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Try These Dishes on Your Saigon Food Tour

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On your Saigon food tour, you will not only find food signatures of Southern Vietnam but also get to try specialties from other regions as well. As a hub of Vietnamese culture in the south, Saigon is also the place where you can find dishes of any region in Vietnam. Most of the famous Southern Vietnam dishes are from the Mekong Delta or the southwe...

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A Guide to Drinking Vietnamese Coffee

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Coffee is one of the popular social drinks in Vietnam not consumed on the run. The locals prefer to sit in cafes or vendors along the streets and leisurely catch up on life over coffee. With favorable growing regions in the central highlands, to the surprise of most coffee consumers, it is the second-largest coffee-producing nation in the world wit...

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Our Recommended Itineraries for Touring Saigon in Half, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Days

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There are many things to discover in Saigon; you will always find something new at each location in this beautiful city. Try our recommended itineraries for touring Saigon and get the best out of your adventure. Some notes about the best time for touring Saigon itineraries are: In the dry season (November - March), the morning and afternoon are goo...

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Things to Do in Saigon at Day

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Saigon is well-known for being extremely vibrant at night, with many food streets and clubs. However, the city at day also looks very active with plenty of attractive destinations and historical landmarks. Some Useful Information about Traveling in Saigon Located in the tropical climate, Saigon has two distinct seasons, the rainy season (from April...

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Where to Eat Insects in Ho Chi Minh City

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Insects, bugs, and mealworms are not the everyday meals of the Vietnamese and might even be scary for some locals. However, for those brave enough to try, you can also find quite an amount of restaurants or farms raising these insects to turn them into foods. It is said that insects' protein is better than traditional meats, but there hasn’t b...

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Tan Dinh Market Review

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In the years of development and integration, dynamic cities like Ho Chi Minh City are packed with high-end shopping malls, and the city gradually becomes a shopping paradise to locals and foreign visitors coming from every corner around the world. However, to some people, the local markets are the best highlight of Vietnam as a whole and parts of V...

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Things to do in Saigon at Night

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The scorching heat of Saigon can shy people away from daytime activities, and we bet you’re looking for some night fun to make up for the lost time. That’s why we have wholeheartedly assembled the best choices to relish the night in Saigon for you and your beloveds. Rest assured that, from food choices to recreational spots, the things to do in Sai...

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Where to Drink Egg Coffee in Saigon

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Some of you might think the idea of combining eggs and coffee quite is strange because of the smell of raw eggs. In fact, only egg yolk is used, and the egg white, which causes the smell, is not included in the coffee cup. The egg coffee has a creamy and sweet flavor of the egg yolk and milk, supplemented by the bitter aftertaste of strong coffee. ...

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Bo Kho - Vietnamese Beef Stew

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Asian food, especially Vietnamese cuisine, is well known as healthy because of the good amount of vegetables used in the recipe to balance the flavors and the meat of the dish.  To anyone who dislikes eating vegetables, Bo kho will change your mind about tasting these green in Vietnamese cuisine. That is not because there are no vegetables in ...

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Vietnamese Black Chicken

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Black chicken has always been a top favorite food of the Vietnamese due to its bold taste and high level of nutrition. Here is our guide on the Vietnamese black chicken. Read more to get to know about this special breed of chicken and where to find it in Ho Chi Minh City. What is the Vietnamese Black Chicken Vietnamese black chicken (also called Ga...

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Saigon Food Streets

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When in Vietnam, you can find incredibly stunning dishes in both big fancy restaurants and street-side eateries. Good food permeates every district, neighborhood, and alley of the country. Below is the rundown of these food streets in Saigon that have become well-known among food lovers in the city 1. Vinh Khanh Street - District 4 How to get ...

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Banh Khot - The Mini Rice Pancakes

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Banh khot is a popular dish in South-Central Vietnam. Those who have tried it say that Banh khot really stands out from the rest because of its crispy texture on the outside, blended with the smooth and creamy filling in the middle, and supplemented by the variety of fresh vegetables. All of these tastes combined go well with the sweet-salty dippin...

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Vietnamese Snack - Grilled Banana

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Street food is a signature of Vietnamese cuisine and lifestyle. It is always something interesting to travelers who have never tried it. The taste and the open air of the space make food on the streets more than just food. The scene of vendors with their street food stalls is common on sidewalks in Saigon, and many Vietnamese snacks become more pop...

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5 Things to Do on a Ho Chi Minh City Layover

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The Tan Son Nhat International Airport (airport code: SGN) is the biggest in Vietnam, located 8 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City’s center - District 1 making many tourist attractions shopping centers and restaurants accessible for those stuck on short or long layovers. Related Article: Tan Son Nhat Airport Guide Things to do on Ho Chi Minh City Lay...

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Vietnam Food Tour: Signature Dishes in Southern Vietnam (Part 3)

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Foods in the south of Vietnam are not as complicated in the making as the cuisine of Central and Northern Vietnam. These dishes are often added sugar or coconut juice as sweeteners and used fat from coconut milk. The southern people just need these simple ingredients to combine and create their style of cuisine. Lau mam (Salted Fish Hot Pot) Salted...

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What is Morning Glory?

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Vegetables and herbs are an irreplaceable part of Vietnamese main meals. Thanks to the tropical climate, Vietnam has many different kinds of green which make the cuisine more colorful and nutritious. And morning glory is one of the most mentioned names on the must-try vegetables and is often seen in restaurants' menus when you come to Vietnam. The ...

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Explore the Markets in Ho Thi Ky Alleys

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Located in District 10, Ho Thi Ky Street has many alleys with different things to do. When speaking of Ho Thi Ky, you may think of the famous, beautiful, and colorful Ho Thi Ky Flower Market. However, there is another market located right next to it where you can try exotic cuisines from Cambodia. This guide will help you explore and find out what ...

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Central Vietnam Cuisine: Bun Bo Hue

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Food is a very important part of any culture. Food can tell more than anything else where you come from and the beauty of your homeland. Food helps to preserve cultural identity, and we believe in the great importance of some kinds of food or culinary traditions. Many travelers associate Vietnam with friendly people, stunning landscapes, long palm-...

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What is Vietnamese Tapioca Noodle Soup

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Vietnamese tapioca noodle soup is called Banh canh in general. The many variations of this dish include Banh canh cua, Banh canh Trang Bang, Banh canh gio heo, and Banh canh Nam Pho. The word Banh canh means tapioca noodles and the rest of the name indicates the cooking style, each of them includes different predominant ingredients, and thus, offer...

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Bun Cha - Hanoi’s Classic in Ho Chi Minh City

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Bun cha or Bun cha Hanoi is known as Kebab rice noodles in English. The dish is thought to have an origin in Northern Vietnam and can be considered one of the specialties of Hanoi cuisine. This authentic dish gets even more popular when President Obama and Chef Anthony Bourdain sit down at a Bun cha store on their business trip to Vietnam. What is ...

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