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Vietnam Street Food: Bap Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Corn)

Vietnam Street Food: Bap Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Corn) Vietnamese Street Food: Grilled Corn

Experiencing street food in Vietnam is one of the most fascinating things to do for culinary enthusiasts and Saigon is where the eateries and street vendors are relentlessly busy at any time of the day. In this travel guide - featuring "bap nuong" - a very popular snack among Saigonese, we will show you how to make it and where you can have the finest and most realistic taste of this rustic street food.

What is Vietnamese Grilled Corn?

Bap nuong is a simple yet unbelievably amazing street snack, and as the name suggests - it is freshly picked corn grilled on hot charcoal. The smoky scent of Grilled Corn will undoubtedly wake up your senses, and you can always tell there's a Grilled Corn stall nearby due to the distinct aroma of husk-steamed corn.

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The kernels are grilled just right to make them moist and tender. Often served with onion oil and fried little shrimps, Vietnamese Grilled Corn is an appetizing and affordable street food for everyone.

If you’re looking for more cheap street food, have a quick look at our Local Cheap Eats.

How to make Vietnamese Grilled Corn

grilled corn onion oil
A delicious yet simple homemade dish

Grilled Corn is a pretty straightforward dish that you can make whenever on a picnic trip or a barbecue night, or simply to satisfy your craving.

Corn is the main ingredient of “bap nuong” and is often accompanied by onion oil, fried little shrimp to make the taste more savory. Just peel the corn husks to add some spices such as butter, salt or pepper, and your corn is ready to put on the griller.

Where to eat Vietnamese Grilled Corn in Saigon

Saigon is knowns as the Grilled Corn hub because you will find this mouthwatering street food in many alleys or sidewalks. Enjoying “bap nuong” in the open air and with the locals enables you to blend in Saigon frenetic energy.

There are some other street food that you can give it a try as well - Vietnamese Street Food

Here are some locations to try the unique flavor of Vietnamese Grilled Corn.

Phan Xich Long Grilled Corn

Address: 159 Phan Xich Long, Ward 7, District Phu Nhuan, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: 11 AM - 3 PM
Price: VND 9,000 - VND 11,000

Grilled corn here is famous for its excellent taste and reasonable price. Sprinkled with onion oil and fried little shrimp at the top along with a bit of chili sauce, grilled corn in this place won’t let you down. The grilled corn here runs out quickly due to a large number of buyers, so make sure you get here soon before the grilled corns are completely sold out.

phan xich long corn
Grilled corn in a cup

Tran Khac Chan Grilled Corn with onion oil

Address: 38 Tran Khac Chan, Ward Tan Dinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: 2 PM - 8 PM
Price: VND 10,000 - VND 20,000

Grilled Corn 207

Address: 207 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ward 7, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Price: VND 12,000

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Grilled corn on the cob

Nguyen Thien Thuat street vendor

Address: 174/12 Nguyen Thien Thuat, Ward 3, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: 2 PM - 8 PM
Price: VND 10,000 - VND 12,000

In spite of being in a small alley, this grilled corn vendor is not to hard to find. The separated kernels are served in a plastic cup in case you don't want to bit the whole corn or get your hands dirty.

district 3 grilled corn
Delicious grilled corn in district 3

Conclusion on Vietnamese Grilled Corn

Enjoy your trip to Vietnam with a delectable snack to have a better understanding of the Vietnamese lifestyle. Bap Nuong is a little-known local snack, but that doesn't make it less worthy of a bite. There are many other food tours that you can experience more of the local food and take adventurous trips around the city - check out our Food Tour.

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