Famous dining spots in HCM City
HCMC, the country’s most vibrant economic center, has won the hearts of many visitors, including those from abroad, thanks to an abundance of dining venues where food lovers can enjoy tasty dishes of different areas of the country.
A dim sum dish which costs VND45,000 to VND50,000 and can be found on Ha Ton Quyen Street in District 11, HCMC
Dim sum lovers are recommended to drop by Ha Ton Quyen Street in District 11 in Cho Lon area where many Vietnamese of Chinese descent are residing.
Authentic Chinese dim sum can be found at a lot of eateries.
Guests who come there for the first time, especially at night or weekends, may be captivated by the busy and noisy atmosphere of what is like a pre-Tet (Lunar New Year) night market.
Those who love Thai-style sweet soups should come to Nguyen Tri Phuong Street in District 10 where there are a slew of shops including Y Phuong, Coco5 Thai street food, and Nguyet Hy.
Lying next to the busy Tan Dinh Market in District 1, Nguyen Huu Cau Street could be an ideal gathering place for fans of Hue-style dishes such as banh beo (steamed round and flat rice cakes), banh nam (flat rice dumpling with pork wrapped in banana leaf) and banh bot loc (cassava flour cake stuffed with shrimp), bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef vermicelli soup), and banh canh Nam Pho (rice noodle soup).
Hong Ha in Tan Binh District is famous for selling specialties of northern Vietnam such as bun dau mam tom (fried tofu and fresh rice vermicelli with fermented shrimp paste), bun oc (noodles with snails, bun cha (vermicelli served with fried pork dipped in fish sauce), and banh da cua (pancake soup served with crab).
On Nguyen Canh Chan Street in District 1, different kinds of fruit are served.
Customers can order a combination of fresh fruits such as dragon fruit, papaya, mango, and watermelon plus yogurt, fresh milk, and shaved ice. It is a great treat for those people who want to cool themselves in a hot day.