Street foods is one of the must-try things when you visit Vietnam, especially Ho Chi Minh city. Which the population of more than 13 million people living in Ho Chi Minh, who come from all around Vietnam, bring their foods to Ho Chi Minh. This city is one of the best place for you to try the street food, with super reasonable price, tasty and vary. And today I will introduce to you a place that I find my mouth watering and arguably the best street food market in Ho Chi Minh city, Ho Thi Ki street food market.
This market is located in a small alley which is parallel which the Ho Thi Ki street. This street has a vibrant flower market that operate all day. You can visit the flower market and the street food market at night, it normally start from 4 p.m (for the street food market). And below are a few food that I recommend you to try when you visit this market.
Vietnamese have a great love for the street food
My favorite street food – grilled pork with cheese – Móm Hí BBQ
This is one of the best street food you can find in this market.
I and my friend eat this dish every time we go to this place. This is the pork marinated with garlic, honey, sugar and a piece of cheese on top. You will eat the grilled pork with hot sauce and pickled vegetable. This vendor located next to a sugar cane stall and a coconut cracker vendor. You can find it on the map that I pinned in the end of this article.
They also have the pork without cheese, papaya salad with anchovy and papaya salad with sesame seed. They also have the sticky rice to eat together with the grilled pork.
Price: 15k VND for the grilled pork with cheese on top, 12k VNd for the one without cheese
Open: 14:00 – 21:00
The snail noodle – Hủ Tiếu Ốc Chú Tũn
I think you all heard about the noodle in Vietnam with beef and pork or chicken. But why stop with that. 😀 In Vietnamese we have variety of other things go along with the noodle. One of special noodle you can try in this market is the snail noodle.
Believe me, this noodle taste really good if you give it a try. The sweetness from the snail make the broth for the noodle super tasty. You also can try different kinds of snail, a little bit of everything and enjoy the noodle also.
You already in the streetfood market, be a little adventurous will give you the chance to explore the best, why not, right 😀
Price: 42,000 VND
Peach Tea – Chú Tũn, trà đào dầm
Rice flour cakes – Bột chiên – Quán bột chiên Phụng
In Vietnamese cuisine, Bánh bột chiên are fried rice flour cakes.It is a Chinese-influenced pastry. The Vietnamese version features a special tangy soy sauce on the side, rice flour cubes with fried eggs (either duck or chicken), and some vegetables. This is a popular snack for the student after the school especially in Saigon.
In Ho Thi Ki street food market, there is a bột chiên stall that the local people enjoy the most in this area, the cô Phụng food stall. This food stall not only attract the customers for the good quality rice flour cakes, but also reasonable the price. The sauce come together with the fried rice flour cubes also taste really good.
Address: 87/23 Hồ Thị Kỷ Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: from VND 16,000 to VND 20,000
Opening hours: 14: 00-20:00
Grilled beef with lemon grass
They grilled the well marinated beef with a branch of lemon grass inside, this is just simple but good.
You can eat the beef with hot sauce and a little bit of pickled morning glory vegetable.
Address: 57/23B Ho Thi Ky, District 10, HCM city
Price: 10,000 VND for 1 stick
Opening hours: 16: 00 – 22:00
Beef hot pot – Lẩu bò cô Thảo
There is one special alley in this area that they sell really tasty beef hot pot. The all the small hot pot restaurants in this alley have almost the same menu. The most famous dish is the beef hot pot. However you can try many other dishes in these restaurants such as stir-fried beef noodle, stir-fried beef with hot chilies, steamed beef shank.
The most famous restaurant is Lẩu bò Cô Thảo.
Address: 84/10 Ho Thi Ky, District 10, HCM city
Price: 170k – 270k VND
Opening hours: 16: 00 – 23:00
Below is the map of the best street food market in Ho Chi Minh city
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