Saigon - a vibrant, exciting city with countless attractive street foods. Each small cart containing bags of delicious food has become a famous destination not to be missed in the heart of this city. In this article, let's take a look at the most famous street shops in Saigon, where you can experience some of the wo

nderful flavors of street food. Prepare to welcome delicious dishes and feel the vibrant atmosphere of this city.


1. Alley 200 Xom Chieu, District 4

Market 200 is a famous snack destination for people in Ho Chi Minh City. The market is located on the street crossing Xom Chieu street, District 4, extending from Xom Chieu church to Pha Lau restaurant number 200/48, Xom Chieu street, nearly 300 meters long with more than 50 restaurants of all kinds. From 1:30 p.m., many shops selling snails, noodle soup, fried chicken rice, rice noodles, vermicelli, porridge, fried potatoes, sweet soup, spring rolls, snail noodles... set up shop and sell until about 11 p.m. The food here is rated as affordable by diners. District 4 residents share that it is called Market 200 because the market is located on street number 200. In addition, this place is also associated with the "legend" that if you pay 200,000 VND, you will be able to eat all kinds of dishes from beginning to end of the street. "There are rumors like that because the food here is affordable, cheap and delicious. Today this saying may not be true anymore because many dishes have increased in price, but if you know how to choose, you can still enjoy it." Diverse dishes with an average price of 20,000-30,000 VND.

Ms. Oanh's pha lau is a destination that diners should visit when coming to 200 market. Pha lau has been famous for more than 20 years with a unique flavor, cooked with sweet coconut water, creating a rich, fragrant dish without the smell of beef intestines. . In addition to traditional fried pha lau, Ms. Oanh's restaurant also has fried pha lau. "The full meal includes towels, honeycomb, leaves, stomach, liver... served in a small bowl with bread for 33,000 VND. Guests can also choose to eat it with instant noodles."

In addition to pha lau, Ms. Hang's crab soup is also a popular address at Market 200 thanks to the soup stewed from bones and sweet taste. The shop is open from early afternoon to 9pm every day. Crab soup with diverse toppings such as crab sticks, Chinese eggs, pork brains, chicken eggs, shrimp... in which pig brains and Chinese eggs are popular with diners. Every day the shop sells 300 bowls of crab soup, the mixed portion costs 25,000 VND.

Ms. Ut's fried cake shop sells cakes such as sweet potatoes, fried bananas, and spicy cakes made from cassava. The food is hot because the restaurant is fried at the same time, 3 pans of boiling oil are always on fire from early afternoon to 6pm every day. Price per meal starts from 10,000 VND.

Mixed rice paper is an indispensable dish on the snack map of Ho Chi Minh City. At market 200, there are about 5 rows of mixed rice paper with similar flavors, the price of each full portion is 25,000 VND.

Tourists who like sweet dishes can try Ha Tram sweet soup, the shop has about 20 different sweet soup dishes such as water chestnut sweet soup, lotus seeds, lotus root, water coconut, bean sweet soup, mixed... The favorite dish of many people is sweet soup. balls filled with coconut rice, covered with tapioca starch and sweet sugar water, served cold with ice. Average price is 15,000 VND/cup.


Besides the quality, diverse and affordable dishes, many people also commented that the dining space at Market 200 needs further improvement. Most shops have small spaces, not enough space if crowded. The roads in the market are narrow, visitors should not drive by car. Motorcyclists should park their vehicles at the parking lot at the end of the market, avoid stopping in large crowds in front of shops, causing traffic jams.


2. Ho Thi Ky Food Street

Ho Thi Ky Market is the largest fresh flower wholesale market in Saigon, established in 1987, located on Ho Thi Ky Street, Ward 1, District 10. Besides the abundant source of fresh flowers, the market is also famous for its food court. Food street on Ho Thi Ky street is one of the destinations that attracts both tourists and locals. Open from 3pm every day, more than 100 shops with bright signs are located close together, selling delicious dishes from Europe, Asia and many other regions in Vietnam.

