Xin chao, many people when they travel to Vietnam, there are many people just heard before about Pho. But in fact, there are plenty other option that als o delicious and very unique in Vietnam. And one of them are Hu Tieu Nam Vang.
What is Hu Tieu Nam Vang?
Hu Tieu is a noodle dish that in past the Chinese bring to Vietnam and Cambodia. Hu Tieu Nam Vang is a dish that they developed in Cambodia. Nam Vang is the Viet word for Phnom Penh, and the southern part of Vietnam has deep Khmer roots.
And Hu Tieu Nam Vang is one of the many types of single bowl dishes you’ll notice frequently as you walk around the streets of Saigon is Hu Tieu Nam Vang.
Hu tieu is a Chinese-Southeast Asian style noodle soup made with a pork bone broth. The toppings is various, may be included pork, pork ribs, shrimp, intestine, fried garlic, fried shallot, and scallion.
The noodles were soft, similar to pho, and the meat was good, yet not to plentiful.
The special things when you try the hu tieu is the aroma of the fried garlic combine with sweet pork bone-based broth and various toppings. It really a food adventure when you eat a bowl of hu tieu.
One of the special thing that you can try is that the atmosphere when you eat this food. In fact, hu tieu is enjoyed by the local people with a reasonable price.
So you will find many times when wandering on the street and catch a small food stall serving hu tieu, crowded with local people. And that really the thing that I really enjoy, to blend yourself into the crowd, being a part of the busy, bustle and hustle life in Saigon.
Where we can have a good bowl of Hu Tieu Nam Vang in Ho Chi Minh city?
Famous, high quality hu tieu:
Hủ tiếu Nam Vang Ba Hoàng
Address: Alley number 46, Vo Van Tan Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Open hours: 6:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m
Prices: 30,000 – 55,000 Vnd – $1.5 – $2.5 for a bowl
How to get here: You can go there by motorbike or walk from the
Small food stall in Cao Thang Street:
Address: The street food stall is on Cao Thang, just past Nguyen Dinh Chieu
Open hours: For lunch from about 11 am – 2 pm or so
Prices: 25,000 VND
How to get here: Walk or motorbike or car.