After dropping in to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam this past Friday, I started to collect some recommendations of places to eat while I’m here. One of the main reasons is to check out the food itself, from the food stalls and markets, to a variety of restaurants that could serve me up some great Vietnamese food that I can’t necessarily find back home in Vancouver.
At this point, I feel like I’ve just started to really get into what there is to offer in this city, and almost want to stay longer than a week so that I have the chance to taste it all! Here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve had in a new video.
Again, I’m still playing with video and editing all from my iPhone, and I apologize for the shakiness, as even though I purchased a couple different small tripods for my travels, I didn’t have them on me yesterday. Also, based on the fact that almost every single person I’ve talked to here – locals and foreigners alike – told me to never have my phone out if at all possible, I didn’t want to risk not having my hands firmly on my phone at all times while out in public.
In the meantime, if you want to see what I’m up to on a daily basis while traveling around in the city, including food photos and random silliness, join me over on instagram.
Do you want to know what my favourite pho restaurants are so far in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)?
I will take you through so that you can see some of my favourite bowls of soup I’ve had while I’ve been here.
The staff at my hotel recommended this first pho restaurant to me. The broth was flavourful, they had their own house made chili oil, which was fantastic, and of course there was a pile of vegetables to choose from (Pho Hung, 241-3 Nguyễn Trãi, Nguyễn, District 1, +84 8 3838 5089.) And it’s open late night until 3 am!
This next local pho place also had a great broth, and the meatballs were delicious! While not known for it’s atmosphere, it’s great to sit near the front and people watch over a meal. (Pho Le, 303-305 Vo Van Tan St., District 3). Thanks for the tip, Jodi (of Legal Nomads)!
Those have been some of my favourite bowls of pho that I’ve had in Saigon
I’ve got a few more days here, so please do let me know in the comments if you have any other favourite pho places I should try out while I’m in Ho Chi Minh City.