WHERE TO EAT IN HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM? (FOOD FINDS FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP) || Vietnamese Dishes was actually pretty simple, it comes with less flavor, more veggies and less salt to be exact. I was surprised how I fell in love with its dishes and I was extremely happy for trying the delicacies of Vietnam.
To give you an idea, the resto and food finds below were based from my actual experience. I barely do research on food ahead of time, as I tend to ask locals or people around on where could be the best place to dine. Also consider, that our choices for food depends on our mood and the activities we had for the entire day. So read on,
BUI VIEN STREET
In Bui Vien, it is a long street with night life of bars and small stalls and restaurants around. Don’t expect too much when I say restaurant. We had this on our first night. There were just usually table and chairs just right across the streets, it was like a street food for the entire stretch that you may just chooses randomly.
We spent VND 40.000 for this good for 2 pax already — so it was relatively cheap as well. Do take note, that they do not serve tap water or else you’ll have to pay for a bottled water as well.
THE SOUND PUB
Just across Bui Vien, we tried this at the Sound Pub.
Rice Noodles and Bahn Mi is what we tried for. It cost Rice Noodles – 40.000 VND, Bahn Mi Bread – 20.000 VND plus we were charge of 1.000 VND each for the wet wipes.
Eating rice noodles was like a Samgyup Korean feels style, you use the lettuce and leafy vegetables to cover the noodles and meat balls and dip it into the vinegar sauce. It was really good, and it seems really healthy at the same time. The Bahn Mi bread was also one of the famous Vietnam Dishes so make sure to try one for yourself, you may also get to see it thru the street.
*Take note, that there are not generous with free water so even if you ask for it, it has charges for it. Even for the wet wipes! they charge 1.000 VND per each sheet also.
BEN THAN STREET MARKET
Talk about eating, and food choices, there is food park here in Saigon! Situated just right across Ben Than Market, we saw this while we were in the bus heading back to our hostel, we just rode a grab car going here because it was pretty tiring to walk all the way back.
In this food market, you may not only get to try more Vietnamese Dishes but different cuisine were also available. Tourists usually flocks this place, so be sure to manage your time properly.
We get those stares from people around, imagine 2 slim ladies eating too much hahaha! We have Pho (also a Vietnamese Delicacy a soup / noodles) we have pork and rice, plus drinks all for ourselves.
I was really happy having so many food choices here in Ben Than. A place for big appetite I must say. Kim and I was really hungry during this time and it was funny how we enjoyed everything on our plate!!!
Never leave Vietnam without trying its Vietnamese Coffee, coffee shops were everywhere, you’ll see the famous Starbucks across the street, but I tell you to opt and try Vietnamese Coffee instead. It is better served cold with tons of ice and if you are like me who gets to palpitate easily on caffeine, one cup of iced coffee is definitely enough for you already.
A cup of cold Vietnamese Coffee cost around 30.000 VND
You’ll see so many coffee shops around everywhere, and the interiors and designs of it were all so beautiful as well.
*With my love for Coffee — I also bought a lot of Coffee pasalubong which I could bring home as well!!
If you crave for fastfood and burger and fries (*sinful food 😀 hahaha) there is Lotteria everywhere in Vietnam. I initially thought it was a candy store or something but turns out a Fastfood chain in Vietnam, it offers burgers, chickens, fries and ice cream similar with Mcdonald’s or KFC.
Since sometimes, we look for our familiar food HAHAHA!!
As a whole, we enjoyed eating in and around Vietnam, it was such a surprise how they prepare and offer there food. If you would ask me, I always say that one of my favorite in Vietnam was actually the coffee and the food we had during the trip. I would never forget how good the Ice Cold Coffee is, though I had a lot of palpitations (*hence, no regret still! hahaha)
Let me know your favorite dish in Vietnam? or If given the chance, what would you want to try when you come to visit it?
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