Best Lunch In Ho Chi Minh City


In the trip to Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, it is believed that you will find it difficult to resist the scent of noodle bowl, the sweetness of crab meat or the strange taste of fried noodles. If you are seeking a special dish for the best lunch in Ho Chi Minh City, you can refer to the dishes below including beefsteak, noodle soup with crab, crispy fried noodles, rice vermicelli soup and chicken hot pot.


The European-style beefsteak will certainly satisfy your demand of having an appetizing meal. Steak can be baked or fried but normally, baked beef will bring more delicious aroma. In many places, beefsteak is served with fried egg, patê, fries, boiled corn and salad mixed with vinegar.

You can eat these foods at Bò Vàng Steakhouse on Le Van Sy Street, District 3; Steak Box on Tran Quoc Toan street or World Steak in Nguyen Cong Tru, District 1. The price of beefsteak ranges from 60,000 to 110,000 VND.

Beefsteak in Saigon

Bánh canh ghẹ (Crab noodle soup)

Bánh Canh (Vietnamese noodle soup) is quite familiar to Saigon people. There are many different variations of “bánh canh” including “bánh canh ghẹ”. The image of a big crab being put in a bowl of thick and sweet broth whets the appetite of many customers.

Tasty noodle soup, sweet crab meat, green pepper and tough noodles mixed together to create a different flavor. To enjoy “bánh canh ghẹ”, you can go to Nguyen Thi Thap street, district 7 or Nguyen Tri Phuong street, district 10.

Bánh canh ghẹ

Crispy fried noodles

If you are fed up with common noodle soup, it is recommended to try crispy fried noodles. Crispy noodles served with seafood dishes, mustard greens, carrots and some herbs to bring a harmonious flavor.

This popular dish is usually sold in the evening; the average price of a portion is 30,000 VND. For lunch, you can choose the restaurant on Pho Duc Chinh street, district 1 or Bach Dang street, Binh Thanh district.

Crispy fried noodles

Rice vermicelli soup

Rice vermicelli is cooked in the broth from pork bones, beef, shrimp and fish ball. Shrimp is peeled and finely minced; beef and fish are also cut into pieces. The ingredients are usually processed immediately when diners demand so that they can feel the freshness of the food.

A bowl of rice vermicelli soup costs about 30,000 VND. In addition, you can also ask for a scalded egg with the additional expense of 5,000 VND. The restaurant in the alley of Tran Ke Xuong street, Phu Nhuan district has sold rice vermicelli soup for 20 years.

Rice vermicelli soup

Chicken hot pot with bird’s chili

Chicken hot pot can be processed into a variety of chicken dishes including steamed, chopped chicken or baked chicken before being taken into the hot pot. However, you should try chicken hot pot with bird’s chili. For those who cannot eat spicy taste, it is suggested to take some chili out of the pot.

Unlike common chicken hot pot, chicken hotpot with bird’s chili is just eaten with little vegetables and mushrooms. Diners mostly eat meat and tofu skin. You can try this dish at No.109 Nguyen Thien Thuat, district 3 or No. 1 Thu Trinh street, district 7. The price of a chicken hot pot is approximately 180,000 VND.

Chicken hot pot with bird’s chili

If coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you should not miss these foods and suggestions on restaurants for lunch. Besides, Ho Chi Minh City is regarded as the paradise for food in Vietnam. You almost can find out every type of food numerous where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City here.