Finding Best Banh Mi in Saigon3 min read


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Bread is one of the special foods of western culture, each country has their recipe and style to make types of bread. It can be served at many occasions, during meals, commonly eaten with the hands, either by itself or as a carrier for other foods. In Vietnam, bread means “Banh mi” (Vietnamese sandwich”)- was introduced by the French during its colonial period. Nowadays, it is a kind of famous breakfast both in Vietam and over the world.


Unlike the traditional French baguette, the Vietnamese baguette is made with rice flour along with wheat flour. Typical fillings include steamed, pan-roasted or oven-roasted seasoned pork belly, Vietnamese sausage, grilled pork, grilled pork patties, spreadable pork liver pâté, pork floss, grilled chicken, chicken floss, canned sardines in tomato sauce, soft pork meatballs in tomato sauce, head cheese, fried eggs, mock duck, and tofu. Accompanying vegetables typically include fresh cucumber slices, cilantro and pickled carrots and daikon in shredded form. Common condiments include spicy chili sauce, sliced chilis, mayonnaise and cheese.

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“Banh mi” appears anywhere on streets in Vietnam, from luxury stores…
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… to food stalls of local people.

In Vietnam, you can easily see any “banh mi” stall on the streets and even in restaurants. Are you finding best “Banh mi” in Saigon? We will recommend four of favorite places which can satisfy your yearnings: delicious, quick, easy to-go.

1.My Banh mi (57 Nguyen Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City)

It has a thin crust outside and soft inside, make it very very easy to eat. The different type of sauces are amazing. Great food, great service at a good price that you would definitely go back again and recommend this to friends.






2.Banh Mi Huynh Hoa (26 Le Thi Rieng, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City)

This place is very famous at backpacker’s area. The meats were all cold cuts, and there is no options to customise. The queue here was full of locals who were picking up 10+ to take away which says it all. If you are bothered about trying the authentic banh mi then check this place out.




3.Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai (37 Nguyen Trai, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Located with a small stall but it’s very famous and attractive. This Banh Mi offered a unique flavour as the meat was barbecued over a small charcoal stove and it was definitely worth the queue, despite the rain.
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“Banh mi 37 on Nguyen Trai street” is famous with slices of barbecued meat over a small charcoal stove.


4.Banh Mi Hong Hoa (62 Nguyen Van Trang, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City)
It is the cheapest and good stall in District 1: 17000 VND only for one. Pork and baguette was crispy and portion is so generous. The flavour is yummy with bunch of meat layers and Vietnamese pickles.
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Listed here are just four of the famous banh mi stalls in Saigon that you can start with, but really, the biggest advice I can give you is to walk around and explore Saigon.

Do you have any other recommendations for where to eat banh mi?


(Source: Internet, Tripadvisor)
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