Besides being a shopping center, Ben Thanh Market is also famous for dishes. Below are 6 most well-known Ben Thanh Market food.
1. Com Tam
Com Tam is a delicious specialty dish that everyone should try once.
Go to Ben Thanh market and enter the dining area, just ask the vendors, which specialty Ben Thanh market food should try first, the answer will be “Broccoli”. With a different taste, Saigon broken rice has become a specialty that every visitor to this famous market must try once.
The rice is used to cook Com Tam is the first part of the rice grain, which in the milling process breaks the broken grain. This is the main ingredient that cannot be replaced and makes the special dish of this delicious Ben Thanh market food.
2. Bun Mam
Besides Com Tam, Bun Mam is also a delicious dish is worth to try at Ben Thanh market.
3. Bun Rieu
Bun rieu is a famous Ben Thanh market food that has been around for over 30 years, attracting not only Vietnamese but also foreign tourists. Bun rieu is a familiar breakfast and lunch dish of Saigon people.
Unlike normal crab cakes, crab dishes at Ben Thanh market are made into very large and firm pieces, in addition to crab meat, there are also fresh shrimp and many other ingredients. The meat is soft and sweet, the meat is quite lean, so it is not boring, suitable for even the most fastidious diners.
4. Bun Bung
Bun Bung Saigon is one of the delicious dishes that is very popular in Ben Thanh market, due to its strange name.
This dish consists of vermicelli and bung, vermicelli can be vermicelli or vermicelli, and bung is a broth for chan. The broth is cooked with pork ribs, bamboo shoots, water fat, spring onions, batches and salted fish sauce spices.
5. Bun Suong
Although originating from Tra Vinh, Bun Suong is considered a specialty of Ben Thanh market and for Saigon people, it is more delicious than the original hometown. That’s because the cooking method has been Saigonized, such as the broth has been less salty and added a lot of sweetness, as well as the larger shrimp.
The bowl of Bun Suong at Ben Thanh market only consists of two snakes and one shrimp. It looks simple, but when you eat it, you will find it special. The reason is it is dipped with a delicious sauce, not to mention the rich vegetables served.
6. Goi Cuon
When it comes to delicious dishes in Ben Thanh market, it is impossible to ignore Goi cuon . Goi cuon seems to be too familiar, but this is a dish that you can hardly miss when coming here.
The rolls are stacked on top of each other and lined with very eye-catching banana leaves, served with black sauce or chili seasoning.