Saigon Food - 4 Small Alleys Saigonese In Love

The street food scene in Saigon permeates every district, neighbourhood, and alleyway; the city boasts so many street food outlets that, at times, Saigon feels like one gigantic, open-air restaurant. Every day, thousands of street-side eateries offer up delicious, cheap food in an informal environment on the city’s sidewalks. But Saigon food on the street is about more than food: it’s about atmosphere and ambience.

Saigon locals love to enjoy food in the street. Just about 100.000VND then walk through the alley you chose, you will be satisfied. So there are 4 small alleys that Saigonese are in love are famous with their food.

1. Alley Đường 20 Thước (20 Yards Street), District 4

For someone who are in love with snacks on the street, alley Duong 20 Thuoc is the best choice, especially for people living in District 4 of Saigon. It is only about 200 meters long that there are several dozen bars close together. From 4p.m everyday, It starts being bustle.

Happy with looking for his favor

Happy with looking for his favor

Snacks in this alley are endless with plenty of fried dough, fried noodles, Nam Vang noodles, snails ... but the most eye-catching is flan cake and soft silky pudding. More than 10 types of flan cake, fruit salad, ... from greasy to cool bar, all neatly arranged in the glass to create an amazing look.

Original and matcha flan is the best seller here. It costs 20.000VND each part.

Original and matcha flan is the best seller here. It costs 20.000VND each part.

Colourful arranged flan cakes and fruits jelly

Colourful arranged flan cakes and fruits jelly

Smart donus or sausage donus

Banh ran khon ngoan – Smart donus or sausage donus

Fried tteokbokki

Fried tteokbokki

A set of takoyaki

A set of takoyaki

Salty and spicy grilled bread

Salty and spicy grilled bread

Besides this alley there are many other Saigon food such as rice noodles, Thai noodle, sausage donus, chicken rice fatty, salty and spicy grilled bread, takoyaki... that explore your nose. Here, you will have the feeling of wanting to "eat all the road”.

Take a look around this alley

2. Alley 200, Chiếu Neighbor, District 4

A place with many colourful dishes

A place with many colourful dishes

Chieu neighbor is generally a gastronomic paradise in Saigon food receipt, but satisfying the most diners are nowhere other than the alley number 200. The alley is over 100m long, along two sides of the road filled with all kinds of dishes from main dish to snacks.

A full bowl crab soup from Mrs. Hang

A full bowl crab soup from Mrs. Hang

Fried sugar Banana

Fried sugar Banana

2 style of Phá lấu

 

2 style of Phá lấu

     

2 style of Phá lấu

Still working in the heavy rain

40 seconds to know this alley 200

3. Alley Cao Thắng (Alley 51), District 3

Alley 51 Cao Thang (District 3) has long been famous and familiar with the "devotees" eager in Saigon by the popular price that has enough delicious food to choose. This culinary alley is full of food and drink, or even specialties. Typical dishes in this alley can be referred to as phá lấu, fried fish balls, fried noodles, Tiều porridge, trứng vịt lộn (baby duck egg), trứng cút lộn (baby quail egg)... Some are not easy to translate in English.

Cút lộn xào me, baby quail eggs fry with tamarind

Cút lộn xào me, baby quail eggs fry with tamarind

In alley 51, there are many restaurants selling há cảo, Shrimp dumplings, served as steamed, fried dishes.

Fried shrimp dumplings

Fried shrimp dumplings

Fried cheese sticks is very popular by the soft price, only 8,000 VND.

A bowl of Tiều porridge mix flavors

A bowl of Tiều porridge mix flavors

The most famous in this Saigon food alley is the Tiều porridge shop. They have meat mushrooms porridge, mixed porridge, squid porridge…with the price from 30.000 to 60.000VND.

Grilled squid

Grilled squid

Bánh tráng nướng - Grilled Girdle-cake

Bánh tráng nướng - Grilled Girdle-cake

The snack shops here is very suitable for gathering friends because of the space of many young people and delicious snacks, so the story becomes more comfortable and lively.

Quick direction around 51 Cao Thang

4. Alley 284, Lê Văn Sỹ, District 3

Students and officers of district 3 can not ignore the alley 284 Le Van Sy, which is famous for dishes from the center of Vietnam. This alley is small but food is good. Each type of food has only one shop provides and has its own taste.

Bún hến - Baby clam noodles

Bún hến - Baby clam noodles

The most attractive shop is a Hue food one at the beginning of this alley. They have everything, from baby clam rice, snakehead noodles, bún mắm nêm (Anchovy paste noodles)… to snacks such as bánh bèo, bánh nậm, bánh bột lọc.

A grill pork noodles shop

A grill pork noodles shop

Shop Ò Ó O – Grilled chicken

Shop Ò Ó O – Grilled chicken

Mì Quảng – Quang noodles

Mì Quảng – Quang noodles

Buon Me smoothies shop

All the shop in this alley are always in a hurry because of the large amount of customers. Come to this alley, you not only can try Saigon food, but also a lot of Centre of Vietnam food.

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