Tan Dinh Market was built in 1926, where guests can enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine such as Chinese noodles, tapioca noodles, pork rib porridge or specialties throughout the region in Vietnam. If you have a chance to go to Saigon and wonder what to eat when traveling in Vietnam – This article is for you.

Hu Tieu Go (Noodles)

Hu Tieu Go

Hu Tieu Go (Noodles) (Source: Internet)

Most Chinese restaurants have their own recipe for noodles, so when you eat, you will feel a lot of different flavors. The vendors inform their presence by tapping two sticks together. The smell is fragrant; the noodles are soft but still retain the toughness. The “mobile shop” is on the side of the market on Nguyen Huu Cau Street. Guests will find this address easily by the typical noodle “car” of the Chinese people. In addition to noodles, there are uncountable street foods in Vietnam such as wonton, dry noodles, and pork noodles … with the average price of 25,000 VND per bowl.

Tapioca Noodles with beef

The thing that you cannot miss this pavement restaurant on your Vietnam culinary tour is the big piece of pork bone, which is crispy and fragrant. The broth is not made from artificial flavors but by brewing marinated bones. By the side of the road, this mobile shop is frequented by the office workers in the afternoon. The restaurant is at the end of Nguyen Van Nguyen Street, open from 3 pm to about 7 pm every day. Price for a bowl of soup is from 25,000 VND.



Wonton (Source: Internet)

This Chinese dish can be either fried or transformed into soup and eaten with noodles. The stall that serves wonton is also famous for the soft drink bar and dumpling. You can add slices of pork and crispy shrimp cake to boost the taste. You can add some lime juice or chili to add flavor or to try a whole different version. The average price for a serving is 30,000 VND.

Bun Thit Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodle)

Bun Thit Nuong

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodle (Source: Internet)

This kind of noodle is in the top of Vietnamese Cuisines list that you must give it a try! The biggest selling point of the restaurant is the meat and spring rolls that are cooked to soft. In addition, the fish sauce in the restaurant has just enough sour taste, slightly paste. If you like to eat more onions or peanuts, you can tell the proprietor in advance. Price for a bowl is from 25,000 VND.

Pork rib porridge

Pork rib porridge

Pork rib porridge (Source: Internet)

Near the market, there are dozens of porridge carts, but the best one is right opposite the market. This is usually crowded at night to late night. The followings are the reasons: It’s simple and easy to eat. Moreover, people are swept off their feet by the attractive colors, warmth and the taste of the ribs. The porridge is always smoking hot with a little pepper sprinkled on top. You cannot resist the seductive and charming smell of this pork rib porridge. It is a perfect warming dish on the rainy days in Saigon. Prices range from 15,000 to 25,000, depending on the request.

Hue dishes

Hue dishes

Hue dishes (Source: Internet)

Located on Nguyen Huu Cau Street, on the side of Tan Dinh Market is a row of restaurants selling Hue dishes. Coming here in the morning or afternoon, you can always find Hue’s culinary delicacies that can satisfy even picky eaters. Some highlights are Nam Pho tapioca noodles, bloating Fern-shaped cake, rice dumpling cake, and beef vermicelli.

Fried Noodles

Fried noodles

Fried Noodles (Source: Internet)

Located at the back of Tan Dinh Market, the restaurant is for the devotees who are night street food connoisseur. It usually opens until 2 or 3 a.m. The main dish is fried crunchy and crispy yellow noodles, served with seafood and vegetables. Over and above, you can also have a good meal with fried rice noodles or stir-fried Pho.

Western dishes

For those who like Western cuisine, Kieu's steak bar with authentic South Vietnamese dishes is worth a try: steamed cassava with coconut, bitter herbs and fish porridge, broken rice, sweet cakes, banana bread steamed rice, turnip cake, shrimp soup … The food here is very hygienic and delicious.

This restaurant is at 459B Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 8, District 3, HCMC. The restaurant is open from 6 am to 7 pm every day. The food here is priced from 30,000 VND.

The above dishes are highly recommended Vietnamese Cuisine by streetfoodofsaigon. We hope you will find it useful for your interesting adventure!

[Nguyên Duy]