Referring to Saigon’s snacks, people easily remember: rice paper, rice paper or snails… However, associated with the childhood of the people here, it is impossible not to mention fried dough. The dish is simple, close to the price is quite cheap, but it is a childhood and memory space for many people. To the extent that many people even think that hearing fried dough is missing Saigon.
Fried dough originates from China. After being “introduced” to Vietnam, it has become a favorite snack of many people. In Saigon, it is not difficult to find a cart of fried dough roaming the streets. Each place has a special way of processing, its own flavor. But no one can deny, this dish has become a part of childhood for most people in Saigon.
In the 90s, when snacks were scarce, fried dough was sold all over the streets and alleys. There are 2 most popular ways to prepare fried dough: “Cho Lon style” and “Saigon style”. If in Cho Lon, fried dough often uses less oil, often cut into long pieces, then “Saigon style” is deep fried in oil, cut into squares. If you compare the quality, it is also guaranteed to be one nine one ten.
To serve diners, the fried dough is cut to fit, fried until golden brown, then beaten with an egg, covered with a little chopped scallions and a little pepper. This dish when eaten with papaya, sweet and sour carrots or dipped with soy sauce, chili sauce. Fried dough has to be eaten while it is still hot, while eating and sipping to understand all the fun of Saigon snacks.
Still the same familiar street corner, still the baby chairs with the same taste that have not changed over the years, the fried dough is still the same, gently becoming a dear memory of many people.
There is a Saigonese in the culinary story with Hanoi people, heard from you that fried dough is easy to get sick, and slowly said that fried dough if you can find a restaurant to fry with less oil, it will be delicious. When the Saigon people said that sentence, their eyes sparkled and were happy as if they were sitting in front of a plate of hot dough that had just been fried, smelling of rice, eggs, and the tip of the tongue had just been touched with a hot piece of dough with the fatty taste of oil, salty taste of soy sauce, spicy taste of chili. Oh my, that shows how delicious food lingers on people!
Here are some delicious fried dough shops in Saigon:
– A Hao fried dough: 112/5 Nguyen Thai Son, Go Vap District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Duc Hoa fried dough: Su Van Hanh, District 10, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Dat Thanh fried dough: 277 Vo Van Tan, District 3, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Van Thanh fried dough: Alley 185 Vo Van Tan, District 3, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Nguyen Kim fried dough: Opposite 64 Nguyen Kim, District 10, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Phung Hung fried dough: Opposite 200B Phung Hung, District 5, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Fried dough Phung Khac Khoan: 63 Phung Khac Khoan, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Fried dough at Cho Lon post office: Hai Thuong Lan Ong, District 5, City. Ho Chi Minh City
– Fried dough Tran Boi Co: Opposite 272 Hai Thuong Lan Ong, District 5, City. Ho Chi Minh City