New street food market in Saigon promises safe, good taste

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The downtown hawker center offers a wide variety of finger foods and hot meals


Ho Chi Minh City has opened Ben Thanh Street Food Market on Thu Khoa Huan Street, near Ben Thanh Market. The place is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. Photo courtesy of Ben Thanh Street Food Market Facebook page
 A shop that sells Thai green papaya salad. Photos: Le Quan/Zing
 Ngoc, who sells grilled beef in piper lolot leaves, hopes to build a long term business here at the market, which promises safety and hygiene.
This barbecue booth with around 20 options on the menu has drawn many foreigners, especially at night.
A foreigner examines a booth selling typical Saigon’s banh mi options – baguette stuffed with roasted pork or braised intestines.
 The market has a stall selling bun rieu – a vermicelli soup with a mix of seafood flavors that tastes best when eaten with various fermented and sour sauces.
 Colorful skewers.
 Fresh spring rolls and squid pies.
 A booth is decorated with colorful rice snacks.
 Vendors said the market is a good venue to promote Vietnamese cuisine. Also, the dishes come with reasonable prices.
There are decorations to add some colors of Saigon urban culture to the market. 
 Street performers entertain the visitors.

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