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Ben Thanh street food market – a venue worth visiting

Ben Thanh Street Food Market is highly recommended as a must-visit place for local youths and visitors as they can enjoy a wonderful dining experience with specialties of many countries as well as diverse tasty dishes from the three regions of Vietnam, and discover the bustle and hustle of city nightlife right in the heart of Saigon.

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Located on the busy Thu Khoa Huan Street in HCMC’s District 1 in close proximity to Ben Thanh Market where tourists can easily find the great abundance of restaurants, fashion shops, bars and nightclubs, the food court promises to bring a fresh air to diners, especially foreign travelers who wish to explore the lifestyle and food culture of local people. Upon arrival at the venue for the first time, guests may be attracted by the outdoor and spacious space with tables lined up and arranged towards the street, creating an open culinary space. Besides, the food court also has an upper floor replete with red lanterns that gives the feeling of traveling to the ancient city of Hoi An City.

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Additionally, most of the restaurants in the food court capture enormous interest of a large number of international visitors thanks to its eye-catching decorations with menus written in English and some in other foreign languages with mouth-watering pictures that make it easier for tourists to order. When visiting the food market, guests should try traditional Vietnamese dishes including bun ca Long Xuyen (noodle with fish), com tam la sen (Vietnamese broken rice wrapped in lotus leaf), bun mam (noodles with broth made of fermented fish), goi cuon (spring roll), chao tom (grilled shrimp mousse on a sugarcane stick) and grilled seafood, with prices starting from VND25,000 each.

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Besides, those who love street food delicacies of Thailand, Japan, Korea and India but can’t afford an extravagant trip to these Asian countries still now have a chance to experience many authentic delicious dishes like Goi Thai (Thai-style mixed salad), Thai fried rice, Thai-style milk tea, and Korean-style ice-cream among others. Amid the ambience of blistering hot weather in Saigon, visitors can come to the food court to find some new tastes to drink as there are numerous food stands selling fruit juices and fresh ice-cream.

Especially, diners to the venue will have a chance to enjoy live acoustic music performances at night. Guests can find Ben Thanh street food Market at 25-26-28 Thu Khoa Huan Street in HCMC’s District 1, which is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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