Mouth-watering street foods that worth a try in Vietnam's Metropolis

If you visit the Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City on the weekend, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the reasonably priced but mouth-watering nosh stalls below.
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“Banh mi Chao” (Bread with combo pan) – Mac Thi Buoi

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This is in fact a street vendor opening from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. The stall is always packed with customers especially weekends, therefore, you should arrive here before 6 pm. A helping of “Banh mi Chao” includes fried eggs, pate, and sausage. In addition, fried noodles and macaroni are also served at the stand, according to Zing News.

Mixed Cocoa - 42 Ton That Thiep

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This is a familiar nosh stall of numerous foodies in Ho Chi Minh City. A mixed glass contains all kinds of jellies, tapioca pearls, and flan cakes. The cocoa here is not so sugary. The flan cakes own the unique flavor holding tourists’ feet. The price of each mixed cocoa glass is from 25,000-40,000 VND (US$1.08-US$ 1.73)

Strawberry tea - 53 Dong Du

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Located on the pavement, with no signboards, no tables, and chairs, the stall is always crowded with the eaters. Strawberries are soaked in sugar, without added ingredient, so, the tea has a naturally sweet taste. The glass of strawberry tea is also added with slightly sour kumquat juice. The price is from 15,000-20,000 VND (US$ 0.65- US$ 0.87).

Crab soup at Notre Dame Cathedral - 86 Nguyen Du

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Sticking with the food lovers in Saigon for more than 20 years, the store is one of the places selling the most delicious crab soup. The soup is smooth and tasty mingling with greasy eggs will certainly satisfy diners. The stall also offers papaya salad mixed with dried beef. The price is from 20,000-40,000 VND (US$0.87- US$ 1.73).

"Chè bưởi ChouChou" (Chou Chou pomelo sweet soup) - 260 Bui Vien

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With the price of 25,000-30,000 VND (US$1.08- US$ 1.3), this sweet soup stall draws the crowds regardless of the rain or shine. The soft batata sweet soup with tapioca pearls or colorful pomelo sweet soup are the preferred dishes of many customers. Diners coming here said that the sweet soup is not so sugary and has a mildly fragrant.

Mixed “Tré” – Dong Du

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“Tré” is a specialty of Vietnam’s central provinces. A portion of mixed “Tré” includes pigskin, beef rolls, quail eggs, ambarella fruit, garlic, coriander, and kumquat juice. You can enjoy “Tré” with prawn crackers.

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