Famous Late-Night Snacks In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CuChiTunnels.vn - Ho Chi Minh City has always been famous for its bustling nightlife, and I’m sure that you will want to experience some of it as well. If you get hungry while exploring the city, here is a list of significant and delicious late-night snacks that will fill your stomach.

Wet cake – a specialty of Saigon

The wet cakes are often coated into thin and soft layers which are always hot. The seller will cut the layers into thin slices so customers can eat easily. The cake is often eaten with spicy and sweet soy sauce. Usually, a plate of the wet cake consists of the wet cake itself, spring rolls, herbs, spring onion, onion fat and a little dried shrimp.

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A dish of wet cake, Ho Chi Minh City

Depending on the requirements of the customers, the seller will add more diverse ingredients. This delicious food of Saigon at night is quite ideal for night-eaters because it is very light, not causing your stomach to be full. The price is also affordable so anyone can enjoy it.

You can try the wet cake at address number 240 Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, Ward 3, District 3, or at Phu Kiet Wet Cake, located at number 513, Lac Long Quan, Ward 5, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Balut, Ho Chi Minh City

Balut is the dish that made from duck eggs when the embryo has developed into shape. This is one of the most famous and significant dishes in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City and is considered a nutritious dish.

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Grilled balut with chilies

The eggs are sold at street vendors or small stalls across the streets. The balut in Vietnam are usually between 9 and 11 days old and always have laksa leaves. The price is also quite affordable, only from 8.000 VND to 10.000 VND per egg.

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Or eat straight from the shell

Coming to Vietnam and Saigon, don’t miss the chance to try out this wonderful and unique food, even though you might not get used to it at first. Do stop by these two addresses to eat balut: number 57/23 Ho Thi Ky Street, District 10, and number 104 Xuan Thuy Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

Hu Tieu, a famous night dish in Ho Chi Minh City

Hu tieu is a dish favored by many students, workers, office workers, etc because of its affordable price and various ingredients. Hu tieu can be eaten with grilled meat and eggs a few more slices of meat, or with bone noodles. The dish delivers a juicy, salty and lovely flavor.

Besides eating water hu tieu, you can eat dried hu tieu, which will come with a cup of broth for you. This is a famous dish of Saigon at night. The thing that is more popular with this dish is that there are many shops selling late at night when you do not know what to eat, this is the first choice.

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A delicious bowl of hu tieu

Some addresses for you to check out are number 488 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 2, District 3 and number 27Q Au Co Street, Ward 14, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Grilled Rice Cake, Ho Chi Minh City

Speaking of Saigon delicacies at night, grilled rice cake is the dish that many young people love. There are many types of grilled rice cake for you to choose such as sandwich one, Dalat one or rolled one… Depending on each person's preference, you can choose the one that is suitable for you.

You can easily find this dish being sold on the sidewalk, cooked on the charcoal stove. Grilled rice cake is diverse with many kinds of fillings for you to choose such as pate, meat, egg sausage, etc.

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Grilled rice cake with many fillings

What attracts people about the dish is that it’s affordable, with only 20.000 VND or less, you can enjoy a baked rice cake right away. Do try out the cake at address number 002 Lot C, apartment 23/49 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Ward 3, Binh Thanh District and number 61 Cao Thang Street, Ward 3, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

Bread – simple but delicious

Vietnamese bread is a type of bread made of ordinary flour, also a popular street food in Southern Vietnam. This type of bread comes from baguette bread brought by the French into Vietnam.

The most famous type is bread with grilled meat. This is a delicate combination of Vietnamese people to create a cuisine that is both convenient and delicious. Other than that, there is various food for you to choose to eat with bread such as grilled bread, xiu mai meat, omelet, grilled fish, etc.

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Delicious Huynh Hoa bread, Saigon

Wandering on the streets of Saigon at night, do stop by these addresses to pick yourself a lòa of bread, such as Huynh Hoa Bread at number 26 Le Thi Rieng Street, District 1, Nhu Lan ham sandwich at number 50 Ham Nghi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 and Bread Diep Diep at  number 238 Vo Thanh Trang Street, Ward 11, Tan Binh District.

Chinese boiled dumplings

Dumpling is one of the Chinese dishes that are very popular in Ho Chi Minh City. This dish is a bit like a wonton, but the inside has more shrimp and lean meat. Bite a piece of dumpling, you will feel the slurry soup, shrimp and meat are all deliciously blended together.

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Chinese boiled dumpling sold in Saigon

The dumpling is made of minced pork and finely finned fish wrapped in a large, crunchy and sweet giant shrimp. The deliciousness of the sweet broth made from bone with broccoli, squid and seafood is absolutely appetizing. If you just want to recharge and want to try different cuisines, this is an ideal choice.

Try Chinese dumpling at number 197 Ha Ton Quyen Street, Ward 4, District 11 and at number 162 Ha Ton Quyen Street, Ward 4, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.

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