I have come to develop a deep love for Vietnamese food and a certain affection for their culture. Vietnam is always a city that I want to visit and why not begin this journey in Ho Chi Minh.
To be honest, I was really looking forward to having an authentic great bowl of pho, but not until the 3rd place we went to at Quynh and we finally felt satisfied. Here in the US, we are blessed to have some really good yummy pho that spoils us.
Another place that I wanted to visit was Lunch Lady, however, since they don’t have a wide variety and it’s a bit far from
And we killed it! Everything made fresh and it was definitely the best meal we had in HCM and that didn’t break the bank at all. Anthony Bourdain made this place famous and I’m glad it’s upheld it’s reputation.
Lots of people said you should go visit the Coffee Apartment. While it seems to be a tourist attraction, I would pass and instead, you should check out the Cong Caphe (Café) for the refreshing coconut milk coffee slush – its much unique and quench the thirst.
If you are looking for great breakfast choice and nothing too heavy, we headed over to Banh Cuon Hai Nam for Banh Cuon and that was an awesome choice. This is essentially rice flour roll filled with tasty pork and wood ear
Lots of people said you should also hit up Banh Mi Huynh Hoa. This place is literally recommended by all foodie bloggers, I like how generous they are with their fillings, but I can live without it.
Another must try is the Banh Canh Cua, it’s this thick umami-rich Vietnamese crab noodle soup. This crab noodle soup is very popular in Vietnam. The noodles are hand made with tapioca starch – they look a lot like udon.
Prepare to gain a few pounds from your trip to HCM! But all so worth it.
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