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Ho Chi Minh City Food Culture

Eating is one of the top thing to do when traveling and there is nowhere to immerse yourself in the exquisite flavours of Vietnamese cuisine than right here in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City attracts residents from all over Vietnam, so it’s the best place experience the amazing regional variation in Vietnam cuisine between the north, the centre and the south. 

Ho Chi Minh City is one of Asia’s best kept culinary secrets. The fresh flavours of the local cuisine are a perfect compliment to the warm climate. And the street food is one of the most famous characteristics culture not only in Ho Chi Minh City but also in Vietnam. 

Everywhere you look, no matter what the time of day, there are people eating and preparing food. On the streets, down alleyways, and in every other “hole in the wall”, something food related is occurring.

Walking through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll smell all sorts of wondrous things and you’ll inspired to seek out those great smells and experience some of the real Ho Chi Minh City food scene.

There are many famous food and drinks in Ho Chi Minh City to try as: hu tieu, bun thit nuong, com tam, banh cuon, snail (ốc), ca phe sua da, etc.  

Most tourists coming to Vietnam are amazed at the omni-presence of rice and rice-related dishes. And many main dishes and snacks that is listed above are made from rice: boiled rice in daily meal, rice porridge, steamed rice, glutinous rice cake, and uncountable made-from ricce dishes from every region in Vietnam