Referring to the reasonable price but good quality in Ho Chi Minh city, it will be a mistake if not mention the food area of Co Giang Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1. This is the place where convergence of delicious and typical dishes of Vietnamese cuisine, especially the cuisine of Saigon, including the famous dishes such as bún thịt nướng (grilled pork vermicelli noodle), bò nướng lá lốt (grilled beef, in lolot leaf), jackfruit sticky rice, Vietnamese dessert, snails, rice rolls, crab noodles.
Let check out some famous and delicous in this area.
Bún thịt nướng chị Tuyền (charcoal grilled pork vermicelli noodle)
First of all, the name of this food stall is Bún Thịt Nướng chị Tuyền. This place has a good quality charcoal grilled pork noodle with the price of about 40,000 VND, this is the favorite noodle shop of many Saigonese, a few one even ranked this food stall is the best place in Saigon to eat bún thịt nướng. Famous food blogger Mark Wiens also came to eat at this restaurant and left a lot of compliments.
For someone who never heard about bún thịt nướng before, this is one of the dishes that is enjoyed by the people in all regions of Vietnam. Bún is vermicelli and ‘thịt nướng’ means charcoal grilled pork. This is the combination of grill pork, fried spring roll, vermicelli, herbs, prices, peanuts, fat onions. This dish is served with sweet and sour fish sauce creating perfect harmony.
Address: 195 Co Giang, Co Giang Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Bò lá lốt (grilled beef, in lolot leaf), bò mỡ chai (Sausages made from grilled ground beef wrapped in caul fat casing)
Bò lá lốt is a dish in Vietnamese cuisine, prevalent in the South, the main ingredients are beef and lolot leaf, processed by grilling in charcoal fire, can be accompanied by beef fat.
This dish usually has different types of fresh vegetables such as salad, basil, houttuynia, banana, cucumber, banana and wedges. This dish is characterized by the attractive taste of grilled beef, fat of peanut butter, star fruit, sour banana, combined with variety of cool vegetables, spicy seasoning with spicy sauce
For bò nướng mỡ chài, two basic ingredients are indispensable for this dish is beef and mỡ chài (kind of fat).
For grilled fatty fish, two basic ingredients are indispensable for this dish is beef and fat fishing. Minced beef marinated to absorb, shaped into small round meatball then wrap mỡ chài on the outside and bring to grill. Bò nướng mỡ chài with fish sauce and salad. This way makes grilled beef a new flavor, not only the sweet taste of baked beef, grilled beef fat also has the flavor and fat characteristic of mỡ chài
Address: 92 Co Giang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: 16:00 – 22:00
Price: 25,000 – 35,000 VND
Xôi mít – Jack fruit sticky rice
This food stall is located in a small alley and selling a really unique street food – the jackfruit sticky rice. Solf, flavourful sticky rice, each type has its own smell. Jackfruit and sweet mango are just right, very fresh.
Coconut with sesame makes a delicious dish to eat. Coconut juice is not too sweet, moderate, fragrant, fat, with moderate salinity soothing the sweetness of fruit.
In addition, there is a delicious street food such as flan jelly cake, which is suitable for hot weather.
If you go to this place this is a unique dish to try.
Address: 187/5/6 Co Giang, Dist. HCM
Chè Cô Giang
This dessert is cooked in the way of the Chinese, Saigon has a lot of Chinese, in the past they migrated to Vietnam. When they arrived in Saigon, they started openning the market, living and bringing their food to Vietnam.
The dessert with many familiar dishes such as ginseng, lotus seeds, tea seeds, raisin tea … Although not as many options as other Chinese dessert shop but the sweet taste of each item at this place is highly appreciated.
Address: 85 Co Giang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: 17:00 – 22:30
Price: 10,000 – 15,000 VND
Kem xôi dừa (Coconut sticky rice icecream)
If you want to change, eat a light snack then you can choose coconut cream cake.
Sticky rice is put in the coconut shell, accompanied by a coconut icecream.
Topping includes sticky rice, corn, coconut jelly, dried coconut … all blend together to create a fatty sweet dessert.
Compared to others, the prices are very affordable.
Address: 89 Co Giang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: 16:00 – 22:00
Price: 10,000 – 25,000
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