Foods in Saigon
People often say “Saigon has everything” because it is a famous city where people from other provinces of Vietnam come to live. Therefore, you can easily try all kinds of foods from any areas of Vietnam in Saigon. Pho is the famous one that you can find everywhere. There is a Pho 24h restaurant on 14 Phan Boi Chau street (the western gate of Ben Thanh market - near Asian Ruby Park View Hotel Ho Chi Minh where you can find restaurants serve high quality Pho for you with reasonable price. For trying foods from Central area of Vietnam, you can go to Mon Hue restaurant which is located at 134 Le Thanh Ton street (you will see an alley then go into until the end of alley). In addition, Ben Thanh night market is a good place for you to discover Vietnamese traditional food, such as: pho, wrapped paper rice with spoiled meat as well as western dishes. The busy atmosphere there will make you feel something special and exciting about Ho Chi Minh city at night.
One valuable thing that you shouldn’t miss is to try Vietnamese coffee. There is nothing more graceful than drinking a cup of coffee in the morning and watching people moving on streets. It takes only 1 dollar that you can have a pure and fresh coffee in the take away coffee shops. A tip for you is that you should choose the small shop which display coffee beans or “Take away coffee” banner because they will sell pure coffee with very cheap price.