A trip to the 6 food corners for those who love food in Saigon

A trip to the 6 food corners for those who love food in Saigon

Being the cuisine convergence of many places and regions, a full Saigon tour cannot lack the exploration of delicious and unique dishes. CLICK to find out more!

Saigon is famous for its diverse and colorful street food. It is made up of the integration of the characteristics of different regions, such as Hanoi pho, Hue water fern cakes, or Hoi An chicken rice, Saigon white coffee, etc.

However, for tourists who love culinary discoveries, Saigon seems to be too large to be able to enjoy all of these essences and diversity.

Do not worry, because there is an ideal option for you - find the food streets.

Contributing to the outstanding cuisine of Saigon is famous alleys. These are culinary streets that specialize in some dishes or converge all the typical ones here.

Therefore, we will introduce you to the 5 most famous food streets for residents and visitors, so you will have the opportunity to explore Saigon on a Mekong river Delta tour in your own way whether it is the best time in Ho Chi Minh city or not.

Top 5 food streets for visitors in Ho Chi Minh city

  • Co Giang street

  • Alley 177, Ly Tu Trong street

  • Alley 284, Le Van Sy street

  • Alley 200, Xom Chieu street

  • Alley 14, Tran Binh Trong street

Co Giang street

Co Giang street is located in District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, converging a lot of food from snacks to the main course.

Co Giang sweet soup

Co Giang sweet soup

Co Giang sweet soup

Address: 85 Co Giang

Price: 12,000VND

Opening hours: 7:00 am - 11:30 pm

This eatery only sells strange and healthy sweet soups like Chinese tea eggs, raisin sweet soup, black sesame sweet soup, or ginseng juice, etc. The taste of the water of each dish is fresh and delicious.

Grilled meat bun Ms. Tuyen

Address: 195 Co Giang

Price: VND 30,000 - 60,000

Opening hours: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

The grilled meat is fragrant and tender, spring rolls are crispy, and the fillings include green beans and taro. Besides noodles, there is also "banh hoi" (soft thin vermicelli noodles).

Co Giang steamed bread

Address: 83 Co Giang

Price: VND 5,000 - 28,000

Opening hours: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The bread here is famous for being delicious and cheap. In addition, the eatery also has bread with Vietnamese meatballs, pigskin bread, Vietnamese noodles in coconut cream, and Vietnamese spring rolls, etc.

Coconut sticky cream

Coconut sticky cream on Co Giang street

Coconut sticky cream on Co Giang street

Address: 89 Co Giang

Price: VND 10,000 - 25,000

Opening hours: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The fatty, sticky coconut cream is placed in the copra to create a cool and rustic feeling but its quality is extremely excellent. The restaurant has 2 typical dishes of coconut sticky rice ice cream and Khuc Bach sweet gruel.

Alley 177, Ly Tu Trong street

The street food on Ly Tu Trong street

The street food on Ly Tu Trong street

Address: District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Price: VND 15,000 - 100,000

Opening hours: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This alley is famous for "pha lau" (pork meat and offal), beams fruit cream, and steamed dim sum.

In addition to the main course, this culinary alley also has many other snacks such as bread and pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake, etc.

Alley 284, Le Van Sy street

The food alley on Le Van Sy street

The food alley on Le Van Sy street

Address: District 3, Ho Chi Minh city

Price: VND 15,000 - 55,000

Opening hours: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

This alley has a distinct feature which is highlighted by specialties of Hue flavor such as grilled rice paper, Vietnamese steamed rice cake, water fern cake, baby clam rice, and big cups of milk tea.

Alley 200, Xom Chieu street

Xom Chieu street food

Xom Chieu street food

Address: District 4, Ho Chi Minh city

Price: VND 10,000 - 22,000

Opening hours: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each restaurant in this gastronomic area sells a separate dish such as chicken rice, fried cakes, "pha lau," or grilled beef wrapped in betel leaf, etc.

Alley 14, Tran Binh Trong street

Enjoy the delicious dishes on Tran Binh Trong street

Enjoy the delicious dishes on Tran Binh Trong street

Address: District 5, Ho Chi Minh city

Price: VND 5,000 - 10,000

Opening hours: at noon - 6:00 pm

Coming to this Saigon food street, perhaps the most famous dish is the flan cake of Ms. Muoi. The shop has only 2 main types of flan, including egg flan and coconut flan. The cake is small but very fatty because of the delicious taste of eggs and coconut.

The food of each street brings a different color, creating diversity to Saigon cuisine. Not only do they enchant the locals but these food streets are also favored by tourists. If you have a chance to travel to Ho Chi Minh city on Mekong Delta and Saigon full-day tour, don't forget to visit these special sites. Please like and share the guide with others if it's useful for you. Thank you.