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Where to find the priciest restaurants in Saigon?


Saigon food goes along with a broad range of cuisine, and also price. We have spent much time talking about the street food vendors with a lovely low cost. Now, it is time to light up your choice of Vietnam luxury tour by heading straight to four of the most expensive food stops in Saigon.


Will you try?

Bánh Canh Cua | Tapioca Noodles with Crab Meat – Hoà Bình Market

A little vendor selling noodle soup with crab meat in Hoà Bình Market has been lovingly named as “noodles for the rich” by big foodies in the city. On an average, a portion of tapioca noodles with crab meat would be served with from VND 40.000 to 100.000. However, things happen for a reason. The priciest order will come with a huge cooked crab, and of course, this will cost you up to VND 240.000 for a bowl.


Special portion


The little vendor

Good news is that the broth served along is super tasty with a proper thickness, reddish temptation filled with crab sausage, crab roe, and a massive cut pig leg. Crab meat is just so fresh and aromatic while the strands of noodles are long-stewed, which gives out a tender and chewy savor. How about requesting a luxury Vietnam food tour to this off-beat venue?

Address: 45 Bạch Vân Street, District 5, Saigon.

Opening hours: 13:30 – 18:00.

Cơm Tấm | Broken Rice – District 4

When talking about which range of food that shapes the name Saigon, then Cơm Tấm, or Broken Rice, is surely one of them. A regular portion of broken rice comes at around VND 30.000. However, back in Xóm Chiếu area of District 4, a little of bistro has been stirring a big sensation here with a massive price that is up to VND 100.000 for a plate.


Broken rice with grilled chopped pork

Once again, as said, its savor is spectacular. The rice is fully cooked, soft and fragrant, whilst side dishes are just amazing and mouth-watering. All of the elements are well selected by the owner herself at first. These all factors spread a good level of fame to the rest of Saigon and attract big diners come over for a try.


These will you leave amazed

Address: 77 Lê Văn Linh Street, District 4, Saigon.

Opening hours: 18:00 – 3:00.

Mỳ Vịt Tiềm | Special Braised Duck Egg Noodle Soup – Lương Ký Mỳ Gia

The restaurant of Lương Ký Mỳ Gia has been a familiar brand to those native Saigonese whose love for Chinese food lives on, especially the iconic special braised duck egg noodle soup. What makes the bistro unique is the duck itself braised in a secretive family recipe.


Mì Vịt Tiềm

What can you be offered when joining one of the Vietnam luxury tours here? A hot bowl of egg noodles featured a gigantic duck quarter is about to be served. The outer skin after long braised comes in a stunning brownish color and a heart-melting aroma. Guess what? Price set for a bowl of Mỳ Vịt Tiềm here is around VND 90.000.


On the inside

Address: 1 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt, Bình Thạnh District, Saigon.

Opening hours: 15:00 – 23:30.

Ăn Ăn Phở – District 1

They say “save the best for last”, and that is exactly what I am talking about here. Ăn Ăn Bistro, right in the heart of District 1, brings Vietnam’s Phở to a whole new level, and price, with $100! As most of you may know, the broth is the soul of Phở. At Ăn Ăn, Phở broth is long stewed for 12 hours straight. When the guests come over, Peter, Ăn Ăn chef, starts to add in additives flavors and elements and filter away all the impurities. Afterward, fresh beef, egg white, ginger, and sliced green onion would be then mixed in.


$100 Phở

Peter refers to his creative broth as consommé, a type of water filled with a shiningly golden color and purity. A bowl of Phở at Ăn Ăn comes with a range of 7 different kinds of meat: beef balls, thinly sliced tendons, fillet, tongue, calf, flank, and Angus steak.


Ăn Ăn Saigon

Before serving, Peter would prepare two huge stone bowls and pour in ready-made broth, a portion of marrowy beef bones and each type of meat. These all would be then heated up atop fire. Angus steak would be set aside and guests are supposed to dip in when consuming. Coming along are a set of side dished which include a small portion of parboiled egg sprinkled with black truffle sauce, a plate of fresh veggies, chili sauce, soy sauce. You can totally reach the site on your own, or freely combine it as a part of your Vietnam tailor-made tour.

Address: 89 Tôn Thất Đạm Street, District 1, Saigon.

Opening hours: 17:00 – 23:59.

As said, your alternatives for  Vietnam luxury tours in the South would be so much fun and mind-blowing with our four suggestions above. Feel free to give it a try!

Author Since: Jan 23, 2019

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