Food of Ho Chi Minh City
If you are visiting to Ho Chi Minh City, the last thing you should be worried about is food. It is everywhere, in wide range of cuisines and of every budget. One will find from authentic Vietnamese food to various other cuisines including French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai food etc. There are plethora of small food stall, mid range eating joints to high-end restaurants, bars and pubs. However, you will notice a great influence of French in local food. Pham Ngu Lao Street and De Tham Street are perfect places to check out the wholesome and inexpensive food. Bakeries are common sight in the city serving fresh baguettes and plenty of other products. Banh Mi Thit (pork sandwiches), "bun bo hue" or Hue beef soup, Vietnamese omelettes, Com tam, a plate of rice with grilled pork, Muoi Xiem (Egg Pan Cake) and Rice cake are some of the popular dishes of the city. The city also has a strong coffee culture, which one can see through various cafes spread all across the city.
Ho Chi Minh being a cosmopolitan city is home to many Indians as well. One will quite a few options of Indian restaurants in the city serving mostly North Indian and South Indian cuisines. Be careful as egg is considered vegan in Saigon, so request an eggless dish if you are planning to go to any non-Indian vegetarian eating-place. Babaŕs Kitchen, Mumtaz, Tandoor, Ganesh restuarant, Saigon Indian restaurant, Bombay Indian Restaurant and many more.