If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most travelers though, finding these morning streetfood gems can be quite tricky, and most will stick with the typical hotel breakfast. Sure, having eggs and bacon is good (can’t disagree with that!) but you’re also missing out on some dishes that can be very difficult to find at other times. Indeed, it’s hard to find a tasty Bò Kho open in late afternoon. We decided to take one of our morning to find what we thinks are our favorite Vietnamese breakfasts here and where to get them. We can’t say it was easy, and there was some serious discussion on whether the Vietnamese beefsteak Bò Bít Tết should be first instead of Bò Kho. So here is our top 5 breakfast you should try in Ho Chi Minh City, according to us as always (watch the video for mouthwatering effect and scroll down below for all the addresses):
#5 Phở at Phở Lệ, 413 Nguyễn Trãi Street, District 5.
#4 Bánh Mì Op La at Bánh Mì Op La Hoà Mã, 53 Cao Thắng, District 3
#3 Bún Mọc at Bún Mọc Thanh Mai, 14 Trương Định, District 1
#2 Bò Bít Tết at Bò Bít Tết Nam Sơn, 200 bis Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, District 1
#1 Bò Kho at Bánh Mì Bò Kho & Xíu Mại, 166A Trần Nhân Tôn, District 10.
What’s your favorite breakfast in Saigon ?
I’m a food geek, tourism nut, and online marketing enthusiast who has lived in Vietnam for 8 years. I’m the owner and Director of Back of the Bike Tours who provides quality experiences in Ho Chi Minh City for travellers.