3 must-eat dishes in Sai Gon

3 must-eat dishes in SaiGon


With this post, we hope you to enjoy and taste well as well as have incredible foods experience when you are in SaiGon and Vietnam too. We will also advise you the famous restaurant to discover these special & local foods.

  1. Bánh canh cua (Banh canh cua)

Banh canh is quite similar to Japanese Udon but the noodle is more sticky and a little chewier than udon, which are typically made with wheat flour.

The gravy normally has quite a mellow crab flavor, but what’s really impressive are the nuggets of crab meat that come in a bowl, and the toppings, including chilies and limes.

If you are a big fan of crab, why don’t to try this kind of crab noodle?

***Advised restaurant/shop: Banh canh cua Trần Khắc Chân

Address:87 Trần Khắc Chân, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Open hours: 2 pm – 9:30 pm daily
Prices: 35,000 VND ($1.62) per bowl.

  1. Chả giò (Fried-spring rolls)

Cha gio are Vietnamese deep fried spring rolls, and though I’ve tried spring rolls (or egg rolls). The special thing makes “Cha gio” becomes famous is not only the wrapper, which is typically prepared with rice paper, that when deep fried,almost has the crunch and thinness of layer but also the secret inside.

***Advised restaurant : Ngon Restaurant

Address: 160 Pasteur, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open hours: 8:30 am – 10:45 pm daily
Price: A normal plate of  Cha Gio is 70,000 VND ($3)

  1. Bánh cuốn (banh cuon)

Banh cuon, which directly translates to rice cakes, are sort of like noodle wrapped, non-deep fried spring rolls, packed full of savory ingredients.

***Advised restaurant : Banh Cuon Hai Nam

Address: 11A Cao Thắng, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open hours: 7:30 am – 10:45 pm daily
Price: A normal plate of banh cuon is 30,000 VND ($1.38)

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