Cheap & Great Street food In Ben Thanh Market
Located in District 1, Ben Thanh market is the most famous market in Ho Chi Minh city. And this market is one of the best dining in Saigon, you can easily find many kinds of cheap and great street food here. Let’s go on a Ben Thanh food tour!
1) Ben Thanh street food market: Banh Beo Hue (Hue Bloating Fern-shaped Cake)
Bloating Fern-shaped Cake is a traditional rice cake originated from Hue province. There are many kinds of ingredients that you can find in this yummy Ben Thanh street food such as: shrimp, scallion, crispy fried, pickled,… especially sweet and sour fish sauce over the rice cake.
This cuisine attracts thousands of fans because of the reasonable price with the mouth-watering taste.
You can choose to eat a plate with one or more than one kind of cake like rice dumpling, fern-shaped rice cake or sticky rice with the same price.
In spite of the small store, the store always crowded. Because the seller is from Hue so visitors can try the original taste with low price.
Address: near the North Gate of Ben Thanh market
Price: from VND 20,000 to VND 25,000
2) Ben Thanh street food market: Bun Rieu Ganh (Crab paste vermicelli soup)
Bun Rieu Ganh is one of famous food destinations in Ben Thanh market. A street food store has over 30 years attracting a great number of Vietnamese people and foreigners.
The dish is cooked in southern way which is sweeter compared to style of other areas in Vietnam. A bowl filled with pig blood curd, fried tofu and crab paste, tomato and vermicelli. Because of the special of cuisine, the price of Bun Rieu Ganh here is quite expensive.
Although now the seller has rented a house to serve customers but the style of store: “Ganh” – hawker has still retained as a special feature.
Address: near the East Gate of Ben Thanh market.
Price: VND 50,000 / bowl
3) Ben Thanh street food market: Snails, seafood
After 7 pm, the Ben Thanh night market is opened with the appearance of barbecue stalls all over the street, fresh seafood, snails, beer,…. What’s more wonderful than cheering with your friends and watching the city at night.
4) Ben Thanh street food market: Summer Rolls
Summer rolls is a famous cuisine in Vietnam. There are a lot of ingredients like pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, vermicelli,… All of them create the wonderful favor that you must try in your Vietnam trip.
The most special of summer rolls is sauce that you can find only in Vietnam. The most yummy sauce is the hoisin sauce with some peanuts and pickled carrot and beet.
Ben Thanh street food market is an ideal place to try this kind of food.
It is a bit of difficult for tourists to choose the place enjoying this food because summer roll is a popular dish so that there are many places selling it in Ben Thanh market. It usually is sold with other dishes like Pho, egg rolls or BBQ.
Price: VND 10,000 / roll
5) Ben Thanh street food market: Bun Suong
Whenever mentioning about Ben Thanh street food market, it is impossible not to mention the vermicelli: Bun suong Co Mai which has survived three generations and served many favorite food lovers.
The main ingredients of vermicelli are shrimp, pork and Vietnamese ham. The food here is very fresh, rich in flavor.
Price: VND 65,000
6) Ben Thanh street food market: Bot Chien (Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake)
Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake is usually eaten on a plate, topped with papaya and scallion. The rice cake is really crunchy after being fried with egg. This food is enjoyed with soy sauce, you have 2 ways to eat. Dipping the pieces into the sauce or pouring the sauce onto ones.
Place: opposite the East Gate of Ben Thanh market
Price: VND 25,000 / plate
7) Ben Thanh street food market: Banh Canh Tom Cua (Crab and Shrimp Tapioca Noodle Soup)
Crab and Shrimp Tapioca Noodle Soup is a bowl of crab soup with a rich and fresh flavor in Saigon Saigon. Unusually, the more you eat late, the sweeter the broth is, so you should eat after 4 o’clock.
The bowl is full of fragrant fish ball, patties, straw mushrooms, the crab meat,…
Sitting in a chair with a bowl of soup is a special of Vietnam street food in general and Ben Thanh street food in particular.
Place: Kiosk 1301, Ben Thanh market
Price: VND 50,000
8) Ben Thanh street food market: Che (Sweet Soup)
Moving on to dessret, you can find a lot of place to eat sweet soup in Ben Thanh market but Be Che is the best one. This store was established in 1968. It is famous for the various soups that come from around Vietnam. Such as rice ball sweet soup, tofu, black beans soup,…
The space is a bit of small but it is usually crowded. So people prefer take away to eat in store. Don’t worry if you are concerned about waiting too long to buy, there are 2 to 3 people serve customers.
Place: Kiosk 1130 – 1154, Ben Thanh market
Price: VND 20,000 to VND 35,000
9) Ben Thanh street food market: Fresh fruit
You will see various kinds of fruit especially tropical fruits on display in Ben Thanh market, some of them you maybe have never seen before such as mangosteen, milk fruit or durian with the cheap price.
10) Ben Thanh street food market: Xoi Bay Mau (Seven-colored sticky rice)
The sticky rice is located in front of Ben Thanh market, which is very eye-catching with all kinds of color sticky rice and the smell makes you attracted when “straying” here.
There are all kinds of sticky rice for you to choose: black bean sticky rice, sticky rice made from baby jackfruit,… The price depends on the small box or the big one. Sticky rice eats with sugar, sesame, salt and fatty coconut milk.
Price: VND 20,000 to VND 30,00
Ben Thanh street food is very diversified and you can find all kinds of Vietnamese food here. Let’s come to this market and enjoy all of them!
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