Indian media suggests best street food to eat in Ho Chi Minh City

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City is a street food lover's paradise, India's leading travel magazine Outlook Traveler recently shared while introducing a range of attractive dishes tourists should not miss out on during their trip to the southern city.

From fragrant bánh mì sandwiches to steaming bowls of pho, Ho Chi Minh City's street food scene offers a diverse and tantalising array of flavours. Whether wandering through local markets or exploring hidden alleyways, travelers will inevitably stumble upon mouthwatering delicacies such as bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancakes) and hủ tiếu (noodle soup).

With each bite, tourists will be transported into a world full of vibrant spices and bold combinations that showcase the rich culinary heritage of the southern metropolis.

Bánh bèo is part of the cuisine from central Vietnam which comes highly recommended. The cakes are small round discs made of rice flour formed to look like lily flower pads found in the estates surrounding the old imperial city of Hue.

Bánh đa xúc hến is a satisfying snack which is also named on the list. A large rice paper crisp with hints of sesame and coconut appears on the plate. Although it may look bare, when food lovers lift the rice cracker and peek underneath they can find a pile of tiny clams fried in lemongrass, rau răm (Vietnamese coriander), chili, onion, and garlic.  

Bánh Canh Cua is also mentioned as Vietnam's version of udon, a thicker noodle made with either tapioca flour, rice flour, or a combination. Thickened with tapioca flour, it's a satisfying meal for those who like their food consistency to be adventurous and a delicious bowl with chilies, green onions, and fresh lime on top, the article shared.

Besides Outlook Traveller wrote about other delicious street food, including Bánh Cuốn, steamed rice crepes filled with wood ear mushrooms and ground pork, Bột Chiên, and rice flour cakes. This is along with Bún Bò Huế which is made with lemongrass and chili, with its broth being both citrusy and strong, laden with thick cuts of meat.

The other dishes to feature on the list are Bún Mắm, a delightful Vietnamese delicacy which combines the flavours of fermented fish broth, rice vermicelli noodles, tender pork, and shrimp, with an array of fresh herbs and vegetables.

Bún Mọc is the final food to appear on the list. The soup's fun lies in its accoutrements—slices of cha lua (a pork meatloaf coated in a cinnamon outer layer), slices of thin pork meat, and meatballs made of pork. The soup is then topped with fried shallots and fresh cilantro.

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