Discovering the Locals’ Favourite Street Food in Saigon, Vietnam

GUEST POST: Alex is an editor at Inspitrip, a platform connecting travellers to locals in South East Asia. You’ll be hearing more about Alex and Inspitrip soon when he guides us on a street food tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

Having been born in Saigon, Vietnam, I definitely have a love affair for food – especially Vietnamese street food. Although many fast food chains have started settling in to Vietnam’s larger cities, the best place to eat local dishes are still at the small stalls which line the streets. Many of these are not only cheap but also have existed there for half a century. Here is a list of my favourite local food shops in Saigon!

1. Cơm tấm (Broken Rice) – Tran Quy Cap

I truly believe Cơm tấm is the most underrated meal among Vietnamese dishes. If you have not heard of it, the dish is a traditional one from the South of Vietnam. It is a rice dish served with grilled pork, pork meatloaf and shredded pork skin. The rice that is used get its…

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