While we take photos of the tour, feel free to go to town on the photos!
One of our many stops on the tour
The dishes are served family style, in the traditional Vietnamese way.
Did we mention that we are a walking tour??
Kick back with the locals and a rather cheeky Beer Larue beer girl.
Can't forget the banh mi!
Brett shows one of our guests another Vietnamese delicacy!
A noodle soup sans soup.
The Vietnamese grilled taco.
Grilled meat is always a good thing in our eyes.
Com Tam Di Nam
If you’ve walked along the streets of Saigon, you’ve probably come across a com trua joint. Literally translated as rice daytime, these are cafeteria style eateries that have at least 5 or 6 dishes that they stock throughout the day. Our favourite is Com Tam Di Nam. It’s constantly busy which is a good sign that the food remains fresh.
Look at all those dishes.....
Lots of happy customers. Always a good sign.
A bunch of fish in clay pots waiting for customers.
River fish in a caramel sauce served in a clay pot AKA Ca Kho To.
Check out all of those dishes.
Roasted chicken in a caramelised fish sauce.
Each dish comes with com tam (broken rice) and a veggie/herb garnish
Sugarcane ready to be pressed into nuoc mia.
Pressing sugarcane into nuoc mia. This refreshing pick me up is often served with a squeeze of kumquat juice to counter the sometimes cloying sweetness
Scenes from Saigon
Some images of the city that we call home.
The city is in a constant push and pull between old and new.
Thin buildings in District 4
Saigonese enjoying one of the many public spaces in District 1
Pedestrians rush to cross the street
Saigonese relaxing at Turtle Lake on Pham Ngoc Thach
Sunday Mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral
Taking an afternoon nap.
Get familiar with small plastic stools.
If you are lucky to be here for Tet festival, expect a pretty amazing fireworks show.
We really really love our noodle soups here at Street Foodies Saigon. Check out some of our favourites below.
A bowl of steaming goodness AKA Pho
Pho with the full complement of garnishes.
Hu Tieu. The quintessential noodle soup of Saigon. Yes, more than Pho.
Hoanh thanh soup. An influence left by the Chinese.
A different dumpling called Sui Cao. A heartier wrapper means more stuff inside.
Bo Kho can be eaten with either noodles or bread. Either one suits us fine!