ordered, Who wants to leave it in Ho-Chi-Minh-city crack, a Cup of coffee. Although there are in Vietnam’s largest metropolis on every corner to buy good, cheap coffee, but if it is already time to pay a visit to it would of course be absurd to treat yourself to the most expensive.

So you ordered in the Café of the manufacturer Trung Nguyen for about six euros for a Cup of the premium places “Legendee”, which is brought to the Live preparation with a chic black Filter, as well as heavily sweetened condensed milk at the table, without which the enjoyment of the extra-strong brew, in a sense, unthinkable.

While the water flows along slowly the way through the Filter, as it may stretch the time, you can make use of in tranquility of thoughts. It is not surprising, given the prices that the Locals drink their coffee rather rare here, although the taste, of course, excellent.

How is it actually at this price, you want to know. The operation says: “Best quality!” And what is the best quality? “Best Quality!” – due to a lack of knowledge of the Rest of your explanation is not a language is, unfortunately, to the author.

As it turns out, the “Legendee” a variant of the infamous cat coffee Kopi Luwak, however, will be made without the involvement of the digestive tract of civets. In the case of Trung Nguyen, has developed an enzyme that made the coffee the same chocolaty effect. Clearly the best quality.

street food-gourmet tour in Ho Chi Minh city

What other specialties are concerned, is not to decide the question of quality so easily, it is kind of impossible. The city is full with small Restaurants, street stalls and food stalls, where such a overwhelming selection of soups, Sandwiches, crepes and pasta dishes, that it took a lot of time and an almost inhuman appetite, to you would have gained half an Overview.

for example, There is the thing with the Pho. The broth, the onions with either beef or chicken, rice noodles, spring, Chili, coriander, mint, Lime wedges and a shot of fish sauce is served, is next to the summer roll Goi I just published probably the best known culinary Export of Vietnam. To order which is why you could save you. On the other hand, you want to know, of course, how it tastes, where it comes from.

But if you only, let’s say, a weekend in Ho Chi Minh city, if you want to create something, the meals are well organized. To Pho or not to Pho, that is the question, which can develop when planning a street food excursion downright dramatic dimensions. A Trick it would be, already for Breakfast at the country kitchen. How convenient that the Pho is traditionally eaten in the morning hours.

if that is too experimental, you could try it with a Op la, a Vietnamese Version of eggs with bacon. It usually gets a small frying pan with fried eggs and a selection of fried meats served the great enthusiasm for sausage and meat products of all kinds, incidentally, is a Detail that the Vietnamese Restaurants in concealment in Germany of their clientele for whatever reason.

Vietnam is a better Alternative to the Sandwich

One of the fried eggs in bread as a Bánh mì op la serve, and would then be deleted with just one Breakfast, two dishes at once of his To-do list. Foolishly opens one of the most popular provider of Bánh mì, a little Shop called “Bánh Mì Huynh Hoa”, but only in the afternoon hours.

At Bánh mì is the name for the bread introduced by the French during the colonial time in Indochina in the Vietnamese kitchen. Of course, it is Baguette-shaped, but the outside a little crispy and the inside fluffy as the French Original, which is mainly due to the fact that the dough is mixed in a proportion of rice flour.

Very nice also the habit of the slice of bread with a pair of scissors, fill it with pork Pate, sausage variations and tidy Mayonnaise. The Whole is rounded off with a handful of sweet and sour pickled carrots and turnip, cucumber, chilli and coriander, which gives the solid matter is an Illusion of lightness.

In the case of “Bánh Mì Huynh Hoa,” there is still a pinch of solid customer contempt. Humble Locals and a few tourists stand in line, while employees in the chord and stuff the loaves of bread and a grumpy seller accepts wordlessly orders. Why Bánh not mì still in the world as the better Sandwich Option, remains a mystery.

the offer of the food stalls can often

puzzles are another mystery, especially foreign visitors face is the fact that often only very difficult to determine what most of the food stalls and snack offer stands. Usually it’s noodles, swimming in some soup, but what is there in the bowl? to expect

Instead of an answer, you should take a stroll through the streets and simply the order, which one thinks that it could a taste. You will almost never disappoints.

Where you might get caught in a Bún riêu (crab soup with pork), Bún moc (pork broth with pork) or Banh canh cua (thick noodle in a thick sauce with crab meat). If you order a pancake, it could be that it is Banh xeo, which means that probably shrimp, pork belly and onions play a role.

Whom the street food is not quite right, you can go safe and a Restaurant. In most cases, you will end up in the “Cuc Gach Quan”, a solid family business to unverhofftem fame came after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went there. The Restaurant is definitely not a bad choice. On the other hand, you know what happened to Jolie and Pitt.

tips and information

arrival: For example, with Thai Airways from Frankfurt or Munich via Bangkok to Ho-Chi-Minh-city, or with KLM with a stop in Amsterdam to Ho-Chi-Minh-city.

accommodation: “The Reverie Saigon”: luxury house interior architectural fever dream of the Post-Baroque in the contemporary Italian designers have tried, in a high-rise building of Versailles to the castle build. Double rooms from € 225 (thereveriesaigon.com). “Rex Hotel” Central hotel with historical value. During the Vietnam war the American military used the Rex for his press conferences, in the rooftop bar correspondents took after their Cocktails, a double room with Breakfast from € 98 (rexhotelsaigon.com). “Hotel Continental Saigon”, next to the Opera house is located:, The 4-star hotel is a greeting from the French colonial time, double rooms from 98 euros (continentalsaigon.com). “Ma Maison Boutique Hotel”: a family-run, small hotel with very good Breakfast, a double room with Breakfast 59 Euro (mamaison.vn)

food & Drink: Good coffee is everywhere, probably the most expensive Trung Nguyen (80 Dong Khoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1). Perhaps the best Bánh mì, there is “Bánh Mì Huynh Hoa” (26 Lê Thị Riêng, Ben Thanh, District 1). Traditional Vietnamese cuisine in the “Cuc Gach Quan” (10 Dang Tat, Ward Tan Dinh, District 1). Who wants to spend a lot of money, go to the “Xu” (Vietnam advantages products Profi., 71-75 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1), to “La Villa French” (French, 14 Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien Ward, District 2), or in the “Ly Club” (international, 143 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3). More interesting and cheaper to eat on the road.

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