Vietnamese food is one of the most celebrated Asian cuisines around the world. Simple, filling, healthy, and quite tasty. Three of its most popular dishes are the Pho (clear broth noodle soup), the Spring Rolls (vegetables wrapped in rice paper served fresh or fried), and the Banh mi (all sorts of sandwiches which makes use of the baguette – a product of French colonialism).
In Saigon’s District 1, the best source of local food is inside the Ben Thanh Market where food stalls abound right smack in the middle of the complex! You are sure not to miss it with the area’s unavoidable delicious aroma and the owners’ warm tactics to invite potential diners! A heavenly bowl of the Pho starts at a measly US $1 and the price goes up depending on the meats you choose to have it with such as shrimp, pork, beef, fish, even duck. Be prepared to enjoy sitting on low plastic stools with matching tables while eating!
Other cuisines on offer are likewise quite visible around the periphery of the market and its surrounding charming streets. Just like us, I’m certain that after a couple of days of all grub Vietnamese, one is bound to also sample different tastes.
- Une Journée à Paris – French (obviously!) boulangerie (bakery), pâtisserie (pastries and sweets), and cafe; US $20 for a meal for two complete with drinks and their scrumptious desserts
- Street Food Market – Food complex composed of stalls offering Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean, Malay food; US $15 for a meal for two with drinks and local desserts
- Baby Spoon – Japanese and Italian cuisine under one roof; US $20 for two with loads of beer
- Marukame – Japanese Udon and Tempura specialists; US $10 for two with sodas
- Singapore Food – Singaporean and Malay which specialises in Hainanese Chicken Rice, noodle dishes, roasted meats; US $10 will make a couple happy and stuffed
- Sushi Tei – Anything Sushi; international chain with outlets in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia; US $30 will make you and your companion completely Sushi satisfied
- Nabil Biryani House – Indian and Malay; US $15 for two
- Legendary Chocolatier – Artisal chocolates; their white and dark bean-shaped chocolates are both heavenly and orgasmic at US $4 a pack
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After a couple of days of savouring the fantastic Pho in Saigon, we decided to try out other restaurants that dot the periphery of Ben Thanh Market! We checked out this place right across called Baby Spoon which offers Japanese and Italian food! Guess what this one is? Find out what other food choices you've got when in Saigon tonight on www.incahootswithpj.com! #love #travel #traveler #traveller #travelingram #traveltheworld #vacances #vacation #holiday #blog #blogger #benthanhmarket #saigon #hochiminh #hcmc #vietnam #video #videooftheday #food #foodporn #yummy #delicious #japanesecuisine