Sai Gon Night Street Food Guide - Part II21 June 2018
Ba Chieu Market
At night, Ba Chieu market is no less bustling than during the day with the late night restaurants a frequented place for night owls. Around 8 p.m. is when the street vendors begin to roll out and start operating as a market and will be opened until late. The most famous spot is perhaps the char siu sticky rice vendor. Although they only operate at night, this place is extremely popular and there is never a shortage of customers.
In addition, Huyen broken rice plate vendor is another popular spot for those seeking something a bit more substantial at night. Although it is only a small vendor, the quality easily rivals any restaurant.
In this market, you will also encounter banh mi, steamed corn, soy milk etc. These are simple yet signature dishes that will give you a full taste of Saigon’s signature nighttime cuisine.
Address: Ba Chieu Market, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Price range: 20k - 50k
Rach Mieu Co.op Mart Food Court
If the above is for those of you who genuinely gets hungry at night, then the food court in front of the Rach Mieu Co.op Mart in Phan Xich Long is a snacking heaven. The dishes featured here range from mixed rice paper salad, grilled banh trang, grilled banh trang, Vietnamese salads, fried fish ball, sauteed corn, pha lau etc. All the typical Saigon snacks are represented here, enough for you to have a field day (or night?) of excessive snacking.
From 8pm until midnight, this area is crowded with the youths gathering to sip on some cold, refreshing kumquat or lemon tea while talking and gossiping. The food court is only some plastic chairs placed along the sidewalk. All the dishes here is very popular, ranging from 10k - 30k only.
Address: In front of Rach Mieu Co.op Mart, Hoa Su St., Phu Nhuan District.
Opening hours: 8pm - 1am
Price range: 10k - 30k
Thien Thien Dumpling
This is the ideal stop for those who love Chinese cuisine. In particular, Thien Thien restaurant is the most highly rated, open from late afternoon and is always busy until 2 am. In addition to steamed dumplings served with noodles, you can order fried dumpling eaten with a special dipping sauce. The umami flavor from meat mixed with the earthy hardy shrimp is extremely addicting.
Address: 195 Ha Ton Quyen St., District 11
Opening hours: 2pm - 1:30 am
Price range: 47k - 52k
Bun Rieu 7
The street side crab vermicelli vendor in District 6 also contributes to the nightlife eatery of Saigon. Thanks to the broth with many ingredients, the soup is both sweet and sour with a taste of tomato. In addition to the vermicelli, there is also a type of noodles with a larger strand called canh bun.
Address: 122 Hau Giang, District 6
Opening hours: 6pm - 2am
Price range: 30k - 40k