Noodle Soup – The Favorite Saigon Food

Noodle soup is a mainstream Saigon food which many people love. In Saigon, there is a variety kind of noodle soup varying from the original one with many different names. Each kind has a different taste and some suitable spices such as beef, octopus, chicken and so on.

Also, noodle soup is ranked as an easy-eating food in Saigon, this means that you can eat it in the morning, at lunch or even in the evening, all are great. Whether it is a bowl of noodle soup on the street or in the shop, it also has a distinct bouillon. Nothing is greater than visiting some noodle soup places in Saigon to enjoy your own bowl. Here are some references for all people:

Nguyen Bac noodle soup – a special kind having pig’s tripes

Located in Lane 71, Nguyen Bac street, Ward 13, Tan Binh District, Nguyen Bac noodle soup is an ideal shop for people who want to eat a bowl of noodle soup with a strange taste. The owner processes some essential materials accompanied by pig’s tripes. Therefore, it attracts a lot of people to visit. According to some customers, the taste is quite bitter at the first time but it is appreciated as a delicious food you should try once.  This shop is opened from 9 a.m to 9 p.m and the price fluctuates between 12000 VND and 25000 VND. In general, it is cheaper than the other shops in the center of the city.

A special noodle soup with pig’s tripes

A special noodle soup with pig’s tripes

Noodle soup cart in Ga Crossroads – a simple place to eat noodle soup

This place is in District 12, it locates in a famous crossroads with local people there. It is not a shop but it is a cart on the street. A particular thing in noodle soup is that it is mixed with instant noodles, which not only creates a colorful attraction but also a specific flavor. According to customers, the price is quite cheap, from 10 000 VND to 20 000 VND. Therefore, it is suitable for all people, special students, and employees. Unlike some shops, it is only opened from 5 p.m till midnight thus being appropriate for those who like eating at late-night.

A bowl of noodle soup mixed with instant noodles

A bowl of noodle soup mixed with instant noodles

Octopus noodle soup shop on Phan Xich Long street – a favorite Saigon food

It is an age-old shop in Phu Nhuan District. A full bowl of noodle soup costs 57 000 VND including octopuses, meatballs, quail eggs, spring onion, salads and some spices characterizing for Vietnam cuisine. Each piece of octopus is cut to have moderate size and fried in a suitable way. Like some Saigon favorite foods, the quality of this kind is also dependent on its bouillon. It has a sweet and fragrant taste so it completely pleases customers. Particularly, a cup of pepper and salt for using with the above materials is a great idea to taste this dish.

Octopus noodle soup

Octopus noodle soup

Ho noodle soup – a racy food of Hoa people in Saigon

Listed in Saigon food guide, a lot of Hoa dishes are favored by both domestic customers and foreigners. Although District 5, 6 and 11 is the place where has high population density, there are few sites selling Ho noodle soup. One of the fanciest shops for local people is in Gia Phu street, Go Cong ward, District 6. It is just a small cart with a wide range of tables put along the street and opens from 12 p.m to 6 p.m. Each noodle staple is much bigger than the usual one and a bit tough. A noteworthy thing is pickled mustard greens. Nowhere has this style so it makes the Hoa noodle soup exceptional from the other ones. Pickled mustard greens not only helps reduce the fat from pig’s tripes but also supplies a bit especially sour taste. A bowl of Ho noodles soup costs 20 000 VND.

Ho noodle soup of Hoa people

Ho noodle soup of Hoa people

Noodle soup shop in 601 August Revolution street

Like the other must-eat foods in Saigon, noodle soup is sold in everywhere in Saigon, even a small lane. This shop is in District 10 and it is appreciated as an ideal site for people after school time or working hours. It costs just 15 000 VND for each bowl but has too much noodle and meat. People will be fully saturated after eating there. Especially,  the owner is extremely friendly and polite, which makes almost customers pleased. It is opened from 3 p.m to 10 p.m thus becoming a good place for people having the demand in this time.

A bowl of noodle soup with a lot of meat

A bowl of noodle soup with a lot of meat