Saigon is an attractive tourist city with various interesting attractions and delicious specialties. One of the must-try foods which are highly recommended by tourists for your Saigon food tour is fried pastry. This is a famous Saigon food that you must eat when visiting this city. This article is going to give you a brief review of this dish and recommend you some famous restaurant to enjoy delicious fried pastry in Saigon.
Fried pastry originates in China. After it was imported into Vietnam, it became a favorite dish among Vietnamese people, especially in Saigon. This is not a ready prepared food, it’s made right after the customer orders. To make a delicious fried pastry, which is soft from inside and crispy coat outside, the fried pastry sellers need to fry the pastry in a large pig-iron pan on strong fire. They cut the pastry into the small square piece and add two eggs, garlic, cut scallion, mustard greens, etc.
[Saigon fried pastry]
The fried pastry is served with sauce and sour drink. Each seller has their own recipe to make a perfect dish. This street food of Saigon is sold in every street in this city. People here eat fried pastry in the morning, afternoon or even evening, whenever they want to eat it.
2. Recommended restaurants
Dat Thanh Fried Pastry
It is one of the most famous fried pastry restaurant in Saigon. Located at 277 Vo Van Tan, this restaurant has a spacious area and friendly staffs. The pastry is cut into proper-sized pieces, then fried to make it crispy but not hard, and still soft from inside. Each portion of fried pastry is served with two fried eggs which are coated with a layer of flour without being burnt. The enclosed sour food is served based on the buyers’ offers. The sauce is really tasty.
[Dat Thanh Fried Pastry]
Duc Hoa Fried Pastry
Duc Hoa restaurant is famous for crispy pieces of fried pastry till the last piece. It’s not crisp but tough, which makes it really special. Foodee Minh Thu Bui affirmed that it’s still crisp even when you pour the sauce over and eat till the last piece. To make such crispy pieces of fried pastry, they fry it in a longer time than usual. The unique recipe of enclosed sour foods and sauce also contributes to the success of this restaurant.
[Duc Hoa Fried Pastry]
Phung Hung Fried Pastry
Although it’s just a street restaurant, the fried pastry in this address is really famous in Saigon because of the high price – 35.000 VND per serving. Someone will say it’s not worth paying that sum of money for a portion of fried pastry in a street restaurant. However, when you see the making process with your eyes and try this specific taste, you will realize that the price is reasonable.
[Phung Hung Fried Pastry]
The unique part of a fried pastry portion in this restaurant is the seasoning – an amazingly perfect combination, including scallion, Xa bau mustard greens, garlic, and a special spice – powdered hot chili. This unique recipe makes this address more famous among Saigon people.
Phung Khac Khoan Fried Pastry
With over 30 years selling fried pastry, a couple of elder sellers in this street restaurant has been a familiar image with customers coming here to eat fried pastry after 4 p.m. every day. On the pavement, with small stools and a hot portion of fried pastry with the unchanged flavor throughout the time, it’s a must-try dish in your Saigon food tour. The pastry is cut into proper sized pieces, served with fried eggs, papaya salad, and a separate portion of sauce.
Van Thanh Fried Pastry
Located in the Alley 185 in Saigon, among a lot of restaurants close together selling food processed by Chinese people, Van Thanh restaurant still crowded thanks to delicious food. People who want to try a new taste of fried pastry often go to this address. The sauce is highly appreciated by eaters thanks to the tasty flavor. The pastry is coated with a layer of egg and served with sweet and sour grated papaya salad. This wonderful taste attracts a great number of eaters to come and enjoy this Saigon cuisine.
[Van Thanh Fired Pastry]
With special taste, the fried pastry is a must-try food in your Saigon food tour. Wandering around Saigon streets, remember to drop in these fried pastry restaurants and enjoy this delicious street food.