Top 10 must-try dishes on Saigon's Ho Thi Ky street

Ho Thi Ky street is one of the most famous food streets recommended to visitors in Saigon. This is the favorite destination of young people not only because of the flavorful tastes but also the diversity of the foods.
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The street is named the Cambodian street in District 10. Photo: VNE

It is often called the Cambodian market as most of the dishes here originate from Cambodia. Let's take a look at the 10 best dishes here!

1. Bot chien (Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake)

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Banh bot chien is no longer too strange to Vietnamese young people, but you may not know how delicious banh bot chien could be in Ho Thi Ky street. Bot chien Phung is the most famous restaurant here not only for its full serving plates with delicious eggs but also the tasty dipping soy sauce. In addition, here you can also enjoy Cambodian fried pancakes with fried eggs The average price of a dish of fried pancakes here is 20,000 VND.

Address: 87/23 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Price: from 16,000 VND to 20,000 VND

Opening hours: 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm

2. Balut and quail eggs stir-fried with tamarind

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Balut and quail eggs stir-fried with tamarind on Ho Thi Ky street is quite delicious and very popular with gourmets because it is always served fresh and hot with the sweet and sour tamarind sauce. Besides, visitors can also try baluts or quail eggs stir-fried with satay, garlic, butter. The average price for each serving including 10 quail eggs is 20,000 VND, you can order as much as you want.

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Address: 57/23 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Price: from 20,000 VND to 40,000 VND

Opening hours: 1.00 pm to 11.00 pm

3. Chè Campuchia (Cambodian sweet soup)

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This market is like a miniature Cambodian market with a full range of special and traditional Cambodian dishes on sale especially the Cambodian sweet soup. The most famous place to sell this kind of food is Mrs. Huoi's at alley 57. Here, you can pick up from various options such as sweet gruel with sticky rice, Cambodian sweet gruel, banana sweet gruel or even grilled banana. The Cambodian sweet soup here has a special and different taste, attracting a lot of customers.

Address: 57 / 21A Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Price: from 10,000 VND to 30,000 VND

Opening hours: 2.30 pm to 9.00 pm

4. Hu tieu oc (Snail noodle soup)

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Have you ever heard of snail noodle soup? If not, come visit the restaurant of Uncle Tan on this street. The broth here is stewed from bones and snails, creating a very sweet and delicious taste. In addition, you can try the beef offal with steamed snails and steamed dumplings. The shop is almost always busy, but don’t worry, because of the professional and quick service, you won’t have to wait for too long.

Address: 57/21 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Price: from 19,000 VND to 30,000 VND

Opening hours: 14:00 - 21:00

5. Banh trang tron (Mixed shredded rice paper)

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The Long An mixed rice paper cake is probably too familiar to Saigon youth and on this bustling food street, you can easily find vendor carts selling banh trang tron, in which Nhat Quynh’s cart is the most famous. Although located in a quite small alley, it is always crowded with customers. There are many types of rice paper such as special rice paper with scallion oil and cheese shake rice paper ... the price is quite cheap as compared to other places, but the quality is different.

Address: 78/10 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Phone: 0942 420 143

Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/banhtrangnhatquynh

Price: from 10,000 VND to 15,000 VND

Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00

6. Bun Campuchia (Cambodia vermicelli soup)

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Cambodian noodle soup is also known by the familiar name “bun num bo choc”, which tastes quite similar to the Vietnamese Chau Doc fish noodle. The difference is that this beef noodle is added with turmeric, making the bowl of vermicelli a fancy yellow color. The highlight of this soup is the broth cooked from fresh snakehead fish and a Cambodian beef sauce. The dish is usually served with fresh herbs such as water lilies and lettuce.

Address: 57/27 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Phone: 0283 8357 049

Price: 40,000 VND to 66,000 VND

Opening hours: 6.00 am to 9.00 am

7. Lẩu bò (Beef hotpot)

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If you visit this street, make sure you try the famous beef hotpot here. Ms. Thao’s restaurant is always busy from afternoon until late at night, so to avoid the rush hours, you should come at around 3 to 4 pm.

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Address: 84/10 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Phone: 0968 207 045

Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lot-Bò-Cô-Thao/122626747829279

Price: 100,000 VND to 250,000 VND

Opening hours: 10.00 am to mignight

8. Sup cua oc heo (Crabmeat soup with pork brain)

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The crab soup here is quite famous because of the mouthwatering taste. The price of a bowl of soup is about 30,000 VND. A bowl is fully served with pork brain and a century egg. If you have tried once and you will definitely want to come back again.

Address: 68/4 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Price: from 10,000 VND to 30,000 VND

Opening hours: 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

9. Tra dao dam (Peach tea)

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The only drink on the list is peach tea with delicious slices of peaches. The price of a cup of peach tea here is quite cheap and very affordable for students. A cool cup of peach tea would be a wonderful dessert after eating trying all the dishes here.

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Address: 57/21 Ho Thi Ky, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Phone: 0903 683 677

Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/Trà-Đào-Dầm-Chú-Tũn-Chief-Goc-292814891373660/

Price: 10,000 VND to 15,000 VND

Opening hours: 1.00pm to 11.00 pm

10. Nem nuong (Grilled sausage)

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Nem nuong is a delicious dish that is loved by its natural fragrance and sweetness. Mrs. Quyen’s is the most popular cart for nem nuong. Nem nuong is marinated with spices which absorbed evenly in skewers of meat, served with herbs, sour fruits and sweet and sour sauce, creating an unforgettable taste. This is the place you cannot miss if you want to try nem nuong.

Details:

Address: 57/17 Ho Thi Ky, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

Price: 10,000 VND to 15,000 VND

Opening hours: 2.00 pm to 9.00 pm

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