Part of the joy of travelling to Vietnam is sampling its street food and one of the best destinations to enjoy it is Ho Chi Minh City, especially in the places mentioned below.
Ben Thanh Market
Amongst the most popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ben Thanh Market is a great place to shop and savour street food too. Located in District 1, close to D1Mension Residences, this market features stalls selling pho, bao buns, broken rice, grilled seafood and more. In the evenings, you will find nearby street-side eateries offering foodie delights too.
Banh Xeo 46A
When choosing a serviced apartment, Ho Chi Minh District 1 is a great choice since it’s home to other dining hotspots like Banh Xeo 46A. A speciality worth trying here is what is called banh xeo; think of it as a large pancake or crepe (one should be enough for two people) that’s crispy and filled with ingredients like shrimp, pork and vegetables.
Close to the previously mentioned Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is the restaurant called Nam Giao which you should add to your culinary escapades to find street food in Ho Chi Minh City. There are several dishes you can try here including banh beo, a dish with steamed rice cake topped with crispy shrimp that makes for a divine combination.
Vinh Khanh Street
Also known as Seafood Street, Vinh Khanh Street in District 4 should not be missed either. As you walk around, you will find all manner of street-side restaurants and eateries making and grilling various seafood delights. A popular dish to try is spicy snails, while other options include everything from tender octopus to chilli crab claws!