Alley 284 Le Van Sy is a very famous culinary alley in Saigon. This is just an ordinary and simple alley, but inside is a paradise full of delicious restaurants sold along both sides of the road. Sometimes, just “falling” in here makes you nostalgic and unable to leave.
Let’s find out, what is so special about this Le Van Sy alley that makes diners visit so many and so busy every day!
1. Mussel rice and mussel vermicelli
Mussel rice with flavor and traditional way of making it is filling with vegetables at the bottom and topping with white rice on top. Boiled mussels are topped with peanuts, fried pork skin, fried onions. Although the dish is extremely simple, when mixed together, it forms a dish with an extremely attractive flavor. If you don’t want to eat rice, you can choose from mussel vermicelli, which is also very delicious. Accompanied by each meal, there will always be a bowl of mussel broth with a sweet taste, bar and always hot. In addition to mussel rice, mussel vermicelli here has more Hue beef noodles, seasoned vermicelli noodles. The shop sells from 16:00 to 22:30, the price is 15 thousand.
Address: 284/9 Le Van Sy, District 3
All the typical cakes of the ancient capital such as beo cake, nam cake, filter cake, little ram cake, … are indispensable in this Le Van Sy alley. When eating banh beo, the seller will add a little minced meat sauce on top of the cake to increase the rich flavor. A plate of mixed cakes will have all kinds of toppings such as spring rolls, crispy pork skin, spring rolls, fried onions, etc. The price of banh beo here ranges from 15 to 30,000 VND/piece. The shop sells from morning to 10-11pm.
Address: 284/9 Le Van Sy, District 3
3. A Quy Steamed Dumplings
If you are looking for a light snack, steamed dumplings will be the right choice for you. Dumplings here are appreciated for both taste and quality. Usually, if you are a moderate eater, a plate of 5 dumplings is enough to make you feel your stomach. Although the price is only 5 thousand / tablet, the filling is quite full. In addition to the dumpling, there are more wet cakes with the price of about 20 to 25 thousand / piece. The shop sells from 3 pm to 11 pm. Besides, in this alley, there is also a famous steamed dumpling car Ut Ngoc.
4. Bean vermicelli
Although it is a noodle shop, it also sells bun cha and many other offal dishes, such as boiled intestines, fried intestines, lemongrass chicken feet, and cartilage sausages. In addition to the rich side dishes, the food here is quite clean, with a large portion, enough to eat full. The portion of bean vermicelli is sold from 29,000 to 79,000 depending on whether it is served with beans or mixed. The shop is open from 10am to 10pm.
Address: 284/17 Le Van Sy
5. Buon Me Smoothies
The shop sells many smoothies and drinks, but the highlight is avocado ice cream with the characteristic of delicious butter, a lot of it. The avocado ice cream here has extra grated coconut and crumbled waffles. In addition, the shop also adds full durian butter cream or strawberry smoothie. The average price of drinks is about 30,000 VND/piece. If you like more avocado, or add strawberry, or add durian, the price will be higher. The shop sells from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.
Address: Alley 284/12 Le Van Sy
6. Honey tofu
Honeydew tofu is a rustic and simple dish, but it gives people an unforgettable sweet and cool taste, after eating one bowl, they want to eat a second bowl. This dish is not picky and does not have to wait until the season to eat. The golden sugar water, with a few slices of chopped ginger, is heated, giving off a fragrant aroma all over Le Van Sy alley. Besides, the pearls at the shop were also molded by Ms. Hiep herself. Although it is not round and beautiful, it always retains the same deliciousness and toughness anywhere.
7. Quang noodles 248
This Quang noodle shop is located at the end of the alley, although it is a bit small, it has been selling for a long time and has many regular customers. Quang noodles in the wire have a rich broth, the bowl of noodles is large enough to eat for the whole day. The shop sells all day from morning to 9 pm so you can visit anytime.
Address: 284/24C Le Van Sy
8. Nam wine noodle soup
This noodle shop only sells from 6 to 9 am and is out of stock. The bowl of noodles here is very good quality shrimp, meat, heart, beef balls…, sweet broth. The average price is about 35,000 VND/ bowl.
Address: 284/10C Le Van Sy
The tea shop is always open for sale from morning to afternoon in Le Van Sy alley with delicious quality from the table but the price is not worth thinking about. The shop serves more than 10 different types of tea, which will help you make many choices to enjoy every time you visit the shop.
The sweet and cool taste always makes diners feel delicious and excited every time they come here. You can try to order corn tea, black bean tea, red bean tea, water drift, taro tea, … if you come here for the first time and don’t know what to try first!