Thursday, March 22, 2007

Noodles off the Streets of Saigon

A random bowl of noodles off the street

One of my favorite things in this world is a cheap, humble bowl of noodles off the streets of Asia. So after venturing out of the hotel here in Saigon today, we stumbled across a couple random folks sitting around on the streets selling noodles. I had no idea what this was called (nor exactly what I was getting), but I signaled for one bowl and paid my 10,000 Dong (US$0.75).

Makin' NoodlesThis was great. This was exactly what I had hoped for and more. With its rice noodles, thin broth, meatballs, and squeeze of lime, it wasn't that much different from pho (maybe that's exactly what I was eating?), but this did have cabbage, black pepper, and other goodies too. The chili provided a healthy kick, and in the end, I walked away satisfied and refreshed. Here's to more cheap kick-a$$ street food!


Anonymous said...


Not sure if Saigon has this, but I tried Bun Cha off a dirty shop in Hanoi before... It's to die for.


hui ling said...

check out noodlepie's fantastic blog on vietnamese street food (04-06).