back home. There are many outlets in Ho Chi Minh City and you can walk around bumping into one easily. – Boba-net Cafe. I find their black coffee really strong and fragrant. 54 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Bánh bèo
These are tasty little rice cakes made in the most traditional way, originated from Hue. They are usually accompanied with coconut filings and green onions. It is similar to the Singapore/Malaysia rice cakes but must less oily and taste differently. I tried an assortment of them and they all tasted pretty good. – Nha hang Ngon, 160 Pasteur, Bến Nghé Quận 1 Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
- Bánh mì
It is also known as the Vietnamese baguette which was introduced by the French during the colonial period. It comes with different filings, from hams to beef to eggs and topped with vegetables such as cucumbers and carrots. I like it especially when the french loaf is toasted before eating, it just makes the whole feel better. It is commonly found on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Perfect for breakfast.
The dish that is most commonly know around the world as Vietnamese food. Try one of this and see if it matches the one elsewhere in the world. One thing I realized about Vietnamese food is that they always comes with an additional serving of raw vegetables and lime. Initially, I am not really used to it but I love it after some time. Talking about eating healthy, this is.
Try all the seafood you can get in Ho Chi Minh City! Prices are reasonable because Vietnam is surrounded by sea and that means there is an abundance of seafood. If you ever get to Binh Thanh district, you can trying prawning there and they will cook your fresh catches for you. – Hồ Câu Tôm Giải Trí Thanh Đa, 428 Bình Quới, 28, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
- Bun Moc
Now, here’s the number 1 in this post. I saved the best for the last. Bun Moc is a soup dish made from pork bones and paste. It comes from northern Vietnam. The most important part of this dish is the soup base. I had some recommendations from local friends and found this to be the better one. – Bum Moc Thanh Mai, 52 Nguyễn An Ninh, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
I hope I will or had succeeded in making your Ho Chi Minh City trip a little tastier!