Bui Vien is the busiest and most vibrant street in Saigon. Dubbed “Western Street”, Bui Vien has many bars, restaurants and attractive snacks. But not everyone knows that in the middle of that neighborhood, there is a load of popular Bui Vien hot tofu that has existed for more than 30 years and attracts many foodies in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh visits every day.
This dish sounds simple, but it’s not for sale, but when it comes to hot tofu Bui Vien, people will definitely remember Ms. Thuy’s humble street vendors, located at the intersection of Do Quang Dau and Bui. Institute.
Tofu is a dish known by many people thanks to its rich, seductive flavor and greasy juice. The dish is familiar from small children to adults and even the elderly. Coming to Saigon, one of the must-see places to sell tofu is the tofu burden that has existed for more than 40 years at the bustling Bui Vien Street in the city center.
This tofu load has been associated with the memories of many Saigonese over the years. Every guest who comes here to enjoy cannot forget the taste of this hot cup of tofu. Even foreign guests love this traditional Vietnamese dish.
Walking along Bui Vien street, you will definitely see Ms. Thuy’s tofu shop which is always crowded with customers sitting and enjoying. Simply the image of a plastic chair both for sitting and for tofu is always crowded, making the scene more intimate and familiar.
Every day here, tofu is sold in hundreds with two large boxes of tofu. The number of guests is very supportive, so there is often no place to sit and most have to buy and take home to enjoy. The tofu sold out very quickly, so people rushed to buy it.
The cup of tofu is hot, fragrant, sweet, and does not have the smell of plaster like other places, so it is very popular with everyone. The traditional flavor makes tofu here always capture the hearts of many visitors. Tofu is soft, medium fat, each fiber of tofu is both white and smooth, so it looks very beautiful. Each cup of tofu is hot on a charcoal stove, so it increases the attractiveness.
The most special highlight is the sugar water made by Ms. Thuy herself according to her own recipe, so the taste is very typical. Sugar water is made with alum sugar combined with jaggery boiled on the fire to create an eye-catching golden light with a pleasant sweet taste. In addition, in the sugar water, there can also be pandan leaves, ginger, so the more aroma and the warmer the taste.
Address: 167 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lan Ward, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 15h30 – 20h00
Reference price: 10,000 – 15,000 VND