Saigon, on the other hand, doesn’t only boast its landmarks, it is also proud of its delectable dishes. If you’re planning to go to Saigon, there are cheap travel packages for you to make your trip to Vietnam possible.

Vietnamese Cuisine is one of the most unique cuisines in the world. It is very distinct and quite unforgettable because of the balancing of flavors. The people love noodles, rice, vegetable and herbs. Besides noodles, the best known dishes here are spring rolls and bread rolls making it one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. If you plan to visit there, here are some of Vietnam’s dishes you should try during your stay there.


Goi Cuon

This is Vietnam’s most famous dish. It is a spring rolls filled with minced pork, shrimp, or crab combined with green vegetables and coriander. There are also some variations developed and it is still tasty as it sounds.


Banh mi

Banh mi is known to be Vietnam’s official sandwich. Influenced by the French, it is a French baguettes filled with greens and a choice of fillings. Once you’ve tried one, you won’t be the same after tasting it.


Bun Cha

You’ll find bun cha across the city like food stalls and street kitchens. Bun Cha is like a hamburger patty but served with a bed of rice noodles, a bowl of nuoc mam, some herbs and veggies.



It is a noodle soup eaten at any time of the day and is Vietnam’s national dish. The basic pho consists of some meat like beef or chicken broth seasoned with coriander and ginger, to which flat rice noodles and spring onions are added. Being one of Vietnam’s symbolic dish, a lot of eateries sell this on the streets.


Banh Goi

It is simply known as pillow cake and is filled with noodles, meat and mushroom. It interest tourists for its baby pillow shape. This is an ideal snack while sightseeing Saigon and is better to eat in the morning when it’s fresh and hot or during the cold days. As a matter of fact, make sure to dip it in a soy sauce to add some flavor.


Banh Cuon

This is known to be one of the tastiest dishes of Vietnam. This is a steamed rice cake served with different chopped vegetables like cucumber, lettuce, and bean sprouts. In addition to that, you can add some meats like pork sausage, ground beef and shrimp. Dip it in fish sauce, and your taste buds will go on the ride of your life!


Banh Xeo

This is locally known as “sizzling pancake” composed of pork and shrimp with eggs and bean sprouts. Before eating, it is wrapped in rice paper with green vegetable leaves after frying and then, dunked in a spicy sauce.


Cha Ca

Vietnamese cuisine will not be left behind in terms of seafood dishes. Cha ca, the most famous seafood dish in Vietnam is compose of white fish prepared in butter with spring onions. After serving with rice noodle, peanuts were added. Therefore, it is perfect Vietnamese dish for vegetarians.


Nom Hua Chuoi

Another Vietnamese dish perfect for vegetarians is the Nom Hua Chuoi, or banana-flower salad. Lime and some spices like chili add flavor and punch to the vegetable.


Aside from the memories you created while touring Saigon is how you take part in Vietnamese culture through tasting their dishes. Most of all, plan your trip with a tour operator and choose their cheap travel packages to Saigon and experience a travel of a lifetime.

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