It is a well-known fact that Vietnamese goes perfectly with some cold beer, but what about after your drinking night? Apparently, Vietnamese cuisine also has unique dishes that can be ideal comfort food whenever you’ve gotten quite tipsy. If you are partying in Ho Chi Minh City, check out the best drunk food in Ho Chi Minh.
A bite-worthy banh mi
All hail to the queen of street food of Vietnam! The best thing about Banh Mi is that it is not just a quick, healthy breakfast, but you can have it all day long for any meals. Banh Mi should definitely be crowned as the best drunk food in Ho Chi Minh since not only is it incredibly fulfilling to eat but you can also find one at any hours, in any street corners.
Her Majesty - banh mi
Some late night Banh Mi stores:
Banh Mi Huynh Hoa: 26 Le Thi Rieng, District 1
Opening time: 2:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Banh Mi Nhu Lan: 363 - 365, 367 Hai Ba Trung, District 1
Opening time: 4 AM - 11 PM
Vietnamese steamed bun - banh bao
Apart from the reputable Banh Mi, you can also find a hot steamed bun stuffed with marvelous goodness. With a lovely dough outside and minced meat fillings inside, Banh Bao will soothe your growling stomach, making it one of the best drunk food in Ho Chi Minh. You can find Banh Bao easily at banh mi vendors or in convenient stores widely available around the city. Banh bao can also make a lovely late night snack for your midnight cravings.
A bowl of Pho is simply irresistible
The heavenly flavorful broth and the freshly cut beef, this is not just your average everyday noodles but possibly the best drunk food in Ho Chi Minh. Unfortunately, there aren’t many Pho places open late at night, but a warm bowl of pho in the morning will surely wake you up and cure your hangover. Here are places to eat authentic Pho in Ho Chi Minh City.
You can never leave Vietnam without a taste of Pho
Pho Thin Ha Noi: 170 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 1
Opening time: 6:30 AM - 2 PM; 4 PM - 10 PM
Pho Ong Hung: A3 Vinhomes Golden Center, 2 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1
66 Ngo Duc Ke, District 1
65 Le Loi, District 1
41 Le Thi Rieng District 1
Opening time: 6 AM - 10 PM
Pho Hoa Pasteur: 260C Pasture Street, District 1
Opening time: 7 AM - 10 PM
Unlike pho, Com Tam opens quite late at night so you may find a good place to calm your stomach after a night of drinking. Com Tam, especially Com Tam in Ho Chi Minh, has a wide variety of ingredients such as pork ribs, grilled chicken, pickled carrots, and fried eggs, etc. which are amazingly satisfying and healthy for the best drunk food in Ho Chi Minh.
A good serving of Com Tam includes a good many of ingredients
Most late-night com tam stores don’t even have a sign, but you can check out these recommendations:
Com Tam Tu Quy: Tan Dinh market, Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1
Opening time: 3 PM - 12 AM (midnight)
Com Tam Huyen: Alley no.95 (Hem so 95), Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1
Opening time: 5 PM - 1 AM
If you’re drunk enough, try this daring snack
Hot vit lon is regarded as one of the most extreme food in Vietnam, which requires serious bravery from international visitors to try it. However, after a couple of drinks, you may gather enough courage to have a taste. It is surprisingly nutritious and can make you feel much better after partying too hard. This is also one of the most famous street food in the city which you can find pretty easily on the street.
You’ll encounter quite a few Hot Vit Lon vendors like this on the street
A local’s favorite - Grilled Egg
If hot vit lon still freaks you out, then you can try a less scary option which is hot ga nuong - marinated grilled egg. It is not too extreme to eat, but the taste is still distinguished enough to stimulate your taste buds. Hot ga nuong is usually sold in the hot vit lon vendors, so you don’t have to look any further.
Frankly speaking, there are McDonald stores opening 24/24 in case you’ve had a little too much drinking, but the Vietnamese dishes are much more balanced and more comforting comparing to the greasy fried chickens. For more wonders about Vietnamese cuisine, contact us now to book our Food Tours in Ho Chi Minh.
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