Ho Chi Minh City may not have been my favorite place to walk the streets, enjoy a peaceful bike ride, or see amazing temples, but god damn the food in Ho Chi Minh City was good. You can check out some images of the meals I had in the slideshow below.
The Variety of Food in Ho Chi Minh City
Due to the fact that Ho Chi Minh City is a melting pot of different groups from all over Vietnam, the city has all of the best types of food from around the country. I never had better Com Tam anywhere else in Vietnam. Be careful eating the frog legs, though! They are really good, but they are full of small bones, which makes eating them pretty difficult. I also had the best Mi Quang of the my trip in Ho Chi Minh City. I only tried it in a few other cities, including Hoi An and Da Nang, but it was 100% the tastiest in Saigon.
Food Tour: Saigon Street Eats
I signed up for a food tour with Saigon Street Eats, which ended up being one of the best things I did in Saigon. It was around $40, and we went to five different restaurants to eat and drink as much as we wanted at each stop. The five restaurants I went to focused on Banh Xeo, Banh Mi, Com Tam, seafood, and Vietnamese desserts.
The whole tour took place in the 5th district of the city. A motorbike taxi from the tour company will pick you up and take you to the first restaurant, where you will meet the guide and the rest of your group. Our tour guide’s name was Binh. He was fantastic. If you can somehow sign up and request him, I would highly recommend him.
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