7 Food Spots Approved by Saigon Locals

Whether you are tourist first time exploring the city or a local Saigonese, there are the treats that cannot be missed! Psst, it’s the real deal when it is approved by locals!

Vietnam’s cooking style can divided into 3 distinct sections: Northern, Central, and the Southern. Each region differs in the main ingredients and flavors, but the use of some traditional spices like fish sauce, shrimp paste and of course rice and by-products of rice makes them somewhat similar. We made sure our list includes dishes from different regions for you to explore!

The complexity of flavours in every dish really brings out the rich food culture that Vietnam has to offers. These dishes have been perfected over decades or even hundreds of years so we can confidently say they are the essence of this country.

Meanwhile some dishes such as Pho or Banh Mi have made their name across the world, our list dives in to a whole lot more dishes that are a MUST TRY.

Here is the list and pinned map showing the location of where you can find each food:

๐Ÿ. ๐รก๐ง๐ก ๐Œรฌ ๐แบฃ๐ฒ ๐‡แป• (19 Huแปณnh Khฦฐฦกng Ninh, Q1) – Buffet of flavours sandwich
๐Ÿ. ๐รบ๐ง ๐Œแป™๐œ ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ก ๐Œ๐š๐ข (14 Trฦฐฦกng ฤแป‹nh, Q1) – Pork and Mushroom Noodles
๐Ÿ‘. ๐รบ๐ง ๐‘๐ขรช๐ฎ ๐†รก๐ง๐ก (4 ฤฦฐแปng Phan Bแป™i Chรขu, Q1) – Crab Soup
๐Ÿ’. ๐รก๐ง๐ก ๐‚๐ฎแป‘๐ง ๐‡แบฃ๐ข ๐๐š๐ฆ (11A Cao Thแบฏng, Q3) – Steamed Rice Sheets with filling
๐Ÿ“. ๐๐กแปŸ ๐Š๐กรด ๐†๐ข๐š ๐‹๐š๐ข (92 Phan Xรญch Long, Binh Thanh) – Dried Pho
๐Ÿ”. ๐รก๐ง๐ก ๐—รจ๐จ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ”๐€ (46 ฤinh Cรดng Trรกng, Q1) – Vietnamese Pancakes
๐Ÿ•. ๐‚๐กรก๐จ ๐•แป‹๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ก ฤ๐š (148 Trแบงn Bรฌnh Trแปng, Q5) – Better not Duck away from this Porridge

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