8 best street foods in the cold weather of Saigon


Enjoying a hot bowl of Chao long or good smelling crab soup on cold days is a popular experience of many people in Saigon.

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The colder it is, the more you enjoy with your friends gathering around the grilling stove to enjoy the food with burning greasy smells of meat. Guests only need to order and wait staff to bring out and prepare the grilled dishes. Grilled meat served with vegetables and special indispensable sauce such as lemon pepper salt, pure chilli sauce, fish sauce mixed, Chao or chili sauce…

Address: Pham Van Dong Street or zone Him Lam or restaurants along the Thi Nghe canal.

Barbecue via The gioi mon nuong


Hotpot is available on most menus from luxury restaurants to popular eateries. The choice for guests is also diversified when there are dozens of different hot pots such as Thai hot pot, beef hot pot, clown knife fish and goby hotpot, chicken hot pot. A pot of hot pot is suitable for 3 or more people.

Suggested address: The popular restaurants along the banks of Nhieu Loc canal or restaurants in District 1 and District 3.

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Saigon porridge has many types such as squid porridge, beef sausage porridge, Tieu porridge or white porridge and we cannot miss a kind of porridge which is loved by many people pig organ porridge (chao long). Prices also change from 10,000 to 40,000 VND a bowl.

Recommended restaurants: Phan Dang Luu (Phu Nhuan district), Van Kiep (Phu Nhuan district), Vo Thi Sau (district 3) or Hang Xanh intersection.

Porridge via Blog Du Khach

Crab Soup

In cold weather, the hot crab soup on the side of the road will be the number one choice for travelers wandering the city. A bowl of soup has sweet taste, eye-catching with green onions, coriander, red of carrots and peppers, white pieces of crab meat, mushrooms … mixed with flour. In Saigon, diners can buy food on the site or take away.

Recommended places: The famous restaurants on Nguyen Du Street (District 1), Luong Nhu Hoc (District 5) or Mac Dinh Chi (District 3) or near Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Ky Market with an average price of VND 20,000 a serving.

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Pepper Salt Spicy Noodles

Spicy salty pepper appeared in Saigon 40 years ago. The spicy flavor of the dish will make you warmer on these cold days. You will feel the sweetness of beef, crispy beef pie plus shrimp puree, chicken eggs … in hot broth bowl, next to the bowl of noodles mixed with chili salt. You can also call another bowl of noodle broth if you like.

Suggested Places: The restaurant is located in an alley on Tran Ke Xuong Street (Phu Nhuan District), priced at 20,000 – 35,000 VND.

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Pha lau

Pha lau is a common dish sold on the street in Saigon. This dish is eaten well in hot weather, often served with bread or pasta squeezed, and indispensable cup of sauce. The price is from 20,000 VND for a piece of bread and lobster.

Recommended restaurants: The alley in Ton Dan Street (District 4), Nguyen Thanh Y Street (District 1), Nguyen Tri Phuong (District 5).

Pha lau via Long bo tuoi Thanh Binh

Soy milk

Soy milk is usually the ideal drink in cold weather. A warm and aromatic milk emanates from the smoke, leaving a sweet aftertaste after drinking. The price for this drink is only from 5,000 VND per cup.

Suggested addresses: Soya milk night market at Ba Chieu Market (Binh Thanh District) or Nguyen Trai Street (District 5), Hoa Hung (District 10).

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Baked rice paper

Spicy chili, crispy rice cake, plus the different flavors of eggs, scallions, eggs, sausage, minced beef and dried beef… make a cake full of color and interesting. From 15.000 to 30.000 VND, you can enjoy a pizza with different kinds of flavors such as Cheese Egg Rolls, Egg Cheese Sausage Egg Rolls, Chicken Cheese Egg Rolls.

Suggested Address: Cao Thang Street (District 3).

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