It is already late at night, and your stomach is growling? To rescue you from this nightmare, here are our recommendations for the best late-night snacks in Ho Chi Minh City.
There are several one-for-all destinations of best late-night snacks in Ho Chi Minh City that open 24/7 or until midnight. Just wandering across the road and you shall find something catchy.
Price range: from VND 15,000 - 70,000.
Having been known as an ideal place for best late-night snacks in Ho Chi Minh City for nearly a decade, this street surely has a lot to offer.
Many stores here would open until 11 PM or later and serve various dishes from main courses to desserts. You can look for Vietnamese food including Pho, Bun Rieu, Chao (Porridge), Bun Cha. The most popular one on this street is Trai Cay Dia (Fruit on A Plate).
Bun Rieu carries a special sweetness from the crab paste
Your favorite fruits topped with shaved ice, yogurt, and syrup
Price range: from VND 15,000
Bui Vien belongs to Backpackers’ District in Ho Chi Minh City, and even though it is famous for the exciting nightlife of bars, clubs, and beer talks, the street food here is also good to try.
BBQ skewers and smoothies are two must-try dishes here. The skewers have flavorful seasonings which make them both taste good and smell good, while the smoothies are surprisingly affordable and fresh.
BBQ skewers at Bui Vien's Backpackers' street.
Price range: VND 20,000
This street is popular among Vietnamese students and office workers due to its affordable prices. Many of them would go to this place for Banh Trang Tron - Mixed Rice Papers, but unfortunately, most of their stalls close after 10 PM. Instead of that, you can find sea snails and enjoy them with a can of beer.
Sea snails are a staple late-night snack in Ho Chi Minh City.
Price range: VND 50,000 - 65,000
Ha Ton Quyen is one of the most recommended places to try Chinese cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City. Here they offer different types of dumplings such as Shui Jiao, Wonton, Siu Mai, and Har Gow, which can be served alone or with noodles.
Noodles at Ha Ton Quyen.
The stores here open until midnight or 2 AM. Suggested stalls:
- Sui Cao 162: 162 Ha Ton Quyen
- Sui Cao Thien Thien: 195 Ha Ton Quyen
- Sui Cao 193: 193 Ha Ton Quyen
Just by its name, we can already tell that the noodles would be chewy. It is also thick and can be served with diversified toppings from meat to seafood.
Banh Canh could have lots of different versions (either pork or crab here in the pictures).
Banh Canh Gio Heo Le Quang Dinh
Address: 169 Le Quang Dinh, Ward 7, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 7:30 PM-midnight
Price: VND 25,000 - 50,000
This more-than-30-year-old stall has a significant sweet taste to their Banh Canh’s broth thanks to daikon. You can also order a glass of soy milk with VND 4,000 to complete your imposing snacks.
Banh Canh Cay 136
Address: 136 Bui Huu Nghia, Ward 7, District 5
Opening hours: 7 PM - 3 AM
Price: VND 30,000 - 60,000
Besides serving other common versions of Banh Canh, the stall’s special menu is Banh Canh with Pork Ribs - a must-try if you have made it here.
This dish is typical of Ho Chi Minh City. If you are not used to having rice as the main part of your meal, Com Tam would be a great start.
Com Tam is a proud child of Ho Chi Minh City.
Com Tam Huyen
Address: 95 Dinh Tien Hoang, Ward 3, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 4 PM - 4 AM
Price: VND 27,000 - 45,000
Also known as “Ghostly Com Tam”, the dish here has stolen the hearts of many local people. Every ingredient is said to be delicious, and the serving is big. Note that it can be really crowded no matter when, so you would better be patient!
Com Tam Ba Muoi
Address: 294/35 Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ward 21, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 7 PM - 2 AM (or until food runs out)
Price: VND 30,000 - 50,000
Apart from toppings for Com Tam, this store has lots of other side dishes for you to choose. A unique point of it is free pork skin given to every customer.
A huge serving of Com Tam Ba Muoi.
Sticky Rice in Ho Chi Minh City is something you can eat either for fun or for full. Usually, Vietnamese people would eat it as breakfast, but late snack is also a good idea.
Cadé Sticky Rice
Address: 451 Tran Phu, Ward 7, District 5
Opening hours: 7 PM-midnight
Price: VND 15,000
Cadé Sticky Rice.
Sticky rice here is served with Cadé, a mixture of yolk, milk, and sugar, creating a signature sweet taste.
Chicken Sticky Rice at Tan My Market
Address: 2 Tan My, Tan Thuan Tay Ward, District 7
Opening hours: 3 PM - 10 AM
Price: VND 20,000 - 50,000
The reputation of this store has been kept for years because of the secret recipe and the generosity of a serving. With VND 50,000, you would receive a full box of sticky rice and ¼ the chicken.
Impressive Chicken Sticky Rice at Tan My Market.
There are some dishes which are not typical late snacks for Saigonese, but they are too good to not mention as best late night snacks in Ho Chi Minh City.
Banh Mi Tan Phat
Address: 115 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 3 PM-midnight
Price: VND 20,000 - 25,000
Banh Mi Tan Phat has amazed its customers with the “richness” of every sandwich. They also sell Sticky Rice, which is another highly recommended choice.
Hu Tieu with Intestines
Address: 87 Dinh Tien Hoang, Ward 3, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 7 PM-midnight
Price: VND 22,000 - 28,000
Intestines can be exotic to many people. If you cannot put up with the typical smell, maybe this stall would change your mind. Besides Hu Tieu, you can also find noodles, Banh Canh, and tubular pasta.
Bo Kho Via He
Address: 548 Truong Sa, Ward 2, Phu Nhuan District
Opening hours: 11 PM - 2 AM
Price: VND 30,000
Look for the address rather than the food when you come to this stall since the cook would change the menu every day. Expect to try Bo Kho - Vietnamese Beef Stew, Pho, Bun Bo, Mi Vit Tiem - Noodles with Stewed Duck, and more.
A portion of beef's intestines served with bread
Whether day or night, Ho Chi Minh City remains active and exhilarating. Therefore, finding a late-night snack would not be a challenge as long as you hold a list.
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