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How much is street food in Vietnam | 5 must-try street foods in Vietnam

Let’s check Vietnamese street food list here because most of street food vendor can’t understand English. Also, how much is street food in Vietnam?

Is Vietnamese food delicious? How much is street food in Vietnam

It sounds a bit crazy to say that street food in Vietnam is more delicious compared to restaurant’s one. Why? Most of stalls cook only one dish and they try to make it becomes delicious and attractive to get customers.

Street food is interesting and delicious but you also need to choose relatively famous stalls to have good meals. Hence, let’s us show you some of them later.

Besides, one of the most concerns of travelers is how much is street food in Vietnam? (updated  2019 )

The price of food is from 0.5$ (around 12.000 VND) to 1.5$ (35.000 VND).

5 must try street foods in Vietnam. Where to eat?

Banh mi known as King of street foods, liver pate of Vietnamese banh mi is different from French pate and otthers. Especially, banh mi’s taste is varied by each stall. A common version one is stuffed by pate, cucumber, grilled pork and lean pork paste. More interesting, there are many type of banh mi with different stuffings inside.

banh mi Vietnam- where to eat
banh mi Vietnam- where to eat

Ho Chi Minh: Nguyen Trai banh mi with grilled pork (37 Nguyen Trai, dist.1, 18.000 VND )
banh mi Huynh Hoa (26 Le Thi Rieng, Ben Thanh ward, dist.1, 37.000 VND)
Hanoi: Banh mi Pho Co (38 Đinh Liet, Hoan Kiem ward, Hoan Kiem dist, 20.000-50.000 VND)
Banh mi Nguyen Sinh (17 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem dist, 15.000-30.000 VND)

Banh bao (wrapping cake): is the 2nd popular breakfast behind banh mi. Not only that, Vietnamese can choose to eat banh mi, banh bao for dinner also. This cuisine is stemmed from China – Cantonese dim sum. However, Vietnamese has created and chose ingredients which is different from dim sum to make it becomes 100% Vietnamese cuisine. Inside is a ball shape contains pork, quail egg, onion and mushroom.
If you go to Ha Noi, we advise you to go: “Vua banh bao”. (18.00-23 PM, 15.000 VND » less than 1 USD). In the past, “Quan Thanh” was famous among Hanoi citizens. However, there are many not good feedbacks recently. “Vua banh bao” stall has many kinds of banh bao, not only traditional one but also chicken and mushroom one as well as smoke pork and many other types of banh bao. Besides, “banh bao gia tryen Hang Nga” is also a must-check in address.

banh bao Vietnam- where to eat
banh bao Vietnam- where to eat

Address: 83 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi (Vua banh bao).
59 Luong Ngoc Quyen, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi (banh bao gia truyen Hang Nga)
Ho Chi Minh: banh bao in Ho Chi Minh is a bit different from banh bao in Hanoi, it is affected by Chinese people who live in here for a long time. One of the most famous stall is “Banh bao Tho Phat”

Address: 78 Nguyen Tri Phuong, ward 7, dist 5.

Banh cuon (stuffed pancake) : it is valuable to try at least for 1 time as your breakfast when you are in Vietnam. Banh cuon looks so simple but it requires a certain skill to make it. That is why Vietnamese normally can’t do it at home. Interestingly, banh cuon’s filling is varied by local areas. However, the standard serving of banh cuon contains 4 layers: herbs, rice cover, sophisticated filling together with Vietnamese lean pork paste. Also, tasty sauce is indispensable part of this meal.

banh cuon Vietnam- where to eat

Address: “Banh cuon Ba Hanh” 26B Tho Xuong, Phu Doan, Hoan Kiem dist, Ha Noi
Price: 25.000-40.000 VND (from 1-2 dollars).

              “Banh cuon Nho” restaurant- 353 Le Van Sy, Ward 13, dist 3, Ho Chi Minh
Price: 10.000-42.000 VND.

Com tam (broken rice): is a symbol of street food in Ho Chi Minh. A plate of Com tam is covered by a plethora of ingredients such as marinated grilled pork chops, shredded pork skin, fried egg…etc.
Why to need to try Com tam one time? Because broken rice cannot be exported. Also, every Vietnamese takes “com tam” as delicious meal in the morning, afternoon or even for dinner. It is special because they use many seasonings to marine pork chops that you could not find such taste in other Asian’s countries meal.

com tam (broken rice)- where to eat

Address: Com Tam Tu Map, 818 Su Van Hanh, ward 12, dist 10, Ho Chi Minh
89-91 Dong Den, ward 12, Tan Binh dist, Ho Chi Minh
Price: 25.000-40.000 VND.
Com Tam Kieu Giang, 193E Tran Quang Khai, dist 1, Ho Chi Minh
Price: 50.000-60.000 VND

Xoi (sticky rice) almost travelers world-wide know only savory version with chicken or pork. However, sticky rice with sweet versions is much more special which you can’t find in other wet-rice countries.

For example: xoi xeo (sticky rice with stewed mung bean and fried onion toppings)
xoi gac (sticky rice in red color from Gac fruit)
xoi la cam (magenta sticky rice – sticky rice in purple color)

Last but not least, if you enjoy xoi (sticky rice) in an air-conidtioner room it becomes not xoi any more. Further, xoi is originally street food it does mean that you do not need to eat xoi in a restaurant. As result, a stall or vendor on the street must be better choice.

Hanoi: Xôi chả cua bà Thảo ( 41 Duong Thanh, Hoan Kiem dist, 30.000 VND)
Xôi Yen (35B Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem dist, 45.000 VND)
Xôi Cát Lâm ( 24B Duong Thanh, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem dist, 35.000 VND)

Ho Chi Minh: Xôi mít Sì Gòn (187 Co Giang, Co Giang ward, dist 1, 20.000-40.000A VND)
Xoi cade (451 Tran Phu, ward 7, dist 5)

Ho Chi Minh sticky rice style
Ho Chi Minh sticky rice style