Saigoneses have a popular saying: "When eating, come to District 5; when staying, choose District 3; if shopping, head to District 1". This saying litterally generalizes a unique culture that visitors can not skip when exploring District 5 – its quintessential cuisines.
The special mark of the cuisine culture of District 5 is taste convergence of many cultures, from raw materials, styles of food preparing and cooking, which reflects iconic flavors of Guangzhou, Cháozhōu, Hainan and even 3 regions of Vietnam. One more interesting fact about District 5 is every restaurant from street vendors to hi-end restaurants all serve signature dishes in each meal of the day.
Each dish is a special cultural feature of the city tastes, to which District 5 would like to introduce to visitors.
10 must-try dishes when visiting District 5
- Dim sums with tea
- Shui Jiao Noodles
- Chicken Rice
- Fish Hotpot
- Nuoc sam (Herbal Tea)
- Fo Tiao Qiang (Buddha Jumps Over the Wall)
- Stewed Sweet Herbal Chicken & Duck Soup
- Almond Tofu Sweet Soup
- Goat curry
- Roasted duck