15.09.2022, 14:13

Favorite breakfast dishes in Saigon

Pho, broken rice, sticky rice, beef vermicelli, and noodle soup… are breakfast dishes in Saigon that are loved by many diners.




Broken rice : This is one of the familiar breakfast dishes of Saigon people. The broken grain is spongy and fragrant, followed by the trio of ribs, skin, and spring rolls. In which, ribs are marinated from many kinds of spices, grilled on a charcoal stove; The skin is made from thinly sliced ​​pork skin, mixed with hearing… Eat broken rice with onion, cucumber, tomato and sour food made from carrots and radishes. The dish is more attractive thanks to the salty, sweet and spicy fish sauce.

Suggested address: 74 Nguyen Van Cu (District 1); 84 Dang Van Ngu (Phu Nhuan); 179 Tran Binh Trong (District 5); 38 Cach Mang Thang Tam (District 3)…

Noodle soup : The shops selling this dish are everywhere in Saigon, but there are not many delicious dishes. A full bowl of noodle soup with char siu meat, shrimp, and bones. Homemade noodles are tough, golden, combined with chewy noodles, seasoned broth to taste, add fried onions with fragrant fat.

Suggested address: 62 Truong Dinh (District 1); 43 Hoang Dieu (District 4); 369 Vinh Vien (District 10)…

Banh mi shumai : From the basic ingredient of minced pork, many chefs have researched to make shumai balls that are not too soft or dry. The broth can be replaced with fresh coconut water, with grainy pork skin and quail eggs. When using the dish, the shumai will be scooped out into a cup with the broth. You can tear the hot crispy loaf with shumai sauce, then eat it directly with a few slices of cucumber, cilantro, and chili with a spoon. The shumai tablet impresses with its soft, fluffy texture and sweet broth served with crispy hot bread.

Suggested address: The shop is located at 1/17 Hoang Dieu (District 4) or on the corner of Hoang Dieu and Nguyen Tat Thanh.

Bun Bo : Although not from Saigon, Hue beef noodle soup is still a favorite breakfast dish of many diners. The dish is memorable thanks to the pungent taste of chili, the characteristic aroma of Hue fish sauce, the rich broth of beef bones stewed with lemongrass. A full bowl of vermicelli with a few slices of beef, Hue rolls, pork rolls, green onions… served with water spinach, bananas, bean sprouts…

Suggested address: 6C Tu Xuong (District 3); 26 Hoang Hoa Tham (Binh Thanh); 31 Mac Dinh Chi (District 1)…

Pho : This dish has long become familiar and popular, loved by many people. You can order a bowl of pho that is rare, ribbed, encrusted, bucketed or added with spring rolls, beef balls… as you like. The noodles are tough, the broth is rich in flavor, served with cilantro (scent of China), basil, basil, scallions… and some other herbs (depending on the preference that you add to the bowl). In addition, to make the flavor more intense, you can add a little chili sauce, black sauce, lemon, chili slices.

Suggested address: 260A Pasteur (District 3); 110 Le Thi Hong Gam (District 1); 339 Le Van Sy (Tan Binh district); 415 Nguyen Trai (District 5)…

Vermicelli: A bowl of sprouted vermicelli to start a new day is a familiar choice for many people. The dish is a combination of fresh vermicelli fibers and young ribs eaten with delicious spring rolls, and indispensable natural, sweet meatballs made from raw ham, minced cat mushrooms and spices. Follow the recipe and steam it up. The bowl of vermicelli grows hot and fragrant, served with a plate of raw vegetables, with a little spicy chili … stimulating the taste.

Suggested address: 14 Truong Dinh (District 1); 459 Vo Van Tan (District 3); 772 Tran Hung Dao (District 5); 202/71 Pham Van Hai (Tan Binh district)…

Fish noodle soup : Simple ingredients, but the taste of fish noodle is unique. Not only fish and broth, the bowl of vermicelli is also eye-catching thanks to the addition of shrimp on the surface. Vegetables with price, chopped bananas, laksa leaves; Sweet, rich broth, cooked from the head and bones of fish, fish meat marinated in spices to taste.

Suggested address: 251/5 Nguyen Thien Thuat (District 3); 220 Pham Huu Lau (District 7); 860/60S/61 Xo Viet Nghe Tinh (Binh Thanh district)…

Sticky rice : The breakfast sticky rice dishes in Saigon vary widely. Depending on your preference, you can have breakfast with sweet sticky rice such as corn, peanuts, and sticky rice… But salty sticky rice will have cotton balls, chicken thighs, sausages… fried, sausages, cotton balls… for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

Suggested address: 111 Bui Thi Xuan (District 1); The shop is at the corner of Cong Quynh – Bui Thi Xuan (District 1)…

photo: Ha Lam