The papaya salad stall is one of the places that attracts many Thai food enthusiasts. The dish impresses thanks to the sweet and sour taste of the salad dressing combined with the salty taste of crab and crunchy papaya, absorbing all the spices for a strange feeling. A plate of papaya salad with three knots for 4 people costs 70,000 VND.

Fans of fried and grilled dishes cannot miss the stalls of sausages, squid, sausages, meat rolls with mushrooms, beef... along the food street. Each similar stall has nearly 20 fried and grilled dishes of all kinds, with prices ranging from 8,000 VND to 20,000 VND each.

Those who like delicious snail dishes cannot miss the snail steamed with lemongrass and fragrant lemon leaves, priced at 35,000 VND per plate.

In addition to steamed dishes, this snail restaurant also scores points with steamed meat-stuffed snails with lemongrass and rich flavor dipped in ginger fish sauce, priced at only 7,000 VND each. An average plate has 10 snails.

Young people who love seafood will find it hard to miss the fragrant grilled lobster stall with cheese and onion fat. Pickled cassava - a Western specialty - is also one of the snacks that is popular with many young people.


2. Alley 76 Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Located in a "prime" location surrounded by commercial centers and office buildings. When driving from the main road to the alley, many first-time visitors will be surprised that this place has almost all the familiar dishes in the city. Ho Chi Minh. Food stalls are lined up one after another like a small market in an alley. Initially, the alley only had a few restaurants serving the needs of the surrounding people, but later as more people became known, the alley was "upgraded" with more food choices. Not only Vietnamese people, but also foreigners traveling to Vietnam are curious to try this alley to eat and drink, making alley 76 Hai Ba Trung busier than ever. Many diners have commented that this alley should not be called Hai Ba Trung snack alley because it does not just stop at snacks, but the alley also has "strong" dishes to enjoy at lunch or dinner. Here is a list if you come to Alley 76 Hai Ba Trung, you must definitely try: noodle soup shop, stir-fried meat vermicelli, Thai vermicelli, tapioca cake, fried rice with grilled meat,... "Hidden" is located on It's a busy street in District 1, but this small alley is always covered with the attractive flavors of many familiar dishes, making it difficult for many diners who come to enjoy or accidentally pass by to find it hard to resist.


3. Ha Ton Quyen Dumpling Area, District 11

The reason it is called Ha Ton Quyen dumplings is because this place has many restaurants selling famous delicious dumplings in Saigon. Ha Ton Quyen Street is located in Cho Lon area (District 11) where a densely populated Chinese population lives. The shrimp dumplings here are made according to Chinese family secrets, so they are considered the best in Saigon. At around 5 p.m., a corner of Ha Ton Quyen street was strung with red lanterns, and the signs began to light up. From house number 150 to house number more than 200, there are shops selling dumplings on both sides of the street. By mental count , there are more than 20 shrimp dumpling shops on this street . Accordingly, all shops have a tradition that has been passed down from father to son for at least 2 generations or more. Coming here, you will be invited and waved to welcome enthusiastically. The waiter can chat with guests in both Vietnamese and Chinese. Restaurants will be bustling from afternoon until late at night because of the "hotness" of shrimp dumplings and the popularity of Ha Ton Quyen street . However, there are many dumpling shops stretching from house number 150 to house number 200, so here are the top 4 dumpling shops that you should try:

Thien Nhien dumpling restaurant (No. 193 Ha Ton Quyen, District 11)

Ngoc Y dumpling restaurant (No. 187 Ha Ton Quyen, District 11)

Dumpling restaurant 162 (No. 162 Ha Ton Quyen, District 11)

Dumpling restaurant 191 (No. 191 Ha Ton Quyen, District 11)

When waiting for the dish, you will feel the breath of life through the sound of rustling spoons and forks and the pot of steaming broth. Accompanied by the buzz of ordering food, the red paper in front of the restaurant stands out. It all makes people feel real, comfortable and a little relaxed.



Above is a list of famous places and street restaurants in Saigon that we want to introduce in this article. From traditional street food to contemporary cuisine, Saigon is not only a vibrant city with modern life, but also a culinary paradise for you to explore. We hope that through this article, you will have more useful information to choose where to enjoy street food in Saigon.