SAIGON TRAVEL: A HANDBOOK FROM A TO Z (Part 2)
What to eat when traveling to Saigon?
FISH SAUCE HOTPOT, FISH SAUCE NOODLE
The best hotpot sauce must go to the West (Can Tho, Vinh Long, Long An), but if you do not have time, you can enjoy hotpot sauce right in Saigon. The most important hot pot sauce is the broth, which must be made from the delicious sauce, skillful tasting to taste. Hotpot sauce in Saigon often has spinach, rafters, water lilies, okra, mint, banana flower, cauliflower.
Some famous addresses: Nam Bo hotpot at 94AB Cao Thang, Ward 4, District 3, price: 160,000 - 240,000 VND; Eating hot pot is a compliment: 11 Ho Bieu Chanh, P.12, Q. Phu Nhuan, price: 210,000 - 300,000VND.
Like hotpot sauce, the broth is the most important ingredient of the noodle dish. A bowl of bun mam is not too sweet, too salty or spicy, but it is not bland, especially the aroma of fish sauce. Eating bun mam outside the slices of fish, roasted pork, shrimp, squid, an indispensable plate of raw vegetables with bitter vegetables, banana flower, rafters, water lily stems, fragrant basil. Some eateries scored more thanks to the bowl of sweet and sour tamarind fish sauce very attractive.
Some famous addresses: Huynh Lam fish sauce noodle (heirloom in Bac Lieu), 37A Go Dau, Tan Phu District: VND 28,000 / bowl; Bun Mam restaurant at 444 - 369 Le Quang Dinh, Ward 5, Binh Thanh District, open from 9 am to 9 pm daily, except on the full moon and the 1st, priced at VND 35,000 / bowl, fish sauce noodle at 528 Phan Van Tri, Go Vap District, VND 30,000 / bowl.
Delicious fish sauce hotpot. Photo: ST
HUE BEEF RICE NOODLE
Bun bo Hue is one of the specialties of Hue, has long been very popular in Saigon. In the broth of bun, Hue people often season with a little fish sauce, contributing to its very own flavor.
You can easily enjoy this popular dish in many streets in Saigon, priced from 20,000 VND / bowl. Some famous addresses: Bun Bo Thanh Noi Hue, 47A Tran Cao Van, District 3 (near the rotation of Con Rua Lake); Hue Dong Ba Bun Bun, 110A Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
Goby hotpot is a dish with a typical Southern flavor. The dish from goby is usually cooked with Giang leaves to create a sour and acrid characteristic acrid. Vegetables used with goby hotpot include water spinach, cilantro, and bitter vegetables, bean sprouts, banana flower ... Bring the attractive aroma of vegetables and typical spices, the goby hotpot will be fragrant and unforgettable.
Some famous addresses: No. 4 Nguyen Thi Dieu, Ward 6, District 3, the goby hotpot shops on Su Thien Chieu Street.
A pot of delicious goby hotpot. Photo: nhahangquangon
NOODLE - WONTON
These dishes, though not native, but now also become a feature of Saigon. For Saigon people, this dish is easy to eat and quite popular. However, for the North people, this dish has a slightly sweet taste, may not be used when first enjoyed. Noodles shops are available on any street, any alley of Saigon with prices from 20,000 VND / bowl.
Some famous places: noodles for noodles on Mac Thi Buoi street (District 1), chicken noodles for noodles on Ton That Dam Street (District 1), yellow noodles for noodles on Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street (District 5) ), rice noodles 46/102 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Duck Pot noodles on Pham Van Hai Street (Tan Binh District), Uncle Tac noodles: 22 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, District 3.
TRANG BANG RICE PAPER
This is a dish of Tay Ninh people, in addition to the dewy rice paper, there is also noodle, rice paper served with boiled pork, boiled beef, along with many kinds of vegetables and fish sauce typical of the West.
Some famous places: You can eat Trang Bang rice paper at Hoang Ty's store, or Trang Bang rice paper 411 - 413 Nguyen Tri Phuong, District 10.
Trang Bang rice paper. Photo: Hoangty
CU CHI BEADS
The soft, tender piece of beef is wrapped with fresh vegetables of the South and rice paper, served with sweet and sour dipping sauce very cleverly, making Cu Chi a famous young specialty. Currently, many restaurants in Saigon have served this dish, but diners have yet to find a place that can rival the original cow in Cu Chi.
Some famous places: Xuan Dao bull shop - Go straight on Highway 22, Pass Trung Trung crossroads and go to Cu Chi overpass, look to the right to see Xuan Dao bull shop, Cu Chi district; Hong Dao heifer is also on Highway 22 but on the left.
Beef dishes of Cu Chi. Photo: ST
SOUTHERN RICE CAKE
Pancake has a golden crust outside, inside is shrimp, meat, bean sprouts, cast in a circle or folded into a semicircle. Southern pancakes have eggs when eaten with sweet and sour sauce and a lot of vegetables and leaves in the garden. In some restaurants, people add mushrooms to make pancakes fillings very delicious and less bored.
Some famous addresses: 46A Dinh Cong Trang, District 1; Muoi Xiem, 190 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 6, District 3; Eat Is Addicted, 74 Suong Nguyet Anh, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.
Southern Pancakes Photo: intour
The raw materials for a good quality spring roll are to be complete: vegetables, noodles, shrimp, bacon and of course indispensable plastic wrap to roll outside. However, the main thing to be able to feel a good salad is its sauce. Southern people often use spring rolls with black sauce because it has a sweet taste, plus peanuts and pickles. The book is popular, so familiar but leaves one of the 50 best dishes in the world voted by CNN. Salad rolls are sold widely in street vendors, toad shops, markets, and supermarkets for only 3,000 VND / book.
Some addresses for you: Sidewalks Le Van Tam Park (Hai Ba Trung Street), BigC supermarket, Coopmart supermarket ...
Spring rolls. Photo: nhahangquangon
Snail shop in Saigon is a common term because there are many other types of seafood there. Going to eat snails is also to enjoy a world of mollusks and abundant crustaceans, from clams, oysters, snails, mussels, to crabs, crabs, squid, shrimp There are enough ways of processing in Saigon for dishes. Snails are always attractive, from steaming, boiling, frying, frying, roasting to baking, baking with spices like garlic, onion, pepper, chili, laksa leaves, lemongrass, ginger, basil, cheese, butter.
Some famous addresses: Oc Dao 2- 132 Nguyen Thai Hoc, District 1; Quang Anh snail, 189 To Hien Thanh, Ward 13, District 10; Snail No. 9, 23 Nguyen Van Giai, P. Da Kao, District 1; Ms. Hong's snail, alley 177, 3/2 street, District 10; Oc Xinh, 002 Lot B5 apartment building P.3, internal road 12B, Khanh Hoi, District 4; Viet Oc Restaurant: 237/50 Tran Van Dang, Ward 11, District 3.
Travel to Saigon and don't forget to enjoy the delicious snail dishes. Photo: ST
Sweet gruel in the South is plentiful, from hot sweet gruel such as sweet gruel miss ba, sweet gruel banana, sweet gruel taro to sweet gruel like sweet gruel black bean, sweet gruel mixed, sweet gruel Hue, sweet gruel of the Chinese are very attractive with the greasy coconut milk and the sweetness of the material.
Some famous addresses: Sweet gruel Ky Dong, 153/7 Ky Dong, Ward 9, District 3; Ha Ky, 140 Chau Van Liem, District 5; Nam Bo Tea 16 / 1A Dinh Tien Hoang, P. Da Kao, District 1; 12-course tray tea - 032 lot H, Ngo Gia Tu apartment, Su Van Hanh street, District 10.
Go out in the evening during your trip to Saigon
A visit to Saigon city will be even more interesting with your evening trip. In Saigon, there are many interesting entertainment spots, bustling activities whenever the city lights up.
The bar is an interesting entertainment place in Saigon. Some famous bars include Sahara Bar, 227 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1; Go2 Bar 187 De Tham Street, District 1, Vasco Bar, 16D Cao Ba Quat; Saigon Saigon Bar, 19 Lam Son, 224 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao Ward ...
Watching movies at MegaStar Hung Vuong 126 Hung Vuong, District 5; Galaxy Cinema 116 Nguyen Du, District 1; Diamond Cinema, 13th floor Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, District 1; Cinebox 212, 212 Ly Chinh Thang, District 3.
Frequent addressing shows Hong Van, 70-72 Nguyen Van Troi, Q. Phu Nhuan; Idecaf Theater, 7 Tran Cao Van, Da Kao Ward, District 1; stage Hoang Thai Thanh, 36 Le Quy Don, Ward 7, District 1; stage 5B, 5B Vo Van Tan, District 3.
Diamond Plaza. Photo: dulich304.com
Shopping in Saigon
In Saigon, there are many markets and busy shopping centers. Shopping shoppers will surely "bumper" in this city because of diverse goods, all types from affordable to most luxurious.
BEN THANH MARKET
Serving the main object is tourists, Ben Thanh market sells a lot of handicrafts, clothing, fabrics, shoes In addition to the sales area of Saigon Co.op that has a listed price, remember to see Review prices carefully before buying offline.
SAIGON SQUARE 1 & 2, TAKA PLAZA
This is the favorite shopping address for many female citizens of Saigon. With the strength in clothing, shoes, bags, popular and mid-end goods, Saigon Square is always busy with customers, especially on weekends. Shopping here should also pay a careful price, there are places where the challenge is very high (double). Saigon Square 1 (Crossroads Nam Ky Khoi Nghia - Le Loi (near Hoang Thanh restaurant), District 1, Saigon Square 2 - 7-9 Ton Duc Thang, Address: Ben Nghe Ward District 1.
Saigon Square. Photo: thodia.vn
BINH TAY MARKET
As a wholesale market, goods in this market are very cheap if purchased in large quantities. However, buying retail, the price is not cheap much but the seller is less enthusiastic. Many stores in Binh Tay market listed prices or said not many challenges.
DIAMOND PLAZA, PARKSON, VINCOM, SAIGON CENTER
These are high-class commercial centers in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to the high-end stores, shopping is complete, you can rest in the food court, entertainment in the building.
Address: Diamond plaza 34 Lê Duẩn, District 1; Parkson, 35 Bis - 45, Le Thanh Ton, District 1; Vincom, 45A Ly Tu Trong, District 1; Saigon Center, 65 Le Loi, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
Some useful tips
- The people in Saigon are very friendly and enthusiastic, you can ask for assistance when you want to ask anything.
- Don't be afraid to pay for any item.
- Look up first and take with you a mini-map when walking around.
Vietnam Visa Team